Now they are aiming to overturn accepted, provable scientific norms as well.
As reported by WorldNetDaily, the Fairfax County School Board in Northern Virginia is considering the adoption of a new curriculum that teaches grade-school children there is no “biological sex’ and that “clergy” cannot be trusted to address the issue if kids have questions about it.
The new curriculum was first identified by the Family Research Council, which published a news release describing it.
“The Fairfax County School Board is poised to make some radical changes to their sex ed curriculum,” the organization reported. “Already, each public school student must suffer through 80 hours of sex ed. That’s not a typo: 8-0.”
The new program is misnamed “Family Life Education,” but as the Family Research Council reports, there aren’t any lessons about how to enter into a lasting, happy marriage and raise healthy, well-rounded children.
Rather, the curriculum is jam-packed with hours of sessions about children's evolving “sexual identity,” how to properly handle contraceptive drugs and devices, and how best to give consent for sex.
Yes, this is a curriculum for children — impressionable children.
The report, written by Cathy Ruse, noted among the ideas being reviewed was to teach children “they weren’t actually born male or female. Advisers scrubbed ‘biological sex’ from all lessons and in its place put the politically charged ‘gender-fluid’ propaganda term ‘sex assigned at birth.’ As one adviser explained: ‘Biological sex is meaningless!’”
In addition, the Fairfax County board’s curriculum is aimed at seventh and eighth-grade students, as it seeks to have them “embrace transgender identity” without telling them “about the risks,” Ruse adds.
“Advisers voted against telling children about any of the health risks and side effects from ‘gender transitioning,’” while nevertheless allowing teachers to instruct them in “every imaginable contraceptive drug, device, and cream.”
The new curriculum would make these lessons mandatory so that students and parents would not be able to opt out of them. It also seeks to take out an “offensive” word.
“The sex ed advisors have finally identified a word that was too offensive for students to hear,” writes Ruse. “They voted to strip the word ‘clergy’ from the list of trusted adults that students might consult with sexual identity concerns.” (Related: Learned: Minnesota public school forcing KINDERGARTEN students to study ‘WHITE privilege’.)
They may want to rethink that part, at least, given that now, according to Pope Francis, the official Catholic Church opinion on gays and lesbians is that God’s okay with it.
“Fairfax kids deserve better. And the Fairfax School Board members need to find another line of work,” Ruse wrote.
Apparently, the school board thinks the curriculum is just fine. Or, more correctly, the board believes that further corruption of traditional views on religion, families, and sexuality is not at all harmful to kids attending Fairfax County schools.
There’s nothing wrong with teaching kids about tolerance and acceptance of those who are not like the majority of us.
But the problem here is the same as it’s always been with Left-wing social change agents: Tolerance and acceptance is a one-way street.
The majority is required to accept without question the proclivities and differences of the minority, but the minority is not required to accept the standards and beliefs of the majority.
Further, the minority is given carte blanche and a platform to denigrate and criticize others who simply don’t agree with their worldview or are not ‘on board’ with it.
It’s likely there won’t be any shortage of parents in the Fairfax County School District who will be upset with this new curriculum should it actually be adopted. But given the arrogance of the Left and having seen their unwillingness to budge on such issues, those concerns are just as likely to fall on deaf ears.
Read more about destructive school curriculum at CampusInsanity.com.
J.D. Heyes is also editor-in-chief of The National Sentinel.