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On Wednesday, a Texas jury ruled against a divorced dad trying to stop his seven-year-old son’s gender transition. Jeffrey Younger’s sole custody petition was denied for his two sons, Jude and James. The father pleaded for the court to award custody after the two boy’s mother and licensed pediatrician, Anne Georgulas, support James’ gender transformation – citing that the young boy enjoys wearing dresses and wishes to change his name to “Luna.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the boy’s mother has obtained a letter of recommendation for him to “receive a full psychological assessment for gender dysphoria and potentially take hormone blockers.” Of course, this process is one that was highly opposed by James’ father. So, where did the courts become involved in this matter? Georgulas initially filed suit against the father, citing that the father refers to the boy as “Luna,” and that he must keep the child away from other persons who fail to do the same.
During the trial, many witnesses came forward to cite the overall “good health” that both children maintained. For the father, many witnesses came forward stating that the mother was incorrect and that when the young boy was in the presence of his father, he preferred the name of James, and did not show any interest in dressing in girl’s clothes. After deliberation, the jury sided with the mother and allowing for her intention to pursue the possible transition of James.
Even though this civil case is just that [a matter between two disgruntled adults], as Americans, we cannot sit back and not take notice of how today’s “acceptance” of transgender people is paving the way for childhood confusion. Children today are faced with many challenges not seen just a generation ago. Today, seven-year-olds are met with “forced acceptance” all over. From cartoons and commercials to toys and television, homosexuality and gender identity, as well as murder, rape, and drug use are thrown in front of their young, still developing minds dozens of times a day.
Upon the completion of this article, last evening, Judge Kim Cooks, presiding over the case of Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender “transition,” ruled today that the parents will have joint conservatorship over James, which includes making collective medical decisions for the young boy.
Outside of the LGBTQ community, many organizations have remained relatively silent on this verdict. However, there has been a surprising statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Just last week, the Mormon church came out against a proposed rule that would ban the so-called LGBTQ “conversion therapy” of minors in the state of Utah. So-called “conversion therapy” is a debunked set of practices that aim to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity. The Utah ban would bar psychologists from seeking to “convert” LGBTQ children into heterosexual, cisgender individuals.
In an official statement released on October 15th, LDS clarified its position “regarding a proposed professional licensing rule governing sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts.” While the church states that it denounces “abusive practice or treatment” of people who experience same-sex attraction, or individuals whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth, it believes the caretakers of LGBTQ youth have the right to “guide the development of their children.”
I was astounded by the position of the LDS; I suppose Mr. Younger was equally as shocked to learn that a court would entertain hearing or ruling on the matter of allowing a seven-year-old to determine his/her gender identity. I am neither ignorant or numb of a court’s role in ensuring both the stability and overall health of a minor child. However, in this instance, are we to assume that a child of seven lacks the proper mental capacity to determine an alternative sex not initially signed by God at birth?
I used to think of myself as a person who wasn’t easily amazed. Unfortunately, in today’s sinful living, I find shock on every computer, phone, and television screen that I encounter. I am a lifelong Lutheran, husband, and father of two. I have denounced the ELCA in their position regarding LGBTQ acceptance practices and pastorships. My wife and I affirm our sinful ways of living in confession both privately and before God and Father, every worship service. She and I have educated our children that what God has created, let no man destroy. He produced only two sexes, man and woman. He created humankind in his image – and to accept to alter any other version of that is saying that God messed up.
GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES!