Betty Peters, a member of the Alabama Board of Education, has made headlines in her state for a blast of the Common Core curriculum that included a claim that it would allow “homosexualists” to influence school children.
“I understand Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi are the three Southern states targeted by the radical, left, homosexualists to change our students’ perspective,” Peters said, according to the Sun. “We have gone past gay, lesbian and bisexual and we’re now into gender fluid spectrum.”
“As I said when I first campaigned and I’ve said it every time since, we need to get back to the basics: Reading, writing and arithmetic from first grade on,” Peters continued. “We need to be teaching the ‘c’ part which is Christian values, not Muslim values, not transgender values. We need to be teaching the old Biblical values.”
Asked to clarify, Peters provided a link to this article about the Human Rights Campaign effort in those Southern states to encourage equal treatment of gay people under the law. Peters made headlines earlier for calling for the removal of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” from student readng lists. She said it was pornographic.