The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh unleashed roughly 60 seconds of criticism in front of the Loudoun County School Board in a speech Tuesday night, calling them predators, child abusers, and an ideological cult.
“You are all child abusers. You prey upon impressionable children and indoctrinate them into your insane ideological cult, a cult which holds many fanatical views but none so deranged as the idea that boys are girls and girls are boys,” Walsh said. (RELATED: Anti-CRT Activist Says She Was Targeted In Harassment Campaign)
They only give you 60 seconds to speak, they won’t show the speakers on the livestream, they make you wear a mask, and all of that after requiring ID and proof of residence to enter. They put up every obstacle they could but I still said my piece.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 28, 2021
“I can see why you try to stop us from speaking. You know that your ideas are indefensible,” he said. “You silence the opposing side because you have no argument. You can only hide under your beds like pathetic little gutless cowards, hoping we shut up and go away, but we won’t. I promise you that.”
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) in Virginia announced new policies Aug. 12 that allow transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms based on gender identity rather than “gender assigned at birth.” Students may also participate in sports teams based on gender identity. (RELATED: ‘Anti-Racist’ Facebook Group Secretly Planned To Disrupt School To Get Christian Gym Teacher Fired)
The policies require teachers to affirm transgender students’ gender identity by using their preferred names and pronouns and does not allow teachers to disclose students’ gender identity to parents.
“By imposing this vile nonsense on students to the point even of forcing young girls to share locker rooms with boys, you deprive these kids of safety and privacy and something more fundamental, too, which is truth. If education is not grounded in truth, it is worthless. Worse, it is poison,” Walsh argued.
Loudoun County changed the rules so that only residents can speak at the school board. In unrelated news, I’m proud to announce that I am now a resident of Loudoun County. Just rented a home in the area. I’ll have the lease agreement. See you at the meeting!
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 24, 2021
LCPS changed its board meeting rules to exclude non-locals from public comments, with the new rule taking effect Sept. 28, the day of Matt Walsh’s planned rally protesting the board’s transgender policies. In response, Walsh signed a lease in Loudoun County on Friday.