A left-wing progressive parenting group this week publicly launched its own movement, which takes aim at what the conservative parenting rights group Moms for Liberty stands for — things like age-appropriate books in libraries, safe places for girls and quality education.
“Parenting with Pride” is a program and organization born out of the Equality Florida group specifically to combat Moms for Liberty, which may also have originated in the Sunshine State.
While claiming that they truly represent parents in Florida, the group’s members did what progressive-trained activists do best — hurling false claims at their opponents. Parenting With Pride portrays itself as the answer to “transphobic,” “racist,” and “radical” mothers who demand the books be banned, and children forced to live in discomfort and fear.
Like most initiatives of the Left, this latest attack is bogus.
“Parents and supporters gathered outside Orange County Public Schools’ downtown headquarters to announce the launch of Parenting With Pride, a new program. @equalityfl To counter conservative organizations like Moms for Liberty,” https://t.co/bptVVu6abz pic.twitter.com/1lOO0p3qx3
— Carlos Guillermo Smith (@CarlosGSmith) 15 August 2023
Whose voice matters most?
In Orange County, Florida, dozens of parents turned out for the public launch of Parenting With Pride, the leftist answer to Moms for Liberty. Billed as a victory for LGBT families, the group featured speakers from all kinds of liberal organizations who talked about how their group could respond to the problems facing families and children today.
Claiming that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is literally erasing their existence on this planet, Come Out With Pride parent and executive director Tatiana Quiroga Explained How his family pattern is more important than that of heterosexuals:
“Being part of an LGBTQ+ family comes with many trials and tribulations, as well as many joys and triumphs as we intentionally build our families.”
Without being more specific, my last memory suggests that my husband and I very intentionally created our two children…but I digress.
Ms. Quiroga continued:
“So to know that we are in a time where the state of Florida is trying to eradicate us, telling us that these efforts are being made in the name of parental rights, the real question is which mothers -For the father and for whose rights? ,
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Pointing to the misnamed “Don’t Say Gay” bill, Ms. Quiroga and others like her claim that parents who don’t want their toddler-aged children to be exposed to sexually explicit material are Trying to drive LGBT people off the planet. , A bit of a stretch, but then again, I raised my kids the old fashioned way… so what do I know?
There is no lie for these brain dead scoundrels, so they are now claiming that Florida’s curriculum somehow promotes and defends the practice of slavery. Just an entire fabrication based on nothing. It’s the “don’t say gay” narrative once again. https://t.co/0AIQoybWha
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) 23 July 2023
fiction vs fact
my favorite quotes from event Here comes from Jane Cousins, parent and co-founder of the Florida Freedom to Read Project, who is part of a lawsuit challenging the “Don’t Say Gay” law:
“My eighth grade student is non-binary and incredibly proud. They’ve been binge-watching the new series of “Good Omens” and are delighted that the character is as gender-fluid as it is currently. Representation matters.”
‘Good Omens’ is an Amazon Prime series based on the books by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. From two of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series, this story follows the adventures of an angel and a demon on Earth who become unlikely yet endearing best friends.
The “gender fluid” character Ms. Cousins refers to is Crowley, played by one of my personal crushes, David Tennant. Crowley is not the only monster in the story; He is the only snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden.
This is so incredibly important to me, I love you Genderfluid Crowley pic.twitter.com/SmEBqjCufp
– Crazy 💫 (@jimsripped Shirt) 14 August 2023
We may need to work on our understanding of reality versus fantasy and not encourage our children to emulate a monster… no matter how cool their hair or dress may be in a fictional television show based on a fictional book Why not be But therein lies the real strategy of the true fanatics of this country, my dear reader – to convince your youth and the gullible that fiction is reality and reality is mean and dangerous.
Moms for Liberty, alleged enemy #1 of Parenting with Pride, was recently named an “extremist” group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Description of They have been depicted as an “anti-student inclusion group”. Moms For Liberty is neither an extremist group nor “anti-student inclusion” – but none of that matters.
The real enemies of groups like Parenting With Pride, which are undoubtedly a tool of progressive funded special interest groups, are tradition, common sense, and family. I am a mother of two and we have chosen to home school our children.
The reason behind this decision is not just the craziness happening in public schools today; That’s because public schools have been failing kids for over 40 years – it just so happened that with the decline in education they’ve been allowed to stay open.
Podcaster Joe Rogan summed it up best when he Said Some of the “teachers” out there:
“These adults are with your kids more than you are during the day. They have your kids’ undivided attention for hours and hours and some of them are goofy.”
One has to read the libs of a TikTok account on Twitter/X to see some of these loons and countless examples of disjointed, barely recognizable “teachers” shouting about gender fluidity and important race theory. Let’s not forget the Virginia school district that forced the students game Privileged bingo or the Florida teacher who forced white students to do this Bend Befriend your black classmates and be their fan.
,@homer33c This person has just been appointed as a primary school teacher. Here are some of his/her posts:
Would you be comfortable with this person teaching your children? pic.twitter.com/Y0M4qcyJ7J
– Libs of Tiktok (@libsoftiktok) 17 August 2023
One of the biggest arguments leftists use against parents like me and groups like Moms for Liberty is that we want to “ban the books,” which usually leads to comparisons between us and the Nazis. gives. I don’t believe in banning books even if they are bad.
However, some books are not suitable for certain age groups. The National Education Association recommended two such books for summer reading for teachers—both books that belong in public school libraries.
You are in luck, dear reader, because I have read both books. The first is ‘White Fragility’ by Robin DeAngelo.
I read this book when I was in the military because it was on the recommended reading list for leaders, and since I was a leader, I decided to read it. NEA website telling that book:
“…explores why white people are so bad at talking about racism.”
The book goes on repeatedly about how if you’re white, you’re inherently racist, and nothing you can do will make you racist, and if you say you’re not racist, So you only suffer from being weak with your whiteness and racism. The second book is ‘Gender Queer’ by Myra Kobabe.
Graphic: @sdu46 Featured porn books including Gender Queer, This Book Is Gay, Flamer and Beyond Magenta.
The books encourage porn use, gay sex apps, discuss gay sex with graphic images and glorify pedophiles.
This is what they are giving your children to study in schools. pic.twitter.com/eH5lJmb5pV
– Libs of Tiktok (@libsoftiktok) 13 August 2023
I read this book because I believe that if you are going to write about something, you better know what it is. This graphic novel chronicles the life of a girl who transitions into a non-binary person.
The book discusses what it was like for her to taste “vaginal slime” and depicts two women, one wearing a strap-on dildo, giving each other oral sex. Are you shocked and disappointed?
Well you should be. Not only is this bad writing, but it’s also not appropriate for children. Now you yourself know why adults are so aggressively and obsessively demanding to put such a book in front of children.
what good parents want
NEA President Becky Pringle Said At the “Summit for Democracy” in March:
“For us at the NEA, education justice should be about racial justice, it should be about social justice, it should be about climate justice.”
I don’t know what education justice is, but I do know what education is, and the NEA and the rest of Big Education deem it worthless. when we have children scoring Less than ever in reading, math, civics, and history, you’d think the Left would turn its attention to reform rather than turning education into advocacy training camps.
ACT scores are at a 30-year low
42% of students who take the ACT do not meet any of the “College Readiness Benchmarks”
National report card data shows that 66% of fourth grade students do not have basic reading skills.
The K-12 system is broken.
Time for all families to choose a fully funded school.
— Tommy Schultz (@Tommy_USA) 13 October 2022
At a time when the suicide rate is very high Above Juvenile delinquency up 60% for US youth since 2011 climbingYou would think that the Left would turn their attention to fundamentals instead of the pernicious gender and race theory that is harming the souls and minds of our children.
I have no problem with teaching the truth about gay couples, LGBT youth, or our history.
i might have a problem with my daughter home textile In a locker room in front of a man with male genitalia, the way NCAA Division I swimmer Paula Scanlan had to do. I take issue with the fact that my son is taught that he is inherently racist and that he is privileged simply because of the color of his skin and the experience his parents are.
I have a problem with my children being exposed to pornography and conversations about their mental health being withheld from me…their mother…who is their most trusted protector and guardian. If you have a problem with any of this, the truth is you are an extremist… I am not.
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