I received an email recently from a mother who was understandably upset about the book her 9-year-old daughter had checked out of their public school library. The book seemed innocent enough, but after perusing it a bit, it was apparent that it served up the politically correct LGBTQ+ agenda to elementary school children. To quote one example in the book, a character states:
“I grew up in another time. A time when people were not tolerant of others. My parents were devoutly religious, and in my youth, I adopted many of their more unseemly attitudes toward certain groups…That being gay was sinful. That it was wrong.”
This is just one instance of books in our local school libraries that have this agenda. So, how do you as a parent deal with this? How do you talk to your child about these issues? Like a sex education talk with your child, kids will hear about this subject from someone. We want to ensure they hear about it from you first!
One way we at Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® are trying to help is through a new publication we call A Parent Resource Guide. This particular guide will help you respond to the transgender issue by providing in depth information on the dangerous nature of the agenda, what your parental and family rights are, and how you can protect your child in public schools. Family Policy Alliance partnered with a unique group of organizations from very diverse political views, but who shared one common concern – the negative consequences of treating bodily sex as irrelevant.
- Help you understand the consequences of the transgender trend
- Consider the implications of transgender activism and “gender inclusion” policies in schools
- Explain what your parental rights are and give you the tools to protect your child’s constitutional privacy and First Amendment rights
- Encourage parents and school officials to work together to create a respectful school environment
- Help you communicate with your school officials and advocate for common sense policies that will respect the dignity of all students
We are very excited to provide this resource to you, our ministry partners. However, we can only stem the LGBTQ+ tide with your help. Your tax-deductible gift will help underwrite the work Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota does to assist you in protecting our children and to provide key information to parents on how to address issues such as this. [link to donation page]
Thank you for your ongoing support and thank you for your commitment to your child’s education and well-being. How the next generation views the LGBTQ+ issue depends on us. Let’s use every resource we have as parents to present this issue from a biblical basis and a perspective consistent with our beliefs and values!
President and Executive Director