Tennessee state lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit the teaching of LGBT issues in public schools, but critics say the bill harms children.
If the bill passes, public schools will be prohibited from using “textbooks and instructional materials or supplemental instructional materials that promote, normalize, support, or address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues or lifestyles.”
The bill was revived last week after being put on pause due to the COVID pandemic.
“Why should we allow another social belief system to be promoted in the classroom and put the Bible and Christian principles at a disadvantage?” the bill’s sponsor, Tennessee State Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-Paris), asked ABC 9 .
“The State of Tennessee is not allowed to teach my daughters Christian values that I think are important and they should learn, so I teach those at home,” Griffey told Fox 19 . “So, if those are not part of the school curriculum, I don’t see how LGBTQ and other issues and social lifestyles should be part of the curriculum.”
The bill seeks to “say we’re not going to get into the LGBTQ lifestyle issues in public schools,” Griffey told the outlet.
Tennessee parent Jude Olubodon, whose child identifies as transgender, slammed the bill. “You’re contributing to our children’s fear, you’re contributing to our children’s deaths,” Olubodon told ABC 9, adding “You are continuing our deaths and robbing us of our very essence.”
Other bills focusing on the LGBT community have been proposed across the country.Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fl.) voiced his support Monday for a bill that would require schools to notify parents of changes in a child’s mental, emotional and physical health, named the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by critics.”I want every member of the LGBTQI+ community — especially the kids who will be impacted by this hateful bill — to know that […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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