In the Far Right’s twisted philosophy, they think they are being discriminated against when we won’t let them discriminate against those who disagree with them.
A perfect example of this is republican opposition to the sexual health education bill that passed earlier this year. Republicans are lying when they scream about the bill taking parental control away and distort what the bill actually says.
The bill allows parents to opt their children out of any content they object to. So, by opposing SSB 5395, the Republicans are actually trying to take away the rights of parents who DO want their kids to have trustworthy sex education.
When they claim that inappropriate material will be taught to young children, they aren’t telling the truth. There is no sexual content required for K-3 under SB 5395. Schools are only required to provide instruction in social-emotional learning for grades K-3. This means kids are taught to build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions.
Any caring parent who wants their kid to be successful in life would want their kids to learn this.