Concerned US Troops on Transgender Policy and Children
On military moves to a state that would allow a boy to use a girl’s locker room:
[Military families with children] are being asked to choose between our country and keeping our kids safe. Being military, we don’t have a say which state we move to next. We don’t know if it will be a state that protects our civil rights or one that won’t.
On policies that would create a “right” to choose which bathroom, shower, or other traditionally private facilities they want to use:
Having to live election cycle to election cycle to see if your kiddo will have rights is nerve-wracking…Our child is safe at school and comfortable. These laws could very well change that.
On the potential for a service member’s child to be denied the right to privacy, due to mandated mixed-gender grade school bathrooms:
Can you imagine being deployed and the feeling of helplessness you would have if it was your child being denied the most basic rights? Could you focus on your job?
On the failure to pass “bathroom bills” that would protect kids and reduce mental health problems and suicide attempts:
Many military families of kids are now in states with no protections. The state can now choose what, if any, protections the child can have. This will cause more mental health problems and suicide attempts. This will hurt military families as mental health is already a concern…
It would not be unreasonable to attribute the quotes above to concerned parents of heterosexual, gender-conforming (as if those modifiers should be necessary) children. A few of the quotes are admittedly sensational — particularly the implication that the absence of a law would, prima facie, “cause more suicide attempts”.
Even so, had a parent of such a child actually said such things, they wouldn’t be characterized as a “concerned parent.” According to some in society — and according to neosexual activists — they’d be “transphobic bigots.”
Of course, the quotes above came not from average parents, but from two activist parents who have waged a (fairly effective) transgender public relations campaign on the backs of their children. Because their children identify as transgender, they are not considered bigots — despite their attempts to belittle and attack those who do not conform to their gender beliefs, and despite their explicit attempts to impose their personal views on everyone else (and everyone else’s children). Rather, they are simply “concerned parents.”
You could be forgiven if you didn’t realize there are far more “concerned parents” on the other side of the ideological divide, given that the well-waged public relations effort by Ashley Broadway-Mack of the AMPA and other activists seems to have convinced many that the only children who exist are transgender, and they — and they alone — are oppressed by those who would not support their view on gender. The obvious fact that the other 99% of children are “oppressed” when society imposes a transgender view on gender escapes them.
After all, as is obvious from the neutered quotes above, the rights, elections, helplessness, protections, suicide attempts, etc., apply just as much to a heterosexual child as any other. Why are homosexual and transgender advocates so quick to trample on the rights of every other child to promote their sexual agendas?
Ultimately, transgender activists realize they will not win the argument the same way homosexuals did, because society will not so easily accept a grown man who wants to be a woman. This is likely in part because, unlike homosexuality, transgenderism is something that may “impact” them (thus, the discussion on bathrooms).
The public resistance may also be due to the shining example of transgender issues affecting military readiness sitting in a military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (though President Obama commuted Bradley Manning’s sentence, and he’ll soon be out).
Transgender activists are using kids as pawns to attract pity and “compassion” in an emotionally-laden effort to force the rest of society to bow to their view on the world.
Some in the homosexual movement openly admitted they were using the US military as a wedge to normalize homosexuality in greater society.
Think the transgender movement will ever admit it is using gender-confused minor children to achieve their political ends?
There’s more to this than a school bathroom.
Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Mark 9:42 (ESV)
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Original quotations here.