Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Charlotte Pence Bond.
House Republicans have introduced a bill that would ensure taxpayer money doesn't go towards sexually-oriented projects directed at young kids.
The Stop the Sexualization of Children Act states that it would "prohibit the use of Federal funds to develop, implement, facilitate, or fund any sexually-oriented program, event, or literature for children under the age of 10, and for other purposes."
The legislation is backed by 33 GOP House Members and was introduced by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson of Louisiana.
"The Democrat Party and their cultural allies are on a misguided crusade to immerse young children in sexual imagery and radical gender ideology,"
Representative Johnson said. "This commonsense bill is straightforward. No federal tax dollars should go to any federal, state, or local government agencies, or private organizations that intentionally expose children under 10 years of age to sexually explicit material."
Federal funds would not be able to go toward events that involve "sexually-oriented material,"
as well as "any program, event, or literature that exposes children under the age of 10 to nude adults, individuals who are stripping, or lewd or lascivious dancing."
The bill points to the fact that private and government groups have used federal grant money "to host and promote sexually-oriented events like drag queen story hours and burlesque shows."
The bill allows parents or guardians to "bring a civil action for injunctive relief ... against a government official, government agency, or private entity"
if his or her child was under the age of ten and "exposed to sexually-oriented material funded in part or in whole by Federal funds."
It also prevents federal funds from being given to any group for three years if the group has two or more penalties for violating the bill in a time span of five years.
The measure defines "sexually-oriented material"
as "any depiction, description, or simulation of sexual activity, any lewd or lascivious depiction or description of human genitals, or any topic involving gender identity, gender dysphoria, transgenderism, sexual orientation, or related subjects."
It also provides a definition for "stripping,"
stating that it would apply to "any act which involves the removal or simulated removal of clothing in a sexual manner for the entertainment of one or more individuals."
The measure points out that specific school districts that get federal grant money have put in place sexual education for kids under 10 years old, and a lot of recently issued sexual education courses "encourage discussions of sexuality, sexual orientation, transgenderism, and gender ideology as early as kindergarten."