'An Affront to Almighty God': New Jersey Shore Mayor Criticizes Plan to Teach LGBTQ Curriculum in Schools - NBC 10 Philadelphia

'An Affront to Almighty God': New Jersey Shore Mayor Criticizes Plan to Teach LGBTQ Curriculum in Schools

The state law mandates the teaching of the LGBTQ community's "political, economic, and social" history.

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    'An Affront to Almighty God': New Jersey Shore Mayor Criticizes Plan to Teach LGBTQ Curriculum in Schools
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    What to Know

    • The Republican mayor of a small New Jersey town is urging residents to oppose a state law that requires LGBTQ curriculum in schools.

    • Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli called the LGBT political movement "an affront to almighty God."

    • The curriculum law applies to the 2020-21 school year.

    The Republican mayor of a small New Jersey town is urging residents to oppose a state law that requires middle and high schools to instruct students on the contributions of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

    Barnegat Township Mayor Alfonso Cirulli on Tuesday called the LGBT political movement "an affront to almighty God."

    The Asbury Park Press reports the 60-year-old former assistant principal opened the township committee by urging residents to pressure Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature to reverse the law that was signed on Jan. 31. Cirulli said the government "has no right to teach our kids morality.''

    Cirulli said "we've crossed over the line into absurdity."

    The law applies to the 2020-21 school year.