During a school board meeting in Loudoun County, Va., on Tuesday, an Iranian immigrant father said he would demand staff members call his children “king” and “queen” – and him “master” – if the board passes transgender pronoun rules.
“I grew up in Iran as a Christian. And when we went to school, as much as the government wanted to indoctrinate us, the teachers didn’t allow it. The teachers did their job to teach us the curriculum: science, math, biology, etc. They didn’t try to shove propaganda down our throats like the Ayatollahs did,” he said. “Now in the 21st century, we have social justice warrior so-called teachers trying to shove their garbage ideology down our kids’ throats.”
“These are our children, not yours,” he continued. “Their job is not to raise my child or my neighbor’s child. Their job is to teach our kids math, science, biology, literature, and that’s it. Not ideology. Now you want to push garbage crap like ‘pronouns.’”
“How the hell does that keep a kid from succeeding? How does that help them? Does that teach them how to add?” he added. “You want to push that garbage down my kids’ throats, I will make you call my kids king and queen. That’s how you will address my sons and my daughter. And when you look at me, you will call me master. You want that pronoun to be in your mouth when you look at me?”
The district ultimately passed the reforms, allowing transgender students to enter facilities and groups of their choosing and mandates that faculty and staff address students according to their preferred names and pronouns. The board was forced to delay a vote due to the number of community members who wished to speak during public comment.
Earlier this year, Loudoun County came under fire for its transgender policies when the district suspended a Christian physical education teacher who condemned the policies at a school board meeting.
Tanner Cross, the teacher who was punished for his stance on the district’s transgender policies, said during his speech before the school board that he refused to “lie” to his students and “defile” God by saying “a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa.”
In June, a Chinese woman who survived Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-Tung’s regime also slammed Loudoun County’s School Board for teaching Critical Race Theory in its schools, asserting the lessons are “very familiar…the only difference is [Communist China] used class instead of race.”