CA School Board Member Who Said Kids Could Turn Gay Won’t Seek Re-Election

Apr 12, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

Last year, the California Healthy Youth Act went into effect, making it mandatory for public junior high and middle schools to teach students “comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased” sex education. That includes lessons on the “effectiveness and safety” of birth control, the fact that abortion is a legal option for those who want it, and that there are non-traditional sexual orientations.

Naturally, even in California, that didn’t sit well with everybody. Fresno Unified school board President Brooke Ashjian was one of those parents. His own kids opted out of sex education, but he went much further than mere disagreement with the new policy last August.

“My biggest fear in teaching this — which we’re going to do it because it’s the law — but you have kids who are extremely moldable at this stage, and if you start telling them that LGBT is OK and that it’s a way of life, well maybe you just swayed the kid to go that way,” Ashjian said. “It’s so important for parents to teach these Judeo-Christian philosophies.”

This guy literally believes that telling kids gay people exist is enough to turn them gay.

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