Switching gears to FoTF and away from the Rainys (Who can really tell the difference?), I mentioned in the previous post that these evangelical ministries have a handful of messages that they churn out over and again. One favorite topics is raising children.It is certainly worthy of serious biblical instruction for parents.
But are these people teaching parents about teaching kids? Are they loosing their crypto-evangelical feminist agenda on kids in order that future generations may require less effort at male bashing? Is the fear and supplication to women so unfettered that they strain everything through a filter designed to catch things that would upset women before it happens? Do they sit at conference tables and test the teachings, not against scripture but against feminist dogma?
It is comprehensive in scope. Before, I showed their efforts towards couples approaching marriage. All the better to teach children how to be better men. It doesn’t matter if its a boy or a girl, they both should aspire that men be better.
Today I received a FoTF article by Candi Cushman called “Gender Confusion in your Child’s School”.
Ironically, she ends her article with this:
This illustrates why it’s a good idea for parents to pay attention and ask questions when “anti-bias” or “safe school” trainings comes to their child’s school. What are other signs that some of these influences might be seeping into your school?
What manner of evil ideas is she exercised about?
Gay marriage? Homosexuality? Transgender? Rampant casual divorce and family ruination?
Uh no, not quite. Just the first three.
Evangelicals, addicted to the rush of indignant cortisol certain topics stimulate, love to sit on high about things that are not family friendly. Few things are seen as threatening as those three topics. If you were to add promiscuity you’d have an Iguazu (Gesundheit!) sized flow of righteous cortisol.
She points out:
The training materials encourage classroom teachers to discuss this question: “How can we fight the traditional definitions of family?” [this “fight” relates to the sexuality issues I mentioned] Another question deals with “transgender” issues.
How ironic. She shows both the pot and the kettle and yes, they are black. But she keeps the kettle in her backpack, and lets the pot bear her ire. She declares:
These topics put many teachers who want to respect the values of community parents in an uncomfortable, and even unfair, position.
The values of the community… What are those? Suggested in the piece would be things like traditional, stable Christian families.
If gays and lesbians were rpepresented at societal levels, either by students old enough to self identify as such, or by kids adopted or otherwise acquired by GLBTG parents, it would be well below 10%. A handful. So they perceive that the rest of the community has values that would be difficult to reconcile with those outliers.
The bottom line, we already know. Traditional Christian family values are hunky dory with more than 50% of the kids living in two homes and shuttling. Where the training being foist upon the teachers is ostensibly done so teachers and students are OK with alternative structures, Screwtape and Wormwood’s work regarding the family has been done for some time now. They do not worry about offending divorced parents and messed up families that result because there is nothing wrong with divorced parents and messed up families. Those ARE family values.
These kids will not challenge anything. less and less are Christian, so they will swill the anything goes Kool Aid. The kids from Christian homes will swill Kool Aid as well. It’s just a lite version. The ingredients list will not have listed GLBTG.