Parents demanding that school officials notify them if their children are showing transgender behavior protested outside the state Capitol while Gov. Gavin Newsom was several miles south at an Elk Grove school standing up for school officials. For Newsom, it continued his commitment to do all he can to support the LGBTQ movement regardless of parents’ concerns.
A San Francisco Chronicle article described a Riverside County school board action to require the parents be notified as “outing” the student. Earlier this summer, Attorney General Rob Bonta was escorted from the Temecula school board meeting after running over allotted time to comment on its potential action. He was there objecting to the board majority’s plan to avoid a textbook that included a page on gay icon, former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. After the board took that action, the governor threatened to withhold funding and the board rolled over to accept the textbooks and avoid a legal fight. Too much power in Sacramento that has controlled school funding for the last 40 years.
It was notable that Chronicle news coverage mentioned Milk and failed to mention that he was the first self-acknowledged gay elected official in San Francisco.
Somehow, in this discussion, it’s been overlooked that we’re talking about minors whose parents are called to care for until they’re legally of age at 18. Add in the hormone factors and the peer pressure of the teen-age years and parents should be involved in all key health decisions.
But that’s not what Newsom and the progressives demand as they push the gay/trans agenda.
It amazes me that major medical clinics across the country offer “gender affirming care” for teen-aged and young people. It’s questionable, at best, whether young people should be given hormones to slow or alter puberty and sexual characteristics. And it’s simply unconscionable to mutilate a teen-ager’s body to make it over. A different matter once they are adults.
Speaking of unconscionable, how about the chilling raid on a weekly Kansas newspaper by the local police department that seized all of its computers, servers and cell phones based on a warrant granted by a county magistrate. You would expect it in Russia—not America, home of the First Amendment. The co-owner of the newspaper, 98-year-old Joan Meyer, died day after the raid.
Her son, Eric Meyer, is co-owner and editor of the paper. It’s not clear what the raid was intended to capture other than potentially disrupting the publication schedule of the Marion County Record. The police chief has been at odds with the paper after taking office May 30. The Wall Street Journal reported that reporters had checked his background, but did not publish a story. The chief said people will understand once law enforcement’s reasoning is made public. The investigation has been turned over to a state agency.
Fortunately, competitors, other newspapers and media organizations all have rallied to paper’s defense. The county district attorney invalidated the search warrant and ordered all of the seized items returned to the newspaper.
Hurray, but it will not bring back the co-publisher.