When someone proves their identity to you, believe them the first time, is a famous quotation from the late great poet Maya Angelou. Despite her later claims that she was only trolling, a far-left Nebraska state senator chose to declare war on religious families.
Megan Hunt, a state senator, became so enraged by a Republican-backed bill that would prohibit young children from attending obscene drag queen performances and punish the adults who bring them that she filed a blatantly unconstitutional amendment last Friday to target parents who bring their children to church activities like vacation Bible study.
This is an amendment that I will use to make a point about the underlying bill, LB371, which bans all-ages drag shows. It won’t pass, I would withdraw it if it had the votes to pass. It’s a device to make a point. We need not clench nor worry. https://t.co/aUgwBtN1QG— Senator Megan Hunt (@NebraskaMegan) January 28, 2023
A religious indoctrination camp is defined as a camp, vacation Bible study, retreat, lock-in, or conference organized by a church, youth group, or religious organization with the intention of indoctrinating youngsters with a particular set of religious views, according to Hunt’s amendment.
“The Legislature finds that there is a well-documented history of indoctrination and sexual abuse perpetrated by religious leaders and clergy people upon children. Abusers within churches and other religious institutions often use events like church or youth-group-sponsored camps and retreats to earn children’s trust and gain unsupervised access to such children in order to commit such abuse. No individual under nineteen years of age shall be present at a religious indoctrination camp. Any person nineteen years of age or older who knowingly brings an individual under nineteen years of age to a religious indoctrination camp shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor. No individual under twenty-one years of age shall be present at a religious indoctrination camp if alcoholic liquor is being served at such a location, regardless if such alcoholic liquor is being served as part of a religious ceremony.”
Owning a gun isn’t a "God-given right." It’s a slave-owning, misogynistic founding father-given right.— Senator Megan Hunt (@NebraskaMegan) March 10, 2022
I’m not against 2a, but be real – the Constitution was written by people!
Today I’m filibustering a bill that would allow concealed carry without training or a permit. #NELeg
Hunt afterwards attempted to argue that she was only attempting to make a point about the Republican bill to safeguard children in response to a Twitter critic. Hunt then fancifully asserted that if the legislation had any chance of passing, she would rescind it.
Hunt’s objections to her modification should be met with indifference. She and her traveling companions have repeatedly shown that they see Americans with conventional values as their main foes.