Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Parental Rights and the Protection of Children

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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International,

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. …

A few weeks ago, I told you about a Substack publication called “Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT).” The publication provides a place for parents with children who are struggling with gender dysphoria to describe their often-horrific experiences.

One of the most disturbing (but, by this point unsurprising) themes of the posts, is how parents who have any level of doubt or hesitancy about “transitioning” their child, whether by using different pronouns, or with the use of drugs or surgery, are swiftly condemned as being “unsupportive” and showing signs of a dangerous “transphobia.”

As one heart-broken mother wrote recently, simply because she showed some hesitancy about “transitioning” her son, she suddenly became “a TERF [Note: this stands for “trans exclusionary radical feminist”] and a transphobe.” She writes, “I’d magically transformed from a lifelong liberal to an ignorant, hateful, right-wing bigot.” …

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