Furious Protesters Mob Around Florida’s Capitol Building, Chant ‘F*** DeSantis’ Over New Parental Rights Bill

On Thursday, a bunch of protesters of various ages gathered around Florida’s Capitol building, holding signs, flags, and a whole lot more. This was all part of a demonstration speaking out against a new state bill that would require age-appropriate lesson plans and classroom instruction on topics and issues related to both gender and sexuality, while also increasing parental rights and making curriculum more transparent.

Jason Delgado, a reporter, captured footage of the scene, sharing it on Twitter with a caption that read, “Protesters are gathering inside the Capitol Rotunda in opposition to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Senate Minority Leader  @LeaderBookFL & Democratic Rep. @AnnaForFlorida are with them, among other lawmakers.”

via Daily Wire:

Critics of the proposal have branded it the “‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill,” claiming it would harm LGBT students by preventing discussion, making them feel unwelcome, and possibly creating an environment of harm at home.

But as pointed out by NPR, what the bill actually does is prohibit instruction on LGBTQ topics for kindergarten through third-graders, provides parents more transparency by requiring schools to notify them of any change in mental, physical, or emotional well being, and allows schools to opt-out of that if there is a “reasonable” fear that notifying a parent would result in abuse:

The legislation prohibits any instruction about sexuality or gender between kindergarten and third grade “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

“It would also guarantee parents access to their children’s education and health records and require that schools notify parents ‘if there is a change in the student’s services or monitoring related to the student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being and the school’s ability to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student,'” NPR continued.

“Schools could withhold information from parents if they believed that disclosing it could result in abuse, abandonment or neglect,” NPR added.

President Joe Biden and many other liberals have said the bill is “hateful” and is homophobic, with quite a few individuals wrongly believing that it prevents the use of the word “gay” in any public school setting.

“This legislation is about respecting the rights of parents and protecting kids,” Jon Schweppe, a director at the American Principles Project, went on to say to The Daily Wire. “Parents shouldn’t have to fear sending their kids to public school in America, but they do because woke ideologues have become obsessed with teaching kids as young as five that they can change their gender.”

“This bill doesn’t do anything the Left claims — kids can talk about their families, even if they’re LGBT. Classroom discussions can still take place about LGBT history,” Schweppe continued. “But this bill tries to provide boundaries, prevent unwanted indoctrination, and give parents more control over the upbringing of their kids.”

During the protests on Thursday, people started to shout vulgar statements about DeSantis who fully backs the bill.

“‘F*ck DeSantis’ is their latest rallying cry,” Delgado said at one point during the protest.

Schweppe then made the argument that the various obscenities being shouted during the protest proves why they need the legislation in the first place.

“The vulgarity and the nastiness of the school protests, egged on by woke teachers and school administrators, really only proves the need for the bill,” Schweppe stated.

“The bill passed both Florida’s House last week and is expected to be voted on by the Senate this week. If passed, DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law,” the report said.