We've all told our kids not to succumb to peer pressure to do things they shouldn't do. And we all remember being told this by our parents. And we also try to steer our children toward worthy companions who have good judgment, not "friends" who will lead them down a rocky road.
Well, Christians today both old and young need to be extremely discerning about some causes they are asked to join. One of those coming up soon in some public schools is called "Ally Week."
Ally Week started a few years ago and it's another project of the controversial Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, GLSEN, a radical pro-homosexual and pro-transgender group. GLSEN advocates homosexual behavior among youth, and they are doing everything possible to silence parents, teachers, or other students who don't agree. They convince kids some people are born homosexual or born in the "wrong sex body," so gender change is justified and no big deal.
GLSEN also vigorously opposes abstinence programs, suggesting instead that teens are ready for sex whenever it appeals to them, and that such behavior carries little risk. This is, of course, a completely irresponsible and uncaring position.
Okay, now that you have the picture, here's how GLSEN explains the activities of Ally Week to students, teachers, coaches, and others:
"Ally Week is an opportunity for you to identify who in your school is an Ally against anti-LGBT bullying and harassment. Gathering pledges is a great way to do that. Asking people to take the Ally Week pledge allows you to have conversations about why anti-LGBT bullying is an important issue and to get email addresses to follow up with Allies throughout the year."
And here's the Ally Week pledge:
"I believe schools should be safe, supportive places for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. THIS IS WHY I HAVE PLEDGED TO: Not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; Intervene, if I safely can, in situations where students are being harassed. Support efforts to make this, and every, school safe for all students."
Now this sounds fine until you think about what they are doing here. What's involved in not using "anti-LGBT language"? Does this mean a student can't say homosexuality is a sin? Or that it's against his/her own personal ethics? It's highly likely that kind of language would be offensive to GLSEN, in which case this is a group that supports discrimination based on religion or denying free speech -- not to mention, they are clueless about the reality of homosexuality and gender confusion and their harmful impact on teens.
GLSEN pairs up approval of homosexuality and gender confusion with preventing bullying. Will some kids be manipulated into signing this, thinking they are being compassionate and that there's no other possible solution? Of course they will. And GLSEN has stated one of the goals -- to identify those who are, as they put it, "anti-gay." If you don't go along with the way GLSEN has inaccurately defined the situation with their erroneous solutions, you are the same as a bully, a mean, heartless person. GLSEN is using peer pressure to indoctrinate the entire school community (if they can get away with this) into embracing homosexuality and gender confusion. It's another of their attempted re-education programs, enlisting straight "allies." But such allies are no friends to their homosexually attracted peers if they go along with this.
And what about Christian kids, and others who have faith objections to homosexual behavior? There's no room for their beliefs here, no tolerance, no diversity.
In schools where kids are allowed to distribute these pledge cards and get people to sign their list, you may see T-shirts and posters as well, but it's not appropriate for schools to allow this, since it's again, a back-door way to get people to give approval to known high risk, immoral behavior. And since no child is born homosexual or in the wrong sex body, no responsible organization or school should be selling "gay" behavior to kids in the first place.
Of course no one wants bullying, but we don't have to approve of homosexuality to prevent bullying, and I hope we can all clearly detect the misinformation here and stand instead for the whole truth.