Florida Republican State Rep. Charles Van Zant has claimed that the Common Core—the curriculum standards proposed by the Obama administration—will turn children gay.
As reported by Think Progress on Monday, Van Zant said at an anti-Common Core rally in March that the Common Core “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, but you need to know.”
Van Zant added that the goal of the group responsible for overseeing the Common Core in Florida, the American Institutes for Research, was “promoting as hard as they can, any youth that is interested in the LGBT agenda.”
The remarks echo the “concerns” of many right-wingers, including Tea Party leader Terry Batton, who in March claimed that the Common Core promoted “homosexuality, alternate lifestyles, radical feminism, abortion, illegal immigration and the redistribution of wealth,” and implied that voting for the Common Core would affect one’s standing during the Last Judgment.
In February, WorldNetDaily commentator Patrice Lewis suggested that Common Core was analogous to the brainwashing of Nazi Germany.
Now, if you’re asking yourself, “Self, aren’t Nazification and gay rights mutually exclusive?” Well, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on in the Ukraine.