Murrieta school board could rescind — or rework — transgender notification policy

Rule, opposed by LGBTQ advocates, requires parents to be told if a child identifies as transgender

Murrieta’s school board could revise — if not scuttle — a policy requiring parents to be told if their child identifies as transgender seven months after passing it.

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An item on the Thursday, March 28, Murrieta Valley Unified School District board agenda would rescind the policy, one of at least several passed by California school boards that have divided parents, spurred lawsuits and brought the culture wars to public education.

In an emailed statement, the district said Superintendent Ward Andrus placed the item on the agenda “for consideration recognizing the well-publicized actions and challenges related to this specific board policy in districts throughout California.”

As Andrus’ explanation in the agenda states, “‘the district regularly reviews and updates its policies to comply with current law or district circumstances.’ As such he has brought the item forward,” the district’s statement added.

But in a telephone interview, Murrieta school board President Paul Diffley said the item is meant to give the board time to revise the policy’s language to make it clearer and able to withstand a legal challenge. Diffley said he’ll propose tabling the item Thursday and taking it up again at the next board meeting.

“I think we need to go back and revisit it for one meeting,” he said. “I want to make sure we do the best that we can do.”

Between now and then, Diffley, who along with board member Nick Pardue proposed the policy, said board members will address the opening part of the policy, which outlines reasons why the district wants to notify parents about their child’s gender identity.

Diffley added that the district shares lawyers with Chino Valley Unified School District, which enacted a similar policy, and the changes the Murrieta board is considering come at the advice of attorneys, which warned that “going ahead (with the policy) in such an environment” could cost the district $500,000 in legal expenses.

“I can’t justify doing that at this point because that’s pencil and paper and crayon money,” he said.

Former Murrieta school board member Kris Thomasian, co-chair of One Temecula Valley PAC’s Murrieta Schools Team, supports rescinding the policy.

“We are hopeful that the MVUSD board will kill the destructive forced outing policy, a politically motivated sideshow, which is proving to be harmful to school districts up and down the state,” Thomasian said in a statement from the PAC, which opposes what it describes as political extremism in local government.

She added: “In the face of statewide budget cuts, (the school district) can’t afford to suffer heavy fines or financial penalties for a few irresponsible school board members to solve a problem that doesn’t exist for culture war and partisan political clout.”

The Murrieta school board voted 3-2 in August to approve the policy, which requires staff to notify parents or guardians within three days of learning that a student is “requesting to be identified or treated” as a gender other than the “biological sex or gender” listed on their birth certificate or other official records.

Students requesting to use names, pronouns, bathrooms or changing facilities that don’t align with their birth gender would trigger the policy, as would a student taking part in a sports team or sex-segregated program that doesn’t correspond to their birth gender.

The board’s August vote came after more than 60 public speakers supported or assailed the policy. Supporters, including Christian conservatives, said schools have no right to withhold information from parents about their children.

Critics, including LGBTQ advocates, countered that the policy infringes on student privacy and could endanger children whose parents aren’t accepting of their gender identity.

Murrieta schools’ policy mirrors one passed in July by Chino Valley’s board. Schools boards in TemeculaOrange and other California public school districts have passed virtually identical policies.

Click here to read the full article in the Press Enterprise

Another First from California: the Nation’s First Transgender Voting Place

This is the epitome of government uselessness

California is amazing. So many firsts in the nation – the first state to outlaw Foie Gras and shark fin soup, the first state to outlaw fur, the first state to fund abortion tourism, the first state to pay for health care for illegal immigrants.

And now California is the first state to open the first transgender voting center in the United States.

And of course, it’s in Los Angeles.

The LA Daily News reported:

“The Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center (CONOTEC) in the Fairfax area will be used as an official vote center beginning Saturday and continuing through Election Day on Tuesday.

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“I couldn’t be prouder that L.A.’s Fifth Council District is now home to the first voting center in the nation located in a transgender facility,” City Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky said in a statement.

Why does Los Angeles need a transgender polling place? Councilwoman Yaroslavsky explains:

“As extremists across the country continue their endless attacks on both the LGBT community and our democracy, Los Angeles must stand as a beacon of hope,” she said. “I want to thank CONOTEC for opening this voting center and for the critical work they do every day to support the needs of the Los Angeles transgender and nonbinary community.”

I’ve never noticed any harassment or attacks on transgender people when they vote. So why now? LAist explains:

“Queen Chela Demuir, the founder of the Unique Woman’s Coalition and the international vice president of FLUX, told LAist that it’s important for all Americans to have an opportunity to cast their vote in a place where they feel free and comforted.”

“In a time when our trans and nonbinary siblings are having to face elements of erasure with legislation, it’s important that we speak up,” she said. “It’s important for us to go to the polls, go to the voting places, and cast those votes against those legislations that want to bind us, and prevent us from being who we are.”

California’s illustrious Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis was on hand for the latest California First: “Kounalakis was among the dignitaries who visited the center on Thursday to celebrate the vote center, calling it ‘a significant milestone in our efforts to champion equality, inclusivity and LGBTQA+ rights in California.’”

“By providing a safe and affirming space for the transgender community to exercise their fundamental right to vote, we are breaking down barriers and ensuring every Californian has equal access to the ballot box,” Kounalakis said, in a statement that means nothing. “Breaking down barriers…” blah blah blah. And to think she wants to be governor.

How are members of the transgender community currently unable to exercise their “fundamental right to vote?”

According to LAist, “More than 500 anti-trans bills have been introduced across 41 states this year alone, according to the Trans Legislation Tracker.”

This is the epitome of government uselessness and evidence that the stupid people are running everything.

“Our vote center model gives us the flexibility to locate vote centers in facilities and communities that give voters options that convey the significance of being heard through the act of voting,” Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said in a word salad Kamala Harris would be proud of.

Whatever that means.

Click here to read the full article in the California Globe

Protesters blockade San Fernando Library, shut down drag queen story event

Dozens of protesters physically blocked the entrance to the San Fernando Library this week to stop a scheduled drag storytime reading event from taking place.

Videos posted on social media showed a group of about 70 people — some of whom had previously attended similar demonstrations in North HollywoodGlendale and elsewhere — wearing black-and-white shirts reading, “Leave our kids alone.” They chanted the same slogan through bullhorns while hurling verbal abuse and slurs at the guest reader.

Story hours, during which drag queens read to children at venues such as libraries, schools and bookstores, have drawn fury and condemnation from conservatives and right-wing extremists across the country. Some events have been the subject of anti-LGBTQ+ threats and at times violent confrontations.

Wednesday’s scheduled 30-minute event, which organizers said was intended to promote youth literacy, never took place.

“What was meant to be a celebration of love and inclusion turned into the opposite,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath, the event’s host, said in a statement Thursday.

“Protesters claimed they want to keep children safe while pounding on walls, shouting obscenities and slurs toward my staff and library staff, and using strollers to blockade moving vehicles. The hypocrisy is astounding,” Horvath said.

Horvath’s staff said in an email that the supervisor, who was inside the library, did not officially cancel the event. But it did not proceed because demonstrators “blockaded” entrances — denying entry to both library patrons and drag queen Pickle, the guest reader.

Pickle, Los Angeles chapter president of the nonprofit Drag Story Hour, said she parked blocks away from the library “for safety reasons,” anticipating some hostility.

Video footage showed that San Fernando police officers encircled Pickle near the rear entrance. The phalanx moved toward a metal gate but stopped short as some protesters screamed “pervert,” “pedophile” and “disgusting freak” at Pickle.

About six to eight protesters refused to leave the entrance even after police issued a dispersal order, according to Pickle. The San Fernando Police Department did not confirm or deny whether such an order had been given.

The drag performer said she and the police then attempted to move to the front entrance. As they walked, protesters blared car horns, refused to move and positioned nearby tables to block the front entryway, she said.

“At this point, the police weren’t making arrests, they weren’t stopping the mob and they were allowing an unelected group of people to determine who could and who could not access a public building,” Pickle said. “Shame on the San Fernando police.”

Pickle received a text from Horvath’s staff telling her to leave since she was unable to enter the building. After receiving a police escort back to her car, she did so.

“They canceled the event and I can’t believe how they handled the situation,” Pickle said, referring to staff from the library and Horvath’s office. “This goes beyond hurt feelings. This is about civil rights and they shouldn’t have invited me down if they weren’t going to stand up for them.”

Questions emailed to L.A. County Library personnel, who oversee the San Fernando Library, were not immediately answered Thursday.

Pickle said she has attended about 50 drag story hour events, but this was the first canceled in person.

A story hour she was scheduled to appear at in Glendale last spring was canceled ahead of time, and protesters also disrupted another of her storybook hours in Sherman Oaks in April.

San Fernando Police Lt. Pete Aguirre said 10 officers were deployed to the library.

Click here to read the full story in the LA Times

Five Transgender Bills Targeting Concerned Parents Awaiting Gov. Newsom’s Signature or Veto

The sexualization of California school kids is escalating to an ugly place

A teacher friend recently shared with me curriculum required by the school district for use in the early elementary classroom on “gender expression.” It is a video called “Expressing Myself. My Way.” The tag line on the video gives a little hint of the content: “Gender expression is how we choose to show the world where on the gender spectrum we identify. We can do that through clothing, makeup, jewelry, tone of voice, taking hormones, and more.”

The video is in cartoon with cute, lovable animal characters who at first glance look alike, but when they sing about their gender differences, the movie is promoting acceptance of abandoning the gender he/she was born with, and assuming a new identity.

The teacher friend and I discussed at length LGBTQ law in California, and the more current teaching of gender, trans and LGBTQ identities in the classroom.

I harkened back to 2011 when SB 48 by then-Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) was passed and Gov. Brown signed it into law. It was very general in language, and required California schools to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in social science instruction.

However, SB 48 also became the overarching catch-all for anything LGBTQ in education – and the left has been making the most of it, while simultaneously diminishing actual education, resulting in California students ranking 50th in literacy in the entire country.

Flash forward to 2023: Now the Legislature has passed five new LGBTQ and trans-specific bills, playing legal catch-up, given how much LGBTQ and trans lesson plans have made it into Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms:

  1. Assembly Bill 957 by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City) and co-authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), a parent could lose custody for not “affirming” or agreeing to a child’s claims about gender identity, and be charged with child abuse. Perhaps even more disturbing, bizarre, and ironic, in the State of California where the policy of California public schools is to keep “gender” information hidden from parents, how could a divorcing parent even know if they are affirming their child’s “gender identity?”
  2. Assembly Bill 665 by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) would allow children as young as 12 years to consent to mental health treatment or counseling without parental approval or involvement.In California it is already law to allow a minor who is 12 years of age to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services, “if the minor is mature enough to participate intelligently in the outpatient services or residential shelter services, or if the minor is the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.”That law, Senate Bill 543 was authored by then-Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) in 2010, and sponsored by Equality California, the National Association of Social Workers California Chapter, Mental Health America of Northern California, and the Gay Straight Alliance Network. SB 543, ostensibly to help LGBT and homeless youth, was signed into law in 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.Carrillo’s bill will remove the additional requirement that the child must present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others, or be the alleged victim of incest or child abuse – in order to consent to mental health treatment or counseling on an outpatient basis, or to residential shelter services.
  3. AB 5would require LGBTQ+ training for teachers in all of California’s public schools – not just sensitivity training, but training to to be used to target parents who aren’t properly affirming the chosen gender of their child. It is sponsored by The California Federation of Teachers.
  4. SB 407  a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would ensure that unless all potential foster parents are willing to “affirm” LGBTQ gender and sexuality in foster youth, and any gender transitioning, they will be prohibited by the state from being foster parents. Sen. Wiener introduced his bill during the Senate Human Services Committee in April saying, “We want to make sure we aren’t placing these children in homes where there is hostility towards them.” The “hostile” homes the Senator refers to are religious families. Sen. Wiener said foster youth who identify as LGBTQ need protection from physical and psychological abuse coming from non-affirming foster parents.
  5. Assemblyman Corey Jackson (D-Perris) authored Assembly Bill 1078 ostensibly to make it harder to “ban” school textbooks in California – but the “school textbooks” Jackson refers to are highly sexualized, and in many cases, just plain porn. Assemblyman Jackson says “AB 1078 is a bill that intends to combat the national Christian white supremacist movement which aims to ban books, school curriculum, and even more in our schools.” Assemblyman Jackson is using the tortured “national Christian white supremacist movement” to give cover for grossly inappropriate books:  The Globe reported on “Gender Queer: A Memoir” last year, a book found in school libraries across the country which has cartoon drawings of oral sex, masturbation, and describes how to use sex toys.Lawn Boy: featured on MSNBC’s Ali Velshi  Banned Books Club, Lawn Boy is billed as a “coming-of-age story,” but is filled with graphic sex acts between children. The interview with Lawn Boy author is just bizarre. The author insists he uses “course language” throughout the book, and not “graphic language.”More than 35 school districts in 20 states temporarily removed “Lawn Boy” from library shelves.Since then, many states have passed legislation addressing pornographic, obscene school textbooks and library books.Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You: Amazon describes Trans+ this way: “A groundbreaking all-inclusive, uncensored, must-have guide for teens who are living in this world, who identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, or are questioning their gender identity or how they express themselves, and for their cis-allies and advocates.”The book contains 75 QR codes, marked as “resources” which take children to unbelievably graphic obscene sex websites. CRI posted a short video on Instagram showing where the links take children. Warning: video it contains obscenity and pornographic images. England says Trans+ is available in school libraries across the country.

This California sexual education curriculum also includes:

  • Kindergarten books that introduce 5-year-olds to families with members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
  • First grade gender vocabulary lessons on words such as third gender, trans, queergender, non-binary, gender fluid, gender neutral, agender, bigender, and two-spirits.
  • Lessons for 1st graders that provide detailed descriptions of sex with these quotes such as: “The man’s penis goes inside the woman’s vagina,” and “sperm can swim out through the small opening in the man’s penis – and into the woman’s vagina.”
  • Pictures in a book for third graders showing a cartoon drawing of a penis ejaculating sperm while inserted into a vagina.
  • Lessons which teach third graders that sexual reproductive organs don’t always match a person’s gender.
  • Recommendations that fifth graders are taught sexual health lessons that must include examples of same-sex sexual activity. Students should not be separated by sex during these lessons to avoid “misgendering” students.
  • Books that introduce 10-year-olds to anal sex, and the slang for male and female genitals.
school books, teaching children as young as age 5, inappropriate slang for male and female body parts. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)
school books, teaching children as young as age 5, inappropriate slang for male and female body parts. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

Assemblyman Jackson and other Democrat lawmakers continue to deceive when discussing textbook “book bans.” If the cartoon movie above about gender preferences is any indication of just how far the gender pushers will go to target very little children, lying about the books they are also pushing is a cakewalk.  Each of the books linked here also have cartoon drawings, clearly targeting kids, while illustrating various sex acts.

Schools have jumped way ahead of the law, which appears to be catching up this legislative session – out of legal need. And that is because parents are on to the very well-coordinated effort to include pornographic material in K-12 public schools.

Click here to read the full article in California Globe

California Kids Could Become ‘Wards of the State’ Under New Gender Affirmation Rule, Mom Warns: ‘Dangerous’

A California mom concerned about a new state measure requiring judges to consider whether a parent has affirmed their child’s belief that they are transgender during custody battles warned Sunday that the policy could have disastrous implications.

“This is the steady assault on family and children that we’ve been seeing this legislative session and throughout the past couple of years in California,” Nicole Pearson, a mom of three and a member of the newly-formed “Protect Kids California” group, told Fox News.

“If both parents are conservative, and they are not comfortable affirming their child, what does that mean? The way that we read the law is that both will be jeopardizing the child’s health, safety and welfare… does that mean that the state will find that both are endangering or neglecting or even abusing their child and remove custody from both parents? And if no one is available to step up and take custody of the child, that child becomes a ward of the state. 

“People need to be paying attention to what’s happening here in California,” she continued.

The California State Assembly passed AB 957 on Friday, dealing a blow to parental rights advocates like Pearson who warned the policy could jeopardize parental custody rights because they disagree with the child’s decision to identify with a gender that does not correspond with their biological sex.

Jonathan Zachreson, also a “Protect Kids California” activist, told Fox News the measure could be indicative of things to come across the U.S. at some point.

“What happens in California will not stay in California,” he said. “There’s efforts that we’re trying to do to help mitigate some of these efforts through some initiatives and, in particular, to protect children from reproductive harm.”

Zachreson joined “Fox & Friends” last Tuesday where, alongside “Protect Kids California activist Erin Friday, a Democrat, where he discussed these measures, particularly three proposed 2024 ballot initiatives to help “protect kids.” One would prevent minors from receiving gender-affirming care procedures or puberty blockers. Another would require schools to inform parents if their child elects to adopt a different gender identity other than the one corresponding with their biological sex.

The third bars biological males from competing in women’s sports.

Democratic California state Rep. Lori Wilson, who introduced the bill along with state Sen. Scott Wiener, said on the assembly floor, “Parents affirm their children, they have since the dawn of time. Typically it happens when their gender identity matches their biological gender.” She continued, later adding that it is parents’ “duty” to affirm kids’ gender identities.

Pearson called the measure “dangerous” and “unconstitutional” during her sound-off on Sunday, saying the policy might lead parents to ignore other options that could help their children suffering from gender dysphoria.

“There are over 9 million children in the state of California. What AB 957 says is that every single one of them who’s going through a divorce, whose parents are fighting over them, whose entire world is crumbling, their entire identity – not their gender identity – their entire identity is crumbling, that we as parents have to affirm that confusion… gender confusion, especially in this context, is a cry for help,” she said.

Click here to read the full article at Fox 11

Child Psychiatric Association Refuses to Hear Scientific Evidence Critical of ‘Gender Affirming Care’

Slowly, it is becoming clear that the scientific data behind what is called “gender-affirming care” is sorely lacking. Consequently, several countries in Europe have hit the brakes on immediate social affirmation, puberty blocking, and surgeries in children.

Yet much of the American medical establishment (and the Biden administration) continues to resist changing treatment guidelines. Why? Because medical science in this sensitive field has been polluted by a fervent gender ideology that it not only resists considering contrary data but even the expression of differing opinions.

Case in point: In the past the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) declared that any interference with gender affirmation was in violation of the scientific “evidence,” and hence, wrong. From its 2019 “AACAP Statement Responding to Efforts to ban Evidence-Based Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth” (my emphasis):

Research consistently demonstrates that gender diverse youth who are supported to live and/or explore the gender role that is consistent with their gender identity have better mental health outcomes than those who are not…

State-based legislation regarding the treatment of transgender youth that directly oppose the evidence-based care recognized by professional societies across multiple disciplines is a serious concern. Many reputable professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Endocrine Society, which represent tens of thousands of professionals across the United States, recognize natural variations in gender identity and expression and have published clinical guidance that promotes nondiscriminatory, supportive interventions for gender diverse youth based on the current evidence base. These interventions may include, and are not limited to, social gender transition, hormone blocking agents, hormone treatment, and affirmative psychotherapeutic modalities.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) supports the use of current evidence-based clinical care with minors. AACAP strongly opposes any efforts – legal, legislative, and otherwise – to block access to these recognized interventions.

So what matters is the “current evidence,” right? Only if the data support the AACAP leadership’s gender ideology. Recently scheduled panels of reputable mental health professionals from Europe that would have explained the scientific reasons for desisting immediate gender affirmation were canceled by the AACAP. From the Washington Free Beacon story:

A top pediatric psychiatry organization has nixed at least three panels with leading European psychologists about Europe’s move away from chemical interventions for children with gender dysphoria, raising questions about the politicization of American medicine and underscoring a clinical divide between the United States and much of the world.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), which sets practice guidelines for the field, rejected one panel in 2022 and two more this May on the advice of its “Gender Identity Committee,” whose co-chair, Aron Janssen, has described restrictions on puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones as an “effort to oppress.”…

The speakers planned to discuss the data that led Finland, Sweden, and England to abandon the more laissez-faire treatment model now dominant in the United States, according to emails and panel proposals reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

Click here to read the full article in the National Review

Murrieta Valley school board OKs policy to tell parents if children are transgender

In marathon session, trustees approve rules based on those adopted by Chino Valley school board

In a marathon meeting, the Murrieta Valley school board approved a policy Thursday night, Aug. 10, to notify parents if their children identify as a gender that doesn’t match their sex assigned at birth.

The vote was 3-2, with board members Paul Diffley, Nick Pardue and Julie Vandegrift voting yes. Nancy Young and Linda Lunn voted no.

The proposal, from Diffley and Pardue, is based on a policy adopted 4-1 by the Chino Valley Unified School District last month during a contentious and emotional meeting. Chino Valley’s policy was included as an example in the Murrieta school board agenda packet.

RELATED: Murrieta Valley school board could tell parents if their children are transgender

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigation Friday, Aug. 4, into potential legal violations raised by Chino Valley’s rules.

Pardue, the board’s clerk, is one of five conservative Christians elected to southwest Riverside County school boards in November and was backed by a conservative PAC.

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District board room — which holds about 147 people — was full well before the open session of the meeting began at 5 p.m. An overflow crowd was in the entryway. About a dozen law enforcement officers stood by. It took hours to get a vote, which came about 10:30 p.m.

Young, who defeated a candidate backed by a conservative PAC in the November election, said Wednesday, Aug. 9, that she is “adamantly opposed” to the potential policy.

“Its illegal,” she said. “It’s a violation of Ed Code and state law and discriminates.”

Young cited the risk of lawsuits or a civil rights investigation by the state, as well as the stress the policy would cause to transgender students, who she said have “a suicide rate that is four times the suicide rate” of other students.

An American Academy of Pediatrics article states that “nearly 25% to 30% of transgender adolescents report attempting suicide during their lifetimes,” and mentions a second study showing that “45% of 18- to 24-year-old transgender people had attempted suicide in their lifetimes.”

Young said she had received about 10 emails from students, teachers and parents by Wednesday — all opposed to the policy.

“Most agenda items get zero emails,” she said.

While school board posts are officially nonpartisan, some trustees are using their positions “as a platform for airing their political grievances,” Young said.

Murrieta resident Lane McKeever, who will soon have three grandchildren in Murrieta Valley schools, said before the meeting that she supports the proposed policy and is “opposed to teachers trying to take the place of parents.”

McKeever said her son struggled with depression while in school, and she was informed by a teacher.

“Parents get to know everything,” McKeever said.

Stephanie Young, a Murrieta resident and district teacher, attended the meeting to oppose the potential policy and support transgender students. Young has a 17-year-old son who is trans.

“There’s gonna be kids who feel like nobody cares,” she said.

Stephanie Young thought the policy was likely to be adopted.

More than 60 people said they intended to speak at Thursday night’s meeting, most of them regarding the parental notification proposal. Board members wavered on whether to limit speakers to two minutes apiece, but eventually voted to let everyone speak for the usual three minutes.

By the time all speakers had finished their comments about three hours later, roughly 30 had voiced support for a policy to inform parents, but nearly as many spoke against it.

Staff members spoke on behalf of Republican Assemblymembers Kate Sanchez, who represents Temecula, Murrieta and parts of Orange County, and Bill Essayli, who represents several western Riverside County cities. Both support such a policy.

“The reality is, sex cannot be changed” said Chloe Cole, an activist and “former trans kid” who said she identified as transgender from age 12-16. She backs the proposal.

Rudi Krause began his comments with a song about what he called the gay agenda.

“The rainbow flag must be removed from all schools, government and institution,” he said after the song. He later said: “No heterosexual parent wants a homosexual child.”

Alexandra Galeano spoke after her 12-year-old-daughter, both in opposition to the policy. Galeano said and said that if her child went to her teacher before her, “I would question, ‘What have I done wrong?’”

Rachel Dennis, a local pastor, spoke against the policy.

“I am happy that I am not the first adult to stand up to speak on behalf of at-risk kids,” said Dennis.

“Left-handedness used to be considered wicked by Christians,” she said.

After Dennis received a loud reaction from the audience, school board member Lunn said she had “been extremely impressed” with audience reaction so far and asked speakers to continue.

Robert Garcia, the school board president in the Jurupa Unified School District in Riverside County, also spoke.

“I’m here representing what is right,” said Garcia, who said he’s a veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm.

“The reason we served is so that everybody can have their freedom,” he said.

“We get caught up in the politics and the personal agendas,” Garcia said. “I think we’re all better than that.”

Joseph Komrosky, board president in the neighboring Temecula Valley Unified School District, attended the meeting, but did not speak publicly.

Several Murrieta Valley students and recent alums spoke.

Corinne Smith, 17, the senior class president at Murrieta Valley High School, referred to other school districts that have adopted similar policies and asked supporters: “If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?”

“If students choose to talk to a trusted adult before their parents, it is for a reason,” she said.

Other speakers included teachers, parents — some with LGBTQ+ children — and other community members.

“It isn’t by any means an attack, or do we want it to be, on the LGBTQ community,” Diffley, the board president, said of the proposal.

“To me the importance of the bond between student and family, mother and father, is paramount,” he said, and it supersedes anything else in school. However, Diffley agreed that there are some parents “who may beat their kids.”

Attorney Dina Harris discussed the proposed policy.

Click here to read the full article at the Press Enterprise

Parents Rally in Sacramento Against California Bills They Say Push ‘Transgender’ Agenda

A group of advocates gathered Tuesday near the California state Capitol in downtown Sacramento to rally against three proposed state laws that they say push a “transgender ideology” and limit the rights of parents.

These advocates claim Assembly bills 665, 957 and 223, if passed into law, would adversely affect the rights of parents and guardians who believe “children’s natural bodies are perfect.” They also argue that these proposed bills will make non-affirming your child’s gender identity “child abuse” in California. Opponents of the proposed legislation have circulated these claims on social media sites.

Proponents of the bills say these laws would ensure mental health services for youths; include a child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety and welfare of the child in custody cases; and limit access to paperwork to change gender or sex identifiers for anyone younger than 18.

The California Senate Judiciary Committee had scheduled a hearing Tuesday afternoon for AB 957 and AB 223. The committee has scheduled a hearing on June 20 for AB 665.

Erin Friday is a lawyer and a member of a group called Our Duty. She said she is the mother of a child who used to think she was transgender.

“You as a parent can be deemed abusive if you refuse to medicalize your child,” Friday said at a news conference. “If you refuse to poison your child with cross-sex hormones. If you refuse to stop the natural body growth called puberty. If you refuse to remove your child’s healthy breasts or genitals.”

Mental health services for youths

AB 665 would change an existing law that allows minors 12 and older to receive mental health counseling or therapy without parental consent. This bill would align the existing laws by removing the additional requirement that the minor must present a danger of serious physical or mental harm to themselves or to others, or be the alleged victim of incest or child abuse.

It contains no language that would allow school mental health professionals to remove children from the custody of their parents or guardians, according to an assessment by the Associated Press. AB 665 does not authorize any gender-affirming surgeries without parental consent.

“This bill makes no changes to the processes of the child welfare system in California and no changes to the processes of removal,” Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, D-Los Angeles, sponsor of AB 665, told AP.

Adam Vena said he lost all custody of his 5-year-old son, whom he has not seen in more than two years, because the child’s mother has been socially transitioning their child. He said he has paid for his son’s medical insurance and, until recently, paid for his tuition. But he refuses to affirm his child’s gender as a girl.

Vena said he did not support this and communicated his concerns to the mother — he said in light of his views, the court considered him “abusive” and issued a restraining order against him.

“This is crazy. The parent who wants to change the child’s perfect body is abusive,” Vena said at the Capitol. “My personal beliefs and my First Amendment rights were squashed, because I didn’t want my 3-year-old son to wear a dress.”

Child custody cases

Assemblywoman Lori Wilson, D-Suisun City, who introduced AB 957, told the San Francisco Chronicle that California has a duty to “draw a line in the sand” against anti-trans efforts that have gained traction in other states. AB 957, which would apply in child custody cases, would include a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child.

Abigail Martinez said she lost custody of her teen daughter, who was placed in foster care. She said she wanted her daughter to get the mental health treatment she needed instead of “poisoning her body with testosterone.”

“I cry for the parents who will be like me, helpless to help their children,” Martinez said at the news conference. “I lost custody of my daughter when she was just 16, because I refused to call her a male name. That was my crime, a name and not pronouns.”

Martinez said a school counselor convinced the court that her child would be harmed because she did not believe her daughter was a boy. She said her child’s transition made their mental state of health worse, and her child took her life at the age of 19 in Pomona.

Transgender youth privacy law

Jennifer Kennedy, a mother, a lawyer and a member of Our Duty, said these bills are just like “train cars stacked” and working together against children, parents’ relationship with their children and the rights of parents.

She argued AB 223 is not necessary, because court documents are not easily accessible. Kennedy said this proposed law is intended to protect other adults — such as appointed guardians — from going into court to change the gender markings of children without the child’s parents knowing.

“They’re trying to create a problem in order to hook up this next train car in the train of all these anti-parent and anti-family bills,” Kennedy said about AB 223. “You have to have a good reason to shut off public access to public records. There’s no good reason here.”

AB 223 would seal petitions and related paperwork to change gender or sex identifiers for anyone younger than 18. Assemblyman Chris Ward, D-San Diego, who authored AB 223, has said the proposed privacy law gives transgender youth “the confidence to navigate their gender identity without fear of retaliation” from someone who discovers that information in the public record. This bill would require the court to limit access to these records to specified individuals, including the minor, the minor’s parents, and their attorneys.”

Arienne Adamcikova, 54, of San Francisco, attended Tuesday’s gathering in support of the parents groups. She said she is a liberal, progressive parent of a detransitioned son and an ally of the “LGB community.”

The mother said she had told her son he was allowed “to be anybody he wants to be’‘ and was free to dress however he liked and love whomever he chooses, but he wasn’t allowed to change his body.

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Report: Teen Boy Who Identifies as Transgender Brawls with Girls at California High School

Video shows a male student, who reportedly identifies as transgender, brawling with teen girls at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California, FOX 11 Los Angeles reported on Thursday. 

Students and parents told the outlet the transgender student in the video “has a history of erratic and uncomfortable behavior,” according to the report. Students said that while fights are an every-week occurrence at the school, the last two fights involved this same transgender student.

“He’s [in the] girls’ locker room, using girls’ restrooms,” MLK student Aiden Vermeir alleged. “He spit on my friends that are girls, females. He shows his genitals in the locker room.”

One parent, who spoke anonymously to the news outlet, said she pulled her teen out of school because of safety concerns. She also said she complained to the school but did not receive a proper response.

“Everything was on the hush hush. They did not want to talk to us about it,” the parent said. 

A mother of a female sophomore, who also wanted to remain anonymous, told the outlet the school should keep the  transgender student away from girls’ spaces because he “presents as masculine.”

The Riverside Unified School District released a statement to the outlet, saying the student at the center of the controversy no longer attends the school. 

“A video depicting an altercation involving students at Martin Luther King High School has been widely circulated on social media this week. This matter has had the full attention of Riverside Unified School District administration and is being addressed expeditiously,” the district said in the statement. 

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Carlson: Transgenderism Is the ‘Most Dangerous Extremist Group in the United States — There’s No Mistaking That’

Friday, FNC host Tucker Carlson reacted to an attack on former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines, who spoke out against transgender females competing in female collegiate athletics at San Francisco State University a night earlier.

Carlson proclaimed that the left, specifically the Biden administration, promoted the transgenderism movement with what he described as “religious extremists.”

Transcript as follows:

CARLSON: This is the saddest and at the same time, by far the most hopeful day on the Christian calendar. There was a time not so long ago when the overwhelming majority of Americans observed Good Friday. They got up, they went to church, they talked about it at the office and at dinner that night, it was part of their culture, that’s no longer true.

Tonight, you wonder how many Americans even know it’s Good Friday. So after hundreds of years, this has finally become a non-Christian country, but it’s not a secular country. You know sometimes people call it that, but they are wrong. There are no secular countries.

Every country has a religion because every person has a religion, even if it’s atheism. Everybody worships something. We’re born that way. We can’t get away from it. So what is America’s religion now?

Well, as it happens, we have video. This is from St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota. It was taken on April 2nd. That was the first Sunday after the mass killing in Nashville in which three adults and three children were murdered at a Christian school for being Christians.

In the old America, Christian pastors would have preached about this. They would have acknowledged the evil on display, and they would have prayed for those who’d been killed. A form of that is still happening today, but the roles have been inverted.

In America’s new religion, the victims are not the children who died in Nashville. The victim is the woman who killed them, because Audrey Hale called herself transgender. She was, by definition, a holy martyr. Watch this Pastor in a formerly Christian church compare Audrey Hale to Jesus.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MICAH LOUWAGIE, PASTOR, ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA: Leaders were looking for any excuse, valid or not, to crucify Jesus, and they found that reason.

It’s baffling to me that someone’s existence can be so threatening that people decide they need to be controlled, that they need to have laws made against them or even worse, that the people that they find to be so threatening should die.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: So Audrey Hale’s very existence as a transgender person was so threatening to authorities that they killed her just as the Pharisees killed Jesus. Her death had nothing to do with the fact she just murdered six people. That was the pastor’s sermon at St. Mark’s in Fargo.

So it’s pretty clear that St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is no longer a Christian church. So what is it now? Well, it’s a transgenderist church, one of many.

Transgenderism is this country’s fastest growing religion. Like many faiths, its theology features a supernatural transfiguration. The moment a person is transmogrified from one sex to another.

Converts to this faith, abandon their old lives and embrace an entirely new self, their former identities no longer exist. They’re dead names.

But here is one big difference, transgenderists do not believe in the god of monotheism. They believe that they themselves are god, with the power to control nature. And if you think about it, this should be a concern because it’s a recipe for extremism.

People who believe that they are god tend to react very badly when told that they’re not. So if you’re running the government, and you wanted to prevent violence in your own country, you would be very concerned about the growth of a cult like this.

But the Biden administration is not concerned at all. In fact, it is cheering this cult on. Watch Joe Biden’s spokeswoman, just days after the massacre of children in Nashville, explain that when transgenderists “fight back,” she approves.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Fourteen states have now banned gender-affirming healthcare, while some of these laws are currently blocked by Courts.

This is a dangerous, a dangerous attack.

This is awful news. Well, let’s be very clear about that. LGBTQI+ kids are resilient, they are fierce, they fight back, they’re not going anywhere, and we have their back. This administration has their back.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: “They are fierce. They fight back. This administration has their back.”

So this is coming on the heels just days after a massacre in which children were murdered, apparently in response to laws against chemical and surgical castration of children.

So the White House is not decrying that. The White House is endorsing it as clearly as it possibly could and that’s why no one from the Biden White House is visiting the grieving Christian families in Nashville.

Instead, today, Kamala Harris went to Nashville to promote three Democratic Party legislators who led a riot at the State House, a riot designed to promote, yes, the cult of transgenderism.

So consider the message here. We’re on your side and knowing we’re on your side, you, the mentally ill who may be armed are the victims, and you are being genocided. Your very existence is at stake.

In other words, making paranoid people on the edge more paranoid. So fight back. You are fierce.

This is not the message to give to religious nuts with weapons, and particularly not this group of religious nuts with weapons. This is a group that has for years been committing acts of violence at rates much higher than you would expect across a cross-section of the population.

To give a few examples, last year, a trans girl tried to assassinate Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his home. Then a self- described nonbinary shooter, also a member of the cult, murdered five people at a Colorado nightclub.

In 2019, a trans teenager shot nine people in a high school, killing one, that was in Denver. In 2018, a mentally ill transgenderist shot up a Rite- Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, Maryland. That massacre killed four.

So you can see where this is going, and you shouldn’t be surprised by it. Mental illness leads to violence. This is a species of mental illness and there is no mental illness greater than the delusion that you are god and that is exactly what this cult teaches its adherents. You are god. You can change nature with your will, forget Biology.

Now with the endorsement of the Biden administration, the terrorism that is the inevitable result of this belief system is accelerating. Police just arrested a man called William Whitworth, he’s a transgenderist that uses the name Lily in the State of Colorado.

Apparently, he had a kill list and a manifesto. He was planning to attack three schools and churches and apparently some talk show hosts, too. So it would be nice to see this manifesto or the kill list, but of course, you can’t see it because the authorities are, as they have in Nashville, hiding it. Now, why are they hiding it? Because they have to.

When your religious views violate the unyielding laws of nature itself, you have no choice, but to hide things. You have to. Deception is mandatory, and it will soon be reflected in the law. That is already happening in Canada, which is in some sense the new California. If you want to know our future, look north, not west.

In Canada, transgenderism will soon be the justification for suspending all freedom of speech. A new law will ban speech that offends transgenderists near drag performances. So you can’t complain. Watch.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KRISTYN WONG-TAM, ONTARIO LEGISLATOR: The drag communities are done waiting for this government to take real action in effective ways, and so is the Ontario NDP.

The proposed legislation does two things and I will go through them. Firstly, it enables the Attorney General to create a 2SLGBTQI+ community safety zone to prohibit, within a hundred meters of the property, any homophobic, transphobic, act of intimidation, threat, offensive threats, offensive remarks, protest disturbance and distribution of hate propaganda within the meaning of the Criminal Code. It also comes with it a penalty of $25,000.00 if prosecuted successfully.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: So here’s a rule of thumb that is worth tacking on your refrigerator because it explains so much. If the people who claim to be victims are working to oppress you, they’re not actually victims, they are oppressors.

And once again, with this cult specifically, that is inevitable, because at its core is a provable lie, defied and revealed by the unchanging laws of science.

We do not have the power to change our sex. It is in our DNA. It is in our bone structure.

You dig up a fossilized skeleton thousands of years later, and you can tell its sex. We can’t change that, much as we might want to. Much as we might feel deep sympathy for those who want to, we still can’t change it. That is true.

And so, of course, they have to criminalize your observing that it’s true because that is a challenge to the core of their faith. These are religious extremists on a jihad against the population, and in order to win, they have to force everyone to lie, period.

But there are always a few who refuse, no matter what to lie and one of those is Riley Gaines.

So last year, Riley Gaines was a collegiate swimmer at the University of Kentucky. During an NCAA championship, she and her teammates were forced to compete against a man called William Thomas.

Now, there’s been a lot of news coverage of William Thomas, but here’s the truth. Thomas had been a male swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, and he had a lackluster swimming career, so he came up with a plan.

He decided to give himself a female name, and soon he started winning women’s swimming competitions. So what do you call that? Well, you call it cheating. That’s cheating and Thomas’ cheating was not a secret, it was obvious to everybody. But only Riley Gaines was brave enough to say something about it. She came on our show last July.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

RILEY GAINES, COLLEGIATE SWIMMER: That night we watched Lia Thomas win a national title and blow all the other females completely out of the water.

And that next day we came back, and the mood had shifted to where people were mad. The girls, you know, there were tears, these poor 9th and 17th place finishers who missed out on being named an all-American.

There is extreme discomfort in the locker room. There’s, you know, kind of these grumbles.

CARLSON: Was he wandering around the women’s locker room?

GAINES: Yes, and that’s not something, you know, we were forewarned about, which I don’t think is right in any means changing in a locker room with someone who has different parts.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: So you can probably tell just from that clip that Riley Gaines is not an ideologue. She’s not a political activist. She was a college swimmer and assumed that she would be just that, a college swimmer.

But she was forced into a place where she had no choice, but to tell the truth. She was not going to violate her own conscience. The story she told us was almost hard to believe in a supposedly rational country, but it was real, and because nobody else had the courage to stop this trend before it accelerated, similar things began to happen all over American sports and with predictable results.

In November, the National Hockey League sponsored an all-trans draft tournament. A male cross-dresser was allowed to compete against women. What do you think happened? Well, during the game, the man lightly chucked a woman into the boards and gave her a concussion. Yes, because he’s a man, she’s a woman.

In October, a North Carolina high school volleyball player suffered a significant head injury after another man dressed as a woman spiked the ball at her head. You can watch that on YouTube. It’s on video. It’s awful. But nobody should be surprised that it happened.

Nine years ago, a man called Fallon Fox declared himself a woman and competed in a mixed martial arts fight against a competitor called Tamikka Brents, who was a woman. In a total of 36 seconds on the mat, Fox fractured the bones of Tamikka Brents’ face and won the fight.

As Tamikka Brents later put it, “I’ve never felt so overpowered in my life, and I’m an abnormally strong female.”

Well, yes, because even an abnormally strong female, which she is, is no match for most biological men. Everybody knows that. It is measurable. We don’t need to guess. But almost nobody at this point, at this deeply contemptible point of cowardice in the West, almost nobody will say that because they’re afraid. But Riley Gaines will say that because she’s not afraid.

So last night, Gaines went to San Francisco State University to talk about her experiences in NCAA swimming. And Riley Gaines is not a hater. She is a measured, decent person who believes in logic and reason and finding common ground with people who disagree with her.

She does not think she is God, but that fact that she does not believe that she is god makes her a terrifying threat to the zealots who do believe they’re god. And so at San Francisco State last night, the zealots attacked her.

A mob surrounded Riley Gaines and prevented her from moving through the hallways. At one point, the thugs said they wouldn’t let her pass unless she paid them money. During the chaos, a man dressed as a woman, punched her several times.

The mob howled with rage, screaming, threats and obscenities. We’re not overstating. Here’s what it looked like.

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