Lifesite news is reporting that the Madison Metropolican School District in Wisconsin is enabling children to transition to a member of the opposite at school without even getting parental consent.
“The policy enables children, of any age, to socially transition to a different gender identity at school without parental notice or consent. It requires all teachers to enable this transition, and then prohibits teachers from communicating with parents about this potentially life-altering choice.
Rick Esenberg, President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty says, “Madison schools have adopted policies that violate constitutionally recognized parental rights. A public school district should not, and cannot, make decisions reserved for parents.”
LGBTQ groups continue to push their homosexual and transgender agenda. They won't stop until the next generation bows to their policies and lifestyles.
As parents and leaders, we must not shy away from the difficult conversations that must happen because of the blatant push by groups who are echoing that same sex relationships or being transgender is a good thing.
If you haven't had conversations about this with your Pastor or other church leaders, you need to do so. If you haven't faced LGBTQ issues, you will. It's just a matter of time. Now is the time to decide what your policies and procedures will be.
One great resource I recommend is the book "Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture."
The author is Dr. Mark Yarhouse. Mark is one of the leading Christian voices in this issue and the book is very helpful. It not only does a deep dive into the roots of transgenderism, but also provides simple steps you can take when you are faced with someone who has or is dealing with this issue.
Dr. Yarhouse says there are 3 lens you can look through when you are talking with a transgender person.
1 - The Truth Lens. The trust lens says it is wrong. It is sinful. It is a choice that someone makes in rebellion to God's plan for relationships. It takes a hard stand against being transgender.
2 - The Grace Lens. The grace lens also says it is wrong. But it takes a quieter approach for those who are dealing with this issue.
"Yes, it is wrong. But we are not going to condemn you. We are going to come alongside you and walk with you through this."
We are going to call you by whatever name you want to be called by. We are going to wrap our arms around you in love. God does the work. We are going to show grace and love as He works in your life and draws you to His truth.
3. The Celebration Lens. This lens celebrates and promotes the lifestyle. It marches down the street in pride. Anyone who speaks against the lifestyle is a bigot, homophobic, intolerant, prejudice person.
Dr. Yarhouse champions the grace lens as the best option. It is through this lens that people can find redemption and transformation. I agree with Him. When a person truly encounters the grace and forgiveness that Christ offers, he or she will have the opportunity to accept Jesus and have their lifestyle radically changed by the grace of God.
We must also be very aware, as stated at the beginning of this article, that we are in a race for the heart of the next generation. We must get their first and help kids develop a Biblical worldview.
The heart and soul of the next generation is at stake.