REPORT: TEACHER DEFENDS DRAG QUEEN AT SCHOOL, CONDEMNS ‘BIGOTED’ PARENTS

Nov 18, 2019 by

11.18.19 – Breitbart

[From Donna Garner:  The moral of this story is that evidently it takes the students, the parents, and the public to force some misdirected school district personnel to stop promoting perverse and dangerous sexual content to students. When are school personnel going to stand up for healthy lifestyles, medically and scientifically accurate curriculum, and environments that support academic achievement INSTEAD OF making schools a place where children are indoctrinated into the social justice agenda and the dangerous and many times deadly LGBTQ sexual activities?  How about focusing on academic achievement for a change which is the mission for all public school districts in Texas?  How about helping students and school personnel to treat each other with respect instead of trying to use peer group pressure to push students to go from tolerance to acceptance to militant advocacy of the LGBTQ agenda?

Congratulations to the caring people in Willis, Texas, who had the courage to take a stand to protect their children from sexual predators and misinformation.]

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“Report: Teacher Defends Drag Queen at School, Condemns ‘Bigoted’ Parents”

By Dr. Susan Berry

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/18/report-teacher-defends-drag-queen-at-school-condemns-bigoted-parents

Excerpts from this article:

A teacher reportedly defended the presence of a drag queen during a high school class with a Facebook post in which he asserted the parents who objected are “bigoted” and “should not have the final say” in raising their own children.

English teacher Anthony Lane, of Willis Independent School District (WISD) High School in Texas, reportedly removed his Facebook post in which he defended another teacher’s decision to host a drag queen in the high school’s cosmetology class to offer makeup tips. Lane sharply criticized parents who complained about the drag queen’s presence [a.k.a., Miss Lynn Adonis-Deveaux] without their knowledge.

Faithwire posted a screenshot of Lane’s post before it was allegedly removed.

The screenshot reportedly shows Lane posted on October 26 that he is “both a parent and a teacher.”

“Our society is very sensitive when it comes to criticizing parents, and teachers are often afraid of parents because they are given so much authority,” he reportedly wrote and continued:

I believe that raising a child is the responsibility of the community, and that parents should not have the final say. Let’s be honest, some of you don’t know what is best for your kids.

Parents believe they should be able to storm the school in the name of political and religious beliefs if something happens in the school that they are morally opposed to. They forget that we make a promise to prepare their children to live in a diverse world. We are not required to protect the misguided, bigoted views of their parents.

If you want your children educated with your values, find a private school that will do it. The public education system is not here to serve your archaic beliefs.

Oh Miss Lynn Adonis, how we thoroughly enjoyed your company today! Laughs all day and memories we’ll never forget. So thankful for you! pic.twitter.com/Y7GjPziQsJ

— Willis High School Cosmetology (@willishscosmo) October 18, 2019

Local news media Community Impact reported a Willis High School cosmetology teacher invited a drag queen who uses the name Lynn Adonis-Deveaux to attend the class:

According to a statement from WISD sent to parents, the administration was aware Adonis-Deveaux performed in drag previously, but it was understood they would not be in “full drag.”

“School administrators learned at the end of the day that the man was wearing jeans but also wore heels and makeup,” the statement said. “However, the speaker did as asked, which was to talk to students about makeup application. The guest speaker did not discuss sexual orientation, lifestyle or anything else other than makeup application.”

Dale Inman, a Conroe Independent School District (CISD) trustee who has three daughters who attend Willis High School, said a parent contacted him with concerns after the drag queen event and he decided to find out more about it.

“I put numerous calls into the administrator’s office, which of course they made it abundantly clear they will not talk about it,” Inman said, according to Community Impact. “I’ve got a problem when somebody with a false name enters a school and has advertised himself as an adult exotic dancer for men … Nobody would be allowed in a school under those circumstances.”

The local news report noted several Facebook screenshots showing the drag queen makeup event was listed on the high school’s monthly calendar.

Inman observed Adonis-Deveaux is not a licensed cosmetologist.

“As a parent, I have a right to know who’s in that school building,” Inman said.

The controversy over the drag queen’s presence in the school intensified when Lane [the English teacher] reportedly posted his criticism of parents expressing concern about the event to Facebook.

As Community Impact also reported, Inman [the Concore ISD school board member] subsequently asked at a November 11 WISD board meeting, “Who’s responsible for authorizing this adult entertainer who works in the sexually oriented business industry to enter the Willis High School and lay hands on our children?”

According to the report:

Willis High School Principal Stephanie Hodgins was booed as she introduced herself. She said her staff is working on a model to improve student learning and student growth…

Lane reportedly spoke at the board meeting in defense of LGBT community members.

“I think as a district we need to make an initiative to teach our kids to be tolerant and respectful,” Lane said.

However, David Riley, a pastor at Grace Family Fellowship Church, asked, “Who examined the character of the person who stood before our kids?”

WISD reportedly released a statement to parents that said the trustees “have examined our process on guest speakers and have made some adjustments in regard to communication to better serve the Willis ISD Community.”

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**From Donna Garner:  Evidently this is the new policy (mentioned above) at Willis ISD that is now posted on the school webpage.  This demonstrates the positive changes that can be made to local school districts if parents/public (1) will learn the facts and then (2) take the appropriate actions together to express their concerns.  Before a person is elected to a school board, the voters also need to find out what that person’s values and belief systems are since their decisions will impact the future of every student and staffer in the district:  

WILLIS ISD — CAMPUS VISITOR, GUEST SPEAKER PROCEDURES — https://www.willisisd.org/Page/23

Per recent inquiries, Willis ISD is posting its revised district visitor/guest speaker procedures. Teachers are required to obtain administrator approval for all visitors/guest speakers, and provide an explanation of educational purpose. Teachers are required to notify parents in advance of any guest speakers, and provide an opportunity for opt-out (New). All campus visitors must enter through the front of the school and stop at the front desk to sign-in. Visitors must present a valid driver’s license or identification card. ID/Driver’s License will be run through Raptor Technologies to check the national sex offender database as well as any district-maintained databases of custody or banned parent cases. Visitors/guest speakers must wear an office-issued visitor pass, and return the pass to the front desk when leaving. Visitors interacting with students must remain with a district employee at all times.

Willis High School cosmetology teachers Callie Brown (cabrown@willisisd.org) and Kaitlin Hepler (khepler@willisisd.org) are shown proudly embracing Miss Lynn Adonis-Deveaux in drag:  https://communityimpact.com/houston/conroe-montgomery/education/2019/10/29/conroe-isd-trustee-defends-critiques-of-willis-high-school-drag-queen-event/

Willis ISD Staff Directory:  https://www.willisisd.org/Page/1076

Tim Harkrider is the Willis ISD Superintendent, and his administrative assistant is Carol Rodgers — crodgers@willisisd.org

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