What’s the world coming to when parents don’t have authority over their own children?
Who does have authority over their children if not them? Are they self-governed? Does the government have authority? By what power do they get to claim that authority? This is a very slippery slope that can go south very fast.
A father in British Columbia is potentially facing being arrested and serving jail time for intervening and trying to protect his young teenage daughter.
Protect her from what, exactly? He’s protecting her from an irreversible decision, that is, from “gender transitioning” procedures.
Rob Hoogland knows that this is something that young people should not be making a decision about because they cannot begin to understand the full ramifications of their decision.
His 14-year-old daughter is in 7th grade and believes that she…is a he and he is being prevented from having any say in the matter. The doctors, the school officials, and even the Supreme Court have all decided against the father’s rights of having authority over his daughter. They’re also compelling him to refer to his daughter as a “he” or face legal action.
Hoogland noticed changes in his daughter around sixth grade when she started to act more like a tomboy. She was hanging out more and more with boys around the same age and was getting into a little trouble. Hoogland sent her to a school counselor in hopes that some of that behavior would be remedied.
According to Hoogland’s original court application (which has since been pulled from the internet), his daughter began to identify as male after having seen the pro-transgender video “Handsome and Majestic” while at school.
Hoogland’s daughter expressed to her father that she would be appearing in the yearbook for seventh grade under the name of a male, and not her own name. Hoogland was angered that the school would go along with the delusion and expressed his concerns at the time. To his shock, it was later revealed in a court affidavit that the school counselor had arranged the change be made in the yearbook and in numerous meetings with the child. It was the school that began to pressure her to transition into a male. The child’s parents were not made aware of the changes per British Columbia’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy. The school further accommodated the child by referring to her by this new male name and allowing the child to now use the bathroom designated for males.
It’s not just our country that is eroding away as we can see. This is Canada, but it’s also happening in the other top tier countries such as the England and Australia, as well as other countries. This is a fight that we can’t afford to lose, otherwise, we lose the future.