The battle of Ms. Rachel vs. right-wing Christians

A Pride announcement becomes a social media warzone

Jonathan Poletti
I blog God.


On June 1st, Ms. Rachel posted a ‘Pride’ celebration announcement to her social media, and the teacher of childhood language development found herself in a battle with right-wing Christian America.

I’m catching up on the story of Rachel Accurso, the Jewish music teacher from New York turned YouTube phenomenon. She took a break from filming Songs for Littles to post a quick notice of Pride month—to find right-wing wrath pouring down on her.

She’d known she was cruising into controversy.

Speaking to her young audience members, she said she was “so glad you’re exactly who you are,” and added:

“To those who are going to comment they can’t watch the show anymore because of this support, no worries and much love your way. God bless. I am not chasing fame or views. I’m standing strong in love.”

At that, an effort to ‘cancel’ her on the right was on, as slams were going viral—like from right-wing Catholic star Matt Walsh.