As a public school teacher, it grieves me that we would force children to swallow concepts they aren't ready for. It grieves me that we would tell parents that they cannot teach their own children what they believe to be right. This legislation is forcing on the population of our state at large a worldview that most do not hold to. Our nation is supposed to be one of Freedom and Individual Rights, where each person is free to live by his/her own convictions. Putting this type of legislation through sends the message that we must believe what the government tells us to. I would have a hard time telling a child it was okay if he wanted to change genders. Based on the Bible I believe God creates each person male or female, and it is wrong to force the people of Virginia to teach children and manage schools according to a godless worldview. More and more families will decide to leave public schools for other educational options if the state forces them to swallow this viewpoint.