One of the reasons many parents opt to put their children in parochial or private schools or keep them at home to homeschool is that federal and state laws governing public schools often give parents few options to opt-out of lessons plans that are inconsistent with their personal beliefs—or blatantly ideologically progressive.
At a private school, it is expected that parents will have a more intimate relationship with the lesson plans, and that much of the (let’s be real) brainwashing that’s taking place at public schools will be scaled down.
Parents of the private Phoenix Country Day School recently found out that, without their knowledge, the school had been displaying the controversial “Genderbread Person” lessons in a prominent location where children of all ages could see.
The campaign features a “genderbread” character who supposedly represents all the possible “genders.” Although the character seems geared to children, it comes from a website that is clearly meant for adults, or at least older youth. PCDS takes this curriculum from ItsPronouncedMetrosexual.com, a site run by the comedian Sam Killermann. He describes himself as a “dedicated ally and advocate for social justice.”
The “Genderbread” curriculum teaches that gender is different from biological sex. There are not two genders, male and female, but rather an endless array of genders. The possibilities include genderqueer, non-binary, pangender, androgyne, neutrois, gender-variant, AG, cyborg, two-spirit, glitterbutch, genderfluid, trigender, stud. It even includes agender and genderless.
The genderbread character is prominently featured in a large bulletin board display in the halls at the middle school. Children as young as 10 years old – the school includes fifth graders – walk by it every day.
The website discusses sex toys, a** play and links to a gay hookup app, GROWLr, for men to meet hairy men. On GROWLr’s website it is described as “an app for gay bears.” Killmann writes, “There are even some mobile dating apps for particular subcultures. Are you into bears (heavy-set men, usually hairy-bodied and -faced)? Download Growlr.”
The curriculum is clearly geared towards promoting gender fluidity as well as open sexuality, which is both age-inappropriate and highly insensitive to the individual belief systems of parents; parents who pay good money to keep their kids out of the public schools.
The school would not respond to WND’s request for comment, but their contributor explains that “the bulletin board has been up for a year at the middle school, but parents only recently found out about it. Many of the parents were horrified, and expressed their disapproval with the curriculum. But the school refused to acknowledge their concerns.”
Be vigilant, parents! Don’t ever assume your children are safe and sound just because they’re not in public school.