TRANSGENDER JANITOR FACES COMMUNITY WRATH

The American Family Association is up in arms about an elementary school janitor in Massachusetts who is undergoing the transition process from male to female. Below is a copy of their latest article on the issue.

“A pro-family advocate says parents in one Massachusetts town were perplexed when they received a letter from the school district explaining changes the janitor made over the summer break.

At the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, parents at the Clara Barton Elementary School in Oxford, Massachusetts, received a letter from the principal and superintendent, informing them that one of the school custodians had “changed his gender role” and is now a woman.

The school officials then informed parents that if their children, whose ages range from five-to-ten years old, ask school employees any questions concerning the custodian, they believe that “the best thing to tell them is that our custodian used to be a man. She has changed her gender and is now a woman.”

Brian Camenker with MassResistance is appalled. “Whether parents like that idea or not, [the school] decided that they were going to introduce this to kids if there were any questions. That’s extremely outrageous,” he contends. “The whole idea that someone like this should be in the public schools, of course, is beyond belief.”

He says his organization was made aware of the situation when the uncle of a student gave him a copy of the letter. “From what I understand, everybody is afraid to speak out because they are afraid that their kids will be treated badly [and be subject to] retribution by the school officials,” he notes.

Camenker believes parents are also fearful of liberals in the community and finds it troubling there is a climate of fear against speaking out. He adds that on the reverse side of the letter, school officials listed radical homosexual websites in order for parents to get more information on “transgender issues.” “

I went digging deeper into this story but the farther you went, the more awful and sickening it became. This poor woman is just doing her job and yet people don’t even want her in the school! But I must say that I felt SOOO bad for these student’s parents feel some form of shame or guilt at raising their bigoted voices, and setting that example for their kids.

As for the school, 5 – extremely big – stars for speaking out in a very positive manner, that both made no apologies for their janitor, but also recognized the inevitable concerns of some parents. The original letter, including the list of “radical homosexual websites” can be found here.

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  3. Mass Resistance is a fringe hate group, who cares what they have to say? Plus, the leaders daughter is a lesbian, they need to get a grip.

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  4. Posted by Joshua Zollinger on February 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    *Sigh* Who cares if the janitor is male or female? I mean, it was decent of the school district to inform the parents about the change, and about their intent to tell the truth if anyone questioned the change. It seems like the complaint of the people interviewed for the article is that “Whether parents like that idea or not, [the school] decided that they were going to introduce this to kids if there were any questions. That’s extremely outrageous.” What’s so outrageous about telling the truth about one of the workers? I get the feeling that whoever wrote the article is TRYING to raise an outcry, because, in reality, there’s very little to actually get upset about, even if you are against transgendered. The implication is that this school is preaching and advocating transgenderism, when in reality, it is not.

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  5. Posted by Brielle Chittim on February 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I hope she gets to stay in her job, because it’s such a positive influence on the younger generation – and the only real way we are going to get a majority vote is through attrition. (hopefullly)

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  6. Posted by Michelle DeShane on March 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    If she does a good job and loves the kids, leave her alone.Respect her rights and her decision to transgender.I am sure she has agonized over how this decision would affect her jobe, community, the kids in her school, her boss, etc. Compassion is what is in need here.Pray for her and give her peace and love, and acceptance.as for the school, I wish they could use this as a lesson plan for compassion, individuality and gender issues in our country.I bet if the kids were left alone about it, they would accept her and love her any way.

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