The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT activist group in the world. For the seventh year in a row, the organization is sponsoring its annual “Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings,” on Thursday, February 24, 2022.
HRC’s Welcoming Schools is the driving force behind the day of spreading sexual identity confusion to children. It is joined by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in encouraging teachers and librarians to read “transgender” books to elementary school children.
For this year’s special day, the organizations suggest these picture books for five- to 12-year-old children:
- I Am Jazz, a book about Jazz Jennings, a boy who believes he’s a girl. The book explains to children that Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.” Jennings, now 21-years-old, has starred in his own reality TV show for seven seasons, spotlighting his “transition” from male to female.
- Calvin, about a girl who “has always known he’s [sic] a boy” and is immediately accepted as such by everyone she talks to.
- From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, about Miu Lan, a child “who can change into any shape they [sic] imagine,” but whose “mother will always love them [sic] the same.”
- Born Ready: The True Story of a Boy Named Penelope, a book whose title tells the whole story. Born female, the protagonist just knows she’s a boy – and not just any boy, but a ninja Of course, she is immediately accepted as a boy by everyone she talks to. Remember, this is a true story.
The NEA claims a membership of just under 3 million. The organization’s president, Becky Pringle, its vice president and secretary-treasurer, can be seen in an online video promoting the event, reading Calvin, along with transgender activists from HRC and various political allies.
The NEA has been all-in with the LGBT agenda for years, providing educators “with LGBTQ+ information, tools, and resources they need to support transgender and non-binary students, to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ history in their classrooms, and to stop LGBTQ+ bias and intolerance in our public schools.”
HRC offers teachers and librarians information about how to prepare, promote and organize their transgender reading events. Each picture book has its own lesson plan, with questions to ask and activities for children.
For example, after reading Calvin, kids can “describe what the word transgender means for Calvin in this story.”
After reading Penelope, the teacher or librarian can say:
When Penelope was born, the doctor or midwife said that he was a girl. Now that he is older, he can tell people who he knows himself to be, that he is a boy. What is the word that Penelope uses to describe himself in the book?
In case the kids don’t figure it out, the answer is “Transgender.”
Christians should respond with compassion and grace to individuals struggling with sexual identity confusion. But at the same time, we should respond with truth, wisdom and courage to activist groups – like HRC, the NEA and the AASL – which are spreading confusing sexual ideology to young children.
Parents with children in public or private elementary schools will want to find out if their children’s teachers, librarians, schools or school districts are promoting this national transgender reading day. They can take appropriate action to remove their children from class for the day and talk with school employees and administrators – with firmness and kindness – about why they oppose this indoctrination into a false, unscientific gender ideology.
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Photo from HRC.