Richard Drax, a British Conservative lawmaker, now counts himself among politicos discovering the foibles of the Internet. Namely, that when you press “submit,” everybody can read your blog post. Including the one about how plans to teach kids about LGBT historical figures, as part of February’s LGBT History Month in the U.K., will force kids to learn about “questionable sexual standards.” Now he’s very sorry!
“Yes, if you can believe it, homosexuality will be on the curriculum for students studying maths, geography and science,” Drax wrote in response to the curriculum that will feature LGBTs in all subject areas, including math, science, and language. “This plan is ludicrous and pushes political correctness to new bounds. I would have thought raising educational standards and teaching our children to read, write and add up is far more important than imposing questionable sexual standards on those too young to understand their equality czars.”
Except that blog post is gone, replaced by one where he says he’s “decided to re-write my comments to ensure there is no misunderstanding. My point was not intended to be homophobic, but sprang more from a concern that young children should not be taught a subject they simply would not understand. I believe more effort should be focused on the teaching of maths, geography and science. Currently, in international league tables, we rank 25th for literacy, 28th for maths and 16th for science. This is a lamentable state; improving it must be our priority.”
So now teaching kids about LGBT history is going to make them stupider than they already are. Great job, gays!