72.4 F
Sunday, June 4, 2023
HomeEducationThorner: Sex ed indoctrination undermines healthy family values

Thorner: Sex ed indoctrination undermines healthy family values



Screen Shot 2018-09-12 at 2.58.23 PM

By Nancy Thorner - 

As children head back to school for the 2018-2019 school year, it's up to us to make sure they're educated, not indoctrinated, for the fastest way to destroy our country is through our children.  Not enough Americans recognize how the Left uses the classroom as a pulpit to preach its own ideology and beliefs as part of its bigger scheme to wipe out conservatives and fundamentally transform America.  The Left is succeeding by going after us with bans and censorship, while continuing to manipulate our children with their radical propaganda.

Nobody quite knows where the line should be from free and protected speech to that deserving of censor.  The issue is an emerging one, as those once outside traditional boundaries are now demanding equality.  Of concern is where society will draw the line between what is acceptable and what is not, especially as it applies to what our children are being taught K-12 through the college. What we do know is the line seems more flexible today than ever before.  Are there no longer any absolutes?  

Fight for Free Speech

The fight for free speech isn't just about you or me.  It's about our children and our grandchildren. It's about our country's future. Increasingly, public schools are under pressure to facilitate LGBTQ indoctrination.  (He) she is a girl now.  (She) is a girl now. They are a girl now. What if parents are against this indoctrination of their children?  What about free speech in pushing back the Left's monopoly of our educational system?

The agenda’s emphasis on mandating the “proper” use of its prescribed “gender pronouns” are reportedly a major component creating its new social order, which begins in the schools.  Forcing children to use words and pronouns that do not correspond to their biological sex, but of their choosing, destabilizes thought because it totally undermines the entire structure of our language.

Organizations championing LGBTQ in K-12 education

  1. GLSEN, has been championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education since 1990.  It sponsors gay-straight alliance clubs in schools, along with the influential Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the world's largest gay lobbying group, which has successfully convinced state legislatures, state and local school boards, textbook publishers and big teachers' unions that their agenda is on the right side of history 

The Human Rights Campaign will be a factor in the November election.  It's spending millions on volunteer engagements and other work in six states in support of Democrat candidates ahead of the November midterm elections:  Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Its aim is to turn out 10 million LGBTQ voters and millions of their supporters. 

"Welcoming Schools," produced by HRC for elementary schools, aims to produce LGBTQ-friendly and "gender inclusive" schools by training elementary educators in its curriculum.  According to HRC, the program is being used in schools in Oakland and Berkeley, CA; Madison, WI; Houston; Plantation, Fl., among others. What "Welcoming" Schools offers can be viewed by going to this site. Examples are given of LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices schools should implement to fully welcome and affirm all students and families. 

  1. A Chicago based organization, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school CASEL uses various materials and processes to indoctrinate children into its mode of thinking.  Activists say it is because [transgender indoctrination] is the only way children will acquire ‘life-skills’.  Children, who are bound to become ‘self-directed,’ are ‘crying out’ for this, noting that data show that approximately 40 percent are ‘chronically disengaged’ in school.  CASEL's curriculum is being implemented in certain places in the U.S., especially in urban areas.

Stella Morabito, senior contributor to The Federalist, speaking at The Family Research Council on Feb. 6, 2018, warned that schools are starting to embrace a propaganda operation designed to squash thought and demand allegiance to political correctness and gender ideology. During her speech, Morabito revealed both the content and processes of a group called CASEL. 

“Social and emotional learning is becoming all the rage in public education and if left unchecked it will result in a monolithic, nationalized mandate demanding conformity to the politically correct dogma of the day. In other words, it is a massive state-sponsored propaganda operation intended to isolate and control people, including kids, about how to feel and relate to people.”

2018 Sex-ed Curriculum forays into Virginia, CA, Texas, and PA

Just outside Washington, D.C. in Fairfax County, VA. public schools are on the leading edge of a strategic and well-funded push to indoctrinate students in the thinking of the 21st century's sex and gender revolution.  All issues regarding LGBTQ and gender-bending are welcome and encouraged.

For more than a year in San Diego, parents fought a sex-ed curriculum deemed "pornographic" and "misogynistic" by some, but praised by the state of CA as conforming to recommendations in it, Healthy Youth Act passed in 2015.  Expressed anger and frustration over a sex-ed curriculum they allege is completely inappropriate for their young children, resulted in San Diego parents initially pulling their kids from school and rallying outside the district’s headquarters in May of this year.  San Diego Unified School District first maintained that parents were getting upset over material that should in fact be taught to young students, but later allowed San Diego parents to opt their child out of the sex-ed curriculum program.  No substitute curriculum was provided.

Fort Worth schools have also been in a state of unrest after a sex-ed lesson for sixth-graders entailed gender transitions and sexual fluidity.  After parents alleged the district was avoiding showing parents the material, per state law, the state attorney general in June requested a copy of the material for his overview, warning the district of state law requiring parental access.

After four months, Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Penn. finally released links to four videos it showed to students this past spring, after a Christian law firm intervened to defend the rights of parents to know what the public school is showing their children. The school defended the videos as anti-bullying, but they promoted a one-sided agenda. The school had refused to make the videos public, arguing they were students' private work. The four videos briefly addressed bullying, but they mostly focused on presenting homosexuality and transgenderism as objects of pride. The first video, "Show your Pride. Share your love. #ProudToLove," started with a montage of teens "coming out" to their parents, leading into many images of people of the same-sex kissing, and even featuring former President Barack Obama celebrating Pride Month.

“Drag Queen Story Time” in our Libraries and Schools

One of the more outrageous efforts by Leftists and the homosexual community today is a program aimed at our children to embrace a multi-gender philosophy.  This can be realized in "Drag Queen Story Time.”  This outrageous program has unfortunately emerged nationwide.  Men dress in full female regalia, loaded with makeup and then they read stories to little pre-school and kindergarten-age children about how being a homosexual is “fun,” claim that it is a way to “express your individuality,” and that there is “no such thing as “boy” things and “girl” things.  “Children,” they say, “should feel free and open to choose whichever gender they would like.”  They go so far as to say it is acceptable if they would like to be a boy one day and a girl the next.  Sadly, they are feeding this to gullible four and five-year-old children, often without the full knowledge of their parents.   

Drag Queen Story Hour events are not only happening in libraries, but also in schools.  As reported on August 3, 2018, K-12 schools are bringing drag queens into the classroom to teach gender ideology. Where is the public outrage?  Why have our leading media sources failed to expose the extent of homosexual extremism, which is not to be confused with appropriate information.  Most grievous is the efforts to destroy anyone who dares oppose their lifestyle?  The public deserves to know the extent schools and specific media programming contribute to, not just accepting homosexuals, but in promoting the homosexual lifestyle.

Curriculum bills pending in Illinois to homosexuality and biological-sex rejection

As addressed by Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute:

"The noxious Leftist Inclusive Curriculum bill (SB 3249 and HB 5596) created by two Chicago-based homosexual/”trans” activist organizations (i.e., Equality Illinois and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance) is moving through the Illinois Senate. The central goal of this costly and ideologically driven mandate that robs schools of local control is to use curricula in government schools to transform the way children think and feel about homosexuality and biological-sex rejection (aka as “transgenderism”).

If passed, this indoctrination bill will require that any “book or book substitute that will be used as a text or text substitute” in grades K-12 include the “role and contributions” of homosexuals and of men and women who adopt opposite-sex personas (also known deceptively as “transgender”   

Why the left is winning

The LGBTQ agenda has been having its way in America's schools and throughout society beyond the school gates

According to Stella Morabito, senior contributor to The Federalist:

"American conservatives are by and large clueless about propaganda methods and tactics. And it shows. There are virtually no conservative social psychologists around. You’d think once a liberal social psychologist hits the public over the head with this fact some on the Right would take notice and at least try to get clued in.

American conservatives are by and large clueless about propaganda methods and tactics. And it shows.

Meanwhile, the Left has been employing social psychology and depth psychology on the masses for decades. President Obama’s campaign staff was filled with social psychologists. In this context, those who believe conservatives can subsist on reason and logic alone are kidding themselves. It’s no wonder GOP leaders are caving on so many principles and being absorbed so easily into the Left’s machine."

It is up to parents to know what their children are learning in their school's sex education classes and to speak up in front of their school boards if the material is found inappropriate for their child. 

Published on Monday, September 9, 2018, at Illinois ReviewThorner: Time for Parents to Teach Their Kids History and Civics


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories


  1. I wonder how many people realize how easy it is to home school in Illinois? I wonder how many parents realize, that today, you can home school by simply enrolling your child in a virtual school and this have control over the subjects and the quality and content of what they are taught. The parent need not even be involved in the instruction. And of course for those who truly wish to parent there is traditional home schooling where the parents teach the lessons.
    Understand when you send your children to public school you are electing to let someone else teach your children their views on society, their views on relationships, they teeach the state’s view so sexuality. They are teaching their values to you children. You are in effect a cuckold of the state. Your children are being indoctrinated into Government servitude. You are raising the state’s children not your own. You are the cuckold parent’s of the teacher’s values, the unions values, and your state’s values.
    You are under the illusion they are your children, they are not, they are the product of the state.
    In the end, parents have a simple choice to make, you either want to raise your children to reflect your values or you let the state raise your children with the state’s values.

  2. There’s way too much to unpack thoroughly here, but you’re completely ignoring the fact that sex is a spectrum, not a simple binary. Education does not become “indoctrination” because you dislike the facts.
    Grace Pokela puts it much better than I can, “You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X’s HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y,” she wrote. “You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice – effing – versa. Don’t use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that [stuff].”
    Really, demanding that we call someone with a vagina and uterus, gotten pregnant, and given BIRTH a male because they have an XY karotype is absurd.

  3. No wonder our students are not learning History. Civics or Science. The teachers are too busy focusing on gender bending. Parents should remove their children from every public school. Funding depends upon full attendance. Reason will only return when funding dries up. This excellent article exposes the extent of this insanity. Parents should revolt.

  4. Scientific studies show a vast majority of transgender kids stop feeling that way by the time they get older. No one is born a transgender, they are gender confused and need psych treatment for their obvious mental disorder

  5. First, you are factually wrong. Studies done 20-50 years ago used flawed methodology to come up with those numbers and have been widely criticized. See: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/the-studies-that-tell-you-some-trans-kids-grow-up-to-change-their-mind-are-deeply-flawed-heres-why/
    Second, it’s medical fact that gender-affirming treatment is what’s best for trans people. It reduces anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide. It is clearly in their best interest. Here, for example are fifty-two studies supporting that: https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/#articletop
    Actually, your comment is a really good example of the a logical fallacy. You’re making the argument that gender affirming treatment ought not to be the best treatment for trans people (based on your opinions on sex and gender), therefore it is not the best treatment. That’s clearly incorrect.