Hundreds signed a petition calling for a ban on “hate speech” at school board meetings after one parent cited the Bible in a public comment criticizing school boards.
At a school board meeting on December 13, many parents called for the board members to resign following a grand jury report indicting the former superintendent and another school official for sexual assault charges.
The school’s transgender policy has come under criticism from parents after two girls were sexually assaulted by boys in skirts in 2021.
In the public comment section, one speaker accused the board of promoting “immoral” behavior contrary to God’s “design” and “natural order.”
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“[LGBT] Behavior should never have been promoted, taught, or encouraged in the schools you supervise.
“If a man or woman trips one of these little kids, that’s better. [them] Throw it in the lake with a millstone around your neck,” said Wynn, adding, “Go back to reading, writing, and math, and stop grooming and pimping.”
These comments inspired 19-year-old Loudoun County community organizer Andrew Pihonak to launch a petition to ban “hate speech” at future school board meetings.
Pihonak’s petition now has 873 signatures and includes comments such as “empowering people to commit acts of violence” against LGBTQ+ communities like Winn.
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“Hate speech incites violence, but when it occurs, the Loudoun County Board of Education will procedurally listen during public comment, say ‘thank you’ to the instigator, and then post it all on its website. must be streamed so that other people can hear it. At a board meeting on December 13, a man said people in the LGBTQ+ community “better wear millstones at the bottom of the river around their necks. Many people in the audience cheered,” the petition said. is written in
“Hate speech platforms like this enable people to commit acts of violence against oppressed groups of people, allowing people like me in the LGBTQIA+ community to be bullied (often leading to suicidal ideation or suicide). ), tortured and killed.The school board has demanded that the person speaking during public comment be blocked, and the second hate speech is being uttered.”
But Wynn said the Bible should not be considered “hate speech.”
“As far as I know, the word of God, the word of the Bible, has never been considered hate speech,” he told Fox News Digital. “So I was quite surprised by it.”
A Loudoun resident said people have been “threatening” him online since the meeting, trying to hurt his business.
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The school board’s current policy states that speakers should demonstrate “courtesy, courtesy, and respect” and should not “be vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise similar that respects the dignity of the school board or others.” I expect you to abstain from offenses.
Pihonak told Loudoun Now:
LCPS did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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