Posts Tagged ‘kids’


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.


“FAMILY” Groups attack Suicidal Gay Teens

suicideThe group “Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays” released an article on Jan 6th saying that a recent study conducted by San Francisco State University on the link between gay teens who turn suicidal when parents reject them is just an attempt to promote “Gay Affirmation.”

“The way in which parents or guardians respond to a youth’s sexual orientation profoundly influences the child’s mental health as an adult,” say researchers at San Francisco State University, whose findings appear in Monday’s journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

However groups like “Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays” and the American Family Association are coming out swinging against this “attempted attack on parents.” Regina Griggs, Executive Director of Parents and Friends says, “..what we’re doing is we’re telling young people and we’re telling their parents, ‘You must accept those feelings. Who cares where they come from? It’s a gay lifestyle — endorse it!’ ….and [then] they threaten parents and frighten them by saying, ‘If you don’t, then your child may commit suicide!”

This is what I find so interesting, here is a credible study done on what can be the prevention of further teen suicides, depression and drug use, and these so-called “family” institutions are more concerned with making sure that parents “rehabilitate” their children rather than showing them love and accepting them for who they are.


For those who can’t recall anything other than California’s Prop 8, Arkansas also passed an anti-equal rights law on November 4th. Act 1, which passed overwhelmingly banned homosexuals in Arkansas from both adopting and fostering children. But already the Act is being legally challenged.

The Act was put together and spearheaded by the Conservative Family Council, who made no secret about the anti-homosexual intention of Act 1.

But now the lawsuit challenging the validity of the Act is coming from 29 adults and children, including many heterosexual parents. Meredith Scroggin said she and her husband, Benny, had designated in their will the custody and adoption rights of their two children to her cousin, who is gay and has a live-in partner. She added, “It is our parental right to decide what is in the best interest of our children and Act 1 infringes upon this right.”

Marie-Bernard Miller, attorney for the Arkansas ACLU is arguing in the case that Act 1 is violating the state’s duty to look out for the best interest of children, and is preventing the placement of children with loving responsible homes.

As we all know, the best way to convince a state to change something, it’s to show them how much money they are losing; and according to Arkansas’ Times Record, “The lawsuit argues Act 1 disregards the best interests of children, keeps children in state custody at additional and unnecessary costs to taxpayers, burdens private, consensual acts of sexual intimacy between adults with no corresponding benefit to children and discriminates against a group of adults willing to serve as foster or adoptive parents.”