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Pennsylvania School District Allowing Male & Female Students to Shower Together At School


U.S. Supreme Court Now Hearing a Challenge to Transgenderism Gone Wild


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, January 2, 2019


   The U.S. Supreme Court is getting a lesson in sex education, due to Democrats at a Pennsylvania school system deciding to allow male and female students to shower together at schools’ locker rooms.

   Two years ago, officials of the Boytertown Area School District opened its high school locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex without informing parents or students.  The move was an effort to pander to the left-wing transgender lobby which is bullying its way into restrooms and locker rooms across the country.  Transgenderism is where a person of a particular biological sex simply imagines themselves to be the opposite sex than the one they were endowed with at birth.  But that is an image in their mind alone, not biological fact.

   Concerned students and their parents henceforth filed a lawsuit complaining the school system is violating their right to privacy to be among members of their own sex when showering and using the restrooms at school.  (As an aside, some male students have even figured out how to game the system by claiming they “think” they are females simply to be allowed to shower with their female classmates or even sleep with them in hotel rooms during overnight field trips and other school functions. They're not complaining, but the girls are.)  A school system that should be run and administered by mature adults has effectively been taken over by a select few students via the radical transgender lobby, bringing to mind the old saying, “the inmates are running the asylum.”

   During the course of the lawsuit, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the district and stated it was perfectly reasonable to have boys and girls commingling together in intimate and compromising situations in what should be an otherwise distraction-free learning environment.  With transgenderism on the rise, public schools today are anything but distraction-free.

   The case then made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Boyertown students and their parents in the case.   The brief written for the Supreme Court argument on behalf of ADF and the Boyertown students was written by Ryan Anderson, Ph.D., the author of “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” as well as “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom.”   Anderson’s comments were submitted by the National Center for Law and Policy.

    “Some male students learned of the policy while they were undressing in their locker room and discovered that a female student was changing clothes with them,” ADF said. “Embarrassed and confused, the students sought help from school officials, who told them they should just ‘tolerate it’ and ‘make it as natural as possible.'“

   “‘Sex’ is an objective biological reality, and law based on this objective reality has a solid footing,” explains Anderson in the friend-of-the-court brief filed against the school district, whose administrators instructed students to  act as “natural” as possible when they shower with someone of the opposite sex.

   The radical and psychologically abusive sex policy was advanced by extreme left-wing Democrats bent on confusing and altering the collective consciousness of students with something as basic and fundamental as what sex they are.  The policy then became adopted in 2016 after former presidential impersonator, Barack Hussein-Obama unilaterally issued a written edict to public schools which, by fiat, interpreted Title IX’s sex discrimination provisions to require public schools to allow students access to bathrooms and locker rooms based on ‘an individual’s internal sense of gender.’  In other words, what gender they imagined themselves to be at the time.

   “As a result, transgenderism, also known as gender dysphoria, was read into a statute written solely to address sex, not gender identity. As a result, bathroom and locker room access in many public schools, including in the Boyertown Area School District, became based on subjective feelings, not objective facts or biology,” the team explained.  “Science, including biology and genetics, affirms there are only two genders, male and female. While we need to show compassion and understanding to students dealing with gender dysphoria, there are much better ways to accommodate them than forcing all students into intimate spaces with students of the opposite sex. The petitioning students’ dignity and privacy deserves be acknowledged, tolerated and respected – not derisively ignored and dismissed as the lower courts unfortunately did.”

   “Fortunately, courts have affirmed that males and females have a constitutionally protected privacy interest in their partially clothed bodies – acknowledging that forcing boys and girls to share locker rooms or restrooms with students who are objectively of the opposite sex can cause embarrassment and distress.” said Dean Broyles, president of the center.  “Quite ironically, the school district is itself violating Title IX because its policy effectively denies students access to privacy facilities based on their sex (gender). Most children who experience gender dysphoria grow out of it. Schools can acknowledge the dignity and worth of students experiencing feelings of transgenderism without trampling on the privacy rights of all other students. It is a very slippery slope indeed if we start basing important public policy and legal decisions on the subjective, transitory feelings of children.”

   Scientifically it’s simple, he explained. Females are XX chromosomes and males XY. And that is unchangeable.  “This really isn’t that controversial. Sex is understood this way across species. No one finds it particularly difficult – let alone controversial – to identify male and female members of the bovine species or the canine species. Farmers and breeders rely on this easy distinction for their livelihoods. It’s only recently, and only in the human species, that the very concept of sex has become convoluted, and controversial,” the brief said.

   ADF Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch said everyone should be able to agree “that students struggling with their beliefs about gender need compassionate support.”

   “But there are sound reasons why schools have always separated male and female teenagers in showers, restrooms, and locker rooms,” he said. “No student’s recognized right to bodily privacy should be made contingent on what other students believe about their own gender.”

   The extreme left wing transgenderism policy was born from tactical psychological warfare operations instigated by the Communists of the former Soviet Union.  Throughout the middle to latter half of the 20th century, those communists were waging a silent psychological war against the United States using ideas designed to corrupt and confuse the upcoming generations.  The tactic was intended to soften and confuse the U.S. citizenry to make it easier to take over from within, rather than attempting a bloody, front-on conventional warfare assault.  That strategy appears to have worked since the U.S. has adopted nearly all ten planks of Communism, as envisioned by its founder, Karl Marx in his infamous Communist Manifesto

   Their desire to use radical sexual ideas as a weapon of confusion against the youngsters in the U.S. was detailed in an abridged version of their course program material as revealed in the book, Brainwashing: A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook of Psychopolitics (1991 Foundation for Human Understanding, Grants Pass, Oregon).

    Through a slow, methodical and systematic reprogramming of the electorate and citizenry at the public school and college level for the past 60+ years, the Communists have been successful at covertly advancing and promoting their policies and ideas under the auspices of public education, post-secondary education, the mainstream news media and the establishment entertainment industry in the U.S. 

   After receiving their training (i.e. “programming”) at establishment colleges and universities that have been co-opted by the communist agenda, and getting refresher mind control programming during “teacher in service” training, most of today's public school teachers have no idea that they are implementing tactical strategies set in place decades earlier in order to influence destructive and confusing social policies in both public schools and society at large in the U.S. today.

   “These types of school policies have serious privacy implications,” said ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb. “Teenagers should not be forced to welcome members of the opposite sex into their showers, restrooms, or locker rooms based on what they believe about their gender. All schools, including Boyertown Area School District, should be providing support for those dealing with gender dysphoria, but they should seek to do so in ways that protect the privacy of all students.

   “It is untenable that the Third Circuit made students’ right to bodily privacy contingent on what others believe about their own gender,” the filing states. “Recognizing this reality does not diminish the concern for students who believe they are of the opposite sex. Schools can (and should) teach that every student has inherent dignity and worth and should be treated as such. Schools can (and should) assure students with gender dysphoria that they are valuable and important members of the school community. And school officials can (and should) provide them with resources and support. Despite such alternatives, Boyertown chose to violate the privacy rights of all other students.”