They persuaded him to change his sex because he liked ‘girlish’ things


By Michael Ashcraft –

He was shunned as a boy because he liked “girlish” things: flowers, animals, women’s clothes, dolls and movies with strong female leads.

“I remember thinking that if I was a female, then I felt people would then accept me,” Dane Erik says. “It was my distorted thinking that I would be accepted.”

Because certain people bombarded him with the message that he was born LGBTQ and that he should embrace it fully, Dane passed from gender-confused to gay to transgender.


Embracing sin did not bring the touted happiness, he says.

Today, Dane, 38, from Wisconsin, is a “man of God,” he says.

“I accepted what other people identified me as. I started to believe lies about God until I started reading scriptures for myself. It showed me He loved me and sought me out even in my confusion,” he says. “Even as I struggled to understand my identity, until I saw myself as God created me.”

His childhood was typical of someone who slips into LGBTQ. He was bullied and ostracized.

“I was made fun of regularly and excluded from groups,” he says. “Some girls didn’t want to be around me because I was a boy and boys didn’t like me because I was too ‘effeminate.’ I was fascinated with women and girls, they also gave me comfort and nurturing that men or boys didn’t.


“It made me cry and felt very alone as both boys and girls would bully or shun me.”

Wanting desperately to fit in and be accepted, Dane fell in with other misfits: disabled kids, outcast kids and minorities.

Not everything pointed in one direction though. He liked swimming, hiking, wrestling, baseball, soccer and “getting out into nature without fear of getting dirty.”

In high school, he tried to project a masculine image and even bragged about a girlfriend who didn’t exist, “so people would stop harassing me,” he says.

To escape the loneliness and rejection, he took refuge in singing, music, art and movies.

Later, he took an interest in psychology. “I loved learning about people and their experiences,” he says.

“Eventually the words that were spoken over me about my sexuality and who I was then became what I identified with – a false label from Satan, and he used others to reaffirm its lies,” Dane recognizes. “So I had the wrong idea that conforming to who people saw me as, as being who I was.”

At first, Dane called himself gay and acted it out. Later, he decided to move to transgender.

“God waited many years to heal me of my transgenderism and my want to engage in the gay lifestyle, until I was ready out of desperation to change,” he says. “I believe God used all these horrible experiences to give me empathy for all kinds of people and to show others the way to freedom.”

It was the word of God that brought Dane out of the devil’s deception.

“I started to believe lies about God until I started reading scriptures for myself,” he says. “It showed me He loved me and sought me out even in my confusion. Even as I struggled to understand my identity, until I saw myself as God created me, He opened my eyes to His truth.”

Today, Dane advocates for people who similarly are swayed towards the world’s delusion.

LGBTQ is never a solution, he says. “Don’t ever let someone force you to be someone you are not, just to fit in, as He created you as that gender for a reason,” he says. “God revealed to me that my true identity was as a son of Christ after years of trying to fit myself into an identity that was not me.

“The devil will do anything to distort reality to make someone self destruct and turn from God. I did,” he says. “I fell away from God slowly over time as I accepted what other people identified me as.

“I want trans and gay people to know Jesus loves them, but to affirm means to agree with sin,” Dane says. “He can change anyone.”

Dane asked for these verses to be included:

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away and see, the new has come. — 2 Corinthians 5:17 CSB version.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. — Ezekiel 36:26.

While he was reclining at the table in Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who were following him. — Mark 2:!5

Jesus told her: “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” — John 11:25-26

If you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14

Dane wrote this reporter: “I want this to be about Jesus and what He can do.”


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About this writer: Michael Ashcraft is a financial professional in California.


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