Parents who revolt against the perversion of their children are inflamed
Parents are in arms from San Francisco to Florida and everywhere in between.
They have seen what schools do to their children, and they don’t like it at all. Naturally, parents are told to shut up and keep paying taxes to support an educational institution that disregards their values.
The media, like left-wing teachers’ unions, have reflexively branded parents as bad guys.
Fresh out of their three-year starring role in American gaslighting because of the Russian collusion hoax, the “legacy” media is now eviscerating parents and politicians trying to protect children from early sexualization.
Their anger is directed at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, and anyone who uses the term “grooming” to describe schools’ blatant efforts to sexually corrupt children. “Grooming” means manipulating someone into a position of sexual vulnerability so that they can be taken advantage of.
« Grooming Claims [are] part of the anti-LGBTQ push in the GOP,” the awkwardly written Washington Post front-page headline proclaimed last Thursday.
It’s a typical “Republicans Pounce” scenario. When progressives are caught doing something deeply wrong and their actions elicit a response, the left-wing media focuses on the response, as if it were the wrongdoing.
For example, Republicans have questioned Supreme Court nominee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s extremely lenient sentences in child pornography cases, so a Washington Post columnist put it this way: “The new red scare: paedophilia”.
In the battle over schools, resisting the perversion of children is the allegedly immoral position.
Here’s the headline from The Washington Post’s page: “GOP’s Baseless Grooming Insinuations Come Amid Anti-LGBTQ Attack.”
The cover features a photo of a Democratic Michigan state senator who, according to the Post, has been “falsely accused of attempting to sexually seduce children.” I don’t think “falsely” means what they think it means, especially when it refers to an opinion, not a set of facts. The senator clearly supports teaching young children about “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” If he walks like a groom, talks like a groom, and quacks like a groom…
The senator in question came out on an invocation in which a Republican senator was praying for the “under attack” children. The Democrat then called the Republican a “hate” for “targeting marginalized children.”
Remember, we’re talking about trying to protect 5-year-old girls from being scared that they’re really boys. Gender dysphoria, as author Abigail Shrier chronicled in “Irreversible Damage,” is rampant among teenage and even preteen girls, many of whom seek to have their breasts removed. How did it happen?
The topic of ‘grooming’ came up when Mr. DeSantis strongly objected to the Walt Disney Company freaking out over Florida’s ‘Parental Rights in Education Act’. The newly enacted law prohibits discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation from kindergarten through third grade and prohibits material “not age or developmentally appropriate” from older children. Oh the horror.
Opponents called it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Good, said the governor. Want to invent language that is not in the bill? How about calling it the “Anti-Grooming” bill?
Hysteria ensued. It always does when someone puts the slightest speed bump in the way of the LGBTQ juggernaut that turns American life into an hour of perpetual drag queen history.
Mr. DeSantis was called every name in the book. Now it’s Mr. Youngkin’s turn. He won the race for governor of Virginia in November advocating for parents’ rights. He ticked off liberals by rolling back the statewide school blackout mandate and the teaching of critical race theory. Now he wants to hold a rogue school board accountable.
The Post, whose unintentionally ironic motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” called Mr. Youngkin a “tyrant” in an editorial. The governor has asked the legislature to amend a bill so that Loudoun County school board elections, scheduled for 2023, are held in November instead. Every eligible voter will have the opportunity to weigh in, including parents who support the council’s plunge into ‘wake-up’.
Six school board members were named in recalls by an outraged public fed up with the CRT, cover-up sexual assaults and sexually explicit material. No wonder the Post wants things to calm down before voters have a say.
The trend towards the reassertion of parental authority is spreading, with home schooling taking off and private education taking on a new lease of life. In Loudoun County, Cornerstone Chapel, a large nondenominational church in Leesburg, has purchased a 50-acre former private school in Middleburg, Va., and will open a new Christian academy in the fall of 2023.
Meanwhile, more and more states are considering anti-grooming measures. These include Georgia, Ohio, Louisiana, Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas and Tennessee, according to The Washington Times. Texas and even New York are about to join the tide.
It’s all part of a nationwide parent revolt that can’t happen too soon and is scaring “progressives” to death.
• Robert Knight is a columnist for the Washington Times. His website is roberthknight.com.