Regarding a physiologically male Alaskan high school student who identifies as a female and who recently won all-state honors in girls’ track and field: Contrary to “politically correct” propaganda, it is pretty obvious that male minds in female bodies, female minds in male bodies, and homosexual minds in heterosexual bodies are all sure signs that something went wrong somewhere (in nature and/or nurture), are all clearly mind/body mismatches or disorders (a commonsense position taken for years by the American Psychiatric Association before it became infected with ever-so-trendy “political correctness”).

And what is the rational thing to do with physical and psychological disorders? We try to fix them, if possible. But even if we can’t fix certain disorders (e.g., we may not have enough knowledge yet), rational people do not deny reality and maintain they are not disorders, which is exactly what pro-homosexual and pro-transgender people are doing.

The whole strange movement to normalize the abnormal is a real threat to the psychological well-being of our nation. You may not be aware, but some colleges like Harvard now fund student groups devoted to promoting the acceptance of BDSM – bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism. That’s the slippery slope the “logic” of the “politically correct” is taking us down.

Too, thinking people like Plato and many other intellectuals have known for centuries that homosexual activity is immoral and a bad legal precedent. We shouldn’t let transgenders and heterophobic homosexuals impose their irrational values on our society.

Wayne Lela, Downers Grove, Ill.