Christian nationalists work real hard to find problems with boring stuff.
In Scottsdale Unified School District, a committee of professionals recommended a supplemental curriculum purchase that aligns with state standards, allowing kids to access online lessons about subjects like science, social studies, and biographies.
Sounds kind of boring, right? Should have been. But the board’s Christian nationalist conspiracy theorist contingent found a way to be angry about it!
One member was mad the program referenced 1st Amendment rights to strike, boycott, petition, and protest. She hated that health lessons promoted masking and social distancing when necessary, and that Pride was designated as a holiday. Another member had a problem with the inclusion of LGBTQ families in the curriculum.
Thankfully, three reasonable members of the board outvoted them and made statements calling out the bigotry.
But rumor has it that these pro-public education members — Julie Cieniawski, Dr. Libby Hart-Wells, and Zach Lindsay — are considering not running for reelection next year.
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