Monday, August 15, 2022

Standing Against Pronoun Interrogation at School

by Linda Harvey, Reposted from Tennessee Eagle Forum newsletter, Aug 15, 2022- The first few weeks of school are hectic but also exciting. New backpacks, new outfits, new friends, new pronouns....

Wait, no. Hopefully not. Hopefully, your child's teacher won't demand affirmation of "woke" ideology from your son or daughter and will show respect for settled science and biology.

But the unthinkable may occur. Will your child's teacher be one of the insulting ones who insist every student declare his/her pronouns during class introductions? It's already happening and we've written an article if you want to know how likely this scenario is during the coming school year.

If your child's classroom transforms into a propaganda session, your daughter or son needs to be ready, equipped for this line-in-the-sand moment.

Because that's what it is. If you have your kids in the public schools (or even certain private schools), now is the time to train and equip them to be ready to take a stand for sanity and for God's binary design of male and female which still (unsurprisingly) works just fine.

And forget the "neutrality" con job wokesters will recommend. "Just have them say 'he/his' or 'she/her' and don't make a scene!"

But no. That is not neutrality. Any student at school who cooperates with this exercise is saying, "Yes, children posing as the opposite sex is a perfectly fine option." It's not fine, it's not normal and it's not healthy. Gender deviance is an insult to common sense, decency and long-term well-being. It violates the design of Almighty God and the distinction Jesus clearly explained in the Gospels (Matthew 19, Mark 10 and elsewhere).

Are we advocating being impolite or cruel to those students who, sadly, display gender confusion? Of course not. 

But when asked directly, it's time to make a scene, hopefully only a small one. Yet enough to get the point across.

I asked readers of my e-newsletter and other trusted friends to send me their thoughts about how children might respond during a pronoun exercise. So here are some of the responses along with ideas of my own.

For grade schoolers:

  • "I was born a boy (or girl) and I'm happy to announce that I will remain that way."
  • "My parents filled out a form when I started school. Please use that information."
  • "I am a girl (boy) and that's something that will never change."
  • "My mom and dad (or mom, or dad, etc.) said they don't want me discussing this and if you have any questions to please call them."
  • "I just want to learn school lessons, not this pronoun stuff." 
  • "My dad (mom) says there are only boys and girls and that's how God made us."

For middle and high school:

  • "I believe there are only two genders, and only two sets of pronouns for people."
  • "I'd really like to enjoy my childhood/youth/last year of high school (etc.) and not delve into such matters."
  • "Is this a legal requirement?"
  • "Is this in the school handbook?"
  • "My birth certificate (make a copy for the child to take to school - for 'show and tell') says that I am a 'male' (or 'female' ) and any medical intervention will not change that fact."  

One grandmother suggested students make their faith known: "I am to be known as a servant of the Lord." 

Here's another bold faith statement: "Do you know what Jesus would say if you asked Him about pronouns? He would remind you that in the beginning God created people as male and female. Two types of humans. That's it."

And then there were the humorous ideas:

  • “I don't participate in this pronoun stuff for the same reason I don't follow the Zodiac signs.”
  • "You don't know I am a girl and yet you are supposed to be my teacher this year?"
  • "My I have the family attorney get back to you?"
  • "My preferred pronoun is antidisestablishmentarianisticaimeraineraimer, and I will be very upset and squawk and scream and report you to the principal and the ACLU if you refer to me by any other word."at random?”
Rod's Comment: I agree. Every student not the child of a woke progressive should be prepared to refuse to answer. Parents should be prepared to make an issue out of this. 

  • “I have a box here with slips of paper. Should we all just pick our pronouns 

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