• Italian Parents Protest Forced Cross-Dressing in Elementary Schools

    Parents from Northern Italy will hold a demonstration called “Defend Our Children” on Saturday to protest against gender ideology being introduced in elementary schools and educational programs aimed to blur children’s sexual identities.

    An elementary school program that includes dressing little boys in girls’ clothes, and vice versa in order to “overcom[e] gender stereotypes” is evoking the most outrage.

    The schools state that the exercise adopts guidelines from the European standards on sex education, which is attributed to the World Health Organization.

    One activity, called “if he were she and she were he,” reportedly involves boys and girls exchanging the clothes that they are wearing. The children are then asked to discuss how they feel in their new “role.”

    Another sex education program for kindergarten students intended to highlight the similarities and differences between boys’ and girls’ bodies involves one child lying down and the others placing their hand first on the child’s heart to feel how it beats, then on the diaphragm to feel it rise and fall. The text does not specifically state that the children are to touch each other in the genital area, but parents are complaining that such touching is “understood.”

    The goal of the demonstration will be to defend the institution of marriage as composed of a man and a woman, the child’s right to have a mother figure and a father and “to protect our children from the propaganda of gender theories that are appearing surreptitiously and in an ever more worrying way in schools,” says Prof. Massimo Gandolfini, who heads the protest.

    Pope Francis spoke against the gender ideology that is currently being emphasized in schools in a statement published in La Santa Sede this past Sunday.

    “(Children today) are beginning to hear strange ideas, a sort of ideological colonization that poisons the soul and the family: we must act against this,” he said. “This ideological colonization does great harm and can even destroy a society, a country or a family.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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