(LifeSiteNews) – Seventy percent of Americans oppose letting educators indoctrinate children into LGBT dogma, according to a new poll.
On September 16, The New York Times published the September poll it conducted with Siena College covering a range of issues.
To the question, “Do you support or oppose allowing public school teachers to provide classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity to children in elementary school,” 70% percent answered “oppose” with just 27% supporting it. Notably, even a majority of Democrats (53%) said they opposed it as well.
The findings indicate that the problem of taxpayer-subsidized teachers proselytizing to captive, impressionable audiences about controversial values remains a potent issue for conservative candidates to seize upon, as first demonstrated last year when Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin ousted Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
Youngkin defeated McAuliffe last November in part by riding a wave of discontent with leftist radicalism on race and sexual matters in public schools, and upon taking office set to work addressing that discontent.
On Youngkin’s first day, he issued a series of executive actions, including a ban on the promotion of critical race theory (CRT) in public schools and a request for an investigation of the Loudoun County School District over allegations it covered up student rape. Most recently, the Virginia Department of Education unveiled rules to guarantee parental notification and review of potentially controversial classroom materials touching on sex.
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
BREAKING: Loudoun County father who was dragged out of woke school board meeting reveals his daughter was 'raped' in the girls' bathroom by a 'skirt-wearing' male student who was arrested for assaulting a SECOND girl months later - but staff did nothinghttps://t.co/awoZcVQx3l— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.
Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.
Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.
During the 2021 campaign, McAuliffe had set the tone of the pre-Youngkin status quo by declaring, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” a sentiment echoed last month by Democrat Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
Another Republican who has taken the lead on the issue is Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Last year, he announced a state curriculum overhaul that would “expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories,” because “our schools are supposed to give people a foundation of knowledge, not supposed to be indoctrination centers, where you’re trying to push specific ideologies.” As a result, Florida has rejected scores of textbooks that fell short of state standards, prompting publishers to revise them.
Earlier this year, DeSantis signed a curriculum transparency law requiring public schools to make classroom materials available for parental review, as well as a parental rights law that bans schools from teaching children in kindergarten through third grade about transgenderism and other sexuality-related issues, limits discussions of sexuality for older children to “age appropriate” content, and requires parents to be informed of any changes that could affect their child’s physical, emotional, or mental well-being.
This summer, DeSantis took the unusual step of endorsing 30 like-minded candidates for local school board races all over the Sunshine State, 25 of whom won. Those races transformed the ideological composition of five school districts representing the counties of Miami Dade, Martin, Clay, Sarasota, and Duval.