This is so stupid on multiple levels. CNN is trying to scandalize Betsy DeVos again, this time over a visit to an elementary school that is apparently anti-transgender:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) September 19, 2019
They failed to mention in their outrage tweet that this elementary school is a private Catholic school:
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will attend a roundtable on Thursday at a Pennsylvania Catholic school that subscribes to an anti-trans student policy.
Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is slated to host the event, according to a department press release — and is subject to the Diocese of Harrisburg’s student policy on Gender Identity Questions.
The policy characterizes gender-affirming surgery, an option for some transgender individuals, as “understood in Catholic moral terms as self-mutilation and therefore immoral.”
“To attempt to make accommodations for such persons would be to cooperate in the immoral action and impose an unacceptable burden on others in the school community,” the policy reads.
The policy asserts that Catholic school students’ parents “agree that they will not (publicly) act in opposition to Catholic teaching.”
“Notification of a student’s determination to undergo a sex change procedure or that a student has undergone the procedure … would violate that agreement,” the policy continues. “The student would be ineligible to attend or remain in attendance in a Catholic school.”
CNN has reached out to Harrisburg Catholic Elementary School and the US Education Department for comment.
It’s a private Catholic school. Why is this even a thing? Does CNN believe that private Christian schools shouldn’t have religious freedom, that Catholic schools must be forced to reject their own Christian church teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism?
Also it’s an elementary school, which makes this ‘thing’ even more absurd because little kids shouldn’t even be in the transgender universe! If anything, this Catholic school (and many others) is doing these children a huge service by protecting them from this LGBT life-ruining propaganda.
To heck with CNN!