Saturday, July 14, 2012

Public Education...No Thanks!

Just recently the following article was posted in our weekly church bulletin.  I was so surprised by what I read.  I know that our society is on a slippery slope to hell, but I still did not think it was yet this bad.  Once again it is presented to us that the public education system is wicked, perverted, and definitely not a place for God-fearing Christians to be sending their children.

School inspectors have praised primary schools for labelling children as young as four ‘transgender’ because they want to dress up as the opposite sex.
A new Ofsted report commends schools where “transgender pupils are taken seriously” and “gender-neutral” environments are encouraged.
The education watchdog highlighted examples of good practice, such as appreciating “that a boy may prefer to be known as a girl and have a girl’s name and similarly a girl may have a girl’s name but wants to dress as and be a boy”.

As part of the study, Ofsted visited 37 primary and 19 secondary schools and questioned 1,357 pupils.  According to the Daily Mail, one unnamed school encouraged children to behave in a “non-gender stereotypical way”, with younger boys dressing up in traditionally female clothing and allowed to wear ribbons in their hair.
The Daily Mail’s Steve Doughty, hit out at the report. He said it is the job of teachers to stop bullying, and always has been, but: “It is not the job of teachers to pick out which children belong to which sexual minority, and especially not at ludicrously young ages”.

Last year homosexual lobby group Stonewall sent a teacher training pack to primary schools, which said young boys in primary schools should be encouraged to try on dresses or dance with pompoms in the cheerleading team.
An accompanying DVD, backed by the Training and Development Agency, features primary school teachers giving “best practice” tips from their own experience.
One head teacher on the DVD says pupils should be taught to be resilient to the values of their parents and grandparents.

So there you have it folks; ...coming to a school near you!


Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power
of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, 
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
high places.  ~ Ephesians 6:10-12



sarah in the woods said...

Wow! Seriously? Four-year-olds also like to dress up as dogs. Maybe schools are discriminating against those poor kids by making them do human things like learn to read or eat at the table!

Chelle said...

That's awful.

Elizabeth said...

Scary. No other word but scary.

Along much different lines, this article was encouraging to me.

It's entitled "12 Compelling Reasons to Homeschool Your Children" and is written by a public school teacher. Of course, the obvious reasons aren't listed. Reasons like wholesome character development, sheltering them from the world, fulfilling Deuteronomy 6:7, and the like. :-)

Amanda Smith said...

Okay, I know this is a really old post but bear with me, I'm new to your blog and have been reading to "catch-up"! I just couldn't help but comment on this disgusting "new" behavior being encouraged. This is wrong on soooo many levels but I want to address two things that really stand out to me.
#1 - How is encouraging boys to wear "female clothing and ribbons" encouraging gender NEUTRAL behavior? That is encouraging gender TRADING behavior! There's nothing "gender-neutral" about dresses and hair ribbons for pete's sake! Gender-neutral would be wearing the color yellow, or green... a color that can equally represent either boys or girls, not encouraging strange behaviors such as boys dressing in attire appropriate only for girls! And...
#2 (building on point one a bit) Why are they concentrated on ANY kind of "sexual identity" for grade-school age children in the first place? This is a HUGE issue I have with the world we live in, the over-sexualization of our children. Kids will have to deal with these "grown-up" issues soon enough in life without adults trying to make them sexually mature before their time!
I mean, do they not see the psychological damage that can be done by sending an overt message to a young child that there is something inherently "wrong" with them if they identify with certain (NATURAL) gender specific things? WHY not instead ENCOURAGE the differences in our little boys and girls instead of treating them like their natural inclinations to be "different" than one another is some sort of mental "problem" that needs to be "fixed" in them somehow?
A little girl that wants to dress like/act like a boy (or a boy who wants to likewise behave "girly") should instead be lovingly taught to see that her feminine qualities are a VIRTUE and something special that God gave her! That being a woman is SPECIAL and WONDERFUL and teaching her not to be ashamed of her femininity but to EMBRACE IT and CHERISH IT!!! Because being a girl or a boy is as much a part of a persons IDENTITY as any other personality trait -- out-going or shy, introspective or talkative, a book-worm or a math-whiz, etc etc. We would never DREAM of putting a child down for something inherent to their personality, but would rather teach the child to love one-self and realize they are special EXACTLY the way God made them (because God doesn't make MISTAKES!) I see no difference in shaming a child because of qualities they have due to their gender. Telling a boy he's "weird" because he gravitates to playing with trucks/cars/action play or a girl she's "damaged" because she wants to play 'Mommy" to her dolls/nurturing games or gravitates to communicative types of play.
In conclusion, anyone with half a BRAIN can see that this has nothing to do with "accepting" children who are "gender-confused" and EVERYTHING to do with PROGRAMMING our children towards un-natural and filthy behaviors... ie, encouraging homosexuality. This doesn't HELP a child's self-esteem or confusion, if anything it's only going to damage their ego and confuse them MORE.
I agree with Elizabeth here, if I HAD been "unsure" of my recent decision to pull my children from the public-fool system to be reared soley at home, I'd have no further doubts after reading this! Shameful!

Sorry about the long post, this just really made me feel like I had a "bee in my bonnet"! Oh GASP! I used a "gender-specific" reference asserting my female-identity. Better take me out back and shoot me before I "infect" my children-- or someone else's -- with such a depraved idea! (Please insert sarcastic tone in the last paragraph of this comment! Haha!) Thanks for letting me 'rant' on your blog!
With Love in Christ-