Kudos to the Kansas State Board of Education for voting unanimously to ignore President Barack Obama’s irrational directive that public schools allow students to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity, and kudos to Kansas for agreeing to join other states in challenging that nonsensical directive.

Contrary to “politically correct” propaganda, it is pretty obvious male minds in female bodies, female minds in male bodies, and homosexual minds in heterosexual bodies are all sure signs something went wrong somewhere (in nature or nurture), are all clearly mind/body mismatches or disorders (a commonsense position taken for years by the American Psychiatric Association before it became infected with ever-so-trendy “political correctness”).

And what is the rational thing to do with physical and psychological disorders? We try to fix them, if possible. But even if we can’t fix certain disorders (e.g., we might not have enough knowledge yet), rational people do not deny reality and maintain they are not disorders, which is exactly what pro-homosexual and pro-transgender people are doing.

The whole strange movement to normalize the abnormal is a real threat to the psychological well-being of our nation. You might not be aware, but some colleges like Harvard now fund student groups devoted to promoting the acceptance of BDSM — bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism. That’s right. If, for example, you are a psychologically disturbed student who gets sexual thrills from hurting people, some colleges like Harvard now have groups for you. Is that bizarre or what. That’s the slippery slope the “logic” of the “politically correct” is taking us down.

Thinking people like Plato and many other intellectuals have known for centuries that homosexual activity is immoral and a bad legal precedent. We shouldn’t let transgenders and heterophobic homosexuals impose their irrational values on our society.

Wayne Lela,

Downers Grove, Ill.