A radical change is taking place in America’s beloved, century-old 4-H youth organization – one that promises to create a schism as deep and damaging as the one endured by another beloved, century-old youth organization, the Boy Scouts, which many have recently declared “dead.” . . .
McAlister is referring to a largely unpublicized, multi-pronged, state-by-state movement to impose highly controversial transgender policies – including the admission of biological males into female restrooms, locker rooms and showers and mandatory use of exotic transgender pronouns – on the nation’s 4-H rural youth organizations.
After WND’s exclusive reporting on this below-the-radar movement – first in Idaho, and then more recently in Iowa – the public interest law firm Liberty Counsel sent a strongly worded 2,600-word letter demanding, on multiple legal grounds, the Iowa State University Extension Service administering the state’s 4-H program immediately cease its planned imminent adoption of the radical LGBTQ agenda. . .
Although 4-H is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is overseen and guided by “a network of 100 public universities,” specifically their extension services. These universities in turn comprise the source of a coordinated and, until recently, quiet push to impose on 4-H highly controversial LGBTQ policies.
Although Iowa’s policy document spelling everything out, titled “Inclusion Policy: LGBT Youth and Volunteers,” was posted on the “Policy and Guidance” section of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website, after WND’s coverage and Liberty Counsel’s subsequent entry into the controversy, the LGBT “Inclusion Policy” document was mysteriously taken down. WND reached out to John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas, Iowa’s 4-H youth development program leader at Iowa State University and the lead recipient of Liberty Counsel’s letter, asking why the document was no longer available to the public, but no response has been received as of publication. (Read more from “LGBT Agenda Challenged by Christian Law Firm” HERE)