I would say you’ve got to be fucking kidding, but after all this is California we’re talking about.
The state Senate has approved legislation that would require California’s public schools to include gay history in social studies lessons.
Supporters say the move is needed to counter anti-gay stereotypes and beliefs that make gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children vulnerable to bullying and suicide.
Opponents said it would burden an already crowded curriculum and expose students to a subject that some parents find objectionable.
The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, passed Thursday on a 23-14 vote. The measure now goes to the Assembly.
It leaves it up to local school districts to decide what to include in the lessons and at what grade students would receive them.
“Counter anti-gay stereotypes”??? Who the fuck cares? It’s not like the state of California doesn’t have anything better to be concerned about, like a $26 billion deficit, a government run amok, illegal aliens, gangs, high taxes, businesses fleeing to other states, 12% unemployment, and a foreclosure rate that ranks third in the nation. But by gawd, they’re gonna make sure kids have “gay history” in their curriculum. This is another example of THE STATE telling the parents how their kids will be taught and raised.
Since when did homosexuality become an “ethnic” or “historical” group? Where do they think this so-called “gay history” began? I’d love to see the timeline. Maybe they’ll include a scenario of two ancient homo sapiens called Adam and Steve.
This politically motivated historical revisionist bullshit, especially in California, has put the nail in the coffin of the American educational system.
I’m all for straightening out textbooks when it’s apparent that new discoveries have superceded what was once believed to be true, i.e.: The first people to migrate to the Western Hemisphere (North and South America) did so from Asia between 50,000 and 40,000 B.C. and between 26,000 and 8,000 B.C. The Vikings were the first Europeans to make it. Norwegian-born Erik the Red made it to Greenland in 986 AD and Viking leader Bjarni Herjolfsson was the first to see the shores of North America after his ship was blown off course during a storm. Leif Eríkson (son of Eric the Red) was the first European to actually land on mainland North America in Newfoundland, in the year 1000 AD.
Christopher Columbus on the other hand, landed on a small island in the Bahamas and thought he had reached India.
I’m also in agreement with amending history texts with information that was heretofore omitted; such as the contributions of women who fought and sacrificed for their country in war, those who battled for civil rights, and those who made a difference in science, politics, and athletics. Those are based on accomplishments, not sexual preference. Those are the kind of updated revisions that are necessary in order to better educate students, not “so-and-so prefered the same-sex”, somehow quantifying that as “history”.
Leftwing-imposed “diversity” is dumbing down education.