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July 25, 2023

Why Parents of Trans Kids Won’t Admit an Awful Mistake

Sometimes it’s far worse than a mistake — it’s a physical change there’s no hope of completely undoing.

Why are there an increasing number of children who are “transitioning” their gender? Why are they taking the same “hormone therapy” drug used to treat cancer or manage sex offenders? Why are they lopping off perfectly healthy body parts or creating false, painful holes that require daily dilation?

In a word, parents.

Sure, we’ve covered the very real social contagion aspect of the “transgender” movement. We’ve called out the groomers who are clearly targeting kids for membership in the gender cult so as to validate their own mental status and life choices. We’ve harshly criticized the predatory medical establishment that sees nothing but a cash cow. We’ve slammed the politicians and bureaucrats who elevate this issue for political gain and power accumulation in defiance of the science they claim to represent.

Just like in “Sound of Freedom,” there are real villains in this horrific tale of an increasing trend of child sexual abuse.

Where, then, are the parents? Where are the people whose primary mission is to protect their own kids from harm, not subject them to it?

Sadly, many of them are part of the cult. Some of them have gotten rich by exploiting their child on national television. And they’re not going to leave the cult easily.

True believers or duped pawns, an awful lot of people “can’t move on,” says Helen Joyce, an editor for The Economist. “That’s the people who have transitioned their own children.” She goes on at some length to explain the horrifying reality:

Those people are going to be like the Japanese soldiers who were on Pacific islands and didn’t know the war was over. They’ve got to fight forever. … This is another reason why this is the worst, worst, worst social contagion that we’ll ever have experienced. A lot of people have done the worst thing that you could do, which is to harm their children irrevocably. … Those people will have to believe that they did the right thing for the rest of their lives for their own sanity and for their own self-respect. So, they’ll still be fighting.

And each one of those people destroys entire organizations and entire friendship groups. I’ve lost count of the number of times that somebody has said to me of a specific organization that has got turned upside down on this, “Oh, the deputy director has a trans child.” Or, you know, “The journalist on that paper who does special investigations has a trans child.” Or whatever. The entire organization gets paralyzed by that one person. …

You can’t talk truth in front of that person and you know you can’t. Because what you’re saying is, “You, as a parent, have done a truly … human rights abuse-level of awful thing to your child that cannot be fixed. …

The fact is that just simply by saying we will never accept natal males in women’s spaces — well, it’s their son that we’re talking about. And they’ve told their son that he can get himself sterilized and destroy his own sexual function and women will accept him as a woman. And if we don’t, there’s no way back for them and their child. They sold their child a bill of goods that they can’t deliver on, and I’m the one who has to be bullied to try to force me to deliver on it.

So, those people are going to be the people who will keep this bloody movement going, I’m sorry to say, because they’ve everything to lose, and it’s a fight to the death as far as they’re concerned.

The whole interview is worth a listen, but that section starts near the end at about the 1:07:20 mark:

If Joyce’s words didn’t cut you to the core, maybe you’re not paying attention.

Children are the most vulnerable among us, the most impressionable, the most likely to suffer abuse at the hands of adults. We don’t let young kids drive, drink alcohol, or head to the range with a pistol. We don’t let them vote, marry, sign contracts, buy cars, or obtain credit cards. Heck, there are countless stories of some perhaps well-meaning busybody who called the cops on unattended children at neighborhood playgrounds.

Yet we’re supposed to conduct medical experiments on children based on their confused emotions?


Unfortunately, the aforementioned predatory medical establishment is often at the center of this. Parents concerned about a struggling child are asked, "Would you like a trans kid or a dead kid?” The premise is a sinister lie, but too many parents succumb. Again, others are dedicated cult members.

In neither case, as Joyce explained, are they likely to admit that they are guilty of (at least allowing) terrible abuse of their child.

That’s why not much mainstream media attention is given to detransitioners who come forward to help other people avoid the pain they’ll live with for the rest of their lives. A young man known only as Kobe told Fox News his story just last week. “I was expecting it to help me help my mental health, and it didn’t do anything,” he said of surgical intervention to transition to female. “I just wasted so much time, and all I did really was become a medical patient for life.”

Where were his parents? Also victimized by the lie. A rather effeminate boy, Kobe told his parents he was trans when he was 11. Eleven. Thanks to social media influencers, he learned to “play the suicide card.” He said, “I don’t want to use the word ‘groom,’ but we are, like, taught.” What he was taught was self-hatred with one very particular way out. “I don’t think I would have ever been suicidal about being biologically male if I had never been exposed to that stuff.”

Kobe laments that now he has breasts and “the hip development of a woman because I started the estrogen young.” He has “no gonads,” though fortunately he avoided more extensive genital surgery. He is scarred for life and has other health challenges caused by these “treatments.”

His parents apparently went along because they thought they had no other choice. They do have another choice, and more parents must make that other choice. Don’t maim your kids based on a lie. Fight for them and the truth.

We’re a political journal, not a religious one, but we’re also Christians here in our humble shop. That means we know the good news is literally the good news — salvation through Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospel. Put another way, there’s hope for all of us, no matter what we’ve done or what’s been done to us.

That includes you, dear child or young adult who suffered through quack science and medical experimentation.

That includes you, dear parent who either bought the fiction hook, line, and sinker or who was bullied into harming your child because you thought it was helping.

There may be no way back from some physical changes. But that doesn’t mean that has to be the end of your story. There is hope. There is life. Seek and you will find.

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