The Vlaming Children’s Christmas
I wrote the other day about a Virginia school board firing veteran teacher Peter Vlaming over his refusal to call a biological girl by a masculine pronoun. He was willing to use the child’s new masculine name, but would not say “he” or “him.” In this Virginia Gazette story about a student walkout in support of the fired teacher, we learn what exactly it was that triggered the dismissal. You are not going to believe this:
The student and parents met with Vlaming on multiple occasions and expressed their concerns. Vlaming shared his position with the parents and said he would use the student’s new name and avoid offensive pronouns, according to Voyles.
But after an incident where the student was wearing virtual reality goggles and almost ran into a wall in the hallway and Vlaming shouted “don’t let her run into the wall,” the parents said it was unhealthy for their child to remain in Vlaming’s class, according to school division’s attorney Stacy Haney.
The teacher blurted out a pronoun referring to the child’s actual biological gender as he was trying to prevent her from walking into a wall while wearing virtual reality goggles! If that scene were in a movie, you would think the symbolism was too hokey. But this is real life.
Here’s some more real life for you:
Vlaming lives in Williamsburg with his wife and four children and is completing his master’s degree in school administration at the College of William and Mary.
What kind of Christmas will these four children have, with their father unemployed because of this kid, her parents, and the school board? Well done, transgender movement. You’ve put a father of four out of work at Christmastime because he wouldn’t lie to protect your feelings.
There is a Go Fund Me to support the Vlaming family, but I don’t know if it has been verified. If any of you can provide me with information that allows me to verify it, please drop me a line at rod — at — amconmag — dot — com, and I’ll go to work on it. If I can make sure everything is on the up and up, I’ll happily contribute money to the campaign, and publicize it here.
UPDATE: I have verified that the Go Fund Me for Peter Vlaming is real. Please give if you can.