Children as young as two and three years old will now be taught to question their biological gender, as nurseries around the UK turn story time into a lesson in gender-bending.
The initiative, funded by the Department of Education, is organised by Educate and Celebrate, a group whose main focus is to ‘transform schools and organisations into LGBT-friendly places’. So far, they’ve been pretty consistent with their mission statement, singlehandedly changing a variety of schools and nurseries into gender-neutral zones.
Books including characters who believe they are the wrong gender will be read to children as young as three after LGBT inclusion group Educate and Celebrate put them on nursery and primary school reading lists.
One features a teddy bear named Thomas, who says ‘in my heart, I’ve always known that I am a girl teddy’, according to The Sunday Times.
Stories encourage girls to consider a career in fire-fighting and boys to cook dinner for their families.
Introducing Teddy, which is published by Bloomsbury, features an exchange between Thomas and his friend Errol, in which Thomas says: ‘I need to be myself, Errol.
‘In my heart, I’ve always known that I am a girl teddy, not a boy teddy. I wish my name was Tilly, not Thomas.’
Another on the list is a picture book called Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?
The story’s main character, Tiny, questions their gender identity and discussion topics are listed at the back of the book, including: ‘Does it matter if Tiny is a boy or a girl? Should Tiny be allowed to play football and dress up as a fairy?’
But it doesn’t stop there. Another book on the infamous list is basically the transgender version of Cinderella. In fact, Yahoo Lifestyle recently featured the story, calling it ‘utterly charming’:
The story itself, accompanied by illustrations from J. Orr, is charming. A child, Lyric, is born to a king and queen and assigned male, but Lyric doesn’t feel male. He’s nervous that he’ll never become the great king his mother and father expect him to be. He runs away and meets the spirit of his grandmother, who helps Lyric transition into the princess she knows she is. “Lyric finally felt free. Tears trickled down her cheeks,” the story reads. “’This is who I am. This is who I’ve always been. In my heart, I knew I was not meant to be king. But maybe I can still be a leader.’”
But while Yahoo may think it’s a cute story, more insightful individuals are concerned. UK’s Campaign for Real Education chairman, Chris McGovern, has stepped into the public eye to voice his concerns on this new strain of story time indoctrination:
‘I do not question the intentions of the people using and promoting this material, but it is misguided,’ he said.
‘They are inflicting adult neuroses about gender onto children who are not interested in gender. Children do not have issues about their gender in 99.9% of cases.
‘Adults need to stop thinking children see the world the way they do. They do not.
‘They may play at being a goblin one day, a dragon the next. They do not see the world in the way adults do and inflicting adult neuroses about gender onto children is damaging and cruel.’
However, unsurprisingly, proponents of the LGBT agenda (and consequently the new program) refuse to listen. Instead, they give rebuttals such as this one by founder of Educate and Celebrate, Elly Barnes:
‘The book collections we have sourced for schools are much needed to break the heteronormative model to reflect real-life families, which come in all different shapes and sizes,’ she said.
‘Our young people are not born racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic. The problem lies with the grown-ups and giving them the confidence and the resources to be inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation — the books provide an accessible way for teachers to do this.’
This scenario is yet another example of the power of the unleashed LGBT agenda. With same-sex marriage legalised in the UK, gender ideology is running rampant, forcing its way into politics, the sport scenes, and apparently children’s story times.