PFOX Rejects ‘Massive Government Campaign to Promote Sexual Confusion’

Press Release

“We believe that these laws and policies pose a threat to freedom of conscience and also endanger the lives of the very people that they are supposed to help.” – Regina Griggs, executive director, Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 24, 2016)  President Obama’s Education and Justice Departments recently sent a letter to every school district in America ordering them to allow transgendered boys and girls access to whatever bathroom facility they wanted. The letter came with an implied threat to withhold millions of dollars in federal education funding if schools did not comply.

Obama’s Justice Department is also suing North Carolina over its “bathroom law,” which was enacted in response to a Charlotte statute allowing people to choose restrooms based not on their actual sex but on their perceived sexual identity.

In New York, the city Human Rights Commission is proposing huge fines against people who use pronouns that match people’s actual sex instead of new terms invented by “gender non-conforming people,” such as “ze” or “hir.”

The draconian trans speak measure in New York could cost “civil penalties up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct” if people don’t “speak the way the government tells them to speak,” said law professor Eugene Volokh.

“From President Obama to city officials, social radicals are abusing government power to enforce acceptance of transgenderism as a civil right and to punish people who disagree,” said Regina Griggs, executive director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays. “As a parents support group for people who have family and friends that struggle with homosexuality and transgender issues, we believe that these laws and policies pose a threat to freedom of conscience and also endanger the lives of the very people that they are supposed to help.

“People identifying as the opposite sex need compassion, not enabling. It is not compassionate to enact bathroom laws that promote gender confusion while denying people the help and tools to develop a healthy sexual identity that matches their biological and God-given sex.

“Increasingly, the government is putting into place oppressive policies based on the erroneous assumption that while people are “born gay,” anyone can become “gay” or “transgender” at any time in their lives.  They also deny the existence of former transgenders and ignore scientific and medical facts highlighted by Johns Hopkins University Prof. of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Paul McHugh, who once supported sex-change operations but now believes that real compassion means providing therapy to people with gender dysphoria. People can be helped and live happy, productive lives when they learn to love and respect their biological gender.

“The Obama administration’s intimidating edict endangers adults and children on both sides of the issue – the gender confused, by withholding facts and promoting the fiction that biology is meaningless, and children and adults who are being forced to allow opposite sex members in bathrooms, dressing rooms and locker rooms in schools and public accommodations.

“With the federal assault on common sense and parents’ rights, America is facing a massive government campaign to promote sexual confusion. As parents, we must take a stand for our nation’s children, promote healthy sexuality, and provide help for those who are conflicted.”

Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support families and educate the public on sexual orientation,Gender Confusion and former homosexuals and transgenders.