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Christian family who refused to let their daughter transition to a boy loses child custody

Monday, February 05, 2024 @ 08:21 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — A Christian family in Montana lost custody of their 14-year-old daughter after refusing to let her transition to a boy. Child Protective Services (CPS) determined that the family’s daughter needed to transition after she tried to take her life over the matter. Previously, when their daughter first mentioned transitioning, the family had offered to help their daughter by providing her with counseling to explore why she wanted to transition.

Additionally, the parents expressed concern about their daughter being transferred to a facility in Wyoming, where minors are allowed to receive gender-affirming care like hormone blockers and surgical procedures. CPS ended up removing the couple’s daughter from their home and taking her to the Wyoming facility without their consent. Since losing custody, the family expressed how gender ideology has torn their family apart.

American Family Association (AFA, President Tim Wildmon responded to the Montana family’s story stating that losing child custody over their daughter is “unconstitutional, fascist, and bound to wind up in tragedy.”

“The bullies within the LGBTQ movement have captured major institutions –– like the medical and mental health communities –– and are now starting to flex their muscles against parents,” said Wildmon. “For Montana and Wyoming, two states that are generally conservative in nature, to tag-team this family is unconstitutional, fascist, and bound to wind up in tragedy. We expect what happened, in this case, will soon start being repeated elsewhere, shocking parents and destroying families wherever this dystopian nightmare is allowed to unfold. Who would have thought this was possible in a once-free America?” 

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