From the Pacific Justice Institute (one of the purported “Hate Groups” identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center) comes this Press Release regarding the month of October, commemorated as “LGBT History Month” and a warning to parents about what may be taught in schools:
The organizers of LGBT History Month annually select 31 “icons” of LGBT history that they urge schools and students to learn about and celebrate, one for each day in October. The list is posted at [NOPE, not linking there]…..
Perhaps most concerning to parents this year will be the inclusion of CeCe McDonald, who was released from prison earlier this year after serving time in the killing of a man who had insulted her. CeCe was charged with second-degree murder and accepted a plea of second degree manslaughter after fatally stabbing the man with scissors. CeCe is presented in LGBT History Month as a “prison reformer” who brought attention to the plight of transgender inmates.
Works by several of the other individuals included on this year’s list would not otherwise be allowed in schools, or most homes. For example, a music video of “icon” John Cameron Mitchell has been deemed too explicit to be shown on MTV Europe. Comedienne “icon” Margaret Cho’s routines are replete with vulgarity not permitted in school. And kids who want to learn more about “icon” Natalie Barney will read that she decried fidelity and instead advocated for adultery.
Last year, the number of school districts officially celebrating LGBT History Month grew to include Los Angeles, Fresno, Philadelphia, Charlotte, and two counties in Florida. In most districsts around the country, LGBT History Month is promoted with posters and other materials by the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) student clubs, and by individual teachers, without advance notice to parents. In 2011, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie suggested that a teacher should be fired for criticizing LGBT History Month on her personal Facebook page.
Whatever “good” they’ve done for the LGBT movement and regardless of sexual orientation, the idea that killers, potty-mouths, and advocates of marital infidelity are being elevated as “icons” or heroes for students to learn about in school is repugnant, and sad.