Illinois has passed a law requiring "LGBT history" to be taught in all public schools.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D - IL) signed House Bill 246 on August 9 with the objective of encouraging a more diverse history curriculum.
HB 246 says the provisions are in the public interest, for the public benefit, and to serve secular public purposes.
This affects all schools, stipulating they include "the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people" in official textbooks.
It also includes a section that allows the state education department to implement rules "as necessary" for the law to be enacted and quote, "to ensure the religious neutrality of the textbook block grant program."
Gov. Pritzker's said, "The LGBTQ community won't just have a seat at the table, they will be equal partners in the fight to make equality a lived reality for all."
New Jersey, California, and Colorado have also embraced the new LGBT school curriculum.
Those disapproving of the new course outline expressed their opposition on Twitter:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO TEACH PERVERSION --- THERE WAS A TIME WHEN TEACHERS HAD BIBLES ON THEIR DESK AND WE COULD PROMOTE CHRISTIAN VALUES.
Time to quit being silent and take action. PARENTS SHOULD BE MARCHING AND PROTESTING. https://t.co/3K2oJxOKw0
— Sam Coyle (@SamCoyle1) August 12, 2019
TBH, the following paragraph is equally disturbing:
"the role of labor unions and their interaction with government in achieving the goals of a mixed free enterprise system."
— BroadsideNews (@BrennerBrief) August 13, 2019
God forbid kids learn how to balance a check book or be a contributing member of society. That time is now taken up by people who are confused as to their sex. Makes sense
— Nic Webster (@NicWebster13) August 10, 2019
The law goes into effect next July.