Tucker Carlson calls for teachers who discuss LGBTQ identity in schools to “get hurt”

Carlson: Los Angeles schools are teaching kids about nonbinary pronouns “just to kind of destroy human civilization”

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Citation From the July 21, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, the Los Angeles School District is one of the biggest in the country. The district is now instructing teachers to educate children starting in kindergarten to experiment with nonbinary pronouns, just to kind of destroy human civilization and throw it all into chaos and confusion. That's actually happening. By the way, why is a school talking to your kindergartners about sex? Shouldn't they be in prison for doing that? Yes, they should be. Chris Rufo has proved this is going on. He's obtained several documents from the district's equity department. He joins us tonight. Chris, thanks so much for coming on. Tell us what exactly is going on here, if you would. 

CHRIS RUFO (MANHATTAN INSTITUTE): So what's happening is that public school bureaucrats across the country, in this case in Los Angeles, have taken the principles of academic queer theory and then turned them into a K-12 pedagogy. They're training kids as young as kindergarten to experiment with sexual identities such as trans, genderqueer, pansexual, genderfluid, two-spirit — all of these really crazy and synthetic constructions that were, we once thought were relegated to academia. They've now been mainlined into elementary school classrooms all over the school district in Los Angeles.

CARLSON: I'm really — and I mean this sincerely — I'm confused. If I find your kindergartner in the park and start talking to her about her sex life, you have a moral right to punch me out and call the cops. Why in the world are we allowing teachers to do the same thing?

RUFO: Well, I think a large part of the reason is because of this illusion of authority, and so the two prominent domains where these ideas are being transmitted are education and the medical profession. And, you know, for better or worse, historically these have been very trusted, so people listen to teachers, they listen to doctors. But I think this is starting to change because this is getting, frankly, out of control. And one thing that is really important to know that actually school districts like Los Angeles have adopted an explicit policy that teachers can facilitate your child's gender or sexual transition, and the default policy is that they keep it secret from parents. So they know that they're doing something that parents would object to. I have the documents that prove exactly what they're doing, and they're trying to keep it a secret.

CARLSON: I mean, up until recently the rule was you troll my minor children about their sex life and you're going to get hurt, and I think that should be the rule still. I think this is that, it's that threatening. I appreciate all you've done to bring this to light. Chris Rufo, thank you.

RUFO: Thank you.