July 17, 2011
‘Some religious groups’ opposing new LGBT education law
Short story in the Christian Science Monitor about the California law that went into effect last week making California the first state to require school districts to include the “roles and contributions” of gays, lesbians and transgender people in social studies:
Read the rest here. As you may already know, or could otherwise imagine, the bill passed largely along party lines. The CSM story says it’s drawn “sharp opposition from some religious groups”—and that is true.
But the article doesn’t really define which religious groups. As you also might imagine, though—and I suspect the CSM reporter was relying on this assumption—conservative religious groups are more likely to oppose the bill. As this Baptist Press story reports:
On the substance of the law, I tend to think that criticism’s like Clarks, particularly the last part of his, struggle to make their point about teaching their kids what they want about homosexuality without showing a clear contempt for homosexuals.