A Memphis gay rights organization wants to shut down Briarcrest Christian School for teaching a biblical perspective on sex and gender.
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.
Molly Quinn, the executive director of Out Memphis, told Fox 13 Memphis that Briarcrest’s teachings regarding the Bible are hostile for students.“It’s harmful for kids,” said Quinn. “It’s statistically proven after years of studies and so much investigations that that kind of culture is harmful for kids.”
“We hope as the community rallies around this, that we not only come forward with our outrage but with real strategies to remove the school from being in power,” she added.
It’s not clear what Quinn meant by removing Briarcrest from being in power, but it was clearly a threat – and one that Christians across the Mid-South should take seriously. And the radical gay activists aren’t the only ones threatening the school.
“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.”
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.”
Out Memphis called on parents to remove their children from the school.
“We call on the administration of Briarcrest to open their eyes and acknowledge the harm they are inflicting. We call on the parents there to advocate for their children and peers by demanding changes or removing their kids from the school,” Out Memphis wrote in a statement.
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.