Florida governor Ron DeSantis should be thanking a teacher in his state for perfectly illustrating the necessity of his Parental Rights in Education bill, which critics tried to mock as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Cape Coral art instructor Casey Scott claims her middle-school students were curious about her sexual orientation, and that’s why she explained to them that she was a “pansexual” during a lesson in March, NBC2 reported.
That’s why she also had them draw pictures representing their own sexual orientations, she said.
“A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired,” Scott complained to the news outlet.
Except that … curious about her sexual orientation? Is it so hard just to say, “none of your business”?
Pansexual refers to someone who is attracted to all categories of people regardless of their sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Presumably, the options are limited to humans.
The teacher, who is married to a male, said she had her kids at Trafalgar Middle School make flags representing their own sexualities and gender identities, and that the flags ranged from transgender and non-binary to gay.
This effectively made it not quite an art class, especially when the first-year teacher posted the flags to her classroom door. She was told to take them down and has said she crumpled up the pictures and threw them away.
The subject matter angered some parents and students in the Lee School District, who wrote to administrators, officials said.
Scott was working on a probationary basis and was not part of the teachers union. She was eventually told not to return to campus and that her contract would be terminated, with the dismissal attributed to not the following curriculum.