REPORTED BY: KYLEE ZEMPEL | MARCH 29, 2022
By framing the age group as ‘some grades,’ ABC News diverts from the fact that it’s kids who still have all their baby teeth and wet the bed.
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Despite the corrupt media’s best efforts to derail Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill by dishonestly framing it as “Don’t Say Gay,” Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law on Monday to the benefit of families across the state. The media didn’t stand down, of course. Not only did they continue to give the impression that under the new law, the word “gay” is off-limits, but they declined to mention whom the new law is intended to protect. That’s because don’t want you to know it’s for five-year-olds.
“BREAKING: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill into law,” ABC News tweeted Monday afternoon with a clip of the signing ceremony. “The bill bans lessons on sexual orientation or gender identity in some grades.”
“Some grades,” huh? Ignoring for a moment ABC’s continued invocation of “don’t say gay” (and the fact that the bill is really only “controversial” insofar as the media have been lying about it), you might be left wondering what those “some grades” are if you haven’t yet read the now-law.
Wonder no more. Here’s the relevant portion of the simple and straightforward legislation:
Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.
By “some grades,” ABC News meant kindergarteners through third-graders. In other words, the law is meant to protect 8-year-olds down to five- and perhaps even four-year-olds, as well as their parents by permitting the latter to decide if and when they broach sensitive sex topics with their young children. Older classes can still discuss historical events like Stonewall and health topics like sexually transmitted diseases when they’re “age-appropriate.”
ABC News’ verbiage is no accident. By framing a very narrow age group as “some grades” — something that could just as easily be referring to kids at prom — ABC intentionally diverts attention from the fact that the kids in danger of prematurely learning about “tucking” and “binding” and gay sex are children who still have all their baby teeth and wear pull-ups to sleep. They’re kids who can’t get up from the dinner table until they eat five more bites of peas and who are tucked into bed and sound asleep by 8 p.m. They haven’t the faintest notions of puberty and no idea how mommy gets a baby in her belly. But saying, “The bill bans lessons on sexual orientation or gender identity for 5-year-olds who still wet the bed and check for monsters under it,” doesn’t serve the media’s anti-parent and pro-LGBT-all-the-time function the way “some grades” and “don’t say gay” do. So, the public is served with left-wing media spin.
Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation doesn’t prevent “some grades” from “saying gay.” It prevents kindergarteners from consuming pornographic picture books at school and five-year-olds from being encouraged in the classroom to consider pronouns that don’t correspond with reality. More than that, it does exactly what the real name of the bill says: It preserves parents’ rights in the education of their own children.