Indoctrination of Children Knows No Bounds
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America has new guidelines about being more friendly to LGBTQ kids. It's not friendly.
If your community has active chapters of the Boys & Girls Clubs, it’s likely you know the organization as one devoted to assist children, offering educational support along with sports and recreational opportunities. The nonprofit established in 1906 also offers character and leadership development programs for children ages six through high school-aged. The group’s website touts the resources for youth to “offer programs and services to help young people succeed in school, develop leadership skills, and maintain healthy lifestyles.”
All sounds good so far, right?
Yet a 100-page, rainbow-colored document with gender symbols of men and women morphed into new-fangled signs to represent additional sexual categories — complete with the Boys and Girls Club of America logo on the cover page — demands questions be asked and answered of the proposal stamped in all capital letters, “LGBTQ Initiative.”
These 4,300 clubs serving more than four million youth are “community-based and led by professional staff.” Are these “professional staff” offering children support to enhance their academic performance and instill the values of achievement or is there an effort to indoctrinate children through activism absent academics?
The introduction to this “toolkit designed to create understanding, introduce inclusive language and highlight recommended practices” declares that its implementation is to take “steps to ensure Clubs and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers are safe spaces” and “create a shared understanding” of the LGBTQ lifestyle.
That’s a likely refrain. But let’s keep looking at the “toolkit” to understand that it’s more than simply responding to children who may present with gender confusion — it’s proactive.
On page 51, the declarations are made that club staff/administrators/volunteers will “refrain from using heteronormative language and stereotypes or generalizations,” will “not use gender normative language and stereotypes,” and will “educate youth, staff and families on correct LGBTQ terminology, including culturally appropriate terms.”
Question: For the Christian members of the Boys and Girls Clubs, do the professional staff educate on the correct faith-based terminology that avoids cultural appropriation that might offend them?
And, you might wonder, what exactly is included in the approved list of “correct LGBTQ terminology” and “culturally appropriate terms”? That begins on page 53 in the Appendix featuring a “Full List of Terms.” Here are a few approved terms for discussions in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s inclusion efforts:
- Cisgender — (adj.) Describes a person whose gender identity and biological sex assigned at birth align (e.g., identifies as a man and was assigned the biological sex of male at birth).
- Fluidity: …describes an identity that is a fluctuating mix of the options available.
- FTM / F2M — Abbreviation for female-to-male transgender or transsexual person.
- Lipstick Lesbian — (noun) Refers to a lesbian with a feminine gender expression. Can be used in a positive or a derogatory way. Sometimes used to refer to a lesbian who is assumed to be (or passes for) straight.
- Skoliosexual — (adj.) Being attracted to genderqueer and transsexual people and expressions (people who don’t identify as cisgender).
- Ze/Hir — (pronoun) Alternate pronouns that are gender neutral and preferred by some trans people. Pronounced/zee/ and/here. They replace “he/she” and “his/hers” respectively. Alternatively, some people who are not comfortable with or do not embrace “he/she” use the plural pronoun “they/their” as a gender neutral singular pronoun.
Nothing says after-school or summer learning for K-12 students like gender neutral pronouns, huh? And, don’t forget to use your initiative posters and flyers for club display to generate discussion! There are even handouts for the young lads and lasses, or, um, human specimens to take home for study. There are even “activities” included in the toolkit to structure lessons for students to “understand the world through the lens of an LGBTQ youth.” One of them, “Coming Out Stars,” involves role-playing the process of revealing your LGBTQ identification to friends and family.
There’s an urgent lesson to be learned and applied.
Most often, gender disorientation pathology is the result of some sort of abuse and is often linked to fatherlessness. The homosexual agenda teaches this type of behavior through deliberate indoctrination of a set of values that are absolutely contrary to the chromosomal and DNA science of biology. They, in effect, become heterophobic gender deniers.
Dr. Michael Brown of the Line of Fire radio program wrote Friday at Townhall, “Yes, Gay Activists Are After Your Children.” The effective plan is being implemented by the political Left, especially indoctrinating our school-aged children. The article cites specific examples of efforts through schools, school teachers and after-school programs and clubs that validate “alternative” sexual choices. This even includes drag queens reading to kids in libraries, as well as mandatory K-12 classes in California covering LGBT history.
Recently, Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians and a practicing pediatrician with 17 years’ experience, wrote an eye-opening piece in The Daily Signal that was self-explanatory. In her article, “How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse,” Dr. Cretella exposes how this indoctrination has seeped into medicine with virtually no scientific support.
In a damning statement proving that public opinion is now displacing biological science, Cretella notes, “What doctors once treated as a mental illness, the medical community now largely affirms and even promotes as normal.” She concludes, “Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage. These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.”
The practicing physician challenges in her final statement, “It is time for our nation’s leaders and the silent majority of health professionals to learn exactly what is happening to our children, and unite to take action.”
Whether in the Boys & Girls Clubs, in our schools, or in our children’s doctors’ offices, it’s time to end this indoctrination of a sexual preference and an individual choice as definitive science and reality. Be aware of what’s being taught to your children through public institutions and professionals who should stick to academics and abandon their activism.