The Patriot Post® · 'Transitioning' — From Decency to Decadence
The triumph of ideological bankruptcy over common sense and biological reality has taken place in Dallas. Judge Mary Brown has re-awarded custodial decision-making to a mother who wants to “transition” her eight-year-old son, James Younger, into a girl named Luna. The ruling effectively reverses an order made last January by Judge Kim Cooks, who had granted both parents, Jeffrey Younger and his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, custody of James — and his twin brother Jude. Even more disturbing, Brown has also reportedly ordered Younger to pay for counseling that will undoubtedly be used to fulfill Georgulas’s intentions.
Judge Cooks’s January ruling arose from an October custody hearing in which the jury initially awarded sole custody to Georgulas. When Cooks overruled that verdict and granted both parents custody of both boys, she also appointed a parenting coordinator to cast the tie-breaking vote with regard to medical, psychological, and psychiatric decisions made for James and Jude. “If the parents cannot come to an agreement,” Cooks wrote, “they will make an appointment with Stacy Dunlop, the parenting coordinator, who will resolve the dispute by making a decision on behalf of the parents if they still disagree after discussing the disagreement.”
Cooks also granted Jeffery Younger 50-50 custody if he attended family counseling with his boys and Georgulas. This 50-50 possession arrangement was slated to begin by January 2020, or June 2020, “as the counselor determines it is appropriate.”
During that hearing, Mr. Younger had argued the couple should engage in “watchful waiting” rather than assume a then-seven-year-old boy was capable of deciding he was a girl. He was especially concerned about medical records indicating James had been referred to a local gender “transition” clinic. Cooks’s ruling found that Georgulas was indeed overly affirming during times when James ostensibly expressed a desire to be a girl. Those affirmations included taking him to LGBTQ parades, buying him dresses and wigs, and enrolling him in kindergarten as the aforementioned “Luna.”
Georgulas’s attorneys filed several motions seeking to overturn Cooks’s decision and have her recused from the case. They succeeded due to a Facebook post by the judge sharing a Dallas Morning News article about her ruling where she added a statement of her own, indicating that neither the “Governor nor any legislature had any influence on the Court’s Decision.” Georgulas’s attorneys argued that her impartiality had been compromised and that “nothing the judge posted was in the best interest of the children in the case or to advance justice, but to simply advance her own political aims.”
That hearing took place in December, and after Cooks was removed, Brown took her place. Brown’s determination to re-award custody to Georgulas has an added twist to it. According to LifeSiteNews, it occurred without a hearing that was supposed to take place, and with “no explanation why Judge Brown issued her order” without that hearing. Yet according to the “Save James” Facebook page established to publicize the case, “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September” to review the current orders.
The differences between the parents’ take on James are stark. Mr. Younger claims James shows no signs of wanting to be a girl when he is with him. Nonetheless, he told the court that he initially allowed James to wear dresses and girls’ clothing at his home until he found the clothing in his trash one morning. He has also argued that, despite Georgulas’s assertion that James imitated female Disney characters from the movie “Frozen,” it doesn’t mean he wants to be a princess for life.
By contrast, Georgulas has taken James to a “Gender Affirming Care Program” at Children’s Health Medical Center in Dallas. That organization makes it clear it is dedicated to the idea that biological reality is irrelevant and that its mission is to provide “gender-affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse youth in a supportive and safe environment so they may live fulfilling lives within their families and communities.”
“Gender-affirming care” ultimately leads to hormone therapy tantamount to chemical castration. That anyone would consider an eight-year-old boy — with a twin brother, no less — capable of making a decision with such life-altering consequences is astounding.
Thus it stands to reason that Georgulas is the prime mover here. Adding to the intrigue is the reality that Georgulas is not the boys’ biological mother. During questioning by Mr. Younger’s lawyer at the October hearing, she admitted the boys were conceived via in-vitro fertilization and that she used an egg donor. It would be fascinating to learn why she is not only determined to turn James into a girl but why she considers any ostensible decision made by an eight-year-old to be written in stone, much less one with such immutable ramifications.
In fact, eight years of age is two years after the fact. As a November 2018 LifeSiteNews article indicates, James has been “dressed and presented as a girl by his mother” since the age of six, and even then his father Jeffery was “prohibited by court order from affirming in any way his son’s sex, including imparting Christian teaching on gender and sexuality to James.” Jeffery was even prohibited from cutting his son’s hair and was reported by one of James’s teachers to Texas Child Protective Services for doing so.
Lost in the proverbial sauce here? James’s brother Jude. Has anyone asked him what he thinks? It seems almost nonsensical to pose the question, but if one twin’s ostensible assertions can be taken seriously enough to precipitate all the machinations surrounding what may ultimately result in the surgical removal of “inconvenient” genitalia, shouldn’t the other twin have input here?
Does he want his brother to become his sister?
In a video taken by Jeff Younger last year, he is seen asking his son about his gender. “You’re a boy, right?” he asks. “No, I’m a girl,” James replies. “Who told you you’re a girl?” Jeff inquires. “Mommy,” James responds.
Mommy is the tip of a contemptible iceberg. In a better world, a medical community dedicated to procedures such as hormonal castration would be seen as the child abusers they truly are. In this one, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) website reveals doctors are also performing double mastectomies on healthy 13-year-old girls — even as it admits its professional guidelines “lack clarity … because there are no data documenting the effect of chest surgery on minors.” And the aforementioned puberty blockers championed by the Endocrine Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics haven’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, because the agency has recorded more than 41,000 adverse events reported with their use between 2013 and 2019.
Those “adverse events” included 6,370 deaths.
How have we reached this level of insanity? The same way we’ve gotten to full-blown anarchy in American cities: Cowardly and/or ideologically corrupted politicians abiding and/or embracing moral and intellectual bankruptcy in lieu of being labeled bigots. Better to label riots as “peaceful protests” and the wholly unnecessary removal of breasts and penises as “transitioning.”
The real transition is happening to American society itself — from decency to decadence, one twisted agenda after another.