Oh No! Obama is ‘Radically Deconstructing the Family’!

Todd Starnes, Fox News’ resident hysterical liar, is verklempt over a decision by a school board in Virginia that recently voted to protect transgender students in its official policies. That leads him on a rant about how Obama (who has nothing to do with the Virginia situation) is “radically deconstructing the family.”

Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, who championed the effort to block the nondiscrimination provision, appeared on James’s show to denounce the board and attack the Obama administration for barring such discrimination under Title IX. “Your public schools are being turned into public indoctrination centers,” Starnes told James. “Moms and dads, they’re going to have to take back their schools or else this is going to happen in other districts around the country.”…

Starnes told listeners to rise up and fight Obama administration officials who are “radically deconstructing the American family … through the public school system.” Parents, he said, should “indoctrinate” their own children “the way we see fit.” He alleged that the administration was willing to “risk poor children going hungry by yanking the funding for free lunch” if the school district didn’t approve the non-discrimination measure.

Oh please, Mr. Starnes, do explain to us how protecting LGBT people against discrimination is “radically deconstructing the family.” Is it going to deconstruct your family? Any families that you know? Of course not. You keep using these phrases that sound so scary but are completely substance-free. It’s meaningless gibberish turned into a fear-mongering marketing slogan.

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  • John Pieret

    he said, should “indoctrinate” their own children “the way we see fit.”

    Given the demographic evidence as to who are most supportive of LGBT rights, even among evangelicals, how is that working out for you bigots?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Obama deconstructed my family! My wife wears pants now, and I can’t tell my daughters from my sons! And Obama took away free school lunches anyway, and taking away free school lunches is a Republican duty!

  • dingojack

    Parents, he said, should “indoctrinate” their own children “the way we see fit.”

    ‘As we see fit’?!?

    And he thinks that the government is Machiavellian, manipulative and sinister?!?

    *Yikes*!!

    Dingo

  • StevoR

    @ ^ dingojack : Its the “parents should indoctrinate their own children ..” bit that seems more than creepy enough in itself to me .. Hey, how abut teaching them to think for ( & decide for and be) themselves instead?

  • Larry

    Because tormenting and belittling and abusing children and teens who are a bit different than the others is such a christian thing to do.

  • Artor

    @Larry

    Well yes, of course it is. When has it ever been anything else?

  • cptdoom

    radically deconstructing the American family

    Because trans students were place in the school system by the pod people. True story.

  • eric

    Parents, he said, should “indoctrinate” their own children “the way we see fit.”

    Leaving aside the Stepford-type overtones, you can tell them transgenderism is a sin or whatever. Nobody’s stopping you. Like all public policies, this one is about behavior, not belief (and not even your kid’s behavior, but rather the behavior of the civil servants employed by the school). Maybe while you’re indoctrinating them, you can explain to them that acting against the law in accordance with your religious beliefs is still acting against the law. Its a pretty simple concept.

  • azpaul3

    #4, StevoR,

    Good god, man. Can’t have that! If they did that then their bigoted demagoguery and Christendom could not survive!

    Free thinking kids. Daft!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Your public schools are being turned into public indoctrination centers

    I bet he has no problem with American schools making children recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • cottonnero

    Tabby Lavalamp #10: Well, of course not. What he means is “Your public schools are being turned into public indoctrination centers [that aren’t indoctrinating your kids in the right stuff]”.

  • dingojack

    No it means :- Parents should indoctrinate their children — with exactly what I (and my imaginary friend) says they should!

    Or else!

    Dingo

  • marcus

    Yeah, God forbid that children not be told what to think!

  • theguy

    “Parents, he said, should ‘indoctrinate’ their own children ‘the way we see fit.'”

    “Come see praise the violence inherent in the system!” /Monty Python

    “He alleged that the administration was willing to ‘risk poor children going hungry by yanking the funding for free lunch’”

    Sounds like something the tea baggers would like.

  • John Pieret

    explain to us how protecting LGBT people against discrimination is “radically deconstructing the family.”

    Because letting my children know that there are people in the world who aren’t exactly like us will

    tempt them not to think exactly like me and I will have to throw them out of my house as heretics, thus deconstructing my family!

  • Jared James

    Todd Starnes is Fox News’ resident hysterical Catholic liar, which is of course completely distinct from Fox News’ resident hysterical Protestant liars, and Essie, the hysterical atheist.

    Or did we mean hysterical in the not-funny sense?

  • NYC atheist

    @16 Jared

    Todd Starnes is Fox News’ resident hysterical Catholic liar

    I believe BillO still holds that title.

  • Jared James

    It’s so hard to keep track of which liar, specifically, is hysterical on any given day.