Thursday, September 22, 2022

Playing Make-Believe

 From Crisis:

The transgender revolution has been invited into Baltimore Catholic high school sports teams and become etched into primary school handbooks. In the private high school athletic league, in which twelve all-girls Catholic schools participate, there is a new policy that has obliterated women’s competition. While running hills in her first cross-country meet this past weekend, my daughter could have been running alongside (and likely passed by) a few gender-confused boys.

Catholic all-girls high schools in Baltimore participate in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM), a league of 31 private schools. In 2019, the IAAM instituted a policy that allows biological males to participate in female sports. Because the policy was instituted just prior to Covid, many parents are just now discovering its contents, which state, in part: 

On a league-wide basis, the IAAM’s policy permits students’ athletic participation in a manner that is consistent with their gender identity and that affords these students the privacy and confidentiality that all students expect from educational institutions.

“The most basic teaching of the Catholic Church—the biological sex of man and woman made in the image and likeness of God—is no longer agreed upon. By allowing such policies in our Catholic schools, we are cooperating with evil and confusing our youth,” said Christi Gaeng, a mother of three children who played sports and graduated from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. She and her husband are concerned about sending their remaining two children to Catholic high schools. (Read more.)


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