Okay, Groomer! ABC's ‘The Conners’ Bemoans Banning LGBTQ Propaganda in Elementary School

March 1st, 2024 8:05 AM

It’s no secret ABC’s Roseanne spinoff The Conners loves to push liberal propaganda. We’ve called them out numerous times over the years on many different issues. Unfortunately, their newest season has begun, and this week’s episode, “Shrinks Don’t Talk and Kids Don’t Sing,” took on a familiar tone crying “censorship” over parents wanting to protect their kids from sexual politics in the classroom.

In the episode, Becky (Alicia Goranson) complains that her daughter’s elementary school doesn’t have a budget for a music class. Her stepmother Louise (Katey Sagal), who is a singer and musician in a band, offers her services for just the cost of gas money and her lunch.

Becky is thrilled the kids will now be able to learn about music, until the teacher becomes concerned when she introduces the song “Dancing Queen”:

Becky: Ok, what you have in front of you are the lyrics to a really fun song called "Dancing Queen."

Teacher: Okay, Let's hand back all of these pages. Don't even look at them.

Albert: I accidentally looked at mine. What's going to happen to me?

Teacher: You're going to be fine, Albert. We're just going to let the next class come in. And all of you are going to have an early recess. Class dismissed.

Beverly Rose: What's wrong with this song? We dance to it at home.

Becky: I don't know, honey. But why don't you go comfort Albert? And remember, don't turn your back on Walter.

Louise: What's going on?

Teacher: Look, we would love to have more music for the kids, but this song is about a queen, and some of the parents are going to interpret that to be about gender identity. And then it's going to become a thing.

Becky: This is crazy. I'm a parent, and I don't think this song is about a drag queen. And I wouldn't have any problem if it was.

Teacher: Me neither. But these kids are going to go home and tell their parents that they sang a song about a dancing queen. The parents are gonna go to the school board. And then pretty soon, I'm looking for a new dental plan under Obamacare. If you want your program approved by the school board, I'd get ahead of this. Submit an apology.

Becky: God, they're just songs about different kinds of people. Whatever happened to the love between our brothers and our sisters?

Louise: Apparently, they can have all the love they want, as long as the brothers aren't wearing the sisters' dresses.

While we all know Abba's “Dancing Queen” isn’t about drag queens, and thus this storyline is quite a stretch, vilifying parents who are concerned about their child(ren) being exposed to sexual and identity politics is not okay.

In real life, the song that was banned was Rainbowland by Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus . One news story pointed out the same school district removed gay pride flags and flyers from schools, as well.

A teacher from that district complained, “If you don’t let me have a rainbow in my classroom, and my student has two moms, or if I had a rainbow sign in my class, and then it was removed, what is that telling that student? And how is that student expected to be able to learn under those conditions?”

Umm, it’s telling that student they’re there to learn how to read, write, and do arithmetic. It’s protecting all students and keeping them safe from sexual politics that have no place in a child’s classroom. Absolutely, gay students - or students with gay parents - deserve to be treated like everyone else. Call out and discipline anyone who mistreats them. But, you don’t need a rainbow in your classroom to do that.

Back to The Conners, several family members discuss the incident at home, including Mark (Ames McNamara), who is gay:

Becky: I'm actually here to apologize for what happened at school the other day.

Jackie: What's up?

Louise: Oh, I was going to sing an ABBA song, and then the principal stopped me because she thought that the parents would find it inappropriate.

Jackie: Wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. Last time I looked-- yep, it's still America. We don't ban music just because we disagree with the message. This calls for action. Louise, I'm going to need a piece of paper. I'm going to need a pen. I'm going to need a very large rubber band. And I'm going to need a brick.

Louise: You need to calm down. They're not going to listen to me. I don't even have a kid there. I am going to apologize to the school board and then just let Becky deal with it. It's her fight.

Mark: I saw the group text say it's Lid Day. So, I grabbed these that don't belong to anything at our house.

Jackie: Not a good time, Mark. We're right in the middle of something here.

Becky: We're talking about music being banned at Beverly Rose's school. They wouldn't let Louise sing "Dancing Queen." Have you heard all the other songs the school board's been asked to ban?

Jackie: John Lennon's "Imagine"? Come on.

Becky: It has the lyric about imagining no religion.

Louise: "Lola"?

Becky: She's transgender.

Louise: "Billie Jean"?

Jackie: Could be the illegitimate kid. Or just Michael Jackson in general.

Louise: "Rainbow Connection." "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." "Rainbowland."

Becky: Yep, no rainbows. That's just openly anti-gay. Or anti-leprechaun. Either way, it's just wrong.

Mark: This is horrible. I mean, what if I'd been a kid in that room? What if some of these kids have gay parents? What kind of message is that?

Jackie: I guess my brick idea's not looking so crazy now.

Banning political or sexual-themed songs is supposed to be wrong, but joking about violence towards a school is okay? #LeftistLogic

Sadly, liberals have commandeered the rainbow symbol and ruined it for everyone by using it as a symbol for vulgar kinks, fetishes and other explicit sexual “causes.” They can’t expect to wear, wave and display rainbows all over parades like this…

…and not have parents concerned about their children being exposed to such obscenities. (The 6:34 mark is particularly disturbing and should serve as a warning to all parents how serious this issue is.)

At the end of the episode, Louise changes her mind about apologizing to the school board. She delivers the news to Becky, who is blasting the song “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” on a stereo in the school parking lot:

Radio: ♪ I'm always chasing ♪ ♪ Rainbows ♪

Becky: What are you doing here?

Louise: I'd ask you the same. But it's not subtle enough to need an explanation. Like it, though.

Becky: I thought you'd be home working on your apology. Or do you need a pre-approved list of apologies, so you don't offend anybody?

Louise: I'm not apologizing. You guys really kicked my ass, and I needed it. It's easy to drop the ball and let someone else pick it up. I have never done that. Not going to start now.

Becky: That's what lid day is all about! Oh, it's a shame the kids are going to lose their music program.

Louise: Eh, just until I'm elected to the school board.

Becky: What?

Louise: Yeah, I'm going to run.

Becky: Okay, maybe you are still a badass.

Louise: You know, somebody has to be on that board to push back when things don't make sense.

Becky: A Conner on the school board. That's like an arsonist joining the fire department.

Parents, pay close attention. They aren’t hiding that they’re coming for your children. And they’re even revealing how they plan to do it. Don’t let them outnumber you on school boards and in school administrations. Because, as they said, “Somebody has to be on that board to push back when things don’t make sense.”

If you think they just want smiley, happy rainbows and innocent songs without the associated vulgar sexuality, think again. And when schools/governments start acting like they know better how to raise your children, it becomes a slippery slope that leads to incredibly scary and dangerous outcomes.