“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
- Genesis 1:27
Step 1: Watch the Video
This video covers the topic of gender identity from the perspectives of biology, social sciences, testimonials, unintended victims, and the Christian response.
An introductory overview of the Tough Topics Gender Identity Program
To watch in Full Screen, click on the green Rumble Logo on screen to watch via Rumble.com
Biographies of Featured Speakers
Fr. Paul Scalia
Step 2: Review Important Principles
After watching the video, give teens a chance to comment or ask questions.
Go over the following together:
“We are created by God in love, for love, and for eternity. Our identity is a created son or daughter of God.”
- Mary Hasson
Step 3: Practice the Role-Play
Scenario #1: Class President Confusion
Scenario #2: Drama in Drama Class
Scenario #3: Sent to the Principal’s Office
“To love means I want what is good for the other... The more we know the truth about God, reality, and the human person the more we know the good for the other.”
-Rev. Paul Scalia
“When people ask for help from me, I have one simple thing I ask them: Tell me what was it that caused you to not want to be who you are? 100% of the time, they can tell me.”
Allow 2 hours: one hour for video, one hour for role-playing.
If parents are present, arrange the room so that the focus is on the youth
(i.e. youth seated in the front, parents in the back)
Present Tough Topics Video Program
Invite the youth to share any initial reactions
(i.e. How did you feel about that? What struck you? Did you learn anything new?)
Break into small groups to act out the scripts
Invite the youth to share personal experiences and collaborate on how the conversation could unfold in light of the material learned
Conclude with prayer
(we recommend the prayer of St. Teresa of Calcutta found below)
Consider following up with a related service project
St. Teresa of Calcutta
A Prayer of St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910 - 1997 AD)
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
13+ years old, defer to parent’s judgement. A segment of the video program contains strong and explicit material unsuitable for pre-teens.
Prerequisite: Some sex ed covered by parents.
See other age appropriate recommendations in Raising Children of Light.
For a testimonial of Rene Jax, author of Don't Get on the Plane--Why a Sex Change Will Ruin Your Life: https://www.facebook.com/AscensionPress/videos/bruce-jenner-the-transgender-question/10154869584995832/
For science-based arguments in support of supernatural truths, view free videos such as "The Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul," and "Science, God, and Creation," available at www.magiscenter.com/videos