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Florida representative says Common Core will turn students gay

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida state representative is getting national attention after he said Florida’s new Common Core tests would promote homosexuality among children, according to WPTV.

“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,” said Rep. Charles E. Van Zant.

Van Zant is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 19th District. He made the controversial comments at the Operation Education Conference in Orlando back in March.

American Institutes for Research was selected by state officials to write a statewide test to replace the FCAT.

American Institutes for Research spokesman Larry McQuillan spoke to The Florida Times-Union and refuted Van Zant’s statement, stating the nonprofit organization “will put in the test what the state wants in the test.”


  • Bart

    I haven’t heard anything positive about Common Core ever I think. Going by what I’ve read it seems it may be correct to say that whoever wrote the math standards was on LSD.

    Still… I’m not in a position to be responsible for the educational standards of a state. Someone that is should use remarks a bit more based on facts and documentation to fight such a mess as Common Core is said to be.

    Van Zandt has aptly demonstrated why I call the Republican Party “dead man walking”. Stupid. Can’t read the Constitution. Can’t think critically. Would rather believe fiction thousands of years old than science.

    The Republican Party really needs a makeover.

  • FaithC

    1. Think before you speak
    2. Open mouth, say whatever no matter how stupid.
    I think he went with #2

  • Willbuuur

    This is what drives away young people from voting !! What a dumase politico !!This guy should have been voted out 10 years ago !!

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