Blue states are engaging in the social re-engineering of schoolchildren by mandating the LGBTQ curriculum be taught to school kids.
Social Engineering: management of human beings in accordance with their place and function in society : applied social science. Merriam Webster
Social Engineering: Social engineering is the use of planned measures, for example, measures that affect people’s social or economic position, in order to create a desirable society. Collins Dictionary
More and more so-called ‘blue states‘ are engaging in social re-engineering on K-12 students by passing laws that are more focused on LGBTQ gender identity politics than the ‘accomplishments or contributions’ of individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or identity.
California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and, now, Illinois have all passed laws focusing instruction on LGBTQ curriculum.
California became the first state to mandate the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity back in 2011.
The FAIR Education Act mandated that LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) accomplishments be taught in history and social studies classrooms “in an age-appropriate manner.”
“This law doesn’t teach morality; it teaches our students that gay Americans have been an integral part of our society and continue to shape our current world,” writes James Hilton Harrell.
One story that is taught is of Charley Parkhurst (or One-Eyed Charley) (1812-1879), a heroic stagecoach driver during California’s Gold Rush who wore an eyepatch, had nerves of steel and was a steady shot. It wasn’t until Charley died that people realized that Charley was a transgendered (though the term was not yet invented) woman and it made national news.
In May, Colorado‘s governor, Jared Polis, signed into a law that provides for “inclusive” sex-education.
“Our intent was to start teaching the history of everybody,” said Colorado Representative Brianna Buentello, who co-sponsored the bill, which mandates LGBTQ-inclusive courses a requirement for high school graduation.
Colorado schools can opt out of teaching sex ed completely, according to the Colorado Times Recorder, “but if they choose to include it, the course must be comprehensive, addressing all legitimate pregnancy-prevention options, the experiences of LGBTQ students, abortion, and more.”
Although Massachusetts introduced LGBTQ curriculum in 2018, the curriculum is optional for local school districts.
“It will feature lessons on the 1969 Stonewall Riots and writings by gay and lesbian authors such as Langston Hughes and Willa Cather,” reported the Boston Herald at the time. “It will also feature lessons like how Nick Carraway’s love for Jay Gatsby may have influenced themes in ‘The Great Gatsby.'”
In New Jersey, a law approved by Democrat governor Phil Murphy in January earlier this year “will require public schools to incorporate information about the ‘contributions’ of LGBT people into middle and high school curriculum in the 2020-2021 academic year,” reported Accuracy in Academia.
“A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards,” the law states. It also says that, “When adopting instructional materials for use in the schools of the district, a board of education shall adopt inclusive instructional materials that portray the cultural and economic diversity of society including the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, where appropriate.”
There is no provision in the New Jersey law to allow parents to opt out of having their children exposed to the social re-engineering.
“Our children should not be able to ‘opt-out’ of LGBT history,” NJ Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, (D) said in a statement to NorthJersey.com. “They should not be allowed to ‘opt-out’ of lessons surrounding acceptance and equality.”
“I am proud that the LGBT curriculum is the law of the land,” Huttle stated. “Providing parents with the option to remove their children from these lessons would only dilute the critical progress that we have and will continue to make through this law.”
In June, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) signed into law a bill requiring that, by September 30, 2026, textbooks and instructional materials should include “perspectives of individuals who are of Native American, African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Chicano, Latino or Middle Eastern descent; are women; or are disabled; immigrants or refugees; or are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.”
“A summary of Oregon’s House Bill 2023 indicates that public school children will be exposed to content regarding sexuality in all courses dealing with civics, economics, geography, government, and history,” reported Martin Barillas on Life Site News.
“The ‘roles and contributions’ of historical personages would be highlighted in course-work for their sexuality and gender identities rather than their accomplishments or contributions,” Barillas explained.
On Friday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation ensuring state schools teach the role and contributions of LGBT people in American history, reported The Hill.
The law requires all schools in the state include “the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State” in official textbooks.
The state’s Board of Education is also required to publish a list of the textbooks authorized to be purchased under the law annually.
Although most states still have neither bans, nor mandates to teach LGBTQ curriculum—and a few states have express restrictions on LGBTQ curriculum—more and more are mandating the curriculum.
For parents who are more interested in their children learning the proverbial ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’ than being socially engineered (or re-engineered), as most parent groups are not as organized as LGBTQ activist groups are, in most cases, concerned parent have few choices except to, perhaps, move their children to private schools or home school.