Christian Parents Sue After Being Told Daughter Could Be Taken Away for Not Letting Her Be Boy

sad-compressedThe Christian parents of a 14-year-old girl in the United Kingdom who says that she wants to be a boy have filed suit against authorities who are siding with the teen and want to force her parents to allow the girl to undergo a “gender transition.”

The parents’ attorney, Michael Phillips, has advised that if they fail to follow the instructions of social workers, the teen could be taken away from them.

“They’ve told us if we don’t allow her to be called ‘Mark’ and give permission for her to be assessed at one of these centers that’s pushing the transgender agenda, we’re emotionally abusing her,” mother Kate Wilson (an alias) told the Daily Mail this week.

Wilson and her husband believe that their daughter is too young to receive life-altering medical treatment, while social workers assert that the girl’s sudden emotional problems stem from her frustration with her own skin.

Notes from the workers also cite the couple’s Christian faith, stating that they have “raised concerns with regards to parents’ strong Christian values and the impact of emotional harm.”

“Mr. and Mrs. Wilson articulate their strong beliefs and this at times is difficult for [their daughter] to accept, this being considered a homophobic and bigoted viewpoint within liberal circles,” another note reads.

Social workers state that the girl is in a “heterosexual” relationship with another girl in school.

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“The rights of parents in the U.K. are being eroded, especially those who have traditional Christian values. It is leaving parents to feel fearful, vulnerable and intimidated,” Wilson told the Sunday Times. “We were told by the psychiatrist that Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) said that if the name change does not happen, then she would be a high suicide risk.”

The situation began when the Wilson’s daughter, whose birth name is not being released because of her age, struggled with an eating disorder and was discovered by her father with cuts on her arm. In seeking to obtain help for the girl, the Wilsons contacted the teen’s school, which referred them to a counselor. The couple also contacted the aforementioned Mental Health Services department for further assistance.

But, much to their surprise, they were suddenly thrust into a discussion with the organization that their daughter really wants to be a boy. The Wilsons say that it was the first time they had ever heard such a claim about their child.

They also discovered that the counselor at the school had been calling their daughter “Mark” for weeks as per the teen’s request.

“I can’t believe it was kept from us,” Wilson told the Daily Mail. “Don’t you think as parents we should have been informed? We’ve gone over and over together if there was an sign, anything we should have picked up on. But there was nothing. … For some reason she got it into her head she wanted to be a boy once she was referred to a counselor and her CAMHS worker at the end of April.”

The Wilsons have discovered that one of their daughter’s friends also cuts herself, and state that their daughter has run away from home at least twice and has become moody and argumentative. They believe she has emotional problems, but should not be permitted to make drastic decisions about her gender at 14.

“We’re not doing this because we’re bigots and certainly not because we’re homophobic. We’re not,” Mr. Wilson said. “We’re doing it because [our daughter] doesn’t know where she’s going.”

“Surely as parents it’s up to us to act in what we believe to be our daughter’s best interests, not some social worker pushing their liberal agenda,” he stated. “After all, it’s us who love her. We are her family—not the State.”

The couple will meet with officials next month to decide whether the girl will be allowed to be called “Mark” or the name given to her at birth.


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  • Nidalap

    When the patients are put in charge of the asylum, only the sane will be called crazy…

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Children should be educated to live out the truth and the good instead of falsehood. Children need the way of the Lord.

    • uninvitedguest

      The last thing that children need is indoctrination into your religion sweetheart. They need a good education and their parents……no fables

  • Ken Faivor

    What a terrible cancer society has become. I’ll pray for the parents who are fighting for their daughter life and cast down the spirit that has infected their little girl.

  • Gena B

    Put yourself in these parents shoes, how awful. Just because a 14 year old thinks they know what they want doesn’t mean it’s always good for them. Why not have her wait until she is at least 18 to decide for herself if she wants to transgender? Assuming that means hormones or something. If she was to take injections this young she might change her mind later and be stuck with long term damage.

    As parent we can guide our kids but they have to make their own mistakes, but the state stepping in is ridiculous. They look at her parents as if they are abusing her for not letting her change. So sad.

  • Ax2root

    The demon possessed man who cut himself was DELIVERED by the power of Jesus Christ

    EVIL WAS NEVER ENABLED BY JESUS

  • Ax2root

    UK is promoting child abuse by enabling evil

  • Miracle Onyeoziri

    Lets really analyze this article. It is not everyone who says they are Christians are actually children of God and followers of Jesus Christ. How you know a Christian is by their appearance, speech and action. Although we don’t have a picture of the parents we can look at their speech and action but for the purpose of time lets focus on their actions.

    The problem lies in this statement

    “The situation began when the Wilson’s daughter, whose birth name is not being released because of her age, struggled with an eating disorder and was discovered by her father with cuts on her arm. In seeking to obtain help for the girl, the Wilsons contacted the teen’s school, which referred them to a counselor. The couple also contacted the aforementioned Mental Health Services department for further assistance.”

    As a Christian, you have to understand that we are constantly fighting against principalities, demons whose only desire is for us to sin against God and go to Hell, so we do not confide in them or unbelievers for help because God is our helper.

    Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Psalms 72:12 – For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

    When the parents went to the school was where all their problems began. Instead of praying and having faith that God would help their daughter, they began to ask the school who lead them to the Mental Health Services who eventually lead to a social worker and to the lawsuit. These parents should have prayed, if their prayer didn’t work, then it is evidence of their spiritual life whether or not they are truly Christians, whether or not God sees them as his children. And because this lawsuit has occurred it is also evidence that they are not truly Christians.