California Parents Outraged After Teachers Allegedly Coaxed Kids to Change Their Genders Behind Their Backs

California Parents Outraged After Teachers Allegedly Coaxed Kids to Change Their Genders Behind Their Backs. By Debra Heine.

Outraged parents in Spreckels, California tore into the school board Wednesday night, accusing school staff of pushing gender dysphoria on their children.

One parent’s voice shook with rage as she accused school staffers of making her daughter suicidal after they caused her to question her gender, and change her preferred pronouns. …

The mother, Jessica Konen, has alleged that her then 12-year-old daughter was tricked into joining a predatory LGBTQ group that was deceptively named an “Equality Club” …

Konen told Epoch Times that she discovered through meetings with teachers that the school knew her daughter had searched online for information about suicide, but never told her about it.

“They failed to tell me that part, so I was very angry, and after that it has just been downhill,” Konen said. “It is not okay” for teachers to keep parents in the dark about gender identity issues or anything else, Konen said. …

It’s political and deliberate:

Earlier this year during the California Teachers Association conference held in Palm Springs, California, two teachers were caught on tape coaching other teachers on how to conceal the nature of LGTBQ clubs from parents, Epoch Times reported. The sold-out CTA event was held from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31, and billed as the “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities. …

Imagine being this parent:

“I felt she completely coached my child,” Konen said.

“I sat across the table, and I was crying. I was trying to absorb everything,” Konen told Epoch Times.

“They kept looking at me angrily because I kept saying ‘she,’ and that it was going to take me time to time to process everything,” she said. “I was very confused. … I was very upset. I was blindsided—completely blindsided.”

Konen told Epoch Times that the teacher had a mean-spirited, “smirking” attitude towards her throughout the meeting.

And she said she felt hurt and betrayed because her daughter had not come to her first.

“It made me feel very, very small as a parent. I was unaware of anything. Not one time had she mentioned to me ‘Oh, I think that I want to change my name,’ or ‘I’m transgender’ or anything. Nothing. I only heard bisexual one time, and that was it,” Konen said.

A few days after the meeting, the King City Police Department showed up at her door and told her that there had been a complaint made to Child Protective Services (CPS). The police asked her two children if they wanted to be removed from the home.

“They made me feel like a monster,” she told Epoch Times.

Konen was directed to bring her children to meet with CPS that week, and complied. Afterward, CPS reportedly dropped the case, and didn’t force Konen to call her daughter by masculine pronouns as her teacher had instructed.

Even so, Konen lived in fear for the rest of the school year, afraid to ask questions about her daughter or her school activities due to the threat that CPS could take her children away.

Her daughter is now 14, has reportedly abandoned the transgender fad, and is now attending a new school where she uses her female birth name and feminine pronouns.

Konen [asked her] daughter … if she wanted to continue using the male name and pronouns her teachers had used at Buena Vista, but her daughter responded, “Mom, they’re not good people.”

Standing up the bureaucrats at a school board meeting: