Elementary school starts at five years old. That fact is worth remembering amid a brewing scandal in Pennsylvania, where a transgender clinic trained elementary school teachers to help students change genders. It’s the latest – and scariest – proof that extreme activists are pushing young children toward invasive, irreversible, and even life-destroying treatments.
The Daily Caller News Foundation broke this news, and it’s as upsetting as it is shocking:
“An employee of the Gender and Sexuality Development Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) met with faculty from Pennsbury School District and Council Rock School District, advising them on how to support students, including one in kindergarten, attempting to change their gender, according to documents obtained through a public records request.”
Did you catch that? The clinic pushed the school to help a kindergartener transition. A kindergartener!
This isn’t the first time this clinic has come under fire. As the Daily Caller notes, “CHOP’s gender clinic has previously come under fire for referring kids as young as 14 years old for cross-sex surgeries, such as mastectomies or breast construction.” What’s more, it “provides children with medical interventions such as puberty blockers, which it prescribes to children as young as eight.”
It turns out the school itself solicited this extremism: “Pennsbury School District’s Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Cherrissa Gibson reached out to King in November 2021… The district donated $1,200 to CHOP for two training sessions, one for K-5 teachers and another for 6-12 grade educators, that were held in April 2022.”
This is exactly the sort of gender radicalism that deserves to be investigated by lawmakers – and ended for the sake of protecting children. Schools should never solicit this kind of transgender training. And children, especially as young as five, should never be encouraged to change their genders. That’s true in Pennsylvania and everywhere else.
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