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Tony Perkins calls on parents to remove kids from public schools after principal comes out

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Friday, June 6, 2014
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Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is urging parents across the country to pull their children out of public schools in response to a Washington, D.C., principal’s decision to come out to his students and school staff.

Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins

The principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington D.C. publicly announced that he is gay at a Pride Day event on Wednesday, thanking students and community members for their support.

Perkins was of course appalled, urging his Washington Watch listeners yesterday to pull their kids from public schools:

“If you have your children in the public schools, unless you’re in a district where you know exactly what’s going on in some rural part of the country where values are still embraced, you really need to think about whether or not you want to expose your kids to what’s happening in our public school system. I would encourage you to look for other alternatives.”

“Eighty-three percent of the students coming out of the District of Columbia are not proficient in reading skills, but they know how to celebrate gay pride,” Perkins said. “As we drop further and further in the global ranking of math and science scores, at least our kids will understand sex-ed. Amazing.”

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