Jaren Thompson won’t play the school district game. The veteran teacher told the school board he was walking away from the classroom because he couldn’t support woke gender policies. Some have been in place for several years. Thompson is a devout man and cited several recent court cases to bolster his position. Cases that the school lawyers probably also followed and noted.
Thompson explained at a Monday board meeting that he also couldn’t violate biological science and then teach that there are multiple sexes in order to appease confused students. You can watch his comments on YouTube by clicking here.
I met Thompson at a political forum a few years ago. He is an intelligent and dedicated public servant. He clarified his traditional values during his presentation that evening. At the time, he was a candidate for Twin Falls City Council.
In the meantime, I have been informed that several teacher resignations are pending in the nearby town of Kimberly, where attempts are being made to impose a new gender policy on students, staff and the public. It looks like woke fashion is on the way in conservative southern Idaho. When it comes to parents who want to maintain established community standards, they really need to be present at council meetings. I have seen people in several counties come out in impressive opposition to wind farm projects. I applaud the effort.
Now ask yourself, 50 years from now, when we will have lost several generations to Marxist gender ideology, will people wonder why we didn’t have the same passion for our children? Wind farms can go up but also go down. Your children are another matter. It’s an existential threat.