The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has instituted sweeping changes to its policies and procedures in caring for children who experience gender dysphoria that essentially weed out all employees and volunteers who cannot in good conscience support and promote transgender ideology. …
The revised procedures command… that “The child/youth’s chosen name and preferred gender pronoun (including gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘they’ or ‘ze/hir’) must be respected.”
The new procedures and standards were created under the guidance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU), Pride Action Tank and other pro-gay and transgender organizations. While the ACLU had sought, but was not granted, the right to review the final version of the policy revisions, the progressive rights group said it was “pleased that DCFS incorporated nearly all of the changes requested by the ACLU.”
Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council observes that, “While this portrays itself as being based in science, it is 100 percent ideological.”
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute agrees. “There is no research proving that children are best served by having gender dysphoria affirmed. Quite the contrary, the best research to date suggests that if gender dysphoria is not affirmed in young children, it diminishes over time,” she explained. “Does the DCFS believe it’s better for children to endure castration or double mastectomies, a lifetime of cross-sex hormone-doping with its unknown health risks, and social struggles than to accept their immutable sex?
Here’s a thought: Does the increasing disregard for science in the last decade or two, and its replacement by ideology spread with missionary zeal by postmodern arts graduates, mean we are entering some sort of new Dark Ages?
Throw in the Islamic colonizers and the parallel doesn’t seem quite so far-fetched:
hat-tip Stephen Neil