A mother and activist is excited about legal challenges to sex-ed curriculum being used in many of America's public schools.
Fresh off the recent "Sex Ed Sit Out" that she helped organize, Elizabeth Johnston – otherwise known as the "Activist Mommy" – told "Washington Watch" with Tony Perkins on Monday that lawsuits are starting to pop up around the U.S.
"Parents and organizations like Liberty Counsel [are] beginning to sue these schools for pandering obscenity to minors," she explained, offering the following example:
"Sally Wagenmaker is a mother in Chicago who happens to be a lawyer as well – and they were bringing in a 'sex expert' supposedly into her child's school to teach about casual sex .... The principal was refusing to listen to the parents, who were livid that they were bringing this into the school, so she gets a restraining order against the high school and prevents that so-called 'sex expert' from coming into the schools!"
When it comes to Liberty Counsel, Johnston said the Orlando-based law firm is trying to get loopholes closed in many of the states.
"In 43 or 44 states, the schools are exempt from obscenity laws," Johnston pointed out. "This is ridiculous. They should not be exempt from obscenity laws, and Liberty Counsel is working to get those loopholes closed in those states. If anywhere we should be making sure that there is no obscenity, it should be in our public schools and our libraries, where children are online."
Liberty Counsel earlier this month submitted a "cease and desist" letter to an Arizona school district, asking it to abandon sex-ed curriculum the legal group describes as "obscene" and "harmful to minors."
Johnston added: "So I'm very excited about the legal challenges now that are going to take place as a result of, I believe, the exposure that we gave the problem through Sex Ed Sit Out."
In addition to observations in the U.S., people and schools in Australia and Canada participated in Sex Ed Sit Out – causing Johnston to share she is "just stunned that a grassroots movement of just moms ended up being so successful."