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New Florida law highlights hypocrisy of LGBTQ movement
The new Florida Parental Freedom in Education law was passed to deal with a major worldview divide in America.
The distorted rhetoric labelling Florida’s legislation about “Don’t say Gay” demonstrates the hypocrisy of LGBTQ activism – as this movement had originally showcased itself as being about freedom.
But reality is that LGBTQ activism has proven over the last decade to be about advancing a particular agenda at the expense of alternative ways of viewing the world.
The Florida legislation, which defines itself at the outset as about parental rights, has 163 lines, out of which a total of 5 address sex education.
Those few lines simply say that “instruction” in “sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
At core of the new Florida education bill is removing discussion about sexual orientation from classrooms of toddlers.
But for LGBTQ activists, anything not actively promoting their agenda is taken as opposition. For them, freedom, and or the tolerance and neutrality that freedom requires is by definition anti-gay.
As a Christian, my view is that denial of the reality of man and woman, sexual activity outside the framework of conjugal marriage, is sinful and destructive behavior.
But I recognize, as do most Christian parents with children in public schools, that our biblical point of view is not going to show up in government owned schools.
America is a diverse country with many points of view.
Yet, the headline of an opinion piece in USA Today reads “Young people in Florida are being told that their sexuality or gender identity is so wrong it can’t even be mentioned.”
No.. Young people in Florida are being told that they live in a free and diverse country. So, matters of sexuality should be handled by parents at home and public schools should teach kids how to read and do math.
It helps these young people to become responsible adults, respectful of others with different opinions.
A number of years ago I mentioned in a TV interview that in public spaces the rainbow flag offends me as a Christian woman just as the confederate flag offends me as a black woman.
My office in Washington was literally shut down by the tsunami of threats that this comment evoked. And, I had to move out of my personal home in California because of the death threats.
I didn’t say these folks should not be allowed to live as they choose. I said, essentially, that just as hotels have removed the Bibles that we used to find in hotel rooms, those Bibles shouldn’t be replaced by flying a rainbow flag.
I think secular activism is a big factor on why school choice is only promoted on the right.
Just take a quick glance at the websites of the two big teachers unions to see my point, as both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers actively promote the LGBTQ agenda.
Those on the left are opposed because they know that school choice takes away their platform for promoting their social agenda in public schools.
With this new American phenomenon of two conflicting worldviews raging in a culture war, if we as society still think we can have a one-size-fits-all Public School system, then that system should on be a platform to educate children with knowledge and skills to succeed in a free country. All other agendas should be left to parents at home.
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