An anonymous WorldNetDaily writer tries to make things as scary as he or she can in an April 1 article:
“I am completely dismayed that 4-H would bow to a politically correct agenda like this,” says one 4-H volunteer in a small north Idaho town of fewer than 1,500 people, where several dedicated club leaders tell WND they are worried sick they will have to dissolve their recently formed 4-H chapter.
Either that, they say, or support new LGBTQ guidelines instructing the century-old, largely rural, agricultural youth organization to embrace a radical sexual/gender diversity agenda – everything from being required to use special transgender pronouns, to allowing biological men to use women’s restrooms, locker rooms and overnight accommodations, and much more.
And yet, the government agency that sponsors 4-H says it’s all a big mistake.
The article goes on to detail 4-H leaders in this "small north Idaho town" freaking out at the idea that they have to treat all children equally and are threatening to disband the chapter if they are forced to do so. The freakout is driven by a document offering guidance on the issue.
Strangely, the WND author isn't the only person hiding behind anonymity to push this story; the Idaho 4-H leaders freaking out over the idea they have to be nice to gay kids "asked that their last names and town go unnamed," and even the "somewhat embarrassed top USDA spokesman" WND contacted about the document (since 4-H works with the USDA and its name is on the doc) "asked to go unnamed in this report."
So this is a blind story promoted by gutless, biased 4-H leaders whom a WND writer hiding behind his own gutless anonymity granted permission to hide in order to spread their hate and bias.
But the fact that everyone's too gutless to go on the record with their anti-gay beliefs isn't stopping WND from pushing the freakout. An April 4 WND article -- with an actual byline this time, from managing editor David Kupelian -- ranted about the "multi-pronged, state-by-state movement to impose radical transgender policies on the nation’s 4-H youth organizations," noting that the guidelines are a discussion item in Iowa's 4-H program.
And, of course, this all has resulted in a screed by rabidly anti-gay WND columnist Linda Harvey:
So now the sexual anarchy mob is hounding 4-H clubs. Why can’t these people leave kids alone?
As a former member of 4-H, I am outraged.
Around 6.5 million American kids, mostly in small towns and rural areas, participate in 4-H, so gobbling up this organization would be a very tasty dish for the obese monster of sexual evil.
Conservative values? Rural America? It doesn’t get any better than this for the all-pervasive child corruption agenda. These activists have already made tentative inroads into the world of 4-H on a state by state basis, but the latest incidents signal a full-frontal assault.
Harvey concluded by huffing: "The only way to stop this evil is to act decisively. Let’s keep the 4-H pledge, particularly the part about “clearer thinking.” And in doing so, perhaps we can prevent these kids from becoming the latest victims of perversion promotion in America."
The fact that only rabid, professional gay-haters like Harvey are going on the record to attack this doesn't bode well for the cowardly, anonymous haters succeeding with their agenda.