Surgeons promoting the removal of children's healthy body parts should stay in the imaginary part of Halloween and away from real children, a mom told her school board.
Brittany Mayer, a San Diego County mom, spoke on Oct. 11 at a regular meeting of the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) as parents gathered to voice their concerns about the district's promotion of an upcoming "Boo Bash" Halloween party for elementary school children.
The school district shared a flier about the event with families through its alert service. Featuring a drag show, it was billed as "The Queerest Free Halloween Party for Youth & Families."
Mayer said that parents had asked the school board for a separate meeting to discuss promotion of the event, but the board refused.
Event sponsors include sex-change specialists at Align Surgical Associates Inc., San Diego gay, exotic-dance nightclub Rich's, San Diego gay neighborhood Fabulous Hillcrest, San Diego Pride, North County LGBTQ Resource Center, and San Diego's soccer club. TransFamily Support Services, a pro-transgender organization, organized the event.
'Family-Friendly' Strip Clubs"I just want to know what it is that makes a drag show' family-friendly?'" Mayer asked the board. "Because if you follow it to its logical conclusion, you can slap family-friendly titles on anything. You can have 'family-friendly' gentlemen's clubs, 'family-friendly' strip shows, 'family-friendly' '50 Shades of Grey' read-alouds. Will you approve my flier if I want to host an 'All the Sex Secrets of the Kama Sutra for Kids and Families' if it's 'family friendly?'"
As the board of trustees members listened, Mayer continued.
"What is it about a grown man, costumed in a sparkly bra with augmented boobs, busting out a leather miniskirt barely covering his twerking [expletive,] with tuck tape on his front, while spreading his fish-netted legs as he writhes on the ground, grinding his groin next to a minor, 'family friendly?'" she asked the board. "You owe us an answer."
The board never replied, she said.
Twenty other parents also spoke out against Boo Bash. About 10 spoke in favor, saying the event was inclusive and tolerant.
Mayer further castigated the board for helping a sex-change surgery center and a gay bar advertise to elementary schoolers.
"You owe an explanation and an apology to every parent in this school system," she insisted. "You all got caught with your sparkly panties down."
As she spoke, about 100 parents in the meeting room behind her cheered. They waved signs that read "Stop Indoctrinating Our Kids With Gender Confusion."
Live Not By LiesMayer told the Epoch Times that she was pushed to challenge the school district when she read the sponsor list for Boo Bash.
The school board violated its rules to promote the event, she said.
"The Superintendent or designee shall not accept for distribution any materials or advertisements that: 1. Are obscene, libelous, or slanderous," a school district policy reads.
District policy also forbids advertising that promotes political interests, controversial issues, products unsuitable to children, or alcohol.
The school district posted on Twitter about the controversial flier promoting Boo Bash, saying a staff member sent it out on a communications service app by mistake. The district went on to say the event wasn't approved by the district or hosted on school property. Then the district removed the post from public view.
EUSD originally sent Boo Bash fliers to parents on Sept. 12. It posted an apology on Oct. 15.
"Although this flier was approved in error and we regret this mistake, we are especially saddened that the situation has negatively impacted families of gender diverse children," the board wrote.
The EUSD statement also announced that it removed the flier. But as of today, it still appears on the Peachjar, communications board for students and families.
The post went on to say, "EUSD continues to be steadfast in our commitment to be a supportive district for all students regardless of race, ethnicity, linguistic background, economic class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and cognitive ability."
The Epoch Times called the Encinitas Union School District Board, but didn't receive a reply by press time.