One can certainly make the argument that LGBT history is a part of our nation’s history. Factually, this is true. There is an LGBT movement and it is well-documented and can be studied, regardless of how you feel about LGBT acceptance.
However, there is a significant difference between including powerful changing social tides like the LGBT movement in US history and mandating that schoolchildren are taught LGBT history with a positive lens. The latter is blatantly ideological, and its proponents make no secret of the fact that it is distinctly designed to teach LGBT acceptance.
New Jersey has now become the second state in the nation to require LGBT history in schools.
This is noteworthy when contrasted with the fact that the Biblical lens of our own nation’s history has been banished from schools, despite being the ideological cornerstone of our nation’s founding philosophy.
Why is the Bible, the moral guiding force behind the men who established our great nation, forbidden from the classroom while a distinctly ideological, and entirely age-inappropriate and morally questionable (at best) philosophy like LGBT acceptance mandated?
This is one of the biggest questions of our time.
New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.
Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who promised to promote equality for gay and transgender people during his campaign, signed the bill Thursday. Among those celebrating the news was Jaime Bruesehoff, of Vernon, whose 12-year-old transgender child Rebekah spoke in support of the bill in Trenton in December.
“This bill is so important for our young people,” Bruesehoff said. “They need to see examples of themselves in the history being taught and in classes they are going to each day. We know representation matters.”
By learning about LGBTQ people who have made amazing contributions to their country, they are seeing possibilities for themselves and hope for the future,” she said.
Under the measure, public schools must include lessons about the political, economic and social contributions of individuals who are gay and transgender, starting in the 2020-21 school year. The bill also requires teaching about contributions of people who are disabled.
It is interesting that these legislators and parents believe that the best way for their LGBT children to feel valued and represented is by mandating schools teach about them. What about the children and parents whose First Amendment rights are being violated by forcing them into situations where their religious views will conflict with school material? Do they not get representation?
Furthermore, does anyone question whether or not homosexual or transgender children deserve representation, or is it rather that gender ideology poses a dangerous and poorly supported solution to sexual confusion?
This is a slippery slope we are sliding down fast, and the government wants to mandate that you and your children are forced to go along for the ride.
Will you join them?
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