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In today’s episode of “When Right Is Wrong and Wrong Is Right”…
As Vladimir Putin’s brutal attack on Ukraine continues, leftists across the fruited plain continue their attack against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation that bans “classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity” from kindergarten through third grade.
The left lurched into hyperbolic histrionics mode after Florida state senators on Tuesday approved the legislation — referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by Florida Democrats and LGBTQ activists — which now advances to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). In recent days, DeSantis has indicated he is likely to sign the measure, saying it will shield Florida’s youngest students from exposure to sensitive topics in the classroom.
As we reported on Wednesday, DeSantis thoroughly dismantled a reporter’s false “Don’t say gay” narrative, a beautiful sight to behold. DeSantis also went off on a reporter last Thursday for attempting to misrepresent the intent of the legislation.
If you’re unfamiliar with the bill, check it out; before we continue with the latest nonsense — including predictable commentary from White House Press Secretary Jen Paski.
Parental Rights in Education; Requires district school boards to adopt procedures that comport with certain provisions of law for notifying student’s parent of specified information;
Requires such procedures to reinforce fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding upbringing & control of their children; prohibits school district from adopting procedures or student support forms that prohibit school district personnel from notifying parent about specified information or that encourage student to withhold from parent such information;
Prohibits school district personnel from discouraging or prohibiting parental notification & involvement in critical decisions affecting student’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being; prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain grade levels;
Requires school districts to notify parents of healthcare services; authorizes parent to bring action against school district to obtain declaratory judgment; provides for additional award of injunctive relief, damages, & reasonable attorney fees & court costs to certain parents.
The bottom line is “Don’t teach five-to-seven-year-olds about sexuality and transgenderism” drives so-called progressives absolutely crazy. As I suggested, one such progressive is Jen Psaki, who on Wednesday in effect laid Joe Biden’s position on the Florida bill.
A bill like this, that would discriminate against families, against kids, put these kids in the position of not getting the support they need at a time where that’s exactly what they need. It’s discriminatory. It’s a form of bullying. It is horrific. I mean, the president has spoken to that.
Mindboggling, isn’t it, how the left can flip the script 180 degrees and refer to parents and others who believe young kids should not be exposed to sexual orientation and gender identity “instruction” as horrific?
White House Press Sec. Jen Psaki on Florida bill that bans lessons about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through grade 3:
“It’s discriminatory. It’s a form of bullying. It is horrific.” pic.twitter.com/HIgZKsgeal
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 9, 2022
Incidentally, this wasn’t the White House’s first attack on the DeSantis-backed legislation, as reported on Monday by my colleague Streiff.
The bottom line: The White House thinks America’s kindergarteners should learn (be indoctrinated) about sensitive sex-related issues from their teachers (programmers). Do you agree? Me, neither.
Source: This post first appeared on RedState