By Carolyn Martin
We are being bombarded with messages redefining the definition of man and woman while also affirming the exponential growth of the number of genders. Email signatures and in person introductions now come with imperatives about preferred pronouns. What was once a well-known absolute, has now become a source of grave confusion as definitions and culture norms flex with an agenda that has taken aim at our children.
The following stories show what is currently happening in Colorado public schools. Last year it was discovered that a Denver area school district was instructing its teachers not to inform parents when their children over 11 years old showed any signs of gender confusion and asked to be called by a different name. A concerned teacher in the same school district provided a gender confused teen with information that was not seen as affirming and was required to go through re-education training. The mom of a 12-year-old in a Northern Colorado public school discovers her daughter, after attending what she thought was an afterschool art program, is being told if she’s not comfortable with her body, she must be transgender.
Parents have been pushing back and demanding their parental rights be respected, but with the latest proposed changes to Title IX that will get much harder. Recently the federal Department of Education published their proposed changes to Title IX — a 1972 federal law which was designed to protect equal access to education and sports for girls in schools accepting federal funding including higher education. Parental rights are not the only thing in danger from these changes. These changes will weaponize sexual discrimination and sexual harassment to the point where anyone believing biblical truth will be completely silenced. These changes will have far reaching impacts on us all. Homeschooling will not shield us from the ripple effects of this policy change.
If you haven’t sent your comments in regarding the proposed changes to Title IX, the time to do so is running out. The deadline is September 12th! Go here for more information, comment prompts, and instructions for submitting comments. Take action before it’s too late!
Trusting in the mighty power and grace of Jesus,
Carolyn Martin, CHEC Director of Government Relations
 Check out this webpage for a summary: https://www.bassberry.com/news/highlights-title-ix-proposed-regulations/