FENTON, Michigan (LifeSiteNews) — The head of a Michigan teachers’ union has instructed members not to wear badges promoting the LGBT and Black Lives Matter (BLM) movements following pushback from parents and other members of the community.
The Daily Caller reports that the Fenton Education Association (FEA) had designed badges for teachers to wear bearing the message “Equality: Stronger Together,” with the letters incorporating various sexual- and gender-identity “pride” color schemes as well as the clecnched-fist symbol of the BLM movement, which contends that “systemic racism” permeates American culture and institutions.
“Wearing these badges is important to us and it’s important to our students,” FEA vice president Chuck Miller claimed last month. “It’s a way to show our students that we support them and we see them.”
Many in the community pushed back on the imposition of left-wing racial and LGBT ideology, however, with more than 200 attending an April 10 school board meeting to debate the issue. “The colorful symbols used to spell out the word ‘equality’ are in most cases age-inappropriate, they are culturally divisive, not inclusive of all students, disparaging of those not listed, potentially racist, and the symbol representing the letter ‘T’ promotes an absolute falsehood,” one attendee argued.
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
BREAKING: Loudoun County father who was dragged out of woke school board meeting reveals his daughter was 'raped' in the girls' bathroom by a 'skirt-wearing' male student who was arrested for assaulting a SECOND girl months later - but staff did nothinghttps://t.co/awoZcVQx3l— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.
Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.
Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.
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“Why talk about sex with kids in school?” another parent asked.
Following the backlash, FEA president Sarah Foster now says she has “made the decision to ask our staff to stop wearing these badges.” Fox 66 adds that she made the decision “because of harassment,” suggesting the union is still attempting to frame themselves as victims rather than make concessions about whether the badges were inappropriate.
Left-wing indoctrination in public schools has long been an issue of concern to many Americans, especially material pertaining to sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and gender-fluid ideology as well as critical race theory, a doctrine that holds race is a “socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color” and that “racism is inherent in the law and legal institutions of the United States insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.”
More than a dozen states have imposed laws or executive actions restricting CRT in public schools, and 35 have proposed legislation on the subject. The issues of racial and sexual indoctrination in taxpayer-funded education have in recent years fueled a parent backlash that has been credited with Republican gains in states like Florida and Virginia, whose current respective governors have taken leading roles on the issue.
Such policies have provoked some activist teachers to threaten to quit education, a development conservatives welcome as an added benefit of their favored reforms.
Last September, a New York Times/Sienna College poll found that 70 percent of respondents “oppose[d] allowing public school teachers to provide classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in elementary school,” including 53 percent of Democrats.