1. All it does is create hate where there was none before.<quoted text>
1. It's not. It's a net win for all humanity.
2. Public schools are charged with educating kids with the facts they need for our future society to prosper. I fully agree with identifying this subject as necessary to that end. When public schools offer elective classes, they are in the kinds of subjects that are tailored to a students skills and talents. Music, art, languages, advanced placement. But in courses that involve "sociology, anthropology, and citizenship", as Snyper so succinctly put it, these things should not be optional.
3. Religion is not, and should not be, an excuse for raising children who will unnecessarily and unjustifiably vilify their fellow citizens. "My magic book says so" should not be an override to factual education, nor a carte blanche for spreading hateful falsehoods about others.
2. My wife and I went through the public school system, our kids did too. Don't tell me what they are "charged with" unless you have kids that went through public school too.
3. Parents were non-practicing Catholics. I was made to attend church and Sunday School until I made Confirmation at age 11 or 12. That was the end of it for me. I wanted no part of it. But I can tell you that hate, homosexuals, whatever, was never mentioned in any Sunday School class or mass I went to. You don't know what you're talking about. I never read the "magic book" but I have respect for those who did. You have none. You deserve none.