Transgender Awareness in Kindergarten?

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Public school officials in Washington State recently revealed an appalling new program to teach transgender awareness beginning in kindergarten as part of a new curriculum that will leave children even more confused and troubled as they approach puberty.

Kindergartners are in Washington are now supposed learn that “there are many ways to express gender.” Gender identity is defined by the state as someone’s “inner sense of their own gender,” not to be confused with gender expression which is “the way someone outwardly expresses their gender.”

Fifth graders are encouraged to “identify trusted adults to ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation”—with no hint that they might actually look to their parents as those “trusted adults.”

It’s hard enough for children to grow up in today’s highly sexualized, often decadent world, but asking them to begin questioning their own “gender identity,” “gender expression” and “sexual orientation” as early as kindergarten is a form of child abuse, in the name of sensitivity.


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  1. Nani  •  Jun 7, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Ok, I'm going to be blunt and I don't care who is offended. I find it HIGHLY offensive to have every t.v. show with at least one gay couple. I mean, even a series set in the middle ages where they historically hung gays, there are gay couples!

    No, I am not a religious nut and I have two VERY beloved and important gay people in my family. I have my own ideas about homosexuality and God. This has nothing to do with MY beliefs. It has everything to do with the insistence of the media to indoctrinate THEIR beliefs upon our children.

    • Carol Cooley  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      I totally agree! I'm sick of television, newspapers, etc rushing to "compliance" on these bully ideas that are designed to satiate a tiny minority of people that think they have a right to run every else, like it or not!

    • Holly  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Nani, I completely agree! I have many gay friends and colleagues in my life and have no problem with it. However, the agenda in the media is so over the top and exaggerated!! I don't watch that much TV, but my husband does and he's told me about the number of gay couples in almost every show. From watching TV and movies, you'd think that 30% of the population is gay which of course isn't true. I'm guessing this is why so many millennials think the percent is so high. Now when we watch things (namely British shows and movies), we comment on the fact that they don't have any gay story lines.

      • Nani  •  Jun 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm

        UPDATE: I recently started watching a series set in the Victorian era. I was merrily catching up with this popular series of vampires, monsters and the like, when in the fourth or fifth episode, the two "hunks" decided to sleep with each other! HUH??? WHY???

        They went back to fooling around with women but why even go there????

        Then my husband notified me that Captain America had a "boyfriend", at least that's what the 2 year old's t.v. show had. Again, WHY???

        Honestly, in America, a person HAS a right to their opinion, they DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO indoctrinate THEIR opinion on everyone else!

    • Nancy  •  Jun 16, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      My advice….Cancel your subscription to cable t.v……The shows & commercials are all a form of brainwashing. The same goes
      for the music & movie industry, and most of what you read today. You hear something often enough and it becomes the truth…
      Christianity is our only way to a higher way of living….If you read the word of God, it is all there.

  2. American  •  Jun 8, 2016 at 3:11 am

    The "progressive" liberal agenda is antithetical to normative morality and directly contrary to all that is good and noble in the human enterprise.

    As Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. M.D. stated in 'The Liberal Mind':

    "The laws and moral codes–the rules–that properly govern human conduct arise from, and must be compatible with, the biological, psychological and social nature of man.

    The liberal agenda's Modern Parental State violates all of the rules that make ordered liberty possible.

    The modern liberal agenda is a transference neurosis of the modern liberal mind, acted out in the world's economic, social and political theaters.

    The liberal agenda's Modern Permissive Culture corrupts the foundations of civilized freedom and is destroying America's magnificent political achievements."

    Confusing children with respect to their actual biological gender and encouraging them to engage in serious sexual immorality as a "lifestyle" even adopting that as their "identity" is not just recklessly irresponsible but it's also wicked.

  3. Laurent Motte  •  Jun 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Excellent column and excellent comments. Well said, thank you all.

  4. Kerry  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Another reason why I am so happy I homeschool.

  5. Fran Million  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 12:18 pm


  6. J Me  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    How do we fight this?
    How about continual prayer casting down darkness in our nation?
    Get involved with electing sound minded folks by voting them into office at the polls.

  7. Robert Rouillard  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    We are entering a new age movement leading to one world government and one world religion. The United Nation Organization has chosen the Baha’i faith to unite under. Yet future but what could the consequence be if we refuse to unite?
    If you have an opportunity, check out the chapel in that building.
    Remember the song “We are the World.”
    I’m not surprise when I read all the comments to this article and what they are saying is the future to come.
    Moses and Jesus saw it coming. Keep the faith and live accordingly to biblical principals.

  8. Fritz von Hardenberg  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    If you have had enough, stop voting for liberals or vote with your feet. I did. Gov Inslee comes up with a new tax wet dream each night. Voting for liberal governance is foolish. You can pass conservative initiatives all day, but it matters not if you can't elect legislators, local councils and school boards that make the effort to do so unnecessary. Loved Washington and the people, but the insane politics of King and Pierce county drove me out.

    • bornandbredwashingtonian  •  Jun 11, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Curious as to which state you moved? My parents still live here and I have very dear friends, but I worry about staying as I have a 10 year old. He's private school but still I sometimes do wonder if there;s a better place that's not constantly stomping us to the ground. For now I stay, pray and stand for truth with the current initiative at hand.

    • Donna  •  Jun 13, 2016 at 12:11 am

      I, too, love my state of Washington but it's becoming nuts and the people who have been elected make money and could care less what I say…and I write letters to them. It makes me sad…

  9. Henry  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    It’s just the latest instance of ‘feelings’ trumping ‘truth’ in this rapidly declining nation of ours.
    Sadly, things are only going to get worse if Hillary becomes president. Truth has never been so at risk.

  10. johnse  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Many gays like new recruits. The younger the better. Priests were a sad story. What s the new definition of pervert? Or isit an obsolete term? With the new guidelines how is the law to be applied? Police called and defend the questioning person to hang out in the —toilet or dressing room at the gym. Insanity has no limit for progressive liberals.

  11. MACK  •  Jun 10, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    everyone I know, even the democRATS agree with the ideas expressed here….and yet they continue to dominate and prevail the media, educational administrators, unions and politician agendas….it sounds so very, very, trite to use the term "silent majority" but I cannot comprehend any other explanation.

  12. Henry  •  Jun 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Mack, let me explain this to you. The ‘majority’ has been beaten back by the left’s campaign of propaganda, hatred, and anger. No one wants to be called a racist. But, you oppose illegal immigration, you are a racist. No one wants to be called a homophobe. But, you oppose gay marriage, you’re a homophobe. No one wants to be called a misogynist, but you oppose abortion, you’re a misogynist. No one wants to be called stupid. But, you think man-made global warming is an hyperbole, you’re stupid. Get the idea? In our feel good world, either you begin to identify with the forces that would otherwise hate you, or you accept that you must be stupid, mean, and corrupt. … Wow. Doesn’t it feel good to hate Republicans, patriotic Americans, capitalists, religious folks, …. well, all those stupid, mean, and corrupt yahoos?

    When oh when is the majority going to wake up and call the left’s bluff on this and finally begin to return the like whenever it is dished out? … It looked like Trump was about to do just that. … And then he met a judge he didn’t like! … Two steps forward. One step back.

    • MACK  •  Jun 12, 2016 at 4:07 am

      Henry…that's exactly my point! In personal conversations, church groups, gun shows, even political activist meetings, etc. I see leaders with integrity and these same insights, opinions, expressions, and right thinking people (double meaning there). As you also suggested, I hoped Trump's disregard of political correctness would make him a champion to roust the majority into common sense and action…. and yet…. neither political party seems able to find a competent, CHARISTMATIC, leader to sound the shofar or trumpet, raise the banner and lead the cavalry charge. Without sounding like a pulpit pounding, parochial fanatic, or bigot it is at least, evident,obvious and undeniable there is "some" metaphysical force at work here (other than simple apathy or greed) which creates this obfuscation.

      • Henry  •  Jun 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

        Mack, clearly you and I are two peas in a pot on this. So, we must work hard to spread the message. … Let’s talk more about it.
        Both Bush 41 and 43 had already achieved the highest office when the left’s effective campaign of propaganda, hatred, and anger was launched against these otherwise outstanding men of character and achievement. So the tactic was not well recognized. John McCain was not a threat to the articulate Obama, especially once he added Sarah Palin to the ticket. So the tactic was again not well recognized. … But Mitt Romney epitomized the effectiveness of propaganda, hatred, and anger. This was arguably the most noble and accomplished man since FDR or Bush 41 to run for the office. But propaganda, hatred, and anger eventually painted him the devil incarnate.
        With the possible exceptions IMO of Marco Rubio and the badly flawed Trump, NONE of the other Republican candidates could stand up to the left’s propaganda, hatred, and anger. None. They are each either too timid (Jeb!, Kasich, Huckabee, etc.) or too caricatured (Cruz, Christie, Fiorina, etc.) to withstand the propaganda, hatred, and anger attacks they would have to face. … In truth, it is a near impossibility to find a qualified candidate on the right who could stand up to the left’s tactics. That is why the tactics themselves have now to be recognized, exposed, and defeated with as much vigor as it is practiced by the left. When is this going to begin?

  13. MACK  •  Jun 13, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Amen, brother Henry. It sounds funny and pedestrian even to me as I write it…but one of the best explanations of the conservative (meaning historically valid) principles and corrective strategies were expressed in simple common sense language in a book titled Black Belt Patriotism by….Chuck Norris! WHO? Yes Martial artist champion and movie star Chuck Norris! ….He is the kind of hero with charisma, logic, intelligence, and purity of motivations to win over and awake the disaffected "silent" majority and wake them up….not exactly a guy who could be intimidated…LOL…but the closest he came to rising to the calling and assuming leadership was
    to help campaign for Huckabee awhile (somewhat passively, and ignored by liberal media of course)….exactly what we need…someone like him…a gentleman, non politician, with clear vision but who can also take a punch and smile about it and demonstrate the attackers are the ones who lack the substance, wisdom and concern for the greater good of the nation…..but as we both see and Michael Medved knows, we are sadly preaching to the choir here.

    • Henry  •  Jun 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      That’s right, Mack. And it reminds me of another great book every American should read: “In the Arena” by Pete Hegseth. This book articulates on what Teddy Roosevelt delineated, at the height of his popularity in a 1910 speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, as necessary to be a good citizen in a republic. … Well, Teddy was a lot like Chuck Norris is many ways! : )
      I cannot recommend the book enough.

  14. Nani  •  Jun 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Mack and Henry: you miss the real reason why the Left had been able to pull this off. Think back when GW was in his first term. Laura Ingraham preached about the evils of the MSM attacking a war time president. Only to JOIN them when GW could not run for a third term. Conservative media sold their "principles" for ratings and the ONLY thing voters heard was how evil the GOP was. Imagine how conservatives would have reacted if their media had their back and not been in the front line with pitch forks and tar and feathers. Maybe they would have fought back, maybe they would have had the ability to explain if the conservative media wasn't DEMANDING that they apologize. The call for apology comes first and foremost from the conservative media, who demanded that their politicians be perfect and politically correct. They are the reason for the rise of Trump and the reason that no Republican can withstand; for a Republican has NO ONE ON THEIR SIDE.

    • Henry  •  Jun 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Nani, you write in prose that sometimes makes it difficult for others to understand your point. (I have a similar problem. So looks who’s talking!) But I believe that you are emphasizing one of my own points: That otherwise intelligent conservatives sometimes side with extreme leftists (abortion, gay marriage, global warming, condemning Trump language, etc.) for fear of appearing—under the onslaught of the left’s propaganda, hatred, and anger campaign—stupid, mean, corrupt, on the ‘wrong side of history,’ etc. Conservatives simply have to learn to buck back. Conservatives have long ago won the ‘reasoned’ or ‘logical' game (which is why, for example, there are no leftist parallels to conservative talk radio like Michael’s), but the left has quit caring about truth and logic for decades. The left cares only about twisting truth, hating opponents, stirring up anger, and, of course, the trumping of ‘truth’ with ‘feelings.’

      • MACK  •  Jun 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

        AND IT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL "WE," ESPECIALLY, A LOUD, MEDIA, MAJORITY, OR EXASPERATED PUBLIC AGGRESSIVELY STOPS IT. Check this quote: .(You can't make this stuff up!) It is so relevant it looks as if it was written for this conversation.
        In 1963 The Communist Manifesto was read into the Congressional record to preserve it for the future generations of American people to be warned. This is their plan to weaken and destroy America… or rather how America will destroy herself from within. Here are a few portions that jump out as particularly chilling because they are either close to or have already happened in America (entire list provided in the link below):
        15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
        16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
        17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
        19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
        20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
        21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
        22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
        23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
        24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
        25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
        26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
        27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
        28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
        40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
        41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

        Read more:

      • Nani  •  Jun 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        Henry and Mack, again, NONE of this would be possible without the conservative media HELPING.

        If you want people to fight back, you have to have their back and most of all you have to make sure their side is heard. That is the job of the conservative media. They have to be able to EXPLAIN why we feel the way we do and what we are trying to accomplished. H$ll, at this point, I'd settle for them just not joining the Liberal press in tar and feathering all things GOP.

        The Republican party is no more. Trump will make sure that conservatives are toxic for a generation at least. We have to start anew. We can either do a tit for tat and follow our own "manifesto" and try to elect our own King Obama OR, we can create a party that offers more than just angry words and mob emotions.

        To do that, we must GUARD against those who would conjure up hate and bitterness. Remember them and allow them no more houses to burn down.

  15. Henry  •  Jun 16, 2016 at 12:53 am

    And let us not forget that only nine years earlier, president Eisenhower added Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address’ “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance to emphasis our difference from atheist communism. But today’s left doesn’t much want anything to do with either God or religion, … except to deny that radical Islamic terrorism even exists.

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