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Alfonso Cirulli, the mayor of Barnegat Township in New Jersey, urged his fellow citizens to try to reverse a new law that requires public schools to teach LGBT history, stating that the pro-homosexual agenda is "an affront to Almighty God. He further said that no group "has a right to force others to comply with their beliefs" and that the LGBT curriculum reveals that "we've crossed over the line into absurdity."
Cirulli was criticized by LGBT advocates for his remarks but Rev. Franklin Graham defended the mayor, saying "he's got a lot of guts," and urged people to pray for the mayor.
Mayor - Report - Township - Committee - Aug
During the "Mayor's Report" at a Township Committee meeting on Aug. 6, Cirulli said he wanted to express his personal opinion on the LGBT issue.
"There is no hate or bigotry intended here," said the mayor, as reported by NJ1015.com. "Everyone has a right to live his or her life the way they want to. But no group has a right to force others to comply with their beliefs, deprive them of their First Amendment rights and strip the rights of parents as to how to morally raise their children."
New - Jersey - Gov - Phil - Murphy
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the LGBT history bill into law in January and it goes into effect in the 2020-21 school year. The law states, "A board of education shall include instruction on the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and ****, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, in an appropriate place in the curriculum of middle school and high school students as part of the district’s implementation of the New Jersey...
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