“Springfield Swampsters” — I like it. Here is Laurie Higgins:
Want to know who “progressives” in Springfield fear? They fear parents with kids in private schools. The rest of you are merely annoying gadflies to be swatted down with a rolled-up copy of their school sexuality-indoctrination bill and haughty flick of their wrists.
Why do I say that? Because the Springfield swampsters, fearing the wrath of private schoolers, just introduced an amendment to their “Inclusive Curriculum” bill that exempts private schools from the mandate that schools teach about the disordered sexuality of cultural contributors.
You heard that right. Springfield swampsters couldn’t care less how conservative parents with kids ages 5-18 in government schools feel about their children being forced to learn that not only was Sally Ride the first woman in space but that she was also a LESBIAN! Hurray for homosexuality!
State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who introduced both the Senate version of the bill (SB 3249) and the amendment will use every resource at her disposal to ensure that your taxes are used to undermine your belief that homosexual desire is disordered and homosexual acts immoral.
Steans and State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin), who introduced the House version (HB 5596), evidently believe the nonsense that homosexuality per se is analogous to race per se. Of course, that I know of, they’ve never actually made their case for such an analogy even as they plow forward exploiting it. It’s an expedient tool for advancing a moral ideology, so why should they care if it makes any sense.
The Left says those who experience homoerotic attraction, engage in homoerotic activity, and/or are involved in homoerotic relationships are entitled to see people like themselves represented in elementary, middle, and high school curricula. They are entitled to know who in history experienced homoerotic attraction and engaged in homoerotic activity. They believe those who have actively promoted the belief that homoerotic activity and relationships are equivalent to heterosexual activity and relationships should be treated like Civil Rights pioneers. In their skewed view, boy-lover Harvey Milk is of the stature of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And these leftists insist that their beliefs—and only their beliefs—be taught to captive audiences of children in public schools on the public dime from kindergarten through senior year in high school.
Read more: Illinois Family Institute
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