Middle school LGBT indoctrination causes a sister and brother to BOTH declare themselves to be “transgender.” Their parents are livid. MassResistance helps community fight back!
School kept parents in the dark - until an honest teacher informed them.
Pressure brings VICTORY - a big resignation!
Part 8 of a series (See Parts 1-7 here.)
July 18, 2021
Updated July 25, 2021
In our previous post we described the stomach-turning “transgender” indoctrination that children at Baird Middle School in Ludlow, Massachusetts were being put through. It was a coordinated effort by the librarian, guidance counselors, and teaching staff – and fully supported by the Principal, Superintendent, and even the Ludlow School Board. Sadly, it was successful with several of the children, particularly those who were especially vulnerable because of emotional problems or a troubled home life.
How bad was it? On Feb. 28, 2021, an 11-year old girl at Baird Middle School sent this email to several teachers and other staff members. (Read it carefully…)
If you are reading this you are either my teacher or guidance counselor. I have an announcement to make and I trust you guys with this information. I am genderqueer. Basically, it means I use any pronouns (other than it/its). This also means I have a name change. My new name will be Raymond. Please call me by that name. If you deadname me or use any pronouns I am not comfortable with I will politely tell you. I am telling you this because I feel like I can trust you. A list of pronouns you can use are: she/her he/him they/them fae/faer ae/aer ve/ver xe/xem ze/zir. I have added a link so you can look at how to say them. Please only use the ones I have listed and not the other ones. I do not like them.
Thank you for your time,
Raymond [Last name]
Here’s what the email looked like as the school staff received it:
What 12-year-old girl writes like that? Or uses bizarre terms like “genderqueer,” “deadname,” or that absurd list of “pronouns” (especially to describe herself)? There can be no question that some LGBT-activist adult in the school was heavily coaching her. As we recently reported, a school guidance counselor emailed other staff members to honor this girl's request. But they were all clearly keeping this from her parents.
But it was worse than that. Several weeks earlier her 12-year-old brother, also a student at Baird, decided that he was “really” a girl - the school had been calling him by a girl’s name. The school administration purposefully kept all this information from their parents.
Here's what one of the guidance counselors emailed to the other staff members:
Date: Thu, Feb 11 1:52 PM
From: Emily Herring
Yesterday Gary [Last name] let Melissa [a teacher at Baird] know he would prefer to be called “Skylar” in class. I followed up with him during our Wednesday check in and he confirmed that he would like all of his teachers to call him that, but he does not have preferred pronouns at this time. I believe that some (I don’t know how many) students are already aware of this.
He has not felt comfortable talking to his parents about this yet. He has said that he finds it hard to talk to his Dad sometimes because of the way he reacts. I’ve offer [SIC] to help him with that conversation when/if he is ready. In the meantime, when contacting home, please use “Gary” and when at school use “Skylar.” I let him know we are human and there is a very real possibility we might slip and he understands. If you slip when talking to his parents and they ask you why you are calling him by a different name, you can tell them it is something he requested – like a nickname. Don’t panic! It happens and I am sure Skylar will understand the slip and know it isn’t malicious. Please let me know though, because I am sure that will start a conversation at home and Skylar might need some support.
I know everyone might be at different places with this, so if any of you have any questions or concerns, I am happy to help!
Licensed School Counselor
Paul R. Baird Middle School
Here's the email as it appeared in peoples' inboxes:
Bonnie informs the parents - and it finally gets exposed!
In our earlier posts we described Bonnie, a principled Social Studies teacher at Baird who prioritizes well-being of students over any adult agendas. Bonnie raised the alarm over the sexually graphic and explicit books being given to the children to read.
When Bonnie saw what was going on with the brother and sister, she was very upset that the parents weren’t being informed. So she called them to let them know, which they greatly appreciated. They were livid that the school officials were hiding this from them. Bonnie – who grew up in Ludlow and knows many people in the community – also got in touch with other Baird parents and let them know what was happening.
MassResistance gets involved!
Over the previous several months, a parents’ group had formed in Ludlow in reaction to the sexually explicit books. On several occasions they had gone to School Board meetings to testify, but were generally ignored by the Board members and harassed by local leftists. Following this “gender transition” news, the group gained strength. The parents of the two children (mentioned above) became active members. Now the group needed to take action.
Finally, in late March, several members of the group asked MassResistance to get involved, and we jumped right in. We held regular meetings with them. We encouraged them to fight even harder - and not be discouraged.
Among other things, MassResistance put together a strong, informative flyer for the parents to distribute all over town. The flyer described exactly what was going on and who was doing it. It gave the contact information for the School Board. We demanded that the perpetrators be fired!
Even though the COVID rules allowed the schools to be “remote” and the School Board to hold only closed Zoom meetings instead of allowing the public to show up, the school officials were feeling the heat from the community. As people in town became aware of the horrors in their middle school, they became quite angry. We helped the parents’ group keep up the relentless pressure!
The parents meet with the Superintendent – and MassResistance attends!
The parents of the two “transgender” children kept asking for a meeting with the Principal, but continued to be rebuffed. But they were persistent. Finally, in mid-April, the Superintendent agreed to meet with them – via Zoom.
The parents asked Brian Camenker, president of MassResistance, to join them at the meeting. That choice worked out well for them.
At the meeting, the Superintendent brought a school “compliance” expert. She brought up the Massachusetts Department of Education’s official policies on gender identity. She informed the parents, very matter-of-factly, that these describe very clearly how schools should deal with those issues. Everything the schools are doing, she explained, including keeping the information from parents if the student wishes, is in line with that document.
Then Camenker replied. He said he is very familiar with that document. He informed her that he was at the meeting back in 2013 when the State Board of Education formally approved it.
See these MassResistance reports (and video) from 2013:
MassResistance addresses State Board of Education meeting over directive to force transgenderism in schools (SEE VIDEO of our strong testimony) 3-1-2013
Camenker informed her that the “gender identity” policy document is simply a guide for schools. It is not state law, or even a regulation. School districts have no legal obligation to follow any of it. And in fact, he said, it was extremely controversial when the State Board of Education approved it. Moreover, Camenker told the Superintendent, the whole concept of “gender identity” is medical quackery and a lunatic political ideology. The Superintendent said, “Well, that’s your opinion.” Camenker replied, “No, that’s fact.”
The meeting ended with the parents demanding that the schools stop calling their children by any names but their given names, and that no one be allowed to discuss any “gender identity” subject with them whatsoever. The Superintendent was clearly agitated and did not respond one way or the other. That was a big step down from his arrogance at the beginning of the meeting, (when he declared he could do what he wanted since the law “allowed” it).
A victory - the librarian resigns!
With MassResistance’s help and guidance, the parents continued to leaflet the town and pound away at the school officials.
A few weeks later it was revealed that the weird, cross-dressing librarian who had instigated so much trouble had handed in her resignation. It was clear that the pressure from across town was having an effect on the school.
This was definitely a huge victory. But the graphic sexually explicit books and horrible transgender propaganda was an ongoing problem in the school – and still had to be stopped.
There was more controversy – and vicious battling – to come. We will report on that in our next installment.
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