Chasten Buttigieg says Fla teachers are removing rainbow ‘safe space’ stickers out of fear, then story takes a big crazy turn

Left-wingers, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s own husband, are back to smearing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill all over again.

The latest smear is the suggestion that the bill, which members of the left falsely refer to as “Don’t Say Gay,” is forcing all LGBT teachers in the state to, as an example, “remove family pictures” and stop wearing “rainbow lanyards” while in the classroom.

Look:

But the narrative being peddled by left-wingers like Chasten Buttigieg is false.

First, only one school district, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), is reportedly considering pursuing such measures.

Last week the district held administrators-only seminars in which “OCPS attorneys advised principals what behaviors would and would not be legal under the law,” according to local station WFTV.

“[T]eachers and staff members will be disallowed from wearing rainbow articles of clothing, including lanyards distributed by the district last year. Elementary-level teachers reported being discouraged from putting pictures of their same-sex spouse on their desk or talking about them to students,” the station reported Monday.

“‘Safe Space’ stickers aimed at LGBTQ students may have to be removed from doors, teachers will have to report to parents if a student ‘comes out’ to them and they must use pronouns assigned at birth, regardless of what the parents allow.”

Second, and more importantly, the measures are being considered in spite of the Parental Rights in Education bill.

Some of the measures appeared to be far outside what the law actually forbids, as it focuses primarily on mental health monitoring and classroom curriculums,” according to WFTV.

Someone may want to tell that to critics like Buttigieg, among others:

Even the local teachers’ union has cried foul.

“It will be alarming if our district chooses to interpret this law in the most extreme way,” Classroom Teachers’ Association president-elect Clinton McCracken said.

However, in a statement to WFTV, a district representative pushed back on the emerging backlash by claiming that the advice proffered during last week’s seminars was just that — advice. And therefore the advice doesn’t represent the district’s official position on such matters.

“During the presentation, administrators posed hypothetical scenarios based upon the new statutes and verbal answers were provided based on the limited guidance from the Florida Department of Education. Once further guidance is received from the Florida Department of Education, the district will provide formal guidance to administrators and staff,” the rep said.

But there’s even more to this story.

The mayor of Orange County is Jerry Demings, a Democrat. Moreover, Orange County went to President Joe Biden 61 percent to 37.9 percent in 2020 and to Hillary Clinton 60.4 percent to 35.7 percent in 2016.

In other words, Orange County is a Democrat stronghold. Yet wouldn’t you know it, one of the most left-wing counties in Florida appears to purposefully be pursuing some of the toughest ostensibly Parental Rights in Education bill-related measures in the state.

Some have speculated that these measures are being pursued on purpose to make both the Parental Rights in Education bill and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis look bad.

Judging by Buttigieg’s tweet, this sneaky, underhanded trick appears to be working …

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