The conservative Family Research Council has praised parents who forced the Fairfax County School System in Virginia to postpone a taxpayer-funded transgender “coming out” discussion event.
“It’s a small victory in the fight against political indoctrination of public school children,” FRC’s blog on Thursday stated.
Fairfax County Schools announced last week that it was planning on holding a “Coming Out and Coming Around” event in July, which would have had parents, counselors and LGBTQ adolescents share experiences and answer questions.
Fairfax County property owners and families pushed back against the planned talk, however, arguing that the panel would only present the pro-LGBT view on the issue, and would not allow conservative voices.
One parent apparently asked organizers whether anyone on the panel would argue against children choosing their gender and transitioning, but was told there would not be such a view represented.
Following more questions and pressure from parents, Fairfax decided to postpone the LGBT talk.
As The Washington Post reported back in June 2016, Fairfax has had nondiscrimination policy allowing male students identifying as females to use the bathroom of their choosing, and vice versa, since even before former President Barack Obama’s directive to all schools in May last year.
Fairfax was also planning at the time to put the policy into practice by adding enforcement protocol for teachers and administrators, but put those plans on hold after concern from school board members regarding the privacy of non-transgender students.
WP’s Editorial Board criticized Fairfax’s decision at the time, arguing that LGBT opponents present “trumped-up fears” about student safety.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov