Gay uncle slams California school board over teaching EIGHT-year-olds about transgenderism 

‘If I were to teach your kids about my sexuality without your consent, I’d be arrested. But when the school district does it, it’s education’: Gay uncle slams California school board over teaching EIGHT-year-olds about transgenderism

  • Mario Presents, 42, berated Conejo Valley School District board and its president Karen Sylvester for wanting to teach transgenderism to elementary-aged children without parental consent
  • Wearing a ‘groom dogs not kids’ shirt, Mario received a round of applause for his two-minute speech on Tuesday evening 
  • He accused the board and its president Karen Sylvester of wanting to teach transgenderism to children under the age of 10 without parental consent after a group of third graders were shown a book titled ‘Call Me Max’ 

A gay man delivered a devastating two-minute takedown of a California school board who was accused of teaching kids as young as eight about transgender issues.  

Mario Presents, 42, berated Conejo Valley School District board and its president Karen Sylvester for teaching transgenderism to elementary-aged children without parental consent after a group of third graders were shown a book titled ‘Call Me Max.’

He likened being transgender to having anorexia as they are both ‘body dysmorphic disorders’ during the verbal slamming.  

Mario, who is the uncle of two students in the district, questioned why teachers ‘affirm’ kids’ genders, but they don’t tell children suffering with eating disorders that they are ‘overweight.’ 

Wearing a ‘groom dogs not kids’ shirt, Mario’s speech received a round of applause on Tuesday evening. In California, state law requires educators to provide an inclusive learning environment and use students’ preferred pronouns.

Mario, who says he is gay and part of the LGBTQ community, said: ‘If I were to teach your child about my sexuality without your consent or involvement I’d be arrested. 

‘But when the school district does it, it’s education.’ 

Mario, 42, addressed the school board and bashed the 'gross indoctrination' and how teachers hide students' pronouns from parents 'under the guise of gender affirmation'

Mario, 42, addressed the school board and bashed the ‘gross indoctrination’ and how teachers hide students’ pronouns from parents ‘under the guise of gender affirmation’

Karen Sylvester, the president of Conejo Valley School District's board, introduced Mario to speak during the meeting on Tuesday

Karen Sylvester, the president of Conejo Valley School District’s board, introduced Mario to speak during the meeting on Tuesday

An extract from the book 'Call Me Max.' A video of the book was showed to third graders at Maple Elementary School, causing outrage among parents in the community

An extract from the book ‘Call Me Max.’ A video of the book was showed to third graders at Maple Elementary School, causing outrage among parents in the community 

He told the floor on Tuesday evening that schools ought to be focused on teaching subjects like science, math, language, rather than transgender issues to children of such a young age. 

Mario also claimed that teachers are hiding students’ pronouns from parents ‘under the guise of gender affirmation.’ 

The man, who was representing the lobby group Gays Against Groomers, added: ‘You don’t tuck these children in at night, you don’t pay their medical bills, and you certainly don’t hold their hands in the hospital.

‘The gross indoctrination we’re seeing is creating a lifetime of medication and hormones because you cant simply pause puberty. 

‘Men cannot become women and sex chromosomes are encoded into the fabric of our DNA. 

‘Simply affirming a teenager’s gender is akin to affirming anorexia. Both are body dysmorphic disorders, yet we don’t teach the starving teenagers how to binge and purge or indeed affirm that they are overweight. 

‘Although school districts including yours seem to have no issue secretly teaching girls that they can be boys because they feel uncomfortable in their bodies. A grown adult woman can’t get a hysterotomy without extensive medical forms and doctors visits.

Mario told the meeting that 'parents must be a part of the education system when teaching sexuality to students and it definitely doesn't need to happen under the age of 10 years old'

Mario told the meeting that ‘parents must be a part of the education system when teaching sexuality to students and it definitely doesn’t need to happen under the age of 10 years old’

The clip was broadcasted from a board meeting on Tuesday

The clip was broadcasted from a board meeting on Tuesday 

The board's president Sylvester (pictured). Her school board came under fire following the incident in January 2022 when children in a third grade class were showed 'Call Me Max'

The board’s president Sylvester (pictured). Her school board came under fire following the incident in January 2022 when children in a third grade class were showed ‘Call Me Max’

‘But Dr Saffir in Sherman Oaks is willing to do top and bottom surgery sterilizing children for life.

‘Parents must be a part of the education system when teaching sexuality to students and it definitely doesn’t need to happen under the age of 10 years old.’ 

Dr Saffir is a gender-affirming surgeon based in California who claims to be one of a handful of urologists in the world with training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction. 

He only performs surgery on people over the age of 18, who can provide two references from qualified mental health professionals as well as prove they have been on hormones for 12 months.

Conejo Valley School District came under intense scrutiny this summer after it was revealed a group of third graders at Maple Elementary School were shown a video about transgenderism. 

The clip was based on a book called ‘Call Me Max’ – which is about a young transgender boy navigating his first day at school.

It was presented to the class after one child in the class transitioned over the winter break and started in January with a new name and pronouns. 

One page of the book reads: ‘When a baby grows up to be transgender, it means that the grown-up who said they were a boy or girl made a mistake.’

The incident, which was reported in May this year, caused intense backlash among the community as parents demanded that they were informed about what was being shown to kids in classrooms. 

Steve Schneider, whose eight-year-old daughter was one of the students showed the video, told a board meeting in June: ‘You’ve made it abundantly clear to people in the Conejo Valley that you will continue to pursue questionable subject matter without parental inclusion. It’s unacceptable.

Dr Michael Saffir is a gender-affirming surgeon based in California who claims to be one of a handful of urologists in the world with training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction

Dr Michael Saffir is a gender-affirming surgeon based in California who claims to be one of a handful of urologists in the world with training and experience in both male and female genital reconstruction

Steve Schneider has spoken out after his eight-year-old daughter was shown the video based on the book 'Call Me Max' at Maple Elementary School

Steve Schneider has spoken out after his eight-year-old daughter was shown the video based on the book ‘Call Me Max’ at Maple Elementary School

‘A parent’s right to decide what’s best for their child must always be a part of a any school policy and a fundamental part of the education system. 

‘These are our kids, not yours.’ 

However in a report, the school defended the teacher’s decision, saying they were ‘supporting a student and meeting the teacher’s legal and professional requirements of creating a classroom welcoming of all students.’

Superintendent Mark McLaughlin also said he backed the staff member’s actions ‘100 percent.’ 

And two attorneys, who work with firms contracted by the district, said at a meeting in June that CVUSD has ‘no legal obligation’ to inform parents before showing supplemental materials.

They added that the district had a legal obligation to create an inclusive environment for all students, reports Thousand Oaks Acorn

The board did confirm that the book was not part of the curriculum and was not in the school’s library. 

According to the attorneys, the California Department of Education requires school districts to honor a student’s gender identity.

Failure to do so could violate state anti-discrimination laws, they said. 

and Dr Saffir did not immediately respond for comment.  

Laura Gill, Vice President of the CVUSD

Cindy Goldberg, a member of CVUSD

Conejo Valley School District came under intense scrutiny this summer after it was revealed a group of third graders at Maple Elementary School were shown a video about transgenderism

Bill Gorback, a member of CVUSD

Rocky Capobianco, CVUSD's board clerk

The clip from the meeting of Conejo Valley School District’s board went viral online

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