TRUTH BOMBS: There are no words. These muslims gang raped a 14 year old German girl and left her outside in freezing temperatures. At 3:03 you see one muslim was sentenced to 4 years, another got off with a warning. This is the proof given to a dying nation that Christian restoration is required.
TRUTH BOMBS: Sure let’s bring more of them into our country and see if they change [SARCASM].
ARTICLE:(CNSNews.com) – A report submitted to the State Department earlier this year documented that between 2003 and June 9, 2014, at least 1,131 Christians – identified by name and place of death – had been murdered by the radical Muslims that comprise the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
In addition, at least 125 Christian churches had been attacked or destroyed by ISIS.
The report, Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East, was submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry on March 9, 2016 by the Knights of Columbus and the humanitarian group In Defense of Christians. Eight days later, March 17, Kerry officially declared that ISIS’s ongoing actions against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities constituted genocide.
Britain, the European Parliament, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the Iraqi and Kurdish governments have also declared ISIS’s actions genocide.
The report notes that genocide is a crime under federal and international law. It defines genocide as “any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
(Photo source: Gatestone Institute)
“Murder of Christians is commonplace” in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, states the report. “Many have been killed in front of their own families. The Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, many of whose flock lived on the Ninevah plain or in Syria, reports that 500 people were killed by ISIS during its takeover of Mosul and the surrounding region.”
“In Syria, where the organization Aid to the Church in Need has reported on mass graves of Christians, Patriarch Younan estimates the number of Christians ‘targeted and killed by Islamic bands’ at more than 1,000,” states the report.
In section six of the report, it lists the names and place and “date of martyrdom” of 1,131 Christians who were murdered by the Islamic State. For instance, Alicia Nour was martyred in Mosul on Feb. 1, 2005. Ashoor Younan Botros was murdered in Baghdad on June 24, 2013. On July 1, 2015, Qays Abd Shaaya was martyred by the Islamic State in Baghdad.
The 1,131 martyrs are documented from the period 2003 to June 9, 2014. More Christians reportedly were murdered in 2015 and 2016 but names and places of death have yet to be compiled in one document.
In addition to the list of known martyrs, the report, Genocide Against Christians in the Middle East, lists 125 Christian churches known to have been attacked by ISIS. These include, for instance, Saint George Church in Mosul, which was blown up on March 9, 2015; Virgin Mary Chaldean Church, which was attacked by car bomb on June 9, 2008; and the Armenian Church in Mosul, burned on Jan. 25, 2015.
To read the full report, click here.
(CNSNews.com) – Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked villagers in the village of Godogodo, Nigeria on October 15 with guns and machetes, burning down homes, killing more than 40 people and injuring dozens more.
It was the second attack on the predominantly Christian village in as many months.
The Morning Star News’ field reporter in Nigeria, Obed Minchakpu, spoke with villagers who survived the brutal attack. He confirmed to CNSNews.com that the attackers were Muslim Fulani herdsmen who have been targeting Christians for more than two years.
Rev. Thomas Akut, pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Good News Church in Godogodo, told Morning Star News that he and his family barely escaped the massacre.
Reverend Akut added that the attacks have left all 245 members of his congregation homeless, including himself and his family.
“This is a jihad,” Akut said. “It is an Islamic holy war against Christians in the southern part of Kaduna state.”
“They shot and killed my four children,” survivor Peter Atangi told WorldWatch Monitor. “As we ran for our dear lives, they also set our homes on fire. Many of us have been rendered homeless.”
During a previous attack on Godogodo in September, eight men were killed and eight others were wounded by gunshot and machete cuts, village leaders said.
According to World Watch , “a total of more than 300, mainly Christians, have been killed in repeated attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the past five months, while over 5,000 people have been displaced.”
A total of 1,229 people lost their lives in 2014 due to violence by the Fulani herdsmen, which makes them the world’s fourth deadliest militant group in the world, after the Islamic State (ISIL), the Taliban, and Boko Haram, according to the 2015 Global Terrorist Index.
The Index also ranked Nigeria third in the world for suffering “the highest impact of terrorism.”
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is himself a Fulani, responded to the previous attacks and violence earlier this year by ordering his security forces to deter attacks by the herdsmen.
But Rev. Danladi Yarima, secretary of the Northern Christian Association of Nigeria, still blames the Nigerian government for not doing enough to prevent the killings by the semi-nomadic Fulanis, who “played a key role in the 19th century revival of Islam in Nigeria,” according to the BBC.
“We are disheartened that despite the re-occurrence of the attack, the government has not come out with a security plan to stop it,” Yarima told WorldWatch Monitor. “We expected that the government should have mobilized more security personnel to the area.
“Every day, Christians are being attacked and their homes and property destroyed. The killings have continued unabated and we are very worried. We urge the government and well-meaning Nigerians to stop the killings.”
Although the violence is said to be a direct consequence of fighting between herdsmen and local farmers over resources such as farmland, grazing areas, and water sources, Godogodo villagers and those affected by the attacks see no difference between the Fulani herdsmen and another militant Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram.
“This is another jihad like the one waged by Boko Haram in the northeast of the country,” Nigerian pastor Rev. Augustine Akpen Lev said.
“The attackers carry sophisticated weapons, sometimes they even used chemical weapons on our communities. They just come, often overnight when people are sleeping. They attack defenseless people and go away. They clearly have an agenda: to wipe out the Christian presence and take over the land.”
TRUTH BOMBS: Let this one sink in. Read it carefully. Read it slowly. This man is not hirable in his field because of his religious beliefs. Let that sink in.
ARTICLE: A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been ordered by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents.
“Please produce a copy of your sermon notes and/or transcripts,” Attorney General Samuel Olens wrote to attorneys representing Dr. Eric Walsh.
Dr. Walsh said he will not comply with the request.
“No government has the right to require a pastor to turn over his sermons,” Walsh said. “I cannot and will not give up my sermons unless I am forced to do so.”
Walsh, a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister had been hired in May 2014 by as a District Health Director with the Georgia Department of Public Health. A week later, a government official asked him to submit copies of his sermons for review. He complied and two days later he was fired.
His attorneys said the government was curious about sermons Dr. Walsh delivered on health, marriage, sexuality, world religions, science and creationism. He also preached on what the Bible says regarding homosexuality.
He has since filed a federal lawsuit charging state officials with engaging in religious discrimination.
“He was fired for something he said in a sermon,” attorney Jeremy Dys told me. “If the government is allowed to fire someone over what he said in his sermons, they can come after any of us for our beliefs on anything.”
Dr. Walsh has assembled a powerhouse legal team comprised of Parks, Chesin & Walbert along with First Liberty Institute, one of the nation’s most prominent religious liberty law firms.
“It’s an incredible intrusion on the sanctity of the pulpit,” Dys said. “This is probably the most invasive reach into the pulpit by the state that I’ve ever seen.”
Neither the attorney general nor his communication director responded to telephone calls or email correspondence.
Dys said the government’s request came as part of the process to build their case against his client. The request, he said, carries the same force of law as a subpoena.
“Pastors and rabbis across the country – especially in the state of Georgia should be frightened that a state would demand all the sermon notes and transcripts of a pastor,” he said. “This is unprecedented.”
It may be unprecedented, but is it illegal?
“I think it is wrong for a state to demand that a pastor turn over his sermons at any time,” Dys said. “It was wrong for the state to ask Dr Walsh for his sermons as part of the job application and hiring process. It was wrong for them to turn around and fire him when they listened to those sermons. And it is wrong now for them to demand that he turn over all the sermons and sermon notes he ever produced going back to when he was 18 years old.”
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins condemned the state’s demand calling it “an alarming display of government intrusion into the sanctity of the church, pastor’s study and pulpit.”
“This is something that I would have expected to see in a communist country, not America,” Perkins told me. “Government scrutiny of speech in the pulpit is unconstitutional, and unconscionable.”
He called on Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, to “correct this egregious overreach of the state into church affairs.”
Dr. Walsh also gained the support of Emir Caner, president of Truett-McConnell University, a Christian school based in Cleveland, Georgia.
“A new era has come to our shores, a time where government finds it acceptable to suppress the freedom of religion even to the extent of requesting a minister’s sermons,” Caner said. “As an ordained minister, I know that this is not merely an assault on the messenger, but on the very message of our Sacred Scriptures.”
Caner correctly noted that the government seems to exclusively target one faith – biblical Christianity.
“What the government fails to recognize is that ministers of the Gospel are not hirelings of the state, but ambassadors for our Lord,” he said.
Dr. Walsh was catapulted into the national spotlight when he was invited to deliver the 2014 commencement address at Pasadena City College in California.
Walsh, who was then the director of the city’s public health department, came under fierce scrutiny from LGBT activists and students after someone found online copies of his sermons. He backed out of the speaking engagement – but critics persisted and he was forced to resign his post – after reaching a financial settlement with the city.
Shortly afterwards, he applied for the position in Georgia.
“The state of Georgia fired him for something he said in a sermon,” Dys told me. “It’s almost like the state ransacking the pastor’s study trying to find evidence in a desperate attempt to justify their illegal behavior.”
Dys said the attorney general could ask a judge to enforce their request. If Dr. Walsh still refused, he could face contempt of court.
“No one in America should want a pastor being held in contempt for refusing to give up one of his sermons to the state of Georgia,” he said.
TRUTH BOMB: Well why should she believe the Word of God at all? A woman “pastor” in not Biblical so if she thinks it is rational to ignore that part of scripture, why not just ignore the rest of it too. No Truth no Spirit.
ARTICLE: A Chicago-area pastor praised the atrocities of Planned Parenthood during her invocation at a centennial celebration.
“We celebrate today that on Oct. 16, 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the doors of the first Planned Parenthood clinic right here in New York City. And with this act of courage and resistance, the doors were opened for women to overcome the silence and the shame and the stigma inflicted on our sexuality,” United Church of Christ’s Neichelle Guidry Jones prayed. “The doors were opened for women to rise up against the political, religious and patriarchal machines that sought to undermine our right to choose and decide what happens to our own perfect, beautiful and holy flesh.”
The pastor continued: “We can’t do this alone. We might be many, but with You we have been mighty. So come into our gathering with Your presence and Your insight and Your peace and Your power,” Guidry Jones declared. “Come with Your unity that we might be ready when You call. Call on us to stand, call us on us to press and fight, to speak to move and to march on into the next 100 years of Planned Parenthood.”
Meanwhile, many Christians believe abortion to be the biggest issue of the upcoming election.
TRUTH BOMBS: Great Article! A must read to educate yourself.
There’s a great LifeLock ad where four masked bank robbers burst through the door and yell for everyone to get down. A woman on the floor looks up at a bank guard. “Do something,” she whispers.
“Oh, I’m not a security guard,” the man says. “I’m a security monitor. I only notify people if there’s a robbery.” He looks over at the armed robbers in stocking masks, holding a hostage.
“There’s a robbery.”
Like the security monitor, Americans are passively observing a robbery, the theft of democracy. We’re witnessing, in real time, an insurrection, a coup d’état.
The definition of coup d’état is change in government by illegal or forceful means. Like Hillary Clinton illegally seeking the office of president.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.
So there’s that.
Then there’s the fact that Hillary’s guilty of perjury, destroying evidence, obstruction of justice, and that whole pay-to-play thing. I know – she hasn’t been charged, much less convicted of those crimes, but that brings me back to my original point.
Hillary wasn’t charged or convicted because the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) served as accessories after the fact to cover up her crimes and enable her to avoid prosecution. The FBI flat-out took a dive. The Department of Justice (DOJ) tried to be more clandestine, but Bill Clinton’s meet-up with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac got caught on video. The meeting might have been to influence Comey but more likely to dot their is and cross their ts on the upcoming non-indictment.
So we have a woman, Hillary Clinton, who should be in jail but is instead cruising to the presidency; a Justice Department that openly assists Hillary in her cover-ups, and a complicit media that hides all these facts from the public. Evidence of collusion, criminal acts, and cover-ups. If it looks like a duck, et cetera.
But hey, I’m just a writer, not a freedom fighter. I can’t stop a coup. Like the bank monitor in the LifeLock ad, I only notify people if there is a coup.
There’s a coup.
Now, this won’t come as a surprise to most because the insurrection’s not being carried out in the shadows. It’s in our faces. Crime, collusion, and banana republic stuff we’ve only heard about are the new norm.
And the conspirators go about their dirty work as though we were not even here, oblivious to the public scrutiny. Hillary has laughed off questions of a potential indictment since the beginning, sneered at suggestions that her scandal might keep her out of the White House. Even more frightening than her confidence that she won’t be indicted is her unshakable faith that she’ll be elected. Hillary’s not concerned about the coming election; she doesn’t campaign or hold press conferences, and she has few rallies. It’s almost as if she doesn’t really need the votes.
That’s probably a good thing for her, since Hillary proved in the primaries that she can’t get the votes. She had to cheat to beat Bernie Sanders, a 73-year-old socialist out of a win. She had to tamp down Bernie supporters’ passion and enthusiasm and force them to accept her stale, depressing message.
The truth is, a large chunk of the Democrat base doesn’t like Hillary. In fact, many can’t stand her.
So how is she winning? I mean, that’s all we hear, right? Hillary’s winning in a landslide, has a monumental lead that can’t be overcome. Hillary’s shown to be winning because the media is “with her,” or should I say “with them”? Our once free press is working hand in hand with usurpers to engage in sedition and open treason; to defeat the Republican nominee, Donald Trump; and to impose a sick, evil woman, a criminal as our new leader.
False flags – staged events where the perpetrator is concealed and another party blamed.
- The James O’Keefe videos show Democrat operatives bragging on how they stage violent protests at Trump rallies, that they have a national network to cover all locations. The media are all in to blame Trump, paint him as an angry man who foments violence.
Shock and awe – the method of displaying overwhelming force or impressive technology to intimidate or demoralize an enemy.
- Think polls, political experts who tell us it’s over, Hillary’s leads are insurmountable, there’s not enough time for Trump to “catch up.”
- Includes name-calling, manipulated statistics, and other techniques. The media’s favorite is the bandwagon effect. This tactic appeals to people’s desire to be on the winning team (“voters abandoning Donald Trump in droves” and “Hillary’s running away with the election”).
This is the left’s most insidious tool, based on deception and false information to make us doubt our own perceptions, our sanity.
- Media show Trump getting trounced while they withhold more current data. They dismiss as anecdotal (that’s the new buzzword for meaningless) empirical evidence that points to a Trump landslide – yard signs, bumper stickers, massive crowds, and unprecedented enthusiasm. Their “experts” tell us the overflow cheering crowds mean nothing, don’t “translate” to votes.
- And how many times must they tell us there is no voter fraud? Yet O’Keefe has a video with a Democrat operative explaining how to accomplish mass voter fraud, and there’s mounting evidence to confirm voter fraud on a pandemic scale.
Psychological warfare leaves its victims feeling off balance, filled with self-doubt, isolated, and less likely to fight for our candidate. This is the damage our media and government inflict on their own people. The free press we’ve depended on to expose corruption, ensure fair elections, and protect democracy is now part of the corruption, rigging the elections, and defeating democracy. Our protector turned assassin.
Now the media huddle with the left to plot their end run on democracy. It’s a sprint to the finish line. How far will they go? All the way, folks. I can see networks calling the race for Hillary even if they know it’s based on fraud. I can picture Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, President Obama, our entire government and media telling us we must have a peaceful transition, that we can’t question the results under any conditions. Oh, wait – they’re already doing that.
And now they’re setting up in case of a Trump landslide. We could get “fake election results” by Russian hackers, they say. There will be no “peaceful transition of power” if they lose.
We’ve allowed these people to infest our government at the highest levels, to co-opt our national media, and they now hold the keys to the most powerful government on Earth. They’re not going to just hand those keys over and go quietly into the night. They’ll fight every inch of the way.
So what can we do to stop it? There’s only one path to victory for the people: Donald Trump. He’s the sole reason the cabal is having to fight back. Any other Republican would have been one of their own, a non-threat.
But Donald Trump is a true outsider, a general leading the revolution. Trump’s a fighter hanging in there through daily coordinated attacks, slander, and smears. But Trump needs a landslide in this election, enough votes to overwhelm the fraud, to stymie the media’s phony narrative. In the primaries, Trump used a boxing analogy, said he couldn’t win by decision because if it was close, they could cheat. He needed a knockout, and he got it. In the end, it’s up to the American people to deliver another knockout on November 8.
As for me, I’ve done my part, sounded the alarm. I can’t actually stop the coup; I’m like the bank monitor in the LifeLock ad. I only notify people if there’s a coup.
There’s a coup.
TRUTH BOMBS: What I abhor about this article is that it say absolutely nothing about Islam. The words muslim or islam do not even appear in the article. That is not reporting the whole truth because their ideology is the root of their violence. This is a camp made up of mostly muslims (https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/09/as-muslim-migrants-riot-in-calais-paris-mayor-announces-two-refugee-camps-will-open-in-paris-in-october)
ARTICLE: Fires are raging across parts of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, three days into a French operation to demolish it.
It was unclear who set the dozens of fires overnight and in the morning.
The clearance began on Monday and about 4,000 migrants – out of some 7,000 – have been taken from the squalid camp to shelters around France.
The prefect of Pas-de-Calais said authorities now expected to finish the evacuation operation on Wednesday.
The camp has become a key symbol of Europe’s migration crisis, with its residents desperate to reach the UK.
Read more on this story:
- Migrants in Normandy get lukewarm welcome
- How Jungle clearance began
- What next after the Jungle?
- How are child migrants’ ages checked?
- Migrant children dream of getting to UK – Lyse Doucet
The BBC’s Simon Jones, at the camp, says huts were set on fire overnight on the main street leading into the camp, leaving them in ashes.
He says this may have been a last act of defiance from migrants who did not want to leave and did not want to see their shelters taken down by the authorities.
Many of the makeshift shops that had been set up were destroyed and a London bus used by a charity to help women and children was torched.
Exploding gas canisters are a threat and more police officers are now being deployed to the site.
The prefect of Pas-de-Calais, Fabienne Buccio, told BFMTV is was “a tradition among the migrant population to destroy their homes before leaving”.
However, the Calais police commissioner said he had been told by migrants that the fires were started by activists.
Camp resident Mahmoud al-Saleh told Agence France-Presse: “There were several fires overnight. Every time one was put out, another would erupt. It was clearly intentional.
“The firefighters came late. For a long time it was just us, migrants and volunteers, fighting the fires.”
Dorothy Sang, of the charity Save The Children, told the BBC: “We know that hundreds of children slept in the Jungle last night, under the bridge, while fires were burning around them.
“We know that lots of them ran. It’s a really, really dangerous situation for children right now.”
More migrants joined queues on Wednesday for buses to take them out of the camp, with the situation calmer than the jostling of the previous morning.
Crews had begun dismantling the Jungle with sledgehammers on Tuesday. Workers in hard hats and orange jumpsuits pulled down unoccupied tents and shacks.
The work was carried out mostly by hand, and in a low-key manner, as officials believed sending in bulldozers would send the wrong message.
By the end of Tuesday, about 3,000 migrants had been moved out on coaches to centres across France, while another 1,000 unaccompanied minors had been given accommodation in containers near the Jungle.
Our correspondent says the figures are hard to get a grip of. The 4,000 migrants may be accounted for, he says, but the camp had an estimated 6,000-8,000 residents and it is possible a large number have disappeared – either to squat or sleep rough around Calais or go to other towns of their own accord.
The fear is they will return to set up camp again once the clearance is over.
More than 1,200 police officers have been deployed for the clearance operation in Calais.
The French interior ministry said officers “might be forced to intervene” if there was unrest during the demolition.
What is the Jungle?
- The Jungle camp is near the port of Calais and close to the 31-mile Channel Tunnel
- Officially about 7,000 migrants live in the camp. The Help Refugees agency said the final population ahead of its demolition was 8,143
- The camp was halved in area earlier this year but the population continued to rise, and reports of violence have increased
- Many migrants attempt to hide themselves in cargo vehicles entering the Channel Tunnel
- The area has been hit by protests from both locals and truck operators
Last year more than one million migrants – many fleeing the civil war in Syria – arrived in Europe. Countries struggled to cope and division arose in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.
An EU-Turkey pact to try to stop migrants crossing to Greece and moves by Balkan nations to close their borders have driven down the number of people using the so-called eastern Mediterranean route.
However, migrants from African countries such as Eritrea and Somalia as well as West African nations such as Nigeria and the Gambia are continuing to attempt the crossing from Libya to Italy.
A note on terminology: The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.
TRUTH BOMBS: Some are whining that we need to to listen to both sodes of this story. Fact #1 – These girls were trespassing on his property. Fact #2 – He told them to get off his property. Fact #3 – They refused. Fact #4 – They assaulted a disabled 62 year old man. Case Closed PUNKS!
ARTICLE: Two teen girls in New York State have been charged with an assault on a 62-year-old man that police say was caught on camera.
Facebook user Ja’Meeka Price posted video of the incident, which occurred Wednesday, and said she forwarded it to the Syracuse Police Department.
“This is the video of the kids from Cocoran High School who assaulted this old man. I have given it to the local Syracuse news & police who I hope will get justice for this man.. this is sad, ignorant & disgusting! Please share in hopes that it lands in the right hands & these children are held accountable!! #JUSTICEforHIM,” Price wrote.
In the video, the man holds a cane as a group of teenagers stand around him. As he confronts one of the girls, she punches him in the face.
As he chases after the girl with his cane, another girl appears to strike him in the head, knocking off his hat.
The man continues to chase a group of the teens before tripping and falling over in the street.
According to a statement from Syracuse police, the victim said he “politely asked them to not sit on his property” before he was punched twice.
The investigation was turned over to Syracuse High School detectives, who arrested both girls they say are responsible on Thursday.
Because the suspects are 14 and 15, their names and mug shots were not released.
Both have been charged with Assault in the third degree and released to their respective parent/guardians on juvenile appearance tickets, police said.
In a follow-up on her Facebook post, Price applauded the arrest.
“He has gotten his justice! And for those saying “we don’t know both sides” the children were wrong & admitted it. The old man simply asked them to get off his property & this happened.. I’ve posted the news reports on my page.. good day to all ,” her comment read
Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader in France, promised to ban all religious clothing including Christian symbols, in a bid to defeat radical Islam.
TRUTH BOMBS: YEAHH!!!!! Maybe one more life saved from the deluded liberal minds.
ARTICLE: A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother’s care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering “significant emotional harm” due to his mother raising him as a girl.
The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl.
The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been “absolutely convinced” that the boy “perceived himself as a girl” and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports.
However, the boy, who cannot be named and is now living with his father, has naturally reverted to having masculine interests since leaving the care of his mother, the court heard.
Family court proceedings began about three years ago after the father raised a complaint that he was not allowed access to his son. A lower-ranking judge authorised a “wide ranging” inquiry forcing local authority social services staff to begin investigations.
Justice Hayden said “flares of concern” for the boy’s wellbeing had been raised by a “whole raft of multi-disciplinary agencies”, and that he couldn’t understand why social services had “disregarded so summarily” those concerns.
He said social services staff had “moved into wholesale acceptance that [the boy] should be regarded as a girl”. He called on council to undertake a review of the “social work response” to the case; a council spokesperson said a review was already underway.
The judge considered evidence from boy’s parents, local authority social workers and a psychologist to make his ruling.
In his ruling, Justice Hayden said that the boy’s mother “told me that [he] was ‘living in stealth’ by which was meant, she explained, that he was living life entirely as a girl.
“He dressed, at all times, like a girl and, it transpired, had been registered at a new general practitioner’s as a girl.
“I was also left in no doubt that [the mother] was absolutely convinced that [the boy] perceived himself as a girl.”
Justice Hayden added that his “overwhelming impression” was that the mother “believes herself to be to fighting for [her son’s] right to express himself as a girl”.
The woman had told him that the boy “expressed disdain for his penis”, he said, adding: “I consider that [the mother] has caused significant emotional harm to [her son] in her active determination that he should be a girl.”
Justice Hayden commented upon the fact that the boy had settled in well with his father and his father’s partner, actively choosing, with no pressure from either adult, to pursue interests typically seen as masculine.
“I have been told that [the father] and his partner were shocked when they first saw [the boy] by the extent to which he appeared to be a girl, both in appearance and in mannerism,” said the judge. “However, what is striking is how well [the boy] has settled down.
“I have noted from reports that [the boy] has become interested in Power Rangers, SpongeBob, superheroes and is constantly finding new interests … It is striking that most of [the boy’s] interests are male-oriented.
He concluded: “I am entirely satisfied, both on the basis of the reports and [the father’s] evidence at this hearing, that he has brought no pressure on [the boy] to pursue masculine interests. [The boy’s] interests and energy are entirely self-motivated.”