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  • “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    “I Think? Therefore I Am?” Transgender

    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    2017 Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many? conservatives?

    TROUBLED? IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, AS THE GRANDMOTHER OF TEN AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER OF NINE,  I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS AND OFFENDED.

    “I THINK? THEREFORE I AM?” TRANSGENDER AS A PART OF THE WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM.

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    AND, IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS?

    NATHAN OLSON, THE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI).

    SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

    REALLY? SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL?

    EXACTLY WHAT IS A LOCAL SCHOOL GOING TO DO IF  PARENTS REFUSE TO HAVE THEIR THEIR CHILDREN ATTEND A GENDER CLASS?because he/she opposes the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

    I called and left him a message…

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    “Self-Identity”?

    “I think, therefore I am” This is Descartes’ famous Cogito argument: Cogito Ergo Sum. This short animation explains how he came to this conclusion of certainty when surrounded by uncertainty and doubt.

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am”

    Rene Descartes – “I think, therefore I am” – YouTube

    ▶ 1:57

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A6UKoMcE10

    Apr 17, 2015 – Uploaded by BBC Radio 4

    From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofideas “I think, therefore.

    Another google find……

    “I Think, Therefore I am” Confused

    The YouTube video on top is the BEST..

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    Starting in the fall of 2017, Washington state public schools will begin to teach kindergartners about gender expression as a result of …

     the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

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    All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a book of short essays by American minister and author Robert Fulghum. It was first published in 1986.

    NO SEXUAL HEALTH PACKET WAS PUBLISHED AS NEED TO LEARN TRANSGENDER.

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: xxx
    Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 3:49 PM
    Subject: Unfreakingbelievable.
    We are a stupid, stupid species.
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    Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender …

    www.ijreview.com/…/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-an…

    5 days ago – Washington State to Begin Teaching ‘Gender Identity’ and ‘Gender Expression’ to Elementary Kids.

    By Frank Camp (1 day ago) | Education.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2016/06/621478-washington-state-to-begin-teaching-gender-identity-and-gender-expression-to-elementary-kids/

    By Frank Camp(2 days ago) | Education

    Getty – Christopher Furlong

    REMEMBER WHEN SCHOOL WAS ALL ABOUT READING, WRITING, AND ARITHMETIC?

    NOT ANYMORE.

    Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, Washington state will teach elementary school students about “gender identity” and “gender expression.”

    In the “Sexual Health” portion of the “Washington State K-12 Learning Standards” packet, teachers are given guidelines for each grade.

     Under a section labeled “Self-Identity,”each grade is to learn the following:

    KINDERGARTEN

    “Understand there are many ways to express gender.“

    FIRST GRADE

    “Explain that there are many ways to express gender.”

    SECOND GRADE

    “Understand there is a range of gender roles and expression,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender expression.”

    THIRD GRADE

    “Explain that gender roles can vary considerably,” and “Understand importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.”

    FOURTH GRADE

    “Identify how friends and family can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Define sexual orientation.”

    FIFTH GRADE

    “Describe how media, society, and culture can influence ideas regarding gender roles, identity, and expression,” and “Identify trusted adults to ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.”

    In the “Health Education Glossary,” “biological sex” is defined as:

    “Based on chromosomes, hormones, and internal and external anatomy.”

    While “GENDER” IS DEFINED AS:

    “A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT BASED ON EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND CULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS ATTACHED TO A PERSON’S BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    FURTHER, GENDER IS BROKEN DOWN INTO THREE SUBCATEGORIES:

    GENDER EXPRESSION: “THE WAY SOMEONE OUTWARDLY EXPRESSES THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER IDENTITY: “SOMEONE’S INNER SENSE OF THEIR GENDER.”

    GENDER ROLES: “SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE SHOULD ACT, THINK, OR FEEL BASED ON THEIR ASSIGNED BIOLOGICAL SEX.”

    The Daily Caller spoke with NATHAN OLSON, A COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER FOR THE STATEWIDE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (OSPI). HE CLAIMED THE STANDARDS WEREN’T AN IMPOSITION OF BELIEF SYSTEMS:

    “Standards help students become familiar with concepts that education experts feel are essential for all students to know. Standards are not used to impose belief systems.”

    However, when DC asked OLSON IF STUDENTS WHO “[REJECT] THE IDEA THAT GENDER IDENTITY IS DISTINCT FROM BIOLOGICAL SEX” COULD SUFFER ACADEMICALLY,

     OLSON PIVOTED, SAYING SUCH ISSUES WOULD BE HANDLED AT A LOCAL LEVEL.

     HE THEN ADDED:

    “We don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

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    THIS IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR   NATHAN OLSON

    PHONE (360) 725-6015 

    EMAIL  nathan.olson@k12.wa.us. 

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    Washington state’s decision has troubled many conservatives:

    I removed …offensive comments by  promoters of this agenda.

    THIS IS INDOCTRINATION.

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     INDEED, Some knowledge is too heavy for children.

    (I found this quotation online)

    “And so seated next to my father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, “Father, what is sexsin?”
    He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case off the floor and set it on the floor.
    Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” he said.
    I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
    It’s too heavy,” I said.
    Yes,” he said, “and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”

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    THE POWER OF SUGGESTION?

    Suggestion is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of  another.

    NOTE: The power of suggestion must involve at least two people

    LIKE A WA STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER TEACHING TRANSGENDER TO AN IMPRESSIONABLE FIVE YEAR OLD KINDERGARTNER

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

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    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:

    NOTE: Self-fulfilling prophecies must involve at least two people

    Aim: to investigate whether people have self-serving attributions, and why they do it?

    Process by which one’s expectations about another person eventually lead the other person to behave in ways that confirm these expectations

    Self-Fulfilling Prophecy DefinitionSelf-fulfilling prophecy is defined as any expectation, positive or negative, about a situation or event that affects an individual behavior in such a manner that it causes that expectation to be fulfilled.

    Example of self-fulfilling prophecy

    The bottom line

    SOME KNOWLEDGE IS TOO HEAVY FOR CHILDREN. When they are older and stronger, they can bear it. It would be a pretty poor parent who would ask his kindergartner to carry such a “THINK GENDER” heavy load. For now children must trust their parents to carry it for them.”

    WA STATE PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILIES  MUST DEMAND THE REMOVAL OF THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE “COMMON CORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, SEXUAL INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM” AT ANY AGE OR GRADE LEVEL. PERIOD.

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    “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”

    Henry Ford

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  • Equal Access? Equal to LGBTQ Protection?

    EQUAL ACCESS, EQUAL TO  LGBTQ PROTECTION UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW?

    SEATTLE MAYOR Murray is a professed homosexual

    HIS EXECUTIVE ORDER STATES…..

    “CITY FACILITIES “MUST” BE SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACES FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

    TARGET SAYS  “WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE … DESERVES TO BE PROTECTED …

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    WHAT ABOUT THE EQUAL ACCESS ACT?

    MUST EVERYONE, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN  HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO PROTECTION AND MUST WOMEN AND CHILDREN BE SAFE WITH EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW.

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    Mar 10, 2016 – Seattle Gay Scene …

    SEATTLE MAYOR Murray is a professed homosexual, who claims to be married to another man, Seattle Parks and Recreation planning and development director Michael Shiosaki. The two began calling themselves married in 2013.

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    Mayor signs Executive Order affirming protections for …

    Mayor Murray Signs Order For All Gender City Restrooms …

    seattlegayscene.com/…/mayor-murray-signs-order-for-all-gender-city-res…

    Mar 10, 2016 – Seattle Gay Scene … Mayor signs Executive Order affirming protections for transgender community … “City facilities must be safe and welcoming places for all residents, including transgender and gender-diverse people,” said …

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    Mayor Murray and Chief O’Toole Announce Safe Place …

    SPD Safe Place – City of Seattle

    www.seattle.gov/spd-safe-place/

    Seattle Police Department (SPD) SAFE PLACE signage is being

    displayed by local … The mission of the SPD SAFE PLACE is to provide the Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

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    THE SAFE PLACE PROGRAM? THEIR MISSION IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR? TO PROVIDE, SPECIAL SAFE PLACES?  EXCLUSIVELY FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE?

    If you are a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer?

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    SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS…

    1600 SEATTLE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE PLACES? FOR EVERYONE?

    Seattle schools are now LGBTQ Safe Places, too

    CHS Capitol Hill Seattle‎ – 9 hours ago

    SPD says the Safe Place program has now reached 1,600 locations across the city.

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    EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES AND SIGNAGE?

    IN SEATTLE CITY FACILITIES? AND TARGET RESTROOMS?

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    Target Says Transgender People Can Use The Bathroom …

    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/target-transgender-bath…

    The Huffington Post

    2 days ago – Target Says Transgender People Can Use The Bathroom That Fits Their Gender Identity. “We believe that everyone … deserves to be protected …

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    GAY MAYOR OF SEATTLE  EXECUTIVE ORDER STATES…..

    “CITY FACILITIES “MUST” BE SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACES FOR ALL RESIDENTS.

    TARGET SAYS  “WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE … DESERVES TO BE PROTECTED …

    EVERYONE, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN MUST HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION AND MUST BE SAFE WITH EQUAL ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES  UNDER THE EQUAL ACCESS LAW.

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    Seattle mayor signs executive order for men to access …

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/…/seattle-mayorsigns-executive-or
    LifeSite

    Mar 15, 2016 – The west-coast city follows liberal east-coast compatriot New York City in … an executive order that all single-stall women’s bathrooms be used by men, and … “It is so sad that in the name of ‘compassion,’ Mayor Murray is helping to … mayor’s order is based on the confused notion that a person’s gender is a …

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    fortune.com/2016/04/19/target-transgender-bathroom/

    1 day ago – Target to allow transgender shoppers, worker to use bathroom they want, wading into one of the most controversial topics of the day.

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    97 Seattle Starbucks Locations Are Turning Into ‘LGBT Safe …

    www.advocate.com/…/97-seattle-starbucks-locations-are-tu…

    The Advocate

    Nov 13, 2015 – The coffee powerhouse is become more and more LGBT-friendly. Learn more about … Regardless of Red Cups, 97 Seattle Starbucks ARE NOW SAFE SPACES ….

    North Carolina Governor Signs Repeal of LGBT Protections.

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    NO BIG DEAL? TARGET SAYS WHATEVER? WHICHEVER?

    The Minneapolis-based retailer, which has 1,793 stores in the U.S.

    Target Says Transgender People Can Use Whatever …

    21 hours ago – Target said transgender people may use whichever bathroom they … allow transgender individuals to use the restroom that matches what they …

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    The Minneapolis-based retailer, which has 1,793 stores in the U.S.

     released a statement on Tuesday

    Target announces transgender-friendly bathroom policy | NJ

    www.nj.com/…/target_announces_transgender-friendly_bathroo
    NJ.com 13 hours ago – Retailer Target has joined the growing number of corporations allowing people to use restrooms that match their gender identity, the company …

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    THE PROGRESS NEW NORMAL

    If you are a Lesbian, Gay, homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer….

    DO WHATEVER YOU WANT

    TO WHO EVER YOU WANT

    WHERE EVER YOU WANT

    WHEN EVER YOU WANT

    BE WHATEVER YOU THINK

    DO WHAT EVER YOU THINK

    GO WHERE EVER YOU WANT

    DO WHAT  EVER YOU WANT

    WHEN EVER YOU WANT

    DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE

    TO WHO EVER YOU LIKE

    WHERE EVER YOU LIKE

    WHEN EVER YOU LIKE

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    04/21/2016 08:40 am ET | Updated 3 hours ago

     


  • Gender Agenda Coming to a School Near You!

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Oct 14, 2014 – Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would …

    The bottom line….

    Do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys

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    Researching and documenting is what I do…

    As a concerned American Grandmother, I am shocked and appalled by the following

    Forgive my repetitiveness…

    added for clarity and the understanding of  reasonable American Families.

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    WOW… WHO KNEW ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

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    NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH BIOLOGICALLY DETERMINED MALE AND FEMALE ‘SEX’

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    OR ‘TRUE’ HERMAPHRODITISM A GENETIC CONDITION IN WHICH AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS …

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    WHO SAID SO…. The World Health Organization
    (3) The biological process of sex determination controls whether the male or female sexual … The issues of gender assignment, gender verification testing, and legal … ‘True’ hermaphroditism is a genetic condition in which affected individuals …

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    What about transgendered people?

    How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide.

    How is the expanded gender spectrum working IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS  for American teenagers and kids?

    Facts and Figures – American Foundation for Suicide …

    https://www.afsp.org/…suici
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    In that year, someone in the U.S. died by suicide every 12.3 minutes on average. … In 2014, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of …

    Suicide Attempts

    No complete count is kept of suicide attempts in the U.S.; however, the CDC gathers data each year from hospitals on non-fatal injuries resulting from self-harm behavior.

    In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 494,169 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm behavior, suggesting that approximately 12 people harm themselves (not necessarily intending to take their lives) for every reported death by suicide. Together, those harming themselves made an estimated total of more than 650,000 hospital visits related to injuries sustained in one or more separate incidents of self-harm behavior.

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    REMEMBERING THAT  ‘GENDER’ DESCRIBES THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF GIRLS/WOMEN AND BOYS/MEN THAT ARE LARGELY SOCIALLY CREATED

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    Scientific Transgender medical and psychological studies

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well.

    The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery.

    In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.”

    As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.”

    Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings.

    So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

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    UNEDITED Full text Oct 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    Four years ago, if you had predicted that the end-game of the LGBTQ community was to destroy all gender and sexual boundaries, many would have labeled you an extremist on a witch hunt. I know because I made that prediction. And, in response, I received many angry denials from members of a local high school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). “You seem to believe that the LGBTQ movement wants to spark a gender-reformation. How could one reform a biologically accurate thing? Well, it’s not possible…” Another wrote: “The Gay Straight Alliances have done nothing of the sort… They merely have decided… to show that there are so many beautiful people out there that society has not tolerated for the longest of time.” However, two articles published about a week ago in a suburban Chicago high school newspaper show that’s precisely the LGBTQ movement’s intent. The articles appeared in the Statesman, the tax-payer funded student newspaper of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where my husband teaches math. One article entitled, “How vast is the gender spectrum?” argued that limiting gender to male and female is too restrictive. “Nothing is written in black or white,” the article asserted. “In fact, the world is filled with many gray areas. Nowadays, our gender identity is not restricted to two choices: boy or girl.” This is a shocking statement given that Genesis – the foundation for two major world religions – states very clearly in black and white that only two genders exist. Genesis 1:27 states, “God created mankind in his own image… male and female he created them.” Other religions affirm this understanding, as well. In fact, it’s been the established societal view since the beginning of human history. But, in one fell swoop, this article declared this age-old, religious understanding obsolete. And, it asserted this falsehood, not as opinion with attribution, but as fact! A second article in the Statesman further deconstructed traditional and religious sexual mores. When identifying their “sexual orientation,” it encouraged students to think beyond sexual stereotypes – not just heterosexual ones, but homosexual ones too. “I think there are infinite sexual orientations,” a Stevenson student named Cameron said. “There are so many labels. It’s impossible to number them…” Wow. “Infinite sexual orientations”? In my wildest imagination, I could maybe come up with several dozen, but infinite? And, what about the moral legitimacy of these orientations? Cameron went on to say, “There is nothing wrong with however you are. If you like boys, girls, anyone in between, or none of the above, that’s okay.” Seriously? All these infinite orientations are morally acceptable? Is this what they’re teaching students these days? What if you’re attracted to animals? A family member? The dead? (Yes, it exists. It’s called necrophilia.) One has to wonder where students get these ideas. Perhaps, it’s from English teachers like William Fritz, also the GSA faculty advisor. In the article on gender spectrum, he says, “The gender of the person you truly are can be different from (your physical features). We are not a one size fits all species.” One has to wonder how this English teacher came to this epiphany. He offered no evidence to support his claim. In fact, neither article presented any evidence for their wild assertions. They didn’t offer any dissenting opinions either. Instead, they relied solely on LGBTQ activists and their disciples – Mr. Fritz; a staff person with the national GSA; a 17-year-old “gender studies” blogger; and high school students, presumably members of the school’s GSA. Apparently, LGBTQ activists at public schools are getting bolder – and school administrators are affording them special privilege to proselytize openly. Certainly, if a Christian would try to distribute literature at Stevenson explaining the biblical understanding of gender, the administration would immediately shut him down. Yet, here gay activists are given carte blanche to spread their propaganda right in the school-sponsored newspaper! One of the people quoted repeatedly in the article on the gender spectrum is teenage blogger Kathryn Tenbarge. “To break free from conforming stereotypes is a very courageous thing to do,” Tenbarge said. “It means you have reached a level of understanding yourself that most people haven’t.” Really? So, those of us with a Judeo-Christian understanding of sexuality are simply unenlightened? The article concludes, “For now, Fritz, (another student) and Tenbarge agree there is nothing to lose from expanding the strict labels and categories our society tries to squeeze everyone into.” Again, this is just another wild assertion without any basis in fact. With all due respect, how can these self-appointed gender experts know this? To date, the traditional family model has served as the foundation for all Western Civilization. Though many today express disdain for this great civilization, one can’t deny that it’s produced some of the most prosperous and stable societies the world has ever known. But, now we are moving into new territory with unpredictable results. Yet, early indications show that this anything-goes sexuality may have devastating consequences. One woman whose husband left her for his gay lover, and took their children with him, writes in Public Discourse: “Behind the happy façade of many families headed by same-sex couples, we see relationships that are built from brokenness…. I represent hundreds upon thousands of spouses who have been betrayed and rejected.” This is tragic and certainly will have widespread ramifications for the children raised in these devastated homes. But, this is what results when one’s attractions du jour trump marriage vows. The author of the article also notes that “Every same-sex family can only exist by manipulating nature.” Unlike traditional marriage, which naturally produces children, same-sex couples must rely on “assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy or sperm donation to have children. Such processes exploit men and women for their reproductive potential, treat children as products to be bought and sold, and purposely deny children a relationship with one or both of their biological parents.” Again tragically, it’s children who suffer.

    But what about transgendered people? How is expanding the “gender spectrum” working for them?

    According to a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, it’s not going well. The study found that a staggering 41 percent of transgendered people say they’ve attempted suicide. And apparently, permanently changing their sex doesn’t help either.

    A 2011 Swedish study found that people who undergo sex-change surgery start experiencing increased mental difficulties about 10 years after surgery. In fact, their suicide mortality then rises to almost 20 times greater than the comparable non-transgender population!

    A case in point is a Belgian woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery and then last year chose to be euthanized.

    Apparently, the self-hatred that drove her to become a man persisted after her sex change. Just like she couldn’t accept herself as a woman, she couldn’t accept herself as a man, either. “(N)one of these operations worked as desired,” Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst said. “(W)hen I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new breasts did not match my expectations and my new penis had symptoms of rejection. I do not want to be… a monster. ”

    According to Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, people with transgender feelings experience psychological distress because they suffer from “body dysmorphic disorder”: just like someone suffering from bulimia wrongly believes she is fat, so a person with transgender feelings wrongly thinks he or she is a sex that doesn’t correspond to reality.

    McHugh says most of those who elect to have sex-reassignment surgery describe themselves as “satisfied.”

    However, studies found that “their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have surgery.” As a result, Johns Hopkins Hospital has stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery. As McHugh puts it, “producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs.” Interestingly, McHugh reports that controlled and follow-up studies show that 70-80 percent of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. School counselors should be challenging these students’ false beliefs about themselves. Instead, McHugh says, diversity counselors function much like “cult leaders,” often encouraging these confused young people to distance themselves from family and anyone who challenges the legitimacy of their feelings. So, our public high schools, by promoting this unproven gender-bending agenda may actually be hurting those they purport to help.

    Perhaps, this is because the reality that billions throughout the centuries have affirmed is actually true! We do not construct ourselves; God constructs us. And, when our confusion and brokenness leads us to deny our God¬-given gender, we only harm ourselves and those closest to us. Instead of encouraging students to pursue whatever feels right to them, maybe administrators and faculty advisors should be urging them to love and accept the person God created them to be? Unfortunately, students in many of our public schools never hear this common sense, Judeo-Christian view. As these student articles show, it’s simply presumed false or too restrictive. You may think this is happening in only liberal suburban Chicago schools, but it’s everywhere. For example, just last week, the media reported that school administrators in Lincoln, Nebraska – hardly a hotbed of liberalism – instructed teachers to no longer use “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls.” Instead, they told them to use “gender inclusive” terms like “purple penguins.” Seriously – purple penguins! Now that this radical, gender-destroying agenda of the LGBTQ community has been revealed, how should we respond? Do Christians retreat and allow the radicals to distort children’s understanding of their dignity, purpose and God¬-given gender? Do we let high school administrators define our boys and girls as “purple penguins” – and use our taxes to promote propaganda?

    the bottom line…

    Or, do we say enough is enough – and begin reasserting our voice in this society gone crazy? Our children’s future is at stake. And, to quote one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Julie Roys is a Christian speaker, journalist, and host of national talk radio show Up for Debate. Follow Julie on Facebook or Twitter.


  • The Alliance Defending Freedom

    The Alliance Defending Freedom

    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

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    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    ONCE PROPERLY INFORMED, PARENTS THEN NEED TO SHOW UP AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”
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    Why No School Has to Allow Boys in Girls Locker Rooms

    www.christianpost.com › opinion
    The Christian Post

    Nov 6, 2015 – Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That’s according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to any school that adopts its policy on transgender issues and gets sued.

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    “We believe (our policy) is legally sound,” Sharp said. “And, to show you how serious we are, if you adopt our policy and you get sued, the Alliance Defending Freedom is willing to represent you free of charge, so that you’re not out-of-pocket for taking a stand on what is right and what common sense says we ought to do.”
    The ADF advocates separate changing facilities for transgender students and sent its sample policy to Palatine Township High School District 211, where a male student, who identifies as female, is demanding use of the girls locker room.
    The school granted the student access to the girls locker room, but required that he change clothes behind curtains. Now, the Department of Education is citing the school and says it must allow the transgender student complete access to the girls locker room. Sharp says this requirement not only defies natural law; it also defies legal precedent and the intent of Title IX.
    “If you look at what the precedent says, and what the most recent courts looking at this issue have found, it’s that schools can have these separate facilities,” Sharp said. “They can take steps to protect the privacy of their students as the Palatine Township School District is doing here, requiring the (transgender) student to change in a different area or a curtained-off area … all with the goal of protecting the privacy of the females in the locker room.”
    Sharp also noted that Title IX specifically allows schools to “provide separate toilet, locker room, and shower facilities on the basis of sex.” So, the Department of Education has zero basis for saying that the Palatine school is violating Title I
    Courts Support Gender-Specific Locker Rooms
    Given the Education Department’s heavy-handed directives, Sharp said many schools feel they must comply and allow students in opposite-gender facilities.

    However, courts have consistently ruled in favor of schools that require students to use facilities that match their biological gender.
    In March, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled that the University of Pittsburgh did not violate the U.S. Constitution or Title IX when it barred a female student, who identified as male, from using men’s locker rooms and bathrooms.

    Similarly, in September, a federal court in Virginia dismissed a discrimination claim by a female-to-male transgender student who sought access to the male bathrooms at a public high school.

    The court ruled that “[n]ot only is bodily privacy a constitutional right, the need for privacy is even more pronounced in the state educational system. The students are almost all minors, and public school education is a protective environment.”
    Still, the Department of Education is threatening to take away all federal funding from the Palatine Township School District if it doesn’t comply with the department’s directive to allow a transgender student access to the female locker room.

    However, before the federal government can strip the district of funds, it must first win its case in court, Sharp said. Given the clear legal precedent, Sharp predicts that the federal government will lose. He added that the school has not contacted the ADF about representing it.
    An Agenda-Driven Administration (supported by Hillary Clinton)
    If District 211 loses, the Department of Education and the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the transgender student at the school, will likely appeal the decision. Already, both are appealing the Pennsylvania and Virginia federal court opinions.

    Sharp said the Obama Administration is intent on pushing this issue all the way to the Supreme Court.
    “Their goal is for this to be a national thing,” he said, “that every school district in the country is subject to this same requirement – that you can’t have separate facilities, that you’ve got to allow a student to use the bathrooms of the opposite sex simply by claiming to be transgender.”
    This latest push for transgender rights began last year. That’s when the Department of Education issued a document claiming that Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition “extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity.
    ” However, in a letter on Transgender Issues, the Alliance Defending Freedom noted that the department’s document is not legally binding. It also noted that the Virginia Court stated in its ruling that the Department of Education lacks the authority to unilaterally redefine Title IX.
    What Parents & School Districts Can Do
    Fighting the federal government can be daunting for local school districts. Yet, it’s a fight Sharp insists that local school districts can win. However, if school districts are unwilling to resist the demands of the federal government, Sharp urges parents to call the ADF for help. He said the ADF receives about 20 calls each month from parents upset about their school’s handling of transgender issues, and the organization is eager to help.
    “We realize this is an important battle,” Sharp said. “This is one that is honestly going to shape the future of America. If you get a generation that grows up being told, ‘You can’t have separate facilities for guys and girls . . .,’ What impact is that going to have on everything our country has long believed – that there are biological differences between men and women?”
    Once properly informed, parents then need to show up at school board meetings and inform board members about the law, Sharp said. “They need to be equipped with these other court cases, and findings that federal courts have said you’re not in violation of Title IX if you maintain these separate facilities. We’ve found that to be very effective.”

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    According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Williams Institute, four in 10 transgender individuals will try to kill themselves at some point in their life. Yet, as I noted in an article last year, studies also show that 70-80% of children with transgender feelings spontaneously lose those feelings as they mature. This certainly calls into question whether accommodating self-identified transgender students is truly a compassionate course of action or a permanently damaging one.
    “We’re doing a very dangerous experiment with kids and not really sure of the consequences,” Sharp said. “We need to take a step back and make sure we’re not doing more harm than good.”
    To be continued…
    noted in this  article last year, OCT 14, 2014

    The Gender Agenda – Coming to a School Near You! | Julie …

    julieroys.com/the-genderagendacoming-to-a-schoolnearyou/

    Sign up for the newsletter. JR_gender. 14. Oct. 2014. The Gender AgendaComing to a School Near You! Posted in ….. October 16, 2014 at 4:13 am. Reply.
    Posted in Education, Gender/Sexuality, Teens by Julie Roys
    Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/transgender-bathroom-boys-girls-school-obama-education-149350/#gvbjOhddEMlqv5Ko.99


  • Coerced by Federal Bathroom Laws?

    Basic Federal Education and Bathroom Laws

    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a (self identified?) female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.

    COERCED BY FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS?

    THE FEDS CAN WITHHOLD SIGNIFICANT CASH FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF THEY DON’T. THE FEDS HAVE GIVEN THE PALATINE, ILL., HIGH SCHOOL 30 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL BATHROOM LAWS, OR FACE ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

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    My comment….
    Jan 10,  2015 THE FEDERAL ACT OF COERCEMENT.
    TO MAKE PUBLIC AMERICAN SCHOOLS, DO SOMETHING BY USING FORCE OR THREATS, FORCE OR THE POWER TO USE FORCE IN GAINING COMPLIANCE, AS BY A GOVERNMENT OR POLICE FORCE.

    “WE THE PEOPLE” MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL AND WA STATE BATHROOM LAWS AND RULES

    AS, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE THE U.S. CONGRESS OR THE WA STATE LEGISLATORS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM

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    Behind My Back | A WA State Bathroom Rule

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wastatebathroom-rule/

    2 days ago – … on wood burning. Category Archives A WA State Bathroom Rule … by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016. Last week, news broke …

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    Dec 26, 2015….

    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Policies

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietly-adopts-new-transgender-bathroo…

    6 days ago – The House passed a reconciliation bill rolling back key provisions of Obamacare. … One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new … The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it … to use the restroom that is consistent with their gender identity” and in most …

    JANUARY 8, 2016 WA STATE

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule …

    www.fpiw.org/…/govinsleewontanswerquestion-about-bathroomrule

    3 days ago – FPIW communications director Zach Freeman talked with Gov. Jay Inslee

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    NOVEMBER 3, 2015 THE FEDS — specifically, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of THE BASIC FEDERAL EDUCATION LAW. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.

    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, AND NO ONE COULD POSSIBLY BELIEVE CONGRESS EVER INTENDED TO CREATE THEM.

    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF PRETENDING SEXUAL ORGANS DON’T EXIST.

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    Uncle Sam’s insane push for transgender rights in school locker rooms

    By Post Editorial Board
    November 3, 2015 | 8:41pm
    Talk about lunatic overreach: The federal Education Department is bullying high schools across America to treat “trans” teens exactly as the sex they “identify” as — all the way up to using the same locker rooms and showers.
    Many schools have knuckled under, since the feds can withhold significant cash if they don’t. But one Illinois district is refusing to go along.
    Mind you, the Palatine, Ill., high school already lets the teen in question play on a girls’ sports team and even change in the same room, but in a curtained-off area. Staff refer to the student as “she,” and so on.
    The feds — specifically, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights — insist that drawing any distinction is sexual discrimination banned by Title IX of the basic federal education law. “The district continues to deny a female student the right to use the girls’ locker room,” charges Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon.
    The feds have given the school 30 days to comply, or face enforcement action.
    Insanity squared:
    This railroads over other students’ privacy rights. However the kid in question “identifies,” that doesn’t change the reality of what others see in that locker room.
    Federal bureaucrats have no business rewriting the law to deny that reality. Nothing in US law suggests these “trans” rights, and no one could possibly believe Congress ever intended to create them.
    Cultural “progressives” have embraced the transgender-rights agenda, but the public hasn’t. Yes, Americans today are more willing to play along with “I identify as” — but not to the point of pretending sexual organs don’t exist.
    Look: The school has gone the extra mile to be accepting. (Is it fair to other players to let a biological male compete in a woman’s sport?) It’s just showing some respect for the views of other students — and their parents.
    The real offender here is the feds, by sending a strong and demeaning message to the rest of those girl athletes: Your privacy and your opinions don’t matter at all.


  • WA State Bathroom Rule

    WA State Bathroom Rule
    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015

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    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE

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    The final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.

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    This inclusion of sexual identity that shall allow persons with biological male bodies who identify as girls/women to use girls/women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-specific facilities, without having legally changed their names or undergone surgery or hormone treatment.

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    Allowing boy’s/men unrestricted access to girl’s /women’s restrooms and locker rooms, if they claim to be a girl,  “defies common sense and common decency.”

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    BOY’S WILL BE BOY’S OR NOT?

    What If A BOY/MAN just claims to be a girl/women?  FOR THE FUN OF IT?

    Boy’s/men dressed OR UNDRESSED AS IN NAKED, SHALL BE ALLOWED unrestricted use of women’s restrooms and locker rooms?

    So, all you GIRLS /women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

    The opponents of this WA State WAC must use every argument available to protect our public school girls, teenagers, middle school, high school, college students and the adult female population of the state of WA from SEXUAL TAUNTING,  HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT.

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    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This WAC provides it.
     It shall give male sexual predators unrestricted access girl’s/women’s restrooms, lockers and showers.

    96% of people who sexually abuse children are male

    WHILE THE WA STATE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HAS AUTHORITY DELEGATED TO IT BY THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE,

    THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE HAS THE AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CORRECT MISTAKES MADE BY AGENCIES OR COMMISSIONS.

    ULTIMATELY WE THE PEOPLE MUST HOLD OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES RESPONSIBLE
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    SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
    Chapter 162-32-010 WAC TOOK EFFECT DEC. 26, 2015
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    Washington Quietly Adopts New Transgender Bathroom …

    dailysignal.com/…/washingtonquietlyadoptsnewtransgenderbathroo

    One day after Christmas, Washington state quietly adopted a set of new policies regarding transgender individuals using sex-specific facilities. The rules, adopted by the state Human Rights Commission, make it illegal for business owners to limit sex-specific facilities such as bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms to persons with the anatomical parts of one sex.

    “To my knowledge, this is the first time in the country that there’s been a statewide effort to mandate all public accommodations cooperate with the gender identity concept that somebody declares,” Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, told The Daily Signal.

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    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought

    www.fpiw.org/blog/2016/01/…/bathroomruleitsworsethanwethough

    2 days ago – But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the …
    New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought
    by Joseph Backholm, FPIW.org | January 6, 2016
    Last week, news broke about a new rule passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission creating a statewide mandate that businesses must allow men into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms if they say they are a woman.

    But as details have become available, it appears the final version of the rule is actually worse than the proposed rule. Here are some of the “highlights”:

    1. Mandate on Schools as Well as Businesses

    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.

    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    • Mandate on schools as well as businesses
    While the draft rule imposed a mandate on every business in the state, it provided discretion for schools to deal with each case on a case-by-case basis.
    However, the final rule removed any discretion for school officials and mandates that all schools must allow boys into the girl’s locker room if they claim to be a girl.
    Women will be removed from the women’s restroom. Naked men will not.
    The rule states that it is illegal to ask someone who is confused about their gender to use a separate facility for the benefit of women and children who might be uncomfortable.
    However, once a man begins to undress in the women’s locker room a person who “expresses concern or discomfort…should be directed to a separate or gender-neutral facility.”
    So, all you women who are uncomfortable with the naked guy over there, “Please come with me and leave him alone.”

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    • The rule bans lots of speech
    In addition to prohibiting reasonable accommodations that recognize the public’s right to privacy along with the bathroom needs of the transgendered, this rule targets a wide range of speech.
    It is illegal to ask “unwelcome personal questions about an individual’s sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, or transgender status.”
    The commission provides no guidance to the public about how they are supposed to know which questions are unwelcome before they ask them.
    It is also illegal for a business to deliberately “misuse” someone’s preferred pronoun. If a man believes he is a woman, but you refer to him as a “he” anyway, he can sue you.
    However, you should be careful not to ask questions about which pronoun he prefers. Remember, if that’s an “unwelcome question” he can sue you for that.
    It is also now illegal to use “offensive names, slurs, jokes, or terminology regarding an individual’s sexual orientation or gender expression or gender identity.”
    The fact that “offensive” is an undefined and completely subjective term that provides no guidance to the public about what they can and cannot do is apparently lost on the commission.
    The best advice may be to just stop speaking. As we all know, someone is offended by everything.
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    WATCH: Joseph Backholm answers some FAQ’s on the new bathroom policy
    As the public wrestles with how to respond to this, here are some of the most frequent questions we have been asked in the last few days.
    1. Is this really true?
    Very few other media outlets have covered this story. That has led a lot of people to wonder if there isn’t some kind of mistake. Sadly, there is no mistake. Other news outlets have began to cover the story here, here, and here.
    2. What will happen if I violate this rule?
    The Human Rights Commission has the authority to issue fines and create a range of orders intended to “eliminate the effects of an unfair practice and prevent the recurrence of the unfair practice.”
    The rule specifically states that businesses and schools open themselves up to civil liability for violations of any of their new rules.
    3. Who made this rule anyway?
    The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. The Washington State Human Rights Commission was created to help enforce the Washington State Law Against Discrimination. There are five members who are appointed by the Governor and are not subject to election. You can find them here.
    While rule-making authority is frequently delegated to agencies for the purpose of enforcing laws the legislature passes, the concern is that a policy of this magnitude and scope far exceeds what the legislature intended or the public expected when the non-discrimination law was passed.
    4. What can I do?
    While the Human Rights Commission has authority delegated to it by the legislature, the legislature has the authority and responsibility to correct mistakes made by agencies or commissions.
    You can contact your legislators through the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or email them all at one time by clicking here.  If we know your address, this tool allow you to email them all at once.
    5. Isn’t this outrage just much ado about nothing?
    If you believe this could never happen, simply search for Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler on the search engine of your choice.

     

    Burnes exposed himself to children in a Walmart restroom in 2010 while Pomares dressed as a woman and snuck into a Macy’s bathroom to videotape women in 2013.  Buehler wore a bra and wig and slipped into a bathroom and locker room in 2012 to watch women at Everett Community College. All three men were arrested.

    In addition, Christopher Hambrook sexually assaulted multiple women in a Toronto women’s shelter while “identifying” as a woman.

    Sexual predators look for opportunity. This provides it.
    Everything we do is made possible by friends like you. If you can chip in $5 or more to help restore rational bathroom policies, we’d be grateful.

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    New rule in Washington opens bathroom use to transgender people
    Posted 10:32 AM, January 6, 2016, by Associated Press
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    UPDATE JAN 8, 2015

    UPDATE: Click here to see Governor Jay Inslee’s response to the Human Rights Commission’s bathroom rule.
    From: FAMILY POLICY INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON <info@fpiw.org>
    Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000 Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

    Gov. Inslee Won’t Answer Question About Bathroom Rule; Bryant Opposes

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    On December 26th, a new rule went into effect that has generated a significant public response.   The rule, which was passed by the Washington State Human Rights Commission, mandates that all schools and businesses in Washington State maintain open bathroom/locker room policies which will allow people to choose the facility they want to use based on their gender identity or gender expression.

    It makes it illegal for any school or business to ask someone to use a bathroom that corresponds to their biological gender or to provide them a separate gender neutral option.

    Members of the Human Rights Commission are appointed by Governor Inslee.

    InsleeYesterday, FPIW communications director Zach Freeman had a chance to talk with Gov. Jay Inslee as well as his Republican challenger Bill Bryant to ask them their thoughts on the new rule.

    Gov. Inslee appeared uncomfortable and resorted to asking Mr. Freeman a series of questions in an apparent attempt to avoid answering any questions himself:

    Gov. Inslee: Are you a journalist?

    Mr. Freeman: I’m trying to be.

    Gov. Inslee: Who do you work with?

    Mr. Freeman: The Family Policy Institute of Washington

    Gov. Inslee: Who is that?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s Joseph Backholm’s group…

    Gov. Inslee: It’s a what group?

    Mr. Freeman: It’s a group that does family policy

    Gov. Inslee: Well what kind of family policy

    Mr. Freeman: We do issues of marriage, life, religious freedom…the things that nobody really likes to talk about.

    Gov. Inslee: Really? What kind of things are they working on?

    Mr. Freeman: Well, at the moment I’m actually asking about the bathroom rule that was proposed by the Human Rights Commission…

    Gov. Inslee then cut off the question by again asking Mr. Freeman if he was a journalist and who he was working for.

    He concluded the exchange by telling Mr. Freeman that if he became a part of the Associated Press “then I’m really happy to answer your question.”

    After the interview, FPIW reached out to Governor Inslee’s press office for a statement on the issue but they have not responded.

    BryantBill Bryant, the only current challenger to Gov. Inslee in the 2016 gubernatorial election, was also in Olympia yesterday. He was more willing to discuss the issue. “Everybody deserves to be in an environment where they feel safe.” Bryant said.  “That includes someone who is transitioning between genders, but it also includes a high school girl who wants to go into a locker room.  I think the Human Rights Commission picked the rights of one group over the rights of others.”

    Bryant suggested that it would be appropriate for the Governor to set the rule aside for 24 or 48 months so that the legislature can address it.  You can hear Mr. Bryant’s statement below:

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    If you are a member of the Associated Press, you can contact the Governor’s office at 360-902-4111 where he would apparently be happy to answer your questions about this issue.  Please do ask, because the rest of us would like to know.

    Everyone else can use that number to share their thoughts about this issue with the Governor.  If you do, please be respectful. He needs to hear from you, but not if you’re angry.  That only hurts the cause.   Besides, the person answering the phone is not the Governor.  It’s just someone doing their job who probably hasn’t ever done anything mean to you.  But if you’re kind to them, they’ll be happy to relay the message.

    You can also email the Governor by clicking here.

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    HOW THE CITIZEN’S OF HOUSTON GOT THE HOUSTON’S EQUAL RIGHTS ORDINANCE (HERO), ORDINANCE TO THE VOTERS..

     

    FIRST THEY GATHERED APPROXIMATELY 55,000 SIGNATURES
    Opponents of Equal Rights Ordinance sue Mayor Annise Parker, city of Houston
    Posted On 6 Aug, 2014 – By John Wright
    “Indeed, approximately 55,000 signatures were turned in, and the Coalition itself verified over 31,000 signers were properly registered to vote,” the lawsuit states. “Unfortunately, however, even though Defendant Russell certified the result, the ERO Referendum Petition was wrongfully rejected.
    As expected, opponents of the ordinance filed the lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker and the city after officials announced that a petition to repeal the measure didn’t have enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot.

    Read the lawsuit, along with Russell’s memo from last Friday, below.

     

    Anti-HERO Petition Lawsuit by HERO Petition
    The lawsuit was filed in state district court by former Harris County GOP Chairman Jared Woodfill and anti-gay activist Steven Hotze, along with Pastor F.N. Williams Sr. and Pastor Max Miller. The plaintiffs are seeking an injunction forcing the city to suspend the ordinance and place a repeal on the ballot in November. The Houston Chronicle reports that a hearing on the request was held late Tuesday.

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    Houston voters reject LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance
    USA Today Network KHOU-TV, Houston 9:33 a.m. CST November 4, 2015
    The ordinance was initially approved by the Houston City Council in May 2014
    BUT A LAWSUIT TO HAVE RESIDENTS VOTE ON THE MEASURE EVENTUALLY MADE IT TO THE TEXAS SUPREME COURT, WHICH IN JULY ORDERED THE CITY TO EITHER REPEAL THE ORDINANCE OR PUT IT ON THE BALLOT.
    HOUSTON – Voters have said a resounding no to Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance. Prop 1, failed by a margin of 62-percent to 38-percent.
    Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance branded it “the bathroom ordinance,” playing up the argument that it would allow men dressed as women to use women’s restrooms. A television ad featured a little girl being cornered by a man in a restroom.
    Why LGBT Advocates Think They Lost in Houston Election
    dailysignal.com/…/why-lgbt-advocates-think-they-lost-in-houston-electio…
    Nov 4, 2015 – Failing to pass the Houston Equal Rights Protection Ordinance Tuesday night … who have won recent victories at the U.S. Supreme Court and beyond. … Opponents focused on that angle, branding HERO as a “bathroom bill. … ordinance would have allowed,” Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values, …

    Dave Welch, executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council, another group that’s been fighting the ordinance for the past 18 months called the outcome a “victory of common decency.” In an email to The Daily Signal, he said:
    The victory of common decency in defeating this ordinance is a reminder to pastors across the country that together and united, our voices can make a difference, even when outnumbered by a massive propaganda campaign and vastly outspent. These ordinances that are part of a national campaign of the Human Rights Campaign in their attempt to force their radical anti-faith, anti-family, anti-freedom agenda on local communities can be defeated, so we hope this encourages pastors and citizens around the country.
    Ultimately, the people in Houston decided against the measure by a 62-38 margin. That margin, supporters say, is an honest reflection of the city’s values.
    “What the left cannot handle is that the election results are an accurate representation of the values of this city,” Saenz said. “Faith, family, and freedom.”