LGBT activists are targeting religious schools in the UK with pronoun nametags and misleading theology.
“Pupils as young as 7 will be encouraged to wear a badge which displays whether they use male, female or non-binary pronouns,” writes Christian Concern. “They will also be encouraged to wave rainbow flags.”
The ideology is presented as part of Just Like Us’ School Diversity Week. The nonprofit also encourages celebrating LGBT+ history month and establishing “Pride Groups” in primary and secondary schools.
At its 2023 conference, the National Education Union, the UK’s largest teachers’ union, even approved a motion to promote drag queen story hours and LGBT+ topics in schools.
“Creating spaces for LGBT+ students can challenge the homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools,” the motion read. “Initiatives like Drag Queen Story Time and inviting LGBT+ authors into schools can help challenge the heteronormative culture and curriculum that dominates education.”
While schools promoting drag queens and LGBT topics isn’t new, Just Like Us is targeting religious schools and misrepresenting the beliefs of various religions.
“[Just Like Us materials] show the children the stories of Ruth who identifies as a ‘non-binary lesbian’ and a ‘Christian,’ Taliya a ‘bisexual woman’ who is Jewish, and Sam who is Muslim and gay,” wrote Christian Concern.
“With no mention of the Bible, Ruth says in her testimony that: ‘I wanted to form my own belief’ on human sexuality. Slides for this part of the material say: “We hope the videos will encourage young people to empathize with our ambassadors, and to see the different ways in which it is possible to be an LGBT+ person of faith.’”
However, in reality, orthodox Christianity, Islam and Judaism all oppose the LGBT movement.
Critics say Just Like Us is trying to hijack religion to affirm its own ideology, rather than teaching students about the actual beliefs these religions traditionally hold regarding gender and sexuality.
Although UK citizens are concerned about such indoctrination, the government hasn’t changed its education guidelines. Early this year, over 248,000 people signed a petition asking parliament to remove LGBT topics from early education. Only 100,000 signatures are required for parliament to debate the issue.
However, the Department for Education simply responded that primary schools aren’t required to include such topics.
“The statutory guidance states that all pupils should receive teaching on LGBT content during their school years,” it said. “Primary schools are not required to teach LGBT content but can choose to teach it in an age-appropriate way.
“The Department for Education has no plans to change its advice to schools on this subject,” the response concluded.