When raising objections to AB-957, one hardly knows where to begin. The bill injects another opportunity for mischief into a situation that already bristles with them. Anyone who fails to see how the less scrupulous of the two contending parents could weaponize AB-957 has simply chosen to bury his or her head in the sand. Alas, the prospect of parental manipulation might qualify as AB-957’s most benign aspect. California politicians have equated gender affirmation with a child’s well-being. This amounts to a state-sanctioned inversion of truth. Unless they are toddlers engaged in make-believe, children do not get to impose their imagined identities on indulgent adults. At no time in history would the rational members of any human society have thought otherwise. To the modern world alone — and especially to the woke fanaticism of the last decade or so — belongs the demonic innovation of sanctifying a child’s mental illness or narcissism. In today’s California, a parent might soon have to acquiesce in the sanctification or else risk losing the child. There are few more malignant evils than the compulsory affirmation of a lie. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
NEW: Erin Friday, a parent and attorney, deliveres a stellar testimony before the California Senate Judicial Cmte. against AB 957.She obliterated Rep. Wilson’s backpedaling on “child abuse” claims and vague terminology. pic.twitter.com/WEPEpzk2qy — Tony Kinnett (@TheTonus) June 13, 2023