Illinois Family Institute Sounds Warning about Proposed School Curriculum Mandate

The following is re-printed with permission of the Illinois Family Institute:

Wait Till You See What LGBTQQAP Activists Have Planned for Illinois Schools

Written By Laurie Higgins   |   02.27.18
While conservatives squeak “uncle” about the “social issues” from the dark recesses of their homes and churches where they hide, the jackbooted Left marches boldly forward obsessed with making the “social issues” the central plank of everything. They’re especially obsessed with transforming the hearts and minds of other people’s children using taxpayer-funded government schools in which they have an audience of cultural captives.

The newest brazen effort to exploit public money in the service of propagandizing Illinois children is a creation of Equality Illinois and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, two of Illinois’ dubious “LBGTQQAP” activist organizations, and their most reliable allies in Springfield, State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Representative Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) who have sponsored SB 3249 and HB 5596respectively.

If passed, this “Inclusive Curriculum” bill will require that any “book or book substitute that will be used as a text or text substitute” include the “role and contributions” of homosexuals and of men and women who adopt opposite-sex personas (also known deceptively as “transgender”). In other words, all materials used in schools must address the roles and contributions of people who define themselves by their disordered sexual desires.

In addition, this bill will require that “the teaching of history of the United States in public schools shall include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State.”

But, wait, the activist sponsors aren’t done:

This instruction shall be designed to teach that LGBT individuals have a rich history and have made substantial and valuable contributions to society, including government, arts, sciences, mathematics, sports, education, and in the economic, cultural, and political development of society. The instruction shall teach about the rich advocacy among the LGBT community and the LGBT community’s allies to be treated equally. Instruction shall reinforce that all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression [i.e., cross-dressing], have a right to be treated with civil, legal and human rights, and as full human beings above all else.

When possible, adults, including school district employees who openly identify as LGBT and other openly LGBT adults in the community that the school district may decide to consult with, should be involved in the development and delivery of this instruction at the discretion of the LGBT individuals.

This bill applies to kindergarten through 12th grade. You read that right. Leftists seek to mandate that five-year-olds be exposed to positive portrayals of perverse sexuality, and they want this exposure to be reinforced every year for the next 13 formative years.

Don’t be deceived by the language of “civil rights,” “legal rights,” or “human rights.” Neither homosexuals nor “trans”-identifiers are being denied any civil, legal, or human rights. To be clear, men and boys have no civil, legal, or human right to use women’s or girls’ private spaces, and women and girls have no civil, legal, or human right to use men’s or boys’ private spaces.

Equally deceptive is the reference to “full human beings.” “LGBT” activists relentlessly assert that disapproval of homosexuality or opposite-sex impersonation constitutes treating those who identify as homosexual or “trans” as less than full human beings. This language and this bill are intended to use cultural accomplishments to transform children’s view of homosexuality and biological-sex rejection and to silence dissent.

This bill’s advocates seek to use cultural achievements to suggest without stating that homosexuality and biological sex-rejection are good because people who affirm homosexual or “trans” identities did great things. The strategy employs a kind of false syllogism that goes something like this:

Sally Ride was a physicist, astronaut, and the first American woman in space.

Sally Ride was a lesbian.

Therefore, homosexuality is good.

Rational people who have developed the ability to think properly about morality will not be duped by this propaganda technique. Mature people who have been trained to think rationally about morality recognize that people can be kind, creative, brilliant, funny, and/or generous and yet at the same time experience disordered feelings and engage in immoral acts.

The problem is that children, teens, and even many adults have a poorly developed moral compass. Children and teens are especially predisposed to thinking that those they love or admire are perfect in every way.

Can those who choose to place their unchosen same-sex attraction at the center of their identity do great things? Of course they can. And so too can people who experience other disordered desires and engage in other types of immoral acts. But subjective sexual feelings and the volitional acts impelled by those feelings have nothing to do with their great achievements. So, why mention them?

Leftists seek to associate homosexuality and opposite-sex impersonation with achievement in order to transfer the positive feelings people have about achievements to homosexuality and gender confusion. Leftists want to inculcate young minds and hearts with arguable propositions without actually having to make an argument with evidence and without allowing dissenting arguments to be made. The Left treats their arguable assumptions about the morality of homosexuality and biological-sex rejection as if they were unassailable objective moral truths. And they’re counting on no one noticing or addressing what they’re sneakily doing.

An NPR reporter asked me how I would respond to a homosexual teen who complains that he’s not seeing himself represented in curricula. I responded that I would ask the teen what he thinks should be done about a polyamorous student who complains that he doesn’t see himself  represented in curricula, or the girl who’s in love with her brother (remember, love is love, and who are we to judge) and doesn’t see herself represented in curricula, or the girl who embraces promiscuity as central to her identity and complains that she doesn’t see herself represented in curricula.

Lawmakers, administrators, and school board members would never allow teachers to present to students resources that include the role and contributions of polyamorists, sibling-lovers, or promiscuous persons. Or rather, they wouldn’t allow teachers to identify the polyamorous predilections, incestuous identities, or promiscuous propensities of men and women whose achievements are shared with students. And why not?

Because—at least for now—lawmakers, administrators, and school board members believe polyamory, consensual incest, and promiscuity are immoral and unhealthy. And therein lies the problem: Many people—including Orthodox Jews, Muslims, Protestants, Catholics, and the Eastern Orthodox—believe that homosexual activity and opposite-sex impersonation are equally immoral. Public schools—which are funded by all taxpayers and serve a diverse population—have no business treating homosexuality or opposite-sex impersonation as if it were objectively and inarguably moral.

Furthermore, this bill puts homosexuals–both inside and outside schools–in charge of curricula, and it requires that “LGBT” activism be taught. Obviously, such activism is to be taught positively. Schools are expected to teach about “LGBT” activism as they would teach about the Civil Rights Movement. But it’s not like the Civil Rights Movement because homosexuality per se is not analogous to race per se.

If this indoctrination bill is passed, “agents of change” (formerly known as teachers) will base their text selections not on the quality of a text but, rather, on whether it was written by a homosexual or by someone who adopted an opposite-sex persona or on how it depicts homosexuality and the “trans” ideology. Curricula will become–even more than it is already–a political tool.

If this bill is passed by the Illinois Senate and House and lands on “No-Social-Agenda” Rauner’s desk, is there any doubt that he will sign the bill into law? Remember, he just attended a swanky fundraising soiree hosted by Equality Illinois (which, by the way, was honoring Planned Parenthood). “No-Social-Agenda” Rauner spoke at and donated $15,000 to Equality Illinois to help it in its effort to eradicate moral truth about sexuality from the public square.

Former intelligence analyst and senior contributor at The Federalist, Stella Morabitowarns about the harms done to children through the kind of politicized curricula that Equality Illinois, Steans, and Moeller are pushing:

Identity politics and leftist politicization in the schools is pervasive these days…. Radical education reform has gutted school curricula of meaningful content, replacing it with identity politics, fads, and political activism

The highly politicized nature of today’s public schools serves to draw virtual targets on the backs of students whose beliefs don’t align with its own. A bully is free to target with the taunt “bigot” any child who comes from a traditional Christian home, and the curricula will back them up.

While conservatives are badgered relentlessly to shut up about the “social issues,” Leftists rub their hands in glee. Unrestrained by anyone in their own party and with conservative obstacles largely removed, “LGBTQQAP” activists and their Leftist toadies advance their perverse positions on the “social issues.”

So, fight this bill, and while you’re doing that, plan an escape route for your children from government schools.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to both your state representative and state senator to ask them to reject this effort to politicize curricula in order to advance biased beliefs about sexuality to children in government schools.


Illinois Family Institute Sounds Warning about Proposed School Curriculum Mandate — 29 Comments

  1. Something insane and totally evil this way comes. Take action before you lose your schools completely.

  2. Interesting. Christian kids bullied by the LGBTQ community in our public schools. Nothing more twisted than compassionate conservative, parallel universe fantasies coming from our family-values institute. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the barrage of homophobic garbage coming your way from our compassionate conservative brothers and sisters. Stay tuned…tic, tock, meow, meow, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. Never sit back and relax against this horrible new world order. Oh, and while you are at it, call Com Ed and tell them “I do NOT consent” to their baloney glorious smart meter that they intend to install on your home within the next 45 days that will cripple your ability to stay healthy. 866-368-8326. (They are also going to charge you $3.00 a month additional to spy on you with this fire hazard spy technology.) Stand up en masse before they kill us all.

  4. Oh man. This ought to be fun! Gays in our schools panic AND the electric meter is not only spying on me, it’s trying to kill me. This is why MCG exists!!! Rave on, wingnuts!

  5. Joek? You will rue the day you laughed at the canaries in the coal mine!

  6. I read the bills and feel there is a little exageration in this artical.

    The schools dont teach heteralsexual material, why would they teach about gay and transgender material?

    Like in music class learning Elton John songs.

    they are there to learn about the music not who Elton John has slept with (Yes he is openly gay form the 70s)

    It also said in the senate bill the Superintendant will review all matrial.

    This is not a promotion of porn.

    There are a lot of people in this world that have done great things, and what they do in the bedroom should not subject to discrimination.

    People do a lot of crazy things in this world, some tattoo there bodies get strange piercings if you dont like it, don’t do it.

    Same with sex.

    Sport players hug after victories or scores in a game that dont mean they are gay.

    Maybe we should call the elected officials and ask them to explain this bill before making up a bunch of what if’s.

  7. The Left works in incremental steps toward their goals because they know that
    we would not accept their agendas forced upon us all at once.
    Look how far they have come already in many of their goals of destroying traditional
    Conservative family values that have made America the greatest country to have ever existed.
    This is no different. Resist we must if we are to survive as a free and prosperous nation- MAGA !

  8. There is absolutely no need to identify sexual preferences of famous persons of the past, or present, to school children in grades K-12. These persons might be of historical significance in politics, astronomy, physics, architecture, sports, business, etc. Those who would want to identify sexual preference need to show proof of the need to do so and how that would benefit a child’s learning of the particular topics.

    Sexual preference should be a private matter and no need to mention it in schools or the public.

  9. Have to be watchful of certain groups which might have bad agendas. These might be Hollywood writers and producers, so-called progressives, the Democrat Party, etc. Some of these have a warped set of values that has had negative effects on the nuclear family. Such as having policies in place that encourage single parent families. Such as producing tv shows and movies which cast fathers as stupid and mopes that are regularly disrespected by their children. Such as producing shows which glorify single parent mother families with the message that fathers are not needed.

    Back in 1992, VP Dan Quayle said:

    “Prime-time TV has Murphy Brown, a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly-paid professional woman, mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it another lifestyle choice.”

    The mostly left wing media went nuts over his comment.

  10. This is going to get good!

    I’m not Mr. LBGTQDOT, calling homosexuality as “immoral” is not only outdated – it’s laughable.

    I don’t think kindergarteners need this kind of info – but at the age of 8 – kids should have some information taught to them about the rise of gayqueer culture, and how it burrowed away from the mainstream for centuries due to fear of being accosted – and that they have accomplished things, just like straight people.

    It’s not about pushing the culture on children, it’s telling them about today’s world they will grow up in – then maybe some more peole won’t grow up fearful of all people different(which is being pushed now).

    Globalization is happening and there is no turning back – the USA created the plank leading us to the whirlpool.

    Ignoring gayqueerTransQwhatever issues—- is not a solution to any of these perceived problems.

  11. The schools need a simple rule: They shouldn’t be allowed to waste class time on this or any other extraneous nonsense until at least 90% of their students are at or above grade level in math, science and reading.

  12. Swordfish? Your parade of soy boy videos was awesome. I usually don’t bother to click on your links because they are jokes. These are totally the truth. Great job digging those out. Wake up, stupid people. They are trying to annihilate you.

  13. Thank you all, you DID not disappoint! I haven’t heard “sodomite” tossed around since Anita Bryant!
    It’s like someone turned over a shoveling of mud and 1957 crept out.

  14. Mark, this blog can always count on you for sane, sensible comment.

    Thanks for showing that, amid all the hysterical rants from the far right on this blog, the majority of Americans have a good, basic, normal, positive view of our country and the world.

  15. Joek are you boy of Sodom?

    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

    Romans: 1:21-7

  16. Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
    105 ILCS 5/2-3.155
    105 ILCS 5/27-21 from Ch. 122, par. 27-21
    105 ILCS 5/27-23.11 new

    Synopsis As Introduced

    Amends the School Code. With regard to the textbook block grant program, provides that the textbooks authorized to be purchased must accurately portray the diversity of our society, including the role and contributions of people protected under the Illinois Human Rights Act, and must be non-discriminatory as to certain characteristics under the Act. Provides that the teaching of history of the United States in public schools shall include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State. Requires every public elementary school and high school to include in its curriculum a unit of instruction studying the significant role of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals in society. Specifies instruction requirements. Requires the regional superintendent of schools to monitor a school district’s compliance with the curriculum requirements. Effective July 1, 2019.

  17. Wow, that’s some video Swordfish.

    I don’t post in this or other blogs, but the video really shook me up.

    I’ve sent it to over two hundred parents (210) on our kids’ soccer roster.

    —these media and ‘educational’ leftists are brainwashing children and their parents all the time, they need to see the truth and where this is all heading.

    How long will blogs like this be allowed to stay up?

  18. Diversity or DIEversity

    C’mon, seriously?

    We’re all supposedly better off the less we share in common?

    Diversity is our strength? Prove it!

    Are you really telling me the less we have in common, the stronger we are?

    Is that true in marriage?

    Is that true in a family?

    If I have nothing in common with my kids, am I closer to them? Really, is that what you’re saying?”

    Diversity is Wonderful!

    Yeah, tell me all about it!

    George Orwell tried to wake people up long ago!

  19. Statute says:

    “Provides that the teaching of history of the United States in public schools shall include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State”

    Looks like that is discriminatory and would ultimately be found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The statute fails to include the role and contributions of heterosexual people in the history of this country and this state.

    But, if this nonsense of having to identify the sexual preferences of historical/noteworthy persons (gay and straight) somehow passes muster by the Supreme Court, then the overwhelming majority of the history books will cover heterosexuals. According to Gallup, only 4 percent of Americans identify themselves as other than heterosexual.

    The proponents of the bills in question need to show proof of the need to indicate sexual preferences in history books. Sexual preferences are private matters and should not be talked about or documented in childrens’ text books.

    It is parents’ responsibility to educate their children about sexual preferences WHEN the parents deem that their children are ready and able to comprehend the issue.

  20. JoeK, your defense of degeneracy is obviously a defense of self.

    You can continue your sexual practices in private like you have.

    I really don’t care.

    But when you start trying to warp little minds …

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