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André Van Mol, MD

André Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in private practice. He serves on the boards of Bethel Church of Redding and Moral Revolution (moralrevolution.com), and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatrician’s Committee on Adolescent Sexuality.  He speaks and writes on bioethics and Christian apologetics, and is experienced in short-term medical missions.  Dr. Van Mol teaches a course on Bioethics for the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.  He and his wife Evelyn —both former U.S. Naval officers—have two sons and two daughters, the latter of whom were among their nine foster children.

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Scapegoating the Church for LGBT Suicide and Stigma

Scapegoating the Church for LGBT Suicide and Stigma

Health statistics for people who identify as GLBTQ+ are recognized as poor compared to the general population. Finding causation for those negative statistics in stigma and the religious groups that allegedly promote it is the ideological zeitgeist. California Assemblyman Evan Low just introduced non-binding resolution ACR-99 Civil rights: lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people, which states, “The stigma associated with being LGBT often created by groups in society, including therapists and religious groups, has caused disproportionately high rates of suicide, attempted suicide, depression, rejection, and isolation amongst LGBT and questioning individuals;” and it isn’t the only time “religious groups,” “pastors” or “religious leaders” are mentioned in the text condemning “conversion therapy.” It’s conceptual and factual error and ultimately hurts sexual minorities. Blame shifting does that.

Intersex: What It Is And Is Not

Intersex: What It Is And Is Not May 2, 2019

Intersex is a colloquialism for what is more formally titled Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). Per psychiatrist Karl Benzio in an article published in Today’s Christian Doctor in 2015: “Intersex – People who have anatomy that is not considered typically male or female or have anatomy not matching their genetic sex of XX or XY. Most come to medical attention because healthcare professionals or parents notice something unusual about their bodies or puberty or fertility isn’t normal, but some are not known until death/autopsy.”

Disappointment, Rejection and Betrayal, and Reasonable Expectations

Disappointment, Rejection and Betrayal, and Reasonable Expectations February 28, 2019

My senior pastor instructs that successful Christian living—I would add “or any successful life”—requires being prepared for the inevitability of disappointment, rejection and betrayal. Expectation is not fixation but preparation. The aim is not to sour you on life, but to bullet proof you a bit from its down side and to recognize the prize God provides through it.

Merry Christmas: A Physician’s Take

Merry Christmas: A Physician’s Take December 27, 2018

Luke’s gospel gives the most complete and careful detailing of the setting, annunciation, gestation and birth of Christ, as one would expect from a person of medicine. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Andre Van Mol explores the gospel account of Christ’s birth.

Benchmarks in the Battle

The Future Today July 2, 2018

Early this year Dr. Andre Van Mol found himself transitioning from 23 years of solo family practice to employment by a big company, which is enough change for any season. Then came the request to help small teams fight big bills in his state capital of Sacramento, California.

HIV Education and How Not To Do It

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A few landmines are lurking in the field of our state’s educational laws. California Education Code 51931 “definitions” section details that only “medically accurate” information can be taught. Seemingly fair enough. Also, Code 51933 states: “(4) Instruction and materials shall not reflect or promote bias against any person on the basis of any category protected by Section 220.

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Oppose Prohibited Business Bylaw- Unlawful, Dangerous, and Unnecessary

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Voices-of-change.org, ChangedMovement.com, exodusglobalalliance.org/firstpersonc7.php, SexChangeRegret.com are among groups providing testimonials of people who have changed undesired sexual attraction or gender incongruence through professional counseling.

Transing California Foster Children & Why Doctors Like Us Opposed It

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California’s AB2119 should not be law. Signing the bill is a triumph of ideology posing as science. Human beings should be affirmed, not false identities and sexual confusion.

The Bad Science Battering Ram

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The spiritual and moral turn our nation has taken over the last several years has made this a time of grinding disappointment and discouragement for Christians and others of like convictions. The news media, entertainment industry, educational institutions, courts and government have generally dropped even the appearance of neutrality.

Encouragement: A Future and a Hope

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The spiritual and moral turn our nation has taken over the last several years has made this a time of grinding disappointment and discouragement for Christians and others of like convictions. The news media, entertainment industry, educational institutions, courts and government have generally dropped even the appearance of neutrality.

Premature Termination of Life Is Not Palliative Care

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Letter to the Editor of CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) opposing physician-assisted suicide in response to article by Attorney Kathryn Tucker’s article pushing physicians to help patients die.

Premature Termination of Life Is Not Palliative Care | Letter

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Letter to the Editor of CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) opposing physician-assisted suicide in response to article by Attorney Kathryn Tucker’s article pushing physicians to help patients dye.

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