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The transgender craze is growing and metastasizing in America and worldwide. Confusion is abounding. And while Western cultures celebrate and elevate gender chaos, the societal and cultural costs are quickly mounting.

Join enterprising journalist Brandon Showalter of The Christian Post for a no-holds-barred exploration of the topic in “Generation Indoctrination,” a documentary-style podcast series aimed at exploring the roots and impact of the transgender debate.

In this five-part investigative podcast series, Showalter masterfully takes listeners through heartbreaking stories, expert opinions, and bewildered academics’ experiences as these individuals push back on the narratives being perpetuated and targeted at young hearts and minds.

Generation Indoctrination: Inside the Transgender Battle The Christian Post

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The transgender craze is growing and metastasizing in America and worldwide. Confusion is abounding. And while Western cultures celebrate and elevate gender chaos, the societal and cultural costs are quickly mounting.

Join enterprising journalist Brandon Showalter of The Christian Post for a no-holds-barred exploration of the topic in “Generation Indoctrination,” a documentary-style podcast series aimed at exploring the roots and impact of the transgender debate.

In this five-part investigative podcast series, Showalter masterfully takes listeners through heartbreaking stories, expert opinions, and bewildered academics’ experiences as these individuals push back on the narratives being perpetuated and targeted at young hearts and minds.

    SEASON PREMIERE: A Breaking Point? Legislatures Revolt Against Gender Ideology

    SEASON PREMIERE: A Breaking Point? Legislatures Revolt Against Gender Ideology

    Welcome to the season 3 premiere of "Generation Indoctrination," hosted by The Christian Post's Brandon Showalter: This past year was unlike any before it in terms of visible opposition to transgender policies, particularly the experimental medicalization of gender confusion via puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones, and the performing of irreversible surgeries on gender-confused minors. 
     
    Across the U.S. South and Midwest, 17 state legislatures implemented bans on gender medicalization on youth and, as of this episode's publication, a bill that would do so is sitting on the desk of the governor of Ohio, which will become the 18th state this year if the legislation if enacted into law. The state-level legislative push is perhaps the greatest indicator that public awareness has reached a point where the issue cannot be ignored nationally and it is likely to be discussed in the context of the 2024 presidential election.
     
    In this inaugural episode of the third season of "Generation Indoctrination," The Christian Post engages lawmakers who have been instrumental at the state level to protect children from irreversible medical harm in addition to public policy experts and leaders working to address these and related issues on the national scene, including a left-wing radical feminist activist and author who has been resisting gender identity ideology and policies for nearly a decade.
     

    • 30 min
    Inside the U.S. Epicenter of Transgender Ideology and Activism

    Inside the U.S. Epicenter of Transgender Ideology and Activism

    For several reasons, the state of California is where ideological trends in the United States originate and spread, and the furtherance of transgender ideology is no exception. The largest and most populous state in the union is also home to Hollywood and Silicon Valley and thus shapes the culture in important ways. Meanwhile, the state legislature is one of the most left-wing in the country and has rubber-stamped many public policies that have advanced “gender identity” in every sphere of society.
    In episode two of the latest season of "Generation Indoctrination," The Christian Post examines the Golden State’s influence on the nation, and why resistance is necessary even in areas where the proverbial deck appears to be stacked against opponents of gender ideology. A crucial player in the California legislature is state senator Scott Weiner, a homosexual man who represents portions of San Francisco and has sponsored numerous bills advancing transgender ideology, including the bill that enabled men to transfer into women’s prisons. We scrutinize his influence and what motivates him. 
    As states across the U.S. South and Midwest pass legislation banning gender medicalization of children – puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and trans surgery on minors – these California advocates insist that the battle against gender ideology must be fought and won in California, not only because those children matter, but because the state laws now enable kids from other states to come to California and be harmed.
    Among those resisting the onslaught are two lifelong yet now-disaffected Democrat women – a parent activist whose daughter became caught up in the trans craze and a longtime lesbian activist from San Francisco. Also featured in this installment are a Christian conservative activist with the California Family Council, a tenacious endocrinologist trying to get answers via FOIA requests from the federal government about controversial medical research on gender-confused children, and a formerly incarcerated woman who is now advocating for females who are forced to share prison quarters with trans-identifying males because of the California legislature’s moves in recent years. 
    Tune in to Generation Indoctrination on all podcast platforms. 

    • 34 min
    Parental Resistance: Moms and Dads Fight for Their Gender-Confused Kids

    Parental Resistance: Moms and Dads Fight for Their Gender-Confused Kids

    The parents of children who have suddenly started identifying as “transgender” or other designations like “nonbinary” or “genderqueer” have suffered more than most people as a result of the invasion of gender ideology. This is especially the case in the medical arena as young people are now enticed down a path of experimental medicalization entailing risky procedures such as the use of cross-sex hormones and body-altering surgeries to appear more as the opposite sex. With this medicalization, parental rights are eroding as the age of consent laws for these medical practices have been lowered. 
     
    In the third installment of season 3 of this podcast series, we’ll speak to a mom who managed to pull her daughter back from the proverbial ledge after her young daughter was swept up into the gender identity social contagion, another mom in agony whose daughter has gone as far as possible medically, and a dad who dared to push back against the medical establishment when his cancer-stricken son became convinced he was the other sex. This father was among those profiled in “Dead Name” an indie documentary film about the struggles parents face; the movie also features “Generation Indoctrination" host Brandon Showalter.
     
    We also speak to Andrew Bailey, the current Attorney General of Missouri who, despite not having any of his kids mired in the trans craze is himself a concerned parent and has been fighting against the gender clinics in the Show Me State after a whistleblower came forward with sworn testimony about how children were being hurt and parents undermined at a transgender clinic in St. Louis. 
     
    The grief and suffering of these moms and dads has been neglected in the mainstream press — but their voices must be heard. 

    • 32 min
    In Their Own Words: Detransitioners, Advocates Decry Deceptions of 'Gender-Affirming Care'

    In Their Own Words: Detransitioners, Advocates Decry Deceptions of 'Gender-Affirming Care'

    More than anyone else, those who have personally experienced the experimental medical procedures involved in so-called “gender-affirming care” are keenly aware of the lies of trans ideology. The group of people called “detransitioners” have taken hormones and undergone surgeries to alter their bodies to appear more like the opposite sex have learned in the hardest way possible that no one has ever been or ever will be “born in the wrong body.” 
     
    The regret such detrans individuals face is so profound that it has motivated some of them to testify in state legislatures in support of bills and policies prohibiting such practices of administering puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries on minors. They are also contributing to documentary films and books. Yet others have even filed medical negligence lawsuits against the doctors and medical institutions that harmed them and their cases are presently working through the courts. Advocacy on behalf of such people is emerging on several fronts as their stories are being heard more widely, in no small part due to their public testimonies before government committees and in legislative hearings. 
     
    In this fourth episode of season 3, we engage a young detrans man and a young detrans woman who are among this group who are speaking out about how they were harmed, an attorney who has filed lawsuits on behalf of a few detrans women, and an author and filmmaker who is an expert in bioethics. The author and filmmaker has written an upcoming book featuring personal stories of both male and female detransitioners, the history behind the push to make transgenderism mainstream, and how gender ideology has eroded biomedical ethics. She is also about to release her third film on the subject. 

    • 33 min
    SEASON FINALE: How Should the Church Respond to Gender Ideology?

    SEASON FINALE: How Should the Church Respond to Gender Ideology?

    The Christian Post has always been unequivocal about where we, as a publication, stand on the issue of gender ideology. We believe that it is not only fundamentally at odds with historic, biblically orthodox Christian faith, but that it has also unleashed some of the worst medical atrocities and human rights violations the world has ever seen. We believe that so-called “gender-affirming care” is horrific, unmitigated child abuse, and that lying about the material reality of sex endangers vulnerable populations such as incarcerated women, who are now forced to share prison quarters with violent males as a result of such trans-friendly policies. 
    It is, as CP executive editor Richard Land has said numerous times, “the epitome of self-idolatry, the ultimate attempt to become one’s own god.”
    And yet how should the church respond to those who are struggling? How do we address the nefarious, ideological push that is in nearly all of our cultural institutions, while also offering compassionate pastoral care for those suffering from gender confusion? How should churches approach these matters with uncompromised boldness, biblical wisdom, and the grace of Jesus Christ? 
    Weighing in on these questions in the final episode of "Generation Indoctrination" are two theologians, a Christian counselor, and a man who works to equip the rising generation in a biblical worldview and is also the co-author (with “Generation Indoctrination” host Brandon Showalter) of the e-book “Exposing the Gender Lie: How To Protect Children and Teens from the Transgender Industry’s False Ideology.”
    We will grapple with these issues and much more in the finale of season 3 of "Generation Indoctrination: Inside the Transgender Battle."

    • 42 min
    A Father Fights Back: How the Family Courts Facilitated The Sterilization Of His Gender-Confused Minor Son

    A Father Fights Back: How the Family Courts Facilitated The Sterilization Of His Gender-Confused Minor Son

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    When family courts and the legal system are captured by gender ideology, moms and dads who have reservations about medicalizing their gender-confused children with experimental drugs and surgeries have almost no recourse, particularly when there is a contentious divorce and a custody dispute between the parents. This is especially the case in the “trans sanctuary state” of California.
    Ted Hudacko knows this struggle all too well. He hasn’t seen one of his sons in years after California Superior Court judge Joni Hiramoto removed this San Francisco Bay Area dad’s custody after he expressed hesitancy that his son was transgender. In violation of the court order, clinicians and activists at the University of California - San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Center facilitated the surgical implantation of a hormone-blocking device in his son’s arm. They also started him on a course of cross-sex hormones. As a result of these medical interventions, Hudacko’s son is now almost certainly sterile. 
    Hudacko’s case is a remarkable encapsulation of several dimensions of the gender ideology issues we have explored in the third season of “Generation Indoctrination.” In this bonus episode, we speak with him about his ongoing efforts to fight back against the system along with his attorney, Tracy Henderson. Hudacko is currently taking action in family court with contempt complaints against those who harmed his son and also a federal lawsuit. 
    We will also briefly hear from Dr. Sallie Baxendale, a neuropsychologist from England who has been raising the alarm about the impact of puberty-blocking drugs on brain development. Her presentation at the Society for Evidence-based Gender Medicine’s conference in October 2023 can be viewed in its entirety here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ZnRKqqByg&t=3s.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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233 Ratings

233 Ratings

CountryGirl2oo2 ,

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Haven’t even listened yet, but read an article in the Christian Post about this podcast and wanted to support it. THANK YOU for tackling this much needed conversation space!

Sam and Ben's mom ,

Grateful

This is so relevant and needed thank you so much for having the backbone of steel to tackle this hellish ideology.

TexaSaint ,

Powerful podcast - incredibly informative

I almost can’t believe that this is happening in our schools, hospitals, etc. But you can’t stick your head in the sand. What is being imposed, and I mean imposed, on these children is absolutely heartbreaking. I am at least grateful that this podcast is trying to shed a light on what I think reasonable people can agree is truly horrific actions on out young people

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