“If anything, I should be the one to teach them about the birds and the bees, so to say, not the school. The school’s job is to teach them about reading, writing, and algebra”
People all over the country are drawing the line for pride celebrations when it comes to kids. In North Hollywood, California, parents objected to a pride celebration at an elementary school.
Who can blame them? How is this appropriate for kids who are in grades K through 3?
ABC 7 in California reports:
LGBTQ Pride event at North Hollywood elementary school draws protest, heightened security
Heightened security was in place at Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood Friday as some protested a Pride Month recognition at the campus, sparking complaints that the topic is one that should be left for parents to teach rather than having it imposed on kids at school.
Parents who are opposed to the Pride event created an Instagram account to express displeasure with the move, calling for other parents to keep their kids home from school on Friday in a form of protest against the planned assembly.
The parents’ message was on display before they even began gathering Friday. At least two trailers were parked right across the school covered in large signs that read “Leave our kids alone.”
Crowds of protesters, as well as counter-protesters, started gathering around 8 a.m. outside the school with Los Angeles police officers nearby.
Police struggled to keep the parent protesters and the pro-pride crowd apart. Watch:
Tense protest outside an elementary school in the San Fernando Valley as it prepares to hold a Rainbow Day assembly today to honor #PrideMonth. Parents who organized the protest say pride material isn’t age appropriate. https://t.co/4UvV0rJDEP @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/7cXW14OkjJ
— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) June 2, 2023
Here’s a video report from the ground which emphasizes that these parents are not anti-gay, they simply want little kids left out of this.
Here’s more from FOX News:
North Hollywood parent boycotting school’s pride assembly, says its inappropriate topic for kids under ten
A California parent is upset about their kids school hosting a Pride assembly told Fox News Digital the school district should not be teaching minors LGBTQ content.
Manuk, the father of four, said teaching about LGBTQ issues “is not an appropriate topic for anybody under the age of ten years old.”
“If anything, I should be the one to teach them about the birds and the bees, so to say, not the school. The school’s job is to teach them about reading, writing, and algebra,” Manuk said…
Manuk told Fox News Digital that when parents in the North Hollywood community heard that the school was hosting a Pride assembly, they banned together to raise awareness about the event.
They created an Instagram account called Saticoy Elementary Parents to update other parents and the community on their protest scheduled.
The objections of these parents are very much like those who object to drag queen story hour events.
Why do small kids need to be involved in any of this?
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