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.
“I just don’t understand why this is the hill that the Democratic Party wants to die on,” remarked Maher.
Sullivan, who often critiques the educational system, asked, “Why does a 4-year-old come in, and instead of teaching them the colors, you’re telling them ‘pick your pronoun’? Where on earth did that come from, and who told us it was going to be imposed on children?”
“I don’t want to teach 5-year-olds about being gay … [teachers are] telling them something worse, they’re telling them people can choose to be a boy or girl, or neither, or something else entirely; that is a lie,” Sullivan exclaimed, adding that he feels it is done to “placate certain special interests in Washington.”
“None of this is anti-trans,” Maher replied, adding that “trans is a real thing, rare, but real, but rare.”
Maher then disagreed with the idea that sex isn’t decided at birth and that it takes a child to discover or declare a sex to determine what it is.
“We all seem to have to pretend that we are born … I don’t know … jump ball.”
“Don’t be coming home with gender pronouns, you better be coming home with As and Bs,” said Mace of South Carolina, describing conversations she’s had with her children.
Sullivan added that “it’s all about identity, it’s all about being queer or trans, children can’t understand that stuff,” with Maher remarking “and you say that as a queer.”
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.”
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