In my last post, ANOTHER BUSYBODY PROBLEM IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, we listed a few things you can do to rein in a School Board with too many busybodies on it. Time is running out.
A majority of Prince William County School Board members said Friday they will vote to expand the school division’s nondiscrimination policy to add protections for gay and transgender students and staff, all but ensuring the measure will be approved Wednesday.
In interviews this morning, school board members Lillie Jessie (Occoquan), Diane Raulston (Neabsco), Justin Wilk (Potomac) and Loree Williams (Woodbridge) confirmed they will join Chairman Ryan Sawyers (At Large) in supporting the policy change, which will add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in school division’s current Policy 060.
The school division’s current policy on “Nondiscrimination and Commitment to Equity” protects students and staff members from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. (continued here)
When we add “protections” for gay and transgender students and staff, that sounds innocuous, but it is not. The traditional protections for race, sex, and creed are protections from bullying. We have decided the GOVERNMENT should not abuse the rights of people just because they are of a certain race, sex, or creed. What “protections” for gay and transgender students and staff amount to, however, is a demand we participate in other people’s fantasies or get labelled as bigots and sued. In other words, to satisfy the demands of the gay and transgendered, we have to set aside our right to uphold own creed and our right to privacy.
You want busybodies to experiment with your child? No? Then check out ANOTHER BUSYBODY PROBLEM IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY and send your school board member a note.
Here is the content of the email I sent to my School Board Member and the Chair of the School Board.
Subject: Proposed Revisions to Prince William County Public Schools’ Non-Discrimination and Commitment to Equity Policy (Policy 060)
School Board Member Shawn Brann
Thank you for opposing the subject policy.
School Board Chair Ryan Sawyers
Leave the subject policy alone. You do not have the wisdom to deal with this problem. We don’t know enough. What is going on in someone’s head is their problem, not everyone else’s problem. Can we sympathize? Yes, but we have no way knowing for certain what is going on in someone else’s head or why, and it is ridiculous to assert otherwise. That’s why we understand a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman based upon what is visible. That’s why people who are irrationally unsatisfied with their sex (Who knows why?) submit themselves painful sex change operations.
The focus of the Prince William County School System is children, not adults. What is best for the children?
Growing up is a rite of confusion. The policy changes will just add confusion and increase pressures upon vulnerable children. Before fixing some odd and ridiculous label on a child, is it too much to ask to let that child grow up first? Leave well enough alone. When you cannot do any good, don’t do any harm.