Sometimes it takes children to be the adults, and in a refreshing case of the dog finally wagging the tail, students at Hillsboro, MO High School have done just that.
On Monday, more than 150 students walked out of the school in protest to prevent a transsexual student from using the girls’ locker room. School officials gave “Lila” Perry (as the student now calls himself) access to all facilities in the building meant for girls – including showers. Well, students and parents at Hillsboro High School ain’t having it. They’ve drawn a line in the sand by essentially asking, ‘why its necessary for the entire school to change to accommodate an individual, rather than the individual changing to accommodate everyone else?’
For his part “Lila,” who was born male but has identified as female since 13, offered this commentary, “I wasn’t hurting anyone, and I didn’t want to feel segregated out. I didn’t want to be in the gender-neutral bathroom. I am a girl; I shouldn’t be pushed off to another bathroom.”
One parent, Jeff Childs, showed up to the protest with “Girls Rights Matter” signs, which he and his son held at the entrance to the school. “This needs to stop before it goes too far,” he told reporters. “I’m not trying to be ignorant, but [the transgender student] is bringing it out in public for everybody else to deal with.”
Another parent, Tammy Sorden, said it wasn’t fair “Lila” was getting special treatment, while the girls just have to suck it up. “The girls have rights, and they shouldn’t have to share a bathroom with a [biological] boy,” she said.
School officials, on the other hand, have been very supportive of “Lila” and are allowing him to use girls’ locker rooms and restrooms out of fear of losing federal funding.
“The Office of Civil Rights has issued an opinion that says, if you do this, you have engaged in gender discrimination,” said Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri School Boards’ Association.
Got that? If you treat a boy like a boy, you’re guilty of gender discrimination.
In other words, the federal government is expanding its control over local schools, and if members of the community — whose children attend the school and whose taxes pay for it — don’t like it, tough.
Earlier this summer I reported on the Obama administration using Dept. of Education purse strings to force its version of societal “change” on our school children and cited this quote from Andrea Lafferty, “President Obama and his Justice Department and his Department of Education are going to start telling school districts, ‘If you do not add gender identity, we are going to take away all your federal funding.”
It appears this is exactly what’s beginning to happen.
Make no mistake about it, the attack on children, family and traditional family values — including common decency — is in full-court press mode. And the Obama administration has the full support of an extremely complicit news media.
Don’t believe it? Give the report filed by the local CBS affiliate KMOV a read if you’d like to see a blatant example of an agenda-driven “news” story: KMOV’s report on this story. Note how CBS “News” always and only refers to “Lila” as “she.” Why? Because to liberals, if you say you’re a girl, you are one.
[This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]