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Minnesota Schools Adopt Transgender Toolkit For Kindergartners

What is happening in Minnesota?

A “transgender toolkit” for public schools in Minnesota advises teachers to call children “scholars” instead of boys and girls.

The guidelines were approved Wednesday by the “School Safety Technical Assistance Council” and will be distributed to Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and charter schools throughout the state. The toolkit attempts to “ensure a safe and supportive transition” for children becoming a different gender at school.

The toolkit allows for boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ bathroom, and tells teachers to ask kids what their “preferred pronouns” are.

The Minnesota Department of Education encourages parents to have “acceptance and support of their child’s gender identity” if they want their child to perform well at school.  FreeBeacon

The Minnesota Toolkit states that the 2016 guidelines were rescinded, then the Toolkit quotes the 2016 guidelines numerous times as if it is still in effect.

The directive under the Obama administration was overturned by President Trump in February. The Dept. of Education withdrew its false interpretation and expansion of Title IX to include gender identity.

“Transgender students should be afforded equal opportunities to play sports. A student should not be required to provide medical or other documentation that is not required of all students in order to participate, according to 2016 Title IX guidance.  Title IX requires that schools provide transgender students with the right to participate in such activities, including athletics, in a manner consistent with their gender identity.”  pg 9, Minnesota Toolkit

It teaches gender is based on feelings not biology.  False, misleading, and unscientific .

through these policies and this ideology, MDE is violating its own bullying policies by creating an extremely hostile environment for students and adults who reject—on a scientific basis and/or a moral basis—that gender ideology is dangerous to children. The MDE is opposing the will of the overwhelming majority of Minnesota parents and taxpayers by forcing this toolkit and this unscientific, radical view of sexuality on our schools. CPL is receiving increasing reports from parents, teachers, and students that, when they do not adopt and affirm gender fluid thinking, they are being harassed, bullied, called bigots and haters, and intimidated into conformity.  CPLAction

Canadian Province’s New Law Lets Government Take Children Away If Parents Don’t Accept Their Gender Identity

Ontario has passed a law that would give the state power to remove children from families that oppose gender ideology.

If all of this sounds bizarre, that’s because it is. It’s also fascism. To remove a child from the home because the government disagrees with basic biology is beyond the pale of the reasonable.  DailyWire

Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne Liberals have passed what critics describe as “totalitarian” Bill 89 by a vote of 63 to 23 on the last day before Queen’s Park adjourns for the summer.

Pro-family advocates warn Bill 89 gives the state more power to seize children from families that oppose the LGBTQI and gender ideology agenda, and allows government agencies to effectively ban couples who disagree with that agenda from fostering or adopting children.

Bill 89, or the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, repeals and replaces the former Child and Family Services Act that governs child protection services, and adoption and foster care services.

It adds “gender identity” and “gender expression” as factors to be considered “in the best interests of the child.”

At the same time, it deletes the religious faith in which the parents are raising the child as a factor to be considered, and mandates child protection services consider only the child’s own “creed” or “religion” when assessing the best interests of the child. LifeSiteNews

Bill 89 allows parents to “direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.”  Children make the decisions.

The Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017, also know as Bill 89, was passed in Ontario by a vote of 63 to 23, The Christian Times reported.

The law, which replaces old laws governing child protection, foster care and adoption services, instructs all child services and judges, to take into consideration a child’s “race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.”

Minister of Child and Family Services Michael Coteau, who introduced the bill, said “I would consider that a form of abuse, when a child identifies one way and a caregiver is saying no, you need to do this differently.”

“If it’s abuse, and if it’s within the definition, a child can be removed from that environment and placed into protection where the abuse stops.”

The old law used to allow parents to “direct the child’s education and religious upbringing.” The new bill, however, amends such rights of the parents.

It now emphasizes a child’s “identity and allows parents only to “direct the child or young person’s education and upbringing, in accordance with the child’s or young person’s creed, community identity and cultural identity.”  HeatSt

British Medical Association – Expectant Mothers Are To Be Referred To As ‘Pregnant People’

The British Medical Association is under the delusion that men can get pregnant.

“Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness that is deeply harmful, and it’s not a solution to pretend that transgender people are the sex that they think they are in their head.  Biology is biology; men can’t magically become women, and women can’t magically become men.”  – Ben Shapiro

First they came for our loos, insisting that it was prejudicial simply to label them ‘Men’ and ‘Women’. Then they came for our children, preaching a gospel of transgender rights in schools and playgrounds.

Now they have come for our wombs, for the precious privilege of calling ourselves mothers. And that, I’m afraid, is a game-changer. This madness must end.

From now on, expectant mothers — in other words pregnant women — are to be referred to as ‘pregnant people’ in order not to offend the sensibilities of members of the transgender community.

What is even more extraordinary is that this is not some half-baked agenda dreamed up by members of a student lobby group, but official new guidance issued by no less an august institution than the British Medical Association.

In a new advisory booklet entitled A Guide To Effective Communication: Inclusive Language In The Workplace, the BMA’s 160,000-odd members are informed that ‘a large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women’.

The idiocy of this statement alone is enough to make my hackles rise. But it gets worse: ‘However, there are some intersex men and trans men who may get pregnant.’

I’m sorry, come again? Yes, that’s right: the BMA is labouring under the delusion that men can become pregnant. (Intersex, by the way, refers to a person born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit the typical definitions of female or male.)

This from a supposedly scientific body established almost 200 years ago with the express intention of, among other things, guarding against quackery, is frankly unforgivable.

Because men, it’s a well understood fact, cannot get pregnant. Only women can get pregnant. That is because (and it pains me to have to state the obvious) only women have ovaries and wombs and, therefore, only women have the biological equipment to bear children.

It therefore follows that if a person is pregnant she must by definition be a woman. Granted, she may not wish to be a woman, she may not like being a woman or dress as a woman or style her hair as a woman or even resemble one. She may even be transitioning to become a man — but if she still possesses a functioning womb she is, nonetheless, in biological terms a woman.  DailyMail

Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children To Join

On Monday the Boy Scouts announced:  “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application.”

The BSA continue taking huge leaps in the wrong direction.

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.

The organization announced it had made the decision to begin basing enrollment in its boys-only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout.

The Boy Scouts had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate for those programs. DailyMail

Boy Scouts: We Defer To Birth Certificates

Transgender conditioning by this parent is child abuse.

The Boy Scouts of America once again landed under the harsh glare of the media spotlight for their policies on LGBT children.

Recently, a woman from New Jersey has been speaking to local media about how her transgender son was removed from his local Boy Scout troop because of his gender identity.

Kristie Maldonado, of Secaucus, N.J., told the Record newspaper that none of the children in Cub Scout Pack 87 had a problem with her 8-year-old son’s participation — but their parents did.

“Not one of the kids said, ‘You don’t belong here,’” she said.

Her son, Joe, said, “I had a sad face, but I wasn’t crying. I’m way more angry than sad. My identity is a boy. If I was them, I would let every person in the world go in. It’s right to do.”  Yahoo

Canadian Teachers Union Guide To Promote ‘Incusiveness’ Includes ‘Drag Shows’ and Calling Students ‘Comrade’

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A “gender unicorn” is used in the guide as a way of understanding the range of options for gender identities.

A teachers union in Alberta, Canada has written a guide that instructs teachers to promote inclusiveness and tolerance for the LGBT LGBT community.

One recommendation is that teachers refer to students as “comrades” instead of  “boys and girls.”

Here are a few other ideas to promote a progressive agenda that lacks common sense and reason, and the purpose is to weaken the Judeo-Christian society.

In one such proposal, it is suggested that students be referred to “comrades” instead of boys and girls. A second idea encourages drag shows so that kids can study the “performance of gender.”

The Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA), the top union for teachers in Alberta, Canada released the 152-page document called, “Prism Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions.” The guide is meant to assist teachers in creating an LBGTQ-inclusive environment in the classroom.

The guide is intended to create “welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for children and youth,” and asks teachers use gender-neutral language like “spouse” rather than husband and wife.

One activity recommended for students is titled, “Drag 101.” The activity encourages students to “examine the performance of gender, specifically the exaggerated  feminine aspects of dressing and acting in drag,” and compels students to invite local drag queens to come into the classroom and to organize a drag performance at the school.

Another activity suggested is “Gender Swap,” where students select a piece of writing that is typically strongly associated with a particular gender, but one that is not the gender they identify with.

“Students are asked to perform their selected piece and complete an analysis,” the guide states; giving examples of well known literary classics and how they may change if the roles were reversed.

Additional activities in the manual include “Queer Music,” where teachers select music composed by artists who are “sexual or gender minorities.” Another activity called, “Gender Bending Fashion,” where students are “challenged to create fashion that transcends gender and fully incorporates the masculine and feminine in all their pieces,” was also present in the book.

Parent Advocacy

“It is deeply offensive of the authors [of the guide] to unequivocally redefine what qualifies as the ‘religious and moral beliefs’ of others,” Theresa Ng, a parent activist who writes a blog called, “Informed Albertans” said. “Whether the ATA chooses to acknowledge it or not, this IS a religious issue for many teachers, parents and students in this province,” she continued.

The ATA contends that the internal guide would assist teachers in creating a safe and inclusive environment for students, pushing back against critics who say the new guidelines do not honor or value alternative perspectives on the issues.

A “gender unicorn” is used as a way of “understanding gender” in the guide. The five-question survey is meant to show that there are a range of options for gender and sexual identities.

Judge Orders Boy, Seven, To Live With Father After His Mother Raised Him As Her Daughter

gender-signsThis mother even registered her son with his GP as a girl.  The court litigation began 3 years ago after the father raised concerns about not having contact with his son.

A seven-year-old boy who was ‘living life entirely as a girl’ has been removed from his mother’s care and ordered to live with his father following a High Court ruling.

Mr Justice Hayden said the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had caused her son ‘significant emotional harm’ by trying to raise him entirely as a girl.

The judge said the woman had been ‘absolutely convinced’ that the youngster ‘perceived himself as a girl’ and was determined that he should be a female.

She dressed him in girl’s clothes at all times and registered him at the GP as a girl.

Detail of the case emerged today in a judge’s ruling following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Judge Rules –  Mother has caused significant emotional harm to her son.

The judge added: ‘I was also left in no doubt that (the mother) was absolutely convinced that (the boy) perceived himself as a girl.’

Mr Justice Hayden said his ‘overwhelming impression’ was that the woman ‘believes herself to be to fighting for (her son’s) right to express himself as a girl’.

His mother told me that was ‘living in stealth’ by which was meant that he was living life entirely as a girl. He dressed, at all times, like a girl and, it transpired, had been registered at a new general practitioner’s as a girl

He said the woman had told him how the boy ‘expressed disdain for his penis’.

The judge added: ‘I consider that (the mother) has caused significant emotional harm to (her son) in her active determination that he should be a girl.’

Doing better with his father

Mr Justice Hayden said the boy’s father was shocked when the youngster moved in with him and his partner.

But he said the boy had settled down well in his father’s care.

‘I have been told that (the father) and his partner were shocked when they first saw (the boy) by the extent to which he appeared to be a girl, both in appearance and in mannerism,’ said the judge.

‘However, what is striking is how well (the boy) has settled down.’

The judge added: ‘I have noted from reports that (the boy) has become interested in Power Rangers, SpongeBob, Superheroes and is constantly finding new interests.

‘It is striking that most of (the boy’s) interests are male-oriented. I am entirely satisfied, both on the basis of the reports and (the father’s) evidence at this hearing, that he has brought no pressure on (the boy) to pursue masculine interests.

‘(The boy’s) interests and energy are entirely self-motivated.’

He said the boy’s father had shown himself to be a ‘natural and instinctive father’.

In his report, the judge also raised concerns about the local authority’s handling of the case. DailyMail

This does great harm to children and transgender programming of children is child abuse.

The American College of Pediatrics Rules Transgenderism Of Children Is Child Abuse

Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment In Children Proliferates Across United States Despite Lack Of Medical Evidence

Maryland School District: Don’t Tell Parents If Transgender Males Bunk With Daughters

gender-signsThe privacy of a teen male claiming to feel like a female inside is more important then the privacy and safety of girls?  The school does not need to name the male when informing parents that on overnight field trips a male claim to be transgender will bunk with the girls.

It is child abuse to encourage transgenderism in a minor.

A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male students who identify as girls on overnight field trips.

Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, says in a training video detailing how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues regarding the student prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.

“So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that student wants to sleep in the dorms, or whatever sleeping arrangements are, with the females,’” Mr. Mosier says in a video of the training session. “They don’t want to sleep in a room by themselves; they want to sleep with the rest of the females. So what do we do?

“And the answer is, they sleep with the females,” he said. “That’s not the easy answer; it’s the right answer. And in some cases, it’s going to cause issues, because … the private information piece doesn’t allow you to share that with parents of all of the other campers. Right? So that’s difficult.”…

The training session was held in response to the Obama administration’s order in May compelling public schools nationwide to regulate bathrooms and locker rooms on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex.

Maryland Attorney General Aruna Miller sent a letter at the time instructing school boards to comply with the edict, saying failure to do so put them “at the risk of liability or loss of federal funds under Title IX.”  WashingtonTimes

Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment In Children Proliferates Across United States Despite Lack Of Medical Evidence

Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex.

gender-signsThis is horrible-harming children-young people!  Children as young as 11 years old are being put on cross-sex hormones.  There is an increase of pediatric gender clinics in the U.S due to parent demand.

80 percent to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with GD will experience resolution by late adolescence if not exposed to social affirmation and medical intervention. This means that 5 percent to 20 percent will persist in their GD as young adults.

In contrast, the single study of pre-pubertal children with GD who received pubertal suppression makes clear that 100 percent of these children will face a transgender adulthood. Therefore, the current transgender affirming interventions at pediatric gender clinics will statistically yield this outcome for the remaining 80 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children with GD who otherwise would have identified with their biological sex by adulthood.

Worldview

Many critics of pubertal suppression hold a modernist teleological worldview. They find it self-evident that there is a purposeful design to human nature, and that cooperation with this design leads to human flourishing. Others, however, identify as post-modernists who reject teleology. What unites the two groups is a traditional interpretation of “First do no harm.” For example, there is a growing online community of gay-affirming physicians, mental health professionals, and academics with a webpage entitled “First, do no harm: youth trans critical professionals.” They write:

We are concerned about the current trend to quickly diagnose and affirm young people as transgender, often setting them down a path toward medical transition…. We feel that unnecessary surgeries and/or hormonal treatments which have not been proven safe in the long-term represent significant risks for young people. Policies that encourage—either directly or indirectly—such medical treatment for young people who may not be able to evaluate the risks and benefits are highly suspect, in our opinion.6

Gender Clinics Proliferate Across United States Despite Lack of Medical Evidence

In 2007 Dr. Norman Spack, a pediatric endocrinologist and founder of the nation’s first gender clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, launched the pubertal suppression paradigm in the United States.41 It consists of first affirming the child’s false self-concept by instituting name and pronoun changes, and facilitating the impersonation of the opposite sex within and outside of the home. Next, puberty is suppressed via GnRH agonists as early as age 11 years, and then finally, patients may graduate to cross-sex hormones at age 16 in preparation for sex-reassignment surgery as an older adolescent or adult.42 Endocrine Society guidelines currently prohibit the use of cross-sex hormones before age 16 but this prohibition is being reconsidered.43 Some gender specialists are already bypassing pubertal suppression and instead putting children as young as 11 years old directly onto cross-sex hormones.44 The rationale is that the child will experience the pubertal development of the desired  sex  and thereby avoid the iatrogenic emotional distress from maintaining a pre-pubertal appearance as peers progress along their natural pubertal trajectory.

In 2014 there were 24 gender clinics clustered chiefly along the East Coast and in California; one year later there were 40 across the nation. Dr. Ximena Lopez, a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and a member of that program’s GENder Education and Care, Interdisciplinary Support program (Genecis) stated, “[Use of this protocol is] growing really fast. And the main reason is [that] parents are demanding it and bringing patients to the door of pediatric endocrinologists because they know this is available.”45 Notice, the main reason for the protocol’s increased use is parent demand; not evidence-based medicine. 

Online:  Gender Dysphoria in Children – American College of Pediatricians.  This article is very long but worth the read.

Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Transgender Student from Using Boys Bathroom

United-States-Supreme-CourtThe Obama administration is trying to reinterpret Title IX to include “gender identity”.

“This is very good news that the Supreme Court blocked this silly ruling that says a girl can use the boy’s restroom and vice versa,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The federal law never intended to allow people to change their general by fanaticizing they are something other than reality. This is the stuff of make believe and fantasy and should not be engaged in by learned judges. I am pleased the Supreme Court blocked this ruling before children return to school,” said Staver. CanadaFreePress

The Supreme Court intervened for the first time Wednesday in the controversy over transgender rights and blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed a transgender boy to use the high school restroom that fits his “gender identity.”

In an unusual 5-3 order, the justices granted an emergency appeal from a Virginia school board which said it is fighting to “protect the basic expectations of bodily privacy of Gloucester County students.”

The school was seeking to be exempted from the Obama administration’s position that schools nationwide are required under a new interpretation of existing federal law to allow transgender students to use the bathroom they preferred. LATimes

British Boarding School Teachers Urged To Use Gender-neutral Pronoun ‘Zie’ To Address Transgender Students

boy-and-girlThis should be classified as child abuse.  The American College of Pediatricians issued a position statement that gender reclassification of children, also known as transgenderism, constitutes child abuse

Boarding school teachers should address transgender pupils as ‘zie’ to avoid offence, according to official guidance aimed at “queering the education system”.

Staff have been told they need to learn a “new language” for a growing number of pupils who demand not to be addressed as ‘he’ or ‘she’.

The official guidance, issued by the Boarding Schools Association, is designed to help teachers navigate a “minefield”, its authors said…

Teachers are also being taught new vocabulary to address new gender identities, including ‘genderqueer’,a term used by individuals who identify as neither male nor entirely female; or ‘pansexual’, which is someone attracted to men, women and transsexual…

Heads and teaching staff at boarding schools have now been told to learn an entirely new pronoun, ‘Zie’, in case they offend any trans students.  The Telegraph

Churches Fight Back Against Iowa State Government Bid To Silence Biblical Views On Sexual Identity

gender-inclusiveThe Iowa Civil Rights Commission interpretation of state law would prevent churches from expressing biblical views on sexuality and gender identity.   Something similar was tried in Houston to silence the church.

The gender identity guidelines in Iowa purports to regulate “a church service open to the public.”  Virtually all church services are open to the public.

Fort Des Moines Church of Christ filed a federal lawsuit against the commission on Monday, arguing that the agency’s interpretation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act violates the First Amendment.

Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the church, said it is difficult to “imagine a more obvious unconstitutional invasion of the state into the internal affairs of the church” than what the Civil Rights Commission is proposing.

“Churches should be free to teach their religious beliefs and operate their houses of worship according to their faith without being threatened by the government,” Ms. Holcomb said in a statement. “That is a foundational First Amendment principle.”

The lawsuit came in response to an explanatory brochure titled “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity — A Public Accommodations Provider’s Guide to Iowa Law,” released by the Civil Rights Commission. It says churches are public accommodations and therefore generally subject to the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

Does The Law Apply To Churches?

The gender identity guidelines on the Iowa state law has determined that a “church service open to the public” does not have a  a bona fide religious purpose.  In Iowa under these guidelines for churches to exercise their religious liberty they must be members only.

Under a section header titled “Does this law apply to churches?” the brochure says: “Sometimes. Iowa law provides that these protections do not apply to religious institutions with respect to any religion-based qualifications when such qualifications are related to a bona fide religious purpose.”

“Where qualifications are not related to a bona fide religious purpose, churches are still subject to the law’s provisions,” the brochure continues, adding that church activities such as “a child care facility operated at a church or a church service open to the public” are not examples of “bona fide religious purpose[s].”

A spokesperson for the commission did not respond to questions about who decides what a “bona fide religious purpose” is and what church activities — if not a “church service open to the public” — would qualify as “bona fide religious purpose[s].”

The brochure also defines discrimination as, among other things, “publicizing that the patronage of persons of any particular sexual orientation or gender identity is unwelcome, objectionable, not acceptable, or not solicited.”

The lawsuit says the Civil Rights Commission’s interpretation could force churches to permit access to sex-segregated facilities on the basis of gender identity. Refusing to call a transgender person by the pronoun corresponding with their gender identity could constitute illicit “harassment.” WashingtonTimes