For Immediate Release: March 31, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: “The incredible vilification of Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education Law has proven exactly why it is needed,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “Since Gov. DeSantis signed it into law, leftwing and homosexual teachers have taken to social media and cable news to lament that they can no longer share their personal lives with students without risking lawsuits! That’s exactly the point. Teachers of 5-to-9-year-olds should be teaching their students about reading, writing, and math, not about their own love lives.
“One male teacher complained to MSNBC that he now had to hide his weekend activities with his partner and that he can no longer answer questions to the students about another student’s two mommies. Guess what? That’s the whole point of this law. Families and parents should be answering these questions for their young kids, not government employees.”
“Make no mistake,” Martin concluded, “the left repeats the bogus excuse that ‘identity and orientation isn’t in any curriculum.’ Don’t be fooled by this distraction technique. The real danger lies not in the curriculum, but in the pernicious idea that ‘professionals’ in the school system know better for your children than you. Who else, do you think, would be best fit to answer 5-year-olds’ questions about life? Heaven forbid the parents, say the leftists!
“Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act was correctly called an anti-grooming measure. Don’t let school officials lie to you about this law having to do with curriculum. The issue it addresses is the normalization and indoctrination of your children by the personal and political views of their teachers. This law rightly gives power to parents to stop someone else from going extra-curricular in the classroom and forcing a radical ideology on our impressionable children.”