Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and writer Andrew Sullivan joined Bill Maher’s HBO panel recently to criticize teaching gender ideology and pronouns to young children.
Maher said, “I don’t understand why this is the hill that the Democratic Party wants to die on.”
Sullivan frequently criticizes the education system. He asked: “Why does a four-year-old come in and instead of teaching them colors, you’re telling it to pick your pronoun?” “Who told us this was going be an imposed rule for children?
“I don’t want to teach 5-year-olds homosexuality… Teachers are telling them something worse. People can choose to be either a boy, a girl, or both.” “That is a lie!” Sullivan stated that he believed it was done in order to “placate certain special interests in Washington.”
Maher replied, “None of us is against trans.” He said that trans is real and rare, but it is real. But rare.
Maher disagreed with Maher’s belief that sex cannot be decided at birth. To decide or declare a sex, a child must be born.
“We all appear to be pretending that our parents are born. ”
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) January 25, 2023
“Don’t bring home gender pronouns.” “You better be returning with As and Bs,” Mace from South Carolina said, recalling conversations with her children.
Sullivan stated that it was all about identity. Maher said that children don’t get the concept.
On his Substack page, Sullivan writes about a book titled “They, She, He: Easy as ABC,” used in a first-grade curriculum in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, a public school system in the Chicago suburbs.
In it, the book teaches children about the pronoun “ze,” while one of the characters in the story uses the pronoun “tree,” despite being named Diego.
Sullivan also points to a show called “Love, Simon,” which has a character played by an actor named Keiynan Lonsdale who has revealed that his preferred pronoun is also “tree.”