‘Actively Indoctrinating Kids’: Oklahoma Superintendent Of Public Instruction Blasts Chasten Buttigieg
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After Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, blasted the state of Oklahoma for appointing Chaya Raichik, aka Libs of TikTok, to a state advisory panel on education, the Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction fired back that Chasten Buttigieg “is actively indoctrinating kids.”

Raichik was appointed to the Oklahoma Library Media Advisory Committee in January by Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters, a committed Christian who is a fierce opponent of inculcating LGBT values in public schools. Last week, Chasten Buttigieg stated, “Look, Oklahoma ranks number 48 in education. So, if your state ranks number 48, you’ve got some work to do. And I think the choice to bring someone like Libs of TikTok is going in the completely wrong direction. And if I were in Oklahoma, I would be very embarrassed that that is what my state superintendent was focusing on.”

Raichik responded on X, “The husband of a current Cabinet member publicly blasted a citizen journalist because I post tiktoks he doesn’t like and don’t want kids being transed in school. Does anyone else find this alarming?”

“As a parent and former teacher, I want qualified people involved in education,” Buttigieg reacted. “This is actually quite simple. Chaya isn’t qualified for her appointed government position. She doesn’t live in Oklahoma. Holds no degree in education. Zero classroom experience. The rest is theatrics.”

Raichik then reposted a video originally posted by the Log Cabin Republicans in 2022 showing Chasten leading children at Pride Camp, an Iowa summer camp for gay and transgender identifying high school students, to chant, “I pledge my heart to the rainbow of the Not So Typical Gay Camp. One camp, full of pride, indivisible, with affirmation and equal rights for all.”

She wrote, “Chasten Buttigieg, husband of @SecretaryPete is attacking me because he feels threatened by LoTT’s mission to expose child groomers like him. He doesn’t want you to see this video of him making kids ‘pledge allegiance to the rainbow’ and LGBTQ pride, so definitely don’t share it!”

Walters took a shot at Buttigieg, tweeting, “In Oklahoma we will not be taking advice from someone who is actively indoctrinating kids.”

In 2023, Walters stated, “We’ve been really clear here. We’re going to only allow boys to go to the boys’ bathroom and girls to go the girls’ bathroom. And there’s dangerous consequences when common sense is vacated. And we’ve seen a district here in the state where a boy was allowed to go to the girls’ restroom and assaulted two young girls there.”


“What we’ve seen is an assault on truth in our education system,” he continued. “And what we’ve seen is instead of telling kids that there’s two genders, it’s biology, we have injected radical gender theory in telling kids that they want to be other genders. It’s dangerous; it puts our girls in jeopardy; it endangers their safety … What we’ve got to do is return back to the common sense polices that we had just a decade ago in our schools and say, ‘Listen, we are absolutely going to affirm truth. What is reality?’”

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