Prison Time for Calling His Daughter a Girl

Apr 21, 2021

Last month I wrote to you about a Canadian father who has been in jail since March 25 for referring to his 15-year-old daughter as a “girl.” A British Columbia judge just delivered his verdict in the case. You are not going to believe the sentence this beleaguered father received! Read on. — Mat

As we reported earlier, Rob Hoogland, a British Columbia father, has been jailed without bail since mid-March. His “crime” was refusing to be silenced about the “sex change” drugs the Canadian school system had been giving his (then) 14-year-old daughter without his knowledge and against his will.

Hoogland has been fighting to protect his daughter from the sweeping LGBT and Q agenda for two long years since school propaganda campaigns convinced his little girl that she might really be a boy. School officials then went ahead to give the child opposite-sex hormone drugs—without her parent’s knowledge or permission!

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In February 2020, British Colombian courts ruled that the girl would continue to receive hormone drugs from the government, over her parents’ objection.

A gag order was issued, and the judge overseeing the case ruled that if either parent were to refer to their child as a “girl” or use “female pronouns” addressing the child, they would be guilty of “family violence.”

Horrified, Hoogland took to the airwaves pleading for help. The court saw this as defying the gag order and Hoogland was arrested and held without bail on March 25, 2021.

On April 13, Hoogland was back before the judge, who asked him why he would not stop publicly discussing the case. Hoogland explained that he felt the entire world needed to know about the travesty to his family—and how the school’s transgender program had tricked his daughter into believing she should become a “boy.”

Hoogland told the judge that his child, and really any child her age, is too immature to fully understand the significant dangers of this life-altering ... and sometimes life-ending decision. Children have no understanding of the profoundly serious long-term physical risks associated with hormonal therapies that have consequences like cancer, heart disease and permanent hormonal instability, as well as depression when the realization sinks in about what has been done to their bodies.

Tragically, people who have undergone hormone treatment and surgery to remove healthy body parts have an exponentially higher suicide rate.

If the so-called “Equality Act” passes in the U.S. Senate, it will be used against parents who object to this damaging aspect of the LGBTQ agenda.


Hoogland said: “These kids are going to be handed a life sentence. It’s irreversible. They will be sterile. They won’t have families. A lot of them will eventually choose to commit suicide because you’re compounding their mental health issues with this.”

On April 13, 2021, Rob Hoogland was sentenced to six months in prison and $30,000 in fines for trying to save his daughter.

If the Senate passes the “Equality Act,” we will see large numbers of cases like this in the United States.

There are many other problems with the so called “Equality Act,” just one of which is the cancellation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This means churches, schools, religious organizations and individual believers will have no protection.

There is no “equality” when there is no religious freedom. In fact, there is no freedom at all! And this bill will also make abortion a federal right and overturn every state law regulating it.

But there is another terrible cost—a generation of children caught in the LGBT and Q lobby’s deadly game. The “Equality Act” elevates sexual deviancy to a protected class against which no one will be able to object. As Mr. Hoogland found out, even using the biologically correct pronoun for his own daughter can result in government persecution!

There is no doubt the “Equality Act” will bring the same injustice to America that Hoogland is facing in Canada.

We MUST save our children from this destructive bill. Every vote in the Senate will count. We can stop this bill, but we must act now and not give up.

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Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

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