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Rightwing pundit torn apart for saying teachers shouldn’t tell kids that same-sex marriage is real

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The far-right Daily Wire‘s Ben Shapiro is defending Florida’s Don’t Say Gay bill, and he picked a strange angle: he doesn’t think that children should know that same-sex marriage exists.

Shapiro is known for his catch-phrase, “Facts don’t care about your feelings,” but now he’s arguing that the fact that marriage equality is the law of the land isn’t as important as the uneasy feelings some parents get when they think about LGBTQ people.

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“Tim Miller demands that he decide how and in what context your 6-year-old child is taught about same-sex marriage,” Shapiro tweeted, referring to a video by Miller about the Don’t Say Gay bill, which would ban teachers in Florida from talking about LGBTQ people.

“Your opinions and your children are of no consequence to him,” Shapiro continued. “And if you don’t let him have his way, he will be very hurt. Because he is the priority, not your kids.”

Commenters on Twitter tore him apart for his Anita Bryant-esque outburst, noting that school children are regularly told that opposite-sex marriage exists – and no one treats that like sex education – and arguing that kids should be taught about different kinds of people and families.

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