My daily e-mail updates from OneNewsNow.com–whatever their origin–are just jam-packed with stories of warmth and cheer from our fun-loving citizenry.
At the top of today’s list is proof that wackanutty outposts exist even if liberal strongholds such as the Bay State. To wit: A transgender school custodian? Fire it!
A pro-family advocate says parents in one Massachusetts town were perplexed when they received a letter from the school district explaining changes the janitor made over the summer break.
At the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, parents at the Clara Barton Elementary School in Oxford, Massachusetts, received a letter from the principal and superintendent, informing them that one of the school custodians had “changed his gender role” and is now a woman.
The school officials then informed parents that if their children, whose ages range from five-to-ten years old, ask school employees any questions concerning the custodian, they believe that “the best thing to tell them is that our custodian used to be a man. She has changed her gender and is now a woman.”
Brian Camenker with MassResistance is appalled. “Whether parents like that idea or not, [the school] decided that they were going to introduce this to kids if there were any questions. That’s extremely outrageous,” he contends. “The whole idea that someone like this should be in the public schools, of course, is beyond belief.”
That’s right–don’t tell kids crazy stuff like, oh, the truth. Tell them homosexuals and their ilk are to be not only fired from their jobs, but reviled and feared at all costs.
[Camenker] says his organization was made aware of the situation when the uncle of a student gave him a copy of the letter. “From what I understand, everybody is afraid to speak out because they are afraid that their kids will be treated badly [and be subject to] retribution by the school officials,” he notes.
So, parents are loath to foment bigotry because their kids might receive feedback that it’s wrong? Horrors.
Camenker believes parents are also fearful of liberals in the community and finds it troubling there is a climate of fear against speaking out. He adds that on the reverse side of the letter, school officials listed radical homosexual websites in order for parents to get more information on “transgender issues.”
A list of those “radical” sites can be found here.
I just love the simple-mindedness of these people. Gay, transgender, liberal–it’s all just one big teeming mass of truly awful shit, and they’re coming for your kids!
They don’t update it much, but MassResistance has a blog. I suggest leaving them a few choice comments in, uh, support.