A New Jersey mother is suing her for complaining about a sexually charged poster at her child’s elementary school after being reported as a safety concern by a senior U.S. military official.
Angela Redding, a mother of two who served on the North Burlington Board of Education, was in the news after Lt. Col. Christopher Shilling of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst called local police in December. made headlines. A local Facebook group about a poster promoting polysexuality at the entrance to her 7-year-old’s school.
“The current situation, including Ms. Redding’s actions, has raised safety concerns for many families,” Schilling wrote on his personal Facebook page at the time.
“Joint Base leadership has taken this situation very seriously, and from the beginning, security forces have been working with multiple state and local law enforcement agencies to monitor the situation and ensure continued safety throughout the community. I have been,” he continued.
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Redding’s lawsuitFiled March 15 in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by attorneys for the Thomas More Society.
of Statement provided to Fox News Digital, Christopher Ferrera, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, noted how Redding shared with her 7-year-old daughter in November 2022 how she attended an elementary school “math night.” . , she asked her mother what “polysexual” meant. ”
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“Mrs. Redding simply wondered why elementary school students were being invited to study the topic of sexuality, pointing out that it was not included in state education standards or school board-approved curricula. Mrs. Redding did not name her name or the name of the school, prompting a respectful discussion,” Ferrera added.
The lawsuit also alleges that the North Hanover Township police chief, along with military personnel from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, pressured Redding to delete her Facebook post.
The lawsuit further alleges that defendants falsely portrayed Redding as a “security threat” and reported her to various law enforcement and security agencies in order to retaliate against her and intimidate her into silence. ing.
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“Defendants acted singly and in collusion with each other to deprive and thwart Mrs. Redding’s exercise of her rights, including rights protected by the Constitution and other laws of the United States and New Jersey,” the lawsuit alleges. .