Beginning today, June 26, more than 6,000 primary schools in the United Kingdom are taking part in what Christian Concern calls “an extreme LGBT diversity week,” without the knowledge of most parents.
“With faith schools specifically targeted, pupils as young as 7 will be encouraged to wear a badge which displays whether they use male, female or non-binary pronouns,” according to a press release from Christian Concern. The lesson plans come from the organization Just Like Us.
In one primary school lesson, children are taught the meaning of the various colors in the “progress” flag, which is becoming more widely used than the traditional LGBT pride flag. The lesson plan asks children to make their own flag, along with a color key, and to write about how their flag makes them feel. Finally, it suggests that the children attach their flag to a stick so they can “wave it in pride.”
In math lessons dealing with counting, young children are shown pictures of various “families,” including same-sex parents or couples, and are asked to count the number of family members they see.
“The Just Like Us teaching materials expose how thousands of children will be indoctrinated with extreme gender ideology this summer without the knowledge of their parents,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern. “The government needs to allow parents to withdraw children from relationships education until the gender and political ideology has been rooted out of these lessons. By encouraging our children to make up their own personal truth, we lose all sense of reality and leave them confused and hurting. Dignity comes from our God-given humanity, not pronouns and gender identities.”
Steve Beegoo, head of education at Christian Concern, added: “What is most concerning about the Just Like Us resources is that they are targeted specifically at people of faith and even faith schools. The teaching materials are designed to train the thinking of children away from the traditional beliefs of the Christian faith. They present primary school children, through almost every subject in the curriculum, with the view that same-sex sexual relationships and gender ideology is an accepted orthodox belief in the major world religions.”