NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced his city is launching a billboard and ad campaign in Florida slamming the Sunshine State’s new anti-grooming bill that prohibits teachers from discussing sexual preference and gender “identity” with 4-to-9-year-olds.
Falsely dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by leftwing critics who want to be able to teach prepubescent children about same-sex attraction and crossdressing, Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill protects public school children in preschool through Grade 3 from being indoctrinated with lessons on sexual orientation and transgenderism, and requires all school-sponsored discussions on those subjects in Grades 4 and up to be done in an “age appropriate” manner.
But apparently, Adams and the radical progressives in New York City think young children who can barely write their own names should be taught about sexual attraction, and told that they may have been born in the wrong body – so much so, in fact, that the city is launching a colorful “LGBTQ pride” campaign in the state and urging any Floridians who oppose the law to move to New York.
“We are going to loudly show our support to say to those who are living in Florida, ‘listen, we want you here in New York, we want you right here in New York City,’” Adams said. “And it’s more than just saying that, it’s also standing up and aligning ourselves with the men and women of the LGBTQ+ community and stating that we are in unison with you and your right to have self identification, your right to live the life that you choose to live without any form of harassment.”
We have a message for Florida’s LGBTQ+ community: come to a city where you can be you. Join us now at City Hall. https://t.co/0OOg7zigSB— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 4, 2022
The billboards, decorated in rainbow colors, sport messages like “People Say a lot of ridiculous things in New York. ‘Don’t Say Gay’ isn’t one of them,” and “Come to the city where you can say whatever you want.” (Just say it behind a mask, of course.)
One activist invited to speak at the press conference took it a step further, saying that all children should be forcibly indoctrinated with LGBTQ propaganda in all schools, regardless of what their parents believe or what is taught in their homes.
“I suggest that all these posters be posted in every school. I suggest that there be a banner as students walk into the schools, ‘saying celebrate LGBTQ Pride,’” suggested LGBTQ+ advocate Allen Roskoff. “And I recommend that there be an assembly in every school with an identical program, perhaps a film, so the students can learn about why we celebrate LGBTQ Pride.
“And of course, I recommend that LGBTQ issues be integrated in the curriculum in every school, and the classrooms when they teach history or any other subject, whether they be sex education or whatever, that we’re part of the discussion and we’re part of the curriculum,” he went on with Adams standing behind him.
For now, the city will have to settle for the billboard campaign. The donated billboards will run for eight weeks in Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
Perhaps all the New Yorkers vacationing in Florida can wave at them as they pass by.