Parents are furious after a California elementary school posted a bulletin board that addressed issues like sexual identity and encouraged children as young as four-years-old to break out of gender stereotypes.
The bulletin board at Rancho Romero Elementary School also featured nationally-syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage as a role model for children. Mr. Savage also hosts an annual porn festival.
The bulletin board included Mr. Savage’s photo along with the following quote:
“A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It’s often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations who get bullied.”
In 2012 Mr. Savage bullied a group of Christian teenagers who walked out of a journalism conference after he launched a profane attack on the Bible. He called them “pansy-a**ed.
Another time, he reportedly tried to infect a Republican candidate with a flu virus, and was quoted as saying he wished congressional Republicans would “f***ing die.”
One parent, who has a first-grader and a fourth-grader at the public elementary school, said the gender bulletin board has created a firestorm. Of particular concern – the school used a unicorn as a propaganda tool.
The so-called “Gender Unicorn” introduced children to concepts like gender identity, gender expression and gender presentation. It also included words like “sexually attracted to” and “romantically/emotionally attracted to.”
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District said the bulletin board is meant to highlight a monthly theme.
The school did modify parts of the display after parents raised concerns about age-appropriate content. They said the initial content was only up for about four hours.
The school also acknowledged there was a quote and a photograph of Mr. Savage – the porn peddler.
“The quote and photo were removed as part of the revision,” the spokesperson said.
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