Letters to the Editor

Transgender; disabled tags; Brexit

More than 20,000 people gather to protest against Great Britain leaving the European Union on Saturday, July 2, 2016, in central London, where marchers made their way to Parliament Square.
More than 20,000 people gather to protest against Great Britain leaving the European Union on Saturday, July 2, 2016, in central London, where marchers made their way to Parliament Square. TNS

Transgender

Once again, Cynthia M. Allen gets it wrong. (See Friday column, “Progressive left is intellectually inconsistent on the role of parents.”)

The government is not limiting the role of parents with kids who are gender transitioning.

What it is doing — often at the request of the kids, by the way — is protecting them from the threat of abuse and/or violence by parents who cannot accept that their child is transgender.

As for Allen’s similarly mixed-up views on abortion:

First, it is a medical issue, not a moral one. Religious and emotional beliefs, albeit strongly held, are irrelevant.

Second, each woman is the sole owner both of her own body and of her own conscience. No one has the right to interfere with her decision on whether to carry her pregnancy to term.

Third, it is not a “baby.” It is not an “unborn child.” It is a fetus. Science trumps religious teachings in defining “personhood.”

Government is not, and should not be, in the religion business; it is in the business of protecting individual rights.

And per Roe v. Wade, it is the law of the land that women have a right to choose to have an abortion if they wish.

Paul R. Schattman,

Arlington

 

So Cynthia Allen thinks it’s OK that the school counselor tells the parents of a homosexual child, even if that child requests them not to because the child will be abused or tossed out onto the street.

When such abuse happens, it is then up to our dysfunctional Child Protective Services to handle the problem that the counselor created.

Allen apparently considers not telling the parents intellectually inconsistent.

What is intellectually inconsistent and absurd is her reasoning, not to mention highly unethical!

Hopefully, not all Republicans are willing to throw our children to the wolves, or do they not care here in Texas?

As a parent of two lesbian daughters, I am appalled.

I am in a sexual minorities ministry and have heard too many stories of abuse and rejection.

James V. Hickey,

Springtown

Disabled tags

It has been suggested that our laws should require a photo of the disabled person be placed on the disabled hang tags.

As a disabled person with disabled tags I support the idea.

In fact, I think people as well as police officers should question any person using a disabled parking space if they think that person should park elsewhere.

I would not feel offended and would readily identify myself.

Ed M. Henderson, Bedford

Brexit

Britain’s vote to exit the European Union is just the first of many countries that are no longer buying the pipe dreams of another socialist system.

Citizens were exasperated with the rationale of outlawing knives but still importing sociopathic radical Islamists.

Eric Mach, Denton

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