FIRST-PERSON: Gay diversity lessons, for 4th graders
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Many homosexual activists publically deride and scoff at anyone who asserts the existence of a "gay" agenda aimed at indoctrinating children to accepting homosexual behavior as natural, normal and healthy.
Those who dare to insist homosexual activists desire to disseminate propaganda portraying homosexuality in the most favorable light to young people via public schools and popular media are labeled "paranoid" or "homophobic."
Interestingly, a contributor to a homosexual website is now acknowledging what many concerned conservatives have long maintained: Homosexual activists do want to persuade young people that "gay" is good.
Daniel Villarreal wrote a column that recently appeared on a popular website that describes itself as "Free of an agenda. Except the gay one," in which he admits homosexual activists do want to "recruit" children to accept homosexual behavior as normal.
"I and a lot of other people want to indoctrinate, recruit, teach, and expose children to queer sexuality AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT," Villarreal wrote.
"They [conservatives] accuse us of exploiting children," Villarreal wrote in the opening paragraph of his column, "and in response we say, 'NOOO! We're not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear!
"... But let's face it -- that's a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it."
The younger generation "doesn't fear homosexuality as much," Villarreal wrote, because they're exposed to homosexuals "on TV, online, and at school. And I don't know a single lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person who wants that to stop."
Villarreal also indicated that he "would very much like for many of these young boys to grow up" and pursue homosexual sexual behavior. He added, "I want lots of young ladies to develop into young women who voraciously" engage in lesbian sexual behavior.
If nothing else, Villarreal is honest. In fact, he is the only homosexual writer I have ever read that has publically admitted there is a "gay" agenda that seeks to influence children to accept homosexual behavior as normal.
An example of the recruitment that Villarreal and others advocate recently took place at a California school. Students at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland were treated to "gender diversity" lessons, according to FoxNews.com.
The diversity teaching "featured single-sex geckos and transgendered clownfish," reported FoxNews.com. Elementary school students were taught that there are sexual variations in nature and the same is true for humans. The 4th-graders learned that if a boy wanted to be identified as a girl, that was OK.
The diversity classes were conducted by Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, a California based-organization that "provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens." The California Teachers Union paid the organization for the lessons.
"Gender identity is one's own sense of themselves. Do they know themselves to be a girl? Do they know themselves to be a boy? Do they know themselves to be a combination?" Baum told Fox. "Gender identity is a spectrum where people can be girls, feel like girls, they feel like boys, they feel like both, or they can feel like neither."
The recent "diversity" teaching at the California elementary school is nothing more than an effort to indoctrinate children to embrace the concept that aberrant forms of sexual expression are not only acceptable, they are inherently good. It is taking place in public schools over the country and is part of a "gay" agenda to promote that homosexuality and other deviant behaviors are natural, normal and healthy.
Read carefully what Daniel Villarreal wrote in his recent column: "Recruiting children? Yo
u bet we are. Why would we push anti-bullying programs or social studies classes that teach kids about the historical contributions of famous queers unless we wanted to deliberately educate children to accept queer sexuality as normal?"
If you have long suspected homosexual activists of seeking to influence children -- your children and mine -- that "gay" is good, then you have not been paranoid, homophobic or hateful. You've been right.
Kelly Boggs is a weekly columnist for Baptist Press and editor of the Baptist Message (www.baptistmessage.com), newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.