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Scotland has just instituted landmark change to its national curriculum inserting LGBT history and acceptance across multiple subject areas. The push for teaching students to accept homosexual, transgender and intersex lifestyles, and learn about their key contributions to history, literature, art science and math, came from the recently created LGBT Inclusive Education Working Group.
Of the 33 recommendations for changing the education system put forth by the group, the government adopted all 33, making Scotland the first nation to adopt LGBT history and messages of inclusion across its curriculum.
Students will learn currently accepted terminology and about gender/sexual identities in an atmosphere that discourages prejudice. They will become aware of the history of LGBT movements and people and learn to confront homophobia and transphobia as a part of their school day. Jordan Daly of the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign told reporters after the announcement that "This is a monumental victory for our campaign." In that he is not wrong.
The cultural shift is astonishing. Until just 18 years ago Scotland still enforced laws that criminalized the act of "promoting the acceptability of homosexuality in schools."
According to a report by the London Guardian newspaper, there will be exemptions or chances to opt-out from this ideologically charged curriculum, for religious reasons or otherwise. The instruction will be embedded in multiple subject areas and at all grade levels in an attempt to indoctrinate children according to a certain set of beliefs, regardless of what their parents or family may wish them to learn.
Some have expressed the fear that, due to the notoriously intolerant nature of LGBT activists, students and families holding conservative beliefs about gender will now become the targets of abuse and persecution.
Those not subscribing to these "state sanctioned" views on sexuality and gender may soon find themselves isolated and even bullied, precisely the outcome that LGBT activists say they are seeking to correct in students of different sexual orientations.
It’s no surprise that Scotland is pursuing further LGBT indoctrination after electing four homosexual MPs and now sees the education system as the next important branch of society that must accept, celebrate and spread such views.
Simon Calvert, the deputy director of the conservative advocacy group Christian Institute, responded to the news by saying that parents "don't want to see controversial political agendas embedded across the curriculum.
There is already a great deal of emphasis on LGBT issues in schools. Perhaps the time and money would be better spent on trying to improve education for everyone, instead of promoting LGBT politics."