Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is continuing to shore up his bona fides when it comes to protecting children from some of the worst cultural influences in society today, nearly all of them thanks to the left.
This week, his administration announced it will fill suit against a bar that hosted drag shows and allowed children inside who were then subjected to sexually explicit content, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller.
DeSantis, who is increasingly viewed as the presidential future of the Republican Party, talked about the complaint during a Wednesday speech in Tampa while speaking out against ongoing cultural attempts to sexualize children.
“It used to be – people have different views about what they want to do as adults – but it used to be, you know, the kids are off limits,” DeSantis said. “No one wanted to bring the kids into any of this stuff, and we’ve got to get back to that.”
In a tweet containing a video clip of his remarks, DeSantis wrote: “Florida stands with parents to protect children. Exposing children to inappropriate sexualized content is wrong and the state will hold accountable those establishments that transgress this clear boundary.”
Florida stands with parents to protect children. Exposing children to inappropriate sexualized content is wrong and the state will hold accountable those establishments that transgress this clear boundary. pic.twitter.com/HfmJOvdaPT
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 27, 2022
The Daily Caller adds:
Florida is attempting to revoke the liquor license at R House, a Miami-area bar, through a complaint which details numerous incidents in which children were allegedly exposed to explicit sexual content there with the full knowledge of the bar. In one instance, a male dancer wearing G-string underwear stuffed with dollar bills with his buttocks fully exposed paraded a young girl aged about 3 to 5 through the restaurant while holding her hand, the complaint alleges.
In another instance, a presumably male dancer gyrated and pole-danced in revealing women’s clothing while waving dollar bills, the complaint alleges. R House was not only aware that children may be present during such performances, but they also offered a children’s menu for kids 12 and under.
“There was a video out of Dallas where they had all these young kids putting money in the underwear of these drag queens at a bar, and that’s totally unacceptable,” DeSantis said. “A week or two later there was video from a place that had similar stuff and then that was identified as being in Florida.”
“Having kids involved in this is wrong. That is not consistent with our law and policy in the state of Florida and it is a disturbing trend in our society to try to sexualize these young people,” he added. “That is not the way you look out for our children. You protect children, you do not expose them to things that are inappropriate.”