Well this is awkward. Now that Allen West is the Chair of the Republican Party of Texas, he is going around the state endorsing candidates at all levels of government in the November election. It’s a good thing. Republicans have long ceded too many government positions to liberals, especially school boards. But it does strike me as odd that West would endorse someone that goes against the party platform and West’s stated views on the homosexual community.
First, remember what West said about denying the Log Cabin Republicans a paid booth at the recent state party convention.
If you are taking a position that undermines any of the planks of the platform of the Republican Party of Texas, I don’t believe you should be there at the convention with a booth saying you’re part of the Republican Party of Texas. This is not a purity test, and I believe that when it’s time for Republicans and conservatives to say that this is who we are.
We welcome people, but we are not going to acquiesce, appease, and water down our beliefs in order to accommodate and make others feel happy. We’re not shunning anyone that is a part of these organizations or believes in the LGBT lifestyle, but one of our major planks is that we support a traditional nuclear family, and I will not support an organization that believes the nuclear family is not important for the sustainment of Texas, and the sustainment of the United States of America. As a matter of fact, what has decimated our communities is the undermining of the traditional nuclear family.
Whether or not you agree with West, that is the position that he has taken.
While I couldn’t find any specific plank in the Texas RPT platform opposing Diversity and Inclusiveness Training in public schools, I did find these two planks:
- Sexual Education: We demand the State Legislature pass a law prohibiting the teaching of sex education, sexual health, or sexual choice, or identity in any public school in any grade whatsoever, or disseminating or permitting the dissemination by any party of any material regarding the same. All school districts, individual schools, or charter schools are prohibited from contracting with or making any payment to any third party for material concerning any of the above topics. Until this prohibition goes into effect, sexual education shall only utilize sexual risk avoidance programs and promote abstinence outside of marriage. [State, Local]
- Extracurricular Opportunities: We encourage nonpublic school parents to create extracurricular opportunities for their children where they are not readily available and in a manner that they can be free from discriminatory testing, intrusive government oversight, or harmful school policies regarding mixed-gender students in bathrooms and locker rooms. We encourage the Legislature to find ways to allow nonpublic school students’ participation.i Any homeschool student that does not participate will be unaffected. [State, Local]
Clearly, the party is against LGBTQ indoctrination in public schools at any grade. But along comes Allen West and endorses a guy for a school board that is for Diversity and Inclusiveness Training at ALL grades of public school. Here is what Muni Janagarajan, candidate for Frisco ISD, wrote when he ran for the same position a year ago:
Here is Allen West’s endorsement of Muni Janagarajan:
Not sure who to support for school board trustee in Nov? Allen West chooses Muni Janagarajan for FISD trustee. www.muniforfisd.com
Posted by Brandon Burden – Build Frisco for Generations on Wednesday, August 12, 2020
It’s interesting that in West’s endorsement speech, he states that “we have got to get back to a system of education and not a system of indoctrination”. Apparently, Muni Janagarajan prefers a system of indoctrination. At ALL levels of education.
So which is it Mr. West? Follow the platform or not follow the platform?