A Denver Post columnist says he was fired due to a column in which he ridiculed the “easily triggered” and “perpetually offended” on the Left and also insisted there are only two sexes.
Jon Caldara wrote a conservative-libertarian column for the newspaper, although his final column was published Jan. 17. In it, he criticized what he saw as the lack of transparency among state Democrats, including on the subject of state-mandated sex-education.
“[T]hey certainly don’t want education transparency when it comes to their mandate to convince your kid that there are more than two sexes, even if it’s against your wishes,” wrote Caldara, who is president of the Independence Institute, a Denver-based think tank. “Among the most controversial laws that passed last year was the comprehensive human sexuality education mandate which ripped local control away from your neighborhood school board. Now if your school district wants to teach even basic sex ed, the teacher must also teach the ‘health needs’ of LGBT individuals.
“And in the anti-free-speech style that the left now embraces, the new law bans discussions that ‘employ gender stereotypes,’ or any language the state’s new oversight board of LGBT activists consider ‘stigmatizing.’ In case you hadn’t noticed, just about everything is stigmatizing to the easily triggered, perpetually offended.”
He added, “It’s not a surprise that some parents might want to take their kids out of the ‘comprehensive human sexuality’ session at school.”
Caldara also referenced a Boulder Valley School District controversy in which children were shown a video with a transgender teddy bear that taught students how…