Even though they run the risk of being ostracized, it's clear that parents need to get involved on behalf of their children and stand against pro-LGBT curriculum and policies at public schools. That's the advice of family advocates in California and Illinois.
Because of a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown, California children attending public charter schools will be subjected to radical sex education curricula. The legislation was promoted by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Act for Women and Girls.
Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute says parents who felt safe by having their children in charter schools in The Golden State can no longer feel that way.
"They need to get involved [and] find out what their charter school is going to actually be teaching, what kind of comprehensive sex education they're going to be using, and specifically if they're going to be using the curriculum material being recommended by Planned Parenthood," he urges.
The pro-family attorney says Planned Parenthood's curriculum assumes all children will be sexually active and focuses on LGBTQ issues and terminology.
"The school districts and charter schools that are parent-friendly can mitigate this some by putting out notices to parents of their rights to opt-out their child from a comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes this aggressive, radical LGBTQ indoctrination," Dacus says.
Although the state's charter schools operate as private organizations, the attorney points out they are nonetheless public schools that receive funding from the state and are subject to state laws.
Parents labeled as 'lynch mob'
Meanwhile a board member of an Illinois middle school became unhinged after parents and students dared to complain about the school's radical transgender policy. Without first informing parents, Rotolo Middle School officials in Batavia instituted a policy allowing a transgender male student to use the girls' facilities.
Cultural writer Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says the excuse school officials gave for not doing so is a sham.
"Their argument is that FERPA [Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974] laws, which are privacy laws, federal privacy laws, prevent them from saying anything which, of course, is a bald-faced lie. It doesn't prevent a notification from going out to parents."
She reports that board member John Dryden took to his Facebook page and described the mothers and students who spoke against the policy at a board meeting as an "anti-transgender lynch mob."
"That's what he called three mothers and two little girls who expressed their opposition, very respectfully, to coed restrooms and locker rooms," Higgins tells OneNewsNow.
In an article for the Institute, Higgins states the Illinois Association of School Boards explicitly acknowledges that the Illinois Human Rights Act permits schools to maintain single-sex restrooms and locker rooms.