Conroe, November 29 – Conservative Republican Precinct Chair and education expert Ginger Russell of Magnolia made an impassion plea to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, that they retract the two proclamations they adopted two weeks earlier that supported transgender adoptions. While Russell’s plea fell on the deaf ears of the Commissioners Court members, especially County Judge Craig Doyal who had sponsored the pro-transgender adoption resolution and placed it on the Court Agenda, Russell did get her message across to an important group of listeners.
For a summary of the situation, most recently, please see “Montgomery County Government ‘For Sale’ (Part 10): The Money Circle Of Terri And Pat Jaggers,” The Golden Hammer, November 28, 2017.
Approximately forty-five junior and senior high school students from Magnolia High School and Magnolia West High School visited the Commissioners Court as part of the Magnolia Independent School District’s Leadership Program. While the students smiled and even laughed during many parts of the Commissioners Court meeting, they sat in rapt and very serious attention as Russell spoke about the serious issue, which Doyal and the County Commissioners obviously have not taken very seriously.
Russell said during her citizen comment:
“I wasn’t going to talk today but I’m really upset over the proclamation that was approved and signed by all five of you two weeks ago.
“As a grandmother of five children, with two more due in the next few weeks, three of my little girls are adopted. They’re African-American and they come from homes and situations that were dire. One was physically abused and her arm was broken because she was part white.
“I cannot stress enough to you gentlemen the importance of placing a child in a home with a loving mother and a loving father. The discipline needs that these children need – and they’ve been home for four years now – cannot be matched by a person who has gender identity issues or men and women who live together outside of God’s plan. God’s word is never spoke or taught to our children anymore in schools, and it’s not given and taught and spoken very much to children anymore in their homes.
“I’m going to read to you out of Romans: ‘For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.’ (Romans 1:26-28)
“And, gentlemen, you’ve all signed your name to this proclamation acknowledging that you’re fine with chance gender or what they call gender identity and sexual orientation. I’m just asking that you retract that. I would not want to have my name on that. And ultimately you’ll answer to God for it.”
The Commissioners Courtroom sat in silence pondering Russell’s serious message and then broke into applause. The five Commissioners Court members openly squirmed in their seats. Several of the students proudly joined in the applause with the others.