A conservative activist is concerned about the summer camps for
transgender children that promote and normalize homosexuality,
cross-dressing and transgenderism.
A recent Boston Globe front-page article tells about Camp Aranu'tiq in
Connecticut, which was founded in 2010 by Nick Teich, a female who
dresses as a male. Her camp allows boys to pretend to be
girls, and girls are allowed to pretend to be boys. She tells the
Globe that the "other choice" for many of the children is
Brian Camenker of MassResistance has taken a close look at the
"Many of [the children] are getting hormone treatment to grow
facial hair for girls. Some of the girls have had their breasts
surgically removed. Many of them are taking puberty-blocking drugs
so that they can have -- quote -- 'successful' sex-change surgery,
when they get a little older, that is," he details.
But Camenker points out that the camp and the parents who send
their children to it are ignoring the fact that transgenderism is a
gender-identity disorder recognized by mental health professionals
who agree that what the children need is counseling.
The camp is apparently privately funded.
"The homosexual and transgender movement is fabulously wealthy,"
the MassResistance president notes. "They get a lot of money from
corporations and wealthy donors, so they've got the money to do
this kind of thing."
He thinks it is strange and disturbing that parents are altering
their children's lives forever instead of getting them counseling
or simply giving them time to grow out of it. Camenker
concludes, "It should be illegal" and considered "child abuse."
A branch of Teich's camp is in the planning stages in