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Parents must be aware of what their children are being taught and ‘cannot take no for an answer,’ says AFA President Tim Wildmon

November 21, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — A report of a California early childhood teacher pushing gender confusion on her preschool students is raising alarms for concerned Americans nationwide. The report revealed Danita McCray told parents that if they don’t like her radical teaching methods, such as the controversial “gender unicorn,” they have the “option to go to another classroom.” The “gender unicorn” discusses sexuality, gender identity, gender expression and romantic attraction and provides “support” for children eight and under who supposedly already sense they are “transgender or gender non-conforming.”

“I’ve done research. I have got my doctorate degree. Children are not too young at five years old. Children understand gender as early as three years old,” McCray stated.

American Family Association (AFA, www.AFA.net) President Tim Wildmon said schoolteachers are intended to be responsive to parents’ concerns, not override them. However, parents need to take the necessary steps to ensure that happens.

“For school districts to promote this destructive ideology to children who are five and six years old proves that these educational leaders have been radicalized, that they do not care about parental rights, and that they believe the state is already in control of public life in America,” said Wildmon. “Parents need to become aware of what’s being taught to their children, and they need to get involved. They cannot take no for an answer. There are Christian law firms that will represent parents in these battles, if it comes to that.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visitwww.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.