In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, Sandra Collins, executive director and founder of enGender, reads a book to campers at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, Calif. Collins says, “A lot of these kids have been bullied and had trauma at school. This is a world where none of that exists, and they're in the majority. That’s a new experience for kids who are used to hiding and feeling small.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Transgender Day Camp and the Abandonment of Parental Responsibility

When children are 2-to-5 years old, they’re still learning their environment. They’re developing, learning right and wrong, learning about their bodies, who the important role models are in their lives, and everything that shapes their world. They’re like sponges, soaking up what is provided to them, hopefully by loving, involved parents.

In those early years of childhood development, barring any significant issues in cognitive ability, this is the stage of life where children are learning to regulate their emotions. They’re learning what “No” means, as well as the delay of gratification. That is to say, at this stage, their parents or caregivers should be teaching them the very valuable lessons of not getting whatever they want, whenever they want it. They are very open to learning patience and acceptance of how things are. That’s how they should be taught.

So what happens if a very small child, still unsure about things like biology, nature, and a separation of their fantasy-play life and real life is left to make up their minds about those things by parents who either are too weak to use a firm hand of guidance, or who would rather use their children as show pieces to the world to promote their own liberal credentials?

You get a transgender day camp for kids.

Call it indoctrination.

Rainbow Day Camp is a camp in El Cerrito, California that allows parents to abandon their duty to raise their children in a normal, healthy environment. Instead, they turn them over to a subversive environment, that teaches them that biology does not exist.

They take their children, as young as 4-years old, and plunge them into a world of abnormal sexuality, wrapped in a sunny package of crafts, “Crazy hair day,” and games.

Of course, no one talks about the high incidents of suicide or attempted suicide by transgender individuals, as they struggle with deeper psychological issues, not solved by the cosmetic fix of surgery and hormones. All issues that could be dealt with early, rather than covered up by letting 4-year old children do whatever they want and claim a self-reality that has nothing to do with actual reality.

From the Associated Press:

At check-in each day, campers make a nametag with their pronoun of choice. Some opt for “she” or “he.” Or a combination of “she/he.” Or “they,” or no pronoun at all. Some change their name or pronouns daily, to see what feels right.

The camp in the San Francisco Bay Area city of El Cerrito caters to transgender and “gender fluid” children, ages 4 to 12, making it one of the only camps of its kind in the world open to preschoolers, experts say. Enrollment has tripled to about 60 young campers since it opened three summers ago, with kids coming from as far as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. – even Africa. Plans are underway to open a branch next summer in Colorado, and the camp has been contacted by parents and organizations in Atlanta, Seattle, Louisiana and elsewhere interested in setting up similar programs.

Gender is not “fluid.” It is set. That’s what needs to be taught to these children. And again, if parents are letting children that young decide if they want to be called “he,” “she,” or “they,” then there is a lack of parenting.

Speaking of a lack of parenting, one mother described her experiences with her little boy, now only 6-years old and going by the name, “Gracie,” this way:

“Once she could talk, I don’t remember a time when she didn’t say, ‘I’m a girl,’” said her mother, Molly Maxwell, who still trips over pronouns but tries to stick to “she.”

“Then it grew in intensity: ‘I’m a sister. I’m a daughter. I’m a princess,’” Maxwell said. “We would argue with her. She was confused. We were confused.”

You were confused? Well, there’s the problem. Small children take their cues directly from their parents, so if you didn’t grasp the importance of setting boundaries for your son, then he’s going to lose it and go off on his own, trying to navigate life with no direction.

A day camp that caters to his confusion won’t keep him healthy. Having parents who care about his well-being in the long term will, and that’s not what’s happening, here.

By the way, where is the little boy’s father in all this?

Gender specialists say the camp’s growth reflects what they are seeing in gender clinics nationwide: increasing numbers of children coming out as transgender at young ages. They credit the rise to greater openness and awareness of LGBT issues and parents tuning in earlier when a child shows signs of gender dysphoria, or distress about their gender.

Correction. This is a case of parents “tuning out.” We don’t let our children in their early developmental stages make these kinds of decisions. They’re not emotionally ready. What do you think you’re doing? You brought this child into the world and then took your hands off?

There is little comprehensive data on young children who identify as transgender, but experts say as the number of young people coming to their clinics increases, the prevailing medical guidance has shifted.

The favored protocol today is known as the “gender affirmative” approach, which focuses on identifying and helping transgender children to “socially transition” – to live as the gender they identify with rather than the one they were born with until they’re old enough to decide on medical options like puberty blockers and later, hormone treatments.

The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, started a decade ago with about 40 patients, now has over 900 people, ages 3 to 25, enrolled in its program, with 150 on its waiting list, said Johanna Olson-Kennedy, the clinic’s medical director.

In other words, start feeding into their dysphoria very young, condition their minds while they’re developing, and then, once they’ve grown in that confusion, say, “See? Here’s proof. This person has been transgender their whole life!”

Another by the way – How much revenue are Olson-Kennedy and medical “professionals” like her raking in by capitalizing on the emotional confusion of these children and their complicit parents, rather than directing them to seek counseling and parenting classes?

If any parent brings a 3-year old child in to begin twisting their minds to believe they’re anything other than what they were born as, then that is child abuse, and they have no business being allowed to harm that child any further. Child Protective Services should be immediately involved.

Alas, that is not the world we live in, at least, not in some parts of the world, or the country. In the liberal strongholds of California, where most of this abuse is being forced on the very young, there is a concerted effort to create an active society of subversives – and by doing so, they assure these children will never quite fit in with the world outside their bubble.

Studies show transgender adults have higher rates of suicide and depression than the general population. A 2016 study by the University of Washington’s TransYouth Project, published in the journal Pediatrics, found trans children who live as their preferred gender and are supported by their parents have the same mental health outcomes as other kids their age.

Since this is a relatively new and grotesque chapter to the liberal playbook, where they now use the very young, their own offspring, as the lab rats in their social justice experimentation, what are the figures on the emotional well-being of these rudderless youth, once they’ve matured?

We won’t know for many years just what damage has been done to these children, and our society because of this sick need to indoctrinate the very young into subversive lifestyles. We can only pray that somewhere along the way, somebody steps up and says, “ENOUGH.”

James 1:14-15 NLT “14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”

Pray for the little children.

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