Barber to parents of transgender child: Be a parent

Friday, July 19, 2013
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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. 

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