A popular social media influencer has undergone a radical transformation after he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ during a season when he identified as a transgender woman.
According to CBN News, Oli London underwent 32 plastic surgeries totaling over $300,000 to make him look like a Korean woman despite being born a white man. He had further planned to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, to undergo gender reassignment surgery and to receive breast implants, but was convicted by God.
"I was going to church, and I was thinking, 'Why am I doing this? What's the reason behind this?' God made me the way I am, and I shouldn't be chasing this, it's not right," he told the outlet.
"I was just experiencing gender dysphoria, and I would have ruined my life and been super unhappy," he continued.
He added that finding God and reading the Bible contributed to his detransition.
"I actually started going to church three months ago, and I go several times a week now," London explained. "I've been reading the Bible, I've been learning online, and watching YouTube videos about the teaching of Jesus, and that has really helped me in my detransition. It made me realize that God made me the way He did (and) I should just stick with who I am, be who I am, and just find happiness."
London further detailed his detransition in a YouTube video titled "Explaining my Detransition."
He pushed back on the transgender ideology and shared that the transgender community criticized him for detransitioning.
"I almost feel like the trans lobby has become a cult," the social media influencer said. "I left the trans community, and suddenly they attacked me. They try to dehumanize me. They call me names online, they compare me to some very horrible people. I saw one tweet comparing me to Hitler, but you know I just ignore that, and I don't pay attention to the hate."
London also says that he now wants to use his platform to speak out on the harmful effects that transgender treatments have on minors.
"I just want to speak up because there are a lot of people out there who are confused about who they are," he said. "I just want people to be the way they are born, the way that God intended."
"Children should not be transitioning," London contended.
Listen to The Becket Cook Podcast, where we discuss relevant topics and crush the lies of culture with truth. Becket lived as a gay man until 2009, when he reluctantly agreed to attend a church service at which he was transformed by the gospel and gave his life to Christ. In today’s episode, Becket chats with Sophia Galvin about her journey from a transgender teen to later de-transitioning to faith in Christ. Her story is amazing and will inspire you. Sophia also gives advice to parents or teens dealing with this issue. To hear the interview, click the play button below:
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.