Who Decides?
Who Decides?
Written By Thomas Hampson   |   09.02.23
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Gender-affirming care is the current standard for dealing with any child who is gender non-conforming, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The primary proponent of that standard in the administration is Rachel Levine, the transgender Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Levin claims that any other approach endangers the welfare of the transgender child. He said:

“There is no argument among medical professionals – pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, adolescent medicine physicians, adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, etc. – about the value and the importance of gender-affirming care.”

Well. I guess it’s settled then.

Using claims such as those made by Admiral Levine, more than 1,000 school districts around the country have implemented policies to keep secret from parents the gender identity a student chooses. In many districts, teachers and counselors will help students go through gender transitions, including advising the students on how to contact a gender clinic.

This secrecy is not limited to the “trans” students. It also extends to all the other letters in the gender alphabet.

Teachers have been found to have promoted same-sex relationships among children, to have encouraged participation in the Gender and Sexualities Alliances groups, in the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), to have endorsed GLSEN’s Day of Silence in Schools, all without the knowledge or consent of parents.

These sexually focused clubs are largely unsupervised hunting grounds frequented by youthful predators.

It is not just adults who sexually exploit children.

School counselors, too, maintain secrecy regarding a student’s gender identity. Moreover, the code of ethics, and in some cases the law, prevents them not only from disclosing their identity but from exploring how the student arrived at the conclusion regarding their gender identity.

All they are allowed to do is affirm the child, despite the fact that most children identify as something other than heterosexual as a result of some kind of sexual trauma or sexual exploitation.

According to the group of people who created the National Sex Ed Standards, the approved standard for sex-ed in Illinois, parents are the primary sexual oppressors of their children. It is up to the teachers to free children from the ranks of the oppressed. Way too many teachers have taken up that cause.

Do you like the idea that teachers and school counselors are keeping information about your child from you? That they are doing this because they believe they are more concerned about your child than you are, and that you are sexually oppressing your children?

Whose children are they?

Ever since God created Adam and Eve, the responsibility for raising children, for educating them, for preparing them for adulthood belonged to the parents.

The Parental Rights Organization points out that John Locke, in the 17th Century, acknowledged this natural right.

“Locke’s understanding,” according to the Parental Rights Organization,

“of the right and obligation of parents to direct the upbringing of their children appears to reflect the Common Law understanding of his day. It is a view that was shared, at least in its essential components, by the United States Supreme Court in one of its first articulations of parental rights in 1925:

“The fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations. Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 (1925), at 535.

“Further, his assertion that God (or nature, if the reader prefer) “hath placed in them suitable inclinations of tenderness and concern to temper this power, to apply it… to the children’s good” is echoed in a ruling by the Court in 1979: The law’s concept of the family rests on a presumption that parents possess what a child lacks in maturity, experience, and capacity for judgment required for making life’s difficult decisions. More important, historically it has recognized that natural bonds of affection lead parents to act in the best interests of their children

“Most children, even in adolescence, simply are not able to make sound judgments concerning many decisions, including their need for medical care or treatment. Parents can and must make those judgments.
Parham v. J.R., 442 U.S. 584 (1979), at 602-3.

Thus, the understanding presented by Locke in the 17th Century was recognized by the Supreme Court in the 20th Century as the foundation upon which our nation’s parental rights law had been built.”

So our children are our responsibility.

We decide what they learn.

If the schools refuse to take our direction, then we can take them out of school. We can homeschool them or send them to a responsible Christian school.

Do you really want to defer to a group of people who decide what to teach your children based on an ideology that is hostile, toxic, to our Christian beliefs?

As for the claim that there is a consensus among experts on the value of gender-affirming care, what consensus?

The idea of gender has its origins with John Money, whose research and approach have been completely discredited.

Read Dr. Miriam Grossman’s new book, Lost in Trans Nation. There are experts all over the world who take issue with the ideology of gender-affirming care. The Tavistock Clinic in the UK, a major center for gender-affirming care, has closed because of serious problems with the clinic’s methodology and practices.

The whole of Europe is backing away from gender-affirming care for most youth.

Regardless of what the secular experts might say, we have very clear direction from the Bible.

Male and female, we were created.

In His image, we were created.

It’s that we should be affirming.

Thomas Hampson
Thomas Hampson and his wife live in the suburbs of Chicago, have been married for 50 years, and have three grown children. Mr. Hampson is an Air Force veteran where he served as an Intelligence analyst in Western Europe. He also served as an Chief Investigator for the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission and served on the Chicago Crime Commission as a board member. His work as an investigator prompted him to establish the Truth Alliance Foundation (TAF) and to dedicate the rest of his life to the protection of children. He hopes that the TAF will expand to facilitate the...
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