According to The Christian Post, a group of Houston, Texas-area pastors have come out swinging against a proposed addition to the local public school curriculum that centers on the study of the LGBT community, including LGBT history.
The Houston Area Pastor Council (HAPC) fired off an email to supporters last week, denouncing the prospective LGBT studies program and pointedly declaring that “this is Houston, not San Francisco,” a reference to the successful addition of an LGBT-focused history program into the curriculum of that area’s public schools.
“The proposal by HISD (Houston Independent School District) Superintendent Richard Carranza to introduce California-style LGBTQ ‘studies’ into our children’s U.S. History curriculum is not about education, it is about indoctrination,” the Council wrote in its email.
“Carranza is an import from San Francisco where this kind of propaganda that attempts to equate sexual lifestyles, gender confusion and hostility toward the traditional family has become the norm.”
Continuing, the Council declared that HISD leadership “Top of Form needs to remind Dr. Carranza that this is Texas, where the people of all ethnicities still believe that our children are to be protected, nurtured and educated, not used as a social experiment of a radical political agenda.”
The “ethnicities” mention is likely a reference to the fact that Carranza spoke about wanting to add an LGBT history course into the Houston public schools curriculum when he was a featured speaker at a recent town hall hosted by the Houston Defender, a weekly African-American newspaper.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Carranza said, “The LGBTQ movement in the U.S. has a history, and in many cases, many people would call it a civil rights history in terms of acceptance and in terms of who have been leaders of the movement.
“I think it’s part of the American history. To include that as part of what kids study is just a bigger picture of who we are as America.”
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large