Pastor Kevin Swanson is very concerned about what your children are learning in public schools. But, as you might imagine, his issues are not with that newfangled math they’re teaching these days, but with the fact that public schools are turning children into transgender communists! (That’s not an exaggeration.)
Swanson explained this fascinating theory on a recent episode of his radio program Generations.
“The state has an agenda with your children,” he warned. “I realize that this may sound a little bit hyperbolic, it may sound [like] a little bit of an exaggeration — I don’t think it is, because I think if you begin to see the trajectory of where things have gone and you just draw it out for the next five, six, eight years, you’re going to find this is the agenda.”
“The goals of the educational program for your kids in the public schools,” Swanson continued, “the goals of the world for your children is that your kids be transgendered and communist by 20 years of age.”
“Of course this is the agenda,” he said. “Parents, just get serious about it. Do you want your kids transgendered and communist at 18 years of age? Is that your goal? If it isn’t, then maybe you ought to bring a different vision into the education of your children.”
The gist here is that if children even hear about something, they will automatically want to become it. Which, sure, can sometimes happen. I, for one, thought my real parents were horses and refused to answer to anything but “Shirley” for a period of time when I was three. But it only happens to a degree, and there’s a difference between a toddler having a quirky imagination and a kid who knows who they are. For one, it doesn’t change in a month. You can’t “turn” a child transgender anymore than you can turn them into a horse.
If allowing children to know that trans people exist is what is going to make them decide they are transgender — then how on earth does Swanson explain all the people out there who turned out to be trans that grew up having no idea other people like them even existed? And how does he explain kids who grew up during the end of the Cold War, watching John Waters movies and being well aware of the existence of Candy Darling, who turned out to be heterosexual cisgender Commies?
If exposing children to new ideas caused them to fully internalize and accept it the way Swanson thinks, teachers everywhere would be thrilled… since they’ll all tell you one of the biggest frustrations with education is that kids don’t internalize anything they’re saying, much less take on new personas based on what an adult says.
There’s no special agenda to transform kids into something they’re not. That’s the sort of thing people like Kevin Swanson want to do. Schools aren’t teaching children about the fact that LGBT people exist in order to transform them into being gay or transgender (nor are they teaching them about the Bolshevik Revolution to make them little Communists).
They’re exposing kids to LGBT issues so they don’t act like assholes to the kids who are in that group. Because those kids shouldn’t have to go through school having to deal with a bunch of Kevin Swansons when they’re just trying to figure out that newfangled math.
(via Right Wing Watch)