In a social media post voicing opposition to school choice, a group called Pastors for Texas Children claimed it is “laughable” to think children in their rural schools would be taught a woke agenda, since “the local public school teachers and coaches also are the church Sunday School teachers and deacons.”
That’s when Libs of TikTok pounced.
This book is about a young kid who decides to be transgender and uses the opposite bathroom at school. Why would schools give this to kids to read? pic.twitter.com/9RV3L9NB7X
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) March 21, 2023
Libs of TikTok called the group out for fighting school choice and then countered the group’s claim with a screenshot of a book on gender identity offered to children in at least one rural Texas school district (Abbott Independent School District).
The book, “Jacob’s Room to Choose,” is about a teacher changing school rules to accommodate a young child who claims to be transgender. It confuses young children, reinforcing the woke agenda that all people must be allowed to enter and use bathrooms of the opposite gender so long as they “identify” as that gender.
State Rep. Brian Harrison (R–Midlothian) also responded to Pastors for Texas Children, saying he had been shown another such book—“Gender Queer,” a graphic novel on explicit sexual activities among minors—that is available to children in school libraries.
“I want to warn my constituents that organizations like the National Education Association (NEA) and other liberal unions that support the criminalization of parents, CRT, vaccine mandates, and depriving poor families of educational opportunities will stop at nothing to keep this type of material in kids’ classrooms,” wrote Harrison.
Their dirty tricks know no bounds, and you need to be aware of one of them: they are paying a fake organization called ‘Pastors for Texas Children’ to allow them to sneak their liberal policies into our schools. This group is a bought-and-paid-for lobbying organization that pretends to be a ministry to hide their extreme liberalism and true policy objectives. They formally opposed our letter and encouraged every superintendent in Texas to ignore it, meaning that child pornography could remain in student libraries. They are using the Bible to defend taxpayer-funded child pornography in schools. Do not be fooled by them.
Despite parents and lawmakers across the state exposing dozens more “filthy books” in public school libraries, groups such as Pastors for Texas Children continue to disregard the indoctrination of Texas children at schools.
The Texas House of Representatives heard House Bill 900 on banning sexually explicit books from Texas schools this week. The bill is now pending in committee.
House Bill 1655, a duplicate of House Bill 900, was referred to the Committee on Public Education and does not yet have a hearing date scheduled.
Two other measures, House Bill 4387 and House Bill 338, are waiting for a hearing in the Committee on State Affairs.
The Senate Committee on Education heard two measures, Senate Bill 8 and Senate Bill 176, on school choice this week; both were left pending in committee.
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