Ohio teachers’ ‘LGBTQ-friendly’ badges point to sexually explicit material
Jacob Fuller, FISM News
The nation’s largest teachers’ union has found itself in hot water over badges that demonstrate more how the organization intends to indoctrinate children into radical sexual and gender ideology, than parents approve it or not.
Teachers in Hilliard, Ohio were seen wearing badges provided by the LGBTQ+ Caucus and the local branch of the National Education Association to show they are a ‘safe space’ for students who identify as LGBTQ. The badges did much more than that, however, as they contained a QR code, which directed users to “LGBTQ-friendly websites and resources,” according to a report from NBC 4 in Columbus, Ohio.
One such resource, Teen Health Source, includes a document that provides explicit instructions for many sex acts, formatted as if they were recipes in a cookbook. (FISM News does not provide a link to the document due to its sexually explicit nature.)
Manhattan Institute reporter Christopher Rufo helped bring the disturbing story to light on Twitter.
“NEA is the largest teachers’ union in the nation, representing more than 3 million public school teachers in 14,000 local school districts,” Rufo said. declared. “And they actively promote resources for [sexually explicit conduct many find reprehensible]. Ashamed.”
Hilliard Superintendent Dave Stewart released a written response to local media.
“The badges in question have been provided to any teacher who has requested them by the National Education Association (NEA) and the Hilliard Education Association (HEA). The front of the badge that is visible when worn reads “I’m Here”. The intent of the badge is a message of safety and inclusion for all students,” Steward wrote in the release.
He went on with an explanation that defies both logic and the fact that the resources clearly state their intended audience.
“The QR code on the back of the badge is not there to be shared with students; rather, it is provided to adults by the NEA if they wish to learn more about LGTBQ+ issues and support LGBTQ+ students. Any teacher who chose to wear one of the badges clearly understood that the resources in the link were intended for adults and not for students.
Despite this explanation, badges are designed to be worn on a lanyard – allowing the badge to hang freely – while teachers are in the presence of students. The common result of this is that either side of the badge can be exposed to anyone around, regardless of the wearer’s intent.
Badges worn by some teachers in @HilliardSchools, including teachers at Ridgewood Elementary, where K-5 students attend. The building manager is Kevin Buchman. The email is [email protected] Hilliard’s superintendent is David Stewart. The email is [email protected] pic.twitter.com/I8wwDouX2g
— Bruce Hooley (@BHOOLZ) August 26, 2022
Stewart went on to claim that the QR code and related resources are for adults only, despite the fact that the explicit website in question is titled “Teen Health Source.”
Teachers were reminded that QR code resources are for adult learning only. Additionally, they were reminded that resources should not be included or used in the design of a lesson plan. Teachers were reminded that if asked about the “I’m here” message on the badge, their response should be age-appropriate. Teachers have been advised that it may be in their interest to cover the QR code on the back of the badge.
The explanation has not assuaged the anger of parents who are demanding answers from school management and expressed their outrage at a school board meeting on Monday.
“It’s important to know if my 9-year-old daughter is going to go to a ‘safe’ man and read about…I mean, I won’t read certain things. I am embarrassed to share it with my mother who is with me,” said a worried parent. “If a male student came to see my 9-year-old daughter [and shared this content] I would file a complaint against this person. I don’t want my child to be exposed to even some degree of this at school.
The school district was already under fire from parents demanding answers about whether the school district was keeping parents in the dark if a child expresses a desire to move away from their biological birth.
“Columbus attorney Joshua Brown sent a letter to District Superintendent Dave Stewart on August 15 that gave the district 30 days to respond, after which Brown threatened to sue. The letter was the result of parents who came forward following a conversation in July between a few of them and the superintendent about Title IX amendments in which Stewart allegedly said a teacher would stand in potential danger if the teacher ‘released a kid’ to their parents without the child’s permission,” reported the Ohio Press Network (OPN).
A parent group has asked Hilliard City schools to answer their questions by Oct. 17 about how the district handles gender and sex-related conversations with students or parents will sue the district in court. federal.
Neither the National Education Association nor the Hilliard Education Association had publicly commented at the time of this publication.