Parents: Wake Up to WOKE Culture

August 27

If you’re a parent, be on guard for the latest “woke” trend affecting your children.

I recently received a call from a Barrington mom who was shocked by an email she received from the Barrington School Superintendent.  The subject line read “Must-Read Books for Elementary Students that Give Visibility to LGBTQ+ Characters and History.” The email included book lists for both elementary students and teenagers.

I checked on the titles and all those must-read books were banned for being inappropriate at one time or another in different states! These books are dangerous for children, as they influence the way they think and the choices they make – including them toward a radical transgender ideology. Choices have consequences at any age, especially when it comes to decisions about sexuality and morals.

And the “woke” choice to pursue transgenderism has life-altering effects that parents need to be “woken” up to!

There is a Transgender Craze seducing young girls at an alarming rate according to Abigail Shrier. Her book Irreversible Damage has “woke” many parents to realize that their daughters are at risk.  She makes moms aware that whole groups of female friends in middle schools and high schools are coming out as transgender.  In her words, “Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters enthralled with hip transgender YouTube stars and gender affirming educators and therapists who push life changing interventions on young girls – including medically unnecessary double-mastectomies and puberty blockers that cause permanent infertility.”

It is no wonder that many of these books were initially banned in other states. Books encouraging children toward this ideology are dangerous!

This is a radical ideology invading the public schools and masquerading as “education.” Parents are responsible for teaching their children about sex and morals, not the schools.  The consequences are just too great. If you agree, please contact the Barrington School Superintendent, Michael B. Messore, III, 401-245-5000 x 1 or email him at

On a related note, elections are almost here. The people we have in public office can have a great influence on our schools and more!

Wondering why else you should vote? Watch this 2-minute video.

Voting your values is key. If you’re looking for a place to start when identifying pro-family candidates, take a look at  Right 2 Life’s online Action Center. You’ll find a bipartisan list of pro-life candidates there. While Family Policy Alliance® does not endorse this list, it may provide you a helpful starting place!

Special note: Progressive Tiara Mack is challenging Sen. Harold Metts who has been one of the strongest pro-life voices in the General Assembly. Mack worked for Planned Parenthood and is a leading voice for the LGBT ideology. Please pray for Senator Metts and his continued presence in the Rhode Island legislature.

Above all, research the candidates and let your light shine by Voting your Values! Now is the time for the Christ follower to be ‘WOKE’…  “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:13-14


Dave Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Advisors – Rhode Island

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