I have a lot to say about this story, so I’ll be brief in re-capping the facts.
The back story from Post Millennial:
H00g1and discovered that the school had been showing his daughter SOGI 123, the going sexual and gend3r identity education materials in British Columbia which amounts to tr4nsgend3r ideology “propaganda videos.” In the grade 7 yearbook, the child was referred to by a different name. The school counsellor changed the child’s name without telling her parents. The school “socially tr4nsitioned” the biologically female child on its own initiative, with the input of a gend3r ideologue psychologist, Dr. Wa11ace W0ng.
When H00g1and accompanied his child to a consultation with W0ng, the psychologist advised the pubescent child to take testosterone. W0ng referred the child to the endocrinology unit at the local hospital. Meanwhile, H00g1and was looking for mental health solutions to help the child without drugs.
On the child’s first visits to the hospital, a treatment plan was put into action. Both the child, and her mother—H00gland’s ex-wife—signed a consent form which explicitly stated that the “treatment” was experimental, meaning that the endocrinologists recommending the treatment didn’t know the long-term health impact.
A gend3r identity activist lawyer, B4rb4r4 Find1ey, represented the child in court. Justice B0den decided that the child’s best interests lay in destroying her long-term health to make her body appear more like that of a male.
H00gland, in contrast, thinks his daughter’s best interests lie in preserving his child’s health, in case his child ends up among the estimated 85 percent of children who desist in their belief that they are the opposite sex once puberty ends.
You can read more about W0ng here.
And here is the latest:
[A] warrant was issued by a judge for the arrest of a father after calling his biological female child his “daughter,” and referring to her with the pronouns “she” and “her.” H00g1and was found to be in contempt of court.
H00g1and is a father to a gend3r non-conforming biological female 14-year-old who identifies as tr4nsgend3r and prefers the use of male pronouns. H00g1and has repeatedly called this person his daughter, though the court has forbade it.
On Tuesday… .He was the arrested and jailed. The warrant was issued by Judge T4mmen on March 4, 2021.
H00g1and opposes his child’s undergoing “gend3r affirmative” medical procedures, and has stated this opposition again and again, in the hope of saving his child from irreversible harm. The Canadian medical system, the legal system, and the child’s mother press ahead with social and medical tr4nsition of the child.
On December 14, 2020, H00g1and was compelled by Justice M4rz4ri’s court to collude in the gend3r “tr4nsitioning” of his fourteen year old daughter and told not to call his biological female child his daughter. In response, H00g1and made a Charter challenge engaging his right to freedom of speech.
Unfortunately, there is no freedom of speech nor freedom of religion in Canada. They simply do not exist, because regardless of what is on paper, the taxpayer-funded judges and politicians who run Canada are secular left fascists – the same kind who have been at the head of Marxist governments in other times and places that resulted in so much suppression of liberty and human rights. When it comes to human rights, Canada has more in common with North Korea than it does with the United States of America.
Now my points.
First, about the man’s wife. Women are generally inclined to generate their system of values by feelings and peer approval. Now that feminism has brainwashed the majority of women to distrust concepts that are more typically linked to men, like objective truth and objective morality, it’s rare to find any women who formed their values by complying with the reality of God’s existence and the objective moral law. They are instead reckless and hedonistic in their behavior, preferring to act first and then deny responsibility later. The whole movement for moral relativism and the subsequent non-judgmentalism is an attempt by feminist women to normalize bad behaviors by demanding “tolerance” and “compassion”. My advice to men at this time is to NEVER marry. I don’t think that most women today are good partners for protecting children from predators. There just isn’t enough going on in society (churches, culture, anywhere) that is countering the pulling of women towards postmodern skepticism and moral relativism.
Second, even if you marry a good woman, one like my senior female advisors who I respect and love, you will have to live in a world run by feminist teachers, counselors, administrators, lawyers, judges, police officers, etc. Having a family exposes you to influence from woke pastors, woke parishioners, woke bureaucrats, woke corporations, woke co-workers, big government workers, etc. Your wife will want social connections, and society will become aware of your belief in God and adherence to the Bible. They will not let you lead your home. You’re already losing money from taxes to pay for fascists who oppose liberty and human rights. Don’t compound the problem by having a family that increases interactions with them. You might remember that I recently blogged about a Canadian man who was forced to pay $50,000 a month to a woman that he never married, had children with or even lived with. And another Canadian man who was taken to court for grounding his daughter, and a female judge ruled against him. Why diminish your Christian influence and effectiveness by having your resources confiscated by secular left fascists?
Third, it’s important to understand the evil consequences of feminist women’s push for tolerance and compassion, i.e. – moral relativism and non-judgmentalism. I have blogged previously about the case of the two g4y dads, who adopted a child only to abuse him and to make child pornography videos. An Australian journalist who wrote a story lauding the two g4y dads and their parenting ability (before they were sentenced for their crimes) complained that she didn’t know they were going to do that. But there are ALWAYS consequences, especially for children, from the feminist female push for moral relativism and non-judgmentalism. Just because those women cannot predict them, in their rush to virtue signal their tolerance and compassion, doesn’t mean they are not responsible. If Robert H00gland’s child regrets her tr4nsition or (God forbid) goes into a depression and commits suicide, then the people responsible will be the ones who seem so tolerant and compassionate today. By the way, there is a story from just this week about how a child court judge who championed “drag queen story hour” has been arrested for child pornography. Canada also had an education minister who championed the sexual exploitation of children in their education curriculum who was also arrested for child pornography. Why not just assume that EVERY secular leftist who talks about tolerance and compassion in public is privately involved in abusing children OR approves of it? How many times must children suffer before we see things as they really are?
Fourth and finally, it’s important to understand that secular leftists who are involved in promoting evil tend to respond to disagreement with fascism. Canada currently has a publication ban on any stories about government overriding the rights of parents. They use ARMED POLICE and IMPRISONMENT to restrict speech that criticizes many of the priorities of the secular left, e.g. – abortion, infanticide, tr4nsgenderism, g4y rights, etc. They are not afraid to use coercive methods. I have blogged about people on the secular left using doxing, termination of employment, boycotts, vandalism, violence, and even DOMESTIC TERRORISM (in the case of the g4y activist who attacked the Family Research Council building with a GUN). These methods are either performed by OR approved by secular leftists. Don’t expect them to respect your liberties and human rights, because there are no God-given liberties or human rights in a naturalistic / materialist universe. And in a naturalist / materialist universe, anything goes for a secular left fascist trying to feel good and get peer approval.
Also, in case anyone from Canada is reading this, I mean you no harm. Unlike you, I have no desire to stop people I disagree with from acting freely, according to their consciences. I want you to be able to work and earn money to survive and provide for your family. As a Christian, my job is to love you and answer your questions about Christianity so that you freely choose to bring your behaviors inline with what you determine to be true. I want you to be free to act like a secular leftist fascist, since you haven’t CONVINCED YOURSELF to act any other way. We’re not going to dox you, silence you, coerce you, or anything that would upset you. But I will use my speech to respectfully but firmly disagree with you. The history of Christianity is REPLETE with the worst kinds of sinners changing their ways and becoming heroes of the faith – loved and respected by all Christians. Look at the apostle Paul – he was a billion times worse than you! Christians hope and pray that you might become curious about the rational arguments and evidence for Christianity and change your own minds at your own pace. It happens all the time. We want the truth-centered best for you, not the self-centered best.