WASHINGTON, DC, May 30 — “More than ever, parents are experiencing an attack on their rights to direct their child’s education,” say Moms for America. Worse than that, however, is the organized assault from the Left aimed at teaching the youngest of our nation’s children a new licentious morality. The progressives have an unlikely ally in their quest to destroy our country’s future– corporate America.
Among them is the State Farm Insurance company, which has partnered with a transgender advocacy group, The GenderCool Project, “to help diversify classroom, community center and library bookshelves with a collection of books to help bring clarity and understanding to the national conversation about Being Transgender…The project’s goal is to increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, important and empowering conversations with children age 5+,” according to Jose Soto, the company’s corporate responsibility analyst.
According to the Epoch Times, State Farm is not alone. GenderCool has the support of Adobe, Dell, Oracle, Intel, HP, Bayer, Nike, Bank of America, Capital One, Indeed and NBC Universal, and many other well-known companies.
To be fair, gender dysphoria is a real medical condition that makes people feel that they are mismatched with their sexual anatomy. However, it is a very rare condition. Former Lieutenant Governor of New York State Betsy McCaughey points out that “A staggering 99%-plus of the population does not have the physical traits that cause someone to become transgender. People with gender dysphoria — a condition that causes extreme distress — deserve empathy and respect. But only a minuscule 0.6% of the adult population has it, says the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, an LGBTQ think tank.”
In a separate Opinion article that McCaughey penned for the New York Post last December, she identified Joe Biden as the Commander in Chief of the transgender forces. She wrote that “Militant transgender advocates are imposing their agenda with uncompromising zeal on schoolchildren.” And, she added, “That’s fine with President Joe Biden. His administration announced this month that by April, it will enhance the legal entitlements of transgender public-school students, with new guarantees regarding access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and sports competitions.” In his first joint address to Congress last year, Mr. Biden sent a message “To all transgender Americans watching at home, especially the young people. You’re so brave. I want you to know your president has your back.”
Fifty-nine-year-old Buck Angel said that 30 years ago, he was a woman suffering from dysphoria, so she became a “he.” Back in the day, he told Fox News, there was “a system and structure” to make sure she was certain about wanting to undergo a sex change. “Now we have trans with no gender dysphoria, no need for mental health care, self ID, affirmation therapy…That says to me on some level, [children are being subjected to] some form of indoctrination…I see a vast, huge desire to fast track, for lack of a better term, these children into this space of trans kids.”
Things have gotten so bad that Senator Tom Cotton [R-AR] introduced legislation, S. 3037, the Empower Parents to Protect Their Kids Act. It would “require elementary schools and secondary schools that receive federal funds to obtain parental consent before facilitating a child’s gender transition in any form, and for other purposes.”
Political commentator and former White House Director of Strategic Communications [2017-2019] Mercedes Schlapp says the Left has long been penetrating schools for the purpose of “brainwashing” kids as young as kindergarteners. Meanwhile, Moms for America President Kimberly Fletcher says, “I’ve known for 16 years what was going on behind closed doors in the classrooms, but moms didn’t. And I kept saying, ‘The moment that they figure out what’s really happening, there’s gonna be a national revolt, which is what’s happening, but I saw it because we have a pulse on the culture amongst America because this is our homes and our families.”
The bottom line is that teachers have no right to teach our kids anything other than reading, writing, and arithmetic, as the saying goes. It is egregious to fill their young minds with the joys of sex — heterosexual or otherwise. It’s a shame, at best, and illegal, for sure.