Who Is Francisco Deliu? Gay Pride Flag Lawsuit

Francisco Deliu is a man from West Palm Beach, Florida. Deliu filed a lawsuit against the School District of Palm Beach County complaining that a teacher put LGBTQ pride flags in a classroom.

Francisco Deliu Lawsuit Details

Francisco Deliu Sued School District Over Pride Flags. “Deliu filed a lawsuit on Oct. 12 against the school district, Palm Beach County School Board, the middle school, principal Dr. Eugina Smith-Freeman and teacher Rachel Raos. According to the lawsuit, Deliu’s son on Sept. 16 said his computer science teacher put up two “‘gay pride’ (rainbow) flags” in her classroom, then used a search engine to find websites about homosexual lifestyles and “proselytized to the students in class.”” [WPTV]

Deliu Said His Family Believes Being Gay Is A Sin. “Deliu said his family is Christian-Orthodox and thinks being gay is a sin, stating in the lawsuit it’s “not in accordance with their Bible.” He claimed the middle school is trying to “mold his child’s mind without his consent,” and said “there is no lawful authority that permits the Teacher, Principal, School, District and/or Board to teach, discuss or otherwise educate the students, including Dr. Deliu’s son, about gay pride, homosexuality or the like”.” [WFLA]

Deliu Had Law License Suspended In New Zealand. “His son was born in New Zealand, where in 2017, the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal ordered him to pay more than $250,000 and suspended his law license for 15 months for six charges of professional misconduct, two of unprofessional conduct and one of conduct unbecoming of a practitioner. Deliu was found to have baselessly accused a judge of being a racist.” [CW 34]

Florida Passed “Don’t Say Gay” Law. “Public school teachers in Florida are banned from holding classroom instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity after Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed the controversial “Parental Rights in Education” bill. The bill, which some opponents have called “Don’t Say Gay,” was signed by DeSantis on Monday. It reads, “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”” [NPR]

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