A few days ago, our nation celebrated the lives and leadership of Presidents Washington and Lincoln. These two men rose to the challenge facing this nation during their time. Washington sacrificed a good portion of his life to humbly serve a fragile new nation emerging from war. Lincoln spent a good portion of his life keeping this nation from being torn asunder while abolishing slavery. Sadly, the moral stain of slavery was hard to overcome. It took America literally 100 years to pass the Civil Rights Act after the end of the Civil War.
Now, under the guise of “civil rights”, activists are pushing forward a sexual ideology that deconstructs the gender binary of male and female. They insist that protecting biological girls from competing against biological boys is a violation of the self-identified girl’s (biological boy’s) civil rights. This is a clear denial of truth and a gross distortion of reality, which brings me to my next point.
Last week, I started recapping the journey we have been on for the past couple of decades. If you missed last week’s email, please click here.
Another step in the wrong direction took place in August of 2013, when the New Jersey legislature along with Governor Chris Christie banned counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction or transgender identity (what the Left inaccurately calls “conversion therapy”). Radical activists attacked and eventually outlawed the ability of parents to bring a minor child for counseling that would in any way help the child to overcome gender confusion or same-sex attraction. This undermined the rights of parents to control the upbringing of their children – nearly a decade ago!
The assault on parental rights did not start over controversial curriculum or mandated vaccines. It began when the state government prohibited parents from exercising their right to be involved in their child’s health care.
Within a few years from that moment, the “T” in the list of sexual identities began challenging standard cultural norms and public policies by demanding access to the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex. We will pick up next week on that topic.