"Mx'd" Up in Madison--HR 5 Preview

May 28, 2019

If you want to see where HR 5, the so-called "Equality Act," will take America, let me show you.

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In Madison, Wisconsin, an elementary school teacher formerly known as Mark "Vince" Busenbark made a startling "transgender coming out" video that was shown to K-5th grade children at his school two weeks ago.

Busenbark, an authority figure, told these young, innocent and highly impressionable grade schoolers he is now neither male nor female but "transgender" and/or "non-binary."

+  +  Teacher: Call me "Mx. Steel"

And he made a "request." He asked that students now call him "Mix" or "Mx. Steel" instead of "Mr. B." or "Mr. Busenbark" (or even "Mr. Steel"). He did so in order to have the children endorse his claim that he is neither wholly male, nor wholly female, but a "mix" or "non-binary."

Busenbark is effectively asking young children to endorse his sexual confusion (at best) or his sexual fetish (at worst).

And Busenbark's manipulation has already had an effect, based on a single video showing. One teacher emailed him that a kindergartner said, "I feel the same way at times" as "Mx. Steel." Another teacher said that as a result of the video, other children "just accepted" a girl's claim that "she is a boy now."

Not only that, but Busenbark prejudiced these youngsters against people who respectfully disagree with him on transgenderism. Busenbark informed the grade schoolers that such people are motivated "fear" and "hate."

This is outrageous! Busenbark has no legal authority to force students to call him "Mx.," nor to manipulate them with the idea that they must obey him or be seen as "disrespectful" or "hateful" or "not loving."

Liberty Counsel is pursuing this situation. Last Friday, we sent a detailed public records request to the Madison school district.

+ + HR 5 imposes the outrageous LGBT agenda on all schools, even parochial institutions...

But here's the thing. Busenbark will have the legal wind at his back if HR 5, the dangerous "Equality Act" becomes law.

That's because this radical law directs K-12 schools and daycare centers to force children to obey adults who show up at work one day as a man and the next day as a woman.

These children are at a highly impressionable age. When kindergarteners have seen such events in the past, many have gone home shaking and crying, worried that they could wake up with a different gender!

One more thing. There is no religious exemption to this bill. Busenbark--or someone like him--could do the exact same thing at any religious school under HR 5.

That's how extreme and revolutionary this law is. It will unleash unconstitutional chaos in America.

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If you act right away, your name will be included, too.

For that reason, I invite you to sign our "Stop the Attack on Religious Liberty" petition NOW!

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  • Filed a motion for summary judgment against abortion giant Planned Parenthood. We are asking a California federal court to dismiss the abortion chain's vindictive 15-count civil suit seeking $16 million from pro-life hero Sandra Merritt.
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For life and liberty,

Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel