School District Decides Boy is a Girl and You are Ignorant

Posted: Jul 18, 2006 11:19 AM

The Miami-Dade School District has decided to treat a five-year old boy as a girl.

If that isn’t child abuse, I don’t know what is.

They claim it’s the boy’s fault. According to this pathetic Miami Herald story:

Mental health professionals have diagnosed Pat - not his real name - with gender dysphoria, a condition in which a person believes that he or she is the opposite gender. After two years of examination, they have determined that he is not simply effeminate or going through a phase.

He’s five. At five, my son was pretty certain he was Luke Skywalker. I didn’t send him to school as Luke.

Instead of trying to help this child, the parents have given up. So has the school district. Gay organizations, providing evidence to those who claim their motives are to gain numbers, celebrated the decision.

And a child will suffer for a lifetime.

Knowing the average reader will recognize this as child abuse, the story closes with this:

A complaint that a little boy is being sent to school in girl's clothing could lead to accusations of abuse and neglect, they fear.

Those fears are not unrealistic, said Abbie Cuellar, an attorney specializing in child welfare issues.

"The parents must make sure that documentation on behalf of their child is ready and continuously updated," Cuellar said. "Gender dysphoria is greatly misunderstood, and all it takes is one well-meaning but ignorant person to start making calls."