Paul Stanley, guitarist and lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss, blasted parents Sunday who aid their children in sex change operations.
“There is a BIG difference between teaching acceptance and normalizing and even encouraging participation in a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game and then parents in some cases allow it,” Stanley wrote on Twitter.
“There ARE individuals who as adults may decide reassignment is their needed choice but turning this into a game or parents normalizing it as some sort of natural alternative or believing that because a little boy likes to play dress up in his sister’s clothes or a girl in her brother’s, we should lead them steps further down a path that’s far from the innocence of what they are doing,” he continued.
Stanley said there is a difference between teaching acceptance to children and transitioning them. (RELATED: Middle School Student Claims He Was Sent Home After Wearing ‘There Are Only Two Genders’ Shirt)
“With many children who have no real sense of sexuality or sexual experiences caught up in the ‘fun’ of using pronouns and saying what they identify as, some adults mistakenly confuse teaching acceptance with normalizing and encouraging a situation that has been a struggle for those truly affected and have turned it into a sad and dangerous fad,” he wrote.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 30, 2023
Stanley in 2016 criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick while performing the “Star Spangled Banner” during a concert in Massachusetts.
“In case you didn’t know this tour is called the ‘Freedom to Rock Tour,’” Stanley said. “A lot of times people that are born free think that freedom is free and it’s not.”
“So, to show some respect between pick-throwing, we’re going to put our right hands over our hearts and why don’t we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Stanley in 2020 criticized Republican lawmakers who “cower before” Donald Trump.
“Their silence IS a choice & not sharing their opinion IS a coward’s way out. It feeds the mistrust that eats at the core of this country I love,” Stanley tweeted.