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Father, protect the children in our nation. Bring revival to our country and within our families.

A leaked audio recording reveals two teachers at a recent California Teachers Association (CTA) conference mocking parents over their concerns about homosexual and transgender indoctrination at school, says a source who attended the event in Palm Springs, Calif.

The recording, obtained by The Epoch Times, captured two seventh-grade teachers, Kelly Baraki and Lori Caldeira from Buena Vista Middle School in Salinas, Calif., telling other teachers how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs, also known as “Gay-Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs, at school. . . .

Murphy attended the teachers union conference in late October. She told The Epoch Times the teachers “mocked” parents for their concerns, and suggested they know better than parents about what’s best for their children. . . .

The sold-out CTA conference, billed as the “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities,” was held Oct. 29 to 31.

The CTA has hosted similar “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOGI) professional development training for at least the last two years, according to an event notice posted on the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) website, which asks teachers: “Do you have the courage to create a safe environment that fosters bravery to explore sexual orientation, gender identity and expression?”

However, according to Murphy, the conference in Palm Springs appeared to include teachers showing other teachers how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and conceal activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation from them. . . .

The three classes Murphy attended were designed to recruit middle school students to GSA clubs, she said. . . .

Caldeira and Baraki led a workshop called “How we run a ‘GSA’ in Conservative Communities,” and they described the obstacles they faced as activist teachers in concealing the activities of these clubs from parents.

In the audio clip, Caldeira advised teachers who lead LGBTQ clubs to maintain an air of plausible deniability so they can play dumb if they are questioned by parents.

“Because we are not official, we have no club rosters. We keep no records,” said Caldeira, who is also an LGBTQ club leader. “In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset.”

Baraki backed up Caldeira’s advice, suggesting activist teachers to disguise the nature of GSA clubs by calling them something less obvious. Baraki provided an example of this deception, pointing out she avoided naming her LGBTQ club a GSA. Instead, she called it the “Equity Club” and later changed the name to the “You Be You” club.

The teachers bragged about spying on students’ online searches and activity as well as eavesdropping on their conversations to identify and recruit sixth-grade students into these LGBTQ clubs whose membership rolls are kept hidden from parents. . . .

Buena Vista Middle School falls under the jurisdiction of the Spreckels Union School District (SUSD). Another nearby district, Salinas Union High School District (SUHSD) has been a center of controversy over its mandatory ninth grade ethnic studies program, which teaches elements of critical race theory. . . .

Anti-Bullying Presentation

Caldeira also discussed a yearly anti-bullying presentation she provides to students along with Baraki, and she said LGBTQ issues were not the only topics they discussed. . . .

However, when the kids went home and talked to their parents about the presentation, the parents complained about the LGBTQ content. Baraki suggested a different strategy to avoid resistance from parents.

“Next year, we’re going to do just a little mind-trick on our sixth graders. They were last to go through this presentation and the gender stuff was the last thing we talked about. So next year, they’ll be going first with this presentation and the gender stuff will be the first thing they hear about. Hopefully to mitigate, you know, these kind of responses, right?” Baraki said.

Baraki ridiculed a parent who complained she hadn’t planned on having a conversation about sexual orientation and gender identity issues with her middle-schooler but was pushed into it by the school. . . .

When a principal “invited” another parent to enroll their child in a private school more aligned with the parent’s beliefs, Caldeira said, “we count that as a win.”

Controlling Morning Announcements

Caldeira also spoke about how she controls morning announcements at the school.

“That’s another type of strategy I can give you,” she said. “I’m the one who controls the messaging. Everybody says, ‘Oh, Ms. Caldeira, you’re so sweet, you volunteered to do that.’ Of course, I’m so sweet that I volunteered to do that, because then I control the information that goes out. And, for the first time this year, students have been allowed to put openly LGBT content into our morning announcement slides.”

She went on to boast about the students she recruited to help with the announcements. . . .

Caldeira pointed out more than once that she can’t be fired, and she thanked CTA for her tenure and for providing resources and tools.

“You can’t fire me for running a GSA,” she said. “You can be mad, but you can’t fire me for it.”

“CTA has made it very clear that they are devoted to human rights and equity,” she added.

Caldeira tells teachers, that she and Baraki have acted with “great integrity.” . . .

School Response

After information about the leaked audio was made public this week, Supt. Tarallo, SUSD President McDougall and Kate Pagaran, the principal at Buena Vista Middle School, issued a letter Nov. 19 addressed to the “SUSD Community” that the “UBU (You Be You)” club has been suspended.

“Any future student clubs will be required to submit an outline of all activities and materials before being allowed to meet,” the letter states. “Student sign-in sheets will be maintained and parent/guardian permission slips will be sent home prior to a club holding a meeting.”

The letter states that “all messaging shared in the morning announcements” will be controlled and distributed by the principal, a practice that “will be in place permanently.” . . .

SUSD will follow state-approved standards and curriculum on all presentations involving “sensitive themes such as sexuality” and “materials of any sensitive themes will be shared with parents/guardians before being shown to students,” the letter states.

Pray: Father, protect the children in our nation. Bring revival to our country and within our families.

Your turn: How you you led to pray for these families, for parents and kids in school, and for our nation? Share in the comments below-let’s agree in prayer!

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo by Getty Images.)

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Cole and Connie Nelson
November 26, 2021

Lord God, you know in detail, every trick and scheme of the enemy Satan. You know every person he tries or succeeds in using for his evil. The war in CA, using these particular teachers, school districts across our nation, etc. – You see it all. THANK YOU for exposing this and please continue to expose every secret and he’ll driven scheme across our nation. As they ARE & WILL BE exposed, cause Your righteous anger to well up in parents and people across our nation. Let it drive them to action.
For those who willingly push this deceptive plan(s) in schools and other taxpayer funded areas…we ask that You change their hearts, save them and/or remove them from their positions of influence. Replace them with those who will honor You Lord. Amen.

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Suzy
November 24, 2021

Father, may your light of truth, love and mercy enter into the hearts of those pushing this evil agenda. May each person come into the knowledge of Your truth and not their “truth” regarding human sexuality (only two sexes that are not interchangeable nor are to be involved sexually with one another.) May parents have the supernatural means to homeschool their children or place them in a real Christian school that teaches the Word of God. You will not allow Your people to be destroyed once we have the knowledge of what satan is attempting to do. Holy Spirit, continue to lead and guide us as to how to dismantle the plans of the enemy once they are revealed. Thank you Father for the victory. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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Christine Stott
November 23, 2021

Lord Jesus Christ and Father God, You see the horror of all of this, please enlighten the hearts of these misguided people to be opened to The Truth of Your Word, so they know in Romans 1 You explicitly layout homosexuality is not Your design for men and women! Please let them know that they are created in Your image and not to pervert that image in which we are created!!

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Vickie Duggins
November 23, 2021

Father God, please protect the children in our nation. I pray, please, bring to light the evil being planned under cover. Bring revival to our land and within our families. Let it start in our hearts. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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TRUST in JESUS!!
November 23, 2021

Daddy God, this is all from hell and we rebuke it in Jesus Name! They are coming after Your divine order and we ask You Father God, the Supreme Judge of Creation to render judgement against the enemy and justice in our favor to REMOVE and DESTROY EVERY plot and scheme of the enemy in Jesus Name! We WANT YOUR will done to the full in the earth JUST as it is in Heaven for the glory of Jesus, our King and Savior! We THANK YOU that You are answering our plea as we speak and sending Your HOSTS and ANGELS to utterly CRUSH EVERYTHING the enemy has done exposing ALL and holding all involved accountable! We call it DONE in Jesus Name, let Your GLORY and FIRE fall upon mankind today Lord, we NEED You NOW!!! Let the Holy fear of the Lord fill the heart of every man, woman, and child! We LOVE YOU! AMEN!!

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Henry Wedeking
November 23, 2021

Father, we thank you for hearing our prayers and give you all the glory in what you have done. We lift up our praise for your exposing those who have deceived our youth, wounding their spirit, and creating division in our families. Continue your mercy as you lead us during this time of judgment.
Prepare our hearts and pour out your grace as we continue our intercession for those who have turned from you and those in need of your healing. As you bind and bring confusion upon your enemies, speak clearly to us your will as how to pray. Give us vision and Prepare us for the harvest to come.
In your name we pray.

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Jose Rivera
November 23, 2021

Father God, in the name of Christ, we ask you to reveal to the parents and to the kids and to all the wicked purposes of these LGBTQ clubs, and for the school authorities and the parents to bring quick action to remove them or be accountable to them…and insted of that, bring christian clubs acrross this nation where your Name is glorified.

I ask you for that in the Name of Jesus, Amen!

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