One of the dumbest stories currently happening in the country involves the Parental Rights in Education bill, which recently made it through the Florida legislature. It is now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk, and he’s promised to sign it into law.
So, why is a bill that simply provides more power to parents and more accountability to educators being so maligned? The answer is that it dares to disallow teaching sexual and gender ideology to Pre-K through third-grade students (that translates to ages 3-7). I know — the absolute horror of small children not being exposed to such things without parental involvement, right?
For their part, the mainstream media have falsely labeled the legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which is a completely false description of what it actually says and does. Nowhere in the entire bill is the word “gay” mentioned, and DeSantis has been quick to point that out when reporters have tried to confront him on the matter.
Of course, since everything is stupid, Disney Corp. has now gotten involved, denouncing the bill publicly. That supposedly happened because employees were complaining; though, there’s precious little evidence of any real backlash. In other words, this appears to be another completely manufactured drama, pushed by a press apparently desperate to groom children. Regardless, after requesting a meeting with DeSantis, Disney CEO Bob Chapek received it in the form of a phone call on Thursday.
Here’s how that went. Read more…