As America stands ever more divided, it logically follows that more and more hot-button issues end up being decided by an increasingly divisive U.S. Supreme Court. With the high court itself now under attack from the radical left, it appears likely that a really hot issue could soon end up in the justices’ laps, according to at least one expert.
I’m talking about the growing number of lawsuits centered on preferred pronoun usage, with many of the cases related to K-12 public schools where teachers have been fired for refusing to use various pronouns when addressing students.
So how crazy have things become? This crazy:
As we reported in January 2023, the state of Minnesota announced it would soon effectively ban Christians, Muslims, and Jews from teaching in public schools. That’s chilling in itself, not to mention reminiscent of ugly periods in world history. Moreover, the Gopher State said it would require all state-certified teachers to “foster an environment that ensures student identities such as … gender identity … are … affirmed.”
Think that case might find its way to SCOTUS if Minnesota follows through with such a ban?
Tyson Langhofer, a senior attorney at advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) who represents students and faculty at public high schools and colleges, said in an Aug. 13 interview that an increasing number of legal cases center on pronoun usage in K-12 public schools related to teachers losing their jobs after invoking religious beliefs that prohibit them from using pronouns and names that do not correspond to a transgender student’s claimed gender identity.
Langhofer believes the cases will ultimately be decided by SCOTUS.
I do believe that the Supreme Court is going to have to weigh in on this if schools continue adopting these policies, which it appears that they’re doing.
This issue is very [common], and I think it’s because there’s a lot of misinformation out there from outside advocacy organizations, which are pressuring schools, telling them what they can and can’t do.
Moreover, the lower courts have been split on the issue.
A federal appeals court in April upheld the ruling of a lower court that said Indiana didn’t violate the law by firing a music teacher who refused to call students by their preferred pronouns. And in August 2021, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that ordered the reinstatement of a gym teacher who refused to call trans students by their preferred pronouns.
As I suggest at the top, given the depth of divisiveness in the country, SCOTUS decisions have joined election results in the minds of many as “illegitimate,” politically predisposed — based solely on one’s own political predisposition. In a “perfect” America, Supreme Court decisions would be accepted as outlined in the U.S. Constitution:
As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under [the] law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.
The Democrat Party was unavailable for comment.
Speaking of Democrats, Langhofer blamed the Biden administration for exacerbating the ridiculous pronoun problem, specifically noting that the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations would likely force school officials to use preferred pronouns or lose federal funding.
It’s a very concerning development, where they’re using the power of the federal government to force all the school districts to violate teachers’ rights and the rights of parents and to take actions that really harm students. It’s important for people to understand that the government has no business forcing teachers to express messages that they disagree with and that are harmful to students.
It’s also important for people to understand that the far-left — including, of course, Joe Biden and his radical leftist puppeteers —isn’t simply concerned about this or that student being offended by being called the “wrong” pronoun.
The larger goal is to expose all students to preferred pronoun insanity.
Hell, what better way is there to “normalize” insanity in the minds of young, impressional kids than by exposing them to it daily?