Hayward Unified School District sent its staff an email saying that parents cannot opt their children out of lessons that discuss an identity protected in the district’s “Non- Discrimination & Harassment and Equity & Anti–Racism” policy, saying that doing so would be considered discriminatory.
According to the email, parents can excuse their children from “comprehensive sexuality education” but not from “anti-bias lessons about people who are LGBTQ,” due to California’s FAIR Education Act of 2011. The act requires California schools to teach the history of people from “diverse, racial and ethnic identities.”
These “anti-bias lessons” often instruct students to accept different gender identities. They also instill an anti-Christian worldview and moral code in children.
Further, “anti-bias lessons” can easily lead to gender affirmation, causing children severe confusion and distress. Minors are undergoing dangerous, irreversible surgeries because of ideas disguised as “inclusivity.” Teaching gender affirmative ideas in schools is even more dangerous now that the state of California can remove children from their parents’ custody if the parents object to their child seeking a gender “transition.”
The email goes on to say, “Our anti-bias, anti-racist and equity policies, as well as California laws, guide us to provide inclusive lessons that promote safety and acceptance for all identities and to not allow the exclusion of students from these lessons.” However, allowing parents their right to protect their children from certain ideas doesn’t negatively impact the “safety” of others. Rather, the best way to protect children is to respect parental rights.
The email also gave staff suggested talking points to address parents who don’t want their children to be a part of lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation.
“We are talking about respect,” read one talking point. “Anti-LGBTQ, gender-related put-downs and racial slurs are among the most common slurs in school environments, and addressing these slurs is essential for the physical, emotional and academic well-being of all students.”
However, schools should take measures to prevent bullying and insults, while teaching kids to have respectful dialogue with those who have differing views on gender and sexuality. Instead, the district’s policy and California law assume the only way to keep LGBTQ identifying kids safe is to require all students to affirm LGBTQ identities and behavior.
“We provide a free, public education that is inclusive of all identities,” the email continued. “If the curriculum at public schools is not what parents want, they can choose to send their children to a private school….”
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They can choose to send their children to a private school, but they must fund degeneracy in public-school with their tax-money.
third story today with nothing Catholic. meh
” Instead, the district’s policy and California law assume the only way to keep LGBTQ identifying kids safe is to require all students to affirm LGBTQ identities and behavior.” And that is the way God’s laws are subverted and Christians who hold fast to God’s laws are decidedly unsafe, and that includes teachers and students. The power of the state stands ready to fulfill Jesus’ promise that if they hated Him they would hate his followers. The irony is that the state’s encouraging LGBTQ behavior does these students no good by interfering with their natural maturation, and more to the point leading them away from God. It is hard to believe that such depravity could take hold so quickly, but the culture war has seen a blitzkrieg against the Church and Christianity in general that caught the Christian culture unprepared; with some elements in the Church taking sides against Scripture and Tradition.
No one is attacking the Church or Christianity.
It is a public school.
They are not required to affirm your religious identity.
If you don’t want your kids exposed to these ideas, you send them to a Christian or Catholic school or homeschool, like I did.
Anti-LGBTQ, gender-related put-downs and racial slurs are among the most common slurs in school environments, and addressing these slurs is essential for the physical, emotional and academic well-being of all students.”
We used to get things called pink slips for things like that. 50 years ago.
So they are teaching kids manners. So what?
No, this is not teaching manners– it is Democrat social indoctrination, to protect and promote only one special group—- the LGBTs. When I was in school– much longer ago than you– homosexuality was unknown among children. The word “gay” did not exist. Bullying is always a problem, for ignorant, immature kids who pick on any child that looks or seems “different.” There were some kids, long ago, who were picked on at school, for being “too fat,” or “too skinny,” or for the need to wear glasses, or for having freckles, or for having red hair, etc. etc. The “Golden Rule” (“Do unto others.. ” from Christ– St. Luke 6:31; St. Matthew 7:12 ) was often invoked, and children were told to live by it. Bullies were punished, and parents were informed. Some bullies were kicked out of school.
Pull the children from the school and the school loses funding.. home school and/or join other families. The schools need to lose their funding, it’s the only way.