Tennessee Christian School Teaches God Made Only Males and Females, Infuriating Shelby County Commissioner and LGBTQ Activists


A private Christian school in West Tennessee has triggered LGBTQ activists as well as Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer into an angry frenzy.

Officials at Briarcrest Christian School, in Eads, held a training session for parents and students about how to respond Biblically to gender theory. A flyer for the event, which school officials held November 9, asked participants to “look into the craziness our culture is throwing at our kids.”

“When Superman is rewritten to be a homosexual, when parents allow children to choose their genders, and some schools are embracing students for being courageous and ‘coming out’ and considering transitioning…how do you respond Biblically?”

Sawyer, upon seeing the flyer, tweeted about the event and expressed strong disapproval.

“There has to be a reckoning with these institutions on the oppression they uphold and the gates they keep. @BriarcrestHs once educated their students that segregation was God’s will and is now spreading this hateful drivel against LGBTQ children. Just be better,” Sawyer wrote.

Sawyer then tweeted that Briarcrest, as well as St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis “have some deep internal work to do.”

Sawyer did not return The Tennessee Star’s request for comment.

LGBTQ activist Dylan Sandifer denounced the school during an interview with the Memphis-based WREG last week.

“To promote these kind of bigoted ideas just have no place in school. I understand that as a private school they can teach anything that they want, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right,” Sandifer reportedly said.

Briarcrest spokeswoman Beth Rooks did not answer The Star’s questions Tuesday and instead emailed a statement.

“Briarcrest is a Christian School that teaches and upholds the biblical principles found in scripture. We affirm our unity in Christ and that we are all created equal in God’s eyes. We will continue to strive to teach our students what is true and just in light of God’s word. We love people enough to tell them the truth about biblical sexuality,” Rooks wrote.

“We have a responsibility to teach students about all aspects of biblical truth, including biblical sexuality. In addition, we strive to support parents in their efforts to raise biblically literate children who learn to defend their beliefs with gentleness and respect. Furthermore, as our culture attempts to silence biblical truth, we will proclaim the hope of the Gospel.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Tami Sawyer” by Shelby County, Tennessee. Background Photo “Briarcrest Christian School” by Bcswp. CC BY-SA 4.0.






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9 Thoughts to “Tennessee Christian School Teaches God Made Only Males and Females, Infuriating Shelby County Commissioner and LGBTQ Activists”

  1. General Pinochet

    There are only two sexes, that’s the science.

  2. Gabe H. Coud

    so, what do the medical textbooks say? 32 genders and infinite levels inbetween?

    or two?

  3. Tim Price

    Science is Science. God made man and woman. That is the only way you can procreate and have children. Anything else is a lie straight from Satan himself. End of story!

  4. 83ragtop50

    The school should be proud to be persecuted for standing up for Biblical principles. The unclean like Ms Sawyer can stomp and hold their breath as much as they please but that will not change the truth.

  5. Kevin

    More selective reasoning! What happened to all of the leftist idiots claiming that we should “follow the science”?

    You can call yourself anything that you want, I really don’t care. Words are manmade. You can reject any biblical proclamation about God creating only a man and a woman. That’s your God-given, 1st Amendment protected right, and I’ll defend your right to do it!

    But you can’t ignore facts. All mitotic cells in a man contain an X and a Y chromosome, in a woman, there are two X chromosomes. Defy that!

    So, until all of these naysayers construct their own universe, their own Earth, and “every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them”, I think I’ll stick with my current beliefs!

    1. T

      Man, lol.. That is WELL SAID! AMEN!

  6. rick

    Get over it you immoral freak!

  7. JB

    It was more of media driven event than anything else as the protestors were enabled by the Memphis media. About 4 people turned out in protest; however, all of the Memphis media covered it like it was 400 people.