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LGBT history in schools: A Rant to the Comment Section

A large portion of Americans are all twisted up about Illinois House Bill 246, requiring their schools to teach LGBT history. Below you will see the most common concerns I found while scrolling social media, and my subsequent responses.

We should be teaching our kids basic life skills instead of the history of gay people.
We definitely should be teaching our kids basic life skills. Compassion and kindness are pretty basic.

I don't believe in gay people.
Listen. I'm just a straight mom in a tiny Midwestern farm town, but y'all. I'm pretty sure they're real. They are not a unicorn.

God doesn't approve of gays, so it shouldn't be pushed on our kids.
I believe God made every single person perfect in his eyes. Do you think God makes mistakes, or do you think all the gay people are faking their gayness in order to gain... what? Persecution? Am I missing another option here?

Teaching about LGBT is pushing kids to be gay.
Ok. There are people who test the waters and re…

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