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Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student “harassing” classmates
Salon ^ | 10/21/2013 | Katie Mcdonough

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 school’s superintendent, who explained that no harassment had occurred. In reality, the complaint stemmed from one area mother who objected to the school’s 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 PJI’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; homosexualagenda; sodomhusseinobama; transgender; transsexual
The mother's complaint about a boy being allowed into the girls' restroom was legitimate. PJI's actions were not.
1 posted on 10/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007
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To: Viennacon

Yep, its a boy


3 posted on 10/24/2013 7:51:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

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.


4 posted on 10/24/2013 7:51:43 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98
That's a given, since Salon buys into the whole 'transgender' paradigm as if it were possible for boys to be girls and vice-versa.

Doesn't erase the fact that PJI lied about the harassment, and a lot of Freepers in threads like this believe otherwise.

6 posted on 10/24/2013 7:56:10 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
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.”

In a sane society, we would not be debating this point.

7 posted on 10/24/2013 7:57:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Hell in a hand basket.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 7:59:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Viennacon
This is the first case where I heard that the school allowed an individual to decide on a daily basis what gender "it" was.

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.

9 posted on 10/24/2013 8:02:07 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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10 posted on 10/24/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

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)


11 posted on 10/24/2013 8:04:10 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 8:08:13 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007
TRANSPHOBIC?!? Is that a new word? Does it mean fear of one of these:

Speaking of which, remember when "blowing a tranny" meant serious car trouble after a drag race?
13 posted on 10/24/2013 8:10:42 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Who is posting articles from Salon over here? Ick


14 posted on 10/24/2013 8:21:01 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

So now the added a Q to the LGTB soup? What does that stand for, queer?

Pretty soon it’s going to be LGTBQP...


15 posted on 10/24/2013 8:22:04 PM PDT by cll (Serviam!)
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To: madprof98

When your whole life is a lie, just telling one is second nature.


16 posted on 10/24/2013 8:23:12 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Impala64ssa

Thanks for my only chuckle of the day - Tranny indeed!


17 posted on 10/24/2013 8:23:45 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Update: Colo. School Story Sparks Backlash by LGBT Activists
10/17/2013

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 school’s 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 school’s 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 school’s 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 case—a high school’s 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


18 posted on 10/24/2013 8:28:12 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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Colo. School Spooks Families With Police Surveillance for Asserting Privacy Rights
10/22/2013

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 district’s 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 Superintendent’s 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 report’s 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 Superintendent’s 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


19 posted on 10/24/2013 8:30:12 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: KittenClaws

I agree with you. These idiots are trying to obliterate gender. It’s stupid.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 8:30:29 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Pretty damned wimpy of that Supe.

(And I mean damned in earnest here. This is not blasphemy.)

The missing element is the love of God, which in turn is not acting because it is being rejected. Without that comes all kinds of crazy warped loves. And backboneless men.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 8:32:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Proof that the American people think that they truly believe in “sexual freedom”


22 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What we have here is a boy that may have some less common talents and gifts, that society often associates with girls. Maybe he likes to play with dolls. Maybe he likes to cook.

THAT DOES NOT EXCUSE TURNING THIS BOY INTO A GIRL, OR RATHER TRYING TO

He’s not even full grown yet by modern standards. (I could digress into biblical standards, but I’m pointing out an inconsistency here.) They will want to wait till he’s 21 to give him beer, but not to do this weird thing!


23 posted on 10/24/2013 8:52:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yeah - it sounds as though the story is not a lie at all - but rather that the Superintendent was pressured into saying there was no harassment. Also it sounds as though were girls on sports teams threatened if they didn’t keep quiet??


24 posted on 10/24/2013 8:56:49 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

Yeah, the chaos.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 9:08:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

You claim PJI’s actions were not legitimate.

What actions are you referring to?


26 posted on 10/24/2013 9:39:23 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Pikachu_Dad

WTF is a ‘transgender activist’?


27 posted on 10/24/2013 9:47:39 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: cll

LGTBQP=FUBAR


28 posted on 10/24/2013 10:24:28 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: cll

“Questioning”. Queer is more descriptive, however


29 posted on 10/24/2013 11:37:33 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

We don’t even have to go there. The admission that “some pigs are more equal than others” is an a priori admission of harassment.


30 posted on 10/24/2013 11:52:35 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media. No Blood For Ego!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Takes me back - I had a '69 Firebird (not the Trans Am though). Built the puppy to over 500 ponies and am probably lucky to be alive...

Good anaology of how language changes meanings as society sinks into the muck - blew the original tranny and ended up working with a shop to put the Vette rock crusher tranny in...

31 posted on 10/25/2013 3:53:31 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

In California, parents are so upset by this that they are pulling their kids out of school. Perhaps parents who are upset in Colorado should do the same thing.


32 posted on 10/25/2013 5:19:59 AM PDT by goldi
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The missing element is the love of God

"The love of many shall wax cold."

33 posted on 10/25/2013 5:24:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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