Idaho School Lies to Parents About Transgenderism
Idaho elementary school counselor tells 11-year-old girl
she can be a “transsexual” – but doesn’t tell her family!
Children are fed “gender” lies through the media, school programs, social media, children’s books and magazines, and programs like “Drag Queen Story Hour” events in libraries. And radicalized school counselors and staff have become a big part of the problem. They support children’s descent into these perversions and keep that information from parents.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: from a Grandmother (Janice) and her daughter (Ashley) who has two daughters. One girl is in high school and the other is in elementary school. The father was tragically killed three years ago while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan.
On November 17, the younger daughter (who turned 11 only a month before) came home from school and announced to her mother and grandmother, “I’m a transsexual.”
Janice took her granddaughter aside to ask her about her “decision.” The girl said her elementary school teacher and school counselor both completely support her decision. She insisted that it’s “who she is.” She said they both told her, “I will accept you for who you are.”
She added, “My counselor gave me tips on how to tell you. She said we can practice on how to tell your parents. Maybe you can bring them in here and we can both tell them. If they say this, I can say that. Hopefully the parents will think it’s good.“
The girl gave an example: “My mother’s religious. If she says ‘it’s a sin,’ then I can say, ‘Well, you sin every day.’ “
The girl was also given the phone numbers of local LGBT support groups. “Just in case I need it,” she told Janice.
Janice asked her, “Did any of them say, you’re 11 and maybe you should explore other options before saying you’re transgender?” No, they didn’t, she said.
At that point, the girl became very emotional and upset, and began crying because her mother and grandmother would not accept her for “who she really is.” This is a very chilling thing for any parent to hear from an 11-year old daughter. And it was especially infuriating that this criminal confusion was being pushed on a minor child by adults in the public school.
Confronting the school counselor
Janice called the School Counselor and recorded the phone call. [NOTE: Recording phone conversations in this manner is legal in Idaho.}:
Listen to the call here:
During the call, the elementary school counselor admitted that her discussions with the girl had been going on for a while, and that she had been coaching the girl as to when and how to properly tell her parents about the new identity.
She also admitted that she told the girl she supported her “decision” – even though the girl is only 11 years old – and did not tell the girl that there was anything wrong with her being “transsexual” or offer an alternative point of view. Instead, she said that it was more important for the girl to feel “safe.” This was probably the most chilling part of the phone call:
JANICE: So, your position is that you’re letting a girl who just turned 11 years old take the lead on something that she is being told, that she’s transsexual? You understand she just turned 11, right?
COUNSELOR: I just can’t, professionally or personally, it’s not my role to have judgment on that, to say either “Yes, she is,” or “Yes, she isn’t.” I don’t know. My role is to simply be there for her and help her to feel comfortable at school.
The counselor also admitted to Janice that the principal and other school officials had known about this but purposefully not told the family.
She said that the girl had told her teacher some time ago that she wanted to be addressed as a boy, with a male name and male pronouns. The teacher and counselor asked the principal how to proceed. Assuming that the mother would probably not agree, the principal consulted the school district’s attorney. The attorney said that the school could not call the girl by a boy’s name without informing the parent. So the decision was made by all four of them not to call the girl by a boy’s name – so they could avoid informing the girl’s family of what was happening.
Furthermore, the relationship was to be “private” so that the counselor could be a “safe space” for the girl – “safe” from her mother and grandmother!
Probably most bizarre was this exchange – it shows what parents are really up against:
JANICE: And you do understand at 11 her brain isn’t even developed enough to make rational decisions? This is what the science says about it. … And now she’s here at home, telling me “My school accepts it. It must be OK for me.”
COUNSELOR: I get it, and that’s hard. Some people know [they are transsexual] at 11. Some people know and make that decision at 11. Some people don’t.
JANICE: Back up. You believe that an 11-year-old child, that some people know at 11 years old, when their brains aren’t developed, and we just talked about the scientific evidence of that. And you believe at 11 years old some people do know that [they are transsexual]?
COUNSELOR: From what I’ve read, yes, people do know that.
It was all incredibly shocking and absurd. Janice didn’t hold back: She told the counselor not to ever have any further contact with her granddaughter. (The girl’s mom, Ashley, also later contacted the counselor and said the same thing.) The counselor reluctantly agreed.
But that agreement didn’t hold for long. A few days later, the counselor and the girl were messaging each other on social media. Among other things, the counselor called the girl “Al” – a boy’s name – and said she was worried about her being at home with her family.
She told the girl, “If you feel unsafe at home, or are thinking of hurting or killing yourself, there are people I can call to make sure you are safe. Please let me know if this is the case.” (Very disturbing: The counselor is putting suicidal ideas into the girl’s head!)
Here’s what our Idaho MassResistance activists have been doing:
- They are flooding the school officials with calls and emails demanding that the counselor (and the principal) be fired. Yes – fired. We’re treating this as serious as it actually is!
- They are demanding that the School Board implement a policy requiring the schools to inform parents immediately on any LGBT issues regarding their children.
So far, the School Board has reacted by using legalisms and double-talk to dodge the issue – which is not surprising. Here’s the letter our Organization Director, Arthur Schaper, received from them on Nov. 30. We’re used to this sort of non-action. The fight is just beginning!
- We have begun working with a member of the Idaho Legislature on introducing a bill in the upcoming session to counter the promotion and acceptance of LGBT behaviors in the schools, in addition to banning counselors from withholding information from parents. It would also weaken the power of the public sector teachers’ unions in the promotion of LGBT themes and causes in schools.
- In addition, the mother has decided that she will remove the girl from the public school and put her in a private Christian school, which we’ve suggested, for her safety and emotional well-being.
We are continuing this fight!
This article was adapted from Mass Resistance, please click the link to read the full article.
Mass Resistance is a leading pro-family activist organization with supporters and activists in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and several foreign countries. Please visit their website to learn more.
The views, opinions, or positions expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions of Redoubt News. Social Media, including Facebook, has greatly diminished distribution of our content to our readers’ newsfeeds and is instead promoting Main Stream Media sources. This is called ‘Shadow-banning’. Please take a moment and consider sharing this article with your friends and family. Thank you. Please support our coverage of your rights. Donate here: paypal.me/RedoubtNews