Don’t let the Gov. Use Your Money to fund ‘sexuality, queerness and difference’ lessons for preschool children in Scotland

Public Money Should Not Be Used to Fund Gender Theory for Children

 

Don’t let the Gov. Use Your Money to fund ‘sexuality, queerness and difference’ lessons for preschool children in Scotland

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Don’t let the Gov. Use Your Money to fund ‘sexuality, queerness and difference’ lessons for preschool children in Scotland

You, the tax payer, could well be funding a project which encourages children in Scotland to explore “queerness” and question whether they are a boy or a girl.

Imaginate – a performing arts group subsidised by the Scottish Government and the European Union – have commissioned an “artistic research project” called ‘Gendersaurus Rex’, exploring how ‘gender, feminism, sexuality, queerness and difference’ can be incorporated into live performance for children.

The project is being led by controversial performance artist Eilidh MacAskill, who believes that “patriarchy” and “heteronormativity” are “destroying children’s lives”. She works with children between the ages of two and five.

In an article explaining ‘Gendersaurus Rex’, she states: “It’s about making work that can speak directly to the gender-variant child, the queer child, the homosexual child, the cis-gendered child who might feel constrained by the expectations inherent in being a girl or a boy."

MacAskill argues that “the norm is patriarchal, sexist, white and body-conformist” and calls for “some diversity”, complaining that there is a lack of “non-hetero-normative lives in our children’s theatre”.

"It’s about using the power of art as a place to question, subvert, hide from, muddy, invert and take refuge from the oppression of every day life."

On hearing about the project, one parent told the Daily Express: “The very idea that someone can access my child to put these ideas into their heads is frankly horrifying."

“I absolutely object to this and the fact that the public is funding it is sickening.”

The Scottish Government denies that it is funding the project. However, the Imaginate website states that the Scottish Government is one of its major funders.

In March the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festival's Expo Fund was announced by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.

Their press release stated: "Imaginate Platforms will be a celebration and showcase of Scottish-based artists who consistently create work of a world class standard for children and young people."

According to a press release the programme received £89,700.

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Of course it should go without saying that people who experience any sort of difficulty with their gender-identity or sexuality have the same inherent dignity as all other persons and should be treated accordingly. The propagating of this ideology to children however is an attack on the role of parents as the educators of their own children and it should not be funded by the taxpayer.

 Sign this petition ensuring that taxpayer money does not fund such a project.

For more information:

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/preschool-lessons-sexuality-queerness-d...

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/730924/Nicola-Sturgeon-SNP-government-f...

http://www.imaginate.org.uk/creative-development/research-artist/

https://gendersaurusrex.wordpress.com/

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Stop taxpayer money funding ‘sexuality, queerness and difference’ lessons for preschool children in Scotland

Dear Ms Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs,

I write to you with concern that my money, as a taxpayer, is being spent on the Imaginate artistic research project “Gendersaurus Rex”. If taxpayer money is being used in this way, I strongly object and expect this to end immediately.

The author of the project, Eilidh MacAskill, describes it as follows: “It’s about making work that can speak directly to the gender-variant child, the queer child, the homosexual child, the cis-gendered child who might feel constrained by the expectations inherent in being a girl or a boy."

MacAskill argues that “the norm is patriarchal, sexist, white and body-conformist” and calls for “some diversity”, complaining that there is a lack of “non-hetero-normative lives in our children’s theatre”.

"It’s about using the power of art as a place to question, subvert, hide from, muddy, invert and take refuge from the oppression of every day life."

This project is filled with extremely controversial ideas about which there is little agreement.

I find it highly objectionable that these ideas are being propagated to children and I strongly object to my money being used to fund such a project.

Imaginate says it is funded in part by the Scottish Government but the Daily Express claims that this has been denied by a spokesperson of the Scottish Government.

Please confirm that public money is not being used to fund this project, and, if public money is being used to fund this project, I expect it to end immediately as public money should not be used to push this radical ideology on children.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Don’t let the Gov. Use Your Money to fund ‘sexuality, queerness and difference’ lessons for preschool children in Scotland

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