Ryan Walters, extremist superintendent of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, has appointed the excreable Chaya Raichik, an anti-LGBTQ+ activist known as @LibsofTikTok on social media, to serve on the department’s Library Media Advisory Committee. The committee decides what state public school students are allowed to read. Via LGBTQ Nation:
Raichik, who doesn’t live in Oklahoma, has achieved national infamy as her posts targeting LGBTQ+ educators and allies have led to multiple bomb and death threats against schools, teachers, students, and children’s hospitals — including two Oklahoma schools. She will likely support Walters’s continued crusade against LGBTQ+-inclusive books in public schools.
The woman behind the account, Chaya Raichik, has claimed that she’s merely sharing information and can’t control how people respond.
“Chaya is on the front lines showing the world exactly what the radical left is all about — lowering standards, porn in schools, and pushing woke indoctrination on our kids,” Walters wrote in a statement he issued on Tuesday morning via X.
“Because of her work, families across the country know just what is going on in schools around the country,” his statement continued. “Her unique perspective is an invaluable part of my plan to make Oklahoma schools safer for kids and friendly to parents. Chaya has a much-needed and powerful voice as well as a tremendous platform that will benefit Oklahoma students and their families.”
Yeah, and there’s this:
Last October, Raichik’s posts accusing a Western Heights Public Schools principal of being a drag performer and various Oklahoma schools of having “pornographic” library books resulted in bomb threats against the schools. In August 2023, Walters came under criticism for re-posting a video of Raichik’s that resulted in bomb threats against Ellen Ochoa Elementary School in Tulsa.
She seems nice, doesn’t she? She also seems like she doesn’t fit the criteria for the advisory position: