Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Florida Rep Charles Van Zant won’t back off statement Common Core making kids gay

A Florida lawmaker attempted to link Common Core in Florida to children becoming gay and now stands behind that comment. Think Progress posted a video of the Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant:

Gay pride american flag“Please, go on their website. Click the link to what they’re doing with youth and you will see what their agenda really is,” said Van Zant. “They are promoting as hard as they can any youth that is interested in the LGBT agenda and even name it 2-S, as they define as having two spirits. The Bible says a lot about being double-minded.”

Van Zant made the comments in March at the “Operation Education Conference” in Orlando, an anti-Common Core event, according to Think Progress.

Van Zant is defending the comments made at that conference:

“These people that will now receive $220 million from the state of Florida, unless this is stopped, will promote double mindedness in state education, and attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can. I’m sorry to report that to you.”

“I don’t think that has any place being introduced in Florida schools,” Van Zant said. “I further believe there is no place for that in Florida’s curriculum.”

Van Zant said he takes issue with the research that’s going to be provided to teachers and administrators about the gay and lesbian lifestyle and how to deal with students. He said  American Institutes for Research (AIR) is essentially promoting homosexuality.

“If you just look on their website — air.org. You can see that they are very much in support (and) provide research data and information for the LGBT agenda, the gay, bisexual, transgender agenda,” he said.

Florida’s education commissioner on Tuesday rejected the assertion standardized testing organization aims to make public school students homosexual.

Van Zant’s district includes parts of Putnam and Bradford counties in north Florida. He currently does not sit on any education committee.



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