Friday, October 31, 2008

Teaching 5-year-olds about transgender

My old boss Laer posted this on his awesome blog, Cheat-Seeking Missiles:

As Laer pointed out:

There is no reason to bring this sort of LGBT sexuality into the kindergarten classroom; it just shows the extremism of LGBT activists, and their unwillingness to conform with long-established societal norms - not about their sexuality, but about the inappropriateness of forcing sex onto children, whether physically, socially or emotionally.

The people who want kindergarteners to deal with “LGBT” are the same people who are behind the fight to defeat Prop 8. Which side do you want to be on?

I agree. At that age, it's indoctrination - not education!

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Anonymous said...

Do You See 5-Year-Olds Signing Cards To Be Allies To Heterosexual Practices??

Why Are They Signing Cards For Homosexual Practices IN SCHOOL?

Save Our Kid’s Childhood. Vote YES! Prop. 8

See this why:,2933,445865,00.html

Michelle said...

Again? Really?

I really hope you read the article enough to know it honestly wasn't about homosexual practices.

Christa Jeanne said...

Yes, Michelle - and I as I responded to your other post, children at that age don't have an awareness of what gay people are. So why should we single out the LGBT community to have them not harass them?

Teach the principles of love, respect, compassion, understanding to children at that level. Save the specific groups for when the kids can understand what they're signing. It's like doing drug education for kindergarteners - they don't know what drugs are at that age.

Also, I've always found that narrowing in on what makes us all different is far more divisive than focusing on what brings us all together - our basic humanity. It's like how all of the worse racial fights broke out during multicultural week at the high schools across town, so our school opted out of it. I know the Left loves promoting "diversity" and all, but it's much more effective to focus on unity - and understanding for our differences.

And, again, does this prove the point that the Yes on 8 campaign is telling the truth when they said it'll be discussed in the schools?

Christa Jeanne said...

PS: I'm pretty sure kindergarteners don't even KNOW "anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs" or would understand that they're witnessing "others ... using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts."