Christian Legal Group Protests New Pro-Gay Curriculum

Attorneys from the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a Christian legal group, are challenging a newly proposed lesson plan by schools in Minneapolis, Minn., to carry out what ADF claims amounts to the homosexual indoctrination of elementary school students.

As part of a new "Welcoming Schools" campaign, introduced by the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign (HRC), students will learn from an early age that same-sex attraction is normal and healthy, that "gender identity" is a fluid concept, and that all families are unique, even those with two "dads" or "moms."

"It is clear that the goal of HRC is to implement an educational program to indoctrinate young children with social viewpoints that are extremely controversial, out of the mainstream, and rely on unproven scientific theory that runs counter to American cultural and scholastic interests," ADF said in a letter to Minneapolis schools.

Although the HRC claims that the new lesson plan is meant to curb bullying and "create learning environments in which all learners are welcomed and respected," ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks rejected the assertion.

"HRC says the program is designed to stop bullying, even though its true intent is to promote the homosexual agenda. If HRC merely cared about bullying, they would simply endorse the school district's vigorous 'Bullying and Hazing Policy.' Parents and school officials need to be aware of what HRC is really trying to do," Nimocks said in a statement.

"When school officials have to choose between protecting children in those families or furthering the homosexual agenda, the choice is obvious: protecting our children comes first," he added.

In their memo to the school system, the ADF emphasized that the new curriculum would undoubtedly create a firestorm of disciplinary issues as the "gender identity" of students becomes impossible to determine.

"Schools, bathrooms, locker rooms, and other intimate places will no longer be protected from members of the opposite sex once 'gender identity' becomes standard behavior for students. From an enforcement standpoint, school officials would be unable to discern whether a boy who is using the girls' restroom is a sexual predator, prankster, or one who sincerely believes that he is somehow a girl," the memo points out.

Currently, the "Welcoming Schools" curriculum is being implemented in three school districts across the nation, with its gradual implementation in other districts soon to follow.

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