A 12-year-old boy and middle school student in the state of Massachusetts confronted his town’s school board after he was sent home from school for being bold and brave enough to confirm what science and common sense confirmed hundreds and thousands of years ago: There are only two genders.
That was the exact phrase that was emblazoned on a t-shirt that Liam Morrison told the Middleborough School Council led to his father being called to come and pick him up from John T. Nichols Middle School on March 21 because he refused to change his shirt.
“I never thought that the shirt I wore to school on March 21 would lead me to speak with you today,” Liam started his address of the council. “On that Tuesday morning, I was taken out of gym class to sit down with two adults for what turned out to be a very uncomfortable talk. I was told that people were complaining about the words on my shirt and the shirt was making some students feel unsafe.”
The young man then stated that the assurances from adults that he was not in trouble did not help calm him down any.
“I was told that I would need to remove my shirt before I could return to class,” he stated. “When I nicely told them that I didn’t want to do that, they called my father. Thankfully, my dad, supportive of my decisions, came to pick me up.”
Liam then said that the shirt he was sporting did not contain a profane or hateful message, according to the Daily Wire.
“What did my shirt say?” he went on to ask the council. “Five simple words: ‘There are only two genders.’ Nothing harmful. Nothing threatening. Just a statement I believe to be a fact.”
“I have been told that my shirt was targeting a protected class,” he continued. “Who is this protected class? Are their feelings more important than my rights? I don’t complain when I see Pride flags and diversity posters hung throughout the school. Do you know why? Because others have a right to their beliefs just as I do.”
The phrase “protected class” is rather alarming. The truth of the matter is, as Liam pointed out, the progressive movement actually does believe that individuals they deem to be members of such a group has more rights than the average person. A protected class is lifted up above the rest of society and placed on a pedestal. You aren’t allowed to insult them, comment negatively on their life choices, or critique their worldview.
Liam then went on to say that no one complained about his shirt before being pulled aside by staff.
“Actually, just the opposite,” he added. “Several kids told me that they supported my actions and that they wanted one, too.”
It’s sad that kids are now having to deal with this kind of nonsense and that a shirt stating the very obvious scientific fact that a man cannot be a woman and vice versa is somehow controversial. How has the left managed to convince so many people that this is possible? More than that, what right do they have to call conservatives “science deniers” for having doubts about man-made climate change and the science concerning the coronavirus vaccine when they want to deny biological scientific facts concerning gender and sex?
“I was told that my shirt was a disruption in learning,” he went on to say. “No one got up and stormed out of class. No one burst into tears. I’m sure I would have noticed if they had.”
School officials, he said, should be far more concerned with disruptions and focus on the unruly behavior of some students, rather than slogans on t-shirts. And he’s right on the money.
“I experience disruptions to my learning every day,” Liam remarked. “Kids acting out in class are a disruption, yet nothing is done. Why do the rules apply to one and yet not another? I feel like these adults were telling me that it wasn’t okay to have an opposing view.”
“I have learned a lot from this experience; I learned that a lot of other students share my view; I learned that adults don’t always do the right thing or make the right decisions,” he proclaimed. “I know that I have a right to wear the shirt with those five words; even at 12 years old I have my own political opinions and I have a right to express those opinions. Even at school, this right is called the First Amendment to the Constitution.”
“My hope in being here tonight is to bring the school committee’s attention to this issue; I hope that you will speak up for the rest of us so that we can express ourselves without being pulled out of class. Next time it might not only be me; it might be more students that decide to speak out,” he finished.
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