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A Family Research Council Alert

April 17, 2019

Note: I seldom post comments about primary and secondary education. My interests are focused on American higher education. But, we should understand that teachers in our primary and secondary schools earn college degrees and thus are subjected to Progressive political ideology and they carry the “values” of the Left into the curricula of American primary and secondary schools. I received this personal letter today from Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council–Richard Bishirjian

Dear Richard,

It looked like your typical kindergarten class. Dozens of children sat cross-legged on the floor, ready for the day’s read-aloud story.

Their teacher at Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington, Va. had invited another adult in to read, but what the five-year-olds saw and heard was no ordinary children’s book.

“I have a girl brain but a boy body,” read Sarah McBride, an activist with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to the wide-eyed youngsters. “This is called transgender. I was born this way.”

Faced with quizzical looks when the illustrated story ended, the progressive activist began to share personal details. “When I was born, the doctors and my parents all thought that I was a boy,” said McBride. “Why?” asked a kindergartener. The activist did not go into a human anatomy lesson, but rather spoke of society’s evils–with all the “resistance” fervor of a Leftist political rally.

This scene took place in a suburban school only seven miles from our Washington, D.C. headquarters. As parents or grandparents, we’d all hope to hear this was an isolated incident. Yet on February 28, over 200 such read-aloud events were held in classrooms all across the U.S.

America’s children are the future of our nation, and Family Research Council will not stand by as school administrators hand them over to Leftist activists espousing gender confusion!

The National Education Association (NEA), who for years has been committed to the most far-Left liberal causes, partnered with the nation’s largest pro-homosexual lobby group (HRC) for this effort. Together, they demand we all accept this radical view–that biology is meaningless.

Such ideology denies science, as Dr. Michelle Cretella, head of the American College of Pediatricians, explained in a recent interview on FRC’s radio show. “Medicine is at the point now where we understand that men and women have–at a minimum–6,500 genetic differences between us,” said Dr. Cretella. “This impacts every cell of our bodies.”

Yet class material from a little-known group called the Sexuality Information and Education Center in the U.S. (SIECUS) has been introduced nationwide. It goes far beyond the “birds and bees”–and is being taught to very young students. Teachers suggest to a second-grade girl she was born in the wrong body. One sex-ed lesson in eighth grade has 18 mentions of anal sex.

To strong-arm schools into using this curriculum, SIECUS has linked up with Planned Parenthood to go state-by-state and pass laws to mandate these courses. Last year in my “conservative” home state of Louisiana, liberal lawmakers beholden to the abortion giant nearly passed such a state law mandating sex-ed that is nothing short of sexual promiscuity indoctrination.

And that’s not an emotional accusation. The activists themselves freely admit it. One American writer of comic books and storybooks spoke out with surprising honesty in the Huffington Post. “I have come to indoctrinate your children into my LGBTQ agenda,” wrote Bear Bergman in 2016. “And I am not even a little bit sorry.”

Let’s review. The nation’s most radical extremists–Planned Parenthood, NEA, SIECUS, and HRC–have partnered up on a multifaceted campaign to promote their unnatural, unscientific, and unsafe views on gender and sexuality.

As a father of five, I don’t want these groups anywhere near my children. Yet they are shoving their way in front of young students across America to teach wildly inappropriate and scientifically inaccurate material.

I hope my passion as a fellow believer and father is clear. Seeing LGBT propaganda forced upon our children makes us, at times, feel outraged and even powerless to change this status quo.

Yet we know God is working in this hour, and He has invited us to join with Him as witnesses to the Truth. As I John 4:4 states: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” God is seeking for us to partner with Him.

Tony Perkins

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