At Meeting, School Board Member Rants Against Gay Marriage and Says Racism is Over in America

The Chino Valley Unified School District (in California), as we’ve noted on this site before, is a place where Board of Education meetings resemble church services. That’s not an exaggeration. Three of the five members belong to the same Christian megachurch. And their inability to stop praying to Jesus at meetings has led to a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

And yet the ignorance is still in full swing. At a recent meeting, the Board’s Vice President Andrew Cruz went on a rant trashing gay marriage, invoking the Confederate Flag, arguing that racism is over, complaining about California’s recent mandatory vaccination laws, etc.

(I didn’t alter Cruz’s grammar in the excerpts below.)

It is stated upon our foundation and sealed in our hearts that a union between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents, we should now be [unintelligible] vigilant for our freedoms may be in jeopardy…

Children are not commodities that can be [unintelligible] severed from their natural parentage and traded between unrelated adults. Parenting will be defined, erasing and replacing with gender-neutral legal parent, erasing biological, natural parenthood that states will ignore.

[Through the government,] expect thoughts to be controlled by limiting words. Gender-neutral language will become legally mandated. It will be discriminatory to assume a human being is male or female or heterosexual

It is quite strange when you have nine innocent worshipers in Charleston being murdered, and discussion turns around to the Confederate Flag… Today, South Carolina governor is a woman from India. Of Indian descent. One of two senators is black. You know, we’re no longer a racist country

It is bizarre how our government harm our citizens by allowing infectious diseases to infect our country and blaming mothers who don’t vaccinate their children.

It’s hard to address all the dumb things he said because there’s so much of it. (Needless to say, just because people in South Carolina has some prominent politicians of color doesn’t mean racism is over. Not by a long shot.)

But here’s a more important question: How the hell does any of this help students in the District?

Sounds like the School Board is just an outlet for Cruz and his church buddies to promote their personal politics rather than do any meaningful work on behalf of the kids.

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