- The Genders & Sexualities Alliance (formerly Gay Straight Alliances) has established a club in Lee County High School
- Sponsored by Brandi Chester and Luann Bloodworth, the club made its first appearance in the 2022-2023 LCHS Student Handbook
- GSA Clubs have a history of HIDING student involvement from parents
- GSA Clubs have started making in-roads in Middle and Elementary Schools
Unless you’ve been paying close attention to changes made to the 2022-2023 LCHS student handbook, you likely haven’t noticed additions to the list of clubs. Sadly, this addition is a reminder that America’s culture wars do not stop at the Lee County line.
GSA’s establishment in Lee County first came to light when the 2022-2023 LCHS student handbook went before the School Board for approval this past July (see the excerpt above). Lee County’s criteria for school clubs are simple: students find a faculty sponsor, request permission from the principal, and the club may establish itself. While we believe the bar for establishing a club should not be prohibitively high, the community should have a voice in what student activities are allowed in our public schools. It is not unreasonable to expect that the dogma, activities, and advocacy promoted at school clubs be in alignment with the beliefs of the larger community (Lee County).
At this point, you might be wondering which of our fellow Lee Countians volunteered to sponsor this club. The first listed is Brandi Chester, a counselor at LCHS. Next, Luann Bloodworth is a Social Studies teacher. She attended Georgia Southwestern for her Bachelor’s degree.
While the GSA club’s description may sound innocuous, its recent activism is anything but. The first issue is their long-term goals of infiltrating middle and elementary schools. The club purports (according to the LCHS handbook) to focus on “empowerment, “advocacy,” “organizing and mobilizing,” and “fighting for racial and gender justice.” The average person would agree that those concepts are a bit high-browed for most elementary and middle school students. GSA disagrees. In fact, as far back as 2014, they started pushing their agenda into Middle Schools. For context, Lee County Middle hosts 6th – 8th grade, where students’ ages range from 11 to 14 years. Thanks to MassResistance.org, we have a copy of GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) 2014 conference agenda, where they held a workshop devoted to pushing gay clubs into American middle schools.
The GSA plan does not end there, as they also have their sights set on elementary schools. Taken from gsafewi.org/gsa-elementary, the screenshot advertises a conference to teach people how to start GSA clubs in Wisconsin elementary schools.
Thanks to RealitysLastStand.com, we have the videos below where Elementary School teachers discuss their strategies for bringing GSA clubs to their schools. School counselor Heather Eig explains that parents are not made aware of their elementary-aged children’s involvement in the GSA club because their school district does not require permission slips.
Another video from the same panel demonstrates that the club’s sponsors not only hide its agenda from parents but also resolutely refuse parents’ wishes that their children not be indoctrinated. In the clip below, a teacher describes how he and his principal declined a father’s request that his child be called by their given name.
Do you know if your child is participating in Lee County’s gay club? If you do, it is because they told you. Like the school described in the video above, Lee County does not require parents to be informed of their children’s club activities and does not require permission slips for student participation.
Update 10/09/2022: We have recently learned from speaking with current students that SOME clubs do require parental permission. However, it is at the sponsor’s own discretion. The school system policy is that parents check a “yes or no” question during registration each year – Something to the effect of “I give my child permission to participate in school sponsored clubs.” That’s it. We believe this practice is misleading and not transparent to the type of clubs being offered in Lee County School System.
If a long-term agenda focused on elementary children is not bad enough, the GSA’s present activities are worse. The club and its faculty sponsors have contributed to multiple unethical and child-endangering activities across the country over the last few years.
One of the most damning examples we found involves a Pennsylvania middle schooler. In May 2022, Fox News obtained an extensive email chain where the school counselor pushed the child to help start an LGBTQ-related club while encouraging the rest of the girl’s teachers to hide her “preferred pronouns” from her parents. She wrote to other faculty, “if you are emailing home, it may be best to use she/her when referring to [the student.]” In another e-mail, a teacher wrote, “Middle schoolers are NOT too young to know their sexual orientations and gender identities. LGBTQ-related content is age appropriate for them.”
Another example was made public by a Colorado mom (below) who discovered an art teacher had invited her 12-year-old daughter to stay after school for an “art club,” which, unbeknownst to the child, was a GSA art club. During this meeting, the art teacher discussed sexuality, bragged about ignoring parents, presented sex toys, and said the number one rule of the meeting was not to tell parents.
This article is the first of three about the GSA club, its insidious agenda, and Lee County’s involvement with it. Next week, we will look at GSA’s “trans” agenda and events it hosts at schools to further that goal. In our final installment, we’ll present a plan to safeguard Lee County’s children and fight back.