America, we have to draw lines somewhere. We have allowed the pursuit of happiness thing to go too far. This morning, I read a story on CNN.com about a first grade student who was born as a boy and now has made the decision he wants to live as a girl and therefore wants to use the girl’s room. I am not a fan of this trend. I will admit I am not a supporter of gay rights but I also am a sinner myself and, that being the basis of my lack of support, I don’t believe I have the right to judge unless I am flawless. However, I do believe that it is a parent’s responsibility to teach a child right from wrong. According to the parents, this young person was showing signs of depression at 18 months b/c he didn’t identify with being a boy. To me, that is a crock of nonsense. 18 months? Come on. Guess what. When I was 5, my sister liked having tea parties (a stereotypical girl thing to do). I joined her b/c she was my best friend. And if you know me now, you know I love women. When I was in 7th grade, I grabbed 2 girls butts after being dared. Today, I will be one of the first people to tell a young man to keep his hands to himself when it comes to respecting a lady. I use those two examples to say this: as a child and even as an adolescent, my actions and attitude did not dictate who I am as an adult. But that is because there were boundaries drawn. What happens if there are no boundaries? What if your parents support the wrong decisions you make? I’m not saying Coy, the boy from the CNN article, isn’t gay. What I’m saying is, what if he wouldn’t have been had he not had parents who decided at 18 months that he has the right to choose?
Another issue I have is that, by allowing Coy to use the girl’s room the school, and ultimately the government, is sanctioning this behavior. What if I, as a parent, don’t want my children exposed to this school of thought at such a young age? What if I don’t want my 6 year old daughter in the bathroom with a young male who could decide one day that he was just confused? The government should not be able to dictate what values my children should and should not embrace. We are given perceived freedom but that, my fellow subjects, is not freedom at all.