A Democratic state legislator in Nebraska has proposed an amendment to a bill that would prevent young people from attending religious events and punish adults who bring them to these events.
State Senator Megan Hunt (D) proposed her amendment to a pending bill last week that would impose a fine of $10,000 on businesses that host drag shows for minors and charge individuals who bring children to such events with a Class I misdemeanor.
Hunt’s amendment calls for a ban on young people attending religious events, which she defines as “a camp, vacation Bible study, retreat, lock-in, or convention held by a church, youth group, or religious organization for the purpose of indoctrinating children with a specific set of religious beliefs.” The amendment cites a “well-documented history of indoctrination and sexual abuse perpetrated by religious leaders and clergy people upon children.”
Senator Hunt states in her amendment that “No individual under nineteen years of age shall be present at a religious indoctrination camp. Any person nineteen years of age or older who knowingly brings an individual under nineteen years of age to a religious indoctrination camp shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.”
Hunt has admitted that her radical amendment has no chance of passing and she submitted it as a means for attracting publicity to her leftist political point of view. In a tweet, she stated, “It’s a device to make a point. We need not clench nor worry.”
Hunt has served in the Nebraska state legislature since 2019.
Hunt has served in Nebraska’s unicameral state legislature since early 2019. The Omaha Democrat describes herself in her Twitter bio as a “Bi queen.” She has advocated for abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Hunt has previously expressed her radical leftist views on gun ownership, stating that owning a gun is not a “God-given right.” Instead, she described the right to self-defense as a “slave-owning, misogynistic founding father-given right.”
Conservative journalist Dana Loesch responded to the tweet by observing: “Gun control is racist. I had to laugh at the ‘misogynistic’ being tossed in — women had the right to bear arms before we won the right to vote so nah, girl.”