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SOGI 123: Inclusion Or Indoctrination? Exercising Your Parental Rights

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If you read my previous blog entitled SOGI 123: A Dangerous Curriculum For Our Kids, you would have been introduced to the SOGI 123 curriculum being enforced in some school systems in British Columbia and Alberta.


There are many ways to reflect on and then face this issue as a parent or caregiver if you are uncomfortable with the way traditional school boards seem to want to propagandize children with their own messages.


What’s Wrong with SOGI 123?

SOGI stands for sexual orientation and gender identity. The curriculum focuses on facilitating discussion and awareness about sexual orientation and gender identity by enforcing programing in schools to create an “inclusive” environment. The problem with SOGI 123 is that it teaches children that sex and gender are not related, even though this ideology has no scientific (or logical) foundation.


Inclusion vs. Indoctrination

We must ask ourselves this question as parents and caregivers:


Is the SOGI 123 curriculum focused on inclusion or indoctrination?


Inclusion means that everyone’s opinion is respected and acknowledged. There is an understanding that as human beings we have many differences but key similarities. Focusing on what is similar can enable us to successfully work together.


Indoctrination is when only one opinion matters and whether there is sound backing or not, that specific ideology is force-fed to all persons in its environment. Obedience to this ideology is everything and the basis of the thought process is supposed to be accepted without any critical thinking.


SOGI 123 pushes the idea of inclusion but excludes the opinion and feelings of people who are not comfortable with the programming. Parents are expected to regurgitate the curriculum to their children at home, without any mindfulness of religious freedoms or expression, or consideration of if a parent feels that the curriculum is age appropriate.

If a teacher speaks up against the SOGI 123 programming, they are in danger of losing their job or being accused of hate crimes. When people are frightened into silence and information is being censored in the news, the situation in that society has become dire.


As parents, caregivers, and teachers, we must give thought to the fact that our children should be raised with the distinct knowledge of freedom, including freedom from indoctrination. Children should be able to think critically about everything, including SOGI 123, and if they don’t agree with it, they should have a right to say so.



Time to Act

As much as the traditional education system wants you to remain silent as a parent or caregiver, I am here to tell you that you have a voice; use it. You do not have to be docile and give up your rights and responsibility as a parent or caregiver to a stranger who feels the need to indoctrinate your child.


Help your child think critically (and I don’t mean in a negative sense). Encourage your child’s questions and then encourage their research to find the answers. Support your child to be confident if they feel the need to express an idea that is against popular opinion. Remind them of their rights and freedoms.


Remember, it is the children who grow up into the adults who think outside the box, who speak out and stick to their convictions – those are the ones who change the world for the better.


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