Gay-friendly curriculum draws complaints at Nassau Co. delegation meeting
'Don't Say Gay' heads to court.

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'It’s shocking and it has to stop.'

Nassau County didn’t get drawn into the pitched battles waged regarding education elsewhere in Florida during the last election cycle, but the culture war that birthed those campaigns may be coming home to the First Coast anyway, as the county’s legislators heard at the Nassau County delegation meeting.

“Children are our most precious commodity, and something terrible is happening, and it will now be under your watch as legislators,” said James Bruner of the local chapter of County Citizens Defending Freedom. “It came to my attention, most pronounced, in reading the Times-Union, Jacksonville’s paper, which told us that JASMYN, an organization in Jacksonville, they’ve just been defunded their $45,000 because they had been displaying penises to children as part of a health program.

“That is, (showing) cartoon figures of penises — dancing penises — to children. This was brought before the school district, and the school district cut the funding.”

The issue involved a card game meant to educate people older than 18 on HIV prevention and shared on Instagram, though online misrepresentations have led to a kind of telephone game effect on what people believe JASMYN is doing or has done in the past. 

“Schools have a lot of resources, but they’re not always easy to access for students, and in particular, LGBTQ students don’t always feel safe,” JASMYN CEO Cindy Watson told Jacksonville television affiliate WTLV at the time.

Bruner believes a relationship between LGBTQ equal rights group Equality Florida and the North East Florida Educational Consortium is responsible for sending out health curricula to school districts like Nassau, with inappropriate content.

“Follow that trail I’ve given you, and see how this is happening, and can we not beef up our laws to protect our children?” Bruner said.

It’s unknown whether the Legislature has the stomach to dive into such culture war legislation this Session, though Rep. Dean Black indicated his support.

“Let me just say, Mr. Bruner, the filth, the garbage that’s being found to be proffered in our schools, there is zero tolerance for that nonsense, certainly, in my office,” Black said.

“I think Sen. (Clay) Yarborough would agree, and everyone is very focused on that in the state Legislature. It’s completely outrageous what’s happening just to the south of here in Duval County. There are many of your elected officials that are on it, and are going to pursue it. It’s shocking and it has to stop.”

Wes Wolfe

Wes Wolfe is a reporter who's worked for newspapers across the South, winning press association awards for his work in Georgia and the Carolinas. He lives in Jacksonville and previously covered state politics, environmental issues and courts for the News-Leader in Fernandina Beach. You can reach Wes at [email protected] and @WesWolfeFP. Facebook:


  • Richard Bruce

    January 12, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Public schools refuse to promote religion that is practiced by 40%. So, why are taxpayer supported institutions promoting a sexual preference (free choice) that is practiced by less than 10% of the population? There is no “Gay” gene. No one is born “Gay”.

    • Andrew

      January 12, 2023 at 2:46 pm

      I think you are as delusional as the cultists ya know that 40%. And i will tell ya, there are a hell of a lot more gays than you think, trust me I have more than enough maga clad men cum and drink from my fountian and beg for my seed to take home to kiss their wives and kids. Oh there are a lot of us buddy WAY more than your pedo, groomer cult can muster. Once being gay is fully ok’ed in society, your cult will die. I will be there to watch and laugh, because hunty, it is happening NOW. Prior to the pedos’ grip (christianity, muzzies) on humanity 2000 years ago gays were seen as leaders and religious deities in their clans; we will have that again. We are superior to you breeders, we will control you once again.

    • All I’m saying

      January 12, 2023 at 4:07 pm

      “There is no gay gene”

      Your really superior for Somone who’s god only took a few nails to get rid of

      Also 40 percent? Man once they turn eighteen they don’t want to be in your church either lol

    • Elliott Offen

      January 12, 2023 at 9:08 pm

      Richard suffers from lack of real education and has instead turned to “far right science.” People aren’t naturally gay is a myth used by the far right to justify certain treatment of other people. The right wing needs a constant stream of enemies to remain politically viable. There must be a superior and an inferior always. This is all in the name of doing things for one group of people while at least not doing things for another group…at most keeping another group of people down in some way. At some point it’s been women, blacks, gays, felons, people who listen to certain kinds of music, people who don’t believe in God. You name it, they’ll target it. This is why they must be destroyed. It’s kill or be killed. Their choice because they will not stop.

  • Phil Morton

    January 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Source: Ron DeSantis to fly 300 dancing penises to Martha’s Vineyard. GOP priorities would be laughable if they weren’t so real.

  • Heinz Duffensmertz

    January 15, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    We must turn the kiddies gay its us Democrats only shot at rulling the Entire Tri State Area.

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