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Parents take legal action after county repeals ‘opt-out’ option for LGBTQ storybooks

A group of parents in Maryland is taking their opposition to LGBTQ-oriented books in schools to federal court. These books, referred to as “inclusivity” books, were introduced to students from pre-K through eighth grade. However, these parents assert that these books go beyond promoting basic concepts of respect and kindness, and instead advocate for contentious ideas surrounding gender, sex, and romantic feelings among children. The parents, representing multi-faith groups in Montgomery County, are advocating for the option to opt out of having their children read storybooks that contain what they view as controversial ideologies. The case will be heard by the U.S. District Court for Maryland as these parents seek to challenge the inclusion of such books in the school curriculum.

Faithwire reports:

Some Maryland parents are taking their fight against LGBTQ-oriented books to federal court.

The so-called “inclusivity” books were announced for pre-K through eighth-grade students last fall. However, instead of focusing on basic principles of respect and kindness, the books champion controversial ideologies around gender and sex and focus on children’s romantic feelings.

A group of multi-faith religious parents in Montgomery County wants the ability to opt out of having their elementary-aged children read storybooks with what they see as extremist ideology, saying it’s “forced inculcation.”

Their case will go before the U.S. District Court for Maryland on Wednesday.

Will Haun, senior counsel with Becket Law, will be arguing that case. He told CBN’s Faith Nation on Monday the lawsuit is being brought by a diverse coalition of parents across Montgomery County, including Muslims, Christians, and Jews.

“And while they have disagreements on all matters of their religious traditions, the one thing they agree on is that parents get to direct the religious upbringing of their children,” Haun said. “When schools are teaching matters that go to the core of a child’s own self-understanding of who that child is when he or she looks in the mirror, that goes to the core of the parent-child relationship. And parents are the first teachers.”

“That’s what’s at the core of this case, and it’s also at the core of constitutional protections that we’re seeking to vindicate for them,” Haun added.

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