By: Jake Fogg
At a national conference in Cardiff, Wales, UK’s National Union of Teachers (NUT) voted for its members to teach LBGT lifestyles and issues to toddlers in preschools and nursery schools.
While this may be a surprise to many, this issue is not only in the UK, but also in other parts of Europe and in the United States that has been working its way to younger and younger minds.
One example of this occurred in March of 2010 when the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts held a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations in which Planned Parenthood handed out brochures titled “Healthy, Happy, and Hot”.
According to the association, the publication was distributed to girls as young as 10 years of age. It covered such topics as masturbation, casual sex, and even “talking dirty”. In the U.S., the organization is called Girl Scouts of the USA and claimed no connection to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where the panel took place.
National Union of Teachers (NUT) stated that transgender lifestyles and same-sex relationships should be ‘promoted’ to children as young as two to reduce hate crime. An excerpt from the NUT Conference Final Agenda confirmed the statement in the wording, “…including promotion of LBGT+ matters for all school from Nursery throughout all phases of state education;”
NUT teachers complain that there is a “lack of policies which promote LGBT issues within schools”. The teachers at the conference agree that this has a “significant negative impact on the well-being of students and teachers who are homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.”
Much of the NUT Final Agenda was dedicated to ensuring that teachers were not required to carry an exceeded workload and seemed to complain about academic requirements being too strenuous. Yet, the organization encouraged its teachers to do extra to ensure LGBT standards were carried out even though the government had not yet made the standards mandatory for primary-aged students.
The conference made two points very clear.