After watching the following video, it was difficult for me to contain my emotions and remain self-controlled.
The headline located on the sidebar of the Huffingtonpost drew me in: “WATCH: Incredible story of transgender son will have you ugly crying…then cheering.”
The two words “transgender son” and the rest of the headline gave me a head’s up that what I was about to watch would be more propaganda for the LGBTQ movement that has been force-feeding its evil agenda on the American public, using the liberal courts, a God-hating federal government, and an only too-willing press as their three main weapons of mass destruction.
I would not be disappointed.
This video and the accompanying article have so many disturbing points that it is difficult to selectively highlight and deal with each one. If I was to rank all the vile issues which this article raised and prioritize them, number one would be the permanent psychological damage these parents have done to their innocent daughter.
Since I assume my readers will both view the video and read the article, I won’t spend valuable time giving an overview of the problem. Suffice to say, I did not go away from watching the video doing either of the two things that the headline promised: ugly crying (whatever that is) or cheering.
Rage might be a better word, but again, I’m trying to keep my emotions in check and not allow them to gain control over me, for as the Scriptures say, “The anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.” (James 1:20 NASB)
Instead, I will allow another Scripture to guide me: “Be angry, yet do not sin.” (Ephesians 4:26)
My anger is first directed against these parents, two individuals that have shown by their actions that they are unfit to be the custodians of this child. If they were as loving and concerned about the welfare of their daughter, they would do the right thing and give Ryland up for adoption to a loving–and normal–Christian couple to raise her.
What sort of parents make a Youtube video of their five year old child and turn her into a media star? What possible good can come from such exposure at such a tender age? One motive, at least, is clear: you will notice that Mr. and Mrs. Whittington allowed their video to be monitized…they are making money on the ad revenue that will no doubt come in from people clicking on the ads that run before the video plays.
The video was uploaded six days ago on May 27th and has already received over 3 million hits; the parents will make a tidy sum off of just this. And who knows how much money they have made for their story being told on various news outlets? One always has to follow the money trail when seeking to understand so much of what goes on in money-hungry America that has made the near bankrupt dollar one of our national idols.
Evidently, the Whittington’s failed to take heed of the warning found in 1 Timothy 6:10:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (KJV)
There is more to this sordid story than meets the eye, and it begins at 1:23 on the video with this sentence: “As soon as Ryland could speak, she would scream, ‘I am a boy!'”
These parents are trying to convince viewers that this little child, deaf from birth and having cochlear implants put in around her first birthday (another issue in itself), suddenly blurted out this complete statement after just learning to speak.
I find this highly suspicious. No child developing the ability of speech blurts out complete sentences, especially those with four words. Learning to speak is a complicated series of halting steps, especially for a child who was supposedly deaf from birth. It stretches the bounds of credulity for these parents to say that this was the first thing she said and does not pass the proverbial “sniff test.” Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
But for the sake of argument, let’s assume little Ryland did say this. Certainly this would be an unusual statement for such a young child to say, but kids say all kinds of strange and bizarre things. Some important questions to ask are, “Why did she say this? Was she parroting something somebody else said, perhaps from a character on the television set? What kind of an environment is Ryland being raised in? Are the parents LGBTQ friendly? Do they surround themselves with LGBTQ friends and associates? Talk about LGBTQ issues around the dinner table or watch LGBTQ programs? Does Ryland attend a pre-school or day care that caters to LGBTQ families?”
In other words, what is the social environment that Ryland is being raised in and around? I would stake my life on the fact that Ryland’s parents are gay friendly, perhaps even LGBTQ activists, and the daily living situation that Ryland is immersed in is one in which her little mind is constantly exposed to perverse and unnatural speech, ideas, and influences.
If so, her statement of “I am a boy!” is not so earth shattering and even understandable.
And let us look at the quality of the video itself. Somewhat professional, I believe, and not your usual run-of-the-mill home variety one often encounters on Youtube. Whoever put this together had expertise beyond your average Joe videographer, bringing in additional suspicion that this event was staged by individuals who had an agenda.
At 2:26 we read: “Ryland began to display increasing amounts of shame.” And then, “She said, ‘When the family dies, I will cut my hair so I can be a boy.’ Through tears she asked ‘Why did God make me like this?'”
Note that this is a five year old asking these questions and not a freshman in philosophy class at your local university. Again, another part of this disturbing story that rings hollow and false. What five-year-old thinks like this? I raised three five-year-old daughters myself and I assure you, none of them, during these tender years, thought anything like this. These are statements made by a child, if not outright fabricated by the parents, that point to serious psychological problems that might stem from serious dysfunctional occurrences within the family itself. No five-year-old thinks like this on their own without being coached or exposed to situations that no child this age should deal with.
And shame? Again, what five-year-old feels shame? Shame about what? Kids this age run around naked without the least amount of shame…its what kids do. It’s normal. What is abnormal is a child this age expressing any shame at all, another indication that something deeper is going on behind the scenes.
At 3:10 we read, “We sought the help of professional and experts, while researching everything we could. We all came to the same conclusion…Ryland is transgender.”
Who are these professionals and experts? What are their credentials? Their biases? Let me assure you of one thing: if all of these experts unanimously agreed that “Ryland is transgender,” this was a very selective group of “experts” that were solidly steeped in the perverse philosophies found only in the LGBTQ camp; hardly an unbiased group.
It becomes disturbingly clear that these parents were fishing for answers to their child’s unusual behavior in a very selective pond, which points to the conclusion that these parents are from a specific political and philosophical mindset that embraces twisted and unproven theories of “transgenderism.”
But what is even more disturbing is this unrelenting feeling I have that so much of this story is staged, that Ryland is being used as some type of perverse pawn in an ideological war these misguided parents are waging. If you do not believe that parents use their children in this way, you need to educate yourself. It happens…frequently.
“Although Ryan was born with female anatomy, her brain identifies with that of a boy. Through our research, we discovered a disturbing statistic (sic) 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide due to lack of societal acceptance.*” (3:37-3:41)
The asterisk informs us that this “statistic” comes from a publication from “The Williams Institute.” I googled them and discovered the following from their website:
“The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy…Mr. Williams’ inaugural donation of $2.5 million to create the Williams Institute was the largest donation ever given to any academic institution in support of a gay and lesbian academic program in any discipline.”
After this, they put this curious statement at the bottom of their website:
“Statement of Independence and Objectivity
The Williams Institute is committed to the highest standards of independent inquiry, academic excellence and rigor. Research findings and conclusions are never altered to accommodate other interests, including those of funders, other organizations, or government bodies and officials.”
Reasoned thinking individuals can see through this absurd statement of alleged unbiased research. When someone gives you 2.5 million dollars to start a center for the stated purpose of creating an “academic institution in support of a gay and lesbian academic program” and continues to fund that with an additional 13 million dollars, one can hardly expect “independent inquiry” and “research findings and conclusions [that] are never altered to accommodate other interests…” to come from such an entity.
As a matter of fact, one might even correctly say that the above statement alleging “independent inquiry” is a complete fabrication, an outright lie meant to deceive, for at least one publication, the pro-homosexual magazine “The Advocate,” identifies “The Williams Institute” as “The Most Important LGBT Group You’ve Never Heard Of.”
The founder of “The Williams Institute,” Charles R. “Chuck” Williams, is hardly an unbiased actor when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In the same article referenced above, it says this concerning Mr. Williams:
“The success of the Williams Institute rests on solid and strategic thinking, research, planning, and a laser-like focus on behalf of the founding donor…Chuck Williams’ desire to create the first and only academic research center focusing on sexual orientation law was driven by two overarching priorities — the desire to end discrimination and a commitment to long-term, sustainable impact (emphasis mine).”
Focusing on sexual orientation laws reveals a clear bias and it is remarkable that the organization has the audacity to suggest otherwise.
At 3:55 we read, “For Ryland’s well-being, we were advised to allow him to transition as soon as possible.” Like a rotten onion, the layers of this story reveal a set of parents who purposely relegated their research efforts on alleged statements made by their five-year-old daughter of her desire to be a boy to findings that were, at least from one major source, decidedly in favor of not only LGBTQ rights, but activists that seek to alter existing laws and make them favorable to “gay rights.”
As these layers are pulled aside, these parents engaged in a radical redefinition of their child’s gender, cutting her hair, calling her a “he,” and dressing her like a boy.
For those who do not closely follow the radical attempts at those involved in LGBTQ “rights” to completely transform the way the majority of Americans think and behave, you will be surpassed to learn that part of their arsenal is the use of falsehood, lies and distortions.
This appears to be the precise modus operandi of these parents. In particular, we read this at 4:46:
“Ryland’s gender identity was not caused by our parenting style, family structure, or environmental factors.”
The facts paint a different picture, gleaned from what little evidence they provided in the video. Ryland’s “gender identity” was caused by their “parenting style, family structure and environmental factors.” There can be little doubt that if the Whittington’s provided to the public the names of all of the “experts” they relied on to come to the conclusion their five-year-old daughter was “transgender,” the list would read similarly with the same credentials as those of the founder of the “The Williams Institute” and those who currently operate it.
Throughout the thousands upon thousands of years of human civilization up until the 1960’s, where is there a story like Ryland’s? What parents throughout history would come to the insane conclusion that her parents did and take radical steps to transform their little girl into a boy?
Ryland needs our prayers. She has exceedingly rough days ahead of her. Her only hope, the only possible ray of sunshine in her darkened, innocent life, will be if she embraces the Lord Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and He gives her the grace and mercy to overcome the damage done to her through her parents.