If You Aren’t Mutilating Kids, Why Be Mad At Anti-Mutilating Laws?

Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.

The double game is falling apart. Last month, faced with a Florida bill meant to ban children from being sexually victimized, organizers of a gay pride parade decided to cancel their event. As many observed, “why would this pride parade need to be canceled if there were no plans to expose children to sexual content?” Exactly.

Conservatives have long been familiar with Rod Dreher’s Law of Merited Impossibility, which states: “It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it.” Well, it seems legislators are finally figuring out how to fight back against the impossible: the Law Against Imaginary Dangers. Why ban something imaginary? Among other reasons, to get people to stop doing it.

In the Florida instance, gay pride organizers insist their events are family-friendly and do not sexualize young children and that concerns over grooming …

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