Leaked audio recorded at a recent California Teachers Association conference by a source who attended reveals a pair of teachers who are mocking parents about their concerns over transgender and homosexual indoctrination at school.
The recording, which was first obtained by The Epoch Times, features two seventh-grade teachers, Kelly Baraki and Lori Caldeira from Buena Vista Middle School in Salinas, Calif., telling other educators how they can recruit students into LGBTQ clubs, also known as “Gay-Straight Alliance” groups, on school grounds.
“It was horrifying to listen to not just one teacher but really all of the teachers in all of these seminars, excoriating parents,” said the source, who goes by the pseudonym Rebecca Murphy, who attended the CTA conference in late October.
She went on to tell the outlet that teachers had “mocked” parents for their concerns and suggested they know what’s better for their students than the students’ parents do.
“They laughed at the parents,” Murphy said.
The CTA conference, which was sold out, was billed as the “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities,” and held from Oct. 29 to 31.
The Epoch Times adds:
The CTA has hosted similar “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOGI) professional development training for at least the last two years, according to an event notice posted on the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) website, which asks teachers: “Do you have the courage to create a safe environment that fosters bravery to explore sexual orientation, gender identity and expression?”
However, according to Murphy, the conference in Palm Springs appeared to include teachers showing other teachers how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and conceal activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation from them.
Teachers also suggested that parents who refuse to call their child by pronouns of the child’s choosing should be arrested and charged with child abuse, Murphy said.
“We are seeing coaching and deliberate confusion of our young kids when it comes to gender identity,” Abigail Shrier, author of “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” told Fox News.
“Parents can never underestimate the level of deception and manipulation that activist teachers are willing to go to on issues of gender,” she said after listening to leaked audio.
“These were sixth-graders we’re talking about surveilling,” said Shrier. “We’re talking about targeting kids as young as about 11 years old for personal invitations to the LGBTQ club based on these children’s internet searches.”
She went on to say that what is even more alarming is that teachers were confessing that they had read students’ Google search histories attempting to see if they demonstrated any signs of interest in LGBTQ issues so they could then target them for recruitment into the gay-straight clubs, while also encouraging other teachers to engage in similar practices.
“The fact that they were targeting children for these personal invitations to their club is very concerning, and that they were coaching other teachers in the surveillance of students for this purpose is really not something we usually see,” said Shrier.
Fox News noted further:
One teacher reportedly encouraged teachers not to keep a roster for the clubs, so if a parent ever asks if her child is a member the teacher can plead ignorance.
At the CTA conference, two teachers led a seminar about “How we run a ‘GSA’ (Gay-Straight Alliance club) in Conservative Communities,” and discussed their strategies for how to “get the bodies in the door” and ensure kids keep coming back when “we saw our membership numbers start to decline.”
“Much of the discussion was recruitment: ‘How do we get students to stay and discuss these things the way we want them to?’” Shrier noted.
“They said, effectively, if you want to bring a new society into existence, it seems the way to start that is with children,” said Shrier. “And so activist teachers are looking to recruit other people’s children in their revolution.”
Shrier then said: “You have to ask yourself if teachers are willing to make these remarks in a broad address — a sold-out conference — what are they doing that we don’t know about?”