A nightmare for Todd and Krista Kolstad began on August 23, when the parents received a call that their 14-year-old daughter, Jennifer, had expressed suicidal ideation while at school.
Jennifer was taken to the hospital after claiming to have poisoned herself with cleaning fluid, but there was no sign of illness. However, the hospital consistently mentioned that Jennifer identified as a male and wished to be called Leo.
The parents immediately objected, telling the hospital staff that it goes against their values, morals, and religious beliefs. They were told to call a lawyer if they had an issue, because they planned on doing whatever the child told them to do.
The hospital then recommended she be taken to a hospital out of state, where parental consent was not needed for gender-affirming medical procedures.
“Day one at the hospital, they immediately had a nurse talking about getting top surgery in front of our daughter. They immediately started calling her a boy, immediately,” Todd tells Glenn Beck.
When the parents said no, Montana Child and Family Services showed up at their home to serve them with papers to take Jennifer out of their care.
Now, Todd and Krista have accused the state of medically kidnapping their daughter because they refused to support her transgender identity. However, the state’s Republican governor alleged that the decision had nothing to do with the transgender debate.
“They’ve asked us to go to marriage counseling to accept our daughter’s transgenderism,” Krista tells Glenn.
“Wow,” Glenn says, in total shock.
The parents are still fighting to get their daughter back.
“We’ll probably talk again,” Glenn tells them.
“We’re praying for you and especially your daughter, that the right thing happens.”
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