More About Purple Penguins

I have received the following email which I pass along to those of you interested in the issue of the norming of the abnormal.

Back in October, you ran a story about the “Purple Penguin” gender identity training materials that were used by a school district in Lincoln, Nebraska. I am the mother who first received the materials from worried teachers and who organized parents to address the school board about the issue. In the two months between then and now, we parents have realized after many board meetings, letters, and one-on-one conferences with individual board members that the current school board is uninterested in our concerns, so I have decided to run for school board this coming spring.

What at first appeared to be a local issue is looking more and more like a national issue. These same gender identity training handouts recently showed up in Northern California, and parents there are as upset about them as we are. Parents around the country need to unite to take our public schools back from the advocacy groups that have infiltrated them.

Because I will be up against the formidable resources of the teachers’ union, whose representative has spoken in favor of the gender identity training handouts at a recent school board meeting, I have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for my school board campaign. I wondered if you could alert your readers to it. Small donations of just $5 or $10 can add up to a campaign that can effectively get a concerned mother on a school board to reinstitute parental rights.

Thanks so much for your concern.
Sincerely Yours,
Rachel Terry
The Parents’ Advocate

If you want to support her campaign, go here. I did.

11 thoughts on “More About Purple Penguins


    • …after many board meetings, letters, and one-on-one conferences with individual board members that the current school board is uninterested in our concerns…

      Notwithstanding the potential for stories to “grow”, elected officials must be receptive to their constituencies or face challenges at the polls. When Machine politics are employed it is important that freedom loving individuals support one another.


    • I notice everything was true except being “mandated” to call the kids Purple Penguins. It was merely “suggested” to the teachers from the school board and administration that the do so or find other names that are not gender specific to call them.


      • The problem is of course that many teachers will need to blindly follow suggestions — even the stupid ones — until they get tenure. In some places, a suggestion from the school board is actually policy.


  1. Mr. Hoge, she’s not using PayPal. Granted, it’s not the best veil/shield but it is a layer. Would you mind acting as a pass through?

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