(CNSNews.com) -- The conservative Family Research Council (FRC) is urging parents across the country to keep their kids home on Thursday, Feb. 27, a day that pro-LGBT activists and teachers will use to read pro-transgender books to children in some schools and libraries, a practice they want to establish as an annual event.
"Do you want your child to be psychologically manipulated at school on Thursday? Might be a good day for a Mommy Date at the museum!" said the FRC's Cathy Ruse in a post on the group's website.
"The anti-Christian Human Rights Campaign [HRC]and their pals at the powerful National Education Association are pushing public schools to recognize this Thursday as 'Jazz and Friends National Day of School & Community Readings,'" noted Ruse.
The HRC states that it is showcasing three books for the Jazz and Friends readings: Julian is a Mermaid, I am Jazz, and They She He Me: Free to Be!
In Julian is a Mermaid, a young boy fantasizes about dressing as a woman after he sees three women dressed as Mermaids on the subway. With his new view, Julian can be anything he wants, a mermaid, a woman, or ?
Commenting on the book, LGBTQ Nation said, "Growing up with lesbian aunts as the heart of the family, [author Jessica] Love says it helped to shape the book as she created it. She also cited her partner’s older brother, who had just transitioned when they met."
The children's book They She He Me: Free to Be! is a "much-needed picture book about pronouns and gender fluidity," according to the School Library Journal. According to the blurb on amazon, the book is "a go-to place to help keep the conversations alive, break down assumptions of who is 'she' or 'he' and expand beyond the binary to include 'they' and more."
I am Jazz is "a transgender propaganda book designed for children," reported the FRC. "It is based on the real-life story of 'Jazz,' a child who was convinced that he was born in the wrong body. As a child he was injected with hormones to block his normal sexual development, and recently he had radical surgery to complete his 'transition' to another sex. Which, of course, is impossible."
In its promotion of the Jazz & Friends National Day of School & Community readings, the HRC states, "Join parents, caregivers, educators, community and religious leaders and students for community readings and discussions. Sign up to host an event in your community -- in your school, library, community center, place of worship or even your own home."
"Activists groups are trying to make the reading of this book an annual event," said the FRC. "The day will be used to promote gender deviance and LGBT politics to vulnerable children. Not all schools are doing it. Yet. But some are."
For parents who want to protect their children from the pro-LGBT readings, the FRC provides a link to a "universal opt-out letter." The FRC also links to a group of concerned parents in Arlington, Va., the Arlington Parent Coalition, who are organizing against the transgender propaganda being forced on children in some schools.