Dear Friends,

As you have heard, the Senate and Assembly have passed a bill that mandates sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten. This will only complicate and confuse the understanding of human sexuality for these very young children.

Gender identity lessons present an unscientific and unhealthy view of human sexuality. It indoctrinates students with the idea that a person’s gender is different than a person’s gender expression and might be different than a person’s biological sex. This conversation should be left to parents to have with their child at an appropriate age.

We need you to contact Gov. Murphy to urge him to respect the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jersey citizens by vetoing this legislation. Please protect the minds and the bodies of children in New Jersey.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Dear Friends,

Today, the New Jersey State Assembly approved bill A4454, which if signed into law by Governor Murphy, would mandate sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten. Assembly members were made aware before the vote that their decision would be scored and recorded for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey’s 2021 voter guide that will be sent to 1500 churches and tens of thousands of concerned residents prior to next year’s statewide election campaigns.

Four assembly members publicly spoke out against this bill during the vote to protect your parental rights in education. I urge you to thank them for their bold leadership.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey hopes Governor Murphy will respect the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jersey citizens by vetoing this legislation.

Vote Tally of Assembly Members

❌ Every Republican present voted NO
✅ Every Democrat present voted YES (with one exception*)
* Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D) voted NO

46 – Yes
29 – No
0 – Abstain

 

Armato, John (D) – Yes Mazzeo, Vincent (D) Yes
Auth, Robert (R) No McClellan, Antwan L. (R) No
Benson, Daniel R. (D) Yes McGuckin, Gregory P. (R) No
Bergen, Brian (R) No McKeon, John F. (D) Yes
Bramnick, Jon M (R). No McKnight, Angela V. (D) Yes
Burzichelli, John J. (D) Yes Mejia, Pedro (D) Yes
Calabrese, Clinton (D) Yes Moen, William F., Jr. (D) Yes
Caputo, Ralph R. (D) – Not Voting Moriarty, Paul D. (D) Yes
Carter, Linda S. (D) Yes Mosquera, Gabriela M. (D) Yes
Catalano, John (R) – No Mukherji, Raj (D) Yes
Chaparro, Annette (D) Yes Munoz, Nancy F. (R) No
Chiaravalloti, Nicholas (D) Yes Murphy, Carol A. (D) Yes
Clifton, Robert D. (R) No Peters, Ryan E. (R) No
Conaway, Herb, Jr. (D) Yes Peterson, Erik (R) No
Coughlin, Craig J. (D) Yes Pintor Marin, Eliana (D) – Not Voting
Dancer, Ronald S. (R) No Quijano, Annette (D) Yes
Danielsen, Joe (D) Yes Reynolds-Jackson, Verlina (D) Yes
DeAngelo, Wayne P. (D) Yes Rooney, Kevin J. (R) No
DeCroce, BettyLou (R)- No Rumpf, Brian E. (R) No
DePhillips, Christopher P. (R) No Schaer, Gary S. (D) – Not Voting
DiMaio, John (R) No Scharfenberger, Gerard (R) No
DiMaso, Serena (R)- No Schepisi, Holly T. (R) No
Downey, Joann (D) – Yes Simonsen, Erik K. (R) No
Dunn, Aura K. (R) No Space, Parker (R) No
Egan, Joseph V. (D) Yes Spearman, William W. (D) Yes
Freiman, Roy (D) Yes Speight, Shanique (D) Yes
Giblin, Thomas P. (D) Yes Stanfield, Jean (R) No
Gove, DiAnne C. (R) No Sumter, Shavonda E. (D) Yes
Greenwald, Louis D. (D) Yes Swain, Lisa (D) Yes
Holley, Jamel C. (D) No Taliaferro, Adam J. (D) Yes
Houghtaling, Eric (D) Yes Thomson, Edward H. (R) No
Jasey, Mila M. (D) Yes Timberlake, Britnee N. (D) – Not Voting
Jimenez, Angelica M. (D) Yes Tucker, Cleopatra G. (D) Yes
Johnson, Gordon M. (D) Yes Tully, P. Christopher (D) Yes
Karabinchak, Robert J. (D) Yes Vainieri Huttle, Valerie (D) Yes
Kean, Sean T. (R) No Verrelli, Anthony S. (D) Yes
Kennedy, James J. (D) Yes Webber, Jay (R) No
Lampitt, Pamela R. (D) Yes Wimberly, Benjie E. (D) Yes
Lopez, Yvonne (D) Yes Wirths, Harold J. (R) No
Zwicker, Andrew (D) Yes


Please take 30 seconds to thank the four assemblymen, and then share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

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.

Please share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director

Dear Friends,

Today, the New Jersey State Senate approved bill A4454, which if signed into law by Governor Murphy, would mandate sexual and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten. Senators were made aware before the vote that their decision would be scored and recorded for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey’s 2021 voter guide that will be sent to 1500 churches and tens of thousands of concerned residents prior to next year’s statewide election campaigns.

Five state senators publicly spoke out against this bill, as they fought to protect your parental rights in education. It would be so helpful if you would  thank them for their bold leadership.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey hopes Governor Murphy will respect the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jersey citizens by vetoing. Please be on the lookout for a future action alert.

Vote Tally of Senators

26 – Yes
13 – No
1 – Abstain

Addiego, Dawn Marie (D) – Yes Madden, Fred H., Jr. (D) – Yes
Bateman, Christopher (R) – No O’Scanlon, Declan J., (R) – No
Beach, James (D) – Yes Oroho, Steven V. (R) – No
Brown, Chris A (R) – Yes Pennacchio, Joseph (R) – No
Bucco, Anthony M (R) – No Pou, Nellie – (D) Yes
Cardinale, Gerald (R) – No Rice, Ronald (D) – Yes
Codey, Richard J. (D) – Yes Ruiz, M. Teresa (D) – Yes
Connors, Christopher J. (R) – No Sacco, Nicholas J. (D) – Yes
Corrado, Kristin M. (R) – Abstain Sarlo, Paul A. (D) – Yes
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa I. (D) – Yes Scutari, Nicholas P. (D) – Yes
Cryan, Joseph P. (D) – Yes Singer, Robert W. (R) – No
Cunningham, Sandra B. (D) – Yes Singleton, Troy (D) – Yes
Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr. (D) – Yes Smith, Bob (D) – Yes
Doherty, Michael J. (R) – No Stack, Brian P (D) – Yes
Gill, Nia H. (D) – Yes Sweeney, Stephen M. (D) – Yes
Gopal, Vin (D) – Yes Testa, Michael L., (R) – No
Greenstein, Linda R. (D) – Yes Thompson, Samuel D. (R) – No
Holzapfel, James W. (R) – No Turner, Shirley K. (D) – Yes
Kean, Thomas H., Jr. (R) – No Vitale, Joseph F. (D) – Yes
Lagana, Joseph A. (D) – Yes Weinberg, Loretta (D) – Yes

 

Please take 30 seconds to thank the five senators, and then share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Dear Friends,

The NJ State Senate will vote Thursday 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 senator today!

The original draft of the bill required this teaching only in high school health class. It was recently amended to include kindergarten and elementary grades and to place these human sexuality lessons throughout many areas of the curriculum.

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 senator and other key legislators, urging them to vote NO on S2781 and A4454 when the bills are voted on by the full Senate on Thursday, Dec. 17.  

Please share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

 

Dear Friends—

I need your help.

One of the encouraging stories of 2020 has been the faithful and sacrificial generosity of ministry partners like you. Though our giving was understandably impacted by COVID in the Spring, we ultimately hit our fundraising target for the fiscal year ending September 30.

Today, I am coming to you with an opportunity to DOUBLE your impact and investment in our work. Thanks to a generous ministry partner, Family Policy Foundation of New Jersey has a $25,000 year-end matching grant, meaning that every gift you send today will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

As of today, we have only raised $2,950 toward our $25,000 match.

Will you help us raise the remaining $22,050 today?

If you have not yet given this year, or if you have given and would like to further help us reach our match goal, I invite you to do so by sending a gift of $50, $100, $250, or $500.

Beyond what you can give, I also want to thank you for what you have done!

First, the NJ License to Kill Act (formerly the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act) was not added to the Health Committee hearings this week. THRIVE NJ, the abortion lobbyist coalition, was pressuring the chairs of both the Senate and Assembly Health Committees to add this bill to their agenda on Monday and Thursday. But  because of your calls and your presence at protests across the state, the bill has not been scheduled for a hearing. Thank you for your help in opposing this dangerous and radical bill. Additional protests and phone campaigns will be forthcoming.

Secondly, because of your activism, the LGBT textbook database bill was removed from the Senate agenda two weeks ago at the last minute. I, along with our volunteer legislative captains, have been in contact with key senators and bill sponsors to share our concerns on these types of bills that violate the fundamental religious beliefs of millions of New Jerseyeans. The NJDOE is now in the process of amending this bill because of the widespread opposition against it.

Thank you for your prayers, financial support, and engagement!

Let’s win back NJ,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Dear Friends,

Late last week, I contacted you to make urgent phone calls to your state senator and twelve key senators to vote NO on S1512. This bill, if it becomes law, would create a “state approved textbook database” and would restrict school boards from purchasing textbooks from any vendor of their choice. They would be legally required to purchase textbooks from companies that publish LGBTQ inclusive material.

Legislative offices were overwhelmed by your calls on Friday and Monday. Staff members communicated to many callers how they had received hundreds of calls within hours! In response to this widespread objection from concerned parents and residents, the bill was pulled from the legislative calendar.

They did not have enough votes to pass it!

I also contacted each senator to let them know their vote would be tracked and used in our voter guide for their 2021 reelection efforts next year. Why? Because I believe school board members and parents in the community should decide which textbooks to purchase, not state bureaucrats empowered by the legislature to remove local control from public education.

By the grace of God, the bill did not pass today but we must remain vigilant and watchful for the next time it may arise.

Thank you for making NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Dear Friends,

Education is best left to local school boards and parents.

Textbooks have historically been approved and purchased by local school boards that are accountable to parents and community members. But now, state legislators want to remove you and your school board from the decision-making process regarding educational materials.

This new “state approved textbook database” would restrict school boards from purchasing textbooks from any vendor of their choice. They would be legally required to purchase textbooks from companies that publish LGBTQ-inclusive material. Academic excellence, accurate content and well-placed images and questions are no longer paramount.

This legislation will have the consequence of forcing publishing companies and textbook authors to elevate sexual attractions and gender identities in their publications in order to be approved by the state of NJ to sell books to your school district. Elected school board members in collaboration with parents serving in curriculum committees should decide what is best for their community, not the all-encompassing overreach of state government.

Your help is needed now to contact members of the Assembly Education Committee, urging them to oppose A3052, the “state approved textbook database”. This bill has already passed the Senate Education Committee and will soon be heard in the Assembly Education Committee.

Once you have sent your message to the Assembly Education Committee members, I will email you their phone numbers and a quick script you can use to follow up with individual phone calls, if you wish.

Please share the link with others. Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Advocacy Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Dear Friends,

More than 10,000 people from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds signed our petition to request that families have the right to opt their child out of any lesson or material that violates their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality, or gender identity. The English and Spanish petitions were delivered to the pro-family primary sponsors of the soon-to-be-introduced opt-out bill and to the NJ Commissioner of Education.  It will be delivered to the entire Legislature and Governor Phil Murphy later this month.

We now move to the next phase of mobilization – visiting legislators in each district to share with them the concerns of parents. Are you willing to join others in your legislative district in attending these appointments? 

We have legislative captains in most districts that are scheduling these urgent meetings throughout August and September. We need you to join them!

Legislators recognize that any constituent who is willing attend a meeting represents thousands of others in their district who hold similar views.  In other words, ten people attending a meeting could represent 10,000 voters in that district. Your presence can make the difference!

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It will take an organized and persistent effort to convince NJ Senate and Assembly members to hear our bill giving parents the right to opt their child out of lessons that violate their religious beliefs regarding sex, sexuality and gender identity.

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

The LGBT curriculum mandate is still on schedule to be implemented in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. I want to share with you this dangerous agenda each week by exposing the lesson plans of Garden State Equality. They are using the power of government coercion to force radical sexual and political beliefs onto students.

My forthcoming weekly emails will include images of actual lessons Garden State Equality has developed and are offering to schools. This information will help to explain why these lessons have no place in our public-school classrooms.

Please download and share the weekly resource with parents, educators, legislators, and others.

We believe public schools should be neutral in their presentation of religious beliefs, worldview, and political ideology.

This week’s GSE lesson reveal is on “Access Points to Third Graders”

GSE Curriculum Revealed: Access Points to Third Graders


Click on image above to download a printable version of this week’s resource.

THE LESSON: Lesson Matrix for Further Development of Final Curriculum

GSE specifically targets 8-year-old children with LGBT themed mornings, 9-year-old children with political sexual beliefs and 11-year-old children with transgender literature reading assignments

1) GSE lesson matrix has listed activities in 3rd and 4th grade. This includes “Inclusive Morning Meetings: strategies for Greeting, Sharing, and Group Activities.4th grade Physical Education lessons include “Dancing to be Free:  (LGTB) Black Dancers of the 20th century.” 6th grade Literature assignments include reading the biographical information on “Babs Siperstein” – the first transgender political activist in NJ .

2) GSE curriculum writers specifically emphasize in their comments the lessons must be structured to be “intersectional.” Intersectionality is a political theory that places value on being oppressed. This is the basis of identity politics. This lesson leverages historic injustices towards African Americans as a cover to claim victimhood and oppression by those who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or other.

3) The state mandated LGBT curriculum law requires the teaching of “contributions” of LGBT identifying individuals in middle school and above. Third and Fourth grade are considered elementary level grades.

 

THE PROBLEM: Sexual Propaganda Pushed in Elementary School

First Problem: GSE has plans to “meet and greet” students with transgender activists or other LGBT speakers in classroom group meetings to push their agenda to younger more vulnerable ages. GSE lesson developers (above in red circle) specifically state “I don’t teach elementary school and I have never run a morning meeting,­­ but I think these strategies [the morning meet and greet will provide more] access points”. Our young children are nothing more than access points for Garden State Equality to promote their ethical and sexual belief systems.

Second Problem: Studies show that 80-95% of children suffering from confusion about their gender identity, that do not receive medical intervention outgrow these feelings by the time they reach adulthood. Yet, 100% of children who receive medical intervention will have gender identity disorders persist into adulthood. Tragically, after sex reassignment surgery, people are 20x’s more likely to die from suicide. GSE’s curriculum teaches students it is good and healthy to ask themselves if their “gender identity” matches their “biological sex” in spite of all medical evidence to the contrary.

 

THE HARM: Indoctrinates our children

These non-educational meet and greets indoctrinate our children forcing them to “rethink” their understanding of the biological differences of male and female. GSE’s curriculum teaches the very real concepts of male and female are simply arbitrary and have no basis in anatomy or genetics—the exact opposite of what is true! In their eyes, the historic, global and scientific view of human sexuality is ignorant and bigoted—and this is taught to our children.

Worldview: GSE’S curriculum instructs students to adopt a postmodern worldview of human sexuality and gender identity. Postmodernists question the fundamental meaning of words like “boy” and “girl”.

 

THE SOLUTION: Parental Rights in education

Sign our petition to support the right of parents to opt their child out of lessons and materials that violate their religious or moral beliefs regarding sex, sexuality or gender identity. Volunteer to contact NJ Legislators to pass legislation to protect families from this dangerous agenda.

Download a printable version of this information

I want to encourage you to join one of our legislative district mobilization teams to contact elected officials about this curriculum. Please email me your interest at newjersey@familypolicyalliance.com. Finally, I urge you to share this email or the downloadable lesson file with your network of friends and pastors.

Together, we can make NJ better,

Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Read other articles in this Series:

#1 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: Transgenderism
#2- GSE Curriculum Revealed: Gender Norms are Oppressive
#3 – GSE Curriculum Revealed: The Spanish Language is Discriminatory