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Cristy Tass of Mason City testified at the subcommittee on Senate File 83 this week. Tass spoke in support of the bill, which would prohibit instruction on gender identity in Iowa schools for students K-8 and also provide an avenue for penalties if the law is broken.

Tass said we all grew up with different troubles throughout our teen years. She was called stupid, poor, fatso, and other things.

“Not one of us escaped our teen years without trouble,” she said.

Then she shared the story of twin boys who were adopted at age 2 from the foster program and the adoptive parents began to change one of the boys to a girl start at two years old. They gave the boy a new name and dressed him in girls’ clothing.

She said the gender identity issue is a real issue, but the real issue is confusion.

“You know what though, the common sense of a parent should be guiding these children to adulthood to be who they were created to be,” she said. “At the age of two, one of these twin boys started getting transitioned. No one was there to protect them from the parents who were doing this.”

Now the seven-year-old is in public school and everyone is pretending he is a girl, Tass said.

“That should be mandatory reporting,” she added. “That should be more serious than a little child getting burned with the end of a cigarette. It’s more damaging as this little child grows up. Now, twin boys makes it even more difficult. This pretend girl has a penis just like her brother. Now, talk about the spirit of confusion. We as adults, where did our common sense go when raising our children?”

A 10-year-old child spoke at a school board meeting and was put on the front of the newspaper as a boy.

“I was made aware that this ‘boy, 10-year-old boy,’ was really a girl,” she said. “This is wrong. This is wrong at all levels. We have got to come back to our common sense. School is not the place to be teaching gender, confusing the children. It should be at home with the parent. We’ve got to get back to taking care of our children.”

The bill passed out of subcommittee.


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