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"My mom started taking me to a therapist, but would only take me to christian [sic] therapists, (who were all very biased) so I never actually got the therapy I needed to cure me of my depression. I only got more christians [sic] telling me that I was selfish and wrong and that I should look to God for help." At 16, she wrote that she realized her "parents would never come around" and that she would have to wait until she was 18 to start any kind of medical treatment to transition to being a female. www.cnn.com...
originally posted by: snarky412
a reply to: Annee
I worry about people who value their 'church' & it's belief above their own flesh and blood
Their son was reaching out to his parents, for help and was treated like he was mentally off or something
originally posted by: daaskapital
Hopefully the victim's family will contemplate their actions and perspectives.
DEVOUT Christian Linda Robertson says her son came out to her at 12-years-old but that she forced him into ‘conversion therapy’. Now she is travelling the US to ensure more kids don’t die like hers did.
Basically, we told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality,” Mrs Robertson said.
Suicide is a cop out.
originally posted by: IntroduceALittleIrony
This guy (yes I'm going to say guy because the article made no mention of an operation) felt the need to kill himself over peoples opinions basically. I doubt very much he would have been any happier as a woman, since woman critique the heck out of each other.
Also, to the people spouting off about Christians: I've met plenty of homophobic/transphobic atheists, so its not unique to one belief system.
They need to be taught that all their emotional pain comes from their own thoughts, not from thoughts or actions of others, or from outside circumstances.
that's the problem, this issue is much more complicated then, I was born the wrong gender, I did some research on it and many many trangenders even after reassignment surgery are still unhappy, many want it reversed.
Getting counseling is not wrong either, because that is what is necessary even before the surgery.
So before we put the blame all upon the way the parents handled this, consider the chance it is body dysmorphic disorder.
originally posted by: Unity_99
I don't think parents should have the right to stop a teenager from getting the hormone treatments they need to prevent permanent changes to their forms. Its in the teenage years this is crucial. Most teens know they're straight and don't have this issue. For the ones that do, this should be covered and a series of tests to ensure they realize this is a permanent thing performed. Because they'll have to live with it and in the end need to sign away any rights to sue parents or medical for granting their wish.
In addition, they seem to have advanced cloning. They can grow body parts now including those ones.