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Does Your Son Have White Skin? – Identity Politics

If you have a son, and his skin is white, he is probably in trouble in today’s world. Ohio State University has a new course titled “Be a Man! Masculinities, Race and Nation.” To say the least, it teaches that being a white, heterosexual male is chancy and complicated. It’s Identity Politics!

That course’s required textbook is titled Dude, You’re a Fag! Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America posted a review of that book on Amazon that states:

We know that schools are a central site for the construction of gender identity, but until C. J. Pascoe’s careful and compassionate ethnography, we haven’t known exactly how gender conformity is extracted from a slurry of humiliations, fears, and anxieties. Boys will not be boys unless they are made to be, by violence, real or implied. A troubling, thoughtful work.”— (Emphasis added.)

So, are you teaching your white son to grow up to be a man by teaching him through violence?!? Remember this is the required textbook of this course! I have not read the book, but I have not found any comments refuting the statement by Pascoe.

The following was reported by Bill Korach of The Report Card:

Other assigned reading excerpts include: “Masculinity as Homophobia” by Michael Kimmel; “Advertising and the Construction of Violent White Masculinity” by Jackson Katz; “Dude Sex: Dudes Who Have Sex with Dudes” by Jane Ward; “Looking for My Penis” by Richard Fung; “Sodomy in the New World” by Jonathan Goldberg; and “Teaching Men’s Anal Pleasure” by Susan Stiritz.

Don’t rely on checking the qualifications of professors to determine the classes your student signs up for. “Be a Man! Masculinities, Race and Nation” was created and is taught by Jonathan Branfman who is a doctoral candidate at Ohio State and received a 2017-2018 Presidential Fellowship award.

Not content to poison the minds of college students, Branfman has also written a children’s book titled You Be You! It’s intended for kids seven to twelve years old, and according to an article in The Lantern, “Jonathan Branfman didn’t just want parents to know it’s never too early to expose their children to topics of gender identity, romantic orientation and diversity. He wanted to create an easy way to do it.” (Emphasis added.)

Branfman may have read my cautionary statements about parents starting to teach their kids not only God’s paths, but what they will hear in the secular world at an early age. (No, I don’t really think he did that!) Branfman is quoted as saying:

I often found myself thinking, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone got really clear, unstigmatized information about gender and sexual diversity at a young age instead of them having to unlearn all kinds of harmful false ideas when they’re 12 instead of when they’re 20 . . .

So my goal for this book is for kid of all different identities to understand and accept themselves and each other from a really early age, (All emphases added.)

There are a couple of issues that need addressing here. God made, through Adam and Eve, all humans of every skin color. His laws, love, and forgiveness extends to all regardless of sex and ethnicity. However, he does not in any place in the Bible that I know of tell us to understand and accept deliberately living in sin. In the incident of the woman accused of adultery (John 8:11), Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” So often the last part of Jesus’ sentence is neglected. He does not tell the woman he understands her actions and accepts them; he tells her to “sin no more.” That’s not what some want to hear.

Texas State University is apologizing after coming under fire for running an opinion column in its student newspaper called “Your DNA is an abomination” that accuses white people of being oppressors who “shouldn’t exist.” In addressing this ideology, Paul Craig Roberts of the Institute for Political Economy wrote:

The idea that power resides in the white heterosexual male is obviously erroneous. Imagine if the Texas college student had written that black DNA is an abomination or homosexual DNA is an abomination. The article would not have been published. But it is perfectly OK to denigrate whites. Indeed, white males have no protection against abuse, because they are not protected by quotas, political correctness, and hate speech prohibitions. . . .

Americans, especially white people who are the target of the deadly ideology of Identity Politics and are placed by the ideology in the same position as Jews in Nazi Germany and capitalists in Soviet Russia, are unaware of the extent to which Identity Politics is now the dominant force in American culture.

Bill Korach says,

For Identity Politics the only acceptable white heterosexual males are those who admit their gender and sexual preference guilt and accept their punishment for being the victimizers of women, blacks, and homosexuals.

Do you think those statements of Roberts and Korach go too far, or have you seen Identity Politics affecting your white male child, either in school or personal relations? Are your kids being taught to understand and accept sinful lives?

ABCs, 123s, and Gender Identity

What will your child learn this fall in public school kindergarten?

Is your son or daughter starting kindergarten this year? What do you expect they’ll learn? ABCs? All about numbers? Or are you hoping for indoctrination in gender identity? If you live in the state of Washington, they will probably be taught the first two, but they will definitely learn the third.

This fall, 2017, Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under their new health education learning standards, where “sexual health” becomes a core idea of public K–12 education. In kindergarten students will be expected to “Understand there are many ways to express gender.”

The state has even developed a glossary so the kids can double-check the differences between gender, gender expression, biological sex, and so on.

Nathan Olson, a communications manager for the statewide Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), said, “The standards [K-12] don’t define ‘gender spectrum.’ But self-identity is a key component.”

As the standards continue through the twelfth grade, the students eventually will be able to “Distinguish between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation,” and “Evaluate how culture, media, society, and other people influence our perceptions of gender roles, sexuality, relationships, and sexual orientation.” Notice they don’t mention public school instruction as one of the methods of influencing children’s perception of those sexual matters.

The reporter from The Daily Caller asked whether a student who rejects the idea that “gender identity” is distinct from “biological sex” could end up failing a course on account of their beliefs. Olson replied that “we don’t exactly know what a school would do if a student failed to complete an assignment because he/she opposed the materials being taught.”

You can watch a short video of one parent’s response to these new health education learning standards.

This type of indoctrination is not limited to the state of Washington, however. Fairfax County, Virginia, is teaching our kids that there is no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.
What is being taught in your state? Does it matter to you? Although the report is that parents in Washington were furious when they learned of the new lessons plans, you may not be. I’d like to hear from you and learn whether you feel such instruction in public schools is a good thing or not.

Personally, I have to base my decision on God’s Word. He tells us in Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” I don’t see any ambiguousness there.

Is Your Cross A Gang Symbol?

What would you think if your son or daughter left for school in the morning visibly wearing a cross, the symbol of Christ our Savior, and came home with it in a pocket? What would you do when you found out a math teacher made that happen?

Cross Pendant

That scenario actually played out at Riverview High School in Hillsborough County, Florida. Lora Jane Riedas, the math teacher referred to, is an open homosexual, and she promotes the LGBT agenda during the school day. Her reason for demanding at least three of her students remove their cross necklaces was that they were “gang symbols.” Here is a photo of one of the crosses (Liberty Counsel Exhibit A – Banned Cross Necklace Pendant)—it is less than one inch long. Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the Hillsborough County Public Schools about the matter.

Riedas also put LGBT rainbow stickers on all the students’ class notebooks. When some of the students pulled the stickers off, she cited them for “misbehavior.”

The math teacher promotes the GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) “Day of Silence,” which occurred this year on April 21. The GLSEN Guide, according to Liberty Counsel, “encourages teachers to require students ages K-12 to engage in numerous forms of coercive, group political activism, disregarding the parents’ desires or the students’ religious beliefs. Students can either ‘go along to get along,’ or risk being ‘outed’ as disagreeing with the teacher and GLSEN’s radical LGBT viewpoint. Some of the GLSEN coercion includes allowing students ‘supportive’ of ‘Day of Silence’ to refrain from verbal participation in classroom instruction, while those who do not participate in ‘Day of Silence’ must prepare to answer class questions. GLSEN encourages teachers to ‘print out’ LGBT propaganda and ‘have students read and silently write about what they learned.’”

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver, in a letter to the Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, stated:

It is the policy of the Board that students, staff members, and District facilities not be used for promoting the interests of any nonschool agency or organization, public or private, without the approval of the Superintendent.” (Emphasis added). See Policy 9700 – Relationships with Special Interest Groups. GLSEN is clearly a nonschool agency, and Ms. Riedas is promoting its interests in her official capacity, and within her classroom.
In addition, Policy 3231 – Outside Activities of Instructional Staff,7 states that “Instructional staff members”
A. may not dedicate work time to an outside interest, activity, or
association.
B. may not use school property or school time to solicit . . . for private
enterprises.
D.[sic] may not campaign on school property during working hours on behalf
of any political issue . . .
E. should refrain from expressions that disrupt the efficient operation of
the school and/or interfere with the maintenance of discipline by school
officials. (Emphasis added).

You can read the entire Liberty Counsel letter regarding the teacher banning cross necklaces and engaging in classroom political activism.

Does your school participates in the “Day of Silence?” What is your opinion on that activity? Do you personally know of the banning of any religious clothing or jewelry by schools? Let us hear from you.