Blog Post — Why is Sexting Illegal, but Allowing Boys in the Girls’ Restroom is Not?
According to legalmatch.com: Sexting is defined as the act of transmitting sexually explicit messages, primarily through the use of cell phone text messaging. The messages usually contain illicit photographs or video links depicting the person sending them. Many states impose criminal penalties for sexting. This is usually done under the umbrella of child pornography laws. Sexting is specifically illegal in several states, and at least 20 others are considering criminalizing the act. Some states that are known to prosecute for sexting charges include Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wyoming.
So . . . if sending explicit pornographic pictures and videos via cell phone to underage children is illegal, shouldn’t it be illegal to force schools to allow young males, who have all their body parts, to use the girls’ bathrooms, locker and shower facilities? Creating this situation poses more danger to the female students than them receiving a sexually explicit message on their cell phone.
The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (USDOEOCR) is demanding schools allow boys who think they are girls into girls’ restrooms, locker and shower rooms. If the school does not comply, it will lose federal dollars — you know those dollars that the federal government attaches all sorts of strings to in order to blackmail schools into complying to the government’s outrageous demands. In Chicago just such a situation exists — Palatine-Schauburg District 211 is under direct assault by the USDOEOCR!
One male student has decided he is a girl and he and his parents have filed a complaint with the USDOEOCR trying to force the district to treat this young man as if he were a young girl — in all contexts! This means the student demands full access girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms. The federal government has agreed he is being discriminated against if his demands are not met,
Thus in the eyes of the federal government, the school’s compromise solution that would have given “the transgender student use of the locker room but asked that the student change and shower in private” is discriminating against this sexually confused young man. The district has already taken “progressive” steps to accommodate such students — on school forms they may identify themselves as the sex they wish they were; they may play on opposite sex sports teams and they may use opposite-sex bathrooms since private stalls are available. BUT this is not enough for the Obama Administration’s USDOEOCR, which is demanding that all lines between the sexes be erased. They are trying to create a society where gender does not matter, where modesty is eradicated and those desiring privacy in bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities are described as hateful and transphobic (another made up word from the Left!).
In the District 211 case, the ACLU claims the district is breaking the law by not allowing this sexually-confused young man full access to all the girls’ facilities in the school. But just what does the law say? This entire situation is based upon Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which is federal civil rights legislation that addressed sexual discrimination. Back in 1972 Americans understood the truth that someone who demanded they be recognized as the opposite sex was in need of a mental evaluation not affirmation. Genesis 1 makes it clear that God made male and female.
In 2014 the USDOEOCR sent this proclamation to schools: The Department’s Title IX regulations permit schools to provide sex-segregated restrooms, locker rooms, shower facilities, housing, athletic teams, and single-sex classes under certain circumstances. When a school elects to separate or treat students differently on the basis of sex in those situations, a school generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity.
So . . . the US Department of Education has reinterpreted the word “sex” in Title IX to include trandgender students and a school’s treatment of this confused individual must be consistent with his or her gender identity. However, the law has NOT changed and schools need to understand this!
As more and more pressure is placed upon schools to be politically correct, what messages will be sent to students? They are being taught that what a sexually-confused teen feels is more important than the reality of biology and anatomy. They are being taught that there is no distinction between the genders, thus there is no need for sex-segregated facilities. They are being taught that modesty and the desire for privacy are discriminatory, biased, unloving and uncaring. Students in American schools are being taught that feelings are the all important component of life — reality is what they make it.
Such students will not be prepared to cope with the real world. They will join the whiners on college campuses and be taught rallying and protesting skills and how to file lawsuits in order to make ridiculous demands of those in authority. They will become the future leaders of this nation only to push us further over the cliff, if we haven’t already plummeted to the bottom of that cliff by that time.
Humanism, hedonism and moral relativism have taken over our public school system and the Left is using it to create a cultural shift in the thinking of Americans. It is past time for Christian parents to take their kids out of public schools.