Speaking in Oklahoma to Christian right-wing organization City Elders last Friday, far-right evangelist Andrew Wommack talked about his efforts to take over local school boards and uncover LGBT-friendly school books allegedly being marketed to children.
“We decided that we were going to take Colorado back,” Wommack said in a video flagged by Right Wing Watch. “Colorado is a very liberal place, and so we’ve got a thing in place, and during the last election cycle we started with the school boards. We singled out five districts in Colorado, and we put out 417,000 voter guides. The GOP got incensed at us because we asked, ‘How do you feel about men competing in women’s sports? What do you think about critical race theory?’ They did not want those things to be public. So, we asked all the candidates—Democrat and Republican—and we put out these voter guides, and out of 178 people that we were supporting, we got … somewhere around 78 or 80 of them elected. So, we’re beginning to make an inroad, and we’ve got some big plans in place this year.”
Wommack then claimed that he “sent a spy into our public school system to check out what the books are.”
“I got a list of I think it was 54 books in the Woodland Park School System—and this is a small place, 7,000 people in the community—and there’s 54 homosexual books that we know off,” he said. “I’ve got a list of that, and I’ve got people that are on my staff that go to every school board meeting, and as soon as we get [the books] looked at so that we can defend what we’re saying, we’re going to stand up in the school board.”
Watch the video below: