Rachel Damiano is the assistant principal at North Middle School in Grants Pass, where Katie Medart teaches science. Their district adopted a “gender identity” education policy that would require the two educators to violate their deeply held religious convictions. Pacific Justice Institute attorney Brad Dacus explains the situation.
“This school is allowing males to go into girls’ bathrooms if they say that they feel like they are the other gender – that is, that they have gender identity dysphoria,” he tells One News Now. “Also, the school is one where they want the teacher to [use] the pronouns for the child as the child wishes.”
The situation is similar to that faced – and surmounted – by Virginia teacher Tanner Cross just this week.
Damiano and Medart started a website called “I Resolve” that they say offers a “reasonable, loving and tolerant solution” to the impasse. But the Grants Pass School District promptly put the pair on leave after they posted a video on their own platform promoting the proposed solutions. Dacus’ legal firm has now filed a federal lawsuit on the educators’ behalf.
“They have basic free-speech rights to express themselves – particularly outside the classroom, in their personal capacity,” the PJI founder states. “For them to be allowed to be punished or terminated because of their expression of their opinion would be a serious violation of the First Amendment.”
Dacus says schools across the country are adopting similar policies, putting Christian educators and parents in a bind. More than ever, he says, parents – “for the sake of their children” – need to seriously consider alternatives to public education.
A district investigation into the educators’ status is set to conclude before the school year officially ends today.
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.
Christians period. Our Judeo-Christian values are under constant assault and any avenue to silence Christianity is pursued at breakneck speed. Muslim influence in our government is being allowed—we have two Congresswomen and now a judge. Christian and Muslim values are not compatible and Muslims have no place in any leadership position on any level in this country—like it or not.
IMO EVEYRONE who doesn’t bow down to the leftists dogma, are under attack..
According to all liberals, males and females do not exist. The Ten Commandments mean nothing. Criminals are the Kings and Queens of society, according to liberals. This shows how mentally ill liberals are.
One’s relationship with GOD is entirely between them and GOD.
One’s relationship with Satan is entirely between them and Satan.
But No One, No school teacher has the right to teach our children the lies and ways of Satan.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Sorry gay community but bugger off.
AND STOP going after everyone’s kids!
Gender dysphoria is still a MENTAL ILLNESS. It always has been, and it always will be. Encouraging this mental illness in our young people should be punishable with a LONG prison sentence. It will seem like a vacation on the beach compared to the punishment they face when they stand before God after they draw their last breath.
We need to go back, to where mental patients like that, needs to be in STRAIGHT JACKETS< and padded rooms.. NOT coddled and celebrated…
the prince of darkness a.k.a. lucifer a.k.a. Satan is having a field day in america!
corrupting souls and blinding people from the truth.
the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he does not exist.
If a young person suffered from anorexia and their parents, teachers, and friends, supported and celebrated the young persons body dysphoria by holding back food from them, by acknowledging that they are ‘fat’, by assisting them to lose even more weight public authorities (CPS among them) would step in. The authority would quite likely arrest the parents for child abuse because by supporting the kids anorexia the parent was putting their child in danger. The anorexic would very likely be removed from their home and other enabling environments. The authorities would be justified. If teachers and friends were to be supportive they would be called dangerous and detrimental to the anorexic.
There is really no difference between supporting and celebrating the body dysphoria of anorexia and the body dysphoria of gender. Both are a mental issue as well as physical, both are dangerous to the wellbeing of the young person.
Instead of providing medical and mental support for gender confused youth why aren’t we instead providing hormonal support, and medical and mental support that helps the young person regain comfort in their own body. This whole thing is so messed up and hurtful to the kids.
Hell, can you imagine if a parent said “I helped my kid realize his Body disgraphia, and chopped his leg off, so his Physical form, was just like his mental idea of his disabled body would be”..
HE’d likely get LOCKED IN A JAIL and his kid taken from him..
BUT when it comes to genderbenders, it seems if you DON’T cater to their insanity, that’s when the kids get taken…