Support parents’ bill of rights? Gov. Cooper says you are a ‘bigoted, anti-LGBTQ+ extremist’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

By Charles Bonham
Christian Action League
March 2, 2023

“Bigoted, anti-LGBTQ+ extremists” — that’s what North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called members of the General Assembly who support the Parents’ Bill of Rights. According to media reports, he used the phrase in a recent fund-raising solicitation in which he attacked Republicans who sponsored the legislation that would prevent public school teachers from offering lessons on sexuality, sexual activity or gender identity to children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Passed by the Senate last month, Senate Bill 49 would also ensure that parents are notified of health services offered at their child’s school and any changes in the name or pronoun used by their child unless there are credible concerns that notifying the parents would endanger the child’s safety. It would codify parents’ rights to seek medical or religious exemptions from immunization requirements and would put in place processes to allow them to preview materials used in the classroom and to opt their children out of certain activities.

But rather than empowering parents, Cooper made it abundantly clear that he believes schools should have total control. 

“Public school teachers and administrators are the ones who should be determining what and how to teach,” Cooper’s email asserted. “They’re the experts.”

He called supporters of SB49 “radical right-wingers who hold extreme views and want to silence anyone they disagree with.”

The Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, said Cooper’s accusations reminded him of the Scripture passage in which Israel’s wicked King Ahab called the prophet Elijah the “troublemaker of Israel.” Elijah replied, “It’s not me that’s the troublemaker, it’s you! For you have refused to obey the Lord’s commands and led our nation into idolatry.” (I Kings 18:16-18).

“Governor Cooper refers to Republicans and others who support the Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation as ‘extremists.’ Not true. The Governor and those who attack this legislation are the real extremists,” Creech said.

“To argue that public school teachers and administrators should have more authority than parents over what their children are taught, especially regarding what is moral and immoral, is genuinely extreme. To contend, parents should have no say as to whether their children should be exposed to instruction on gender identity, sexual activity, or sexuality as early as kindergarten through fourth grade – that is extremism. To argue parents should be kept in the dark about their children’s behaviors and choices without giving them priority to weigh in – that is extremism,” Creech added. “To say, as Cooper did, that advocating or supporting parents’ rights is a ‘capitulation’ to ‘blatant political pandering’ is an argument in favor of educational and state tyranny – that is the real extremism.”

Creech said parents and those who support them in their efforts to assert their rights concerning their children are not “radical right-wingers.” 

“Nor are we the ones holding extreme views; it is the Governor and his ‘radical left-wing cohorts’ who would turn the broader scope of the Fifth Commandment on its head,” he said. “The Fifth Commandment is about more than well-behaved children. It’s about the authority of a father and a mother – the authority of the family. Any policy that undermines this order is an extreme one – an assault on the basic building block of society. And that can’t end well.”

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( March 7th, 2023 @ 5:42 pm )
Democratic lawmakers in Maryland are attempting to pass a bill to prevent criminals under 25 from being convicted of felony murder.
Cruchfield’s reasoning behind the new bill is that a person’s frontal lobes are not fully developed until the age of 25.
And yet these same people will tell you that a child 4 years old is developed enough to know for sure if they want to change their sex, especially when schools are telling them they are in the wrong body.
Big Bob said:
( March 7th, 2023 @ 4:59 pm )
The tizzy is to "own the libs" Neve mind reality. It really is the Salem witch trials all over again. One would think we would learn.
( March 7th, 2023 @ 1:32 pm )
Take those ideological blinders off, Bobby, and think. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together would comprehend that if one group "already knew" the other group would not be in such a tizzy to hide the information. I can see that you do not want to be confused by facts because your little mind is already made up.

Here is yet another example of how schools hide these things from parents:
These examples seem to crop up almost daily.
Big Bob said:
( March 7th, 2023 @ 11:12 am )
The parents already know. The only twisted panties are , yours.
( March 7th, 2023 @ 7:16 am )
The left has its panties in a twist over schools being required to tell parents, with Comrade Roy Cooper being a prime example. The only reason they would be so shrill about keeping it hidden is that they want to blindside parents. Your crazy dogma, Bobby, doesn't even match Comrade Cooper's crazy dogma. Your ideological tunnel vision also does not track with the many reports around the country of schools being caught with policies to blindside parents, and even laysuits filed by parents who were blindsided.
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2023 @ 11:02 pm )
The parents know. They may not like or understand, but they know.
( March 6th, 2023 @ 7:40 pm )
Schools all over the country have been caught with policies of hiding what they are doing to push gender ideology to kids from parents. They would not be doing that if they thought parents knew. A low grade moron ought to be able to figure that out, but then if you believe in Jewish space lasers, maybe not.
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2023 @ 12:21 pm )
And back to the Jewish Space Lasers. The parents know.
( March 6th, 2023 @ 12:11 pm )
There are nultiple articles in this thread about how schools hide gender confusion issues from parents. Even worse, schools are promoting this nonsense, pushing more children into gender confusion, and many children undoubtedly are convinced to hide it. Since 85% of these children normally grow out of gender confusion, that is what everyone from parents to the schools should be helping them with, not pushing them deeper into something that will wreck their lives. If the "parents of these kids know" then schools would not be out there hiding it from parents, which they are.
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2023 @ 11:25 am )
Again, if your child is struggling with gender identity, and you as a parent dont know, then you are not paying attention. The parents of these kids know. :But that doesn't fit your narrative.
( March 6th, 2023 @ 9:10 am )
When schools allow teachers to tell young children such nutty things as "you can choose yourself whether to be a girl of a boy" or "there are more than two genders" they are promoting gender confusion and grooming children for this destructive lifestyle. This should be thoroughly prohibited and teachers who do that should be summarily fired. Even worse is using one of the SAVVAS curriculums that teach such nonsense, as became controversial in Arizona. Parents are being blindsided by schools, including here in Beaufort County and that needs to be stopped.
Big Bob said:
( March 6th, 2023 @ 8:54 am )
See that was a low blow and exactly the tactic a nut like you would come up with. I used to wonder how the Salem witch trials ever happened, but no more. Clearly, this is the path we are currently on.
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