It's history, y'all, but some folks don't like what is says. So, now there are, not one, but two anti-gay initiatives that have been submitted to California state officials to try and stop the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act.
You know, cuz it talks about what The Gays have done historically, and to some folks, well, we just don't matter.
In the first hateful proposal, the opponents of Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education are trying to alter the law so that California school students don't have to learn about LGBT Americans' historical contributions.
We just don't matter, and if we did anything historical, it's really not that important, so don't teach our kids!
Foot stomp. Head snap.
Not to be outdone in the hate-spree, are other anti-gay activists who propose a second initiative to allow parents to opt their children out of school instruction in social science and family life that conflicts with their moral convictions.
Cuz gay folks don't count, so stop talking about 'em to my kids!
The bad news is that these two hateful proposals come at a time when Equality California, a key SB 48 sponsor, has been weakened by leadership and financial troubles, and appears unprepared to protect the legislation.
Protect legislation to teach history because it includes the historical accomplishments of LGBT people. Oh California, have you learned nothing?
Richard Rios, the chair of the Christian Coalition of California, submitted the two anti-gay proposals, and says "It's not a homophobic issue. It's an issue of the requirement of the teaching of something that's contradictory to one's faith."
Oh, Dick. May I call you Dick, because you are a Dick. It's most decidedly homophobic. It's also kinda illegal because you want to use faith, specifically, your faith, to decide what gets taught in public schools.
You don't like The Gays, Dick, and you don't think The Gays deserve their rightful place in history, Dick, then take your kids outta public schools and enroll them in the Bible-Thumping-Limited-World-View-Anti-Gay-Any-Effing-Christ-Like school you can find.
And take a light. I hear it hard to see in the Dark Ages. Dick.