Governor blocks funding for PBS station promoting drag queens to kids

A decision by a PBS station in Oklahoma to promote a drag queen – and that related ideology – to children has prompted the governor to block funding for its operations.

Unless the legislature overrides the decision, the station likely will be halting operations, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The report said Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, responded to the station’s ideology for kids with a decision to block funding through 2026.

Among the concerns cited was that “Clifford The Big Red Dog” features lesbian parents and “Let’s Learn” featured a book titled, “The Hips on the Drag Queen go Swish, Swish, Swish” that was being read by “Lil Miss Hot Mess.”

Stitt told Fox News, “OETA, to us, is an outdated system. You know, the big, big question is why are we spending taxpayer dollars to prop up or compete with the private sector and run television stations?”

His statement cited the “indoctrination and over-sexualization of our children,” calling it “really problematic.”

He also criticized a feature that included parents’ support for gender-changing treatments for transgender children, such as chemicals that block puberty. Other, more extreme, treatments include body-mutilation surgeries on children.

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He said the so-called “education” benefit of such shows is questionable.

“When you think about educating kids, let’s teach them to read and their numbers and counting and letters and those kind of things,” he told the Daily Mail. “I mean, some of the programming that we’re seeing… it just doesn’t need to be on public television.”

He added, “I’m just tired of using taxpayer dollars for some person’s agenda. I represent the taxpayers. There’s so much television, there’s so much media. Maybe in 1957 you could have made an argument that you needed a public television station. That’s totally outdated at this point.”

He said, “All those towers and our communications, that’s all owned by the state and whether we continue to fund an outdated public television station with taxpayer dollars, or we let the free market work, we’re still going to have the same capabilities, the same assets, the same towers.”

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although millions of American parents send their precious children off to public school every day, imagining their kids’ days will be filled with reading, writing, arithmetic, science, history, sports and music, they’re not only in for a shock – but for total BETRAYAL. Today’s “public” (government) schools have become far-left ideological, political and religious indoctrination centers aimed at reprogramming and transforming America’s children.

Kids are being taught to HATE their own country and to see themselves and their parents as racists – or victims of racists. They are sexualized and corrupted, and many are groomed into the dark LGBT world, with almost 6,000 schools prohibiting parents from even hearing about their child’s transgender “transition.” In between all the far-left indoctrination and sexual corruption, teachers take time to scare children to death about the near-term end of life on earth due to “catastrophic climate change.” Another lie. But it’s all classic Marxism/communism, with even the “3 R’s” – reading, writing and arithmetic – now being corrupted with “woke,” “1984”-style madness.

Perhaps never has the true threat of today’s U.S. public school system been exposed as in the sensational April issue of WND’s critically acclaimed monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled “THE GREATEST BETRAYAL: How Marxism and madness have taken over America’s public school system.” Whistleblower is available in both the popular print edition and a state-of-the-art digital version, either single issues or discounted annual subscriptions.

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