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"All this story proves is that very small children are being used to push an agenda in this country. How a six-year-old comprehends gender identity issues has, at the very least, to be up for serious debate. Most child psychologists agree that child cognitive development happens in four stages, and it isn’t until sometime between age seven and 12 that kids are fully able to understand logical, rational thought — but that’s only in regard to things they can touch or see. The ability for most kids to be able to reason without dependence on visual or tactile aids comes in the pre-teen years."
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
A child learns from their environment.
I can see this having huge repercussions of its discovered that this child environment was confusing for a developing mind.
A spokesman for Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers, which operates franchise locations in multiple states, said by phone Tuesday that he could not comment on matters related to employment. But when pressed by a reporter on whether Kirksey was terminated over her handling of a transgender student, the spokesman said no.
"What's unfortunate here is that a teacher who was fired from a school for a variety of issues decided to call a news station," said the spokesman, Jamie Izaks. "... This teacher had an agenda behind it and was very opportunistic with a recent vote and discussion in Houston."
A former teacher in Texas has filed a federal lawsuit after being fired for refusing to refer to a six-year-old girl as a “boy”.
Andy Taylor, the attorney for the two women, called this “a test case of nationwide significance” after he says two former workers were fired from this day care because of their beliefs. However, a spokesperson for the daycare’s corporation suggests the recent controversy around Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance is helping turn what would normally be a routine personnel issue into a nationwide talking point.
Taylor also claims the school came up with unrelated excuses to fire Kirksey and struck out references to the transgender issue in her employment file.
The battle over transgender issues is nothing new to Taylor, who fought the now-repealed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance in court.
[size=3=“There’s not a news story here, there’s someone with an agenda, and that’s what’s happened,” said Jamie Izaks, spokesperson for the corporate office Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers.
Izaks told KHOU he thinks the recent controversy surrounding HERO and the spotlight on transgender issues could be fueling the fire of the controversy.
“This is happening in the crosshairs of a pretty heated discussion in Houston that has nothing to do with a school and its students,” Izaks said.
A Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center representative told the Houston Chronicle that Kirksey’s dismissal was not related to the transgender child but declined to comment further on a personnel issue.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: deliberator
Just because you dress up for Halloween doesn't mean you are really a witch. You aren't what you dress up as you are what God made you. This is more PC garbage.
originally posted by: TzarChasm
6 yrs old and already transgender? i thought people waited until at least after puberty to start deciding whether they really feel like a man or a woman.