(LifeSiteNews) — Despite midterm victories for parental rights advocates and a growing movement of angry parents pushing back, the National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the United States, is moving full speed ahead in its embrace of gender ideology. The NEA’s “Pronoun Guide” states explicitly that the union is working with the transgender movement:
Over the last few years, the transgender community has asked allies to help normalize offering pronouns during introductions, in education, and the workplace to indicate an understanding of trans identities and show that they are a safe person. As gender identity and gender expression do not always align, offering pronouns is a way to create a space where people do not need to rely on assumptions of others’ gender.
The NEA is determined to be one of these allies, and recommends “pronoun pins” that can be added to nametags and used to show solidarity. The rationale for this policy, according to the NEA, is that it is essential to the actual safety of transgender community:
Positive experiences of social gender affirmation are critical to the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse people. Social interactions where a person is addressed by their correct name and pronouns, consistent with their gender identity, are widely recognized as a basic — yet critical — aspect of gender affirmation. Addressing someone by the wrong name or misgendering them through the use of incorrect pronouns can feel disrespectful, harmful, and even unsafe to the person being misgendered.
Misgendering results in marginalization and communicates that a person’s identity is not being seen or respected. So, practice using the pronouns a transgender or nonbinary person requests… yes, even plural ‘they’. It’s a show of respect.
The guide contains a handy grammar graphic that explains the usage of different pronouns, including “ze,” “zim,” “zir,” “zirs,” and “zirself,” which is, according the guide, pronounced like “they” and “them.” This alleged pronoun is flexible in function, generally used by those who wish to present as gender neutral but, according to a resource on pronoun usage, “could actually be a man, a woman, both, neither, or something else entirely” (the resource warns that “people’s genders tend to be private,” which I suspect may be a joke but I’m not entirely true).
A large childcare chain in the United States just fired a faithful Christian caretaker for refusing to read LGBT propaganda to children.
As reported on LifeSiteNews, Bright Horizons Children’s Center in California terminated the contract of Nelli Parisenkova for not reading LGBT-themed books to children as young as 1 year-old.
Parisenkova, a devout Christian who worked for the company for four years, requested to not read the books because they violated her deeply held religious beliefs.
Instead of tolerating Nelli’s Christian faith, Bright Horizons demanded she 'celebrate diversity' or leave. After refusing to comply with this unjust ultimatum, Parisenkova’s boss expelled her from the building, which forced her to walk 20 minutes in 96-degree heat to the bus stop where she had to wait another 45 minutes.
Parisenkova is now suing Bright Horizons Children’s Center for violating her religious freedom, and she needs your help to raise public awareness about this assault on her human rights.
Sign this petition today to tell Nelli Parisenkova that you stand with her and her Christian faith against the LGBT agenda being pushed by Bright Horizon’s Children’s Center.
Bright Horizons thinks it can bully devout Christians like Nelli into submitting to their leftist ideology. Do not let them get away with it! We all must take a stand to ensure these attacks on our shared Christian faith come to an end. Here are the plain and simple facts:
- No child should be brainwashed to believe that marriage is between two men or two women.
- No child should be told that boys can become girls, or that girls can become boys.
- No child should be indoctrinated with the erroneous belief there are more than two genders, or that people can choose their gender identity.
This is not education. This is propaganda.
Nelli Parisenkova was RIGHT to protect children from LGBT indoctrination and she was RIGHT to invoke her Christian faith in doing so.
SIGN THIS PETITION NOW to tell her she is not alone in this fight!
All of this, of course, sounds ludicrous—for now. With teachers’ unions in charge of millions of students working to “normalize” declaring your pronouns and the gender spectrum with its ever-expanding array of options, the Overton Window is moving swiftly, especially with impressionable young minds essentially being put at the disposal of the transgender movement from an increasingly young age.
The pushback from parents across the U.S., however, has proven effective. The parental rights group Moms for Liberty announced that of the 500 candidates it backed across the country this year, 49% of them have won. A group of school board members they backed in Berkeley Country, South Carolina went to work immediately. They were sworn in on November 15, and within only two hours they had fired the superintendent as well as the school district’s lawyer, banned critical race theory, and set up a committee to review books and ban those determined to contain “pornographic content.”
In short: the grassroots matter. Powerful teachers’ unions are teaming up with the transgender movement, but Covid school cancellations gave many parents their first, horrified look at what their children were learning. I wouldn’t send my children to public school—but I’m encouraged by the parents who are deciding to stand up and take back their schools. May the wind be at their backs.