I Have Come Here to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My Personal LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry)

When it comes to gay issues, I am very Libertarian on the subject. I believe you have a right to be however you want, as long as you are not hurting others or violating their rights. Yes, I’m a Christian, so the issue is not one for me personally. But, I do not enforce my views on others – Libertarian, remember? It is their choice. That choice extends to my children and that means that others do not have the right to impose their choices on my children. That is for my children to decide with and within their family. To go into an educational environment and spread sexual preference propaganda… to force it on all children of all ages is just wrong. In my viewpoint, discussions of sex and lifestyle do not belong in the schools. It is a private matter and indoctrination of any flavor… be it religious, political, or a sexually based agenda should not be allowed in the classroom ever.

From the Huffington Post:

I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, since the very first time as a 16-year-old I went and stood shaking and breathless in front of eleven people to talk about My Story, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people’s minds about us. I want to make them like us. That is absolutely my goal. I want to make your children like people like me and my family, even if that goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion. I want to be present in their emotional landscapes as a perfectly nice dad and writer who is married to another guy. Who used to be a girl (kind of). Who is friendly and cheerful and not scary at all, no matter what anyone says.

I would also like to know: Why are we so afraid of admitting this? I ask as a person who quailed before this accusation (and its slimy misguided undertones of pederasty) for more than two decades. That is our job: to encourage people, especially children, to think differently about a subject than they do now. To dispel the dim and dismal miasma of myths and stereotypes, and instead allow the light of truth and fairness to shine in. That’s the deal, my friends. And if we have done it — if we have come to a place where a kid has been struggling in the muck of ignorance and hatred, and helped them up and cleaned them off and sent them to play in a meadow of love or at least kindness — then baby, we have done the thing well.

At the moment, I am helping to put the finishing touches on a series of children’s books that all feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer kids or families. There are six books, and they are racially and ethnically diverse, filled with girls and women doing cool things, page upon page of kids enacting their own identities in joyous and peaceful ways. There’s no bullying or shaming in these books, and no Very Special Episode identity politics — it’s just happy kids being well, solving problems, having adventures, loving and being loved. They have lesbian mums and gay dads and big extended queer chosen families; some are gender-independent. But what they all are is present. They are all in the books, on the page, on the landscape.

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How do we talk to children most effectively? Through story. And so, I set about trying to make a set of children’s stories that would teach kids what I want my son and all of his schoolmates to know — that people like the people in our family (both biological and logical) are absolutely great.

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That’s what I want kids to know about lesbian, gay, bi, queer, and trans people — that we exist, that we’re perfectly fine and often really excellent, and that even if you don’t know any now you will before too long. I want them to know that we’re absolutely as worthwhile and worthy of love and respect as anyone, and that if you’re kind to us and behave yourself well there’s a better than even chance you can get an invitation to brunch. I want kids to know this even if their parents’ or community’s interpretation of their religious tenets is that we’re awful. I would be happy — delighted, overjoyed I tell you — to cause those children to disagree with their families on the subject of LGBTQ people.

If that makes me an indoctrinator, I accept it. Let me be honest — I am not even a little bit sorry.

My children should have the choice of what books they read and if they are too young for that, the parent should give consent. You do not have the right to sway young minds towards your predilections. That is what Hitler was despised for. Because of a sexual/political agenda, our children are being brainwashed into believing that anything goes. Each person as they grow up should be able to form their own preferences/beliefs given their choice of religion or not, their sexual preferences, their political preferences, etc. These are rights granted by God and implemented by the Constitution – not you. You can take your indoctrination and stuff it. And I am not even a little bit sorry.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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