Strongly oppose transgender policies
The proposed VDOE transgender policies are an egregious attack on the Constitutional rights of sexually normal students and of parents and teachers who oppose the prejudiced agenda of the Virginia Department of Education. The policies cater to the wishes of a few students, while violating the legitimate concerns of the majority of students, parents and teachers.
It is an undeniable fact that sex of a child is determined at the moment of conception when the child either receives XX (female) or XY (male) chromosomes. Even very young children know the difference between girls and boys. It is sad that some teens and older children develop sexual confusion, possibly due to molestation, peer pressure, and media influences. My wife once worked with some teenage girls who said that in their high school it was considered “cool” to identify as “gay.” In that instance, peer pressure and status in the high school environment outweighed reality and common sense.
Parents of minor children, not the VDOE, have the primary responsibility for the upbringing and welfare of their children. The proposed policy would violate the rights of parents and prevent them from properly fulfilling their God-given responsibilities. Moreover, the policies allow minor children to be the undisputed authority in the schools rather than teachers. The wishes of the students become paramount and the teachers relinquish their adult authority to become servants of the students. Historically, education in the US inculcated moral values along with the three R’s. The result was a cohesive society which allowed the US to flourish. Without a moral foundation, societies disintegrate into selfish unsustainable cultures.
Minor children are not able to comprehend the future implications of their decisions to “change” their sex. Many adults who surgically changed their sex later regretted the decision. Because they could not change their DNA, they are living a lie and become a second-class member of the opposite sex, rather than a first-class member of their God-given sex.
We are glad we didn’t have to worry about the opposite sex being in our locker rooms when we took physical education. Going through puberty is difficult enough without creating an additional, unnecessary, source of stress.
We urge the Virginia Department of Education to use good judgement and common sense and drop the proposed transgender policies.