I was feeling kind of cheery and positive as I began work this morning. A few articles nearing completion had to be finished, at last; I looked forward to a lunch with a dear friend who helped me edit my book, The Good, The Bad & The Difference, and I had a client’s intriguing legal matter to challenge me.
Then I read the following article by Michael Brown in today’s Town Hall on-line magazine, www.townhall.com My initial reaction of disbelief transitioned into anger and then into thorough unalloyed contempt. That adults would treat children so perniciously and manipulatively is beyond reprehensible.
I do not offer solutions today. I am hesitant to argue for more government intervention. I now hold the Girl Scouts in diminished regard. Cravenly caving in to the exploitation of children impresses me as being counter to the Girl Scout mission.
The following few paragraphs give sufficient insight into the issues:
Consider these recent news stories.
1) September, in Georgia. The “father” of a 7 year-old girl (who gave birth to her before undergoing sex-change surgery) announced that he/she was suing the McIntosh County Public School system in rural Georgia in an attempt to force his/her daughter’s school to allow her to use the boy’s bathroom. The father/mother claimed that his/her daughter had begun to identify as a boy at the age of 18 months (!) and insisted in the law suit that she be able to use the boy’s bathroom.
The school had initially agreed to let the girl use the boy’s bathroom when it was unoccupied, then, when that was deemed unsatisfactory, the school made arrangements to let her use the faculty bathroom, but the father/mother wasn’t satisfied, announcing legal action.
2) October, in California. It was reported in the news that the adoptive lesbian mothers of an 11 year-old boy have put him on hormone therapy to block the onset of puberty with the goal of having him undergo sex-change surgery as soon as possible. His lesbian parents claim that he began to say that he was a girl when he was just three years-old, and they began to “transition” him into becoming a girl when we was only 8. Mental health professionals have rightly called this child abuse.
3) October, in Colorado. In this, the most recent story, the mother of a 7 year-old boy who likes to dress like a girl asked that he be allowed to join the local Girl Scouts.
The Girl Scouts initially refused to accept the boy and then caved and issued this statement: “Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout. Our requests for support of transgender kids have grown, and Girl Scouts of Colorado is working to best support these children, their families and the volunteers who serve them.”
Michael Brown writes: It’s another thing to say that a little boy is now a girl simply because he says he is. And it is still another thing for an organization to accept that child’s beliefs as reality.
A boy who thinks he is a girl has no right intruding on these other girls, especially at the onset of puberty and beyond, and to allow him to do so is insanity.
I conclude that the human capacity to abuse children is unlimited and unfettered. Children are being used, manipulated, confused and, perhaps, destroyed, to accommodate murky dark political agendas and deep rooted psychological distortions in adults that are aided and abetted by gutless cowardly administrators and civic leaders.
This will not end well.