On August 9, Governer J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 246 into law and made Illinois the 3rd state to require that public schools teach LGBT History as part of their curriculum, beginning July 1, 2020.
The bill states that students will now be required to learn:
the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.
After the bill had passed legislation, Senator Heather Steans of Chicago stated:
It is my hope that teaching students about the valuable contributions LGBTQ individuals have made throughout history will create a safer environment with fewer incidents of harassment.
I’m curious, will this include the historical events of the LGBT community suing the Masterpiece Cakeshop in order to force their agenda on society? Will they teach that because of the lawsuit, the government forced the baker to stop selling wedding cakes? Will they students learn that Jack Phillips (the owner) and his wife were threatened to be shot in the head? All because he wouldn’t make a cake? Will they be taught that Lakewood, Colorado, where the bakery is, is a suburb of Denver, Colorado, the 20th largest city in America. Surely there were some other bakeries nearby!
Does it speak about the Customer Non-Discrimination Act (HR 2687) which allows grown men to share the same bathrooms as little girls? Will the teachers explain the reason this bill is being forced is because the government is more interested in being relevant than keeping children safe from predators and sex-trafficers? How will the teachers explain the disappearance of even more children? In 2018, there were nearly half a million reports of missing children! For goodness sake, is that not enough?! Why are they pushing forward a law that opens the door to even more?!
Does it teach how the LGBT community has sued Blaine Adamson, the owner of a small promotional printing company, for not printing shirts for a pride festival? Will students be told that Mr. Adamson had offered to connect them to a company who would print their shirts? Are the students going to be taught that even though he recommended another company, he was sued anyway?And will the curriculum teach that even though he had won in court twice already, the LGBT community is continuing to sue?
Is anyone going to talk about how a 6th grade boy was publically punished because he called a biological boy “a boy”?
Or about a 10-year old boy and girl being kicked out of class for 5 days because they objected to LGBT lessons?
Will it be mentioned that Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion are irrelevant someone considers it offensive of bullying?
I can’t help but wonder – what “contributions” will the curriculum talk about?
Yes, this is only in public schools. For now.
But do you think homeschoolers will be safe for long?
Remember – the same politicians who make the laws for public schools also make the laws for homeschools.