A group of 33 Republican members of Congress have introduced legislation to prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding any sexually explicit material being provided to children.

The “Stop the Sexualization of Children Act 2022” (the Act) would “prohibit federal, state, local governments, and private organizations from using federal tax dollars to expose children under 10 to sexually explicit material.”

The Act “prohibits the use of federal funds to develop, implement, facilitate, or fund any sexually-oriented program, event, or literature for children under the age of 10.”

In addition, the bill would also stop federal funds from being used “to host or promote events where adults dance salaciously or strip for children.”

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, La., who introduced the bill, said, “The Democrat Party and their cultural allies are on a misguided crusade to immerse young children in sexual imagery and radical gender ideology.”

“This commonsense bill is straightforward. No federal tax dollars should go to any federal, state, or local government agencies, or private organizations that intentionally expose children under 10 years of age to sexually explicit material,” Rep. Johnson added.

The Act would empower parents to file lawsuits against any entity, public or private, that uses federal dollars to expose their children to sexually explicit materials or programs.

As you read about the Act, you might be asking yourself, “Is this bill really necessary? Are taxpayers really funding sexualized content for children?”

Tragically, the answer is yes, and yes.

Here are just a few examples of why the bill is needed.

Every year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the largest “LGBT” activist group in the world, sponsors its annual “Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings.” The event encourages teachers, parents and librarians to read books about transgenderism to elementary school children.

The recommended reading includes the book, I Am Jazz, which tells the story of Jazz Jennings, “who was born male and named Jared, but has since ‘transitioned’ to living as female.” HRC, along with the National Education Association and the American Association of School Libraries, co-sponsors the event.

Earlier this year, the National Science Teaching Association held a training at its national conference titled, “Queer Your Classroom: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students.” The workshop was for science teachers from pre-K to twelfth grade. That’s right, pre-Kindergarten!

And in May, a Pennsylvania high school teacher was caught hosting a drag queen show for students without their parents’ knowledge or consent. The “after-school” event was hosted by the Gay Sexuality Alliance club and featured multiple drag queens who performed “provocative and lewd dances.”

Clearly, the Act is necessary. And that fact doesn’t speak well of our current society or the state of our educational institutions.

Maybe we should ask ourselves how we got to a place in the United States that a bill to “Stop the Sexualization of Children” would be necessary. And why has such a bill not been endorsed by all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 senators?

It’s increasingly important for parents to be intensely involved in their children’s education. Parents must be aware of what their children are learning in school.

If you’re worried about what your child is being taught in school, check out the following new resource from Focus on the Family: Back to School for Parents: A busy parent’s guide to what’s happening in your children’s classrooms and practical steps you can take to protect them.

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