A Christian broadcaster is glad to know that the case of James Younger in Dallas is not over yet, and she believes it could be a turning point for a broader problem.
James' mother, Anne Georgulas, claims James identifies as a girl and wants to be called Luna. James' father and Anne's ex-husband, Jeff Younger, disputes that.
A Dallas jury recently ruled against Jeff's effort to get sole custody of James, but a judge later ruled that the father would have a say in any medical decisions involving the seven-year-old. The mother, now seeking to become James' sole guardian, wants the judge to recuse herself.
"I'm not really surprised," says Texas-based radio personality Janet Mefferd. "She wants the judge to recuse herself apparently because she put up a social media post where she seemed to be offering her opinion on the case. [But] I think the mother is trying to do whatever she can to regain the control that she clearly wants over her son."
Mefferd believes this could be a turning point in waking people up to the broader problem of gender transitioning for children.
"We have seen in the last week lawmakers in at least three states who are saying now, 'We want to have legislation and put forward legislation that would protect kids under the age of 18 from going through any kind of transitioning whatsoever,'" says Mefferd, host of Janet Mefferd Today. "I think that really reflects public sentiment, as people watched this case very, very closely and are extremely concerned, as they should be."
Texas is one of the states where lawmakers are talking up legislation. And Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) announced on October 23 that the state's Attorney General's Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services were looking into the matter involving James Younger.
So while the legislature may take its time, Mefferd believes Greg Abbott and the conservative lawmakers in The Lone Star State will do everything they can to make sure what is right for James is done.