Parents across Santa Ana, California were recently stunned with the answer their middle-school aged children gave when asked about their day.
The students said they went to an “LGBT Fair” for which parents had not been notified nor given the option for their child to attend or opt out.
The Family Research Council (FRC) reports there were even people dressed in drag and giving make-up lessons to the 11-year-olds in the school building.
Parents jam-packed the next school board meeting, filling even the overflow rooms.
Holding signs that read, “No SeXXEd!” moms and dads fended off the ACLU attorneys who’d been farmed out across the state to handle complaints. Later, parents were even more furious to find out that four of the five people who testified in favor of the curriculum didn’t even live in their district.
In one of the most heated exchanges during the meeting, a mother seethed that so many on the Left are trying to marginalize California’s multi-ethnic communities. “How can a state that claims to be so much for the rights of immigrants and minorities then ignore our concerns on purpose? They are hypocrites!” she said, according to the FRC.
Although California law does require schools to offer the curriculum in both Spanish and English, Santa Ana’s district hasn’t made the Spanish materials available to parents even though the district has a large Spanish-speaking community.
This is hardly an accident, columnist Kira Davis, who attended the school board meeting, explained in a recent article posted to Townhall, since most of the communities like this one are “whole-heartedly opposed to LGBT-based sex-ed.”
Davis also wrote how appalled she was at how condescending board members were, firing back hostile – and at times, demeaning – answers. She also noted how the parents pointed out that the board took advantage of them, leaving families in the dark because they know “this particular community would absolutely not approve of the more graphic elements.”
“All these people were asking for was a say, a chance to be involved, to be heard and to be active participants in the education of their children. They were asking for respect and instead received nothing but contempt and disrespect from the very people they trust to care for the development of their students,” Davis wrote.
But, she warns, “If you think this is just another case of ‘whacky’ California paying the price for their ‘whacky’ voting habits, think again. This is coming to a state and a school district near you.”