Michael Brown on No, Sophia Bush, Children Do Not Tell Their Parents Who They Are

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I truly believe that actress and activist Sophia Bush is genuinely concerned about children. I truly believe that, in her heart, she is convinced that the best thing to do for a child who identifies as transgender is to affirm that child’s perceived identity. But is she right? Do kids know what is best for them?

Posting to her 3.7 million Instagram followers, Bush wrote, “#transkids are under attack across the country. AR just banned them from accessing healthcare. This is tantamount to murder. Kids will tell us who they are. It’s our job to support them, not demonize or harm them.”

She was responding to news that:

Arkansas became the first state to pass a bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to transgender youth following a vote in the state Senate on Monday.

HB 1570, the “Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act,” prohibits trans youth from accessing health care and insurance coverage for gender-affirming care. The bill passed 28-7 in the state Senate. The state House passed the bill earlier this month.

For Bush and other transgender activists and allies, this bill will give these children only one choice, namely, suicide. Hence, the bill “is tantamount to murder.”

To repeat, “Kids will tell us who they are. It’s our job to support them, not demonize or harm them.”

Do Kids Know What’s Best for Themselves?

But do kids really know who they are? Is that the reality of human life?

All good parents want to support their children rather than demonize or harm them. Obviously.

All good parents want to be sensitive to their children, taking their pains or complaints seriously. (As in, “Mommy, I don’t feel well.”) And good parents will be quick to recognize their children’s unique personalities, giftings, and weaknesses. That’s what good parents do.

And certainly, no caring parent would dream of being cruel to a child suffering inner torment and confusion. Perish the thought. That’s why so many parents have anguished over what to do with one of their children who persistently identified as transgender, beginning at a young age.

I Don’t Question Sophia’s Sincerity

Over 10 years ago, when I appeared on a Tyra Banks episode that focused on little children who identified as transgender, I heard powerful, gut-wrenching stories from parents and children.

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SOURCE: Stream.org, Michael Brown

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