Hardly a day goes by without ‘LGBT’ issues being news headlines. Recently, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) suggested that two-year-old children should be taught about LGBT issues. NUT urged ministers to make proposed sex and relationship education “inclusive” so that LGBT students “are told explicitly in the law that their lives are important too.” An article in the Telegraph quotes Annette Pryce, a member of NUT and teacher, saying that
The “right wing, religious lobby” had prevented ministers from proposing a more “inclusive” agenda for sex education classes to include teaching about LGBT+ issues.
“This new legislation has moved us forward but it is not inclusive,” she said. “Those generations of young LGBT+ people who have been failed by the system are still not told explicitly in the law that their lives are important too”. She added that the NUT must “ensure that SRE [Sex & Relationship Education] is inclusive to LGBT young people now and forever”.1
Is it any wonder that with such politicisation and brainwashing of young children that they are becoming more and more confused about their gender? Ciarán Kelly, from The Christian Institute, rightly said the proposal to teach toddlers about LGBT issues is “shocking and immoral.” He states
“Toddlers are far too young to understand issues of sexuality and confronting them with such teaching will confuse and upset them.
“The NUT’s motion is yet another example of adults pursuing a political agenda at the expense of vulnerable children – it’s shocking and immoral.”2
This is just another example of how far our culture has drifted from a biblical worldview. Once mankind departs from the fact that God made us male and female (Genesis 1:27), society turns upside down. Gender is not a social construct that defines us and can be arbitrarily changed based upon our feelings. It is a God-ordained created order that has been present from the beginning but has been marred by sin. The transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for a world consumed with its identity (1 Corinthians 6:9–11).