A semi-win for Florida’s school children comes with this headline, “Florida House votes to ban gender identity discussion with children in third grade or younger“, published on Monday, February 28th, by LifeSiteNews.
Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday banning school teachers from promoting discussions within the classroom regarding gender identity and sexual attraction for children in the third grade and younger.
The bill, HB 1557, expressly prohibits “instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity … in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate,” granting parents the ability to sue schools which violate the order.
The House voted 69-47 in favor of the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, meaning the legislation will now make its way to the Senate, where a successful vote would likely put the bill into effect for the 2022–2023 academic year.
The National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, Thomas Robb, spoke out from his centrally located office in Harrison, Arkansas, saying, “If passed, this is only a small victory for America’s White, Christian parents. My question is, why will this only include children in the 3rd grade and younger? There is no age limit on when we should allow children to be influenced by homosexuals. Homosexuality isn’t something like smoking cigarettes, or drinking alcohol, as to where it’s acceptable to do at a certain age in America. America is a White, Christian nation, and as so, we should be following God’s laws, not man’s. That being said, nowhere in Scripture does it say that at a certain age, homosexuality is ok. Unlike nowhere in the Bible does it say smoking and drinking is good, homosexuality is strictly forbidden”.