Jeff Johnston: Schools Are the Latest Target of Transgender Ideology

Schools in Washington D.C. just announced that next year’s enrollment form will allow parents to choose between three “gender” options for their child: male, female or “non-binary.” One activist, quoted in The New York Times, says that doesn’t go far enough, arguing, “Kids should be able to have the agency and the freedom to define themselves and have that respected, especially if there is no support for them at home.”

Gender activists claim there are not just two sexes, but a multitude of genders, and that individuals can move between the two sexes. Transgenderism is being integrated in our education system from coast to coast – not just in the more liberal places that you might expect.

Sadly this ideology is having egregious consequences for students, teachers and parents – from pre-schools to graduate programs. Here are four stories that show the negative impact of this movement on free speech, religious freedom, parental rights and an individual’s right to privacy and safety:

  • Two middle school P.E. teachers objected when a Florida school board told them they must allow a girl who identifies as male to undress, change and shower with boys. Acomplaint letter sent from Liberty Counsel to Pasco County School Board says that the young girl “walked in, catching boys (literally) with their pants down.” One teacher, Robert O., objected to supervising a minor girl while she dressed and undressed in the locker room. Both teachers were forbidden from discussing the issue with students, and school administrators have told Robert he will be disciplined by being transferred to another school.
  • Dr. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio, was punished by university officials when he refused to refer to a male student as “ma’am” or with a female title such as “Miss.” The student berated Meriwether and filed a complaint with the school. After one official mocked his Christian faith, university officials then said the professor “created a hostile environment” for the student and placed a warning in Meriwether’s personnel file. The Alliance Defending Freedom(ADF) has filed a federal lawsuit against the school.

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Source: Christian Post