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Public education: prey of the new sexual ideology.

The LGBT community wants to redefine marriage. The transgender community wants to redefine human sexuality and even eliminate the concepts of binary sexuality and traditional marriage from our vocabulary and culture. All of the above are seeking to influence children in the public schools of the world.

During a recent trip to Africa, I talked with friends from Uganda and Kenya who said that LGBT activists have infiltrated the departments of education in their countries to rewrite national educational policy to support the LGBT agenda. They are actively designing educational curriculum to that end. This is a trend I have discovered in my travels in Asia and in Latin America, as well as in my own country.

Two articles caught my attention recently. The first was Joy Pullmann’s piece in The Federalist, “Scholastic’s New School Catalog Hawks Nooks to Saturate Kids with Identity Politics.” The second, Martin M. Barillas’ LifeSite News article, “Brazil’s New President to Eliminate Transgender, Pro-gay Ideology from Schools.” The first identifies a growing problem that few people seem to understand or care about. Barillas’ piece shows that the President of one country knows what is going on and using his office to do something about it.

The Pullman article demonstrates the collusion between the LGBT community and Scholastic Publishing. As their website claims, they are “The world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books with $1.6 billion in annual revenue” and the “#1 website for U.S. elementary school teachers.” The site continues, “Scholastic books and educational materials are in tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of homes worldwide, helping to Open a World of Possible for children across the globe.”

“Diversity” as a way to subvert the virtuous education of children

One of Scholastic’s partnerships is with We Need Diverse Books. WNDW, founded in 2015, describes itself as “a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that so-called diversity is influencing the education systemadvocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

Pullman writes about Ibi Zoboi, a Haitian-American novelist of young-adult fiction, in an interview with Bustle, an online woman’s magazine about the aims of the partnership: “We need diverse scholars and educators who will subvert the canon, the form, and many of our hierarchical systems of selecting and lauding books.” “Subverting the canon” is literary critical theory-speak for “making sure nobody reads Shakespeare ever again, unless we decide he was really a closeted gay woman.”

Thao Le, a literary agent at the Dijkstra Agency, states: “We Need Diverse Books has forced the children’s publishing industry to face its uncomfortable reality: that our books are predominantly white, straight, and cisgender and cater to a white, straight, cisgender readership … They’ve made some strides in children’s books and what I hope for the future is that they’ll be able to bring their influence over to the adult arena of publishing as well.”

so-called diversity is influencing the education systemPullman says the end goal of the relationship between the LBGT activists and groups like WNDB is “fomenting the rise of identity politics among increasingly younger children, to saturate everyone’s families, schools, and public squares with far-left and hugely divisive politics.” This is exactly what is happening before our eyes.

Identity politics meets public education

Pullmann’s concluding critique of Scholastic: “The world’s biggest publisher and distributor of children’s books, like the rest of big corporate, clearly thinks it’s time to cash in on the identity politics trend. They don’t care about ideas, or about the children; they’re in this for the money.” For Pullmann’s sober and chilling article go here.

Brazil's president activist in the education system

Whether you admire or hate him, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, like Donald Trump, is a man on the move. Martin M. Barillas’s article in LifeSite News describes

Bolsonaro’s bringing a wrecking ball to Brazil’s failing public school system. Brazil rated 63rd out of 72 countries in the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment.

His plan is to rid the schools of the influence of Brazil’s famous Marxist educator Paulo Freire. Freire’s critical pedagogy is inherently political, places education in the hands of the government and urges education for “political action and social critique.” He wants to begin by ridding textbooks and schools of homosexuality and gender-identity generated curriculum, the kind of stuff Pullmann is writing about. Whether he will succeed, only time will tell. But at least he has a vision of restoring sanity to Brazil’s education system.

For Bolsonaro’s early attempts read this story at LifeSite News.

We do well to remember that the experiment in state-sponsored education will collapse when the public stops supporting it and fights to return education to the family, the church and other mediating institutions.

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).