The New Jersey public school system is beginning to implement statewide curriculum that includes “LGBTQ history” courses, which will include the treatment of homosexuals during the Holocaust, according to the Daily Caller.
After Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) signed legislation into law last year “requiring all public schools to include LGBTQ lessons in middle school and high school lesson plans,” making it the fourth state in the country to require such curriculum, along with California, Colorado, and Illinois.
One of the lessons included in the curriculum focuses on the persecution of gays in the Holocaust, who were forced to wear pink triangles during their imprisonment in the concentration camps. The primary force behind the legislation, a group called Garden State Equality, issued a statement through spokesman Jon Oliveria declaring that “LGBT history is part of American history. To tell our students anything other than that would be fictional.”
The curriculum has faced some pushback from conservative groups such as the Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey. FPANJ Director Shawn Hyland declared that “this curriculum violates and conflicts with the religious and moral beliefs of millions of New Jerseyans regarding human sexuality…The public school classroom is no place for the indoctrination of sexual ideology.”