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State Sen. Elliott: Alabama is dismantling the ‘woke agenda’ and Space Camp will be no different

Alabama State Sen. Chris Elliott reacted to the controversy unfolding at Space Camp in Huntsville where parents have complained that a biological male, and self-identified transgender individual, was employed as a team lead and hall monitor who has access to female dormitories.

Thursday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” Elliott (R-Josephine) said, as state lawmakers continue to push back against the “woke agenda” with support from the majority of Alabamians, the situation playing out in Huntsville can be expected to receive the same treatment.

“If you’re running a taxpayer-funded organization in Alabama right now,” Elliott said, “whether it’s a library, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Space Camp, or school or anything like that — and you have not gotten the message that Alabama voters and the Alabama Legislature are pushing hard back against a woke agenda — you’re not paying attention, you’re just not getting it.”

Elliott said there are several different areas where the Legislature is working on protecting children from indoctrination and exposure to what he says most Alabamians consider unhealthy ideas.

“And so from the CRT, my activities with the library boards and Archives and History, and what you’re seeing from Mack Butler, we are absolutely pushing back against that woke agenda. And and let the word go out far and wide,” Elliott argued. “Enough is enough, the voters have had enough. Stop trying to push your social agenda in education spaces, get back on track, or risk your funding, and risk the organization to your board.”

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State Rep. Mack Butler (R-Rainbow City) wants to add Space Camp to his bill that bans the teaching of sexual identity or sexual orientation to students through 12th grade.

Elliott made it clear that this is not about discriminating against any individuals or groups, but about what kind of values are being pushed by government entities.

“You know, I don’t care what people do in their private time,” he explained. “But but when you’re, you know, when you’re teaching youth, you’re interacting with youth, when you’re using public dollars, you’re responsible to the people of the state of Alabama, and the legislature is going to make sure that you’re following some social norms and you’re not out there peddling whatever your woke agenda is, that’s just not something that we’re going to support in Alabama.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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