The shockingly terrible story of Jeff Younger and his son James has been all over the Internet lately. This is where a Texas jury decided to place young James, who is just 7 years old, with his mother, a pediatrician (!) who insists her son is a daughter. This is child abuse.
It’s the living-out of the mother’s fantasy projected onto the child, whose young mind cannot comprehend the difference between wanting to be named “Starfire” from Teen Titans Go, and actually becoming “Luna”–a transgender female. A child of this age cannot understand the long-term deleterious effects of being given hormone blockers and forced to act in the gender role (so much for equality!) of a little girl. Shame on his mother, who is gaining full custody to implement her evil plan, for abrogating her Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm.”
After all the media outrage, one person who can do something about the case has spoken up on Twitter. Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is looking into the case.
It’s the role of government to protect children. Protecting a little boy from his mother’s plot to change the natural course of his life with drugs and psychological manipulation is certainly one of the more important aspects of what we trust government to do for its citizens.
I’m glad that at least one politician is doing his job. Perhaps when we get to the truth of the matter, we’ll realize how far our society has slid into deception and decay when we treat kids like objects to be manipulated into whatever their sick parent desires, despite having another loving parent to fight for them.