"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gender Spectrum Diversity Training
            If you were to read conservative Christian sources such as Focus On The Family or The Moral Majority you might become alarmed by the trend in the more liberal public school systems to include "gender neutral" or "gender diverse" curricula. Such trends begin with a noble purpose, such as prejudice-based violence prevention, but lose focus when special interest groups climb aboard and convert the movement into an expression of their own paranoia.
            Taken at face value, such terms as "Gender Spectrum Diversity" hardly seem threatening. After all, boys and girls do express their masculinity and femininity in a fast array of degrees and styles. Not only do boys and girls differ markedly, but boys differ from other boys and girls differ from other girls. In that sense there is indeed a "diverse spectrum" of sex identity. If encouraging acceptance of such diversity among children were as far as these curricula went, they could be a distinctly positive thing. But they don't stop there.
            Curricula such as Gender Spectrum Diversity Training proactively teach children that traditional sex roles are "intolerant" and wrong. In attempting to create a "values neutral" secular educational environment, educators actually create a moral void where children are taught to reject the traditional "moral compass," and are largely left to their own devices to establish behavior standards. And the self-blinded authorities puzzle over increased bullying and corruption among young people.
            Arbitrary intolerance is indeed wrong. The Christ of the Bible, however, practiced violent intolerance of religious hypocrisy and social discrimination. Why, then, does the educational establishment not hold Him up as the example of progressive social and spiritual reformation? Heaven forbid they should make the atheists angry.

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