Illinois could set the stage for another religious freedom case in a public school classroom, especially if Christian educators speak out.
Governor J.G. Pritzker has signed a bill into law requiring public schools to teach the contributions of homosexual and lesbian Americans.
The law is scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2020.
Homosexuality is considered a sin in the world’s three biggest religious, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, but those views have been ignored as archaic or blasted as “homophobic” in the name of tolerance.
Speaking about the new law on American Family Radio, American Family Association legal counsel Abraham Hamilton III said it's possible teachers with religious objections could challenge the mandate.
"You can imagine them saying, Hey, the state law is compelling me to violate my religious beliefs,” he predicted.
Yet that may provide difficult. The modern-day LGBT movement enjoys support in academia, Congress, the courts, Hollywood, and the media, so a single teacher who speaks up can expected to be ignored or vilified.
Hamilton said the Illinois law follows on the heels of other states mandating classroom lessons, and the premise of the lessons is to treat the subject matter as if the classroom is learning African-American history.
OneNewsNow reported how liberal school leaders in California have introduced pro-LGBT curriculum that informs second-graders, for example, that famous NASA astronaut Sally Ride identifies as a lesbian.
Oregon's governor, who identifies as bi-sexual, signed legislation earlier this summer to mandate LGBT lessons in that state, OneNewsNow also reported.
"If it's state law,” he says of the Christian teachers in Illinois, “they have to comply with the laws of the state."
Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.