MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): It's called the Millstone Act because of the verse from the Gospel in which Christ says whoever causes one of these little ones who believes in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck. Now, this verse is often invoked to describe direct child abuse, as if it said whoever harms one of these little ones. It's often invoked when it comes to abortion, it's often invoked when it comes to the transgender surgeries or any other kind of child abuse. But the verse is not actually about direct child abuse. The verse is about scandal. It's sometimes translated as whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble. The Douay-Rheims translation says he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believes in me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hanged around his neck. It's about scandal.
So, if it's about scandal, then you have to ban the surgery for everybody because what is scandalous is not when you directly go in and trans a kid. What is scandalous is when anybody is permitted to indulge this falsehood in public. That scandalizes the child. That's a stumbling block for the child on his way to maturity and education and understanding reality. So, it's a good start but you've got to take it to its logical conclusion. Even the logical conclusion of the name, the Millstone Act. Right, it's about scandal. And we have the right to take action against scandal. We always have in America. We always have in every society in the history of the world. We have the right to public standards and norms. To protect the children, certainly. But to protect everybody. We have a right to stand up against obscenity.