If you were a teacher and you were told that you couldn’t tell parents that their children want to change their gender, what would you do? Would you feel compelled to break the school system’s rules? Would you quit your job and be willing to find a new one? Would you be willing to face punishment for standing up for truth?
Patrick Madrid speaks with a caller named Jane from Jacksonville, Illinois. Jane expresses her concern about a growing trend in schools where children at very young ages are expressing a desire to identify as the opposite gender. She shares that as a school worker, she is unable to communicate these concerns to parents due to privacy rules, and she is seeking advice on what she, as a Catholic, should do in this situation.
Patrick empathizes with Jane’s dilemma and acknowledges the difficulty of her position. He strongly condemns the adults in authority who are allowing this trend to occur and accuses them of deceiving parents and harming innocent children. He suggests that Jane, being a good person who cares about the well-being of the children, should consider leaving her job if she finds herself compromising her moral beliefs. He applauds the idea of taking a heroic stand by speaking the truth to parents, even if it leads to getting fired. He recognizes that not everyone can take such a stance due to financial obligations.
Patrick suggests that parents should communicate with their children and inquire about any exposure to gender-related ideologies in school. He encourages parents to be proactive in investigating what their children are being taught and to support teachers like Jane who are trying to navigate this challenging situation.