The radical left just can’t stop talking about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti-“grooming” law.  

The left’s warped worldview prevents them from understanding why DeSantis signed Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill into law March 28, or why parents don’t want their children being indoctrinated into LGBT ideology

The rabid response to the bill’s passage has been just as telling as the left’s initial opposition.  

Consider Hollywood’s response at the Oscars on March 27, the night before DeSantis signed the bill. Hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Regina Hall opened the awards telecast by saying, “We’re going to have a great night tonight—and for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night.” They then repeated the word “gay” over and over again.  

Similarly, a new ad campaign from New York Mayor Eric Adams saw several billboards erected in Florida cities such as Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach aimed at luring LGBT Americans to move to Gotham.  

One billboard features the text “Come to the city where you can say whatever you want,” surrounded by the word “gay” in bright, colorful letters. Another billboard reads: “People say a lot of ridiculous things in New York. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ isn’t one of them.” 

It’s comical how one-dimensional this line of attack is. In a childish criticism of genuine parental concern, woke activists accuse anyone in favor of the new Florida law of trying to ban the word “gay” from the collective vocabulary.  

More insidiously, they claim that trying to ban classroom instruction of LGBT topics to young kids in kindergarten through third grade is the same as banning gay people from existing at all. 

That’s a lie. 

Americans concerned with LGBT indoctrination in schools don’t want to ban gays from existing or saying the word “gay.” Their concern lies squarely with activists in classrooms grooming children. 

Try as they might to pretend this type of wildly inappropriate instruction isn’t happening, the radical left can’t resist showing their hand.  

Starting in September, New Jersey’s first graders will be required to learn about gender identities, and how boys can be girls if they want.  

A lesson plan, titled “Pink, Blue, and Purple,” would have students “discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior.”   

The lesson plan suggests teachers tell students that their biological sex doesn’t matter, and that they can identify as  however they feel. 

“You might feel like you are a boy; you might feel like you are a girl,” New Jersey’s lesson plan reads. “You might feel like you’re a boy even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘girl’ parts. You might feel like you’re a girl even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘boy’ parts.” 

This is the sort of indoctrination that the Florida law is trying to explicitly avoid. It’s not the word “gay,” nor is it gay people in the wider world. It’s leftists infecting kids’ classrooms with LGBT propaganda and grooming your child before he or she can understand what’s happening.  

Thankfully, Americans are beginning to wake up to the rot inflicted by gender ideology. And as much as the left tries to pretend that concerned parents are just homophobic bigots and that Florida’s legislation is aimed at denying gays exist, that argument just doesn’t hold water.  

Polling data from Politico shows that a majority of Americans favor banning the teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation to kids from kindergarten through third grade. That number includes 46% of independents who also support the ban, making it difficult to claim this is an effort led purely by “evil” Republicans. 

The “Don’t Say Gay” label is unfair. The bill stipulates no such thing.

Leftists should feel free to say, shout, or whisper the word “gay” as much as they want. Just leave the kids out of it. 

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