Illinois Requires Public Schools to Teach LGBTQ History

Starting next year, Illinois public schools will be required by law to include LGBTQ history in their curricula. On Friday, August the 9th, Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, signed House Bill 246, which mandates that the subject be taught as of July 1, 2020.

“In public schools only, the teaching of history shall include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state.”

One of the bill’s co-sponsors, Democratic Senator Heather Steans of Chicago, touted the measure as “one of the best ways to overcome intolerance.” “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,” she said. “LGBTQ children and teenagers will also be able to gain new role models who share life experiences with them.”

In a statement released Friday, Victor Salvo, Executive Director of the Legacy Project, a nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group, called the measure a “life-saving law” that has placed the state “on the right side of history.”

California, Colorado, and New Jersey have also embraced the new LGBTQ school curriculum. The use of public schools to celebrate, promote and inculcate perversion is a new low in the cultural degradation of the United States.

The problem with trying to teach American LGBTQ history is that there isn’t any until 1969, when the stonewall riots created the modern gay liberation movement. Sodomy was an underground phenomenon, and a criminal offense in most states. Very few who engaged in what Ellen White called “sodomitish impurity” were open about it.

Gay activists have reacted to the lack of real gay history by speculating about the sexual practices of historical figures, often retro-actively “outing” those they think might have been gay. This pernicious practice results in pseudo-history that is really nothing but gay propaganda. The gratuitous slander of historical figures by gay activists does not deserve to be called “history,” and certainly should not be taught to unsuspecting children in public schools.

The perversion of the public schools highlights the need for church schools, of which the Seventh-day Adventist Church has many. We need to support these schools and be vigilant that they maintain the highest Christians standards of curriculum and deportment.

Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. 6:9-11