California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is showing where his priorities lie as he goes after school boards in his state that refuse to expose kids to lewd, irrational LGBT propaganda.
Newsom ratifies law penalizing California school boards that refuse to expose kids to state-approved racial and LGBT propaganda https://t.co/f5LMeuk682
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) September 26, 2023
Newsom is scheduled to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in November 2023. Considering his actions, it appears Newsom is simply trying to make California the leftist version of Florida.
In Florida, DeSantis chose to protect children from gender-changing operations, whereas California has become a “refuge” for individuals who feel like “changing their gender” which, of course, is impossible.
Newsom recently ratified a law barring school boards from choosing not to teach students about the state-approved LGBT ideological propaganda, affecting nearly 6 million K-12 students in more than 1,000 districts in The Golden State, according to the Blaze.
The law Newsom ratified, dubbed the “Safe Place to Learn Act,” was introduced by California Assemblyman Corey Jackson. It ensures that inappropriate instructional materials such as books containing “inclusive and diverse perspectives” cannot be removed from the educational system.
The law is described as helping California create “an equitable learning environment” for the LGBT community.
Any school board that chooses to simply teach kids about arithmetic, science, and history rather than LGBT propaganda will face financial penalties.
State Assemblyman Josh Hoover recently denounced the law, characterizing it as “just another example of Sacramento stepping in and telling local school districts what they can and cannot do.”
State Assemblyman Devon Mathis also spoke out against the law, saying it is “government blackmail to our locals.”
Meanwhile, Newsom, who is trying his best not to be embarrassed by DeSantis during their forthcoming debate, accused Florida of trying to “whitewash” history.
“From Temecula to Tallahassee, fringe ideologues across the country are attempting to whitewash history and ban books from schools,” Newsom began. “With this new law, we’re cementing California’s role as the true freedom state: a place where families — not political fanatics — have the freedom to decide what’s right for them.”
Newsom’s mention of Temecula comes after the president of Temecula Valley Unified School District raised questions in May 2023 about whether the inclusion of Harvey Milk in the social studies curriculum was rational. Milk was the first politician to be elected to office in California as a member of the LGBT community.