Alberta Teachers’ Assoc. Guide Suggests Teaching Children ‘Why Homophobia Leads Us to Sin’

Classroom II pdEDMONTON, Alberta — The Alberta Teachers’ Association recently released a guide for teachers to instruct students about “sexual and gender minorities,” including suggestions that children try out drag for a day to “explore perceptions of gender” and be taught “why homophobia leads us to sin.”

The manual, created with partial funding from the government of Alberta, is meant to arm teachers with resources to “destigmatize sensitive aspects related to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression” in schools.

Among the guidance included within, the manual instructs teachers to use the pronouns that correspond with one’s gender identity, and to refrain from using language that separates male and female.

“Quite often we, as teachers, refer to students using restrictive binary language, such as ‘boys and girls’ or ‘ladies and gentlemen,'” it reads in part. “In fact, quite often we skip the binary itself and simply refer to groups of people as ‘guys’ giving primacy to the male identity. When we do this to students, we exclude any of those who do not identify as either category.”

The Association rather recommends that instead of addressing students as “boys and girls,” “ladies and gentlemen” or “guys,” they should be referred to as the more generic “folks,” “people” or “class.”

Teachers are also schooled on gender neutral pronouns such as ze/zir, and they/them.

A number of suggested activities are likewise included in the manual, including having children dress in drag and to even put on a drag show for the school.

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“In this activity, students put their hair and makeup skills to the test while learning about the art form of drag culture. Students are encouraged to examine the performance of gender, specifically the exaggerated feminine aspects of dressing and acting in drag,” the manual reads. “Students will gain a deeper understanding of sexual and gender diversity while exploring perceptions of gender, masculinity, and femininity.”

Teachers are also presented with the idea to hold a gender-bender day where students blend both male and female, and appear more unisex in their apparel.

“Gender-bending fashion students are challenged to create fashion that transcends gender and fully incorporates the masculine and feminine in all their pieces,” the Association writes. “Students are encouraged to question the typical markers of masculine or feminine fashion and design pieces that are unisex while still being fashion forward.”

Additionally, the manual presents a lesson plan for teachers on “Why Homophobia Leads Us to Sin.” (See page 89 here).

“During this lesson, students will explore how homophobia affects community and is in opposition to the community of the kingdom that Jesus calls us to create,” it reads in part.

Teachers are encouraged to show students a video of the biblical account of the woman caught in adultery and note that Jesus said that those without sin were to cast the first stone—that is, to begin the woman’s execution as required under the law.

“With the story of Jesus’ response to sin in mind, brainstorm on the board the sins that people and Christians are eager to condemn others for. Examples might include murder, theft, unbelieving, etc. When a list has been created, add homophobia to the list,” the manual instructs. “Ask students if homophobia then deserves to be on the list.”

It does not note that after granting mercy from punishment, Christ commanded to the woman caught in adultery, “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)

Some have expressed concern about the teachers guide, including parent Theresa Ng, who runs the site Informed Albertans.

“The content and concerns of this PRISM resource require Albertans to answer a critical question: Who should be entrusted with authority over our next generation of youth?” she wrote on Sunday. “Vladmir Lenin understood the power of that choice as he said, ‘Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.'”

“The goal here is not ‘tolerance’ or ‘inclusiveness,’ but rather forced acceptance,” also wrote Rick Moran of American Thinker. “It’s taking valuable class time to propagandize and brainwash children—to alter their values, especially if they conflict with the values being shoved down their throats by administrators.”

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  • bowie1

    Hmmmm…I thought sin was considered a “religious construct” and thus “illegal” to use in the public schools.

  • nineleven

    Perversion approved by legal means is still that in God’s eyes.

  • Reason2012

    Public schools “desensitizing” kids to anal_sex now forcing boys to dress up as girls. Shows how far they’ve fallen.

  • Reason2012

    Forcing boys to dress up as girls to make them more comfortable with perverse_sexual desires? Wow.

    Adults continue to permanently turn away from homosexuality, even after decades of believing the lie they were “born that way”, proving it’s not genetic, but the product of indoctrination, confusion, mental instability and/or abuse.

    Homosexual behavior is most literally pointed out as a sin, and God has not changed on that regard. But if a person has those inclinations but does not act upon them, does not dwell in lust upon others, but is instead struggling against them to avoid them, then it’s not a sin. It’s just like sinful inclinations of any kind: it’s acting upon it when it becomes a sin.

    And this is what God says about sin and specifically the behavior of homosexuality:

    Romans 1:26-27 ”For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their_lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [men who willingly take on the part of a “woman” with another man], nor abusers of themselves with mankind [s odomites], (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

    1 Timothy 1:9-10 ”Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (10) For_whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind [s odomites], for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

    Jude 1:7 ”Even as_Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

    Luke 17:29 ”[Jesus said] But the same day that Lot went out of_Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

    Matthew 19:4-6 ”And he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (5) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (6) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    Jesus made it quite clear God made us male and female so that a man will leave his father and mother (not two fathers, not three mothers and so on) and cleave onto his wife (not his husband and so on).

    The Word of God rebukes us all – even if we all try to say we don’t believe the Bible, the very Word of God will be our judge when we face Him. And God is a righteous judge and will judge us all – not turn a blind eye to our sin. Do not be deceived by the world: it’s God we will have to convince that His word was a lie, not men. What happened in Noah’s day when the entire world rejected God? Did God spare them because there were so many? No – they all perished except for Noah and his family!

    Proverbs 9:10 ”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

    God spared not His chosen people – we are kidding ourselves if we think He will spare the United States of America if we choose to blatantly turn away from Him.

    Jeremiah 12:17 ”But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.”

    Luke 17:28-30 “So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (29) but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. (30) Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

    Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [suppress] the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, m urder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

    The entire Bible points out men having_sex with men is an abomination. Likewise woman having_sex with women. It’s not just Paul that pointed it out.

    Genesis 19:4-13 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of S odom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them [men wanting to have_sex with men].

    And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing [he offers his daughters to be_raped to keep them from having_sex with another man – shows_rape is not the issue but male on male_sex]; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

    And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

    And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

    These two messengers were sent to destroy that place before the event where they tried to_rape these messengers.

    Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

    Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination …”

    Even cross-dressing is an abomination:

    Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

    Deuteronomy 23:17 “There shall be no_whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a s odomite of the sons of Israel.”

    1 Kings 22:46 “And the remnant of the s odomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

    1 Kings 15:11-12 “And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the s odomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

    2 Kings 23:7 “And he brake down the houses of the s odomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

    Ezekiel 16:49-50 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister S odom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

    And the “pride” parades about homosexuality are more of the same.

    Matthew 19:4-5 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

    Not father and father. Not mother and mother. Not his husband.

    And only two people of opposite gender can become “one flesh”.

    Live forever, people – not temporarily only to be cast out for living for the things of this world.

    May God/Jesus Christ be glorified!

  • They’re saying saying sin is sin is sin. I’m saying saying saying sin is sin is sin is sin.

  • Nidalap

    In their minds, this chaos will lead to a perfect utopia.
    History would not bear that out but hey, why listen to that when you’ve got a great slogan like “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for”

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Homosexuality leads to sex with anything including pedophilia; having a peaceful homophobia is a human right for all mankind. People have rights to morality. The homosexuals need calling for repentance and not deadly endorsement of immorality for them to get saved. De-christianized Western culture is so wrong. The West enslaved mankind with racism before, and now it’s by sexual immorality. The latter is so much more tragic than the former to all especially to Western children. Secularism is harmful to children. No submission to Western Sodomism. ( Jude ch.1) Freedom is for living out God’s truth and not bending to the Western notion of immorality.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      “Homosexuality leads to sex with anything including pedophilia”

      Prove it.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        The entire wealthy secular nations and its culture. Read the daily news. The West has no sane morality apart from Christianity. Secular people don’t have their own children; that fact adds to sick perversions further by having irresponsibility. You guys are being bored and that’s why the wealthy childless West bullies the poor mankind who are normal.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          So you don’t have any proof. Got it, thanks.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Read the news. Gay West has sex with anything and especially ruins children. You guys were normal only when you were Christian. God’s wrath is upon every Sodom. Mankind do not get away with ruining children for long. Jesus cursed child-abusers. Read the Gospels in the New Testament Bible.

        • johndoe

          christianity isnt needed to have morals…ridiculous

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The West has no conscience apart from Christianity. Secular West’s values are money and power and pleasure. Today’s Westerners attack their own Christian forefathers and Christian ancestors because they hate Christianity, the only good thing in the Western Civilization. You guys are too spoiled.

          • johndoe

            You obviously dont understand the definition of conscience. I have no hatred for anyone. I just have no need for your religion. You sound jealous.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Secular Westerners hate Christianity and desire to dishonor God and make religious people suffer. Secularism is evil. (Psalm ch.14)

          • johndoe

            Wrong as wrong can be. Secular people in America dont hate religion….they just have use for it

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, they hate Christianity because they believe in infanticide and sexual immorality.

          • johndoe

            No evidence of the hatred your talking about

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Christian West brought literacy and civility and lawfulness into the world. Secular West brings blashemy, abortion, suicide, and homosexuality.

        • Dianne

          Grace Kim Kwon please STOP ranting about the west being the worst sinners. The WHOLE world lies in the lap of the wicked one. ALL HAVE SINNED and FALL short of the glory of GOD! We all need prayer and JESUS died for all of mankind. Stop making it a WESTERN problem. Evil reigns everywhere in this fallen world. May the Lord Jesus Christ lead you to make prayers and supplication for all men that some might be saved instead of finger pointing.
          Blessings, Dianne

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, but it is also a fact that legality and protection and promotion of abnormal immorality is being pushed by the Western powers, the former Christendom. Even some Western Evangelicals are endorsing it nowadays. The Church abolished much of world’s barbarism, and the West’s homosexual inclination must be tackled, too. Please don’t take it as finger-pointing. This is a news in Alberta, Canada. The danger of the loss of religious freedom is real in Western nations. Peaceful homophobia is a human right.

          • Dianne

            Grace Kim, sexual immorality is in ALL NATIONS and Christianity STARTED in the MIDDLE EAST and if you read your bible you would know that. There are disgusting and perverted lifestyles ALL OVER THE WORLD, so please do us all a favor and see sin in all parts of the World as Christ sees it and Watch as well as PRAY, being a good soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ and leave the judging to HIM. Peace and blessings, Dianne
            P.S. I sincerely hope that you hear this message with your HEART.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, Dianne, everyone is a sinner as the Holy Scripture declares. Sins are everywhere, and the Holy Spirit alone makes sinners repent and return to God. Yes, He will judge our world. I’m writing here to remind readers that we are losing freedom to declare the truth as it is in the former Christian West, doing things for freedom while it’s still possible. Thank you for your letter. The Lord bless you, too.

      • Gary Whiteman

        Is this a joke?
        You think gay men and pedophiles are two entirely different groups?
        Want some links to some news stories?

        • Ambulance Chaser

          No, I want links to at least one scientific study, conducted to exacting scientific parameters, and published in a respected, peer-reviewed journal showing a correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia.

  • meamsane

    AH! The progressive “fruit” of “feelings” Ideology contrary to reality!

  • Rick

    Homophobia implies fear of homosexuals. People aren’t afraid, they are upset that the educational systems of North America are attempting to relabel sin as justified. Just like Hilary and her cohorts are labeling infanticide as “woman’s choice”. This is a systematic form of reprogramming our kids to fit their world model.
    Sin is lawlessness. That law offended is God’s moral law and that standard never changes.

    • hytre64✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Well said!

  • Dianne

    It is PAST TIME for Christian parents to stand up and say NO MORE to this onslaught of SATAN. Wake up CHURCH and fight for YOUR RIGHT to REMAIN HOLY UNTO THE LORD AND SET APART FOR HIS GLORY!!!!