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Mary Crowley's Journey of Faith - Part 2

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March 08, 2024

Teacher-Parent Alliance?

A new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests the two big far-left teacher's unions don't represent most teachers when it comes to explicit sex and gender curriculum in the classroom.

The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have been aggressively promoting LGBTQ ideology inside and outside the classroom for years. Both unions claim that bringing explicit gender identity and sexual orientation material into classrooms, over the objection of parents, is good for children and education. JDFI has been exposing this radical agenda for years.

Apparently, the two unions have never asked actual teachers, whom they claim to represent, what they prefer. The Pew poll found that by 41% negative to 4% positive, teachers believe the debates about these subjects "have had a negative impact on their ability to do their job." Fifty percent of teachers don't believe issues about gender identity should be taught in school.

Many teachers also agreed with parents that the younger the child, the more teachers don't want explicit sex and gender material to be included in their classes. Thus, 62% of elementary school teachers rejected transgender ideology in their classes. Forty-five percent of middle school teachers agreed. That figure drops to only 35% of high school teachers.

In schools where these controversial gender subjects are being taught, nearly one-half of teachers (48%), unlike their unions, embrace parental rights and say parents should be able to opt their children out. One-third of teachers reject parental rights and think students should be forced to learn LGBTQ and trans ideology regardless of what their families think. Among parents themselves, 54% believe it should be their decision whether their children are exposed to trans propaganda.

Not surprisingly, there is a partisan divide over what's appropriate to teach in the classroom, as well as parental rights. Sixty-nine percent of Republican teachers do not want to teach LGBTQ issues in school, and a whopping 80% support the parental right to opt their children out of such classes. Self-described Democrat teachers support LGBTQ curriculum and want it to be mandatory. (Fifty-eight percent of teachers identify as Democrats.)

We are encouraged that significant percentages of American teachers reject gender and homosexual curriculum in the classroom. There is no such diversity of thought at union headquarters, however. The NEA and AFT teach their own members to embrace radical gender ideology. They actually battle against parental rights and regularly label parents who are trying to protect their children as "extremists," "book burners" and worse. Both leftist unions know that whoever molds the minds of our youth will control America's future.

JDFI will continue to support parents who are under siege by powerful forces that control American education. We strongly urge states to pass school choice laws that give parents greater ability to select educational options that reflect their values.

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May 20, 2024

A Great Honor For A Great Man

On May 16th, a seven-foot statue of Reverend Billy Graham was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. The base of the statue is engraved with the verse John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

May 17, 2024

Will The United Nations Be Your Doctor?

Opposition is building to a proposed World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic treaty. JDFI has been sounding the alarm for months, but the Biden administration has continued its negotiations with WHO. Under the proposed changes, WHO, a United Nations entity, would have sweeping new powers over public health authorities and elected officials in the U.S. and around the world. In addition, all signs point to the treaty not being sent to the Senate for ratification, but being agreed to, unilaterally, by the White House.

May 15, 2024

The Blessing of Living in America

Do you think it was a surprise to God that you were born in America, or have had the good fortune of legally immigrating to America? Of course, He wasn't surprised. In fact, the Lord chose to give you the greatest blessing anybody can possibly have by beginning your life here in a nation built on the truth that your liberty comes from the God who created you.