Almost a month ago, the Michigan State Board of Education introduced a new guidance statement for Michigan's public schools regarding LGBTQ students.
It's been nearly a month, and just now, The Daily Caller uncovered it (you can read a summary from Education Report here).
So, what was the Board of Education hiding?
Not only does the proposed Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students allow students (of any age) to choose their own gender without parental or doctoral input, but it also expressly instructs school officials not to give any hints to the parents unless the student requests that they do.
At home, your son (whether he's a high school senior, or just going into the first grade) could just be a normal kid -- while at school, he identifies as a girl and uses the girls' restrooms and locker rooms. You and the family doctor could be left completely in the dark.
Social experimentation such as this, especially in our schools, inevitably leads to rape, bullying, and molestation for students of both genders. Our schools are not a playground for "progressive" social scientists, and the State Board of Education should reject this proposed guidance.
Today in Utah, U.S. Senator Mike Lee kicked off his reelection campaign, and we can't think of a better time to give him our full and enthusiastic endorsement.
Mike Lee has been on the front lines fighting for faith, family, and freedom in the Senate. While he doesn't always get as much airtime as other conservative heroes like Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul, Senator Lee's courageous leadership in crafting and advancing a conservative reform agenda in Congress has made a mark. Mike Lee knows the issues, he knows the Constitution, and he knows his constituents.
With that, we endorse Senator Mike Lee for re-election in 2016, and look forward to six more years of a stalwart conservative reformer representing Utah in the United States Senate.
I will be upfront and honest, I was unsure about you when you first announced your candidacy. I battled against some of your ideals with mentors of mine who were amazing advocates for your cause. Your supporters were honorable in their debates, and actually did win me over on key issues, such as a "path to citizenship". You also reached across the Cruz/Rubio divide and spoke directly to me. You tried not to get bogged down in the mire and muck of this race, and you did well. Over the months, I actually became very partial to you.
You led a campaign of positive, uplifting ideals. Truly, you were one of the "Ronald Reagans" of this campaign, balancing justice and mercy in an eloquently understandable way. You reached across the Cruz/Rubio divide and spoke directly to me.
You are one of the greatest men who has ever run for the White House. While I disagreed with you on subsidies and the NSA, we agreed on bedrock, fundamental principles. We agreed that life matters, and that our nation should be defended, and that America's brightest days are ahead of her. You, Marco, have convinced me through your story and testimony that you believe in America and her ideals.
Your message resonated with the core of who I am, as an American, and while you didn't win this time, there is always another shot. I am infinitely proud and thankful that you ran for President, and that you were in the Senate.
I'm looking forward to seeing you run again, someday. I would love nothing more than to lock arms with my friends and mentors to support a Rubio Presidency, in the future.
In All Respect and Gratitude,