The bar for “gay icon” status has dropped alarming low, at least according to the Log Cabin Republicans.
In a piece appearing on the group’s blog Outspoken, writer David Leatherwood extols Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary, calling her a gay icon for equating opponents of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill to pedophiles.
“Serving as Press Secretary for America’s favorite Governor, Daddy DeSantis, Pushaw has cemented herself as a gay icon overnight and we are here for all of it,” Leatherwood wrote.
“Earlier this week, leftist gays stormed the Florida Capitol building in the Gay Insurrection of 2022. They were protesting the Parental Rights in Education Bill (branded the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by lying Democrats) and demanding kindergartners have access to state-sanctioned lessons on pronoun propaganda and gay butt sex. Christina dropped a bomb that annihilated their entire phony narrative and put them all on defense. She called them what they are: groomers.”
"Why is the Left so obsessed with teaching four-to-nine year olds about sex through the public education system? It’s not just wrong, it’s creepy and very sus. And @ChristinaPushaw exposed them all," writes @brokebackUSA https://t.co/XFezxWnw4a
— Outspoken (@GetOutspokenUSA) March 14, 2022
Earlier this month, Pushaw tweeted: “The bill that liberals inaccurately call ‘Don’t Say Gay’ would be more accurately described as an Anti-Grooming Bill.”
“If you’re against the Anti-Grooming Bill, you are probably a groomer or at least you don’t denounce the grooming of 4-8 year old children,” she continued. “Silence is complicity. This is how it works, Democrats, and I didn’t make the rules.”
Lawmakers and LGBTQ organizations strongly denounced Pushaw.
“Governor DeSantis’ spokesperson said the quiet part out loud: that this bill is grounded in a belief that LGBTQ people, simply by existing, are a threat to children and must be erased,” Equality Florida said in a statement. “[DeSantis] chose Pushaw to speak his mind to the public. He owns this unbridled hatred. This same bigoted insinuation has long been been used to stigmatize our families, justify denying us the ability to adopt children, and is being used to justify the tracking of transgender children by government agents in Texas and threats to imprison their parents. Make no mistake — this is a tacit announcement from the Governor that he supports the true intent of the Don’t Say Gay bill: the erasure of LGBTQ people.”
Leatherwood had a different take, writing, “Pushaw’s unapologetic attitude and fierce offensive game proves this woman has big balls.”
The conservative writer echoes the Right’s gross mischaracterization that opponents of the bill want to teach young kids about sex. “Why is the Left so obsessed with teaching four-to-nine year olds about sex through the public education system?” he asked.
The bill prohibits any discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity between kindergarten and third grade “or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Why would kids benefit from early exposure to LGBTQ identities?
So they don’t grow up to be huge a**holes who post things like this:
Why do men always make the women’s list, but women never make the men’s list? Asking for a friend… pic.twitter.com/Pq2kqMLjeu
— David Leatherwood ?? (@brokebackUSA) March 15, 2022
Shockingly, not everyone is on board with Leatherwood’s nomination of Pushaw as a gay icon:
Just another self loathing type. You really think your devotion and or status will save you in the end? As far as being an icon, @ChristinaPushaw ranks right up there with Eva Braun.
— RacerxJax 🌈 #VaccinatedNotRepublican (@RacerxJax) March 16, 2022
When you have nothing to defend yourself with, just make shit up, right guys?
— Marjorlei Taylor Greene (@Covid19Iam) March 15, 2022
They aren’t but you’re creating another silly wedge issue. You people are just pathetic. Let the child development specialists weigh in instead of your homeschooling or “Christian” schooling paltry education
— Chris I 🌹🇺🇦🇺🇦🌻 (@tobyvp69) March 14, 2022
This just so stupid and gross…nobody is “grooming” little children in our schools. This is just political nonsense
— . (@RNRminister) March 14, 2022
Would someone at this publication please answer a question I have?
What is the purpose of writing an article with no substance?
Why are indolent sellouts getting acknowledgment for their mediocrity?
In contrast to this [puff] piece, write a comprehensive excoriating report.
Probably because it generates clicks. Think of it this way: when Queerty runs articles that are serious, that require engaged thought, etc., they often merit fewer page views and comments. This also is the case for articles on lesbians (unless they’re famous), BIPOC people (unless they’re involved in controversy), middle-aged gay men (unless they’re already famous), etc. The political articles, the ones involving famous and controversial people, etc., spark far more page views and comments, so that’s why Queerty runs them. But that’s how our capitalist news system increasingly works.
“Daddy DeSantis”??? Issued from the redolent mind of someone calling himself “Leatherwood”? If this guy is real, his Dom needs to forbid him from voting. And going online. Maybe from verbal opining at all. Unless of course his Daddy is DeSantis. In which case, anyone who’s got photos could help save Florida.
The guy is a complete moron. I just looked over his twitter and he is a complete tool. He is living where he should, in a land of mediocrity.
And you, Mr. Stadnick, living the high life. How do you deal with all your fans?
That’s a sad thing… not quite so sad as forever littering a message board with snarky comments of the SamB variety, but still very sad.
“And you, Mr. Stadnick, living the high life. How do you deal with all your fans?”
Actually “Sam” people really want to know if being as intellectually ossified and driven by distaste for LGBT people hurts; of if your regressive views are a fetish that gets you hard?
In any case, they also want to know how to get your stupid hateful ass off this site. We have no need for tiny minded heterosexual trolls coming here to verbalize your hatred for us. Go to Info Wars, or Stormfront, or Truth Social where people of your ilk will lap up your hatred like little kittens.
Teaching kids that some boys like boys and some girls like girls is not traumatic for little kids, and it’s something ALL kids need to learn. A typical curriculum for grades 1 to 3 usually includes books like “Daddy’s Roommate” and “Heather Has Two Mommies,” which contain absolutely NOTHING about sex. The lessons may put the kids who are “different” at ease about it, and might prevent the children of the gay-haters from becoming gay-haters themselves. Lessons in those grades are no more sexual than the Cinderella story.
Very well said!
So true. And yet I’ve spoken with self-hating gay men who really think there are gay perverts out there “grooming’ children with lurid stories of sex.
To really understand this you must remember that there are many out there (generally the “christian right”) who continue to believe that being lgbt is a choice inspired by their comical; notion of “satan”, the christian God of Evil. Sam B is a good example of this. They feel that if they can shield their kids from any mention of gay stuff, they will all be happy hetero followers of Jesus.
They do not believe that kids would commit suicide because of the hatred they see in society towards a preference they already see in themselves, they believe that a child’s suicide would be the result of Satan getting control of them. Just ask Sam B, the hetero troll who comes here to verbally assault us. Though I am willing to be someone like him would rather his kids killed themselves than grow up gay or lesbian.
Please stop giving this lowlife the publicity he desperately seeks
“Why is the Left so obsessed with teaching four-to-nine year olds about sex through the public education system?”
1. No one is teaching 4-9 y/o’s about sex.
2. The only people obsessed with other people’s private parts, sexuality, sex life, and reproductive decisions are conservatives.
go report the tweet-maybe if it gets enough, they’ll pull it.
I’ve no idea what tweet you’re replying to, but I have to ask, why you are trying to get people to take down speech you don’t like?
We only won marriage equality and other rights because of our constitution’s great First Amendment. The current habit of both the left and the right of trying to ban speech hurts EVERYONE. Once it’s gone, it will turn on us.