Thursday, September 29, 2022

Media's "Pants are on Fire"-- Again

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On Tuesday, of this week, far-left students in ultra-liberal areas of Virginia (and those looking to skip out on class) spilled out of their rooms and onto the streets in protest of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s (R-VA) new education policy on transgender students that ensures parents have a seat at the table.

The exit from the classroom was at the strong encouragement of an activist teacher.

President Biden immediately assured America that "transgender kids" have his full support.

And the media did what the media almost always does. They lied and misled the public.

Once again their "pants are on fire."

And you should know about it.

Be informed, not misled.

We have an enabling president.

On a day when some Virginia high school students walked out of class to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's new transgender policy, the Biden White House assured Americans that Biden is "a partner and he is a strong ally" of transgender youth.

The president's spokesperson said, "But you know this is a president that supports the LGBTQI+ community and has been supporting that community for some time now -- as a vice president, as a senator, and certainly as president now. And he speaks always — always is proud to speak out against the mistreatment of that community."

But who is actually mistreating the transgender kids? More on that in a moment. 

She continued: "Trans-- we believe and he believes transgender youth should be allowed to be — to be able to go to school freely, to be able to express themselves freely, to be able to have the protections that they need to be who they are."

What is Gov. Youngkin doing to offend transgenders, and cause kids to walk out of class?

Here's the truth of the matter: Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has issued a set of "model policies" that local school boards must follow, including guidance on dealing with transgender students.

At the heart of the "model policies" is this: "Parents have the right to make decisions with respect to their children: Policies shall be drafted to safeguard parents’ rights with respect to their child, and to facilitate the exercise of those rights."

Gov. Youngkin told Sean Hannity, Monday evening:

This is restoring power to parents. And let's just be clear. Children do not belong to the state. They belong to families. And when a child is wrestling with this kind of decision, a parent should absolutely be the primary counselor advisor, and helper in wrestling with this decision.

"That doesn't mean that there's not a role for a teacher or a trusted counselor or administrator. But parents should be the absolute primary advisor. And to shut them out -- to close them out of this -- doesn't make sense.

"That's why we pressed forward with these model policies that put parents in the primary role, and anybody who thinks that parents should be shut out, I can't quite understand where they think the decision should be made if families and parents aren't the primary decision-makers with the child."

Unless, of course, a person believes the state should raise the child. Karl Marx believed that. Apparently, the media believes it as well.

Media immediately begins to "clarify" all this to the public.

Media Research Center reported yesterday, "But when it comes to the media coverage, the liberals in the journalism profession have decided that Youngkin’s policy restrict[s] the rights of transgender students.”

Some examples:

  • USA Today reporter Cady Stanton whined that the policy dared to “put decisions on students’ identities and preferred names at school exclusively in the hands of their parents” and parroted claims from “students and parents” that “the changes put LGBTQ youth in danger because it bans they/them pronouns and allows students to be deadnamed or misgendered.”

Stanton added that Pride Liberation Project leader and McLean High School senior Casey Calabia insists certain students have come “out” as transgender “at school but not at home” and thus parents being brought up to speed about their underage children (of whom they are legal guardians) “would absolutely ruin their lives.”

  • The Washington D.C.-area’s CBS affiliate WUSA-9 lamented that Youngkin “would change how schools in the commonwealth treat transgender students.”
  • The Axios Richmond news was distraught, griping in the headline, “Youngkin transgender student policy draws torrent of public comments.”
  • Washington Post “social issues” reporter and Bradlee Fellow Nicole Asbury adopted Collins’s spin. Then expanded on it: "Students at several Virginia schools are participating in walkouts Tuesday in opposition to new guidelines from the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) that would restrict the rights of transgender students."

They continued: The walkouts, organized by the Pride Liberation Project, a statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy group, are scheduled throughout the day on about 90 campuses across the state. “These revised guidelines will only hurt students in a time when students are facing unparalleled mental health challenges and are a cruel attempt to politicize the existence of LGBTQIA+ students for political gain,” the group said in a statement.

And WAPO published this: "Knecht, a student who is queer, said the guidelines are 'prioritizing the parents’ will over the child'.” 

And this is some kind of horrible penalty being foisted on these kids?

  • Down in Hampton Roads, NBC affiliate WAVY-10 was shameless: “Students in Hampton Roads and across the commonwealth organized walkouts on Tuesday to protest new model policies from Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration that would roll back protections for transgender students.”
  • And in the Charlottesville market, CBS-19 News sneered: “Governor Glenn Youngkin is on the defense of his new policies for the Virginia Department of Education model, which sharply restricts transgender student rights.”

They added that while Youngkin “says these policies will bring parents to the forefront of matters concerning their children,” there are “many” who “disagree, saying that would be harmful.”

I found it interesting that 83% of the voters---many of whom are parents in that area voted for Youngkin. 

"Many who disagree" is a very subjective, and misleading statement, but most news stories are following this same narrative which leaves the uninformed believing that Youngkin is picking on kids that have gender dysphoria.  

But worst of all was how none of the coverage mentioned support for Youngkin’s policy was born out of opposition to the anti-parent policies initially laid out by his predecessor, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam. 

The news media is simply lying to the American public about this matter.

A long time ago in a faraway place when kids became aware that someone was lying to them, they would chant "Liar, liar pants of fire."

The Truth.

In a statement, Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter laid it all out for those that have their ears plugged or need to read slowly: 

The guidelines make it clear that when parents are part of the process, schools will accommodate the requests of children and their families. Parents should be a part of their children’s lives, and it’s apparent through the public protests and on-camera interviews that those objecting to the guidance already have their parents as part of that conversation. While students exercise their free speech today, we’d note that these policies state that students should be treated with compassion and that schools should be free from bullying and harassment.

And why was this necessary? Why was Youngkin, a political unknown, elected governor over a well-known, well-connected Democrat former governor?

Lest we forget about last June.

A school board meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia, scheduled to discuss a proposed transgender policy, came to an abrupt halt Tuesday evening after the board ended public comment and proceeded to leave the room. 

The board moved to end public comments after the crowd of several hundred erupted into cheers following critical remarks by former state Sen. Dick Black. 

“It’s absurd and immoral for teachers to call boys ‘girls’ and girls ‘boys,’” Black said, referring to the school board’s proposed transgender policy, which would require educators to call students by their “preferred” pronouns and name. 

“You’re making teachers lie to their students, and even kids know it’s wrong,” the Republican former lawmaker added. 

Takeaway: Education, not indoctrination.

The Leftist secular progressives are drinking from the same jug as most of  America's media. They are not on the same page as most American parents regarding whether the "state" or the "parent" should raise the child.

The Bible clearly lays out that parents are responsible for the well-being and education of their children.

Noah Webster, the American Founding Father who is also considered the father of public education in our country fully understood the biblical parental responsibility for educating children.

He said we must "Discipline our youth  in early life in sound maxims of moral, political, and religious duties."

And he said this: "Corruption of morals is rapid enough in any country without a bounty from the government.  And...the Chief  Magistrate of the United States should be the last man to accelerate its progress."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.