First, let me introduce myself. My name is Ticia, I am a wife and mother of four beautiful children, and have one very loving grandson. My hobbies include writing, designing (graphics-planners-forms-etc.), reading, and last but not least creating memories with my family and friends. Now enough about me lets fast forward this post and get down to business.
The first topic that I will be writing about for Kickback Saturday, is a very touching subject that is important and can be both “sensitive and emotional” for families, friends, individuals involved, and concerned bystanders. In the wonderful world that we live-in, there are many people who choose to take the power and judge individuals on their perceptions and inner thoughts. But at some point, we all have to get to a mental place where we take just one moment to step back, and think about how our actions can impact the overall situation. For example, earlier this week one of the topics for the world news headlines were “Boys Scouts Transgender Identity.” After a mother stepped up an advocated for her child, born a girl but identified as a boy.
When the story first made headlines, I was flabbergasted, being a parent of four children and having a grandson, who have participated in this program or may participate someday. The child in question, allegedly wanted to join the “Boys Scouts”, but was rejected due to the gender written on the birth certificate. The thought of how that mother, father or child must have felt, being rejected from a reputable nationwide program because of gender identity, I was heartfelt. How does any parent in that situation, explain to their child; who has obviously communicated the fact that they do not identify with the gender they were born? Well good news, since the release of the story, The Boy Scouts of America made a revision to their program policy, allowing children into the program based on their identity written on the application.
THE BIG PICTURE
Society has painted a big picture that if you are not heterosexual you are not normal. Many in society frown upon those who identify as being a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender character. News flash, we must take that one moment mentioned earlier in this post and think about our actions. In every family, across the world, you can bet that there is a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender member who has publicly identified themselves or have not yet come out of the closet (holding in their true feelings, living deeply in misery). Our role as a community is to protect children from potential harm. Guide them down a roadway to becoming adults that are righteous and independent to make their own decision. Rather than feel the need to repent, or live a life hiding their true identity and inner soul, to make the world see them as being normal.
Below are the focus objectives listed on the Boy Scouts of America program website. All of which are skill building activities and life skills, beneficial for any boy or girl:
- A fun and safe environment to learn and grow while developing interests and skills.
Character building and development centered around good morals and values.
- The chance to learn life skills that help Scouts be successful adults and contributing members of society.
- Exciting outdoor experiences boys love like hiking, camping, mountain biking, and more.
“Scouting Programs.” Join Cub Scouts And Boy Scouts Of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2017.
Sure we can all agree, that any boy or girl can benefit from the activities or life skills listed above. It is time for society as a whole to take a stance, stop the discriminative slurs, acts of violence, teenage suicides, fear of people honing in feelings to please the world, wants verse inner body feeling, public gestures and looks of disappointments. Its time to let people live their lives and be happy, we only have one life to live. Thank you all for stopping by to read today’s post. Have a wonderful weekend:0).
If you are interested in reading more blogs that I will be posting, stop by on Saturday afternoons for more “Kickback Saturday” post. Please feel free to leave your comments below are any other topics you would like us to Blog.