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Northwest Iowa legislators were asked about education bills “pertaining to anti-trans, gay kids, lesbians” and what words children can here during a forum on Saturday in Spencer. And one Republican legislator used the opportunity to bash conservative lawmakers who are attempting to push back against the radical LGBTQ agenda being pushed on Iowa students.

Republican State Rep. Megan Jones said there are a lot of feelings on both sides, but she said it is “ultimately sad” the legislature has taken up 19 pieces of legislation that she said are “targeted specifically at hating gay people.”

“One of them has to do with personal pronouns and official communications and signature email lines,” she said. “That’s the kind of stuff that the legislature is dealing with? We have people who don’t have dental care. Why? Why are we dealing with this? This should not have been a bill that was introduced. But, for better or worse, fortunately, and unfortunately, every legislator is allowed to introduce legislation on behalf of their constituents.”

Jones said introducing bills that address the radical LGBTQ agenda being pushed in schools is creating a “culture of hate” in Iowa.

“I know it’s easy to say, ‘Well, that’s not what this bill is about,’” she said. “Well, when we have 19 pieces of legislation that specifically target an already marginalized demographic of people, um, they feel unwelcome, they want to leave and unfortunately history has shown us that they commit suicide because they feel so unwelcome in their community already, and then they have a group of legislators going after them for using personal pronouns in an email communication signature line.”

Jones also was less than committal when it comes to helping rid school libraries of sexually obscene materials. While some of the things she has read about these books are “really ugly,” she said she also doesn’t understand what everyone has been through.

“One of these books that was floated around, we were given excerpts of the book, and it was awful, it was really ugly, I did not want to read that. But then I found out that the book was about rape and a little girl who had gotten raped,” she said. “So we can’t possibly predict what our children are going to come into the classroom with and we have to give teachers and educators and administrators the tools to help these kids deal with these things. So it’s not that these folks are necessarily trying get these kids to read pornography or read smut, it’s about helping them deal with issues that they might be facing at home. And it is incumbent upon us as community leaders to help those kids.”

Jones, who seemingly broke down emotionally during her answer, said it is a “sad” issue.

“It’s ugly and it’s hate-filled,” she said. “You are exactly right — red and yellow black and white, they are precious in His sight. I don’t understand the choices that people make. People don’t understand all the choices I make. But, so, I’m so sorry guys, but when that happens, we need to build a longer table. We need to ask questions rather than banning the content of someone’s email signature line. Um, we need to understand why. Why is that in your email signature line. Rather than running to Capitol Hill and tossing in a bill that just tells more people that we don’t like them. Because they are welcome here, we need them here, our community needs them here, our workforce needs them here and certainly our community and culture needs them.”

ACTION: Email House Republicans and let them know you stand with conservative legislators working toward restoring sanity in the classroom! Let them know that unlike the people pushing radical LGBTQ ideology in schools, you actually vote for Republican candidates. Let them know it is disappointing to hear a Republican from a conservative area like Northwest Iowa speak so poorly of solid, conservative legislation aimed at protecting children from radical LGBTQ indoctrination.

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Author: Jacob Hall


  1. It’s a sad day when we have legislators that believe the way to help rape victims, if that is really what Megan Jones thinks she is doing, by allowing and promoting pornographic books for our public school students. You never alleviate pain by inflicting more pain and bad choices on people. Offering morality and God’s truly loving principles to hurting people, gives them a path forward to healing and wholeness. To condone evil, and make a path for further steps in the direction of destruction is the absolute MOST UNLOVING, hateful solution. Jesus loved people and told them the truth, and showed them love and the way to an abundant life. His words, not mine. And God cannot lie. Ever. Titus 1:2. Satan will always use lies to twist truth and make evil sound like good. Speaking lies will never set people free from the consequences of evil that has been done to them.


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