Increasingly on social media platforms, especially TikTok, teachers advancing LGBT causes are posting videos of them bragging about their conversations and further attempts to indoctrinate their students, some as young as 5 years old.
This emboldened group and other educators who have not publically announced their efforts, energetically, without any fear of reprisal, promote their woke ideology advancing the idea that parents should not have a say in what their children are taught at school.
Some also insist that the parents are actually the problem in the kids’ lives. According to the teachers struggling with gender dysphoria, parents are preventing their adolescence from pursuing who they believe they really are, based on their feelings alone.
A Utah teacher whose viral TikTok video resulted in her being placed on administrative leave for an investigation has “mutually agreed” to end her employment, according to the school.
Mark Ursic, the executive director of Renaissance Academy, said Jenna Hall had already submitted her resignation for the 2022-23 school year last month, before the video caught national attention.
“Subsequent to the investigation completed earlier this week, we have mutually agreed to end our employment relationship for the current school year, effective immediately,” Ursic wrote in a statement to FOX 13 News.
Renaissance Academy released the following statement:
“Late Friday afternoon, May 6, 2022, we became aware of a concerning video posted to social media by one of our teachers.
In the video, the teacher described several inappropriate conversations with former students. The employee has been placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation.
Our teachers are expected to comport themselves with the highest degree of professionalism. Behavior that is unprofessional, in violation of state code, or that violates the trust placed in us by the families of Renaissance Academy will not be tolerated.”
In the video posted by username @miss_hall, Jenna Hall, a 4th-grade teacher at Renaissance Academy, shares a conversation she had with LGBTQIA+ students after school saying that since her students learned she is queer, she’s now become a safe space for them.
Also In the video, Hall says during a game of “Guess Who?” that instead of asking the typical questions, the students asked about sexual orientation saying, “Which one of these characters is a lesbian baddie that’s going to come over and make you dinner?”
Hall’s video drew criticism from some people when the Twitter account called “Libs of TikTok” posted it last week.
“A lot of students are queer because I’m queer.” Soooo the only reason they know you’re queer is because you tell them, and praise queerness, which convinces the kids to say they’re queer… which means you’re teaching them to be queer. There’s a word for that… oh yes, grooming.
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 7, 2022
The power of suggestion is nearly irresistible for children. Teachers like this know this and use it to their ideological advantage
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) May 9, 2022
Several conservative states are passing legislation to prevent teachers from going outside the approved curriculum.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill in March that forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
The legislation has pushed Florida and DeSantis to the forefront of the country’s culture wars, with LGBTQ advocates denouncing what critics have called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
DeSantis and other Republicans have repeatedly said the measure is reasonable and that parents, not teachers, should be broaching subjects of sexual orientation and gender identity with their children.
“We will make sure that parents can send their kids to school to get an education, not an indoctrination,” DeSantis said to applause before he signed the bill into law.
The bill states: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Parents would be able to sue districts over violations.