February 20, 2015 Radio Commentary

Gender & School Policies

Radio Commentary, 90.7, 91.7 New Life FM, February 20, 2015 – By Sue Ella Deadwyler

Every session several bills are introduced to give civil rights status for sexual orientation and it’s happening again. The strategy behind those bills is to normalize alternate lifestyles in every aspect of culture. Sexual orientation bills introduced so far this session would change policies in public, private and religious schools, would mandate added penalties for certain crimes and require government employers to alter qualifications for jobs.

In recent years, the term “hate crime” became the foundation for increasing punishment for crimes thought to be motivated by race, color, sex, nationality or religion. Except for religion, all of those classifications are facts of birth. But since the word sex is a fact of male and female biological identity, the term “sexual orientation” began cropping up to stretch human identity beyond biological fact.

“Sexual orientation” became an umbrella term for multiple classifications of sexual behavior that keeps expanding. So, the word “gender” was substituted for the word sex. Most people assume that sex and gender mean the same, but they don’t.   Those of you who have a King James Version of the Bible might have noticed Leviticus 19:19 that reveals the meaning of gender in this statement. “Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind.” With those few words, the Bible defines gender as behavior. The sexual orientation bills for this session represent a four-pronged attack on Biblical morality, especially in schools. H.B. 40 would require public and private schools and religious schools to adopt policies that elevate gender, sexual orientation and gender identity to civil rights status, under the guise of making schools safe. It was pre-filed, but has not been introduced, officially, yet.

H.B. 142 would require public and private schools and religious schools to adopt policies that affirm gender, sexual orientation or gender identity when they hire employees or admit students.   Schools that do not adopt such policies could not enroll students on scholarships from scholarship organizations. Meaning, Bible-based schools would have to deny their religious doctrine to educate students on scholarships.

H.B. 40 and H.B. 142 would cause devastating cultural changes if they pass. Fortunately, H.B. 40 has not been introduced, but H.B. 142 has. Call Representative Coleman at 404 656-9210 and ask him to keep H.B. 142 in his committee. It discriminates against the religious freedom of students, educators and their families. For Georgia Insight I’m Sue Ella Deadwyler, your Capitol correspondent.