A school board candidate near Pensacola, Florida, said Monday that doctors who treat transgender youth “should be hanging from the nearest tree.”
Alisabeth Janai Lancaster, who is running for a seat on the Santa Rosa County School Board, spoke Monday night at an event called “Closing Arguments,” a political forum held by a local group named the Gulf Coast Patriots the Pensacola News Journal reported.
“These doctors that are going along with mutilating these children and prescribing hormone blockers to these kids, in my opinion, they should be hanging from the nearest tree,” she said, according to a now-viral video shared on social media by Alejandra Caraballo, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic and a transgender rights advocate.
The crowd applauded.
A video of Lancaster’s speech was first shared by the Gulf Coast Patriots on Facebook but was later removed following media coverage, the News Journal reported.
Lancaster said she is a conservative who holds Christian values and would “love to see the prayer reinstated instead of the moment of silence.”
“Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and beliefs that I believe should be respected and encouraged,” she said.
She added that the “welfare and protection” of students is her first priority and is the main reason she is running for the school board.
Children “should not be burdened with a woke agenda” that leads to “destruction,” she said. She claimed that pharmaceutical companies “are paying $1.3 million for each gender reassignment,” but she didn’t say where she received that information.