An LGBT pride parade has been canceled n Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the reason behind it is really odd and concerning.
As The Associated Press reported:
The Price Alliance of the Treasure Coast decided to cancel the parade and restrict other events in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a bill meant to protect children from sexualized performances.
Drag shows for children were the main focus of the Florida legislative push, but other things at LGBT pride parade may also qualify.
CBS News reported:
Officials in a Florida city have canceled a gay pride parade and restricted other pride events to people 21 years and older in anticipation of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signing a bill meant to keep children out of drag shows.
The Pride Alliance of the Treasure Coast posted Wednesday on Facebook that the decision to change this Saturday’s Pridefest events was made after multiple conversations with Port St. Lucie officials. The city is located about 110 miles (180 kilometers) north of Miami.
It is concerning the reasoning for canceling the pride parade when you consider how easy it would be not to break the new law in Florida.
Why would the pride parade need to be canceled if there were no plans to expose young children to sexual content?
As Red State concludes in its article:
“The cancellation of this parade and the subsequent hand-wringing is essentially an admission that, despite claims to the contrary, many of these LGBT events are not child safe.
Yet, all over the country, they happen in major cities, with small children being exposed to obscenely sexualized content that would never be allowed in any other context.
If conservatives can’t stand against that, then what is the point of the movement? Nothing is more important than protecting kids.
For the moment, in this one town in Florida, children were protected because DeSantis continues to operate at the forefront of the culture wars.
That’s the path all Republicans should take, and several other governors are also making moves to close the drag show loophole (including in Tennessee).
The GOP must keep the pressure on because the moment you let up in this battle, the degenerate left will win the war.”