Todd Starnes Show Recap - Aug 22
Parents in Rocklin, California were horrified to discover that a teacher led a kindergarten-age classroom discussion on transgenderism that included introducing a five-year-old who was transitioning from male to female.
Children at Rocklin Academy were subjected to readings from two storybooks about transgenderism. At some point, the teacher introduced a classmate who changed clothes for the big gender reveal.
"These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified," Capitol Resource Institute's Karen England told CBS News in Sacramento. "The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl."
Parents were not given advance notice of the lesson nor were they given the opportunity to opt-out of the classroom activity.
"My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy," one parent told CBS News.
The school district defended the lesson -- saying the books were age-appropriate. The district also said under state law they are not required to notify parents when their children are being indoctrinated on gender identity. Additionally, the district said parents do not have the right to opt-out of the classroom discussions.
Teachers also defended the controversial classroom discussion.
"When we head in the direction of banned books or book lists, or selective literature– that should only be read inside or outside the classroom, I think that's a very dangerous direction to go," Kelly Bryson told CBS.
The Todd Starnes Show has an all-star line up featuring Monica Crowley, Dr. Kelli Ward, Brad Dacus, and Dr. Carol Swain. Todd's show airs Monday through Friday 12-3 PM EST live on toddstarnes.com!
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW:
2:40 PM DR. CAROL SWAIN, Political Scientist & Former Professor Of Political Science And Law At Vanderbilt University.
"From the beginning, it was a mistake to have an African-American history museum because African-American history is American history," Dr. Swain said, calling it an "arm of the political Left."
Dr Swain is Author of the books the New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to integration & Abduction: How Liberalism Steals the Hearts and Minds of Our Children
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THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW:
1:38 PM BRAD DACUS — Founder of the Pacific Justice Institute:
"This is becoming the norm for public schools throughout California," Dacus said of a lawsuit that parents are taking against a school that had a teacher push transgender advocacy, not even at the least, education. "It's really a mirky area," Dacus said, adding that the parents were kept in the dark on the matter.
1:25 PM DR. KELLI WARD (R), Former Arizona State Senator, & Candidate For U.S. Senate:
"I am headed that way because I can't wait to welcome President Trump...we all know that border security is national security." Republicans need to "get their act together" and support President Trump's America First agenda. "He's repeating Democrat talking points again and again and again." Dr. Ward says she supports a pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but hopes he wins on appeal instead. She asked that everyone keep those attending the rally tonight with President Trump in their thoughts and prayers because of safety concerns.
Parents are horrified after a kindergarten teacher announced that one of the 5-year-old boys was transforming to a female. The teacher then began lecturing kids about transgenderism. Your calls on this topic 888 788 9910.
THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW:
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12:22 PM MONICA CROWLEY — Conservative columnist and Fox News Contributor:
"That is Steve Bannon's point of view, but it is also the view that helped get Donald Trump elected," Crowley said of the Breitbart piece criticizing Trump's Afghanistan plan. "One thing Donald Trump does not want to have on his watch is to have Afghanistan revert back to the Taliban...Unless you fight this war...ideologically...you're slapping bandaids on the problem and you're not dealing with the root cause." "Our enemies have been engaged in a holy war from their side...and unless and until we see that...we're still playing whack-a-mole...unless there is a catastrophic event - God forbid."
"Most presidents don't like to admit mistakes...but I actually think it makes them more human...I think people appreciate that." Crowley called Trump's move "smart" and "neccessary."
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