February 6, 2012
Focus on the Family has recently published an article criticizing the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) “Ready, Set, Respect!” elementary toolkit, which features 10,000 Dresses. While FoF submits that “the material includes some things we can all agree with—like protecting children against bullying and stopping name-calling”, they find offense because “the toolkit doesn’t seem to advocate much ‘respect’ for parents who don’t want schools promoting things like same-sex marriage and cross-dressing to children against their will.”
Lesson plan ideas from the GLSEN toolkit like “Look for ‘teachable moments’ to incorporate promotion of homosexuality into classroom activities. For instance, ‘Write math problems with contexts that include a variety of family structures and gender-expressions. For example, ‘Rosa and her dads were at the store and wanted to buy three boxes of pasta…’” are chock full of “red flags”, FoF says. They point to these lesson plan ideas as evidence of “the code words homosexual activists groups are using to circumvent parents” and “the Orwellian nature of these groups’ [GLSEN] efforts”.
Read the rest of the FoF article condemning tolerance and respect on the Citizen Link website.