Unhappy Mom About Transgender Athletes

antitox

Well-Known Member
Transgender athletes don't belong in girls' sports. Let my daughter compete fairly.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/transgender-athletes-dont-belong-girls-090013594.html

Over the past few years, athletes, coaches and parents have been watching in disbelief as girls are being replaced on the winner’s podium by boys who identify as girls at all levels of competition. It’s what prompted Idaho to enact a law to protect female athletesfrom having their dreams of success on the field taken from them by a male competitor, and it’s what prompted the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to conclude that my home state, Connecticut, is in violation of federal law.

I am the mother of an elite track-and-field athlete in Connecticut. Through our attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom, my daughter, Selina Soule, and I filed suit in February with two other female athletes and their mothers to challenge Connecticut’s policy of allowing biological boys to compete in girls’ sports. Connecticut is one of at least 17 states that allow this.

Selina is among the best in the state. Currently finishing her senior year, she has set five school records so far — including an outdoor long-jump distance that had stood since 1976. Selina has high aspirations for track-and-field competition at the collegiate and professional levels.

Selina’s love for competitive track and field started when she was a little girl. By the time she was in 4th grade, Selina was winning events and advancing to state-level meets and races. There’s no question that competing for her school team has been the primary highlight of her high school experience, and her goal of earning her way to the next level would make the women behind Title IX of the Civil Rights Act proud.

Yet, Selina’s future is at risk because the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conferenceallows athletes to compete based on gender identity rather than biological sex in violation of Title IX, as the Department of Education recognized. And she isn’t the only young woman whose ability to compete on a level playing field has been taken away because of this policy.

My family and I have been speaking out about the unfairness that is taking place in girls’ sports, and we have been shocked by the reaction.

Biology is what matters in sports
At an October 2019 rally co-hosted by radical feminist organization Women’s Liberation Front and the conservative Concerned Women for America during arguments in a Supreme Court case involving gender identity and employment, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, I was one of many female speakers who represented an extraordinarily broad cross-section of beliefs.

During a two-hour span, many speakers at our rally, including myself, were loudly shouted down and berated — the hecklers demanding nothing less than our silence and capitulation — all for saying that women deserve fairness in sports.

Unfortunately, on Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision conflating sex and gender in employment, but we still have a chance to preserve women's sports.

Whatever you believe about gender identity in general, the simple fact is that biology is what matters in athletics, not a person’s identity. Gender identity can be changed. Sex isembedded in our DNA and cannot be changed. It is reflected in realities like lung capacity and bone density. Sex is not gender.

Women’s sports were created to give girls a fair chance at competition. That includes fair victories and fair defeats. Girls deserve the same opportunity as boys to excel, to advance to the next level of competition, to win, and to stand on that podium. But allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports shatters girls’ dreams and denies our daughters equal opportunities.

Boys will always have certain physical advantages over girls. That’s the reason we have women’s sports in the first place. Boys’ bodies are simply different on average: They’rebigger, stronger and faster, even if the male athlete receives hormones. Science and common sense tell us this. And so do the times at track events.

Our daughters deserve fairness
Boys with mediocre times can compete in the boys’ category and then completely dominate girls’ events just a few weeks later. I’ve already seen this happening in Connecticut. After a series of unremarkable finishes as a boy in the 2018 indoor season, the same athlete began competing — and winningas a girl in the outdoor season that started just weeks later.

My daughter would have qualified for the New England regionals in the 55-meter dash in Spring 2019, but instead, the top two spots went to biological boys who identify as girls. She lost her chance to compete and instead had to watch from the stands.

High school girls — as well as collegiate, amateur, and professional female athletes all over the world and in many sports — are being dominated by biological males. We must explore other options and find a solution where young women are not denied their rightful place on the podium.

Too many parents, coaches and authority figures are silent on this issue. Worse, young women like my daughter are being bullied and called “sore losers” or “transphobic” for simply seeking fairness in sports.

Imagine it is your girl who is denied a victory she has earned. Imagine your daughter, who works day and night to shave off mere fractions of a second, is denied a win or a college scholarship — all because she has to compete against boys who identify as girls. And imagine your child is marginalized and ridiculed just for raising questions. Could you overlook the injustice?

We are being bullied into silence. We must speak up in order to stop this takeover of women’s rights. This isn’t fair. Women and girls everywhere deserve a level playing field in sports.

Bianca Stanescu and her daughter, track athlete Selina Soule, filed suit on Feb. 12, 2020, with two other female athletes and their mothers to challenge Connecticut’s athletics policy.
 

hopefilled

Well-Known Member
A matter close to my heart.

As a parent of girl track/ field athletes.

And.....as an accredited Athletics Coach.

I know that there may well come a day when I will need to make a stand against such circumstances.
I am also aware that I may be asked to coach such a transgender athlete.

My stance is one that will most likely either see me surrender my coaching ticket or have it removed for failure to comply.
Possibly even face further litigation....

There is so much about this topic that saddens, frustrates and downright makes me pretty angry!

I hope we are gone before that day comes!
God willing that I may continue to be able to coach for as long as possible - and that the Lord would use me in that capacity to be a positive Christian influence in these young people's lives.:pray
 
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JoyJoyJoy

I Shall Not Be Moved
A matter close to my heart.

As a parent of girl track/ field athletes.

And.....as an accredited Athletics Coach.

I know that there may well come a day when I will need to make a stand against such circumstances.
I am also aware that I may be asked to coach such a transgender athlete.

My stance is one that will most likely either see me surrender my coaching ticket or have it removed for failure to comply.
Possibly even face further litigation....

There is so much about this topic that saddens, frustrates and downright makes me pretty angry!

I hope we are gone before that day comes!
God willing that I may continue to be able to coach for as long as possible - and that the Lord would use me in that capacity to be a positive Christian influence in these young people's lives.:pray
Sweet sister, I am watching Brother Andy Woods. You know he is a lawyer as well as a Pastor. He says that new Supreme Court ruling is going to cause untold troubles. I hate all this transgender crap too. I know I should pray for these blind, unsaved, naked sinners. But it's hard because this is just so un-natural!!!
 

hopefilled

Well-Known Member
Sweet sister, I am watching Brother Andy Woods. You know he is a lawyer as well as a Pastor. He says that new Supreme Court ruling is going to cause untold troubles. I hate all this transgender crap too. I know I should pray for these blind, unsaved, naked sinners. But it's hard because this is just so un-natural!!!
:hug yes it isn't easy. I keep asking the Lord to give me His heart of love for them.
 

Batman

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If I enter a demolition derby where all other vehicles follow the rules and are cars but I bring a Sherman tank or Diesel Cab and call it a car there is no reason that anyone should agree with me and accept that I'm using a car. If I take the pitchers mound and use a cannon to get the ball to the catcher at a 150 mph speed and call the cannon my arm, no one would say that I am using my arm. If I tell a construction firm to hire me with zero engineering skills/education but call myself an architect/engineer, no one would say that I am an engineer and should design/build architectural structures. So why can a physiological male with known skeletal, muscular, and overall physical prowess compete in athletics (including female MMA, boxing, etc.)? This is madness with zero doubt that they know what they are doing/pushing.
 
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Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
If I enter a demolition derby where all other vehicles follow the rules and are cars but I bring a Sherman tank or Diesel Cab and call it a car there is no reason that anyone should agree with me and except that I'm using a car. If I take the pitchers mount and use a cannon to get the ball to the catcher at a 150 mph speed and call the cannon my arm, no one would say that I am using my arm. If I tell a construction firm to hire my with zero engineering skills/education but call myself an architect/engineer, no one would say that I am an engineer and should design/build architectural structures. So why can a physiological male with known skeletal, muscular, and overall physical prowess complete in athletics (including female MMA, boxing, etc.)? This is madness with zero doubt that they don't know what they are doing/pushing.
Sadly, the puppetmaster does know what he is pushing, and it'll end with full-blown sharia and destruction of all ladies' sports. And a lot of souls.
 
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