Media campaign to normalize transgenderism in children!
This past year Massachusetts began to enforce its mandate that public schools fully accommodate the concept of "transgenderism" and cross-dressing by children. Now, a powerful campaign has been ramping up in the local mainstream media to normalize "transgenderism" and even sex-change operations for children in the eyes of the public.
As we reported last year and in our recent post on the "War on Children," schools in Massachusetts are now directed to allow so-called "transgender" students -- children who decide to "identify" as the opposite sex -- to wear opposite-sex clothes to school, use opposite-sex restrooms and locker rooms, and be called by an opposite-sex name. (California now has also mandated "transgenderism" in the public schools, and several other states are not far behind.)
|This boy was marching in the state-supported "Youth Pride Parade" in Boston in 2013. This is what happens when homosexual and transgender adult activists are allowed to push their agendas in the schools.
But this has been happening relatively quietly. The general public still knows very little about it. But even in Massachusetts, seeing children involved in this makes people disturbed and outraged.
Thus the radical movement felt the need for a slick, effective PR campaign to change the public's attitudes. In other words, the current stream of articles and radio spots is no accident or coincidence. Like similar homosexual-themed PR campaigns, this has the fingerprints of the well-funded and well-connected homosexual-transgender groups all over it. These groups have long worked hand in glove with their allies in the mainstream. Their activists and hand-picked "experts" appear in almost all of the articles.
Softening up the public
Not long ago this concept was considered so fringe and demonic that not even the homosexual newspapers would barely touch it. But the public is now being softened up to believe that this is an everyday occurrence -- and even a "normal" part of life. There's even the constant use of the opposite-sex pronoun (i.e., "he" when referring to a girl) to play not-so-subtle tricks with your mind. Just a few examples over the last month:
A four-part series by National Public Radio in Boston about "Nate," a girl who has decided she wants to be a boy:
* Jan. 22 - National Public Radio/Boston:
"Living Transgender - Part 1: Battling perceptions and pronouns." Local NPR affiliate WBUR explores the "challenges facing transgender teenagers through the story of Nate, a 16-year-old transgender male" (i.e., a female).
* Jan. 22 - National Public Radio/Boston: "Living Transgender: Frequently Asked Questions, Resources" This is very frightening. It is mostly a collection of junk science, "queer theory," and the opinions of radical "experts." But it's an example of what is being told to children as fact.
* Jan. 23 - National Public Radio/Boston:
"Living Transgender - Part 2: As A Transgender Teen, Nate Finds Acceptance At His School" The undertone is that normalizing transgenderism in schools is like integration and the Civil Rights movement.
* Jan. 24 - National Public Radio/Boston: "Living Transgender - Part 3: "Uncertainty Surrounds Medical Treatments For Transgender Youth." A very distressing piece about medical procedures and body surgery to "change" a teenager from one sex to the other.
|National Public Radio's Boston affiliate, WBUR, did a four-part series celebrating this girl, who now calls herself "Nate" and dresses as a boy. She's "uncomfortable" being a girl, and the radio report explores the "challenge" of getting people to call her "he."
* Feb. 9 - Boston Globe: "Transgender Revolutionary." Article about a "male" teacher and coach at a boys' private boarding school who is actually a woman with facial hair, who is "married" to a lesbian. She has written a book about a distant ancestor, a woman in the Revolutionary War who also dressed as a man, though later married and had children.
|This woman, dressed as a man and taking testosterone to grow facial hair and lower her voice, coached the boys' cross-country team at a private boarding school in Rhode Island. She is "married" to a lesbian, according to the Boston Globe article.
[Photo: Boston Globe.]
* February 18 - Boston Globe: "Transgender student takes national stage" One of three identical female triplets has taken hormones to grow facial hair in "his brave effort to become truly himself."
|The Boston Globe celebrates this girl's so-called "transitioning" into a boy. This includes continually taking male hormones and an upcoming operation to have her breasts removed, according to the article.
[Photo: Boston Globe]
It's also happening in California, which also passed a "transgender" school law:
* February 21 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune: (Also reported in the Los Angeles Times.) "Azusa High transgender student-athlete Pat Cordova-Goff attends first practice." A boy who "identifies" as a girl is allowed to play on the school's girls' softball team, because of new California law.
|A boy (right) who says he now "identifies" as a girl plays on the girls' softball team, as mandated by California state law.
[Photo: Watchara Phomicinda]
A particularly disturbing aspect is the tone of all of these articles: They are celebratory of this horrible situation, as if it were a great social triumph. They include no substantial opposing viewpoints. And they are completely dispassionate about the destructive nature of the medical procedures done to these kids to "improve" them. It is pure propaganda meant to normalize something that is profoundly abnormal.
Ignoring the damage
Unfortunately, the Left only thinks about its political agenda. It has no interest in the horrible trauma and sometimes suicidal feelings down the road when a person who went through "gender change" procedures realizes that he/she made a terrible mistake that may be unrecoverable. (Among other things, some of the medical procedures given to youth cause permanent sterilization.) It doesn't "fix" the underlying problem of gender dysphoria, it only prolongs it. This has been documented at length by people like Walt Heyer and others who had hormone treatments and surgical procedures.
MassResistance fights back on national radio
On Monday February 17, Brian Camenker of MassResistance was featured on the national radio show "Crosstalk", one of the most prominent Christian radio shows in the US. The show is broadcast on 97 radio stations across the country on the VCY America network.
|The daily Crosstalk show is broadcast on 97 stations across America on the VCY America network.|
Most people across America are completely unaware of the extent of the homosexual and transgender assault on children in the schools -- particularly in the East Coast and West Coast where it's at its worst. But Camenker laid it out for the radio audience. It was pretty shocking to a lot of people. Afterwards, MassResistance got a lot of emails from around the country with very emotional reactions.
The propaganda will continue
Unfortunately, you can expect to see more of this in the mainstream media, even beyond Massachusetts and California. They understand that this is necessary for acceptance by the public. Like homosexuality itself, every generation normally finds these concepts unnatural and repulsive unless there is a heavy dose of propaganda and social pressure to conform. We've seen that the homosexual and transgender lobby is prepared to provide that.
Unquestioned acceptance by the liberal establishment
But in our observation, probably even more difficult and frightening for conservatives to deal with is how readily the liberals in the press, the schools, and elsewhere unquestioningly accept this complete lunacy. There appears to be no lower limit to what those people will embrace as fact, no matter how ludicrous, if it falls within the realm of political correctness.
One wonders if this is how the horrors of the 1930s in Europe and later in China and other communist countries took place so easily. It makes it all the more necessary for good people to speak out as loudly as possible.
There must be no compromise
And unfortunately, we're already seeing many pro-family groups cave in on the "transgender" issue. They disagree with it in principle but invariably refuse to challenge it with anything stronger than polite opposition to the use of "gender identity." They'll argue that "privacy" rights should be respected in restrooms and locker rooms or that "special rights" should not be granted in schools. That way, by arguing at the edges, they avoid a direct confrontation with the transgender lobby. But it's the coward's way out and in the long run hurts children terribly.
MassResistance doesn't compromise on these issues. Neither should you. This can and must be derailed.
|Pushing the transgender agenda to kids. These two men had a booth at the "Youth Pride" event in Boston last year. They were inviting middle school and high school students to a "Drag Gospel Festival".
|A closer look at the "Drag Gospel Festival" poster.||
Rhode Island pro-life / pro-marriage activists put their words into real action: Marriage and now a baby!
And finally some GOOD news!
During the heat of the culture war battles in Rhode Island over the last few years two of the most prominent pro-marriage and pro-life activists in the state have been Kara Russo and Chris Young. We've worked with them a lot.
Sometimes the battle tends to spur us on to bigger things. As we reported back in September of 2012 Chris and Kara decided to collaborate on their pro-marriage activism by . . . getting married!
Well, they didn't leave their pro-life work behind. On December 22, 2013 their daughter Immanuel Mary Katherine was born. On Feb. 2, she was baptized by at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Galilee, Rhode Island, the same church where they were married.
|Chris Young, Kara Young, and Immanuel Mary Katherine Young at the baptism on Feb. 2.|
Now THAT's what we call dedicated activism!!