‘Pregnant man’ flashcards lead to North Carolina preschool teacher’s resignation

A North Carolina public preschool teacher resigned in late May after someone reported to state Rep. Erin Pare that the teacher had used flashcards depicting a pregnant man to teach colors to the very young students, the Tampa Free Press reported.

A press release by House Speaker Tim Moore said that the school’s principal had found the Progress Pride Rainbow Flag Families cards in the teacher’s classroom and confirmed that the teacher used them in the classroom.

“The principal confirmed that the flashcards were not part of the approved curriculum and that she was unaware that they were being used,” Moore said.

The state legislature is considering adopting a law similar to the Parental Rights in Education Act recently passed in Florida, which prohibits schools from teaching LGBT material to preschool through third-grade students.

“Not age-appropriate”

Pare said she appreciates that loving families “come in all different shapes and sizes.”

But, she added, “I think when you’re looking at a card in front of a preschooler that has a mommy hugging a daddy with a baby in his belly, that’s just not age-appropriate material to be showing preschoolers.”

The LGBT lobby would disagree with Pare, arguing that it is necessary to teach the concept that the LGBT lifestyle is valid and normal to children at the earliest ages to avoid confusion and conflict later.

But it seems that the opposite might be happening given that 30 to 40% of teens and young adults now identify as LGBT in the most recent studies available, according to Newsweek.

Changing minds

Historically, studies have put the LGBT population at six to 10%, and the number of teens who change their orientation to heterosexual after reaching adulthood is high.

Rather than promoting acceptance, these LGBT curricula encourage the youngest children to consider themselves LGBT, when in reality most do not end up identifying as such in the long term.

Making LGBT identification trendy is doing kids a grave disservice and setting them up for a rough transition to adulthood from a mental health perspective.

It may also lead them to make decisions and act in ways they will later regret, but will not be able to undo. Kids will be exposed to LGBT viewpoints soon enough; preschool and the young elementary years should be about simpler topics like reading, writing and arithmetic rather than complicated social topics.

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