Outraged parents in North Hollywood, California, have planned a protest of an assembly held at Saticoy Elementary School to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month — urging all parents to keep their children home on June 2.
Parents have created an Instagram account named “Saticoy Elementary Parents,” posting to the account on Monday to announce that “outraged” parents “who share conservative values” are planning to protest the event because they “don’t feel this material is appropriate to teach to the children.”
“Attention: PROTEST IS ON JUNE 2nd! We need help! We need signs! We need everyone to come!” the parents wrote in the Instagram post, calling for parents to gather for the protest while their children stay home.
The LGBTQ assembly for K-5 students at Saticoy Elementary School was announced by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) — who claimed the event was being held to teach students about the LGBTQ+ community. According to the outraged parents, students at the assembly will be forced to watch a video that claims “some kids have 2 mommies, some have 2 daddies.”
“This has caused outrage among parents, many of them emailing/ calling LAUSD higher-ups to complain about this day and protesting by not taking their children to school that day,” the group added in the Instagram post.
Teachers will also be reading “The Great Big Book of Families” by Mary Hoffman, which discusses diversity and “all kinds of families,” according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, parents argue that “we are being forced into talking about topics that should not burden our children for many years to come.”
“Keep your kids home on June 2nd! We are parents of elementary school children, who have the right to introduce sexually explicit topics at our discretion,” their Instagram post states. “Yes any topic that is related to LGBTQ is is sexually explicit. Why? Our children are innocent and have no idea what is out there. We as parents have the right to introduce these topics at our discretion. Instead we are being forced into talking about topics that should not burden our children for many years to come.”
According to the school district, parents are allowed to opt their children out of the event.
“Los Angeles Unified is committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment that embraces the diversity of the communities we serve. The District encourages everyone in our school communities to treat each other with respect, kindness, and compassion so that our students can be empowered to achieve their greatest potential,” the school district proclaimed in a statement.
“As part of our engagement with school communities, our schools regularly discuss the diversity of the families that we serve and the importance of inclusion. This remains an active discussion with our school communities, and we remain committed to continuing to engage with families about this important topic. Families are always encouraged to discuss important topics with their children and families may also contact their schools for more information about any school programs or activities,” the statement continued.
The statement only ended up making the parents angrier.
“We respect everyone, but some things are appropriate for children (of) that age, and some things are not,” George Dzhabroyan, one of the Saticoy parents unhappy with the event, told KTLA 5. “Hopefully the message gets across and people understand that parents should be the primary contact of what their children should be exposed to and shouldn’t be exposed to.”
Parents protest Pride event at North Hollywood elementary school. Saticoy Elementary School parents "who share conservative values" and "don’t feel this material is appropriate to teach to the children" to protest outside the school at the start of the school day on June 2. pic.twitter.com/5YLkD5XxTL
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