Children suffering from gender confusion are crying out for help. Â They need loving people who can come along side them and help them deal with the deep hurts, dysfunctional relationshipsÂ and other root issues which have caused them to hate the gender they were born with and wish to become the opposite (usually an unconscious process which began before they can even remember).
They need people who can lovingly affirm them and help them make peace with God made them to be. Â They need support to learn to love themselves just as they are.
But instead of dealing with the root pain, the LGBT movement advises parents and educators to encourage the child’s confusion, reinforcing the child’s idea that they’re not who they’re supposed to be, and allowing them to subject themselves to powerful drugs and painful, irreversible surgeries to become something else (the opposite gender) in order to “find themselves.” Â This is nothing short of child abuse in the name of political correctness.
Now the madness has found it’s way into schools, as staff and students are being forced to play along with the harmful charade:
Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice â€“ but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.
Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students â€“ including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.
The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities â€“ like having boys and girls line up separately to leave the classroom.
Schools will now be required to accept a studentâ€™s gender identity on face value.
â€œA student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl,â€ the guidelines stipulate.
According to the Dept. of Education, transgender students are those whose assigned birth sex does not match their â€œinternalized sense of their gender.â€
[…] Â The Massachusetts Family Institute denounced the new rules calling them a violation of privacy.
â€œFundamentally, boys need to be using the boysâ€™ room and girls need to be using the girlsâ€™ rooms, and we base that on their anatomical sex, not some sort of internalized gender identity,â€ said Andrew Beckwith, the instituteâ€™s general counsel.
Beckwith told Fox News the new policy has a â€œvery broad standard that is ripe for abuse.â€
â€œThe policy allows students to have one gender identity at home and another at school,â€ he said. â€œAnd it refuses to let teachers and administrators tell parents what gender their child is at school.â€
Another part of the directive that troubles parents deals with students who might feel comfortable having someone of the opposite sex in their locker room or bathroom.
The state takes those students to task â€“ noting their discomfort â€œis not a reason to deny access to the transgender student.â€
And any student who refuses to refer to a transgendered student by the name or sex they identify with could face punishment.
For example â€“ a fifth grade girl might feel uncomfortable using the restroom if there is an eighth grade transgendered boy in the next stall.
Under the state guidelines, the girl would have no recourse, Beckwith said.
â€œAnd if the girl continued to complain she could be subjected to discipline for not affirming that studentâ€™s gender identity choice,â€ he told Fox News.
â€œIt should not be tolerated and can be grounds for student discipline,â€ the directive states.
Read more at Fox News
The directive applies not only to bathrooms, but also to sports teams, which means a girl could lose a spot on a team if aÂ transgenderedÂ boy decided to try out for the girls’ team.
Massachusetts isn’t the only state embracing this madness:
Recently the City Council of Phoenix, AZ, passed the â€œBathroom Bill,â€ which, among other things, will allow men to enter and use womenâ€™s restrooms and locker rooms. The Mayor and five Council members who voted in favor of this change said it was necessary to protect the miniscule segment of men who are confused about their sexuality and think that they are women. But in passing the Bathroom Bill, the Mayor and City Council abdicated its duty to protect Phoenixâ€™s children and women. Instead, it provided voyeurs and other sexual predators easy access to the places where children and women are most vulnerable. The City Council thus violated its public trust and placed children, adolescents, and women who use a public restroom in Phoenix at risk.
Supporters of the Bathroom Bill are saying that no man who believes he is a woman will bother girls or women while using the restroom. Their claim misses the point. Most girls and women will be unnerved by seeing any man in their restroom, whether he intends them harm or not. The Bathroom Bill allows any man â€“ including voyeurs and other sexual predators â€“Â to enter womenâ€™s restrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas. It is not limited to the small percentage of men who think they are women. Sadly, there is nothing anyone can do to stop them. In fact, merely asking someone if they are aware it is the â€œwrongâ€ bathroom can potentially invoke punishment and leave the person asking the question with a criminal record. Thatâ€™s right, now itâ€™s a criminal violation to discriminate against men who think they should use the womenâ€™s restroom.
While the City Council exempted churches and religious organizations from having to open their womenâ€™s restrooms to men, churches need to be concerned.Â We all need to be concerned.Â Letting men into public bathrooms used by young girls and women is an invasion of privacy and a threat to the safety of all citizens.Â Instead of protecting women and children, the cityâ€™s elected officials adopted a bill that will compromise their safety. It is appalling that these elected officials have decided to put women and young girls in danger.
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Mary Rice Hasson writes at Mercator Net:
Twelve-year-old children in theÂ United Kingdomwho feel confused about their gender now can opt to receive puberty-blocking drugs while they make up their minds whether to be male or female.
The hormone blockers inhibit development of sex characteristics, such as facial hair in boys and full breasts in girls. A child who later opts for a sex-change operation, the thinking goes, will have fewer â€œpartsâ€ in need of changing.
[…] Â Why would any straight-thinking parent purposely â€œstuntâ€ their childâ€™s normal, healthy, sexual development so they can switch genders more easily later on?
Well, they wouldnâ€™t.
From the first sonogram or moment of birth, parents everywhere delight in knowing whether they have a girl or a boyâ€”a son or a daughter. The babyâ€™s body reveals an unequivocal truth about who that child is–male or female. And a young childâ€™s confused protests to the contrary canâ€™t change that.
The reality of male-female sexuality becomes an inconvenient truth, however, to agenda-driven LGBT-types. They reject the â€œgender-binaryâ€ mindset, positing instead a sliding scale, a gender spectrum, with each of us eventually choosing our own comfortable spot.
And if that comfortable, self-identified place happens to contradict bodily reality? According to the gender-bending folks, itâ€™s the personâ€™s body thatâ€™s out of whack, not the personâ€™s self-perception. And this is the fiction they sell toÂ teens, parents,teachers, doctors and counselors.
That is why a 12 year-old boy who decides that he doesnâ€™t quiteÂ feelÂ like a male can instruct willing docs in the U.K. to halt his bodyâ€™s developing masculinity.
Instead of trying to clear up the poor ladâ€™s confusion–teaching his parents to affirm his biological sex while counseling him towards self-acceptance–the â€œgender identityâ€ evangelists prefer to validate his confusion.
In the process, they thwart his bodyâ€™s normal sexual development in anticipation of pumping him with female hormones a few years later. (And once he takes cross-sex hormones, he will become irreversibly sterileâ€”the same fate suffered by girls who â€œbecomeâ€ male.)
Just think–all this before he is even legally old enough to swig a beer.
[…] Â Â Childhood and adolescence can be confusing for any kid. But that is where adults come in.Â Â When life is confusing, kids need to rely on parents and other adults for love, stability, common sense, and affirmation. Adults bring clarity out of a childâ€™s muddled feelings and expand child-sized perspectives with adult knowledge and wisdom. Parents who project unflappable sureness about a childâ€™s identity and inherent lovableness provide the emotional anchor for a child who may be bobbing about in a sea of fears, needs, and insecurities.
Children confused by identity issues are vulnerable. But itâ€™s worth considering whether their problems are caused by the parentsâ€™ own issues–or by clueless parenting made worse by flawed advice from gender experts.
[…] Â Gender identity docs are churning out theories and medical protocols that affect real children in life-changing ways — suppressing normal sexual development in healthy bodies–in order to advance their ideologically-driven agenda.
The website for Dr Spackâ€™sÂ Gender Management Services ClinicÂ contains this postscript on patient follow-up: â€œWe conduct follow-up research on the patients we treat throughout their adolescence and adult years. Keeping track of their progress helps us determine our treatment efficacy.â€
Translation: We really donâ€™t know how these experimental â€œsolutionsâ€ will affect your childâ€™s lifeâ€”but so what? Full speed ahead.
And thatâ€™s unconscionable.
Read more at Mercator Net
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