I oppose the Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools. I believe it is not appropriate to bring the subject of one’s sexuality into open discussion in school. I feel this would violate the norms of my faith and expose my children to influences that would only serve to confuse them. While I am sensitive to the plight of those individuals who may struggle with their gender identity or sexual orientation, I don’t feel that it applies to enough students where it needs to become a focal point of education. I am also concerned that such an effort may take the form of “recruitment” toward certain gender and sexuality ambivalence that are mere steps in the typical evolution of self identity in childhood and adolescence, and may have the tendency to arrest that development if children are encouraged to identify in a non-binary way because it is “new,” “cool,” or “rebellious.” I think if you start doing this, you are going to do more harm than good. How about better drug abuse prevention efforts? Can we not spend our resources and time in a direction that really needs it, or are we more interested in serving the needs of the few over the needs of the many?