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Militant transgender advocates are pushing their agenda with uncompromising zeal on public school students.
It’s great with President Joe Biden. On Friday, the Biden administration announced that by April it would strengthen the legal rights of transgender students in public schools, with new guarantees regarding access to toilets, locker rooms and athletic competitions.
These problems grab the headlines, but they are less harmful to most students than the damage caused by curriculum distortion. Children as young as 5 are encouraged to disregard their anatomy and choose their gender based on their feelings.
A California mother last week lashed out at her local Spreckels Union School District board for allowing teachers to train her 12-year-old daughter to be a boy, choosing a boy’s name and by hiding the plan from the family.
A book available in school libraries for 4 to 8 year olds in reading, “It’s Ruthie. She’s a transgender girl. This means that when she was born, everyone thought she was a boy. Until she got a little older, enough to tell everyone that she’s actually a girl. “
Gender dysphoria, a rare condition that makes people feel poorly adjusted to their sexual anatomy, occurs in about 0.6% of the adult population, according to current data from the Williams Institute. Anyone who is afflicted should be treated with kindness and offered medical help.
It first appears in childhood, but so few children are affected that the program should not be distorted for everyone. Elementary school teachers put words like non-binary and transgender on the board, even before children have learned to multiply.
But the Maine Department of Education reports that between 13% and 18% of students in public high schools say they are “Lesbian, gay, bisexual or uncertain” of their sex. No wonder the program programs them to doubt their identity. At school, it’s cool to be anything but straight.
Maine requires public school teachers to explore the accomplishments of LGBTQ + people, not only in the health classroom, but also in history and social studies. This is indoctrination, since teachers are not asked to do the same for the bachelor, for example.
This indoctrination offends many Christian and Jewish parents. Most Christians say that whether someone is male or female is determined by their gender at birth, according to research from the Pew Foundation, while agnostics and atheists are more likely to adhere to the ideology. of the kind. In a document entitled “Man and woman, he created them” the Vatican rejects gender ideology.
Public schools should not take sides. But in Maine and many other states, they are.
On December 8, as the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case involving Maine Public Schools, Maine Attorney General Christopher Taub insisted they are “Religiously neutral”. It’s a laugh.
Judge Samuel Alito was skeptical, asking Taub if he would say that about schools that teach critical race theory. Taub dodged the question. Alito would have been even closer to asking about Maine’s transgender program. It is the new religion of the left, and there is nothing neutral about it.
Where do parents go for help to stop this propaganda? Sorry, not the American Civil Liberties Union, despite its century-long record protecting the free exercise of religion. Lately, the ACLU has demoted religious rights, placing them below transgender rights. ACLU states that “Religion is used as an excuse to discriminate against and harm others. “
The International Olympic Committee also bowed down to transgender apostles. Last month, the IOC announced it was eliminating all sexual testing, including for testosterone levels. From now on, transgender athletes will be allowed to compete in the women’s events. Fairness be cursed.
Don’t rely on Biden. He once told the transgender crowd, “Your president supports you. “ His administration is unlikely to find common ground that respects the majority as well as the transgender minority.
The truth is, if students are to be educated rather than indoctrinated, parents will need to stand up to trans activists. No one else has the nerve.
Betsy McCaughey is a former Lieutenant Governor of New York and author of “The next pandemic”, available on Amazon.com. Follow her on Twitter @ Betsy – McCaughey. To learn more about Betsy McCaughey and read articles from other Creators Syndicate authors and designers, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
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