Correction, Letter to the Editor written by Charlie Markert forwarded to The Bull Elephant by Delegate Dave LaRock
… without even consulting parents. Before you yield to that impulse to write this off- think again. It is too important not to have an opinion. In Virginia, and all across America, promoters of the homosexual agenda claim to be opposing bullying, discrimination, intolerance, inequality, and abuse of individual rights, but in reality they are guilty of all the above.[read_more]
Every once in a while though they push too far too fast and some brave people say no. That recently happened in Hartwood Elementary School in nearby Stafford County, Virginia, when a fourth grade boy, [name redacted], decided “he” wanted to “self-identify as a girl” and was allowed to dress as a girl in class, including make-up, jewelry, and high heels: excessive for any fourth grader. The school came up with a plan to allow him to use two different single restrooms in the school. But for those who want transgenderism to be accepted and embraced by everyone as normal that was discriminatory, so the school granted [name redacted] access to the same bathroom the girls use.
In this case and many others, the discrimination is flipped around and targeted against other students who said they disagreed. At least one female student who disagreed with the new policy was told she could use the girls’ bathroom after everyone else to accommodate her discomfort with this new policy. The young girls who disagreed with the special treatment of [name redacted] which compromised their privacy, got a dose of what happens when clear thinking collides with the politically correct thinking on the meaning of tolerance, discrimination, and individual rights. They became the targets of discrimination for not embracing the gender biased policy formed to coddle kids whose behavior is classified in psychiatric journals as a mental disorder.
Fortunately Stafford parents spoke out and the policy was quickly reversed.
Closer to home, the Fairfax County School Board intends to make a similar move in the next few weeks. Unless parents speak out against this social experiment the nonsense will come to Fairfax schools and perhaps Loudoun will be next? The pretense for this social experiment is to provide protection for kids from bullying, but it ignores the fact that current school policies and Virginia laws already prohibit all forms of bullying.
Many schools are encouraging children to embrace and even indulge in behavior that is counter to their individual beliefs and those of their families. This is part of a broad conspiracy which violates individual rights in the name of tolerance. Across the country more and more schools are teaching children very inappropriate and explicit information about sex, and at very young ages. There has been a massive push by groups like the Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network to push homosexuality into our schools. In Fact, one of the leading members of GLSEN, Gerald Hannon, has all but admitted a need to infiltrate our schools by saying that one of the biggest challenges the gay movement faces is recruiting young people to the movement. They were able to infiltrate by using words like homophobia, or using AIDS education as a cover. Let’s not forget Kevin Jennings, the safe school czar appointed by Obama who was a member of NAMBLA. NAMBLA stands for North American Man Boy Love Association and one of their goals is to repeal the age of consent laws because they believe sex between men and boys is beneficial.
If you’re thinking that most teachers are dedicated professionals you are right and we are all grateful for their dedication, but not all teachers and administrators are as wholesome as we’d like to think. In just the last few weeks WUSA9 obtained Virginia’s Department of Education database of disciplined teachers and the numbers are shocking. “In just the last five years, we found 62 teachers in our viewing area in Virginia who lost their licenses or had to surrender them, most due to felony charges of child sex abuse or pornography.”
Parents need to wake up and speak out to demand that we keep education the focus of schools not promoting sexuality that many find offensive for good reason. Parents do not send kids to school to be exposed to these bizarre distractions and potentially dangerous experiments. Parents need to reject the extreme liberal push to indoctrinate our young children. Unless parents speak out against this social experiment these policies will come to Fairfax schools and then Loudoun schools. What value do we put on the safety and wellbeing of our children? If you choose not to speak up our children will pay the price.
Charlie Markert, Purcellville Gazette