Monday, May 12, 2008

PA School trains 8-year-olds in transgender transitioning

Parents given 1-day notice of school presentation explaining boy would now wear girls' clothing

-- From "3rd-graders asked to help classmate in gender change" © 2008 WorldNetDaily 5/10/08

A Pennsylvania elementary school has angered parents by giving them one-day's notice of planned counseling sessions with 100 third-grade students to explain that one of their male classmates would soon begin wearing girls' clothing and taking a female name and to ask that they accept him as a girl and not make unkind remarks.

The exercise in "social transition" was initiated by the boy's parents who approached the administration at Chatham Park Elementary School in Haverford Township asking that the school help in having their child's female identity find acceptance among his peers. After consulting experts on transgender children, the Haverford School District sent letters to parents advising them the school guidance counselor would meet with their children, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the letter to parents, Chatham Park principal Daniel Marsella assured parents the counseling would use "developmentally appropriate language" to explain "how we need to help this student make a social transition in school."

"This is something that was going to come out," said Mary Beth Lauer, district director of community relations. "Isn't it better to be proactive, and let people know what is happening and how we're dealing with it?"

Paul McHugh, a psychiatrist and professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was critical of the school's handing of the issue.

"They do not have a right to stop the child, but it's different when they gather everyone around and say, 'Johnnie is Jeanie," he said.

McHugh, who has studied sexual reassignment surgery for 30 years, particularly in the 1970s when Hopkins was a leader in the field, said society should not support decisions of immature persons.

"People came to us saying that if we changed them, we'd solve all their problems," he said. "So we changed them, and their problems remained."

Chatham Park guidance counselor Catherine Mallam said the students she spoke to seemed to be accepting of the boy's change of identity.

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The emperor has no clothes.

The only question is: Like the hero in the fairytale, will American Christians testify to that fact, or will we simply go along with the insanity?

NOTE: At least one state, (CA) has a law that requires the public schools to treat students according to their 'perceived gender'.

Links to previous articles demonstrating how this trend in public schools is being encouraged by the "professionals" and our culture, in general:

Colorado 8-year-old boy supported by school as a girl

Children's Hospital Boston program for sex change of healthy children

Oprah featuring and supporting transgenderism for children

Background on transgender movement