Posted Mar 19, 2021 by Michael L. Brown

There are so many pressing issues in America today, from bills under discussion in Congress to the fears of Asian Americans in light of increasing hatred and violence. There are international issues demanding our attention, including the upcoming Israeli elections and the current conflict between Biden and Putin. And personally, I would rather comment on any of these subjects then the subject of this article. Yet those other issues will have to wait one more day. This week’s outrages are just too outrageous. We must speak out again.

This week, a Canadian father, Robert Hoogland, was jailed for the crime of referring to his 14-year-old daughter as his daughter. That’s right. Because this concerned father referred to his daughter as female, thereby violating a court order, he has been arrested and put behind bars.

You say, “Obviously, there’s something missing from this story. Did he abduct her? Is she not really his daughter? What else happened?”

In reality, the story is worse than you can imagine.

A few years ago, Robert (whom I met and with whom I discussed the situation) learned that his daughter’s school had been pushing her in the direction of male identity, claiming she suffered from gender dysphoria.

They even changed her name in the school yearbook without informing the parents, encouraging her to get on hormones and to work towards sex-change surgery.

The girl’s mother sided with the daughter, but Robert opposed the decision. After all, she was a young teen and hardly capable of making such life-altering decisions.

The court sided with the daughter, forbidding her father from trying to impede her gender transition.

But that was only the beginning of the story. The court then forbade him from referring to his own daughter as “she.” Or using her real (female) name. Or speaking of her as his “daughter.” If he dared to do so even in the privacy of their home – I am not making this up – he would be put in jail.

This is madness. This is something out of 1984. And it is something that many of us have stated plainly was coming to a city near you.

To Robert’s credit, and out of genuine love for his daughter, he continued to speak out publicly. And now, he has been put in jail.

Several years ago, when Canada passed Bill C16, the so-called “anti-discrimination,” gender identity bill, Prof. Jordan Peterson raised his voice in protest (this was before he shot to international fame), warning that the enforced speech of the bill would lead to situations just like this. His concerns were dismissed as extreme.

In response to Robert Hoogland’s arrest, Peterson tweeted, “This could never happen, said those who called my stance against Bill C16 alarmist. I read the law and saw that it was, to the contrary, inevitable.”

I urge every parent to read Robert’s words, which follow here, and to feel his pain for his daughter.

Speaking of the court ruling, he said, “They've created a delusion, and they're forcing parents to live in this delusion.”

And he asked, “What happens when the bubble explodes and the delusion ends… She can never go back to being a girl in the healthy body she should have had… These kids don't understand. What kind of 13 year old is thinking about having a family and kids?"

And then this: “What kind of father would I be if, in ten years time she's detransitioning, and she asks me ‘why didn't you do anything to stop this? None of your stuck your neck out for me back then.’”

He will be able to say that he tried his very hardest, to the point of sacrificing his freedom.  (Robert shared his heart on this video before turning himself in for arrest.)

You say, “But that was Canada. That could never happen here in America.”

Well, isn’t it bad enough that this happened to a family in Canada? Shouldn’t this concern us as well?

That being said, there is no good reason why things like this could not happen in America, given the direction the country is going.

In fact, in 2018, an Ohio judge “gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.

“The parents didn’t want the teen, a 17-year-old who identifies as male, to undergo hormone treatment and refused to call him by his chosen name, triggering suicidal feelings, according to court testimony. The parents wanted custody in order to make medical decisions for the teen and prohibit the treatment that his medical team had recommended.”

As for freedom of speech, on Thursday, a street preacher who was speaking outside of a Drag Queen Story Hour, where these men read to toddlers, was threatened with arrest by a local officer. And what was his alleged crime? His speech might offend others. He was even told that saying that certain people were going to hell could be deemed offensive, since “hell” could be considered a swear word.  (Watch the clip for yourself.)

As for these infamous, truly detestable drag queen events, it is now reported that, “The former leader of a prominent gay charity that sponsors Drag Queen Story Time for kids has been arrested on child pornography charges, local media reports.

“Brett Blomme, a Children’s Court Judge in Milwaukee, was arrested and charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography Tuesday, the state Department of Justice announced.

“Blomme, 38, is accused of uploading 27 terrible images and videos of children being sexually abused on the messaging app, Kik, using the name ‘dommasterbb’ between October and November 2020, according to the 44-page search warrant.”

No surprise that he was a champion of drag queens reading to toddlers.

This is why we must speak out against this madness and work together to stop the child abuse. And that’s why people like Scott Newgent, a biological female who now lives as a male and is anything but a fundamentalist Christian, have called for a broad coalition of people of conscience to work against children “transitioning.” (Having interacted directly with Newgent, I can testify that she is absolutely passionate about raising her voice on behalf of the children.)

Just this week, I was sent a link to an article from 2019 detailing the story of a lesbian couple in England. One of women identifies and lives as male, meaning that these two women live as husband and wife. Their son, then 5, began to identify as a girl, and so they have announced that their son is a girl and are encouraging his gender transition.

But this should hardly surprise us. After all, no matter how loving they may be as parents, a lesbian woman cannot possibly function as the boy’s father, nor does this child have a fair shot at discovering his true identity.

Do we, then, sit idly by while children’s lives are being destroyed? Do we remain silent while a father sits in jail for fighting for the wellbeing of his daughter?

Certainly not. The least we can do is raise awareness and raise our voices.

I will always grieve over the pain that has been experienced by those who identify as transgender. But I will not collaborate with child abuse.

This is madness. This must stop.

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B.W. posted a comment · Apr 01, 2021
Steev Thank you for speaking your truth!
Steev-Rush posted a comment · Apr 01, 2021
AMEN Doc Brown; this could have been myself, back in the 1960s - as an unwanted boy! Thankfully, i missed out by about a generation - but my mom always, and vociferously, always wanted a girl; one she never had - though having come up in a family of three girls, and being a second wife to a father of two. But her two turned out to be both boys, my big-younger brother, and i. I also recall having wanted to be mom's girl, but that is yet another subject. Today i am grateful to be who i am in this cruel and abusive time!
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 23, 2021
And even ‘if’ we decided to counsel kids, and advise that they wait until fully able to make such a huge decision, the likes of Michael Brown would still be on the front lines of the opposition. This version of ‘Christianity’ is 100% about judgement and division. It is NOTHING to do with kindness, empathy, acceptance, and love. We used to sing a song when I was young ‘they will know we are Christians by our love’. This is what the LGBTQ community needs, NOT the pathetic treatment they get from ‘Christians’ like Michael brown.
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 23, 2021
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B.W. posted a comment · Mar 23, 2021
You call allowing some hack mutilate a childs psyche and their body having Empathy , We are talking about (CHILDREN) NOT ADULTS ! Really Now! no where did I say tor·ture them! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN ! YOUR POSITION IS THE "LIKES OF YOU" KNOW WHATS BEST FOR SOMEONE ELSES CHILD AND YOU advocate the state forcing the parent to comply ! REALLY NOW THINK OF SOMETHING YOU ABHOR AND BEING FORCED TO EMBRACE IT ! you have no boundaries, your wanting to help a child is admirable, but you are not helping! projecting your life experience is dysfunctional! and not helpful! my prayer is for all children that have any kind of dysphoria that they find comfort and guidance and not a label "There are studies implicating soy as a possible culprit baby formula thay cause all sorts of reproductive issues !
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
How can you seriously NOT have empathy for these people??? Just imagine what a day in their life might be like - not to mention having a father who refuses to love you for who you are. IMAGINE WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE. These people are different, and the LAST THING ON EARTH they need is opposition and pushback. They just want to feel loved and that they are ‘OK’. Be kind. Love your neighbour. And by love, this DOES NOT mean throw information back at them that further diminishes them as people who are equally loved by god. LOVE THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE. Please. They are NOT going away.
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
Yup the classic ‘Christians must ignore any speck of emotion and human experience’. Without that tho, my friend, we truly have NOTHING. How else can we relate to God but through our emotions and experience?? God loved his creation enough to come to earth and join us IN OUR HUMANITY. Quit pretending it doesn’t exist or isn’t important. Be honest, it is allllll we have. I agree, this is complex stuff, and no one really knows how to best deal with it. But again, gay people ARE NOT going away. Transgender people ARE NOT going away. Grow up, and figure out how to love ALL of God’s children. Love should ALWAYS be our default, but Christians prefer to divide, oppose, and pretend they are ‘better than’. Just stop it. NOW.
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
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B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020665/
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
Really Now ..... you gush as though it is a settled therapy! The statistics of people being harmed, damaged and disappointed at their outcome can be devastating! Really Now ....how do you fix that! Your delusion is all warm and fuzzy! It is incomplete! And harmful
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
Gender Dysphoria: Bioethical Aspects of Medical Treatment———————————— Gender affirmation surgery remains one of the greatest challenges in transgender medicine.———————— https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6020665/
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
Emotion does nothing for critical thinking ! When I said child hood if difficult under .... I was referring to development milestones , puberty and so on! What you left out is the school is in my opinion, is not supporting the family but injecting its self in the middle undermining the parents the tragedy is the father is made to play the bad guy! Nanny state....on hormones pushing this kid in a direction that has bio ethical gender dysphoria implication that is not settled and cannot truly know the outcomes of a developing child! So many unknowns! It really is irresponsible. I liken it to pushing them off the edge of a cliff and crossing your fingers! Cruelty defined! What needs to happen is make it a crime to tell a child and their parents we know how to help you ! Evil
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
You said ‘child hood is difficult under the best circumstances’. So can you imagine how much MORE difficult it is for this child? A parent who refuses to see you for who you are??? Devastating, utterly devastating. Thank goodness the mom is accepting. And who’s saying things are ‘broken’?? God created this child exactly as they are, transgender. Is a child born with Down Syndrome or cerebral palsy ‘broken’? Would ANY parent in their right mind try to ‘fix’ a child born this way? No, that would be utterly ridiculous, and again unloving. They would love them dearly, exactly as they are. Parenthood - at any age - is about accepting, and celebrating your child, regardless of your desire to exert control over them. And what exactly is this ‘dad’ so afraid of? Being punished by God for loving, accepting, and celebrating his transgender child? Being ousted by his Christian friends? Those are pretty twisted motives I might add...
B.W. posted a comment · Mar 22, 2021
Really Now! I'm Really sorry now but when you make statements like this "Once one truly realizes that we are ALL children of God, these divisions Michael Brown loves to make, are just plain silly and childish. for one Dr Brown is not making divisions You are ! You say once we all realize! that denotes division ! the bone you have to pick is with God, a parent who over identifies with a child that has some sort of mixed up notion based on only God knows why! is not demonstrating love ! that child cannot discern what,who, and why they have the feelings they have ! child hood is difficult under the best circumstances ! why would you alter something that God created and deem it broken and say God messed up ! and think you are the one who should decide based on something you cannot discern! what a mixed up mess! Really Now
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 20, 2021
There is nothing pathological, or un-true with my comments. True love is loving your child unconditionally, and at the core of their being. This is a pattern that we should learn and model after God’s love for us. This father is seeking to control, dominate, and not allow someone to be who they are. This is far from ‘love’. Gay people are NOT going away. Transgender people are NOT going away. People like Michael Brown need to STOP picking on these people. They are exactly like the rest of us, and deserve love, dignity, and respect. Once one truly realizes that we are ALL children of God, these divisions Michael Brown loves to make, are just plain silly and childish.
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gerald a posted a comment · Mar 20, 2021
I believe "Really Now" is the same person who always shows up on these threads, now using a different name. "Really Now" saying the father doesn't live his child is the typical pathological lying from that person.
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Dhoch posted a comment · Mar 20, 2021
Do not know why the other commenter here does not understand that it is because of love the father does desire his child to transition.
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
Nope, the real ‘insane madness’ is a father who can’t find a way to love his child, based on his narrow minded views. We raised our kids in the Christian church, both born again and baptized thru their youth group. Our lives were turned upside down when our youngest told us she was gay. But know what? It was time to grow up for me. She’s STILL THE EXACT SAME SOUL and I love her to death and celebrate EVERY bit of her. Gay people aren’t going away. Transgender people aren’t going away. They exist, and WE NEED TO ACCEPT IT. Like I said - time for this ‘dad’ to realize he CAN’T CONTROL PEOPLE, and grow up a bit.
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
Nope, the real ‘insane madness’ is a father who can’t find a way to love his child, based on his narrow minded views. We raised our kids in the Christian church, both born again and baptized thru their youth group. Our lives were turned upside down when our youngest told us she was gay. But know what? It was time to grow up for me. She’s STILL THE EXACT SAME SOUL and I love her to death and celebrate EVERY bit of her. Gay people aren’t going away. Transgender people aren’t going away. They exist, and WE NEED TO ACCEPT IT. Like I said - time for this ‘dad’ to realize he CAN’T CONTROL PEOPLE, and grow up a bit.
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SteveF posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
There are no words in the English dictionary that can do adequate justice to describe this insane madness. Has the human God given conscience been totally silenced from what it is trying to say: This is evil and horror that no longer resembles something that is human.
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SteveF posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
There are no words in the English dictionary that can do adequate justice to describe this insane madness. Has the human God given conscience been totally silenced from what it is trying to say: This is evil and horror that no longer resembles something that is human.
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Really now posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
No, the scariest part of this is that someone can’t be loved merely for their ‘personhood’. God, OUR father, loves us at the core of our being and soul. His love for us has NOTHING to do with what is between our legs, or between our ears. This so-called ‘loving dad’ (and Michael Brown) needs to grow up.
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aspendougy posted a comment · Mar 19, 2021
The scariest part of this is that someone who is in the position of being a court judge could go this far. It reminds me of the part of Orwell's Novel 1984, where a man's young daughter turns him in to the authorities for thought crime.