Opinion| Mark Sidney| Yesterday, Ryan Fournier, (do yourself a favor and follow him on Facebook if you want your faith in humanity, especially the ‘millennial’ generation restored) posted a video on Facebook that I just could not ignore.
The video was of a sweet little 7 year old who, in my view, was caught in the middle of something which no 7 year old should have to deal with.
As Ryan explained in his post:
“This is 7-year-old James Younger.
His mother is trying to transition him into a girl via chemical castration.
A Texas court just ruled against the boy’s father who is trying to protect him.
Please pray for this young boy’s protection and for justice!
The video was too important not to share, so I shared it to our Page, Donald Trump Is Our President’s 3,277,000 fans.
I was worried that this was a lost cause, that nothing could be done to help this young child, however, Texas’ Governor Abbott just made an announcement that stands to change everything.
Before I go any further, let me make it perfectly clear that I do not judge anyone who wants to transition genders. I know this may not be a popular opinion, however this is how I feel. I have people in my family who have dealt with this, and im my view, they are dealing with enough, they do not need to be judged by me or anyone else.
That being said, I do not think that a 7 year old should be making this decision, nor should anyone on their behalf. That’s my opinion, take it or leave it.
Back to Governor Abbott. Texas’ Chief Executive just made an announcement, and the Daily Caller has more:
“Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an investigation into the case of a 7-year-old whose mother plans to transition him to a girl against his father’s wishes.
Abbott tweeted that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is looking into details of James Younger’s case. A judge is expected to make a final verdict in the court case Thursday.
“FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services,” Abbott tweeted
FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. #JamesYounger
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 23, 2019
Jeff Younger said his son is happy being a boy and does not desire to be a girl, according to The Texan. James Younger’s pediatrician mother, Anne Georgulas, as well as counselors and therapists who testified on her behalf, told the court that the 7-year-old is transgender and had expressed to each of them that he wished he were a girl.
A Texas jury decided Monday that Jeff Younger cannot stop James Younger’s social gender transition to a girl. A social transition refers to when a person begins to publicly conform to the opposite gender, according to Planned Parenthood.
Georgulas said her child’s gender identity should be affirmed by wearing dresses, being treated as a girl and being called “Luna,” according to The Texan.
The jury decided Monday that Georgulas should receive sole managing guardianship of James Younger and his twin brother Jude Younger.
Conservatives spoke out on Twitter in defense of Jeff Younger and his desire to prevent Georgulas from transitioning James Younger following the Monday verdict. Neither Jeff Younger nor his legal representation responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Every conservative on Twitter should be tweeting about the James Younger case today. If you’re a conservative and you’re not using your platform to draw attention to a case like this, what the hell are you doing,” conservative commentator Matt Walsh tweeted Tuesday with the hashtag “#ProtectJamesYounger.””
I was just telling Ryan how helpless stories like this make me feel helpless, then out of nowhere I stumble on this article, which made me realize the incredible power that the internet gives us as individuals.
I want to remind everyone to understand that this is a fluid situation and we will be monitoring it. Please be respectful of this child and his family.
This is why it is imperative that we echo the voices that represent us on the web and social media, as this is where the debate is taking place, and this is where public opinion will be shaped, and thus, the future of our nation decided. IE … YOU have the power to change the world in your image … USE IT!