Contact NJ Assembly Members by Monday To Protect Kindergarteners from Sexual & Gender Identity Lessons

January 7

Dear Friends,

The NJ Assembly will vote Monday on a bill that would force schools to teach sexual orientation and gender identity beginning in kindergarten. Please help stop this by contacting your state Assembly member today!

The Assembly originally passed this bill on Oct. 29, but it only required these lessons in high school. Tragically, the NJ State Senate passed an amended version of the bill on Dec. 17. This revised bill now mandates these human sexuality lessons throughout the curriculum beginning in kindergarten. It now goes back to the Assembly for their agreement to lower the age of students learning about sexuality from 14 years old to 5 years old. This must stop!

Diversity and tolerance should teach people to be respectful of different beliefs and backgrounds based upon their unique experiences and cultures. However, in public schools it is the very opposite. Instead, trainings covered under these types of categories have been used as compulsion to force students to affirm and adopt the sexual beliefs of the state government – against their own religious beliefs. Tragically, students who do not “rethink” and “revise” their religious beliefs are often excluded and disliked by peers and embarrassed by their teachers.

Schools should ensure students know what kind of conduct is unacceptable, like actions that constitute bullying and harassment. Yet, this does not mean the government has a right to impose a sexual framework onto students.

Note: This is different than the LGBT contributions curriculum passed two years ago.

Use our Action Center to contact your state Assembly member to vote NO on A4454.

After emailing your Assembly member, please call their staff to encourage the member to keep NJ public schools inclusive and tolerant of all students by voting NO.

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Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director