I felt sick in my heart for this country after reading this article – “Maryland Middle School Requires Children To Cross Dress For “LGBTQ Appreciation Day.” But I sent it on to my wife, and being a more careful reader than I she figured out that it was a spoof article, at a satirical website. Whew. So glad she caught that. And I’m so glad that this didn’t really happen! However, the fact that this article was believed by many, if not most, people that read it, is an interesting thing by itself. It was shared all over the place and other blogs and websites picked it up. The fact that it was so believable might still tell us something about what is going on in our country.
I do know that school sponsored crossdressing events happen often around the country, but those seem to be events that are not required. That’s a vastly different thing, but I have to admit I’m very uncomfortable with events like that too.
A lot has changed in our country regarding LGBT issues. There have been some good changes to protect people from violence and discrimination and there have been some nonsensical foolish changes which infringe on freedom and other people’s rights. It will be interesting to come back to this article 10 years from now and see if it has become reality by then. Let’s hope not!