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A nationally-renowned private Christian school in Memphis is facing attacks from LGBT activists and a radical county commissioner for following the teachings of the Holy Bible.
Briarcrest Christian School drew fire after they announced a training session for parents and students on a Gospel response to sexuality and gender titled, “God Made Them Male and Female. And It Was Good. A Gospel Response to Culture’s Gender Theory.”
Briarcrest promised an “enlightening look into the craziness our culture is throwing at our kids and leave equipped with a gospel response to share with them.”
“When Superman is rewritten to be a homosexual, when parents allow children to choose their genders, and some schools are embracing students for being courageous by ‘coming out’ and considering transitioning…how do you respond biblically,” the school pointed out in promotional materials.
LGBT activist Dylan Sandifer accused the school of promoting bigoted ideas.
“I understand that as a private school they can teach anything that they want, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right,” he told television station WREG. “I’m more concerned with LGBTQ students who are going to the recipients of hatred and rejection by the adults they look up to as authority figures, their parents, and their teachers as well their peers who are getting those ideas from their authority figures.”
And the radical activists weren’t the only ones triggered by the private school’s lessons.
“There has to be a reckoning with these institutions on the oppression they uphold and the gates they keep,” Shelby Commissioner Tami Sawyer posted on her Twitter feed.
She accused the school of spreading “hateful drivel against LGBTQ children.”
In a statement to KWAM NewsTalk 107.9 FM, Briarcrest defended its commitment to teaching “students about all aspects of biblical truth, including biblical sexuality.”
“Briarcrest is a Christian School that teaches and upholds the biblical principles found in scripture. We affirm our unity in Christ and that we are all created equal in God’s eyes. We will continue to strive to teach our students what is true and just in light of God’s word. We love people enough to tell them the truth about biblical sexuality. We have a responsibility to teach students about all aspects of biblical truth, including biblical sexuality. In addition, we strive to support parents in their efforts to raise biblically literate children who learn to defend their beliefs with gentleness and respect. Furthermore, as our culture attempts to silence biblical truth, we will proclaim the hope of the Gospel.”Briarcrest Christian School
Former Shelby County Commission Chairman Terry Roland told the television station that it’s pretty clear God made two sexes.
“If you don’t know what sex you are look in your britches and it’ll tell you real quick what you are,” he said. “They have all right in the world and people are tired of the left pushing this transgenderism. I think Briarcrest, they have all the right to do what they’re doing. It’s a private school and it’s a Christian School.”
The government has no right telling a Christian school what they can and cannot teach. And if the LGBT mob has a problem with the curriculum at Briarcrest, they are more than welcome to educate their children in a public school.
If only Commissioner Sawyer and the LGBT mob paid as much attention to the dumpster fire that his public education in Shelby County.
Here’s an op-ed for you, @tamisawyer – the government has no right telling a Christian school what they can and cannot teach. Seems to me you and your fellow commissioners have more than enough to deal with regarding Shelby County Schools. https://t.co/Pmn71aUONe— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 8, 2021