Wednesday, November 02, 2022

In Portland, the Sexual Revolution Starts in Kindergarten

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Portland Public Schools has launched a war against the “gender binary” and adopted a radical new curriculum teaching students K through 5th grade how to subvert the sexuality of “white colonizers” and begin exploring “the infinite gender spectrum."

Christopher Rufo is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. 

He has written an in-depth, fully sourced article defining just how low public education has fallen in Portland---and across the nation.

Be informed, not misled.

I'm using sources mostly supplied by Chris Rufo and the Manhattan Institute.

Rufo has obtained a cache of documents from a source inside Portland Public Schools that exposes the nature of this curriculum. The lessons seek to turn the principles of academic queer theory into an identity-formation program for elementary school students; it has been adopted in many of the district's K-5 classrooms. 

The premise is simple, racist, and barbaric.

The privileged white heterosexuals have created an oppressive gender system in order to dominate racial and sexual minorities. As the curriculum explains, “gender is colonized,” and Western societies have used language to erase alternative sexualities. “When white European people colonized different places, they brought their own ideas about gender and sexuality,” the curriculum reads. “When the United States was colonized by white settlers, their views around gender were forced upon the people already living here. Hundreds of years later, how we think and talk about gender are still impacted by this shift.” 

Rufo reached out to Portland Public Schools for comment on this, and received this response: “We make certain that our curriculum is LGBTQ+ inclusive for students who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-queer, and queer to create a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students.”

The introduction may be uncomfortable for adults, but remember this is for kindergarteners in Portland Public schools.

The curriculum begins in kindergarten with an anatomy lesson featuring graphic drawings of children’s genitalia. The lesson avoids the terms “boy” and “girl” in favor of the gender-neutral variants “person with a penis” and “person with a vulva,” because, according to the curriculum, some girls can have penises and some boys can have vulvas. “Any gender and kid can have any type of body,” a related presentation reads.

First and second grade: Re-thinking your identity. 

In first and second grade, students are introduced to the key tenets of the gender-identity theory. “Gender is something adults came up with to sort people into groups,” the curriculum states. “Many people think there are only two genders, girls and boys, but this is not true. There are many ways to be a boy, a girl, both, or neither. Gender identity is about how you feel about yourself inside.” 

Next, students work through a lesson called, “Our Names, Genders, and Pronouns.” The lesson tells them that “gender is like outer space because there are as many ways to be different genders as there are stars in the sky.” 

Students, the curriculum explains, can “change their name to match who they are, like their gender, culture, or just what they like better.” They can be “boys,” “girls,” “cisgender,” “transgender,” or “nonbinary,” and experiment with pronouns such as “they/them” and “ze/zir,” according to their personal preferences. “Only you can know what your gender is,” they are told.

By third grade, students begin their indoctrination to become activists to convert their peers.

In third through fifth grade, the district begins lessons on “LGBTQIA2S+” activism. The curriculum presents the categories of “man” and “woman” as manifestations of the “dominant culture” that has used sexual norms to oppress minorities. “The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is straight is called heteronormative. The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is cisgender is called cisnormative,” the curriculum claims. “Therefore, the culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is straight and cis is called cisheteronormativity .” 

This system, according to the lesson plan, is a form of “oppression” designed to benefit “white straight cis boys” and to punish “LGBTQIA2S+” people. 

Then there is the cult-like call to commitment.

By the end of fifth grade, the curriculum explicitly asks students to make a “commitment to change,” according to the dictates of gender ideology. Students receive a list of commitments which include: 

  1. “I commit to learning more about what LGBTQIA2S+ words mean and how they have changed over time."
  2. “I commit to learning about the history and leadership of Black trans women”; 
  3. “I commit to practicing pronouns and correcting myself EVERY time.”
  4. “I commit to attending QSA/GSA and being a leader at my school."
  5. "I commit to watching and reading books, movies, and TV shows that have LGBTQIA+ characters.”

In other words, they commit to becoming political activists for queer theory and the broader sexual revolution.

Chris Rufo's conclusion.

"This type of pedagogy is, astonishingly, becoming commonplace in public school systems across the United States. But there will be an endpoint. Queer theory is a fundamentally weak academic theory. As it becomes practice in public schools, it will begin to damage students, leading them through a series of broken promises, including, for some, disastrous hormone treatments and surgical procedures. Eventually, as parents understand the ideology and what it hopes to accomplish, they will revolt against it–a day that cannot come soon enough."


The revolt has already begun. Parents are outraged, and the culturally blind are beginning to open their eyes.

States led by conservatives like Florida, Texas, Arizona, Idaho, and others, are passing laws and enacting policies that forbid this kind of insanity.

It's child abuse.

Much of what is driving voters toward Republican, conservative candidates in this election is related to the outrage toward this kind of  activities led by far-left Democrats and fully supported by President Biden---who constantly tells this movement, "I've got your back."

This is one reason why every Christian and conservative must vote. Our privilege to vote comes with a great responsibility to do so.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful. Vote.