What is happening in our country that a private Christian school is advocating for its students to stop using the terms “mom” and “dad?”
In Manhattan, New York, the Grace Church School is encouraging its students to stop using those terms in a guide called the Grace Inclusive Language Guide.
“The goal of this guide is to provide the community with more inclusive language that is aligned with the mission of Grace Church School,” reads the guide’s overview. The school says that “while [they] recognize hateful language that promotes racism, misogyny, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination are already addressed in our school handbooks, [they] also recognize that [they] can do more than ban hateful language; [they] can use language to create welcoming and inclusive spaces.”
The 12-page guide tackles terms dealing with ‘gender’, ‘families’, ‘sexual orientation’, ‘race/ethnicity’, ‘religion’, ‘being able’, and ‘socioeconomics.’ One would think that the school was a college or university, but no this progressive school teaches pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
They believe it is essential that Kindergarteners understand that in the real world, when we say “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen,” that it’s harmful to the bedrock of our society, so instead, the child must learn to say “people, folks, friends, or readers.” The guide says that ” for folks all along the gender spectrum, using the right pronouns can be affirming to their gender identity, or on the flip side can be detrimental if they are misgendered.”
“Families are formed and structured in many ways. At Grace Church School, we use inclusive language that reflects this diversity. It’s important to refrain from making assumptions about who kids live with, who cares for them, whether they sleep in the same place every night, whether they see their parents.” The guide says that “we actively try to under notions of a ‘typical’ or ‘normal’ family structure” saying that “each family is unique.”
Everything about this guide is precisely what is wrong with our society today. It’s not ‘normal’ for a school to tell children to stop using the loving term ‘mom’ or dad.’ STOP PAYING FOR THIS MADNESS!
The normal family structure works. It creates safe and happy societies. It’s not normal to have a single-parent household where one parent is stuck with the burden of providing love, nurture, social and religious instruction while also ensuring their children are financially stable.
Can it work? ABSOLUTELY. I am a successful product of that very family structure. Is it ideal for the children? NO. Children suffer.
Our society has to stop attacking the Judeo-Christian family structure – a proven winner – to “promote a sense of belonging for all.” It’s harmful and allows destructive ideas like critical race theory to enter into our school systems. They attack the traditional family so that the school or government becomes the parents. It has nothing to do about being ‘inclusive.’ Stop falling for that narrative.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org