AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
August 11, 2022
Calling for the PA Secretary of Education to Remove the Offensive Material or Resign
As you may recall, the Acting Secretary of Education, Eric Hagarty, has been called out for including a “Gender Identity” webpage on the PA Department of Education website. This page, and others on the website, are simply LGBT indoctrination for kids as young as 3! Here’s some of what’s on the website – we’ll start with definitions:
- Binary Gender – The faulty concept that there are only two genders: male and female.
- Genderqueer – A broad descriptor many people use to indicate a person does not identify as either male or female.
- Gender Expression/Gender Presentation – How we show our gender to the world through external choices (e.g. dress, behavior, hairstyle).
- Preferred Personal Ponouns – In addition to the traditional pronouns (he/him, she/her, they), some people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe. If you don’t know a student’s preferred personal pronoun, it’s always best to ask.
The page includes links to outside sources such as Gender Spectrum, an “organization committed to the health and well-being of gender-diverse children and teens”. It also includes links to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which specializes in attacking those who hold traditional values, and the United Nations. Check it out for yourself!
Twenty-one State Reps said ‘enough is enough’ and are calling on PA Department of Education Acting Secretary Eric Hagarty to remove the offensive material or resign. They have issued an official ““Reform or Resign Ultimatum”.
The following signed the letter making the demand:
Rep. Mike Armanini (R-Elk) Contact form phone: 717-260-6142
Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Butler) Contact form phone: 717-783-8322
Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton) Contact form phone: 717-772-9925
Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) Contact form phone: 717-772-2435
Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) Contact form phone: 717-787-2686
Rep. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland) Contact form phone: 717-772-2280
Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming) Contact form phone: 717-787-5270
Rep. Mike Jones (R-York) Contact form phone: 717-783-8389
Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) Contact form phone: 717-705-2004
Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York) Contact form phone: 717-783-8783
Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) Contact form phone: 717-783-2014
Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) Contact form phone: 717-260-6161
Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) Contact form phone: 717-783-1707
Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) Contact form phone: 717-787-1367
Rep. Leslie Rossi (R-Westmoreland) Contact form phone: 717-783-9311
Rep. David Rowe (R-Union) Contact form phone: 717-787-3443
Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) Contact form phone: 717-783-1815
Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) Contact form phone: 717-783-5218
Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson) Contact form phone: 717-787-3845
Rep. Perry Stambaugh (R-Perry) Contact form phone: 717-783-1593
Rep. David Zimmerman (R-Lancaster) Contact form phone: 717-787-3531
Is your State Rep’s name on the above list? If not, call him or her and ask why?
You can also contact the ones listed above who signed the letter and thank them for signing the letter and working to protect Pennsylvania’s school children.