The boy’s mother, 28-year-old Rachel Stevens, and his “stepmother,” 25-year-old Kayla Jones, have been sentenced to 25 years in prison for what doctors believe to be months of cruel and aggressive child abuse.
The truth about how this boy was being treated by his parents started to finally come out when the child was transferred from a clinic in Muskogee, Oklahoma to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa due to lesions on his face and the fact that he had experienced a series of seizures. Doctors in Tulsa quickly became suspicious of the boy’s injuries and ultimately determined that they were the result of physical abuse, not some kind of random ailment as the couple had originally claimed.
As if these two women couldn’t get any more detestable, they even had the audacity to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help them pay the boy’s medical bills. And if for some reason that wasn’t enough to convince you that these lesbians are the scum of the earth, wait until you hear what the official court documents revealed.
Allegedly, the child told police that he was routinely tied up and bound with duct tape, locked in a small room for hours at a time, and periodically beaten with a belt. The boy also said that his mother once hit him in the hand with a hammer, and that his stepmother often kicked him in the groin so hard that it bled. Obviously, these two women were vicious, unstable and evil, and they absolutely deserve to spend the next two and a half decades of their lives locked up behind bars.
Sadly, child abuse and neglect happen regardless of whether the parents are straight or gay. However, there have been numerous studies published over the past several years that indicate that children who grow up with same-sex parents are at a higher risk of depression, anxiety, abuse and even suicide.
One such study, conducted by sociology professor Paul Sullins, found that “at age 28, the adults raised by same-sex parents were at over twice the risk of depression as persons raised by man-woman parents.” There was also an “elevated risk associated with imbalanced closeness and parental child abuse in family of origin; depression, suicidality, and anxiety at age 15; and stigma and obesity.”
Sullins ultimately concluded that “more research and policy attention to potentially problematic conditions for children with same-sex parents appeared warranted.” He added that his study was significant because previous researchers have “reported ‘no differences’ in well-being” due to their use of “psychometric measures of depression of anxiety,” which has ultimately led to “a lapse in policy attention to the potential needs of such children.”
According to Sullins, children of same-sex parents generally reported more violence in the household, claiming that they were often slapped, hit, kicked, or told “things that hurt your feelings or made you feel you were not wanted or loved,” or touched or forced to touch in a sexual manner.
But regardless of whether the abuse comes from straight parents or same-sex parents, the fact of the matter is that child abuse is something that our lawmakers and the American people alike should take very seriously. (Related: The American College of Pediatricians warns that the transgender programming of children is child abuse.)
With any luck, that 5-year-old boy who was abused and beaten in Oklahoma will grow up and live a happy, healthy life, while his lesbian parents rot in a jail cell for the next twenty-five years of their lives.