The other day, I saw an article on NPR complaining that hormone blockers cost 8 times as much for children as they do for adults. Then I wondered who these sick parents are that are mutilating their own children. I wondered how they could even allow their children to try to be the opposite sex. Then I realized, modern parents allow their kids to do just about anything they want. They think it’s their job to be as permissive as possible to reach their full potential. This is basically the reason Dwayne Wade gave for helping his son transition to female:
We take our roles and responsibility as parents very seriously. So when our child comes home with a question, when our child comes home with an issue, when our child comes home with anything, it’s our job as parents to listen to that, to give them the best information we can, the best feedback we can. And that doesn’t change because sexuality is now involved in it….
That was our job, to go out and get information, to reach out to every relationship that we have. My wife reached out to everybody on the cast of ‘Pose,’” he said, referring to the FX drama series centered around LGBTQ characters. “We just tried to figure out as much information as we can to make sure that we give our child the best opportunity to be her best self.
There you have it. Their son will be who he wants to be as a girl. Rather than tell the kid it’s foolish to want to change what God has made him and dangerous to try, they actually encourage him to mutilate himself. I’ve seen this many times. There was a guy at work with a son who wanted to be transgender and the mother supported it fully. The father went along with it. I wanted to grab the father, shake him, and yell, “HE IS YOUR SON!” at him, but I didn’t. I’m stuck in this frustrating position of wanting to remind people that God made them male and female after his own image and you can’t change it and it’s foolish to try, but in so doing I’d question their entire parenting style. These ‘parents’ are “all in” with their permissiveness, and they’re not going to change now because changing would require deep introspection and admission that they’ve been doing it badly wrong. It would shatter their identity as parents. Better to help their children mutilate themselves and ruin their lives.