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Psaki Should Save Her Tears for Real Victims

By Bill Donohue | April 19, 2022 | 3:07pm EDT
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a briefing. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

White House Press Secretary/MSNBC host-in-waiting Jen Psaki broke down in tears Tuesday when discussing parental rights legislation in the schools. She should instead save her tears for the real victims of transgenderism in the schools — parents and their children. 

In her podcast, Psaki bemoaned the right of states like Florida to pass laws which prohibit teachers from engaging little kids — Pre-K through third grade — in discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity. She thinks it is A-OK for teachers to ask children 5-8 if they are satisfied being a boy or a girl. This is the first step toward "assisting" them to switch sexes. Next come the puberty blockers, the chemical castration, and the genital mutilation.

Psaki's endorsement of this practice is obscene. She calls attempts to protect parental rights and stop the sexual engineering of children "harsh and cruel." Worse, she is claiming that the victimizers are the victims. 

Here is what she said about responsible parents who want an end to child abuse in the classroom. 

"They're doing that in a way that is harsh and cruel to a community of kids, especially. I'm going to get emotional about this issue [that is when she started bawling] because it's horrible! But it's kids who are bullied, and all these leaders are taking steps to hurt them, and hurt their lives and their families!" 

This is a bald-face lie. No kids are being bullied by legislation designed to safeguard the rights of parents and protect kids from being groomed by irresponsible teachers. She has it backwards — it's parents and their kids who are being bullied by the ruling class. 

Psaki is right about one thing. This is "an attempt to win a culture war." She and her ilk, including her "devout Catholic" boss, started this latest chapter in the culture war. Now our side is going to finish it. 

Bill Donohue is president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of nine books and many articles.

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