Liberty Counsel: Teaching Kids That LGBT People Get Murdered Is Sexual Assault

“What are your kids studying in school today? Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. Today, America’s school children are learning about Edward-turned-Gwen Araujo, who was intimate with men who allegedly beat him when they discovered that he was not a woman. If parents think our school children should be focused on science and math, not sex and murder, they need to talk to teachers, principals, and school boards to ensure that this program is stopped. The sexual assault on our children is mind-boggling.” – Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver, in a statement published to their website.

FACT CHECK: Staver is referring to California’s FAIR Education Act, which was signed into law in 2011 and mandates that notable LGBT people be included in history lessons. The bill, which has faced repeal efforts from hate groups, does not, of course (and unfortunately), apply to other states.  Aside from California, only the school board of Florida’s Broward County (home to Fort Lauderdale) has even recognized LGBT History Month.