On Monday, hate group the Family Research Council sent out this tweet advertising a segment on its podcast:
In the reality, it's the latest example of conservatives and right-wing groups manufacturing controversies in order to demonize public schools, teachers, and their reliable punching bags - LGBTQ people.
From what I was able to garner (at least for now), here are three facts about this incident:
1. There is no gender transition happening. It was simply a letter about what the child prefers to be called.
2. The entire 'controversy' is comprised of a VERY biased Fox News article which doesn't even quote anyone except an activist from a far right 'parental rights' group. A second Fox News article is claiming that the school is facing a backlash, but provides no proof of this. No quotes from angry parents, concerned parents, or any parents. It is mainly an interview with the same activist from the far right 'parental rights group' who was quoted in the original article.
3. The idea that anything was hidden from parents is highly specious. We see this in three points.
A. Via the FRC interview itself:
Meg Kilgannon on a School's Attempts to Hide a Student's Gender Transition from Parents. https://t.co/RLNMUzTINR— Family Research Council (@FRCdc) May 9, 2022