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Homosexual Activist Group Targets School Sports Programs

by Candi Cushman

GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)—the national homosexual activist group created by Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings—has launched a new program specifically designed to influence school sports programs.

At first glance, GLSEN’s sports project looks rather benign—as is usual with GLSEN projects, it’s only when you dig deeper that you see the sexual radicalism just beneath the surface.

Parents should be aware of how this radicalism could be introduced to their children through school sports programs.

Called “Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project,” the new initiative is “focused on addressing LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] issues in K-12 school-based athletic and physical education programs.”

The director of the new GLSEN sports program is Pat Griffin, who has a history of promoting homosexual and transgender activism and is the author of a book entitled Strong Women, Deep Closets: Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport. The book has chapters with titles like, “We Prey, They Pray? Lesbians and Evangelical Christians in Sport.”

In a “Chalk Talk” series for coaches, Griffin has advised on “What is Unacceptable in an Athletic Setting,” including “Teammates proselytizing other team members who are not interested in discussing religion.”

Does this mean that GLSEN’s new sports project director would prefer to ban athletes using their freedom of speech to voluntarily share the Gospel with those who disagree with their viewpoint?

Griffin has also advised in “Chalk Talks” that, “When gender neutral toilets are not available, it is generally accepted that students should be allowed access to the bathroom that corresponds to the gender with which they identify.” In other words, schools should allow men who identify as women to use girls’ bathrooms and vice versa.

As for GLSEN’s Changing the Game website, it includes tip sheets for school principals and coaches, encouraging them to “Schedule an educational program on LGBT issues in athletics for your team.” Also included on the website is a transgender-issues resource for “high school and collegiate athletic programs,” called On the Team, which is co-authored by Pat Griffin. “The report is intended for school administrators, athletic directors, coaches, students and their parents,” says the website.

Among other things, it provides a list of terms such as “Genderqueer” and “Gender Fluidity.” Gender Fluidity is defined as “a wider, more flexible range of gender expression, with interests and behaviors that may even change from day to day. Gender fluid individuals do not feel confined by restrictive boundaries of stereotypical expectations of girls or boys.”

It’s clear we can expect GLSEN’s sport project to become yet another venue for pressuring schools to implement radical policies and teachings that fall in line with homosexual and transgender political activist goals.



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