All good parents believe that making our public school classrooms safe and welcoming for all children and their families is a worthy endeavor. We know that children must feel welcome and comfortable in the classroom to reach their full academic potential. We also understand that some adults within various communities are exploiting the concept of family to indoctrinate children into biased views of “homosexual conduct/marriage” and “transgendered identity/expression”. This unfortunate reality not only creates an undue burden on parents; it undermines the long standing values of Lexington.
- All children must be able to discuss their families in our public school classrooms which do not require teacher initiated discussion of so-called “gay, lesbian, homosexual, or transgendered families”. The fact that a few misguided adults refer to their families using such contrived and disingenuous terminology is proof of an intention to obfuscate concepts of family and human sexuality issues. However, this is not an acceptable justification to use their children and our elementary teachers to introduce/affirm homosexual orientation and gay “marriage”.
- All children deserve to feel safe and welcome to maximize their learning potential. This does not require teacher initiated presentations validating “two men romantically kissing” or “affirming/celebrating gay relationships/marriages” in the minds of young impressionable children behind their parents’ backs.
- All children deserve to be free of public school moral indoctrination which does not enjoy wide consensus. Good parents instinctively understand that making children bear the burden of conflicting beliefs tears at their sense of security and well-being, since they yearn to please both parents and teachers.
- All children deserve to have their parents be the primary directors of their moral education; not schools, not teachers, nor any other adults in the “village”. Inculcating morals, of course, is the role of Churches and parents. Tender-aged children should not be put in the harmful position where adults in public spaces are sending conflicting moral messages.
Lexington parents and community members are determined to ensure that citizens understand the impact of the position of the Lexington school administration, GLSEN (gay, lesbian, straight, educational network), and other “homosexual/gay marriage” promoting organizations, on their insistence that parents be kept in the dark on indoctrination efforts in the compulsory public school setting.
We will work to make sure that all parents can request and receive parental notification concerning controversial human sexuality issues such as transgenderism, homosexuality, and gay “marriage”. The values of our town should never demand affirming one-sided beliefs concerning these issues in the psyches of trusting innocent school children.
Such attempts to indoctrinate young impressionable children into accepting the “morality” of lesbian/homosexual conduct and the “validity” of transgendered expression/identity do not belong in the elementary classroom. Our children’s psyches should never be used as a battleground for such issues.
Our children deserve better; loving parents deserve better.