Others more clever than me have observed ‘never get between a Mama Bear and her cubs.’ Parents around the country are fighting back against the hard-Left takeover of public schools, using the courts, state legislatures, and several other means.
Parents are challenging books in school libraries and classrooms in record numbers. They’re objecting to sexually explicit content, profanity, anti-police messaging, and other left-wing indoctrination found in schoolbooks. The most-challenged books are “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy”, the latter a gay story normalizing sex acts between 4th-graders which has been criticized for encouraging pedophilia.
Members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) have inundated Disney executives with almost 150,000 thousand phone calls and emails objecting to the company’s self-described ‘not-so-secret’ gay agenda. There’s a website where you can join this national campaign.
Parents in North Carolina protested an elementary school’s Satan Club which is an organized effort now pushing hard in several states. An elementary school in Pennsylvania refused to allow such a club.
The America First Legal Group has a website showing parents how they can assert the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (20 U.S.C. § 1232h) which allows parents to review curriculum and opt their children out of school surveys that pry into students’ sex lives, drug use, and attitudes.
In the courts, parents sued the Baltimore City Public Schools – where kids graduate from high school without being able to read – for failing children and wasting taxpayer money.
In Florida, a conservative legal foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of two parents against a school district for hiding the transgender counseling the school was giving their 12-year-old daughter who attempted suicide twice. Similar suits against schools for secret gender transitioning have also been filed in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland. One attorney for parents pointed out schools have parents sign forms for field trips and require parental consent before a school can give a child ibuprofen but somehow, magically, schools claim harmful gender transitioning is exempt from disclosure.
As for legislation, the Iowa House passed a bill to require schools to post their curriculum and materials online for parental review. A curriculum transparency bill is also pending in Arizona. Another bill in Arizona would prohibit schools from exposing kids to sexually explicit content without parental consent.
Which brings us to the new law in Florida that prohibits the early sexualization of young children third-grade and below in public schools, the law that made Disney throw a hissy fit. It’s already having results. At least two teachers are planning to leave the profession because they feel they are no longer free to talk to their students about their gay proclivities or their gay marriage. What’s odd about these two is that they both teach above the third grade, so the law doesn’t even apply to them. Be that as it may, I say good riddance if you were only there to indoctrinate kids into the gay agenda. Private sexual activity between consenting adults is one thing, but it’s quite another to claim the right to promote left-wing agendas in the classroom and interfere in your young charges’ sexual development. Unfortunately, left-wing agitators no longer distinguish between the two. Being forced under penalty of law to shut your mouth about your sex life is what you get for coming between Mama Bears and their cubs.
I mentioned the “Transition Closet”, a group in Arkansas pushing the availability of opposite-sex clothing for kids being pushed into transgenderism in schools across the country. Not content with operating at the college level, the group is now going after young children in public schools. The founder of the group supports keeping the activity secret from parents.
Another far-Left group, AMAZE.org, pushes sex education for young adolescents, producing videos some call pornographic. Its website bears all the hallmarks of a well-funded, well-oiled machine of the Left, starting with a couple dozen staffers. That doesn’t happen by accident. That takes money. The group’s managing partner is Advocates for Youth, another well-oiled machine that pushes wider access to abortion, free menstrual products, free condoms, and gender neutral restrooms. The group has assets of $10 million [p.1] and won’t disclose its donors on its tax forms. [p.24] They also get government grants [p. 9], which means you are paying for some of their activities.
We also encountered after-school Satan Clubs along the way. They are run by the Satanic Temple which is now bringing lawsuits to try to get its way in the schools. They also litigate to promote abortion as part of their religion, to give Satanic invocations at public meetings, and to remove Christianity from the public square. Overall, they are trying to foment “social change”, a dead giveaway placing them squarely on the Left.
One group I haven’t mentioned yet is the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). They oppose the new Florida law preventing the early sexualization of children and call for more LGBT content in children’s programming. They are agitating in Hollywood to bring it about. Like the Satanic Temple, this group is up front about working for “cultural change”.
Another gay group, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, said last year, “We’ll convert your children….We’re coming for your children.” I take them at face value, but here’s what you need to understand: This isn’t about transgender rights or the gay agenda. Those are merely weapons to get to where the leaders of these groups want to go: socialism. I’ve documented that ultimate aim in previous commentaries, including the communist theorist who came up with the idea of destroying society with sex and the transgender activists caught on video late last year saying their goal is communism and they are merely using transgenderism to get there. These leaders are hardcore committed Leftists, first and foremost. Their sexual agendas are for the useful idiots. The real goal is to weaken and destabilize society so Leftist leaders can seize power. The issue is never the issue; the issue is always wealth and power for a tiny elite.
This set of Leftist leaders has been called the ‘Gay Gestapo’ and their methods go beyond sexual indoctrination in schools. They also want to destroy religion by denying tax exemptions to churches that oppose gay marriage. These people are deadly serious and playing for all the marbles. If you want to see society destroyed and a tiny communist elite take over, throw in with them. For the rest of us, take what they say about taking over at face value and respond accordingly.
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