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TOPIC: Life imitates art
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 5  
I have personally come across similar incidents, although less extreme.

This is child abuse, and it's evil.

The mother is obviously suffering from a mental illness and is projecting it onto her child.

Tragic.
 
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 0  
I googled the story.

There are more sites reporting it, but frankly I have no idea which one is to be trusted and which not
 
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 2  
Ambrose wrote:
I googled the story.

There are more sites reporting it, but frankly I have no idea which one is to be trusted and which not

All of them with the exact same information, and from conservative websites mostly. I think it's pretty safe to assume they're nothing but reposts from a dubious source article, no real investigation there, therefore no proofs or confirmation.
 
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 5  
As a parent of a kid who started to identify as transgender at age 4.5, this article’s a pretty obvious right-wing propaganda piece. The giveaways are the dismissive reference to gender health specialists as “a female gender transition therapist“, assertions that said specialists don’t worry about making sure the child is truly consistent and persistent in their identity before doing anything irreversible, and the reference to the dad having been forbidden to discuss the Christian faith with the child. Also the conflation with allowing the child to transition socially at a young age (considered standard best practices) and hormone therapy/surgery (which isn’t even considered until partway through puberty, and which generally starts with a year or more on reversable hormone blockers to allow the child time to be certain.)

As a Christian whose trans kid is quite involved in our church, I can confidently say that the only reason the dad would be forbidden to discuss his faith with the kid is if Dad is using it as a club to tell the kid something along the lines of “you must act like a boy or you’re going to hell.” If that’s the kind of environment Dad’s got in his household, the child’s definitely going to repress any alternate gender _expression_ around Dad out of fear, and Dad’s also making a lot more likely his kid will try and committ suicide in the long run.

I could go on at greater length, but it’s time for my part in my kid’s bedtime routine.

Cheers,
Groblek
 
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: -18  
The article comes across as the usual transphobic drivel from insecure holier than thou 'Christians', the same kind that forced me to be male for almost thirty years of my life before I finally managed to break free of the repression and make the steps towards being the woman I am.
Supporting a trans child as they grow up to be themselves isn't abuse, using religion as a bludgeon to force a child to be who they're not is abuse.

True Christians are meant to be supportive, kind and open minded. Not hateful control freaks enforcing repressive, oppressive ideals out of twisted notions of 'perfect' and 'normal'.
 
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Re:Life imitates art 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 5  
Reina Watt wrote:
True Christians are meant to be supportive, kind and open-minded.

Utter nonsense. Where did you get that from?

And by open-minded, do you mean endorsing your particular opinion on gender issues? How open-minded are you with regards to opposing views on transgender issues?

Calling people who disagree with you names and labelling them as transphobic and freaks does not seem very open-minded and kind.

I smell hypocrisy...
 
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