Reports are circulating about a transgender couple living in Kentucky that is preparing to tell their children that their father is really their mother and that their mother is really their father.
Jason Bowser, 32, who now goes by Bianca, and Nicole Bowser, 27, who now goes by Nik, were married in November 2011, and now have two young sons with another child on the way. Jason, who works as a drag entertainer, has lived as a woman for the past 11 years, and Nicole, who works as a bar manager, has lived for the past seven years as a man.
“I was a tomboy and wanted to dress in jeans and t-shirts,” Nicole told the Daily Mail of her childhood. “I came out as a lesbian when I was 17, but when I spoke to other lesbians they said they liked being a girl, whereas I hated it. My whole life I wanted to look like a boy.”
“I knew there was something different and effeminate about me,” stated Jason. “When I was 17, we had a school pageant and all the boys dressed in drag. I loved it. When I was 18, I started working as a drag act. I met lots of transgender entertainers and started transitioning myself.”
The two met in 2009, and were married two years later. They both wanted to have reconstructive surgery to change their reproductive organs, but realized that if they were to have their own children, they would have to retain the organs that they were born with.
“[W]e wanted a biological child; this was the only way we could do it,” Nicole explained.
But because having a child made Nicole feel feminine, she opted for a Cesarean so she would not have to give birth the natural way.
Now, the Bowsers, who are currently expecting their third child, state that their sons Kai, 3, and Pax, almost 1, do not know that their mother is really their father and their father is really their mother. They call Nicole “Dad” and Jason “Mom.”
“The kids currently have no idea,” Jason outlined. “It’s not like strangers ever guess in restaurants or at the shops.”
But the Bowsers state that they will eventually break the news to their children.
“I don’t know when we will start to tell them, maybe when Kai is around six, but they will need to be old enough to understand,” Jason said. “It is important they know because it’s a big secret to keep from your children and if they found out another way they could hold huge resentment.”
However, Bill Muehlenberg, an American-born apologist and ethicist now living in Melbourne, Australia, wrote in a blog post today that he finds the arrangement to be “insane.”
“Wow. So my mum is my dad and my dad is my mum. Right. And that won’t be a problem for any child. Gotcha. This is moonbattery of very serious proportions, and it seems to be getting worse each passing day,” he wrote. “Pushing this agenda is not helping people but is causing more harm and confusion. But since when do the activists care about how much damage they are causing, either to individuals or to society?”
Muehlenberg pointed to an article by Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who came to a similar conclusion.
“At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. ‘Sex change’ is biologically impossible,” McHugh wrote. “People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”