Political strategy: Dems to say opposing sex ed for little kids equates to attack on LGBT kids

By Laurel Duggan

Democratic strategists are planning to counter conservative attacks on critical race theory and gender ideology with a culture war of their own, inspired by a viral Tuesday speech by Democratic Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow.

Several Democratic strategists, inspired by the speech, called for a messaging shift that portrays socially conservative policies as an attack on LGBT children and American values generally, according to Politico. McMorrow had drawn on her identity as a mother and a Christian to argue that she and her Democratic colleagues want to protect children, not indoctrinate them, through their education policies.

Ben LaBolt, a Democratic communications strategist, said Democrats should mimic McMorrow’s emphasis on family and American values because it would appeal to voters, most of whom support abortion and LGBT rights, Politico reported.

Democratic strategist James Carville said Democrats should view the speech as an instructional video, according to Politico.

McMorrow’s speech condemned a fundraising email sent out by Republican Michigan state Sen. Lana Theis which accused McMorrow of wanting to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners” and teach that “8-year-olds are responsible for slavery.”

Her email came after McMorrow walked out of the chamber April 13 when Theis prayed aloud that God protect children from “forces that desire things for them other than what their parents would have them see and hear and know.”

“I want my daughter to know she is loved, supported, and seen for whoever she becomes,” McMorrow tweeted after the incident. “I want her to be curious, empathetic and kind. I want every kid in this state to feel seen, heard, and supported, not marginalized and targeted if they’re not straight, white, and Christian.”

Even Democrats who once favored steering clear of social issues and focusing on economics are changing their minds after McMorrow’s speech went viral, according to Politico, and there is a sense on the left that conservatives overplayed their hand with the recent wave of legislation limiting abortions and classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation.

“It’s been sort of written off for years that Republicans fight and win culture wars, and I don’t think we should accept that,” LaBolt told Politico. “Republicans are passing this legislation at a state level and viewing it as a messaging opportunity that they think rallies their constituencies, and I think we can fight back.”

McMorrow argued that conservatives’ focus on culture, including critical race theory and LGBT issues, was distracting people from more important issues like roads, education and healthcare costs.

“People who are different are not the reason that our roads are in bad shape after decades of disinvestment or that health care costs are too high or that teachers are leaving the profession,” McMorrow said. “We cannot let hateful people tell you otherwise to scapegoat and deflect from the fact that they are not doing anything to fix the real issues that impact people’s lives.”

She emphasized that, as a mother herself, she loves her child and wants the best for her, as well as for “marginalized” children who are not “straight, white and Christian.”

“I am a straight, white, Christian, married suburban mom … I am the biggest threat to your hollow, hateful scheme,” she said. “Because you can’t claim that you are targeting marginalized kids in the name of ‘parental rights’ if another parent is standing up to say no.”

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6 thoughts on “Political strategy: Dems to say opposing sex ed for little kids equates to attack on LGBT kids

  1. This latest demoprog bullying strategy is just an extension of them branding anyone who is not on board with their broad agenda as a “racist” or other (fill-in-the-blank)-o-phobe.

  2. Any leftist commie who says that to me would get a, if you support sex ed for
    10 yr olds and younger you support pedophilia and mental gender confusion…
    Why does the left hate on children? Did their mommies not give them enough love?

  3. There is some timeless truths. Who is training who?

    Would you ask a 10 year old about driving a car?
    How about what house to buy?
    Would you ask them about who to vote for?
    How about career choices?

    Children have zero life experience. Do most little kids know their career path?

    So why is it that one should take their advice and ideas on something more important that all the above questions?

    There is a proper ideal, proven, by science, anthropology and religion. We also all fall terribly short of the ideals.

    We aren’t teaching children about Love, sex and lust have little to do with love. Are well even suggesting that sex should wait until marriage?

    This will be the big topic everyone fights about this year. Meanwhile the grifter and NWO pimps will continue marching forward with their NWO plans. We’ll totally forget about the lockdowns, the biggest medical and crimanal crime of the century because we are fighting like crazy about teaching a 5 year old they should get a sex change.

    The Uniparty has set the stage, they have set the narrative.

    Think anything will be done with regard to the drug problem in Vermont? Affordability? School funding? Nope….this will be the shiny thing we fight over while they fleece us blind.

    The have complete control when people are angry, and mad, they can make lots of mone fundraising. They can get away with many, many crimes while everyone is distracted.

    Suddenly this is the most pressing thing in our nation? lol Don’t be fooled again.

  4. There is no such thing as an LGQP whatever, alphabet soup kid! Only mentally unbalanced parents. And pedophile teachers that get their charge out of talking dirty to little children.

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