Skip to comments.Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student “harassing” classmates
Posted on 10/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
Last week, anti-LGBTQ group the Pacific Justice Institute started a conservative media firestorm with its claim that a transgender teenager in Colorado was harassing her classmates in the girls bathroom. The allegations, after being picked up by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, were quickly debunked by a transgender advocacy group that reached out to the schools superintendent, who explained that no harassment had occurred. In reality, the complaint stemmed from one area mother who objected to the schools policy allowing transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity.
After having its lie exposed, PJI issued a statement explaining that the very presence of a transgender teenager in the girls bathroom is inherently intimidating and harassing, and, in a separate statement, said the organization would be standing by our allegations.
The core issue is that this school is giving this transgender youth full access to both boys and girls facilities, and they are showing little if any regard for the privacy rights of other students, PJI staff attorney Matthew McReynolds told the National Review. We have received additional reports of specific, inappropriate statements made by this student, and we are working to corroborate those reports.
As a result of PJIs false accusations, a 16-year-old girl became a national target for transphobic vitriol, harassment and death threats. This weekend, her family spoke with the Transadvocate about the experience and the toll its taken on their daughter:
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
Yep, its a boy
This article is written as if we’re talking about a 16-year-old GIRL, but we are **NOT** doing that. This is all make-believe. It is totally insane.
Doesn't erase the fact that PJI lied about the harassment, and a lot of Freepers in threads like this believe otherwise.
In a sane society, we would not be debating this point.
Hell in a hand basket.
It is bad enough if a boy can decide to start calling himself a girl and stick with that. It's even worse if "it" decides to toss a coin each morning to decide what bathroom to use.
What this is ultimately going to lead to is the replacement of large multi-person bathrooms with groups of single person unisex bathrooms. This is going to cost a lot of money. Money that could be better spent on education.
They have been replacing large public restrooms with rows of individual restrooms in my area. There have been reports of homosexuals engaging in sex acts. Rather than increase patrols and arrests, the cities have decided to make it more difficult for these acts to occur, or to offend anyone not involved.
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harassment (either harris-meant or huh-rass-meant) n. the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands.
Shoe fits, no? (Flats not pumps)
Maybe I’m out of line here, but, you know those universal pictures on rest-rooms? Instead if little stick figures indicating a girl or boy, perhaps drawings of a penis or vagina would be better?
If you have a penis, use this room, if you have a vagina, use this room.
What is it about male and female that freaks do not understand?
If I am too graphic, I apologize to the mod and to the forum.
I just can’t see another way to say it.
Who is posting articles from Salon over here? Ick
So now the added a Q to the LGTB soup? What does that stand for, queer?
Pretty soon it’s going to be LGTBQP...
When your whole life is a lie, just telling one is second nature.
Thanks for my only chuckle of the day - Tranny indeed!
Update: Colo. School Story Sparks Backlash by LGBT Activists
Florence, Colo.—A story broken last week by Pacific Justice Institute and picked up by media outlets around the world has inspired near-panic among transgender advocates who have now begun their own counter-campaign in an attempt to divert attention away from the story.
PJI sent a legal demand letter to Florence High School, near Colorado Springs, raising serious questions and concerns about the schools decision to allow a boy who sometimes identifies as female to have full access to female bathrooms on campus. PJI represents students and their families whose privacy rights are being violated by the schools decision.
PJI urged school officials to immediately identify any factual allegations they considered to be disputed. School officials have yet to respond to this invitation, but Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti instead gave an interview to a transgender activist in which she was defensive of the schools actions and dismissive of some of the allegations. This interview was seized upon by advocates, who claimed it somehow proved the story to be a fabrication. Under intense pressure, several news sites took down or retracted their stories rather than investigating further. Not so fast, say PJI attorneys.
Transgender activists are in full damage control mode because they know how explosive and damaging to their cause this story is, noted Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. The central issue in this casea high schools decision to give a biological teenage boy full access to teenage girls bathrooms is both disturbing and not seriously disputed. It is very revealing that the Superintendent is seeking sympathy from transgender activists instead of addressing the serious concerns raised in our letter.
PJI has requested a detailed response from school officials by the end of this week.
- See more at: http://www.pacificjustice.org/1/post/2013/10/update-colo-school-story-sparks-backlash-by-lgbt-activists.html#sthash.4SZrtHHN.dpuf
Colo. School Spooks Families With Police Surveillance for Asserting Privacy Rights
Florence, Colo.—In a twist of irony, school officials who have been under fire for disregarding student privacy rights are now warning complaining families that law enforcement will be monitoring social media discussions about their concerns.
In a report released late yesterday, Superintendent Rhonda Vendetti again waved off parents and students concerns about the districts decision to allow a teenage boy at Florence High School who identifies as a girl to freely enter girls bathrooms and locker rooms. The district was responding to a letter from Pacific Justice Institute raising serious concerns about the privacy rights of PJI clients who are teenage girls at the school. The Superintendents conclusions were not surprising, since she had already sought sympathy from and given an exclusive interview to a transgender activist. What was surprising to PJI attorneys, though, was the reports failure to address threats by the athletic department against some of the girls continued participation in school sports after they asserted their rights. Even more troubling was the Superintendents warning that the complaining families were now subject to having their social media monitored by police.
Since we first broke this story, it has been shocking to see the lengths to which school officials and LGBT activists have gone to suppress the truth, stated Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. We have now received a large and growing stack of hate mail from supposedly tolerant LGBT supporters, most of which is based on unquestioning faith in school officials who have proved to be untrustworthy. It is increasingly apparent that school officials and LGBT activists are on an all-out mission to discredit our clients rather than deal with the serious problems they have identified with a biologically teenage boy sharing bathrooms with their teenage daughters. These new developments only stiffen our resolve and renew our focus to seek a balanced solution that honors the rights and needs of all students.
- See more at: http://www.pacificjustice.org/1/post/2013/10/colo-school-spooks-families-with-police-surveillance-for-asserting-privacy-rights.html#sthash.CoNlWsmB.dpuf
I agree with you. These idiots are trying to obliterate gender. It’s stupid.