Reposted from eState4Column5©2013 by rserven
In a breakneck race with so many stupid folks, that scion of minor-league hate radio, Todd Starnes continues to suck up to the RW via his DIY psychological lemonade stand at Fox News to prop up pre-modern binary views of sexuality and gender identity from groups like Family Research Council and the Traditional Values Coalition.
If he'd only interview some of those extreme radical Log Cabin Republicans, perhaps he'd consider getting past his belief that "God created male and female" and not "that there are dozens and dozens of possible genders." Clearly Todd might actually try reading something other than the usual fundamentalist screeds trying to make secular public education into parochial schools.
The actual subtext is the threat of losing $42 million in Federal funds because of the need to comply with Federal policy
The district said they were mandated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to add “gender identity” to the policy or else risk losing federal funding.
“The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is requiring that school divisions revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity,” ... “If FCPS refuses to amend its policy, OCR has the right to recommend the termination of federal funding to FCPS.
One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.
Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology(sic), will be formally introduced next week.
Eighth graders will be taught that individual identity “occurs over a lifetime and includes the component of sexual orientation and gender identity.”
“Individual identity will also be described as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).”
The district will also introduce young teenagers to the “concept that sexuality is a broader spectrum.” By tenth grade, they will be taught that one’s sexuality “develops throughout a lifetime.”
“Emphasis will be placed on an understanding that there is a broader, boundless, and fluid spectrum of sexuality that is developed throughout a lifetime,” the document states. “Sexual orientation and gender identity terms will be discussed with focus on appreciation for individual differences.”
And Todd's framing of this is that “'Parents need to protect their kids from this assault,' said Andrea Lafferty, president of Traditional Values Coalition."