Tucker Carlson says Dems, media ‘lying’ about FL parental rights bill, takes on Disney criticism

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson began his monologue on Tuesday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with a brief history of the transgender movement in America, which is a wave now cresting yet again with manufactured outrage; this time over the Parental Rights in Education Bill that was signed into Florida state law by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday.

Once upon a time, the non-profit Human Rights Campaign existed for the primary purpose of legalizing same-sex marriages in the U.S. Founded in 1980, the group accomplished its mission by way of a controversial Supreme Court ruling that critics have said is a prime example of legislating from the bench.

Carlson went on to describe how that apparent victory was never going to be enough for the activist group.

“In the summer of 2015, they (HRC) finally succeeded. They reached their goal. The Supreme Court issued a decision in a case called Obergefell vs. Hodges and overnight, all 50 states were required by law to recognize same-sex marriage,” the host explained. “So, for the Human Rights Campaign, this should have been a moment of unbridled celebration, a dream come true, but it wasn’t. It was a crisis and if you don’t understand why it was a crisis, then you don’t live in Washington surrounded by non-profits.”

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He continued, “So, the Human Rights Campaign may have outlived its reason for existing. On the other hand, it couldn’t just disappear. There was a party to help, but there was a fundraising problem. Why would you give money to a group whose purpose has become obsolete? That was the dilemma and they’re not the first.”

Carlson pointed out that the same problem faced the Women’s Christian Temperance Union once their goal of banning alcohol was achieved in 1919 when prohibition was passed. No one talks about them anymore, and the HRC wasn’t going to suffer the same fate. Rebranding was necessary for the group to justify its own existence.

“So, in 2014, just before gay marriage became law, HRC’s annual budget was about $57 million. That’s a lot. But, by 2021 last year, that same budget had expanded to $65 million. In other words, seven years after reaching its stated goal, its reason for existing, the Human Rights Campaign was raising even more money, a lot more money. It’s like magic. How did they do that?” Carlson asked rhetorically.

“Well, they did it by changing their mission. So, immediately after the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage, HRC began aggressively promoting the idea that the so-called transgender community was being gravely oppressed by American society, by you, and needed their help. In other words, all good people needed to send more money to HRC right away to help the transgender community.”

Fast-forward to today, and it all makes perfect diabolical sense.

“So, if you’re wondering why the moment that same-sex marriage became legal in the United States, at that exact moment, your kids’ teachers began to deny the reality of biological sex, now you know why. It was all part of a fundraising campaign from Washington. If you’ve ever felt you’re caught in the middle of somebody else’s fundraising campaign, guess what? You are,” Carlson deduced.

The host then showed clips of various teachers expressing the joy of apparently not teaching math, science, or reading and writing.

As detailed by Fox News:

PRESCHOOL TEACHER: “This has been my first year in preschool with a class of my own. We’ve been talking about gender and skin color and consent and empathy and our bodies and autonomy. It’s been fabulous.”

ELEMENTARY TEACHER: “I teach my elementary school students about gender identity. Some people are girls, some are boys, some are both, some are neither.”

CALIFORNIA TEACHER: “I tell this kid, ‘We do have a flag in the class that you can pledge your allegiance to’ and he, like, looks around. He goes, ‘Oh, that one?'”


“So how is a parent supposed to respond to this?” Carlson wondered. “We learned this weekend if someone tells an insulting joke about your wife, you’re now allowed to smash them in the face and you get an award for it.”

In the case of a unionized teacher talking to a six-year-old about their genitals, Carlson observed, parents are supposed to sit down and shut up.

But those teachers, union leaders and media enraged by the erroneously dubbed “Don’t Say Gay Bill” in Florida haven’t a leg to stand on, and the media writ large are keen to take Mark Twain literally when he said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

Some examples as documented by Fox News:

DON LEMON, CNN: “And I think about if I have a kid, if I’m going to, you know, would I be OK with them not wanting to be able to say the word ‘gay.'”

KRISTAL KNIGHT, DEM STRATEGIST: “And now there’s anti-gay bill or if you will, you know, you can’t say the word ‘gay.'”

BIANNA GOLODRYGA, CNN: “And a ban on the word ‘gay.'”

FLORIDA STATE SEN. SHEVRIN JONES:  “But he’s (DeSantis) also trying to censor whether or not teachers can say the word ‘gay’ in our classroom.”

JIM SCIUTTO, CNN: “Florida’s governor is now facing criticism after the State House passed a law that won’t let you say ‘gay.'”


As far as the role of teachers in the classroom, Carlson had some choice words for one gentleman in particular who might have his educational priorities a little out of whack, the clip obtained by Fox News shows.

According to kindergarten teacher Cory Bernaert: “We should be able to have discussions and that’s what we’re encouraged to do in kindergarten. That’s what we do as educators. We build relationships with our kids and in order to build relationships, you talk about your home life. You talk about what you do on the weekends and building community. It scares me to death that I am not going to be able to have these conversations with my children because they’re going to ask me what I did on the weekend. I don’t want to have to hide that my partner and I went paddleboarding this weekend.”

Carlson retorted, “Alright. Less about you and your partner paddleboarding, more about educating the kids. This is not some canvas for you to create your personal expression art.”

“They don’t care what you think because it’s not about democracy. It’s not about what parents want. Disney, for example, is a major donor to the HRC and has been pretty explicit about this point. ‘Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the Don’t Say Gay Bill, should never have passed and should never been signed into law,’ Disney said in an official statement,” Carlson explained.

“It makes you wonder if kids in Florida can consent to chemical castration with no parental involvement. If that can be true, what exactly can’t be consent to once we set that standard? Disney didn’t say, but maybe there’s another agenda here,” Carlson said.

“Nor did they explain their fixation on the sexuality of children, but it’s worth pointing out that four Disney employees were just busted in a major human trafficking sting, including one employee who allegedly sent sexually explicit texts to a detective posing as a 14-year-old. That bust occurred, as you may have guessed by now, in the state of Florida,” Carlson concluded.


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