Applauding mental illness in liberal Massachusetts
Tom Daniels, principal of the Stanley Elementary School in Swampscott, sent a letter home to parents informing them he will be known as Shannon.
Andrew Beckwith of the Massachusetts Family Institute says questioning the “mental stability” of Daniels is an unpopular position to take, especially in a liberal state such as Massachusetts.
“But really, if someone says they don’t know whether they’re male or female,” says Beckwith, “that’s pretty concerning to me as a parent.”
Parents of Stanley Elementary students, in fact, were informed by the principal in the letter that he has a “gender fluid identity” and identifies as both male and female. So students can refer to their principal as “she,” “he,” and even “they,” he advised.
The Boston Globe story about Daniels, however, obligingly refers to the biologically male principal as “she” and her.”
OneNewsNow has noted that the American Psychological Association, under pressure from homosexual activists, has softened the medical diagnosis of transgenders from “gender identity disorder” to “gender identity.”
The suicide rate among transgenders – who claim they don’t suffer from mental illness – hovers at a staggering 40 percent, 10 times higher than the general public.
Beckwith, meanwhile, says there is an ongoing trend among schools to embrace and promote transgenderism as normal behavior.
“And tragically we’re seeing a lot of children, even children growing up in Christian families, having embraced this as normal and good,” he complains,”because we’re getting hammered with it 40 hours a week in the public school system.”
Churches, he adds, don’t know how to respond to this relatively new issue.
Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to reflect current suicide rates for the general public versus transgenders. A previous statistic was incorrect.