Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law yesterday and used the opportunity to slam Hollywood critics for mislabeling it the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.
This legislation prohibits school districts and teachers from discussing topics related to sexuality and gender identity in classrooms from kindergarten through third grade.
Most people have common sense.
Critics, including celebrities who have little comprehension of what is actually in the bill, have seized on the catchphrase to try and denounce the legislation as banning the word ‘gay.’
In one of the more embarrassing displays of ignorance at the Oscars Sunday evening- Will Smith aside – hosts Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall danced while singing the word ‘gay’ repeatedly.
They clearly haven’t read the bill and there’s some question any of them would even comprehend it if they did. Still, that hasn’t stopped demagogues from peddling misinformation.
WATCH: Oscars Hosts Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes protest Florida’s Anti-Groomer Bill by singing “gay” over and over again. pic.twitter.com/crtIqt4kf3
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 28, 2022
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DeSantis Hammers Hollywood Critics of Parental Rights Bill
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DeSantis hammered Hollywood critics who oppose the parental rights bill banning teachers from giving classroom instruction on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” in kindergarten through third grade.
“In Florida, we not only know that parents have a right to be involved, we Insist that parents have a right to be involved,” DeSantis said at a press conference.
He pursued the left and accused them of fabricating false stories about the bill.
“You’ve seen a lot of sloganeering, um, and fake narratives, by leftist politicians, by activists, by corporate media. And you still see it even today, after a lot of this stuff has been debunked,” he said.
Today I signed HB1557, Parental Rights in Education Act into law.
The law allows parents to send their child to kindergarten, without any gender bias. They will also be notified about the school’s healthcare options and allowed to decline them. pic.twitter.com/OLnW2GLrJl
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 28, 2022
“Understand, if you are out protesting this bill you are by definition putting yourself in favor of injecting sexual instruction to 5-, 6- and 7-year-old kids,” DeSantis said at a press conference last week.
“I think most people think that’s wrong. I think parents especially think that’s wrong.”
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Badge of Honor
DeSantis pivoted to Hollywood liberals and suggested he wasn’t about to be lectured to by the Harvey Weinstein set.
“Someone told me that there’s even people in Hollywood that are, that are opposed um, you know, to, to providing protections for parents and enforcing parents’ rights,” DeSantis said.
“You know, the one thing I’ll say about that is if the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein up as exemplars and as heroes and as all that — if those are the types of people that are opposing us on parents’ rights, I wear that like a badge of honor,” he added to uproarious applause.
DeSantis is not going to tolerate Hollywood’s criticisms at Florida last night during the Oscars.
“If the people who held up degenerates like Harvey Weinstein as heroes are opposing us on parents right, I wear that like a badge of honor.” pic.twitter.com/8XhiyckHuT
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 28, 2022
Governor DeSantis’ efforts to transform parental rights in education have been wide-ranging and go beyond combatting false ‘don’t say gay’ narratives.
The Stop WOKE Act allows parents to bring lawsuits against schools who teach critical race theory. He was able to introduce it and will sign it once the Florida legislature has passed it.
“We won’t allow Florida tax dollars to be spent teaching kids to hate our country or to hate each other,” he said.
He took the stand for female athletes participating in collegiate athletics.
DeSantis issued a proclamation declaring female collegiate swimmer Emma Weyant the “rightful winner” of the NCAA championship 500-yard freestyle event over transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.
By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women, making a mockery of its championships, and perpetuating a fraud.
In Florida, we reject these lies and recognize Sarasota’s Emma Weyant as the best women’s swimmer in the 500y freestyle. pic.twitter.com/tBmFxFE3q6
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 22, 2022
The declaration blasts the NCAA for allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports.
“By allowing men to compete in women’s sports, the NCAA is destroying opportunities for women,” he said.
DeSantis signed legislation last week requiring that high school seniors take a course in financial literacy before they can graduate.