When it was first reported that schools would be forced to allow boys who claim to identify themselves as girls, to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, I warned that it would put girls in danger of being sexually harassed. And that’s exactly what is happening at Florence High School in Florence, Colorado.
Girls attending the high school have been complaining that a boy, who claims to identify as a girl has been harassing them and making improper comments to them while in the girl’s bathroom. The boy in question not only uses the girls’ bathroom, but he also uses the boys’ bathrooms which send a mixed message as to his supposed gender identification.
When some of the girls complained to school officials, they were told that there was nothing the school could do and that continued complaints could result in the girls being punished. Some of the girls were told that they could be removed from the school’s team they were on if they continued to complain about the boy.
Parents of the girls approached the school administrators and were also told that there was nothing the school could do to and that they could not ban the boy from using the girls’ facilities. Their only recourse was to contact the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) who in turn sent a letter to Florence High School requesting that the school take appropriate action to protect the girls from being sexually harassed by the boy in question.
However, Rhonda Vendetti, School Superintendent told Transadvocate (a website for transgender people):
“Nothing has actually been verified. This is one parent basically bringing their viewpoint about this situation to the media because they weren’t getting the responses that they hoped they would get from the district, from parents of students at the high school, or from the board and myself.”
Matthew McReynolds, a staff attorney with PJI reported:
“We have received additional reports of specific, inappropriate statements made by this student, and we are working to corroborate those reports.”
“This is a nightmare scenario for the teenage girls—some of them freshmen—and their parents at this school. This is exactly the kind of horror story we have been warning would accompany the push for radical transgender rights in schools, and it is the type of situation that LGBT activists have been insisting would not happen.”
“Our students are in a scenario where they’re being told, ‘If you don’t want to be in this situation where this guy walks in while you’re in the bathroom, then you’ve got to confine yourself to one staff bathroom that is very inconvenient, that’s not even open all the time that they’re on campus for athletic activities and things like that. [They’re being told that] you just have to give up your right to use the other dozen or so bathrooms on campus. You just have to clear out so that this one other student can do whatever he wants.’”
Juan Chavez, a parent of a student at the school responded to the issue of the girls being offered the use of the faculty bathroom, asking:
“If the teachers are willing to let the girls or the guys use the faculty bathroom, why aren’t they willing to let this person use the faculty bathroom?”
Brad Dacus, President of PJI added:
“We’re not going to stand by and let 99.7% of our students lose their privacy and free speech rights just because .3% of the population are gender-confused, LGBT activists are sacrificing the safety and sanity of our schools to push an extreme political agenda. This battle is no longer confined to California or Colorado; it is spreading to every part of the nation. It is crucial that we act now to prevent a crippling blow to our constitutional freedoms.”
I would be asking the superintendent if she has a daughter, would she want her exposed to a naked anatomically correct boy and would she want him to see her naked in the locker room? Or would she want to protect her daughter from this sort of thing? Most parents would want their child, male or female protected from this type of exposure and embarrassment.
I warned from the beginning that this would lead to this kind occurrence, even though the gay activists promised it wouldn’t. I don’t care if a person believes they are the opposite sex, no sex, a donkey or an alien from Alpha Centauri, if they are anatomically one sex, then that this the bathroom and locker room that they should use. If a school is going to offer a special bathroom because of this type of thing, they need to offer it to the one confused individual and not make half the school population use it.
I hope and pray that JPI can win this battle and others that are sure to follow and that the rights of the many are upheld or the perversion of the few.