Catholic Activists Call for Ban of Ms. Rachel, “a disguised” YouTube Channel Feeding Children “LGBTQ+ narratives”

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The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, is calling on ministers of Information and technology on the continent to suspend, “Ms. Rachel: Toddler Learning Videos”, the YouTube channel the entity says is promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) ideology and contradicting fundamental family values. 

Teacher Rachel Griffin Accurso (Ms. Rachel), a preschool teacher, runs a YouTube channel in which she posts videos that focus on developing the skills of toddlers and preschoolers. Ms. Rachel’s videos often include Jules Hoffman, who identifies as nonbinary and queer. 

In a Thursday, April 18 online petition, the activists say Ms. Rachel's YouTube channel “is not merely entertaining toddlers. It's a disguised attempt at indoctrinating them with LGBTQ+ narratives.”

“We demand accountability, boycott and ultimately ban Ms. Rachel's channel. For the sake of our children, we preserve our values,” they say in the petition addressed to Ministers of Information and Technology.

The Catholic activists call for “immediate action to preserve our cultural integrity, values, and the innocence of our children.”


“Our traditional family structures are under threat and we demand accountability,” CitizenGo Africa officials say.

The YouTube channel is exploiting the vulnerability of young children, they say, adding, “Their innocence and impressionable minds are manipulated to an unacceptable ideological agenda.”

“Young minds are fragile and easily manipulated yet can't differentiate right from wrong,” CitizenGo Africa officials say.

They said that the moral concerns raised by Ms. Rachel's YouTube channel “need our action, now!”

“We need to shield these impressionable souls from such influences,” they say, adding that the channel’s existence risks “a future generation growing up believing being non-binary and LGBTQ+ is okay.”

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They call for signatures to support banning the YouTube channel, saying, “Together, we can safeguard young creatives from the insidious impact of morally corrupt content.”

“Protection of our children is central. Without critical thinking skills, they are easily susceptible. We shall not allow exploitation in the digital space,” the Catholic activists say in their April 18 petition.

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