LGBTQ+ Totalitarianism: Kids face harassment charges for wrong pronoun use


The radical Left are coming for our kids. If you think this is an exaggeration, simply look at Wisconsin: Three students in middle school are facing sexual harassment charges for allegedly using wrong gender pronouns on another student.

The three boys attend Kiel Middle School. According to their parents and local media reports, one of the boys addressed a female student in their Grade 8 class using pronouns such as “she” and “her.” The female student, who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, went berserk. She began to berate and bully the shy, soft-spoken male student, yelling, screaming and shouting profanities at him. His supposed crime? She identifies as “they” or “them”; that’s right, she believes she is multiple people and wants to be spoken to and recognized as such. Two of the boy’s friends came to his defense, with one of them, 13-year-old Braden Rabidoux, telling her that his friend has every “constitutional right” to use the proper gender pronoun—especially, if it’s biologically (and grammatically) accurate.

Braden is now being charged with sexual harassment under Title IX, which bans gender-based discrimination. The school district officially notified Braden’s mother—and the parents of the other two boys—it is conducting a full investigation and that it will press charges.    

“I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son,” Braden’s mom, Rosemary Rabidoux, said to a local TV affiliate.

“I immediately went into shock. I’m thinking, sexual harassment? That’s rape, that’s inappropriate touching, that’s incest,” she said. “What has my son done?”

Yet, none of those issues were at stake. Instead, Braden has been accused of using incorrect pronouns while addressing another student at his school. The school district’s superintendent refuses to budge. He says the district “prohibits all forms of bullying and harassment in accordance with all laws, including Title IX.”

The inmates are running the asylum. The superintendent, Brad Ebert, should be ashamed. He is a totalitarian thug masquerading as a tolerant, inclusive progressive. The parents of the boys have been reduced to hiring a lawyer in the hope of having the charges dropped. If not, then the boys’ academic records will be permanently stained, almost guaranteeing they will be unable to attend college or any institution of higher learning. In short, this will cripple their educational careers—and most likely, their professional lives.

This shocking case is only one example of the rabid intolerance and evil authoritarianism at the heart of the LGBTQ+ agenda. The radical Left is not interested in tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT lifestyle (which it has achieved); rather, like radical Islam, it seeks submission and domination. The leftists at Kiel Middle School are abrogating the free speech rights of the three male students. It is a fundamental violation of the First Amendment. Those boys have every right to use whatever pronoun they wish—never mind the correct one when referring to a biological female.

Moreover, the school is not just criminalizing the speech of its students, but, under pressure from the LGBTQ lobby, it is doing something that has never been done before in Anglo-American law: compel certain speech from citizens. If that female student wishes to “identify” as multiple people and her parents are fine with it, then that is her business. Yet, she—and the school—want to do something more: coerce everyone else, including her classmates, to recognize her delusion and mental disorder as positive reality.

The objective, biological truth is she is not multiple people; she is a singular person—a female. The radical Left wants to force people to say things which are obviously not true; it seeks to normalize lies, mental illness and gender/sexual fantasy. The Woke Left hopes to spread terror through state-sanctioned bullying and intimidation; those boys are being cowed into submission and compliance. As George Orwell warned in his classic novel, 1984, the hallmark of a totalitarian society is when truth becomes a “thought crime.”

It used to be when someone claimed to be many people—i.e. insisting they be referred to as “they” or “them”—he or she was diagnosed with having multiple-personality disorder. In other words, they needed mental health treatment. Now they are championed as a victim group and defended as a “protected class.” This is where the LGBTQ+ agenda is taking us. It is the road to national suicide, moral anarchy and social chaos. Today, their targets are those three kids; tomorrow, it will be your children.

There is only one solution to this madness: It’s time to take our kids out of the public schools. Education funding should follow the parents, not the schools. The parents should be given a school voucher and let them decide which school and curriculum—homeschooling, charter schools, private or parochial learning institutions—are best for their children. Otherwise, we will continue to slide into the progressive Left’s moral and educational abyss.   

-Jeffrey T. Kuhner is host of “The Kuhner Report” on WRKO AM-680 in Boston. His daily show airs 6-10 am EST. He can be reached at: JeffreyKuhner@iheartmedia.com

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