The Austin Independent School District (ISD) school board voted in favor of a sex ed curriculum early Tuesday morning that normalizes LGBT sex acts at young ages and advises the words “mom” and “dad” be eliminated from school terminology.
The school board approved the sex ed curriculum that will be used to teach children in grades three through eight, despite the wishes of many outraged parents and faith-based groups who packed the meeting during which the vote occurred.
— Katie Hall (@Katie_Statesman) October 28, 2019
As the Statesman reported, outside the meeting, Naomi Wilson chanted in front of parents and pro-family supporters, “Black trans lives matter.” Wilson was arrested and charged with trespassing.
David Walls, vice president of Texas Values and an Austin ISD parent, said in a statement the board’s vote “sends a clear message: people of faith and traditional moral values are not welcome in Austin ISD.”
“By passing this curriculum, Austin ISD has broken the sacred trust that parents put in their children’s schools,” Walls continued. “Austin ISD parents have no reason to entrust their children to a school district that weaponizes education to indoctrinate children into the LGBT political movement.”
The AISD school board is allowing parents to OPT OUT, rather than OPT IN, a procedure which means the children of parents who are not vigilant about signing the OPT OUT form will be automatically included in the curriculum.
Texas Values reported AISD abandoned its plans to use Planned Parenthood’s Get Real sex ed curriculum since Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill into law that bans local governments from contracting with abortion providers. The school district subsequently announced a “revised” middle school curriculum.
You can't make this up folks, AISD swapped out Planned Parenthood's sex ed for radical LGBT pro abortion Canadian sex ed. It's so crazy not even we could believe it at first, but check the link for screenshots!https://t.co/IHYgSpUJ85 #TXlege
— Texas Values (@txvalues) September 25, 2019
The family values organization said the “revised” curriculum “is just as radical and inappropriate as Planned Parenthood’s,” and continued:
In fact, despite AISD’s claim to have developed this curriculum “internally,” most of the curriculum seems to come from Canadian pro-LGBT abortion providers. Make no mistake, AISD’s revised curriculum shares the same legal (and moral) concerns as Planned Parenthood’s Get Real.
In the curriculum materials for grades three to five that were shared by Texas Values and PJ Media, teachers are instructed to “use Gender Inclusive Language,” and advised further:
It is important to avoid terms which refer only to ‘male’ and ‘female’ identities when speaking with young children as this can limit their understanding of gender into binaries and can exclude children who may not identify within these identities. For example, when discussing family members or adults they may have in their life, try not to only use terms like “mom” or “dad.” Try integrating words like, “parents” or, “guardians” to include children whose parents might not fit into “traditional” concepts of family structures.
Signaling the tone of things to come, Texas Values reported last week that Austin elementary school Blackshear Fine Arts Academy hosted drag queen David Richardson, aka Miss Kitty Litter ATX, in the school’s library to read to young children.
We’re so happy to have J Wren Pennington @AISDLibTech and @AtxMiss as our guest readers today for @BlackshearArts Pride Week Story Time! 🏳️🌈 #AISDProud #AISDPrideWeek Thanks so much for taking the time to come read to our students! pic.twitter.com/Yml69RZ3j1
— BlackshearFineArts (@BlackshearArts) October 7, 2019
Feeling happy as a headliner for AIDF pic.twitter.com/rIC490l0Q2
— Miss Kitty Litter ATX (@AtxMiss) August 16, 2019
In the grade 6 curriculum, students will be taught to “differentiate between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.”
A cartoon graphic defines “gender identity” as “boy, girl, non-binary.” Sexual orientation is defined as “homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, pansexual.”
Biological sex is defined as “male, female, intersex,” and gender expression includes “appearance, pronoun.”
In the section on “homophobia,” teachers are instructed to ask students “how gender can be thought of as a spectrum.”
“Explain that sexuality … is neither predictable nor linked to gender identity,” the program teaches. “While it is often assumed that boys like girls and girls like boys, these assumptions are harmful and exclude individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, etc.”
In the curriculum, young children will be taught how to become activists for the LGBT agenda. Sixth graders, for example, will learn to “recognize injustices and plan ways to denounce inequality.”
Students will be taught they should not make “assumptions” such as “boys cannot wear dresses.”