BY LINDA HARVEY
Children should learn to distrust their parents, keep secrets from them and make decisions without parental input. Parents, as we all know, stand in the way of progress, dreams and desires.
Transgender and homosexual activists, on the other hand, are totally trustworthy, even if they pose as teachers, health professionals or school counselors.
This is how progressives think. Yet most of us would disagree.
“Parents are the enemy” is too often today’s default narrative disseminated throughout the public education establishment, propelled by the sexual anarchist left.
Two recent issues highlight this trend. One is a lawsuit just filed in Minnesota by mother Anmarie Calgaro against a school, several health providers and social service agencies. Why? Because her minor son is receiving medical treatment with the objective of “becoming” a female, and Calgaro was blocked from input into this life-changing decision.
In fact, these defendants presumed Calgaro’s son was an emancipated minor, when he is not.
Along these same lines, a recent bill introduced in the Texas Legislature would prohibit the violation of parental rights. The sponsor is state Sen. Konni Burton. The measure would bar schools from withholding medical and mental health information from parents. SB 242 would clarify existing state law and prevent schools from adopting a secrecy posture toward parents.
In a recent Texas controversy, students who identified as “transgender” in the Fort Worth Independent School District could depend on school officials to disclose that information only on a “need to know” basis, according to instructions from the superintendent, Dr. Kent Scribner. And sometimes, parents didn’t “need to know.” Scribner withdrew the faculty and staff directive after other Texas officials cried foul.
The homosexual activist community is screaming about Burton’s bill, claiming it would “out” students to their parents. And that, of course, might produce a positive outcome, since parents can often dissuade a confused child from starting down a path of life-destroying behavior.
Twitter comments accuse Sen. Burton of filing a bill that would “kill teens” or cause suicide. This is a common manipulative tactic of homosexual activists, holding communities hostage to the non-specific threats of youth self-harm. Many local and state pro-homosexual/transgender measures have been embraced after sensational prophecies based on unverifiable anecdotes.
Sen. Burton’s bill does not require schools to pro-actively notify all parents but only directs schools to respond to parent-initiated requests for academic, behavioral, or health records about a child.
The routine bypass of parents is a real problem and raises a whole host of questions. The abortion industry has been getting away with violating parental rights for several decades as clinics receiving Title X federal funds for contraceptive services are often allowed to treat minors without parental consent.
“Some teens are in danger if their backward parents learn about their daughter’s sexual choices,” is the standard clinic position. It’s not coincidental that abortuaries rake in piles of cash from the sexual promiscuity of vulnerable and confused young girls whose taxpaying parents are kept intentionally in the dark about a child’s high-risk behavior.
Linda Harvey is president of Mission America and hosts a talk show on Salem affiliate WRFD in Columbus, Ohio.
Full article at: http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/the-lefts-parents-are-the-enemy-scheme/#FESW8MOZGKOMIihe.99