It’s really no surprise. America’s youngsters are being targeted by the left with a destructive gender ideology.
For the last few years it’s been coming at them from cultural forces in social media and entertainment. Now it’s coming from state governments, local school boards, and CONGRESS AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION.
On Day One of his administration, President Joe Biden signed a divisive transgender executive order that forces all K-12 public schools in the nation that accept federal funds to adopt sexual orientation and gender identity policies. This allows students to participate in single-sex sports and use single-sex facilities that don’t match their biological sex, such as bathrooms and locker rooms.
So much for your daughter who was hoping to win the 100 meter dash championship. More importantly it places girls and young women in great jeopardy in their locker rooms and restrooms.
And of course last week, the Democrat-controlled Congress announced its intention to permanently impose sexual orientation and gender identity ideology on the nation by voting on the Equality Act in the House next week.
This is a legislative plan straight from the bowels of hell!
Let us not forget: So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:27).
Every person should be treated with dignity and respect, and no one should be discriminated against simply because they identify as gay or transgender. But the Equality Act will turn disagreements over biological sex and marriage into legal “discrimination.”
In the states, sexual orientation and gender identity laws and policies have already led to the punishment of doctors and hospitals who don’t want to perform surgical interventions to affirm gender identity and of teachers who don’t use “preferred pronouns.”
It’s also harmed girls who have lost sports competitions and scholarships to males who “identify” as females.
State lawmakers and parents have tried to fight back. But by instilling transgender ideology into federal law, the Equality Act will cause irreversible harms to children.
In Congress, if passed, the Equality Act would open the door for K-12 curricula to include controversial information, such as suggesting that a girl can be trapped in a boy’s body or vice versa and that “gender transition” is both healthy and helpful.
By adding sexual orientation and gender identity to Title IV and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Equality Act could pressure K-12 schools and federally funded colleges and universities to adopt the sexual orientation and gender identity curricula and preferred pronoun policies.
For this reason, parents and lawmakers are rallying around the “Promise to America’s Children.” The 10 principles of the promise unite concerned citizens and lawmakers in protecting children’s minds and bodies, and relationships with their parents.
The promise begins with the pledge to protect children’s minds from graphic sexual content and the sexual orientation and gender identity agenda in the classroom by demanding that any curricula related to sex or gender, in any subject, require an opt-in from parents.
The Promise to America’s Children recognizes that biological differences between the sexes are integral to the personhood and health of all children.
Gender dysphoria (the distress someone experiences when they have a disconnect between their bodily sex and internal sense of gender) is a serious condition that should be treated with humane and compassionate responses. The Promise defends a child’s chance to be affirmed in his or her body.
Among children who struggle with gender dysphoria, 80% to 95% of those who are allowed to mature naturally through puberty tend to resolve their dysphoria.
In contrast, those who undergo physical “transition” interventions, such as puberty blockers and other irreversible surgeries, often do not see any lasting benefits with regards to mental health. In fact, many patients experience permanent damage to their cardiovascular health, bone density, and reproductive functions.
Contrary to the science, the Equality Act would make physical “transition” interventions standard medical care for gender-dysphoric minors. Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones could be offered at as young as 9 years old. After receiving these, minors could then undergo irreversible “top” or “bottom” surgery.
By expanding the definition of “public accommodations” under Title II of the Civil Rights Act to include health care establishments, as well as changing federal assistance requirements under Title VI of that law, the Equality Act would make counselors and medical professionals who do not “affirm” self-professed gender identity liable to discrimination claims.
As a result, evidence-based treatments that have been proven to help children reconcile with their bodies would disappear. Medical providers who administered those treatments would be forced to choose between their consciences or performing interventions that they consider to be “bad medicine.”
Parents will be left without therapeutic alternatives that do not cause irreversible harms to their children’s bodies.
The Promise recognizes that parents are the ones best suited to provide the love and care their children deserve. Unfortunately, the Equality Act places strain on this essential relationship by pitting parents against the education system, the medical profession, and federal law.