A girl pretending to be a boy, known as a so-called “transgender” to the gender theorists, demanded to be allowed to use the boys’ locker room and showers. The male physical-education teacher at Chasco Middle School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, was not willing to watch the young girl naked in the shower. And so, he objected and refused. School officials, who had adopted a “gender support plan” to encourage the madness, freaked out and plotted to ruin his career.
Liberty Counsel has learned that Pasco County Public Schools is following a controversial “Gender Support Plan” that mirrors similar left-wing policies surfacing around the country that elevate transgender students above the privacy and safety of other students.
Pasco County public schools oversees approximately 70,000 students in more than 80 schools outside Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Times reported in an Oct. 25 story that the teachers, Stephanie Christensen and Robert Oppedisano, contacted Liberty Counsel after they felt their jobs were in jeopardy by school officials.
Oppedisano was threatened with a job transfer for refusing to supervise the female student while she showered, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast told “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” in a recent radio interview.
That threat of a job transfer was only slowed down when Liberty Counsel got involved, he said.
“There’s no privacy at all. There are open showers,” Mast said of the locker room. “And he’s ordered to continue supervising this facility while the girl has unfettered access. And if in [the school district’s] mind she’s a boy, he has the right to do everything else that boys are allowed to do, including shower, including changing, including undressing. And that’s just a risk that no male P.E. teacher should be forced to take.”
The Tampa Bay Times story also reported that Chistensen, a second P.E. teacher, clashed with school officials when she was told that informing parents and students about a female student showering in the locker room would violate the transgender student’s privacy rights.
“Part of my concern is, if students are allowed to do this,” Chistensen told the newspaper, “the other kids and their parents have a right to know. It’s their privacy, too.”
Even informing boys that the transgender student was going to shower with them was not allowed and doing so was viewed as failing to obey a school administrator’s directive, Liberty Counsel contends.
God’s word foretold that such times lay ahead. With the coming of the Anti-Christ, will come great deception and changing times. The prophet Daniel records:
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time” (Daniel 7:25).
This is why, in the spirit of the Anti_Christ, many of our political and educational leaders are attempting to reorder everything from family to our faith.
We can only pray that our Lord Jesus comes soon.