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David French Defends Genital Mutilation of Young Children in the Name of “Parental Rights”

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David French, a far-left faux-Christian political transient who now calls himself a “libertarian” despite his infatuation with advancing progressive policies while labeling them “Christian,” is now defending the chemical and surgical castration of young, sexually-confused children whose parents have decided it’s necessary to mutilate their children.

Last week, we wrote an article demonstrating that French is delusional, insufferable, and pathetic as he has allowed his hatred for uncompromising conservatives completely destroy his reasoning and logic.

The latest demonstration of French’s unsound logic is in an article he wrote for the leftist rag, the New York Times, comparing the intervention to protect children from genital mutilation by red states to schools in leftist states withholding information about a child’s “gender transition” from the parents—as though these are two equal wrongs. He attempts to paint the picture that conservatives are just as guilty as liberals for stripping parental rights.

“State attacks on civil liberties are even affecting our most valued relationships: the bonds between parent and child,” French writes. “In January, The Times reported on how public schools sometimes withhold from parents information about a child’s gender transition, even in the absence of any evidence of parental abuse.”

Of course, this is certainly a valid complaint as schools and states have absolutely no right to withhold any information about a child from the child’s parent. But French’s concession here is an obvious one, and one that he believes will placate conservatives so that they will be more open to accepting his next, completely absurd argument. As though this is just the flip side of the same coin, French then goes on to argue that conservative states outlawing genital mutilation is an equally obstructive infringement of parental rights.

“And because every culture war action against civil liberties has its mirror image on the other side,” French utters, “Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas issued a directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate as ‘abuse’ both surgical and pharmaceutical interventions for transgender children, regardless of the good faith and desires of the parents, children and caregivers involved.”

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He then went on to say that “To understand the gravity of the state interference with parental authority, it’s worth remembering the words of Chief Justice Warren Burger in the 1972 case Wisconsin v. Yoder, in which he wrote that the ‘primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.'”

So, in case you didn’t catch the sleight of hand here, David French is trying to use the conservative position on parental rights against conservatives. Of course, conservatives hold dearly to parental rights, but chopping off a Kindergartner’s penis or a preteen girl’s breasts because they’re confused—primarily because of state and school-sponsored sexual propaganda—is not a parental right.

And, of course, as Christians, we believe that nobody should be mutilating their bodies, but unfortunately, we don’t live in a society where sane people have much control over that. But to argue that parents have a right to take a non-consenting young child to permanently destroy their bodies in irreparable ways is ludicrous. States absolutely have the authority to enact legislation protecting children from permanent harm. And no, states absolutely do not have the authority to withhold anything information about a child from the child’s parents.

But this is coming from a man who believes that exposing children to drag queens, many of whom have prior criminal records of abusing children, is a “blessing of liberty.”


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