The president of a local organization called Save Texas Kids, Natalie Cato, said she received threats against her and her family. These alleged threats come after her organization sent an email calling on students, parents, and teachers to report violations of recently enacted laws requiring students to be taught fair and fact-based lessons about race and gender in school. The organization sent a release on Wednesday, September 22, calling on Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and members of the DISD Board to publicly condemn these attacks.
The press release shares some graphic and disturbing messages sent to Cato in response to her call to action. SB3 lays out requirements for the way issues like slavery, the Civil Rights movement, and gender fluidity are taught in schools. The law is intended to prevent teachers from applying personal and political beliefs, such as the controversial “Critical Race Theory” when teaching these subjects.
The messages published by the organization in a press release include individuals claiming that Cato has undergone numerous abortions without knowing the father, told her to commit suicide, threatened the safety of her family, and told her that she should be raped until she bleeds to death.
“The hate spewed by these so-called progressives is appalling,” Cato said in a statement. “They will never be happy until they destroy our children, our schools, and our country.”
“Like my parents, I set out to teach my children to stand up to bullies at school, so I intend to stand up to these bullies. I will never be deterred from speaking the truth and holding wrongdoers accountable. I call on Superintendent Hinojosa and the DISD Board to immediately and unequivocally condemn these violent threats,” she added.
The Dallas Express could not reach Hinojosa and the DISD Board for comment at the time of this writing.