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Run, Run, As Fast As You Can
Over the last five decades, Christian parents have been confronted with the question of how to educate their children. Should homeschooling be considered? Is the cost of a Christian education worth it? Maybe keeping kids in public school means they are shining the light of Jesus and being the salt for fellow students. Is it time to run and not walk away from public education?
There have been scary changes in the public school system as more and more liberal-based propaganda crept in, escalating today to a new level of extreme liberalism. ABCs have become the ABCs of unnatural sexuality. The sweet little Gingerbread man who ran as fast as he could has become the Genderbread Person indoctrinating young children to sexual perversion. He didn’t run fast enough, and Christian children may be swept into the chase before they can tie their own shoes.
A recent story in the Epoch Times related an all-too-common incident of monumental impact. A 12-year-old, whom we will call Amanda, attended an after-school Art Club. This innocent girl was indoctrinated during the club and was groomed by the leader. “When the leader told Amanda she must be “queer” if she didn’t feel sexually attracted to anybody, and that she must be “transgender” if she didn’t feel fully comfortable in her own body, the shy little girl suspected something wasn’t right.”[i] She was given a whimsical flyer portraying the Genderbread Person and a transgender flag which the leader had groomed her into believing was Amanda’s sexual preference. She was told that school was a safe place and that she should not report anything that was discussed there with her parents. Thankfully, she did. That one incident has caused multiple mental health challenges for Amanda. In essence, her innocence was stolen as surely as if she had been assaulted.
Sadly, this is not just one school in one district. Principles and teachers are taught to provide “safe” sexual orientation at school. A school principal stated, “gender identity teaching could occur throughout the school year in all subject areas.” [ii] You could drop your son off at school at 8:00 a.m., and he would go to the principal’s office where a new wardrobe would be waiting. He could change into a dress, put on nail polish and lipstick, and spend the day at school presenting as if a girl…[iii] All of this would be hidden from his parents.
With this teaching platform too many teachers are “now promoting identity confusion, emotional harm, and insecurity—negative impacts that last a lifetime.[iv] Teaching gender identity and fluidity and other LGBTQ concepts are strongly represented in social studies and science. Parents are not given warnings or options to opt their children out.
It’s time for the Christian family to become the fox that eats the ‘genderbread’. Be proactive. Research your school district’s stance. The Focus on the Family article, Dealing with Transgender Issues in Elementary School, offers some helpful downloadable booklets.
• Equipping Parents to Respond to Gender-Confusing Messages in Schools
• Empowering Parents: A How-to Guide for Protecting Your Child’s Innocence and Your Family’s Values in Public Schools
• Parent Resource Guide: Responding to the Transgender Issue[v]
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[i]https://www.theepochtimes.com/as-parents-resisted-transgender-push-teacher-suggested-sending-in-child-services_4443600.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-05-11-4&utm_medium=email&est=4bB85beAWy9IBLEWaFMFFFN8DxeqMCWejAn0msRAGxqzit4JgwLQhfaNZ8s%3D&fbclid=IwAR0352jzhrjB0zuqJcnJK04JgoETLffrX6j4KCJmE4_zuBsRLz4kL56k4O8 [ii]https://www.discovery.org/education/2021/06/02/the-radical-reshaping-of-k-12-public-education-part-1-gender-redefinition-self-selection/ [iii]https://www.discovery.org/education/2021/06/02/the-radical-reshaping-of-k-12-public-education-part-1-gender-redefinition-self-selection/ [iv]https://www.discovery.org/education/2021/06/02/the-radical-reshaping-of-k-12-public-education-part-1-gender-redefinition-self-selection/ https://www.discovery.org/education/2021/06/02/the-radical-reshaping-of-k-12-public-education-part-1-gender-redefinition-self-selection/ [v] https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-qa/dealing-with-transgender-issues-in-elementary-schools/