By Laurie Higgins, DSA Director, Illinois Family Institute
The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has announced that in addition to the Day of Silence, it is sponsoring another day during which it encourages young impressionable and confused students to celebrate disordered thinking and immoral behavior. TransAction! Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Clearly, GLSEN sees public education as their personal playground for propagandizing the nation's children.
GLSEN jubilantly declares that:
"This is a day for education and celebration of transgender and gender non-conforming people and experiences. A day to begin having dialogues about gender and to advocate for inclusive schools for all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. TransAction! encourages students to organize a workshop, panel discussion, or similar forum about gender, gender identity gender roles, and the broader transgender umbrella."
Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a psychological disorder in which people "feel discontent" with their biological sex. They wish they had been born the opposite sex. Despite what an increasingly ignorant society contends, those who suffer from this disorder are not actually, objectively the sex that they wish they were. Amputating healthy parts of their sexual anatomy, taking hormones, and cross-dressing does nothing other than create a perverse illusion that they are the sex they wish they were. Amputations, hormones, and cross-dressing are not the proper ways to treat this disorder. Those who suffer from GID deserve compassion and treatment -- not affirmation, confirmation, celebration, or accommodation.
Public affirmation of this psychological disorder and its concomitant deviant behavior is making ever more troubling inroads into American society. Increasing numbers of communities are passing "transgender" laws that allow cross-dressers to use the bathrooms and dressing rooms of the sex with which they identify. That is, cross-dressing women are permitted to use men's restrooms, and cross-dressing men are permitted to use women's restrooms. For a glimpse into our future, read excerpts from The Transgender Law Center's "Peeing in Peace" document.
"'Men's' and 'women's' bathrooms encourage people to use stereotypes about who a "man" is and who a "woman" is in deciding if they are in the right bathroom. Because of this, many people have stereotypical expectations about who will be sharing the bathroom with them. When they encounter someone who doesn't fit that stereotype, they sometimes get confused, angry, or afraid. For that reason, it is best to be prepared for some kind of reaction from others if your gender expression does not perfectly fit pre-existing stereotypes. . . ."
Since this is the inaugural year for TransAction! Day, it will likely be a non-event in most schools, except for some schools in the lost states of MA and CA. But parents must be vigilant. It is much easier to keep these deviant celebrations and political actions out of schools than to uproot entrenched events.
Exploiting government schools for political purposes is the very reason for GLSEN's existence. We who hold traditional beliefs about sexuality must get over ourselves -- and by that I mean our ignorance, apathy, self-consciousness, and fear -- in order to oppose the malevolence that is devouring our children and our society. And we must do this even if opposition results in hostility and persecution.
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