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Bisexual ‘Gender-Fluid’ 7th-Grader Leads Pride March in Maryland Capital

Posted on | July 3, 2018 | 4 Comments


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In steamy, rainy conditions Tuesday afternoon [June 19], a cluster of rainbows made its way through Annapolis.
The city’s first official pride celebration — a walk from City Hall to the Loews Annapolis Hotel — started with a seventh-grader.
Twelve-year-old Claire Drapeau has been out as bisexual since she was in fifth-grade at Crofton Middle School. This year after telling friends, family and classmates she also identifies as gender-fluid, Drapeau wanted to join in on a pride celebration.
Instead of taking a trip to D.C. Pride as she planned, Drapeau told her mom she just wanted to walk around downtown Annapolis waving her rainbow flag and handing out stickers, which she saved up to buy herself.
“I wanted to show no matter who you are, love is love. You can love someone no matter your sexuality or gender,” she said. . . .
When Drapeau’s mother posted on Facebook asking if anyone would join them, Mayor Gavin Buckley saw it and decided to join in.
Two weeks ago, Buckley declared June Annapolis’ first pride month in solidarity with national celebrations. He hadn’t planned an event until a parade set for 2019.
“We can’t let our ruling principles be fear and greed. We need them to be love and pride,” he said after the walk. . . .
About 50 people joined them in walking along Green Street, Main Street, Church Circle and West Street donned head to toe in rainbow colors.

Because the reader is now probably confused and dismayed, let me help you focus your mind on a short list of obvious points:

  1. She declared herself bisexual in fifth grade? Let any adult think back to when you were in fifth grade. In what alternative universe does it make sense to have 10-year-olds “coming out”?
  2. What does it mean to be “gender-fluid” in seventh grade? Shouldn’t such behavior be considered potentially symptomatic of abuse? Is it not self-evident that this child is emotionally disturbed?
  3. Who are this child’s parents? What sort of people think it’s a good idea for a 12-year-old girl to be a “gender-fluid” bisexual marching around downtown waving a rainbow flag?
  4. Anita Bryant could not be reached for comment.

We are through the looking-glass and down the rabbit hole here. Bizarre stories like this are a tip-of-the-iceberg phenomenon, evidence of a momentous cultural shift, which is a direct consequence of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

In 1975, the neoconservative author Midge Decter explained the youth upheavals of the 1960s (the so-called “Generation Gap”) in a book whose title summarized the situation: Liberal Parents, Radical Children.

Parenting is about personal responsibility, and liberalism is the antithesis of personal responsibility. It is contradictory to teach your children to become self-reliant while simultaneously basing your politics on a belief that everybody can rely on government to solve their problems. The messianic visions of 1960s radicalism — which went from the “Summer of Love” to Weather Underground terrorism in the brief span of a few years — were both a logical extension of FDR/LBJ-style liberalism and a rebellion against that liberalism. The false promises of liberalism inspire delusional hopes of “progress” toward a secular utopia and, when this vision fails to materialize, disappointment pushes young people toward the temper tantrums of radicalism. Liberal parents who encourage their children in delusional pursuits, as in the case of Claire Drapeau, probably think of themselves as being “on the right side of history,” but the careful student of history must view such a belief as foolish hubris.

In considering the issue of parental responsibility, however, we must ask how the curricula and policies of public schools contribute to the craziness in which fifth-graders (!!!) declare themselves “bisexual” and no one seems to be alarmed by such a declaration. My suspicion is that this is a logical consequence of “comprehensive sex education” and also reflects the influence of Obama-era “diversity” policies. It’s not as if Americans had no warning of what would happen:

The most disturbing trend of all in modern sex education is the influence of groups such as GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). According to Marjorie King in the Spring, 2003, issue of City Journal, GLSEN is working with the National Education Association to bring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) themes to public school classrooms. Sexual activities now considered controversial, painful and unsafe are already being taught to teens as young as 12 years old. The belief that heterosexuality is normal has been labeled “Heterosexism” and targeted to be systematically stamped out of our children’s psyches. And this, too, is starting young. Orlean Koehle, a California substitute teacher, reports knowledge of a third-grade girl asking, “Daddy, am I a lesbian? I like girls better than boys.” The LGBT advocates are attending our kids’ classrooms, and we were not even informed they had been invited.

So it was in 2003. Public schools have been engaged in this kind of indoctrination for more than a decade. People need to wake the hell up.