A mother from New Jersey is suing because she says a high-ranking U.S. military official reported her as a safety risk after she complained about sexually charged posters at her children’s elementary school.
Angela Reading, a mother of two who served on the Northern Burlington Board of Education, made headlines in December after Maj. Christopher Schilling of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst reportedly reported her post to local police when she told parents in a local Facebook group about posters promoting polysexuality at the entrance of her 7-year school. old’s
“Many families are worried about their safety because of what Ms. Reading has done,” Schilling wrote at the time on his personal Facebook page.
“The leaders of the Joint Base take this situation very seriously. From the start, the Security Forces have been working with multiple state and local law enforcement agencies to keep an eye on the situation and make sure that everyone in the community stays safe,” he said.
Reading’s attorney at the Thomas More Society filed her lawsuit on March 15 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. It says that Reading was treated unfairly and that her civil rights were violated.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Thomas More Society special counsel Christopher Ferrera said that in November 2022, Reading “shared how she had attended an elementary school “math night” the night before with her 7-year-old daughter, who had seen LBGT-affirming posters in the school’s entrance and asked her mother what “polysexual” meant.”
“Mrs. Reading only asked why elementary school kids were being asked to do research on sexuality, pointing out that it wasn’t in the state’s educational standards or in the curriculum approved by the board of education. Mrs. Reading didn’t say any names or schools, but she did ask for a respectful discussion “Ferrera added.
The lawsuit also says that the police chief of North Hanover Township and military personnel from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst put pressure on Reading to take down her Facebook post.
The lawsuit also says that the defendants falsely called Reading a “security threat” and told different law enforcement and security agencies about her in order to hurt her and get her to shut up.The lawsuit said, “The defendants acted alone and together to take away and make it hard for Mrs. Reading to use her rights, including rights protected by the United States and New Jersey constitutions and other laws.”