Woke 'weaponization': Biden threatens school lunch money

 December 4, 2023

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A senator from Kansas is vowing a fight against the Biden administration for its decision with punish low-income students who need help from a federal lunch money program if their schools are not sufficiently "woke."

"Don't be fooled here, the Biden administration is the only player in this policy fight that is taking away lunches from children," U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kans., said in an interview with Just the News.

"There is real-world evidence that USDA's policy has already taken away school lunch funding from low-income children. Weaponizing school lunch money in pursuit of their radical agenda and putting students in the crosshairs is unconscionable, and we will not stand for it."

The issue is one that Biden had used multiple times in his demands that every federal agency promote his LGBT ideology, specifically transgenderism.

He has decided to simply rewrite regulations, creating a new definition for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which handles federal help for school lunches.

The USDA had ordered that its ban on sex discrimination now includes "discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," which never had been part of its agenda before Biden.

School lunch funding goes through the Food and Nutrition Service of USDA.

"As a result, state and local agencies, program operators, and sponsors that receive funds from FNS must investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation," Biden's USDA demanded. "Those organizations must also update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation."

Just the News cited experts who described it as an unprecedented reinterpretation of the law.

"For instance, schools receiving Pell grants, FAFSA, or students who receive federally subsidized school lunch funding will be subject to the new Title IX interpretation or risk losing that funding," the report said.


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