Creep of the Week: Voice of Christian Youth America

By |2018-01-16T04:59:51-05:00April 17th, 2008|Opinions|

Beware! Something “wacky” this way comes…
Pineview Elementary in Reedsburg, Wisconsin was a scary place on April 4 when students participated in a pagan ritual called “Wacky Week” and were encouraged to come to school dressed as a senior citizen or as the opposite sex.
This event, understandably, drew ire from the Voice of Christian Youth America, a Milwaukee-based radio network, which interrupted its programming to warn listeners about the event.
“We believe it’s the wrong message to send to elementary students,” VCYA’s Jim Schneider told the Associated Press. “Our station is one that promotes traditional family values. It concerns us when a school district strikes at the heart and core of the Biblical values. To promote this to elementary-school students is a great error.”
I could not agree more and, frankly, found the school’s response puzzling.
The promotion of transgenderism – that was not our purpose,” District Administrator Tom Benson said. “Our purpose was to have a Wacky Week, mixing in a bit of silliness with our reading, writing and arithmetic.” He also added that the promotion of “homosexuality” and “alternative gender roles” were not on the agenda.
Benson is clearly trying to distract from the real issue with this smoke screen, but I see through it. Outrage over Wacky Week has nothing to do with girls dressing up as boys and vice versa. Everybody knows that a boy putting on lipstick doesn’t guarantee a one-way ticket to Homoville nor does a little girl turn into a tranny boi the moment she uses Mom’s eyebrow pencil to fashion herself a beard.
What worries me is the school’s promotion of a far more sinister alternative lifestyle: old folks.
I can’t think of a worse population for children to emulate. Elementary school kids are at a stage in their lives where they are learning the very basics of independence, social interaction and hygiene. Old people embody the very opposite of what kids should strive for.
Take the issue of dental care. Seven and eight year olds are still developing life-long dental hygiene habits like brushing and flossing. Counter this with the fact that many 70 and 80 year olds don’t even have teeth. Considering the amount of hard candy old people consume, it’s no wonder. We do not need to raise today’s generation to think of starlight mints and butterscotch discs as a “treat.”
Then there’s the fact that so many senior citizens don’t even have jobs. In fact, many don’t even own their own homes, they reside in “assisted living centers” where they don’t even have to cook their own dinner. Some don’t even bathe unassisted and still more wear diapers, something elementary school students have worked hard to overcome.
Even worse, the multitudes of unemployed senior citizens live off of government largesse receiving checks from Social Security. Pineview Elementary is essentially encouraging their students to grow up to be welfare queens (and kings).
Thankfully, due to the negative reaction they received after VCYA’s broadcast, the Wacky Week dress up day is history. “I can assure you we will not be having this day (again),” Principal Tammy Hayes said.
While we celebrate this small victory, make no mistake: the AARP will find another way to try to recruit young people. We must remain vigilant. For the children.

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