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(LifeSiteNews) – Twitter has begun suspending accounts for using the pejorative “groomer,” deeming the label “hateful conduct” after appeals from left-wing voices to the social media giant.
“We are committed to combating abuse motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance, particularly abuse that seeks to silence the voices of those who have been historically marginalized,” Twitter health product communications lead Lauren Alexander told the Daily Dot, which advocated for the change. “For this reason, we prohibit behavior that targets individuals or groups with abuse based on their perceived membership in a protected category.”
“Use of this term is prohibited under our Hateful Conduct policy when it is used as a descriptor, in context of discussion of gender identity,” she added. “We recognize we have more work to do to ensure this content is addressed in a timely and consistent manner and we continue to invest in our automated tools and people teams to identify and address gaps in our enforcement.”
The policy change has already been used to temporarily suspend James Lindsay, a mathematician and Twitter personality who tweeted “OK groomer” at Ari Drennen, LGBTQ program director at the far-left Media Matters:
— James Lindsay, America's top Christian nationalist (@ConceptualJames) July 27, 2022
Despite the framing of Twitter and its left-wing allies, however, “groomer’s” current usage is not about sexual orientation. The term traditionally refers to pedophiles’ manipulation of children in order to molest them. Over the past year, conservatives have adopted it to identify far-left activists who push sexually-charged topics on prepubescent children, from gender fluidity to same-sex attraction to sexual promiscuity.
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.
Some have objected to this use of the label on the grounds that rhetorically tying one’s political opponents to pedophilia is tremendously severe, and these activists are generally not directly molesting children. However, while they may not be grooming children into committing sex acts with adults, the activists are grooming children to be sex-minded ideological radicals, to doubt and resist their biological reality at the cost of major medical and mental woes, and to sexually experiment alone or with other children.
Lindsay stands by using “groomer” to denote both sexual predators and those who indoctrinate children into “queer Marxist ideology.”
“I call people who engage in either of these grooming behaviors ‘groomers’ because it’s wrong to do and because that’s what they’re doing: grooming,” he told the Daily Caller.