(FREE BEACON) – Jason Martinez, a nurse anesthetist in Nebraska, has work in two hours. It is 4 a.m. and Martinez is sifting through hundreds of pages of government documents he obtained through a public information request. His wife is worried about his sleep, that is until he starts reading aloud the messages, the snide remarks state bureaucrats and their activist allies made as they wrote a curriculum that would teach the couple's daughters, aged 13 and 15, about transgender hormone therapy and the merits of abortion. Mrs. Martinez was no longer worried about her husband, but her children.
"I would have never dreamt a year ago that I would be caught up in something like this," Jason Martinez told the Washington Free Beacon. "It’s terrible. It’s demoralizing. It’s taking away morality for an ultimate agenda."
The emails obtained by Martinez show how a state board of education member successfully lobbied for a deeply connected progressive advocate to participate on the advisory team for the state’s new health standards. Lisa Schulze, a Friends of Planned Parenthood board member and former Planned Parenthood employee, not only served on the advisory board for the standards, but connected members of the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) with national activists to draft the state's sex-education curriculum. The internal communications contradicted the agency's public denial that activists shaped the controversial standards.
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