This is getting out of hand, but it does shed some insight into the mindset of those opposed to the (now passed) bill in Florida that would keep teacher-led discussions of sex and sexuality out of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms; you know, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Much as grifter Ibram X. Kendi was positing when he wrote “Antiracist Baby,” these people think that homophobia and the like begins with children as young as 5, and if they aren’t introduced to sexual orientation and gender identity by kindergarten, they’ll grow up to be mass shooters.
“Star Trek: Discovery” actor Wilson Cruz is using the passage of the bill to fundraise for the Pulse Foundation and suggests that Florida has learned nothing about how to prevent another Pulse shooting since Omar Mateen left 49 people dead and 53 people wounded.
The thing is, there’s no evidence at all that Mateen targeted Pulse because it was a gay nightclub — according to his own chatter, his mass shooting was retaliation for President Obama’s drone strikes and was done in the name of ISIS.
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) March 8, 2022
Having public schools teach about homosexuality in kindergarten is going to prevent another Pulse?
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 8, 2022
Want to detail exactly how it’s violent? We the citizens will wait https://t.co/j6caMw2dts
— E (@Ericb1980) March 8, 2022
lol @Timcast is gonna start flipping his beanie at this rate
Now the bill is VIOLENT https://t.co/D5BnDlPSAb
— Plague Doctor Zakk (@ZakkOsborne) March 8, 2022
How is a bill violent? Does it require one to physically abuse another person?
Can you please link to the relevant portion of the text of the bill that says “gay”? https://t.co/rEsTTK5sml
— Violet Mello (@LilMotherHooker) March 8, 2022
So… it’s “violent” if people not related to your children cannot teach them about sex and sexuality before they reach 3rd grade? Why would you want to teach a 5 year old about sex and sexuality? Is 3rd grade too old? Help me understand. https://t.co/QIx9bNPQ8G
— 🍾 P. Dawg Knight 🥂 (@PDawgKnight) March 8, 2022
People make claims against gays involving children to justify their hatred and homophobia.
You're throwing a tantrum because you can't talk to children about sex. You're perpetrating the stereotype. Your actions are far more anti-LGBTQ than you're accusing DeSantis of being. https://t.co/sljpPzmySk
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) March 8, 2022
Listen to this guy spread misinformation. At this point he is only harming the LGBTQ community! https://t.co/yLrah6QHNi
— Iliana Menendez (@iliana713) March 8, 2022
Illiteracy is at epidemic proportions. This guy couldn't read a 4-page bill. https://t.co/cOjvVx8fpv
— Lee C.J. Sobotka (@LCJS) March 8, 2022
Seven pages, but we get the point. If he’d read the bill, maybe he could expand upon how it’s “violent.”
Jen Psaki says President Biden stands with LGBTQI+ students against Florida’s ‘hateful legislation’ https://t.co/vmFszrNiBU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 8, 2022