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April 6, 2019

Christians demanding no mention of LGBTQ+ in Sex Ed … Because it makes god sad

It’s Even Harder Being Trans When Your School Won’t Acknowledge Your Existence

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/04/05/its-even-harder-being-trans-when-your-school-wont-acknowledge-your-existence/

… Outraged parents started showing up at public hearings to protest, forming long lines to speak in front of the school board and sex ed advisory board. At one meeting, a parent named Sylvia Rhodea stood at the podium and said, “When you fundamentally discredit the very nature of God’s creation of our youth as male and female, you are seeking to discredit God.”

Those poor conservatives, so outnumbered in the Bible Belt. This is a prime example of that old adage: “When you’re so used to having privilege, equality can feel like oppression.”

It’s also both amusing and disturbing how they think learning about gay or trans people will make kids gay or trans. (Spoiler: That’s not how it works.) There’s nothing radical about what liberals are trying to do here.

Besides LGBTQ erasure, the current sex ed curriculum focuses only on abstinence, offering little to no education to students who are already sexually active (and no doubt plenty are). By ignoring facts and promoting faith-based ignorance, these schools are setting students up for failure, not to mention unwanted problems down the line.

2 Comments »

  1. At a high school reunion an old friend was all so adamant, “Why are the gays so pushy about being gay?” My response, they just want the same freedom that you have. The mind set of the fearful ‘straights’ is sad, selfish and debilitating. GROG

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    Comment by grogalot — April 6, 2019 @ 11:08

    • Hello Grog. Well said. Thanks for pointing out what so many straight people fail to understand. Straight people who ask why there is not straight pride parades are so dense to their privilege they psis me off. Straight people don’t realize they get to have family photos of their spouse and it was never a problem, until recently it was for gay people. I mentioned to my new eye doctor my spouse recommended him, he responded with “that is really nice of your wife”. I gently corrected him saying my husband, and he then to have a blessed day in Christ and gave me a bible verse. He is not my eye doctor now. There are so many things that have been denied gay couples, and now my own marriage is in jeopardy and under even greater attack. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — April 6, 2019 @ 13:13


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