Petition to the judge: Parents lose custody of child for refusing to allow transgender surgery
There are certain truths about a person that cannot be changed – the clearest example is biological sex. God, in his divine wisdom, created human beings male and female and bestows on each of us our sex. Sex is determined, like other biological traits, from the moment of conception and it cannot be altered.
Some in our society are now claiming that gender is not determined by God at the point of conception, but it is determined by the individual and can change at any time.
Such is the case in Hamilton County, Ohio. A judge there just removed custody from the parents of a 17-year-old girl for refusing to allow her to “transition” into being a man. Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon granted custody to the child’s grandparents who are supportive of the young woman mutilating her body through surgery in order to look like a man instead of a woman.
Please sign this petition now to Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon asking her to respect parental rights and consider the well-being of the child over political correctness.
Why did the parents not want their child to get transgender surgery? Because they believed it was wrong and would be very harmful to their child! But the courts said, if you don’t conform to the new liberal social orthodoxy we’ll take away your child.
Many on the left have turned sex and sexual expression into a kind of god. According to this dogmatic religion of self-expression, there must be complete conformity. But we must stand together and with common sense to reject this liberal sexual orthodoxy that celebrates the perversion of gender.
People struggling with gender dysphoria need love and care to overcome their disorder. Instead of compassionately coming alongside these young people and providing help, our society, and apparently our courts, are now working to take children out of loving homes so that they can receive transgender surgery.
This is cruel. We don’t encourage other young people with mental illnesses to believe their confused thoughts and permanently change their body as a result.
Yet, through celebrating the transgender ideology, this is what we are doing. Children, young people, and adults are mutilating their bodies because they suffer from a recognized mental illness. In what way is this compassionate? This is tolerance for the sake of cowardice in the face of the new sexual orthodoxy.
It is for this reason that the American College of Pediatricians issued a statement stating that transgender ideology harms children.
“Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V).”
Additionally, “[r]ates of suicide are nearly twenty times greater among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex reassignment surgery, even in Sweden which is among the most LGBTQ – affirming countries. What compassionate and reasonable person would condemn young children to this fate knowing that after puberty as many as 88% of girls and 98% of boys will eventually accept reality and achieve a state of mental and physical health?”
Gender differences are beautiful and God-given. An individual’s sex cannot be wished away or chemically altered. Celebrating and affirming transgenderism is celebrating and affirming a destructive lie.
Please sign this petition now to Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon asking her to respect parental rights and the wellbeing of children over promoting the new sexual orthodoxy.
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Disregard for basic parental rights