Now that gay marriage is legal in Virginia (and a handful of other states since October 6), and “marriage equality” recognized, what do we expect now from our schools? Shouldn’t we expect them to follow the cultural tide? Will they decide that gay history be taught as mandated in California schools or show the “Through Gay Eyes” video which is also mandatory in the Massachusetts school system. Will our very own Lynchburg PFLAG, (Parents, family and friends of lesbians and gays) (135 likes on FB), start handing out their literature in our schools as they do in their meetings, “Youth Pride” events, and diversity get-aways, encouraging your children to “come out?” What about the PFLAG in your city and state? Here are some quotes from their “coming out” self help booklet which are handed out to our young ones.
“Your school years are a time of figuring out what works for you, and crushes and experimentation are often part of that. Over time, you’ll find that your’re drawn mostly to men or women – or both – and then you’ll know.”
“Remember that your parent(s) are from an older generation – one that was more homophobic and transphobic than yours.”
Here is some material from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network), an educational program designed for the 6-12th grade curriculum (lessons and materials to the right column).
We like to sit and complain about these things with our friends, but why do we then keep sending our children there day in and day out? Your children are your responsibility, not the state’s. As Voddie Baucham says: “If you send your kids to Caesar for their education don’t be surprised when they come back as Romans.” If you do not want these things pushed on your children, pull them from the system. Make a sacrifice somewhere and homeschool them. It can actually be fairly easy. Can’t fit it in your schedule?….. I will let Joel talk to you about that.