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Jesus, we lift families with transgender members before You this holiday season. Comfort them and bring them peace. Restore these families!
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As millions across America set the table this holiday season with joy and love, we must remember the families who are unable to share in that joy and love, having been torn asunder by this demonic ideology.

From The Christian Post. The holiday season is always hard for families that have endured the recent loss of a family member.

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But the parents of trans-identified young people have been enduring a prolonged, unrelenting loss, many times because their children have cut family ties as part of their new “gender identity”. Some children have vanished entirely from their parents’ lives. Some parents I know have labeled this experience an excruciating “living death.” For most people, Thanksgiving is infused with goodwill and gratitude, but for these moms and dads, it’s a heartache punctuated with piercing anguish.

This particular parental sorrow has gone largely unnoticed in the last decade but it has risen to the surface this year. Many moms and dads who feel as though they have been psychologically crushed by the destruction of their children’s minds and bodies by way of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and trans surgeries are finding their voices and growing bolder. 2023 was a year when many parents rose up in response to this scandal. Their courage is worth revisiting.

In January, just over a month after its release, Vimeo censored the indie documentary “Dead Name”, which profiles three brave parents whose lives were upended when their children became mired in the trans contagion. The film poignantly chronicles the journeys of Helen, Amy, and Bill as each of them found themselves inside a dizzying tailspin, struggling to understand what was happening and then resisting, often unsuccessfully, the medicalization of their children. The streaming platform claimed that the documentary was hate speech but the abrupt removal of the film only caused public interest to skyrocket. “Dead Name” was quickly rehomed on a platform of its own and engagement with it has grown steadily ever since. It has even appeared on billboards in Pennsylvania and Ohio. (Disclosure: this Christian Post journalist briefly appears in the documentary).

Interestingly enough, the day before Vimeo removed “Dead Name”, The New York Times published a story that gave a permission structure of sorts to parents to object to teachers and school officials socially transitioning their children behind their backs. Until then, much of the legacy media has framed the issue as yet another example of hot-button American culture wars between the left and the right. But the political reality is more complicated here; opponents of so-called “gender-affirming care,” and critics of gender ideology more broadly, do indeed span the ideological spectrum.

In February, a riveting account emerged in The Free Press by whistleblower Jamie Reed which detailed how parents were being strong-armed into medicalization for their kids against their better judgment at the pediatric gender clinic at Washington University of St. Louis. That clinic announced in September that it is closing down due to the liability risks it now faces from a law that the Missouri state legislature passed prohibiting trans-ing minors. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, the main government official with whom Reed corresponded when she blew the whistle, has successfully defended this law at the trial court level.

Due to the increasing numbers of affected families, in March The Christian Post put on its first-ever public event in Dallas called “Unmasking Gender Ideology”, which was inspired in part by our documentary-style podcast series “Generation Indoctrination: Inside the Transgender Battle.” While in Texas, our team met and prayed with such families who drove for several hours, some from neighboring states, to attend. The bewildered, 1000-foot stare and the panicked despair in their eyes were unmistakably familiar to us.

Around this same time, at the state level, the medical boards, legislatures, and governor’s offices started to notice what was happening to many young people and their families and passed laws to curtail these experimental practices. Seventeen states throughout the U.S. South and Midwest adopted statutes prohibiting the medicalization and surgery for minors this year, some of which have survived court challenges. In my own conversations with advocates who have worked to pass those measures through legislative chambers, it was the stories that heartbroken family members shared with lawmakers that were instrumental in causing them to see the depth of devastation that trans ideology has unleashed.

In late July, 19-year-old detransitioner Chloe Cole testified before Congress recounting how her parents were led to think she would wind up dead by suicide because gender clinicians asked them that infamous, maddeningly deceptive question: “Would you rather have a dead daughter or a living transgender son?” Cole was prescribed blockers and cross-sex hormones as an adolescent, underwent a double mastectomy at 15, regretted it all at 16, and is now suing the medical institution that irreparably damaged her body.

Her parents are not the only ones who have faced that exact same manipulation in medical settings. Some of the most moving words that describe such mistreatment at the hands of doctors and counselors are not being vetted in the mainstream press where they should be but appear in the PITT substack, and in a recently-compiled book, Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans: Tales from the Home Front in the Fight to Save Our Kids.

Like the “Dead Name” parents, these loving mothers and fathers frequently document how they have spiraled into a nightmarish world they never knew existed, were straitjacketed by ideologically captured professional organizations and government entities, and were abandoned by people they thought were their friends and politicians they believed represented their values. Unlike in years past, however, they are fighting back in greater numbers.

Taylor Reece, the producer of the “Dead Name” documentary, has interviewed hundreds of distraught parents and cautions against believing that we are anywhere near the end of the road despite the considerable rise in public awareness. The fallout from these fractured familial bonds has only begun.

“While holidays heighten the feeling of what’s missing in any family where there is loss, parents who have lost children to transgender ideology suffer every day as they deal with constant reminders of a child that they raised and one that they barely know anymore or don’t see because that child has left their lives,” Reece said in a CP interview Tuesday.

“In 2023, we saw a lot of pushback, more scrutiny, questioning, and political appropriation of the issue. But at the end of the day, it is medical professionals and therapists who need to reevaluate this fast-tracking of distressed children on the path to medicalization and revert back to a long-accepted, truly scientific approach that was practiced in previous years,” she added.

For thousands of families, and their numbers are growing daily, their sadness intensifies during what should be memorable times marked by joy and feasting but are instead filled with moments of unimaginable grief.

When you gather around the Thanksgiving table on Thursday with your family, please remember and pray for those who have been torn apart, and may God deliver us all from this unspeakably terrible evil.

Share your prayers for those affected transgenderism below.

(Used with permission. By Brandon Showalter from The Christian Post. Photo Credit: ErikaWittlieb/pixabay)

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George Leaf
November 26, 2023

Father God, in all things you are the true standard of righteousness. Your truth does not waiver. In it we may trust it to be our guide in values and our own behaviors. . . Let king David’s choice of action when surrounded by those who saught his destruction be our guide.
Psa 35:13  But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
Psa 35:14  I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
May compassion reign throughout this season of challenge and confusion for true love nevervfails.

Robert Collins
November 24, 2023

I have a 51 year old transgender daughter. She came out trans last summer saying she was living a lie as a lesbian for 30 plus years or so. Now she wanted me to use male pronouns and refer to her as “ my son “. I have been a born again Christian for 43 plus years.. What we are dealing with here is a demonic doctrine that captures the mind of a young person thru lies sown by the devil. Of course that young mind & victim buys into those lies and gets captured ( I believe ) because somewhere along the line they rejected God’s truths … resisted the Holy Spirits overtures , were turned off by “ fake christians or overcome by generational curses and evil influences sometimes thru no fault of their own ( only Christ…Yeshua…the Messiah sets us free from these bondages ). However the devil doesn’t just want to capture the original victim and destroy them but he also wants to destroy all family members and get them to buy into this transgender demonic doctrine. My daughter demanded I use her new male pronouns. The Lord said “ NO “!… my daughter wanted me to violate my conscience… my deepest beliefs. If I did that … I would be buying into this doctrine and turning my back on God’s Truths. Now…world wide … governments are demanding we “ Bow Down’ to this demonic trans doctrine. I want to make it to Heaven… not turn my back on the Lord & His word. My daughter may have continued with her self destruction by having her breasts surgically removed. I told her …please don’t do that ! We are estranged. I Love my daughter …if she only knew how much. My relationship with Jesus guides my life. I won’t bow down to this doctrine. The Lord has spoken to me that before my daughter leaves this earth she will bow her knee to Jesus and turn over her life over to Him ( get saved ). I rest in that promise. God is so Good. ! I don’t hate those captured by this doctrine… I pray they get delivered by the only one who can free them…and that’s thru the shed blood of Jesus. And I Love and pray for my daughters deliverance & salvation. Thank you.

November 23, 2023

And praying for families divided and fractured by homosexuality…

November 22, 2023

We have two in our family that have fallen for the transgender lies. Please help me pray for their salvation. Thank you. 😊

Mary Beth
November 22, 2023

My heart and prayers go out to all who are experiencing such a devastating loss. And I pray as well for those caught in the horrible deception of sexual perversion – the deception of believing it is normal. May this generation experience the transformation of salvation and deliverance in Yeshua – and then become evangelists to their own generation.

November 22, 2023

As the grandmother of three transgender people, I thank you for this article and for the prayers. My family is shattered. I no longer am allowed to see my great grandchildren. I have not changed from the Christian that I have always been. However, due to mental illness, autism, and childhood abuse, my beloved grandchildren have turned to this insane cult, and turned their backs to me. The love of Jesus Christ sustains me, through Him alone is peace. Thanking God that the tide is turning, but families are suffering in the meantime. Please continue to pray for His truth to prevail. Thank you.

November 22, 2023

Our father we do lift those families with children that have lost there identity. We as you Jesus ro comfort these families and continue to pray for there love ones that being deception.

Ellen Hoffman
November 22, 2023

Oh Lord, I pray for the pain these families feel. I have felt this myself. My daughter has been estranged for 6 years and identifies as “they, them.” We did not separate her from us, she chose this. It weighed heavily for several years. Even though I still pray for her daily, I have the peace that passes all understanding. I have given the burden to God. It is too heavy for me to carry. I know she is in His hands and He is answering every prayer.

    November 22, 2023

    I hear you, dear Ellen. And our prayers are being heard by our good God. It has been 10 years since this nightmare started for me, Take care of yourself, and stay close to Jesus. He will get us through.
    Love, Indio


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