Eight GOP Reps Write to CDC Demanding They Stop Promoting Groomer LGBT Chat Rooms

Patrick Taylor | July 28, 2022
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Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) is spearheading the effort to hold government bureaucrats accountable for their open embrace of gender ideology.

On Wednesday, the North Carolina congressman and seven colleagues authored a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky questioning why the agency directs youths to online chat rooms designed to be hidden from parents.

The letter, also signed by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Mary Miller (R-Ill.), and Chip Roy (R-Texas), highlight the CDC’s promotion of the Planned Parenthood-led “Q Chat Space.”

“Q Chat Space,” a project moderated by allegedly “caring” LGBT adult facilitators, offers a prominently displayed “quick escape” button, presumably designed for children to easily hide conversations on the website from parents. Per Bishop’s letter, the chat room proudly touts their credo that, “what’s shared here, stays here.”

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The chat room, which, according to Bishop, invites children to “discuss topics like sex change operations, polyamory, and sexuality,” guages children on their vulnerability, asking them “if they ever feel depressed or hopeless.”

“It is deeply concerning that U.S. taxpayer dollars are being used to promote a website that allegedly engages in grooming behavior,” the representatives wrote in the letter. “We demand that you remove Q Chat Space as a suggested resource and provide us with information, documents, and communications related to the decision to include this website as a suggested resource in the first place.”

Bishop and his co-authors also drew attention to the various topic headers used on the website:

Other recent Q Chat topics include “Sex Ed Night!”, “Hormones!”, “Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day”, “Honoring LGBT Elders,” “Internet Connections and Relationships,” “Tending Your Garden [Self-Care]”, and “Arson Support Group.” These are mixed with more innocuous topics that may appeal to children, including Q Chats regarding Pokémon, Star Wars, music, and pets. The interspersion of these child-friendly topics with conversations of a mature nature is cause for greater concern, not less.

The letter concludes with eight questions regarding the CDC’s decision to promote the website, along with questions about Q Chat Space’s safeguards and the age of its users.

As of Thursday, the chat room remains featured on the CDC’s “LGBT Youth Resources” page.

 

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