A community in northern Idaho is at war with its school system after staff members at an elementary school in the conservative town took it upon themselves to encourage a young student to live out an unnatural behavior.
In Coeur d'Alene, which is located about 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, a girl who is barely 11 years old reportedly arrived home from Northwest Expedition Academy, the public elementary school she attended at the time, to tell her mother and grandmother that she was transsexual and that she wanted to change her name and be addressed by male pronouns. MassResistance has obtained and released a recording of the phone conversation the girl's grandmother subsequently had with the school counselor, including what it calls "the most chilling part."
"We have talked several times, maybe … a handful of times, and I just see my role to be supportive and to help her feel comfortable at school no matter what that looks like," the counselor told Janice, the upset grandmother.
Janice then pinted out to the counselor that an 11-year-old's brain is not sufficiently developed to make such a decision and wondered why it was a one-way conversation.
"I don't even know what to say, but I just can't even imagine why the school would think it was okay to tell an 11-year-old that they're supporting her in this and not talk to her about any different things, any other side, any other avenues -- anything other than we support you," Janice told the counselor.
Most children who struggle with sexual confusion grow out of it by their late teen years and align with their born gender.
The girl is now attending a Christian school. And with the help of MassResistance, who asserts this is not an isolated incident, local residents are fighting back against the "transgender propaganda machine" by challenging the school board, demanding that the counselor and principal be fired. They are also requesting that the Idaho Legislature pass a law requiring that such conversations only take place with the parents' knowledge and consent.