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A report at the Washington Stand has documented that officials in a Bible Belt state school district sent their teachers to a conference where they were taught that, in the U.S., "nonbinary, genderqueer," "polyamorous" and "pagan" people are oppressed.
And they were expected to teach those radical ideologies to their own students.
The lessons, which included claims that the U.S. favors "white, heterosexual Christians," underscore "how badly America's children need 'the joy and the hope that comes from a Christian worldview,' an expert analyst of U.S. public education declared."
The Stand reported it was teachers from the school system in Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tennessee, who were sent to an "Engage" professional learning conference.
The details were obtained by The Stand from Parents Defending Education.
"U.S. laws allegedly confer 'privilege status' on 'white,' 'able-bodied,' 'men, cis-gendered,' 'heterosexual,' 'Christian' Americans. Those purportedly suffering under an 'oppression status' include 'person of color'; 'woman, trans, nonbinary, genderqueer,' 'LGBQ+, polyamorous'; as well as all non-Christian religions, including 'pagan.'" the report said.
Promoted, of course, was the "DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)" ideology, the report said.
The district conference material warned "triggering phrases" such as "how did you celebrate Christmas?" would inflict "trauma."
Nicki Neily, of Parents Defending Education, explained that the guidelines "encourage teachers and administrators to discriminate" against students and families.
She was interviewed by guest host and former Congressman Jody Hice on the "Washington Watch" program.
"I resent the fact that we have school administrators and public officials who are trying to put people into buckets to make sure that they are considered members of identity groups and not seen as individuals. They are not only trying to pit people against each other but also trying to normalize some questionable behavior," she said.
While the leftist lurch of the nation included demand homosexuality be "tolerated," many situations now demand approval and promotion of the ideology. Transgenderism has gone the same course, with initial demands for tolerance warping into the current campaign by the Joe Biden administration to make it a "right" that even children can demand.
Polyamory could be next up, warned the report, which cited the warning from Chief Justice John Roberts in the radical 2015 decision that claimed same-sex "marriage" is in the Constitution.
He pointed out that the ruling offered "no reason at all why the two-person element of the core definition of marriage may be preserved while the man-woman element may not. It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage."
Just months ago a judge in New York City quoted Roberts as declaring the "time has arrived" to legalize polyamory.
If it weren't "so sinister, it would be comical that K-12 teachers are being taught that polyamorous people are oppressed," PDE Director of Outreach Erika Sanz, said in an interview with Fox. "This is all based on critical theory, and it has no place in our schools."
The Stand report continued, "The 'Engage' materials also included a transgender component, encouraging attendees to read 'Safe Space Kit: Guide to Being an Ally to LGBT Students' from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network), an LGBT activist group that has encouraged teachers to insert transgender ideology into math problems."
Officials in the district claimed teachers were not required to attend, so the district had no "additional information" on the lessons being taught.