Children Should Be Playing With Toys Not Deciding on Sexual Orientation
Recently the Maine Judicial Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s decision, which had supported a local school board in not allowing a transgendered child be able to use a girl’s restroom. Before I offer my opinion on this, let me provide a little background information, and pay attention because it can get confusing.
Maine resident’s Wayne and Kelly Maines had a son who they named Wyatt. As the child grew, he told his parents, that he felt he should have been born a girl. The parents began to allow the youngster to dress as a girl, play as a girl, and in short they allowed the child to live as a girl. The parents also went so far as to change the name of Wyatt to Nicole at the child’s request. In 2007 it was discovered that 10 year old Wyatt, who is now Nicole, was using the girls’ restrooms at the school he was attending as a 5th grader. Some of the other students at the elementary school complained that Nicole, who still was a male at this time, was using the female restrooms. To address the situation and prevent any more confusion, school officials stated that Nicole could use a staff restroom, which was for both males and females. Problem solved, right…well not according to the parents of the youngster.
Maines’ parents went to the school board and complained that their child was being discriminated against by not being alowed to use the girls’ restrooms, but the board supported the school’s decision. The Maines’ then acquired an attorney, and filed a suit against the Orono school board. The district court heard the case and it too upheld the decision of the school board, saying that the child wasn’t being discriminated against. That decision was appealed again, and last week the Maine Judicial Supreme Court overturned the lower court decision saying that the actions of the school board violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws. Once again, what I perceive to be, a liberal court overruled the wishes of the majority of the people.
The school, the board, and the district court all went above and beyond in allowing this 5th grade child be able to use the unisex bathroom instead of the boy’s bathroom, which in realty he should have been required to use because he was a male. But the state supreme court in its infinite and secular wisdom said all of you are wrong, we are the all-mighty court and we are smarter than all of you. This decision by the court is sad, but what is even sadder is the politics of this case. At 10 years old this child should have been playing with G.I. Joes or Barbie Dolls, or some kind of toy, and not being used as a political pawn by the gay and lesbian lobby and some attorney wanting to get their name in the newspaper.
What’s ironic about this case is our society doesn’t believe that this child is responsible enough to vote, drive a car, go in the military, purchase cigarettes,get a tattoo, buy beer, or even see a PG-13 movie without a parent or guardian; but he is responsible enough to decide that he wants to live the rest of his life as a woman instead of becoming what he was anatomically born to be…a man. Am I the only one on this planet to see just how ludicrous it is to allow a 5th grader to make a decision of this magnitude? Heck most 5th graders aren’t even responsible enough to remember to bring a note home from their teacher or turn their homework in on time. But this court allowed this 10 year old, who is now the ripe old age of 16, to make a life altering decision, instead of requiring that child receive counseling on what it is to be a man and a woman.
If an adult wants to be gay, straight, transgendered, or anything else; it ought to be their choice, they will have to answer to God for their decisions, just as I will have to answer for mine. But when parents and the courts start allowing, and in realty condoning, a child deciding on an alternate sexual life-style, then we as a society are in bad shape. Hopefully this case will go to the Supreme Court, and it will make the right choice and overturn this terrible decision, because if it doesn’t our country takes one step closer towards Sodom and Gomorra and we all know what happen to that city.
And the moral rot continues.
I am sorry for the poor misguided child.
The parents are a sorry mess.
This new world continues to crumble.
Thanks Jimmy, and as you see, I did modify one area of the context clarifying further "my opinion", after you offered your view. And I appreciate your opinion as always, though we do disagree.
TimeTarget I agree, and feel, though I didn't specify this in the commentary, that the parents should have had the child taken away from them by DFCS. I feel that they were irresponsible and placed the child in an unhealthy environment. Unfortunately as values of society are perverted and decay, what once was regarded as irresponsible and unhealthy is now looked upon as acceptable, and probably to some as ideal...that is sad.
MikeLongCounty, Thank you for posting this blog.
I had heard about this case some time back.
It is such a sad commentary of just how sick this society has become as the shameless liberal influence of our masses have voted ever increasing numbers of UNGODLY intrepratations of laws and rules.
Sodom and Gomorra grows closer as we speak.
MLC,, this is a powerful story in regards to parents not being the role model and leader for guidance to their children. Additionally it shows a clear example of when liberalism is 100% wrong.
Jimmy, do you agree or disagree that the parents should have explained the natural role of a boy and a girl to their child and then send the child to therapy to get some professional advice to help resolve or facilitate the situation?
And it is quite clear that Wyatt/Nicole wasn't discriminated against; so yes the liberal court did impose social engineering.
Since most of us are in agreement on this issue, and Jimmy is the lone dissenter I really hate to "pile on" but then again I know Jimmy can take it so I will...be it ever so gentle.
"Ah the certitude of the right."
Jimmy there are a lot of issues today that I do feel are debatable, but there are a few that are not. This issue is just a "symptom" of the larger "disease" which is slowing killing our country today...the attack on the family. And when I say family I mean a husband and a wife, or someone who chooses to live their life alone. This issue wouldn't be in the news if it were not for our society, or this sinful world, perverting and distorting that definition. And it is very simple, and as you say, I am very "certain" that this decision by the court and parents is wrong...period. I base that view on what is clearly stated in the Bible and also what is a scientific fact...without heterosexual relationships, homosexuals would become extinct. And yes we can talk about artificial insemination, but that still is simply a scientific way to unite a man and a woman. And I know there are a lot of verses in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament, that can distorted and are often taken out of context when people like myself use it as an arguing point, and that is another issue for another day. But when it comes to the issue of the family there is no debate, because it is an analogy for the relationship between Christ and His church. In this case the father of this child is ultimately responsible for what has happened to this child and this family in Maine. He will be held accountable, just as you will be for your family as you raised them, I will be for my family, all the other husbands commenting on this blog, and every husband alive. This boy who is now 16 has been allowed to take estrogen since he was 14 years old, from what I have read. Like I already said, the child can't get a tattoo, buy cigarettes, drive, or do a lot of other things, but at 14 he was allowed to permanently alter his body. And you know what, that is wrong. If the kid grew up, and decided to do all of this as an adult, then it would be on him. But now it is on that family, the state, and the courts. And that is sad. And just another note, the family has sought monetary damages from the Orono school system...go figure. I guess this case wasn't simply about doing what they felt was "best" for their little girl, oh wait little boy, now wait a minute...well you know who I'm talking about.
When I taught a Sunday School class a few years ago I was asked what would I do if a homosexual couple came into the class. I told that person I would welcome them, gather their information, ask them if they wanted to join the class, and I would teach whatever lesson was scheduled for that week. There would be no indirect points, directed at them, and they would be welcome members in my class. Just like those of us who literally commit adultery, those of us who commit it in our minds, those of us who view xxx on the internet, those of us sleep with others before we are married, and those of us who commit any other sexual sin. And all of the rest of us who commit other sins not involving sex, also would be welcomed. But just as I wouldn't direct any point at the couple, I also wouldn't dodge the issue, when it applied to the lesson, saying that the Word of God says that homosexuality is a sin, just like I would say adultery and sex outside the confines of marriage is a sin, when it applied to the lesson. It's not my job to convict a person as to sin in their life, that is up to the Holy Spirit, but it is my job as a Christian to use whatever spiritual gifts and resources that I have to get the Good News out in the world. I have said this many times and will continue to say it, "I may not always do what is right, but I do know where to find out what right is...and that's in the Bible." I don't believe that Jesus would have shunned, them just as He didn't shun any sinners. But I also don't believe Jesus would have denied telling them that they were committing sin, just as He told others they were committing sin. We as Christians are to strive to treat everyone as we would our-self...or in simple terms, treat people the way we would want to be treated. But the Bible also says that we are not to distort the Scriptures. There is a lot that is hard to understand in the Bible, I'm in the Old Testament now, and I have to read a separate daily devotional just so I don't get so bogged down. But there is also a lot that is simple. What we are discussing now is part of that simple part. I'm no preacher and I am probably the biggest sinner of all of us commenting on this blog page, and I can guarantee I've sinned more than this young kid in Maine, but I will never intentionally distort what the Bible says, if I can help it. Jesus loves all of us, even me, and I know that isn't easy a lot of the time. And no Jimmy, homosexual Episcopalian ordained Priests are not damned to Hell...not if they are saved by the Grace of Christ. Just like MikeLongCounty isn't damned to Hell for the sin in his life. But those priests are to repent, and strive to turn away from that sin, just like I am to repent and strive to turn away from the sin that I struggle with too.
MikeLongCounty, your post above on Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 17:56 PM. is the most profound statement I have seen on any blog since I started visiting this site.
Your family must truly be proud of you.