Last Updated on January 25, 2023
Marlene Pray, the founder of a Planned Parenthood-backed LGBT youth sex education group in Bucks County, PA, discussed “white terror” and stated that there is “no such thing” as a “good” white person during a Zoom meeting. Pray is the founder of the Rainbow Room, an “LGBTQIA youth program that provides a supportive and empowering environment for youth ages 14-21.”
During a zoom meeting on the topic of “systemic racism,” Pray, a white woman, was asked if she herself was a racist. “Yes, absolutely. I am a racist. I participate and function and benefit from a system of racism,” the Rainbow Room founder replied enthusiastically. “Whether we call it white supremacy, although we are in no way supreme, so white terrorism is sometimes a more appropriate term for this system that we live in.”
Pray went on to say that “white folks traded our humanity in order to gain white terror and supremacy and white superiority. That’s part of the history of the founding United States.”
“And I have inherited this white privilege that is totally unearned, that is… it’s also dehumanizing, that is the piece I was adding,” she continued. “But it’s, for me, it’s, as well as oppressive as well as oppressive, and damaging, and violent, and lethal to people of color,” Pray continued. “I can do what I can to minimize harm all the time. I am never free of harm as a white person, I am never a completely safe white person.”
The far-left activist went on to praise author Patrice Jackson, stating that there is “no such thing as a good person,” only that they can “minimize the harm” that they do.
The founder of the Rainbow Room, an LGBTQ+ sex ed club for kids and adults ages 12-21, discusses “white terror” and the idea that “there is no such thing as a good white person.” pic.twitter.com/lhennhE9cR
— Megan Brock (@MegEBrock) January 25, 2023
The Rainbow Room — a Planned Parenthood initiative — was founded in 2002 and routinely encourages left-wing activism among students. Pennsylvania-based activist Megan Brock posted screenshots from the group’s Facebook page encouraging participation in protests for abortion access, Black Lives Matter and advocacy for DACA immigrants.
This past October, the project received a $630,000 state grant that will fund its operating costs for years to come. “Make no mistake, The Rainbow Room saves lives,” said state Senator Steve Santarsiero at a press conference announcing the grant. “It is my sincere hope that this will make a huge difference in the lives of kids moving forward as The Rainbow Room has already.”
Pray stated at the time that the resources will be used to open a second location to accompany its initial meeting place in Doylestown. According to the Bucks County Courier, state funds have allowed the group to “hire a fulltime community health educator and include a second group known as Roy G. Biv, an LGBTQ+ youth group for kids 10-14 which had been run by volunteers in the community before becoming an official part of The Rainbow Room.”
While speaking at the press conference, Pray stated that the increased funding was coming at a crucial time.
“We are clearly in a time of escalated attacks and threats and cruelty and misinformation directed at LGBTQ youth and it just makes the strengthening of The Rainbow Room that much more significant in our nation and our community’s history,” Pray said.