Wednesday, October 8, 2014

School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

A Nebraska School district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.  Read the full article here.

While I agree that bullying for any reason including a young person's sexual orientation is wrong, this whole gender equality policy has gone way too far. Where are Christians on this matter? Are we defending our faith or just sitting back afraid to speak the truth in love?

Christians are called to be the salt of the earth. We are the light of the world.  It is our responsibility to shine light in the midst of darkness. We should have never permitted this "gender equality and glbt movement" to get this far.

Same sex marriage is "legal" in nearly 30 states. Abortion is considered a "Woman's right to choose (to kill an unborn, innocent child)!" A Long Island School banned a STUDENT LED Christian club. OBSURD.

It is time for us to take our place as Christians.

For starters, this latest action on the part of the Nebraska School District opens the flood gate to a lifestyle that is contrary to the gospel. Children are going to become more confused about their gender identity under the new policy. The new policy directs teachers to identify children as "Purple Penguins" or some other made up name, instead of boys and girls. The fact remains a person is either a male or female. Children that do not have a gender identity issue will develop a problem under this policy. More and more children are experimenting with gay and lesbian lifestyles as a result of the so called gay rights/gender equality movement. Parents should not be forced to remove their children from the public school out of fear the child will be a) coerced into accepting a lifestyle that conflicts with their faith, b) manipulated into believing same sex marriage, glbt lifestyles, and gender "freedom" is acceptable.

The real solution to assisting young people who experience gender identity issues is to first approach the matter with love. Secondly, the underlined cause for the gender identity issues must be addressed to help the young person identify with his/her born gender. The Nebraska School District has chosen a very slippery slope to address a growing problem in public schools.

Freda Stevens
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