Yesterday, we reported that after backlash, State Farm has rescinded “support” for a program to distribute LGBTQ books to kindergarteners.
Arizona GOP State Sen Wendy Rogers weighed in on the situation and applauded the move by the insurance giant in a tweet.
“Good morning! @StateFarm almost became Woke Farm but they dropped their groomer policy that just got exposed,” Rogers declared.
Rogers then suggested that “Somebody over there knows what (they’re) doing” and called for companies to “Fire all of the woke groomers!”
The program that was supported would enlist hundreds of staff volunteers across the country to distribute LGBTQ-themed books to teachers, community centers, and libraries, explicitly targeting children as young as kindergartners.
It was to be in collaboration with the GenderCool Project, as State Farm aimed to “help diversify classroom, community center, and library bookshelves with a collection of books to help bring clarity and understanding to the national conversation about Being Transgender, Inclusive and Non-Binary,”
“Libs of Tik Tok” shared a tweet that contained a screenshot of a mass email that was sent by the “Chief Diversity Officer,” Victor Terry.
In the email, which was sent with the subject “gender curriculum,” Terry acknowledged that the program has been the “subject of news and customer inquiries.”
“This program that included books about gender identity was intended to promote inclusivity,” Terry insisted.
Ultimately, Terry said “We will no longer support that program,” however he added that “We will continue to explore how we can support organizations that provide tools and resources that align with our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”