A school district in North Carolina (ironically the state that has stood strong for the privacy of women and children in their restroom and locker room use) has rolled out an aggressive transgender policy this year. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district just held a training where teachers and staff were instructed that a student may go on an overnight trip and stay in the room of the gender he or she desires. So, for example, an 8 year old boy may be allowed to share a hotel room with an 8 year old girl, and neither child's parents should be notified. This, claims the school district, would violate the transgender student's rights and invite discrimination.
Amongst the other parts of the new transgender initiative (seen above) is telling teachers not to refer to students as "boys" or "girls." Instead, they are all to be called "students," reports Life Site News. Additionally, teachers are instructed to "work with students" to help them determine their gender identity. If a student feels he or she is transgender, parents are not to be notified unless the student wants. So basically, the student and the school would be "in the know," and the parents would be in the dark. Obviously, this places the state (the school) above the rights of the parent, a principle mark of Communism.
Rev. Franklin Graham pointed this out in a recent Facebook post. "Parents should be enraged and so should we," said Graham. "The Communists used brainwashing in Eastern Europe and Russia, and they took the parents out of the decision-making process, and the state began to make decisions about morality. This is a dangerous path."
Conservative voice and parent David Benham also spoke out against the initiative. "The real issue here is a radical political agenda and the ceiling has become the floor. At first, it was acceptance, and then it became appreciation, and then it became celebration, and now it's become forced participation."
What do you think of the school district's transgender initiative? Do you support it? Or would you be enraged if this came to your child's school? Problem is: It very well may. Please voice your thoughts and prayers in the Comments! Thank you!