• First Graders in Maine Getting Lessons on Transgenderism

    Public school time, funded on your tax dollars, is being spent ensuring that children are aware and accepting of people who believe they are born in the wrong body. Teaching children how to read, write, add and subtract is secondary on the curriculum; transgenderism is priority.

    Parents of first graders at Horace Mitchell Primary School in Kittery Point, Maine received an email from their child’s teacher notifying them that the students had a lesson on the transgender children’s book, “I am Jazz.”

    The email reads:

    “Last week our guidance counselor, Dana Richerich, read a book to the class called ‘I am Jazz’. It is a children’s book about a girl that is transgendered. (Born a boy, but identifies as a girl). The book/discussion went really well. (I stayed for the lesson so I would know what the class was covered/discussed). Following is a link provided by Dana for parents.”

    The book, “I am Jazz” is based on the life of now 14-year-old Jazz Jennings who, although born a boy, claims to have identified as a girl since he was two-years-old.

    A concerned mother who received the email from, Sandy Hamel, her seven-year old son’s first grade teacher forwarded the email to Sean Hannity.

    She says she “was taken aback” when she learned her son had been given a lesson plan on transgenderism and that he had many questions for her when she asked him about the book. For example, he asked his mother if he was “transgender” or not and whether or not he could be “a girl in love with a girl.”

    The mother says that up until the time the topic was brought up in school, her son had never said anything like that before.

    “Being seven, once you put something in their mind they don’t forget so easily,” she said. “I feel like my thoughts, feelings and beliefs were completely ignored….My right as a parent to allow or not allow this discussion with my child was taken from me. It is very upsetting to me that I didn’t have an option at all,” the concerned mother said told Hannity.

    Hannity.com emailed the school’s principal, David Foster and its Superintendent, Allyn Hutton and asked the following questions:

    “Does the school have a statement they’d like to give regarding the lesson? Does Horace Mitchell feel they should have notified parents prior to reading the book to young, impressionable minds? Should parents have had the right to opt-out of the lesson?”

    Hutton did not address the questions and instead gave a disinterested response.

    “I have spoken with the Principal at Mitchell School who has been working with their guidance counselor to appropriately manage this situation and provide the appropriate information for the children at this age level. All information has been posted on the schools guidance blog for parent review.”

    The email proceeds to link to a blog post written by guidance counselor Richerich titled, “Cultivating respect – creating a safe school climate for all,” which emphasizes the importance of LGBT right.

    “Some may think primary school students are too young to worry about addressing issues surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students,” Richerich wrote, “Not so, experts say. It’s never too early to begin teaching children about respecting differences.”

    The concerned parent also went to school authorities and expressed her concerns with the lesson and says, “When I spoke with the principal he was very cold about it. It’s amazing how thoughtless the school has been with this whole thing.”

    Last week to President Obama agreed to help ban, at the state level,  the practice of conversion therapy, treatments that aim to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, because of its “potentially devastating effects.”

    Yet progressives apparently think it’s “never too early to begin teaching,” indoctrinating, children to change their sexual orientation from heterosexual to homosexual.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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