Last Updated on May 8, 2021
H.B. 1399, a bill that would ban chemical castration and radical transgender surgeries for children in the state of Texas, appeared stalled in the legislature last week, until Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller spoke to Tucker Carlson Friday night on his nightly Fox News program, and urged the Texas Republicans stalling the bill to act to protect children. Now, Jeff Younger, the father of 9-year-old James Younger, who has been embroiled in a fight over gender identity since the child was only two, is speaking out to urge Texas Republicans to act.
Younger went viral when he posted a video of his son, taken at only two years old, explaining that his mother, Younger’s ex wife, puts him in a dress, paints his nails, and tells him he is a girl. “My son just turned 9 yesterday, and I’ve been fighting it since then, so it’s been six solid years of education,” Younger explained. “I’m basically fighting every major institution in the government, and almost every professional body.”
“We’ve been able to get a bill to pass the Senate, which would outlaw sex change surgeries on children, which is being done in Texas, there’s hundreds of children that are in the pipeline right now,” Younger explained. “It would also ban chemical castration of children, which there are thousands of children in Texas right now who are actually on cross sex hormones.”
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However, until last week, the bill seemed stalled in the Texas House. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appeared in a radio ad that laid the blame on Rep. Dustin Burrows, who is on the committee that sets the legislative calendar for the House, and other Texans have laid the blame on Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, who National File has been told repeatedly receives his orders from Gov. Greg Abbott. All politicians alleged to be holding up H.B. 1399 are members of the Republican Party.
“The person that, right now, is the proximate cause of the delay, is Dade Phelan, the Speaker of the House,” Younger told National File. “Dade Phelan has a 100% approval rating from almost all of the gay and transgender lobby organizations. He’s a longtime member of the LGBT caucus, he is a huge LGBT advocate in the legislature. He is the Speaker of the House, and he can control all of this.”
Younger explained that Phelan is a recipient of funding from Paul Singer, a globalist Republican fundraiser who is the “largest donor of the Human Rights campaign” and also among the largest donor to Republicans. Singer became well known last year, when Carlson lambasted Singer and those like him as enemies of the American middle class, rural America, and the wider Trump-inspired populist movement.
“The big donors in the Republican Party are at odds with what the voting base wants. When it comes down to it, Governor Abbott, Dade Phelan, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a lot of times they go with what the donors want and not what Democracy is telling them to do,” Younger told National File. Younger warned Abbott and other Texas Republicans that, should they refuse to pass common sense legislation to protect children, he and others will work to inform the public of their corporate agenda and damage their hopes of a future in national politics.
“Go after Dade Phelan, let his constituents know, call his office and let him know: He can be loyal to his paymasters in the Human Rights Campaign, or he can lose his job. We need to do the same thing to the people in the Calendar Committee, they can obey their paymasters who are offering them power in the state government, power as lobbyists when they get out of government, they can obey these people and that’s fine, they can make a lot of money, but they won’t be elected officials in this state anymore,” said Younger. “And finally, we need to let Governor Abbott know that we are going to pass this bill, and we need to start reaching out to Democrats.”
“One of the things that has not been reported is many Democrats have approached Republicans who support this bill and said they also support it,” Younger told National File. “We have a wedge issue with the left here on this gender modification business. 40% of the Democrats are on our side on this issue.” He added, “We need to let Abbott know that if he doesn’t [sign the bill], we’re going to use this wedge issue against him and he won’t have a political future in Washington like he hopes he does.”
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