A local Fox affiliate reported on the "unexpected alliance" between conservatives and Arab Americans in standing up to public school boards in Michigan that are stocking "explicit" LGBTQ books in school libraries.
The report detailed the attendance of concerned conservative and Arab American parents at a Dearborn, Michigan public school board meeting Thursday night to protest "having LGBTQ+ books on the library’s rolls saying they’re sexually explicit." Fox 2 said, "Their presence was a nod to the unexpected alliance of sorts between conservatives and many in the Arab American community as their interests overlap on this issue." Michigan parents protest school board over explicit books in school library. (Fox News) Republican Michigan attorney general candidate Matthew Deperno, in attendance that evening, commented on this united front.
He said, "I think you’ll find these are people with deeply held religious beliefs. We have to stand up for the First Amendment and people's religious beliefs and I think you’re probably seeing a shift in the Republican Party." The outlet described the attendance at this meeting, stating that "high profile Republicans sat front and center," while the majority of "those who attended Thursday night’s school board meeting were Arabic." In addition to slamming the local school board, attendees tore into left-wing Democratic congresswoman, Rep.