Illinois State Rep. Seemingly Worried LGBT Protections In Public Schools Hurt Christians

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Illinois Rep. Jeanne Ives, who once described gay marriage as “a completely disordered relationship,” has shared an extremely transphobic and homophobic op-ed on her personal Facebook page that warns Illinois families that legislation protecting against gender identity-based discrimination will erode public schools.


The post, called “Christians Must Exit Government Schools,” is from, a non-profit organization classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. According to its website, it “has worked to advance public policy initiatives consistent with Judeo-Christian teachings and traditions, educating citizens so that they can better influence their local communities and the state.”

Here is an excerpt, which talks about “homo-activists” and “trans-activists” like this:

These activists teach other people’s children that homoeroticism and biological-sex rejection (i.e., “transgenderism”) are phenomena to be celebrated.

They teach them that there is no difference between a marriage between a man and a woman and an anti-marriage between two people of the same-sex.

They teach them that expressing the belief that homoerotic activity or cross-dressing and bodily mutilation are wrong is equivalent to bullying and the cause of teen suicide.

They teach them that men can be mommies, and women daddies.

They teach them that to be loving, compassionate, and inclusive, they must lie by calling gender-pretending peers by opposite-sex pronouns, and they must be willing to relinquish their privacy.

They expose them to plays, novels, and essays with obscene language that depict deviant sexuality positively.

They teach them that every person who believes homoeroticism and co-ed locker rooms are wrong is hateful—which includes many children’s parents.

In her post, Ives notes that this is “happening in Wheaton schools too,” the conservative district that she represents.

Just in case her views on public school education were unclear, Ives also recently called teachers “the most uncourageous group around.”


Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.



These activists teach other people’s children that homoeroticism and biological-sex rejection (i.e., “transgenderism”) are phenomena to be celebrated.

I hate the double-speak of these fuckers. We’re just teaching kids it’s ok to be gay or trans. That it’s nothing to be ashamed of. And they twist that to mean we’re elevating it above straights or cis-genderism. Christians are always victims because other people simply want to exist.

And btw I don’t want to hear any shit about ‘but there are GOOD Christians!’ I know. I’m not talking about them, am I? Why don’t you go lecture the bad Christians instead.