Barber to parents of transgender child: Be a parent

Friday, July 19, 2013
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Maryland couple should be held responsible for allowing their six-year-old girl to live as a boy, says a pro-family attorney. 

Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action tells OneNewsNow the parents of Kathryn should be investigated for criminal wrongdoing, likening their conduct to child abuse.

“In order to be hip and cool and trendy to facilitate this gender confusion,” says Barber, “and then to even prepare this baby for hormone abuse, to try to stall the onset of puberty, and to pump testosterone into this child, is nothing short of child abuse,” he says.

According to press reports, the parents say that when they suggested to the girl she is a girl, the 6-year-old demanded to be a boy.

Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)Barber says the mentality we have today, of parents trying to be friends with their children, often results in the children controlling them.

“You know, I have three children. They demand lots of things,” say Barber. “And I tell them, ‘No,’ and I explain to them why it is not in their best interests to have every demand.”

Barber says caving to the children instead of getting them help to align their personalities with the correct gender "is illustrative of the decline of our society when it comes to parental responsibility.”

In short, he says, parents need to learn how to parent. 

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are your favorite things about Trump's Cabinet picks so far?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29, wound 166
More than 30 dead as tanker rams into vehicles on Kenya road
  Latest: Trump's favorite for State an accomplished exec
3 Filipino soldiers dead, 17 wounded in clash with militants
Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases
Iran summons UK ambassador in Tehran
Suicide bomber kills 23 in southern Yemeni city of Aden

LATEST FROM THE WEB

29 dead and 166 wounded in twin bomb attack near Istanbul stadium
Trump adviser: It's no longer the party of Reagan
Joni Eareckson Tada: Christians are giving up, enabling culture to be worse
Trump slams CNN's 'fake news' for reporting on 'The Apprentice'
Trump's China ambassador pick Gov. Branstad is an 'old friend' of China president; Conservatives react

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Homosexual couple 'married' in Canada challenge KY marriage law

Two homosexual men who "married" in Canada and now live in Louisville, Kentucky, have filed a federal lawsuit to have their view of marriage recognized. People with traditional values, meanwhile, are looking for state leadership to defend against a challenge to the state's marriage laws.