It seems like every day the whole transgender debate takes yet another weird turn. Every day we hear a new wrinkle in the issue – from the entertainment industry continuing to blur the line between male and female to parents letting their five year olds determine gender identity.
And now a story from California that will blow your mind. At Rockin Academy, a charter school in Northern California, a kindergarten class spent the second-to-last day of school celebrating the “transition” of a child from boy to girl. Life Site News describes the scene:
During the lesson on the second-to-last day before summer break, the teacher read two books, “I am Jazz” and “The Red Crayon,” that purport to explain “transgenderism” to children aged four to eight, Fox40News reported.
“I am Jazz” is particularly explicit, beginning “From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body.”
But the “huge bombshell” was that the teacher didn’t just read the books but “essentially put on this more-or-less transition ceremony” for the child, says Keller.
After the teacher introduced the five-year-old student to the class as a boy, he then went into the bathroom and emerged dressed as a girl.
The teacher then reintroduced “her” to the children, explaining “she” was now a “girl” who now had a girl’s name and was to be called that from now on.
Needless to say, some of the kids came home confused and upset. Attorney Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council told Life Site News that parents found themselves answering questions that they didn’t expect to have to address.
“There were several of the little girls that went to their parents and were crying and saying, ‘mommy or daddy, am I going to turn into a boy?’”
And a boy who hadn’t given “gender” a single thought before is now asking his mother if he can dress as a girl for school, added Keller.
Let’s think about the obvious. I’ve known plenty of kids over the years who acted like they were something else. Schools aren’t demanding that the little girl who dresses as a princess be treated as royalty or that the boy who makes truck noises be called F-150. Heck, I wanted to be Luke Skywalker growing up, but my parents didn’t insist that I carry a lightsaber to school or be able to attempt Jedi mind tricks on friends.
American College of Pediatricians President Michelle Cretella even told FOX40, “Having an authority figure teach the myth that a child can be trapped in the wrong body will potentially lead to fear that they aren’t the sex their bodies clearly indicate.”
But there’s more. The school systems insists that parents don’t have to approve whether their kids have to listen to transgender propaganda. The principal of the school sent a letter out to parents days after the event that failed to mention transgenderism or the celebration of the kid’s “transition.” Furthermore, the teacher hadn’t gotten permission to read the books, leading the school system to enact a regulation that teachers approve books that fall outside the curriculum with the district office.
Outraged parents are taking action, through legal channels and other avenues.
A number of families have decided to pull their children from the school, Keller says. Parents are also circulating a petition asking for parental notification before controversial material is brought up in class.
CFC is considering pushing for state legislation to protect parental rights.
“It’s such an egregious case, we’re trying to figure out what can be done, from the legal perspective, the legislative perspective, or at the very least at the local level,” Keller said.
Just when we think that the LGBT lobby can’t get any more brazen, we see things like what went on at Rocklin Academy. Parents, this is why it’s more and more crucial that give our kids a foundation in the truth early on.