Parent shares fifth-grader’s vocab words for ‘science’ class, worksheet triggers surge of anger

There is a huge manufactured controversy in Florida over a bill the left have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. While this is a politically motivated talking point, the media has eagerly embraced the catchy name despite the fact that the bill in question does not mention the word “gay.”

In reality, the “Parental Rights in Education” bill seeks to ban classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in Pre-K through 3rd grade.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis supports the bill and his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, set the liberal world on fire when she dubbed the legislation the “Anti-Grooming Bill” in a tweet on her own time, adding that “you are probably a groomer or at least you don’t denounce the grooming of 4-8 year old children” if you oppose the legislation.

This was interpreted as calling the gay community pedophiles, but it also launched a discussion about what children are being exposed to in school. Tom Bevan, president of RealClearPolitics, supported the concerns shared by many parents when he tweeted his fifth-grader’s vocabulary list for science class:

In a follow up tweet, he shared the actual worksheet and linked to an article “detailing the full scope of the gender and race stuff being pushed on kids in our district starting in kindergarten.”

A pair of timely tweets from the Libs of TikTok account further captured what certainly appears to be a concerted campaign to target young children to accept the premise that gender is a social construct, and that there is also an effort to normalize discussions of sexuality with children:

Pushaw did respond to the dust up she created — there were calls for her to resign.

“It’s inappropriate for adults to instruct children in VPK-3rd grade (ages 3-9) about sexuality,” she said in an email statement to Florida Phoenix. “There is no good reason a teacher needs to talk to a 7-year-old about sex, any questions a child has at that age should be addressed by their parent or guardian. Talking about adult topics with young children is a tactic of groomers, and as I said, not everyone who opposes the bill is a groomer — but they apparently don’t see a problem with adults instructing very young children about sexual topics. And sadly, that creates an environment where grooming can happen.”

“The Governor has never referred to the bill as an anti-grooming bill or used that term. It was my personal account and I was tweeting off-work hours,” Pushaw clarified, adding, “I don’t regret raising concerns about child safeguarding. The only people who singled out the LGBT community are the opponents of the bill, who have been baselessly accusing us of homophobia — when the bill itself doesn’t single out the LGBT community or even mention the word “gay.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story form Twitter:


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