Television networks are determined to advance the idea that transgenderism is normal behavior, especially in family dynamics. You will be made to accept the LGBTQ agenda, regardless of your personal opinions and religious beliefs. At least that’s their plan. Tolerance is not optional.
The May 12 episode of ABC’s Station 19, “The Road You Didn’t Take,” saw the ongoing battle between divorced parents of a transgender boy play out. She was born Mary and now lives as Matt with her father’s blessing. Her mother, Jane (Romy Rosemont), still considers her to be her daughter, Mary.
Mary’s father Bryan took her from her mother’s home in Florida and brought her to Seattle. Jane and her current husband tracked her through Mary’s phone and came to retrieve her. Mary refused to go with them and police were called during Mary and Bryan’s argument. First responders Victoria (Vic) Hughes (Barrett Doss) and Theo Ruiz (Carlos Miranda) were quick to show scorn towards Jane and let Mary know she had their support.
Mary: I don’t know how to explain to my mother I’m a boy. I know who I am, and I — I always have. She would always try to explain away why I didn’t want to play dress-up with the other girls or why I cut my hair short. What she doesn’t understand is, it wouldn’t matter if I wore makeup or ugly dresses to church. I’m still a boy. And if I go back, I’ll never be able to get gender-affirming care. They’ll force me to go through a female puberty that is going to make me feel…I’m scared.
Mary: I’m scared of what that will do to me. I’m scared I won’t survive.
Social worker: Hey, so it looks like Bryan has recently been awarded full custody.
Vic: Oh, good. Alright.
Officer: The kidnapping charges are dropped.
Social worker: That’s great.
Mary: Uh, can I talk to my dad?
Social worker: Yeah, of course. He’s inside with the officers, filling out an incident report.
Vic: We’ll see you in a minute, Matt. Alright. I think we can resolve this from here, and we’ll fill out the incident report and get it back to you.
Jane: It is my job to protect her! Randall, help me!
Mary: Mom, what are you doing?!
Bryan: Mary! Mary!
Vic: Hey! No, no, no!
Jane and her husband tried to take Mary, but were stopped. Viewers were left with knowing Mary’s father won full custody so she’ll receive her “gender affirming care” instead of the therapy she clearly needs to deal with her gender dysphoria.
The show hit a low in its ratings on Thursday night. Total viewers for Thursday night’s episode was 3.8 million, with a 0.4 demo rating.
The number of Americans identifying as transgender is miniscule compared to the total population. According to the CDC, the number is about 1 million people, about 0.6 percent of the adult population in the United States. Nonetheless, television networks persist.