A Williamson County mother has removed her son from school after learning he was being taught LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) history before the new law takes effect.
Shelly Murphy says she removed her son, Eli, from school after learning he was being taught LGBTQ history before HB 02-46, which mandates LGBTQ history be taught in Illinois schools, takes effect.
“I do not support the idea of LGBTQ being taught to my son at all. However, when I learned that it is being taught ahead of time, I was dumbfounded,” Murphy said over the phone. […]
“I support the first amendment. I just don’t think Greek mythology, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, LGBTQ, and politics should be taught in public schools. It is ridiculous what our country is coming to,” Murphy said.
As I recall, some Greek mythology history was taught in my school back in the day, as was “politics.”
* HB246 takes effect this July 1…
Provides that in public schools only, the teaching of history of the United States 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.