DEI Is the New Religion for Fairfax County School Board Member Karl Frisch

📷: Karl Frisch (Fairfax County Public Schools)

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | December 20, 2023

(Washington Examiner) — This month, Karl Frisch, who was reelected to Fairfax County’s school board in November, swore his oath of office on a stack of LGBT books in lieu of a religious text.

The fact that Frisch swore his oath to uphold the Constitution on a stack of books littered with illustrations and stories of child pornography and pedophilia gives him the attention he seems to so desperately crave, but it makes a mockery out of his oath. Frisch has signaled to the Fairfax community that he holds himself accountable not to God, not to the constituents of the county, but narrowly to the LGBT activist community.

Frisch and his colleagues take their duty to that fringe constituency very seriously and place it above all others. Indeed, Fairfax County’s incumbent school board members have arguably negated their duties to uphold our nation’s Constitution when they voted to compel speech by mandating preferred pronouns, which is arguably a violation of the First Amendment. Frisch and his colleagues further violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause when they tried to limit the number of Asian American students via the revised admissions standards to the county’s magnet school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Given these violations, Frisch’s oath should mean nothing to his constituents, regardless of what book(s) he swears it on.

This most recent circus act regarding his oath wasn’t particularly surprising. Frisch approaches his commitment to pushing the LGBT agenda into Fairfax County’s public schools with religious fervor. The purpose of public schools should be to educate America’s children in the fundamentals to prepare them for the future. Frisch, however, never loses sight of his own aspirations for the district’s children — not simply inclusivity but political grooming . Even in the face of plummeting standardized test scores and low proficiency rates in reading and math, too much of Frisch’s time and actions on the school board are allocated to incorporating sexuality and gender identity politics into all aspects of K-12 public education.