Officials at an Horace Mitchell Primary School in Kittery Point, Maine, are trying to put out a firestorm of severe backlash for teaching students about the normalcy of transgender issues. The school maintains it was an effort to teach tolerance and acceptance. This effort consisted of guidance counselor, Dana Richerich reading a book entitled “I Am Jazz.” The book is based on a true story of now 14-year-old Jazz Jennings who, although born a boy, claims to have identified as a girl since he was two-years-old.
Here is how Amazon.com describes the book:
“From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.”
The parents were not given any notice that the book would be read aloud to their children, much less a choice. Whats worse, is that many parents found out when their children came home asking questions like “Am I transgender?'” and “Could a girl be a girl in love with a girl?” The school has since issued a response, but never addressed the question if it was appropriate to teach this controversial topic to young impressionable children.
In a blog post by Richerich titled, “Cultivating respect – creating a safe school climate for all,” she writes: “Some may think primary school students are too young to worry about addressing issues surrounding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Not so, experts say. It’s never too early to begin teaching children about respecting differences.”
Who exactly are the experts deciding what children should be taught? Experts like LGBTQ? Is this really teaching tolerance or indoctrination?
“.keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” -1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV).
The story garnered even more attention and fuel when an angry parent wrote an email to Pundit, Sean Hannity. The parent, who asked to remain anonymous, was outraged and felt that the school ignored her initial complaint.
‘I feel like my thoughts, feelings and beliefs were completely ignored….My right as a parent to allow or not allow this discussion with my child was taken from me. It is very upsetting to me that I didn’t have an option at all.”
The mother explained that the “lesson” then prompted her 7-year-old son to start asking a lot of questions and questioning things that he had never previously spoken about.
“He asked his mother if he was “transgender” or not and also whether or not he could be “a girl in love with a girl.” I was taken aback by it… Being seven, once you put something in their mind they don’t forget so easily,’ she said.
The mother also states that she contacted school authorities prior to writing Hannity, and got the cold shoulder.
“When I spoke with the principal he was very cold about it. It’s amazing how thoughtless the school has been with this whole thing.”
One parent supported the schools efforts stating that the book was appropriate for teaching young students.
‘People in this country, parents in this country are outraged by bullying, teen suicide rates and the depression in children. The staff of Mitchell School is doing something about this. By teaching acceptance and love they are shedding a light on [LGBTI] issues,’ reports Gay Star News.
‘LGBTQ issues should never be classified as a “sensitive subject” — there is nothing sensitive about the way we are born. Blonde hair, brown hair, gay, straight or somewhere in-between, we are all people and we all need acceptance.’
After receiving the mothers email, Hannity then contacted the Principal David Foster and Superintendent Allyn Hutton, at Horace Mitchell School, his email asked the following questions:
“Does the school have a statement they’d like to give regarding the lesson? Does Horace Mitchell feel they should have notified parents prior to reading the book to young, impressionable minds? Should parents have had the right to opt-out of the lesson?”
Hannity states he never received a direct response or an answer to the questions.
Instead, the Allyn Hunger, issued a formal apology, stating that she supported the book, but admitted that the parents should have been notified in advance.
‘We have a practice of if a topic is considered sensitive, parents should be informed. In this situation, that didn’t happen,’ she said.
‘The whole culture at Mitchell School is about teaching tolerance and respect. The people presenting the lesson thought [I Am Jazz] was one more piece of teaching that lesson. In retrospect, we understand that toleration is tolerating people of all opinions.’
Jazz also has a T.V. show called, ” I am Jazz: A family in Transition” aimed at documenting his transgendered life.
Schools can teach the children to be kind to others, without teaching controversial issues about LGBTQ. This book, and yes I have read it, supports, advocates, and “indoctrinates” a highly controversial claim that being transgender is normal, because some quack said so, and then of course, we know young impressionable minds: “my teacher read it therefore it must be true.” Even more prevalent, is, what business does a school have addressing such an issue? And, who are the experts deciding that first graders should even be thinking about such perversion? We can teach our children to be kind to others, without making claims its normal to be “LBGTQ.”
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful- Psalm 1:1 (KJV).
The idea of influencing or placing thoughts in a child’s mind who is too young to comprehend or even think about such issues, should be considered outrageous to parents. The school is well aware, as we all are, that LGBTQ remains a highly controversial issue, and rightfully so. While touting tolerance, schools need to also be tolerant of parents who do not support this agenda. Parents should not only have a choice, they should know exactly what their children are being taught when it comes to social and moral values. It is not the schools right or place to indoctrinate children with worldly views that not all parents accept as normal.
What I find very hypocritical is that schools refuse to accept “creationism” based on the assertion it is not scientific, but yet, are willing to teach LGBTQ, which has zero scientific data. In other words, the so-called “gay gene” was proven to be a fallacy, and conditions like Jazz, are are considered mental disorders (more on that below). To assert that LGBTQ is normal or acceptable, based on how one “feels” or “chooses” has the markings of indoctrination.
School is where you learn about reading, English, math, history, etc, NOT about “mental disorders.’ By that same allowance, one would have to wonder why schools are not reading books aloud about ADHD and Bipolar patients? Pedophilia is classified as a mental disorder, and one man FEELS that he is attracted to children too, should that be taught as normal? Borrowing their rational, it kind of turns the tables a bit. Sex, homosexuality, transgender issues, gender neutral bathrooms, seem to be plaguing school agenda’s and that is not what school is about. If they want to teach acceptance or tolerance, stick to what it means to be nice, and read a book about that, not a book that serves to tell people “HEY IT’S NORMAL TO BE A BOY WHO WANTS TO BE A GIRL.”
Jesus taught us to be kind and love one another. That we should do. But we can love and be kind without agreeing that LGBTQ is normal, and most certainly we can agree that this subject is one of morality and not required to get a degree or move on to the next grade.
Its time for parents, with Christian values to do exactly as this mother did, not be tolerant of indoctrination.
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Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness – 2 Peter 2:14-15 (KJV).
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).
”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” (1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ – Colossians 2:8 (KJV).
All of us are born into sin, so unless we receive Christ as our savior, we remain in sin.
- Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me – Psalm 51:5 (KJV).
- And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done – Genesis 8:21 (KJV).
When we remain in sin, and we rebel against God, he gives us over to a depraved mind, and that person becomes a wide open channel for seducing spirits and doctrines:
- Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others – Ephesians 2:3 (KJV).
- Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: – Romans 1:24 (KJV).
- So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels – Psalm 81:2 (KJV).
Christians who are Holy Spirit filled, and walking with Christ, are required to sacrifice their carnal minds and renew it with the fruits of the spirit: (See also Galatians 5)
- This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Galatians 5:16-17 (KJV).
- And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts – Galatians 5:24 (KJV).
Those who are not in God’s grace, or not saved but of the world, will give heed to doctrines that the bible tells us about, and when ANY person takes counsel from the ungodly, they again open themself up to further “doctrines of devils and vain teachings of the world, rather than God:
- Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful- Psalm 1:1 (KJV).
- ”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” -1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
- Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ – Colossians 2:8 (KJV).
There have been a number of cases of young children identifying as “another gender.” It seems to be plaguing younger children all over the world. Coming from younger children, the argument can become more compelling and tend to persuade some to believe that it must in fact be “genetic.” However, if we are bible believers, we must frame our thinking through the WORD of God, not through the reasoning of man. It is through this lens, that we steer clear of confusion.
When comparing all scriptures and understanding the BIBLE, we can conclude, that this is a beguiling spirit, and pushed through doctrines of devils, and advocates who have been turned over to a reprobate mind, controlled by Satan, the father of lies. The fact that it occurs at a younger age does not matter. Some would counter that younger children, who have not been exposed to “indoctrination” would have most assuredly had some “gene” they were born with, again another fallacy. Psychologists have stated that this is a “mental condition” called dysphoria, and further biological testing done recently concluded that there is no “gay gene,” much less a “transgender” gene. Supposing that a 2-3 year old had never heard of “transgender” where would they get the idea that they are in the ‘wrong body?’ Using the argument that because a child dresses up in the opposite sex clothing, plays with dolls or trucks that MAN has ordained as a predetermined gendered toy, does not constitute that a child is then indeed a “person trapped in the wrong body.” It is more likely and probable the “parents” are convincing themself of something they have been indoctrinated with. Could a child be seduced by spirits and devils of doctrines, too? ABSOLUTELY! We are all born into sin.
We can give our minds over to the science of man, who God has repeatedly made foolish, or we can trust what the Word of God teaches. Transgender is a form of rebellion against God and defies his intended purpose of creation, it is nothing less of a satanic agenda twisted and spewed in many forms, all by the same master of confusion, SATAN.. It is in fact homosexuality, because regardless of how one sexually reassigned their body, it does not change their genetic make up. Even with an operation, the same applies. It is in essence a surgery changing a sexual organ and dependent upon “hormones” thereafter. It is not natural or normal. There is a reason it is called a mental condition, the bible calls it a “strong delusion.”
Biblical arguments against transgender identity
Robert Gagnon, a scholar who has studied the related issue of the Bible’s stance on homosexuality for 15 years, addressed this very issue in an article in the Christian Post. Here is his position:
He began by citing a different verse in 1 Corinthians. He pointed to 1 Corinthians 6:9, where the Apostle Paul includes a group called “malakoi” or “soft men” in a list of those “who will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The professor listed various groups in the ancient Biblical setting who attempted to transform their masculinity into femininity: assinnus, kurgarrûs, or kulu’us; the galli. Deuteronomy 23:18 labels a similar group “an abomination,” Gagnon argued, listing other passages which mention these effeminate men (Deut 23:17-18; 1 Kings 14:24; 15:12; 22:46; 2 Kings 23:7; cf. Job 36:14).
Addressing Matthew 19:12, the verse about natural-born eunuchs, the Pittsburgh professor argued that “neither the born-eunuchs nor made-eunuchs have made themselves eunuchs.” The only group that voluntarily chooses to be eunuchs “does so only in a metaphorical sense, for they do not mar their body or seek to change their sex in any way.” Instead, they merely refrain from sexual relations, which are only licit in a marriage between one man and one woman.
Similarly, “Paul’s remark in Gal 3:28 that ‘there is no male and female’ was applied to the status of women before God, not as a basis for eliminating sexual differentiation or legitimizing attempts to change one’s sex,” Gagnon wrote. He acknowledged that Jesus taught that there will be no marriage in the kingdom of God, but until that time, sexual activity must only happen in marriage.
Gagnon admitted that, for some people who embrace a gender identity at odds with their birth sex, some parts of the brain may function like the opposite sex. Nevertheless, chromosomes, genitalia, other external features, and hormones all fit one’s birth sex, showing God’s design.
Transsexuality instead reminded Gagnon of an ancient Christian heresy, Gnosticism, which condemned the material world in favor of the spiritual world. “Attempts to erase one’s birth sex have a quasi-gnostic feel: the dominant features of the body do not matter,” the Pittsburgh professor wrote. He even hinted that transsexuality may merely be a further expression of homosexuality, which also dishonors the natural sex given by God (Source:CP).