Coming soon to a public school near you.
“Who knows whither the ‘emerging awareness’ shall henceforth emerge?”
– Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator, June 26
America’s descent into decadent perversity advances, as high school girls in Florence, Colorado, say they were forced to share the school’s restroom and locker room with a teenage shemale:
Attorneys with Pacific Justice Institute sent a strongly-worded letter this afternoon to school officials at Florence High School, warning them against squelching student privacy and speech rights in order to cater to the wishes of a teenage boy who has been entering girls’ bathrooms on campus.
“This is a nightmare scenario for the teenage girls—some of them freshmen—and their parents at this school,” noted PJI staff attorney Matthew McReynolds, who sent the letter to Principal Brian Schipper and Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti. “This is exactly the kind of horror story we have been warning would accompany the push for radical transgender rights in schools, and it is the type of situation that LGBT activits have been insisting would not happen.”
Parents at the school, located near Colorado Springs, became irate when they learned that a teenage boy was entering girls’ bathrooms and, according to some students, even making sexually harassing comments toward girls he was encountering. When the parents confronted school officials, they were stunned to be told the boy’s rights as a self-proclaimed transgender trumped their daughters’ privacy rights. As the controversy grew, some students were threatened by school authorities with being kicked off school athletic teams or charged with hate crimes if they continued to voice concerns. The parents became aware of PJI’s Notice of Reasonable Expectation of Privacy and contacted PJI for help.
This became worldwide news. Guess what happened next? Gay activists and other left-wing groups started shrieking, “Fake story!”
FOX News, continuing its long history of anti-trans media coverage, is promoting a false story about a transgender high school student in Colorado who was allegedly harassing her peers. . . .
As the story was picked up by the Examiner.com, and internationally by the UK’s Daily Mail, Cristan Williams at the TransAdvocate pointed out the lack of input from any teachers, parents, or students at Florence High School, and decided to do some fact checking of her own. In a phone conversation with Cristan, Florence High School Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti clarified the misinformation, saying, “We do have a transgender student at the high school, and she has been using the women’s restrooms. There has not been a situation. All the students of these parents who say they feel uncomfortable just about the fact that the student is allowed to go into the restrooms at the high school, into the stalls – they don’t believe that that’s appropriate, so that’s where it stems from. There has not been an incident of harassment, or anything that would cause any additional concern.”
Do you see the trick there? Instead of this being a story about a genuinely creepy situation no sane parent would tolerate — a pathetic freak using the girl’s restroom — they want to shift the narrative, to turn it into a story about Fox News (evil!) and “anti-trans” bias.
Notice, however, that the school superintendent does not deny that parents have complained about the policy at issue.
Instead, the superintendent verbally minimizes the problem — “ parents who say they feel uncomfortable” — without directly addressing any of the complaints reported by the Pacific Justice Institute. How is this a “fake story,” when the superintendent actually confirms (a) that “a transgender student . . . has been using the women’s restrooms,” and (b) that parents have complained this is not “appropriate”?
(On what planet does anyone think this is “appropriate”?)
Yes, of course, the superintendent denies that her bizarre policy has led to “an incident of harassment, or anything that would cause any additional concern,” but what do we expect? Do we expect the superintendent to admit that her policy has led to harassment?
The predictable shrieks of “fake story” (e.g., Media Matters) are intended to discourage mainstream news organizations from picking up on the story, because the one thing the Left doesn’t want is for parents to understand how far their radical agenda has gone.
Notice, also, the shrewd P.R. tactics being employed: The superintendent gave an interview to her sympathizers at TransAdvocate, but when National Review‘s Alec Torres tried to follow up, he was “was unable to reach Rhonda Vendetti, Florence High School’s superintendent, who will be out of the office for the rest of the week.” Convenient, eh?
What we are seeing here is a logical consequence of the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence v. Texas ruling in which Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the process of invalidating state laws against sodomy, articulated the Emerging Awareness Doctrine:
In all events we think that our laws and traditions in the past half century are of most relevance here. These references show an emerging awareness that liberty gives substantial protection to adult persons in deciding how to conduct their private lives in matters pertaining to sex.
Even though Kennedy limited the scope of his (unconstitutional) idea to “adult persons,” it was inevitable that gay radicals would seek to apply this “substantial protection” to minors because:
- If public schools are about preparing children for adulthood, and adulthood means a weird carnival freak show of abnormality, then your kids must learn about dildos and drag queens;
- Pedophiles have for decades sought to use the gay-rights movement as a vehicle for legalizing their own deviance.
This is not an allegation, but a well-documented fact, and the angry denials of gay activists, like the denials of the Colorado school superintendent, do not change the fact that people who (a) want to have sex with kids, also (b) support the gay rights agenda.
Putting liberal sympathizers like Principal Brian Schipper and Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti in charge of public schools is part of an agenda to institute favorable policies, implementing pro-homosexual curricula in the name of “anti-bullying” and “tolerance,” and teaching the kind of explicit “comprehensive” sex education advocated by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
Of course, most sex offenders (including teachers) are heterosexual, but heterosexual perverts can’t hide behind claims of “equality” or accuse their critics of “discrimination,” “bigotry,” “hate,” et cetera. Pedophiles of all varieties are eager to advance the cause of deviant sexuality as a “right” because only under conditions Matt Barber has described as Sexual Anarchy can child molesters hope to find “tolerance.”
Letting a teenage drag queen use the girl’s bathroom? Hey, you can be sure that on the shadowy bulletin boards where pedophiles gather online, Principal Brian Schipper and Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti are their new heroes. Therefore, gay activists and the mainstream media are determined to marginalize and suppress this story, as the Pacific Justice Institute understands:
A story broken last week by Pacific Justice Institute and picked up by media outlets around the world has inspired near-panic among transgender advocates who have now begun their own counter-campaign in an attempt to divert attention away from the story. . . .
Under intense pressure, several news sites took down or retracted their stories rather than investigating further. Not so fast, say PJI attorneys.
“Transgender activists are in full damage control mode because they know how explosive and damaging to their cause this story is,” noted Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “The central issue in this case—a high school’s decision to give a biological teenage boy full access to teenage girls’ bathrooms is both disturbing and not seriously disputed. It is very revealing that the Superintendent is seeking sympathy from transgender activists instead of addressing the serious concerns raised in our letter.”
BACKGROUND READING: “Cultural Marxism and the (Very Real) Movement to Normalize Pedophilia.”
Simple question: Why aren’t you home-schooling yet?
(Hat-tip: Aleister at College Insurrection.)