ACSI /ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL -RESOURCES TEACHERS WITH REVOICE LGBTQ+ INCLUSION TRAINING

IN UTTER DISREGARD FOR PARENTS & CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS ACSI MOVES BEYOND “UNIFYED” CRT & BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE MULTIPLE LGBTQ+ REVOICE LEADERS TO RESOURCE TRAINING OF TEACHERS.

Rev Thomas Littleton

3/21/2022

Association of Christian Schools International / ACSI Global has launched a teacher training manual called PFO2Go Boarding Track Guide for teachers. In march of 2021 ACSI announced its Diversity Equity Inclusion focus in partnership with Black Liberation Theology and Critical Race Theory activist professor from SEBTS seminary named Walter Strickland.

Now it appears ACSI has used its Global training to complete the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ resources with radicals of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary incubated Revoice LGBT+ Thrirving in the Church movement.

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THE MARCH 2021 UNIFYED PARTNERSHIP FOR DIVERSITY EQUITY &INCLUSION

“Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and UnifiEd: A Center for Hope and Unity (UnifiEd) are partnering to provide Christian educators with biblically based resources on diversity, inclusion and racial reconciliation.”

“The alliance is aligned with ACSI’s Flourishing Initiative…CSI President, Dr. Larry Taylor, believes that a truly thriving Christian community is one that intentionally fosters a culture of Christ-honoring unity.”

“Dr. Walter Strickland II, UnifiEd Executive Director, defined the effective pursuit of unity as one that is theologically oriented, data-driven and aptly resourced.”

“Cultural intelligence is a prerequisite to reconciliation and a necessity for every ambassador for Christ—despite the demographics of their school,” he said. “Scripture is the source that provides the motivation and methods for our approach to pursuing unity.”

ON TO THE REVOICE PARTNER RESOURCES

PFO2Go MANUEL FOR BOARDING TRACK GUIDE FROM 2021

PFO2Go is for Incoming International Teaching Staff

“Leaders of International Christian schools can make a solid investment in their incoming expat staff with the convenience and flexibility of on-line and on-demand learning. Whether teachers prepare before they go, watch on the plane flying to their new destination or take time during an initial quarantine window, all one needs is a laptop and Wifi to gain access this realistic, yet inspiring training”

NOTE- You will not find Revoice leaders listed on the ACSI website but can find them in “Session 6 on page 14

https://www.acsi.org/docs/default-source/global-international/pfo2go/pfo2go-boarding-track-guide-v-2021-0-2.pdf?sfvrsn=452f3202_2

“Boarding Track Session Six
Youth Culture Trends”

“Goals for this session:
• To make participants aware of youth culture trends impacting their students
• To provide resources for engaging youth culture trends
• To raise awareness about shaping technology usage”

Video Length: 15:13 minutes
“When you are ready, go to the Boarding Track course webpage and watch Session 6. Keep this guide nearby, have a way to take notes or write down questions that arise in your mind, and then press play.”

Reflect

  1. Why is it important in your role in the dorm to become a student of youth culture?
  2. Why is it important that boarding staff become comfortable and well-versed in scripturally
    rooted conversations around sexuality?
    a. The Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender books, especially A People to be Loved.
    b. Theology in the Raw with Preston Sprinkle
    c. PostureShift and the book, Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones
    d. Sam Allberry’s books
    e. Greg Coles’ book

PRESTON SPRINKLE- Sprinkle is head of The Center for Sexuality and Gender which just announced a podcast training Christian Educators of his own . Likely it was inspired by the ACSI partnership . Sprinkle is a key Revoice leader and author of several LGBTQ inclusion books including the one resourced here “People to be Loved.”

Sprinkles blog is “Theology in the Raw”

Posture Shift is an “LGBTQ Inclusion coaching organization led by Bill Henson who is also a Revoice leader and speaker .

“Posture Shift Ministries, Inc. is a leading training and consulting resource for church and ministry leaders on LGBT+ inclusion and care. We serve leadership teams around the globe – including churches, private schools, camps, student and youth ministries, counseling teams, and other para-church ministries.”

OUR VISION AND MISSION

“Our vision is Loving LGBT+ People in the Church. We are writing a new church history where Christian communities of faith and homes are the safest places for LGBT+ family and friends.”

“We achieve our vision via four missional goals: enhance church inclusion, increase family acceptance, protect against victimization, and nourish faith identity in LGBT+ lives.”

SAM ALLBERRY

Sam Allberry is the self identified “gay (Anglican ) Priest” from the UK who has become well known for his role as editor for the now disgraced Ravi Zacharias ministries and the controversial Neo-Calvinist movement of D A Carson and Tim Keller called The Gospel Coalition. TGC also promotes MANY Revoice leaders and their books along with regular contributing promoters of CRT and other Diversity Equity and Inclusion writers and advocates.

Allberry is most infamous for his ministry “Living Out ” promoting Revoice “for our US audience” as he and Tim Keller and wife Kathy launched an “LGBTQ Inclusion Church Audit ” to examine churches welcome and inclusion metrics for LGBTQ+ Flourishing.That was in 2018 as Revoice launched its movement and first conference held in a (conservative denomination) PCA church . Revoice has already SPLIT The PCA once and is likely to again very soon.

Allberrys books have been heavily promoted by TGC and a variety of LGBTQ inclusion advocates and Allberry remains active globe trotting his SSA/ Celibate / Inclusion / Hospitality message around the Neo Calvinist World .

GREGORY COLES

Greg Coles is a TGC contributor and Revoice leader and it’s “Worship ” leader. Coles book “Single Gay Christian” is endorsed by TGC cofounder D A Carson .

“To say this book is important is a painful understatement. It is the candid, moving, intensely personal story of a gay young man who wants to live his life under the authority of King Jesus and who refuses to accept the comforting answers proffered by different parts of the culture. Superbly written, this book stands athwart the shibboleths of our day and reminds us what submission to King Jesus looks like, what it feels like. This book needs to be thoughtfully read by straight people and by gay people, by unbelievers and by Christians. It is not to be read with a condescending smirk, but with humility.”

“D. A. Carson, president, The Gospel Coalition”

Coles boldly asserts the controversial view of the existence of and normalization OF “Gay Christianity” and makes bizarre claims in his book about homosexual desire in the Garden of Eden before the fall which God declares “good” . (page 45 of his book )

In his book Coles describes himself thus:

“I’m gay.”

“I’ll show you the world through my eyes. I’ll tell you what it’s like to belong nowhere. To know that much of my Christian family will forever consider me unnatural, dangerous, because of something that feels as involuntary as my eye color. And to know that much of the LGBTQ community that shares my experience as a sexual minority will disagree with the way I’ve chosen to interpret the call of Jesus, believing I’ve bought into a tragic, archaic ritual of self-hatred.”

“But I promise my story won’t all be sadness and loneliness and struggle. I’ll tell you good things too, hopeful things, funny things, like the time I accidentally came out to my best friend during his bachelor party. I’ll tell you what it felt like the first time someone looked me in the eyes and said, “You are not a mistake.”

ACSI IS HOOKING ITS TEACHER TRAINING TO ERROR AND DIVISION

ALL of the Revoice ideology is rooted in SOGI or Sexual Orientation Gender Identity of the American Psychological Association and its Interfaith Christian Influencer Mark Yarhouse to whom all these carefully selected activist and writers resourced by ACSI look to as their thought leader.

YARHOUSE AND TGC/ D A CARSON WHITEPAPER IN 2010 SET APA AS THE GOLD STANDARD FOR TGC AND MANY OTHER “CHRISTIAN ” ORGANIZATIONS IN THEIR WAKE

“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition”

SOGI THE CONTRADICTION OF “SEXUAL SCIENCE”

SOGI Asserts that;

Sexual Orientation is fixed, inborn and unchanging

While at the same time Biological or “Birth Gender ” is fluid and can /does change

Think on this flawed science for a while and consider that now SOGI is the international standard for Human Rights for LGBTQ activist and the legal and medical language for “normal” , for litigation and for healthcare policy including minors wanting to change their gender via cruel and horrific treatments and surgeries.

YES THIS IS WHAT ACSI IS RESOURCING FOR TRAINING THIER TEACHERS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

DAVID PLATT AND ACSI MANUEL

Troubled “Radical ” pastor David Platt who NOW WORKS WITH REVOICE LEADERS and is being sued by this own church for his false social justice errors abuses and violation of its bylaws is also part of the ACSI PFO2Go training .

Boarding Track Session 5
Creating Culture in the Dorm

page 12 of the PFO2Go document

“Goals for this session:
• To apply what participants have learned about culture to learning culture in the dorm
• To empower participants to create dorm culture rather than just consume or critique culture
Video Length: 14:37 minutes
Before digging into Session 5 please find time to watch this 40-minute sermon from David Platt entitled, “Die to Sin, to Ourselves, and to the World, John 12:24-25.” In this powerful sermon Platt unpacks some of the amazing history of the Korean Christian church from early 1900’s until now. What you will learn about the Christian church in Korea will likely surprise and challenge you. There is a good chance that you will have Korean MKs in your dorm program, these young people are the very descendants of the Korea revival that Platt tells you about. You will discuss this below.
When you are ready, go to the Boarding Track course webpage and watch Session 5. Keep this guide nearby, have a way to take notes or write down questions that arise in your mind, and then press
play.”

A REMINDER OF HOW MUCH INFLUENCE ACSI HAS :

About ACSI:

“Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools through multiple services including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative assistance, and curriculum publishing. Serving more than 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education.”

CONCLUSION

Association of Christian Schools International is likely not coming back from the black hole of Diversity Equity and Inclusion it has embraced to its own demise. BUT it does not have to have its way with your Christian School or be allowed to teach this error to your children right under your noses. Christian parents who pay for Christian education are “Stakeholders” and not spectators and the trust afforded by parents to ACSI leaders, school administrators and teachers is a sacred one. ACSI’s job – though they seem to have forgotten, is NOT to make Global Citizens seeking Global Justice of our children BUT to HELP us as we seek to make them into Disciples of Jesus. Over 25,000 schools in 108 countries is a lot of responsibility and a massive failure to allow. GOD HATES the deception of His lambs and warns such thoughtless or evil conduct will be dealt with the most severity and Holy of Divine Judgement.

ON THE OTHER HAND WE ARE REMINDED

PROVERBS

22 good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

The rich and the poor have this in common,
The Lord is the maker of them all.

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,
But the simple pass on and are punished.

By humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches and honor and life.

Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
He who guards his soul will be far from them.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

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