Watch: 'Queer' School Board Member Demands Tolerance After Terminating Contract with Christian Teachers


A “queer” activist has spoken out at a school board meeting to demand tolerance, despite showing a massive intolerance of Christians herself.

Tamillia Valenzuela, who describes herself as a “disabled, neurodivergent Queer Black Latina,” is a school board member of the Washington Elementary School District, which serves north-central Phoenix.

She has already made headlines for her involvement in the board’s decision to formally cancel its contract with Arizona Christian University that permitted students at the university to gain experience as teachers in the district.

This was due to the fact that the university held fast to the biblical account of sex and gender, therefore rejecting the LGBT agenda, and Valenzuela claimed that they made students feel unsafe.

Now, she is again making news for speaking out about the issue at a school board meeting, where, despite showing a stark intolerance for Christian student-teachers, she demanded an abundance of tolerance — but not before hurling more criticism.

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She accused the Christian student teachers of perpetuating “bullying” and “hatred,” and then claimed that they were responsible for the mental health issues faced by many students.

Throughout her diatribe, Valenzuela kept referencing the importance of tolerance and acceptance, particularly when it came to the LGBT crowd.

Valenzuela then bashed the faith of the students by invoking Christ and twisting His words.

“People who are truly rooted within Christ, okay, know what Christ’s teachings were,” she said, “and it was love, it was acceptance.”

Valenzuela and her cat ears are emblematic of a common leftist misconception about Jesus. The left loves to claim that Christ taught only about “love” and “tolerance” and not about the very real need to avoid sin and repent.

While Christ did indeed teach us to love our neighbors, he never taught us about “tolerance.”

In fact, the word “tolerance” is used with a negative connotation in the Bible. In Revelation 2:20, it says, “But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.”

Here, it says that the worst sins of the Christians in Thyatira were not actively taking part in the sins of Jezebel, but rather that they stood by and tolerated her sins and false teachings, doing absolutely nothing to stop her.

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This is not something that many Christians realize: We have a moral obligation to fight back against these evils.

It is not enough to simply not take an active part in them ourselves, if we let others preach these false teachings which brings others into evil, then we will have to answer for not doing what we were called to do.

Also, Christ taught love, and part of love means keeping others safe from sin. If you truly love someone, you want to save them from the snare of sin, not let them self-destruct by indulging and tolerating their sins.

Should Valenzuela be fired?

Valenzuela simply does not understand the real teachings of Christ; she thinks that Christ preached “tolerance” when in reality, the Bible does not in any way teach the far-left perversion of “tolerance.”

Christ tolerated sinners, but that was because he wanted them to leave their sinful lives behind and follow him. He did not tolerate them merely so that they could continue to wallow in sin.

Perhaps if Valenzuela took some time to seriously study the Christian faith, she would realize that Christianity teaches that in order to truly love others, we must be willing to help them out of sin.

CORRECTIONS, March 13, 2023: The last book of the Bible’s New Testament is Revelation. An earlier version of this article used a different name. It also had incorrect spellings of Tamillia Valenzuela’s last name and the church of Thyatira.

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Peter Partoll is a commentary writer for the Western Journal and a Research Assistant for the Catholic Herald. He earned his bachelor's degree at Hillsdale College and recently finished up his masters degree at Royal Holloway University of London. You can follow him on Twitter at @p_partoll.