The culture war rages on, and the latest battleground is over the well-being of Illinois’ abused and impoverished children. The state’s Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has recently implemented an aggressive set of policies (Appendix K) designed to ensure that all LGBTQ youth in the child welfare system will have their self-proclaimed gender identities consistently affirmed. Anyone who isn’t on board with this will be corrected or terminated.
This new code has nothing to do with any established body of knowledge or practical wisdom regarding what is healthy for children, and everything to do with the ideological agendas of state bureaucrats. And the primary victims, as ever, will be the same children the code purports to serve.