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    Fl. State Rep.: Common Core Will Turn Your Kids Gay

    “I hate to bring you that news, but you need to know,” Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant said after telling the crowd at the Operation Education Conference in Orlando back in March that the highly controversial Common Core education standards are a plot by government officials to “attract every one of your children to become as homosexual as they possibly can.” Van Zant was echoing a growing sentiment of paranoia and fear sparked by the optional public education standards program. Officials implementing the standards in Florida are “promoting as hard as they can any youth that’s interested in the LGBT agenda,” Van Zant was filmed saying at the anti-Common Core event.

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