This week the Texas legislature convenes in a special session to work on several issues – the most notable being the privacy and safety of women and kids. This week also marks the one year anniversary when a bipartisan multiracial coalition of Fort Worth residents celebrated the repeal of Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner’s illegal transgender policy. These two events are so connected we have named the special session – Superintendent Scribner’s Special Session.
Contrary to some reports, the transgender bathroom issue in Texas is not a result of President Obama’s letter issued on May 13, 2016 which has since been rescinded by the new administration. No, in Texas the radical transgender agenda made its entrance into our public schools in April 2016 when Superintendent Scribner acted unilaterally without public discussion or board approval to implement an illegal policy that affected 86,000 kids.
We don’t need a special session because of an imperial President. We need it because of rogue local officials.
And though we celebrated a small victory in Fort Worth last summer, we still see daily news at a local, state and national level regarding the relentless transgender agenda. What have we learned in the past year?
We’ve learned we did not pick this battle. This battle found us at this place and in this time. Throughout history men and women have confronted evil ideologies that demanded a response. We are at another historical moment. What’s at stake could not be higher…our children, our grandchildren, our future.
We’ve learned regardless of our rhetoric we are labeled bigots. But we love all people – especially children struggling with gender dysphoria. Biology is not bigotry. Disagreement is not discrimination.
We’ve learned transgender activists like locals Ashley Paz and Joel Burns and state activists like Chuck Smith and Jessica Shortall use fear and fraud to bully others with their agenda.
We’ve learned those who pander to this radical agenda – whether local Chambers of Commerce or the Texas Association of Business – ignore the Texans whose membership dues they gladly collect.
We’ve learned some friends will choose courage over comfort, and sadly, others will choose the opposite.
We’ve learned there is no hiding from this battle. We can fight for our kids, or we can surrender them. There is no neutral ground.
Our fervent hope is that those promoting this agenda will not resort to violence. But the other side is already waging economic war against those who oppose them by boycotting travel and canceling conventions. How long until violence couched in the name of hate crime prosecution follows?
Politicians, business leaders, and other backroom influencers should know this: we won’t surrender our children and grandchildren to the transgender revolution. Ever.
On our one year remembrance of victory, we do not issue a call to arms but a call to courage. Will you join with us to protect our children and our future, to resist the transgender agenda, to protect privacy and freedom?
Now more than ever we need to Stand for Fort Worth. Please call 512-463-1000 today and ask your state legislators to stand with us.
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