Candace Owens has suggested that the government is too involved in parenting, and that parents need to exert their own rights to decide what values and beliefs are taught to their children. She has found an exception she’s willing to make — the support of LGBTQ rights.
Black America Web reported last year on Owens’ call to remove children from public schools and educate them at home over disagreements with curriculum, specifically addressing disciplines like gender studies (which is typically taught at the college level and is an elective) as well as courses that train them to “hate capitalism.” It is not clear where she sees this being taught at the K-12 level.
Courier Press also reported on a talk in which she said parents should pull their kids out of schools because health classes are ‘brainwashing’ them to be pro-choice. She has championed parents’ rights to decide whether their children wear masks to protect against COVID-19, to decide what they’re taught about sexuality and reproduction, and what they’re taught about history — claiming that schoolchildren are being taught Critical Race Theory (another college-level course).
Apparently, though, she doesn’t think a parent’s right to choose the values instilled in their children stands when that choice is to teach acceptance and inclusion.
Candace Owens says parents who take their children to drag queen story hour "are underqualified to have children. They should have their children taken away from them" pic.twitter.com/P5Bk3QIWqo
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) June 16, 2022
“Adults are getting behind this narrative so they can have a woke t-shirt on and say, “I love my children, I allow my child to pick their gender and pick their species,” and they feel proud of themselves because they can go and say this on Facebook, that they’re a wonderful, accepting, and loving adult, when in reality they are underqualified to have children. They should have their children taken away from them, because it’s child abuse.”
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com