A Maryland school district near Washington D.C. has taken criticism for pushing a reading list on small children containing books on the gay agenda and transgenderism.
The Montgomery County Public Schools claim that the LGBTQ list aims to “reduce stigmatization and marginalization of transgender and gender nonconforming students.”
“All students deserve to see themselves in their school and classroom, including students who identify as LGBTQ+ and come from LGBTQ+ headed families and have family members that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community,” a presentation presenting the list states. “There are no planned explicit lessons related to gender and sexuality, but these books do mean that LGBTQ+ identities will be made visible. Inclusive curricula support a student’s ability to empathize, connect, and collaborate with a diverse group of peers, and encourage respect for all.”
“No child, or adult, who does not agree with or understand another student’s gender identity or expression or their sexuality identity is asked to change how they feel about it,” the presentation added.
Per the New York Post:
The presentation was apparently part of a professional development workshop for MCPS staff held in August about “Building Community with LGBTQ+ Affirming Picture Books.” One of the slides stated, “Use five of the books by the end of December.”
The book that MCPS has recommended for children in pre-kindergarten is “Pride Puppy,” which teaches terms like “intersex,” “drag king,” “drag queen” and “Marsha P. Johnson,” the late famed drag performer.
Pre-K teachers are also provided a resource guide about “defining LGBTQ+ words for elementary students” by the Human Rights Campaign, which includes vocabulary like “cisgender,” “gender binary,” “transgender,” “pansexual” and “queer.”
Students in kindergarten, ages 5 and 6, are advised to read the 2021 book, “Uncle Bobby’s Wedding,” which is about a wedding between two men.
“Students will recognize that people’s multiple identities interact and create unique and complex individuals,” the MCPS guide states.
Students in first grade are advised to read “IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All,” which includes LGBTQ+ topics on being “non-binary” and deciding “what pronouns fit you best.”
“Students will recognize their own responsibility to stand up to exclusion, prejudice and injustice,” the guide states.
This is the kind of garbage that parents need to end. This is why tens of thousands of parents rallied this election to take out liberals and to install more conservative-minded people on school boards all across the nation.
But one election is not enough. We need to totally eliminate these leftists from power or our children will continue to corrupt our children and our system of education.Commentary