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The parents, teachers, and elected officials in Maine, when
challenged about the inclusion of the queer agenda in schools
Bring a gun to a knife fight: Shawn McBreairty, a Maine parent who has been sued by one school district and banned from the property of another because he has publicly criticized their inclusion of the queer agenda in their schools, has filed a lawsuit against the second board for violating his first amendment rights.
Essentially, McBreairty at several different board meetings of Regional School Unit #22 tried during his open comment time to read the text of several pornography books that the school board had approved for children to read in schools, and was silenced by the board, specifically by the board’s chairman, Heath Miller, who claimed their policy forbid the use of obscenity by commenters. When McBreairty would not be silenced, the board then banned him from all school property — including any virtual online meetings — thus blocking his first amendment right to petition his elected officials. From the lawsuit [pdf]:
On May 4, 2022, [the school board], through counsel, sent a letter (“School Ban Letter”) to
McBreairty informing him that he was “temporarily prohibited from entering RSU 22 property for purposes of attending any RSU 22 school-related meeting or function in-person, or participating in any RSU 22 school-related meeting or function held electronically via video or audio … until December 31, 2022.” [emphasis mine]
First, the board’s actions reveal their incredible dishonesty. They apparently think it is perfectly okay to force pornography on young children. Miller himself admitted as much in a statement he made that McBreairty recorded and played back to the board at one meeting:
Miller justified pornographic excerpts of a library book in the Hampden High School library, saying, “If you were to read it in the context of the whole book, it would have a different meaning.”
Yet, Miller and the board think it obscene to play both this recording as well as read the same porno to the board’s adult members. I guess for them it is only okay to encourage pedophilia to kids, but only to kids. Adults however must be protected.
Second, if the board banned McBreairty only from physical meetings, it might be able to argue reasonably it was doing so because the risk of physical conflict. Banning him from virtual meetings however proves the board’s real goal, to silence him and protect itself from any valid criticism.
McBreairty’s protests have also earned him the dislike of another school board. In May he was sued by the Hermon school department because of similar public criticisms.
The district filed the lawsuit against Shawn McBreairty earlier this week. According to the complaint, McBreairty allegedly made false statements about a school employee in podcasts, on social media and in letters and emails, saying that the employee appeared to be “grooming children” and called her a “sexual predator” because of her work with LGBTQ students.
According to the suit, the attacks made the employee feel unsafe at school, led her classroom to be moved and caused emotional distress.
Though the attorney for Hermon claimed that McBreairty has the right to his opinions, it appears the district considers any opinion that criticizes it and its teachers to be “a false and hurtful thing” and thus must not be allowed.
My heart be still. A teacher apparently has been pushing the queer agenda to kids, and now doesn’t like it that someone has accused her of grooming children and being a sexual predator. I hate to tell you, but if you push sexual stuff on little kids without the knowledge or permission of the parents, that’s exactly what you are.
These government officials are trying to make McBreairty to appear as dangerous and irrational in their statements about him. Yet, watch him in the video below, speaking on this subject to the Hermon Town Council on December 9, 2021. He is rational, thoughtful, calm, and very well informed. He also bases his comments entirely on facts, not opinions.
I am surprised he has not also filed a countersuit against Hermon, though the cost of a second lawsuit is probably more than he can afford. When he wins his first case it will be much easier to then sue Hermon for damages.
Regardless, it remains astonishing to me that McBreairty appears to be alone in this fight. The parents in these Maine school districts do not appear to bothered by what he has found and uncovered, and are still letting their kids attend these schools.
Yet, great harm is being done to these children, and for parents, teachers, and elected officials to turn a blind eye to it is more than shameful, it is downright criminal. In a sense, they have all become accessories in illegally introducing pornography to underage children, and appear to be doing so with great enthusiasm.
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