Barnegat Mayor Objects to LBGT History Lessons in School; Chief Vows to Protect

Crowd raising and holding rainbow gay flags during a Gay Pride. Trans flags can be seen as well in the background. The rainbow flag is one of the symbols of the LGBTQ community

BARNEGAT-As New Jersey prepares to embark on a new curriculum to educate students on LGBT history, Barnegat MayorAlfonso Cirulli said that directive from Governor Phil Murphy’s administration is “an affront to Almighty God”.

Cirruli said that residents of his township should work together to fight the Murphy administration’s new public educational requirement.

Barnegat Police Chief  Keith Germain criticized Cirulli saying his department is an agency does not agree.

“I have personally been approached by members of the community with concerns and questions regarding statements made at yesterday’s Township Committee meeting. The Barnegat Police Department is an agency committed to our core values which include fairness, empathy, and respect,” Germain said. “The members of this agency go out every day with the conscious intent and conviction to protect the constitutional rights of all of the people with whom we come into contact and to instill in them the confidence that we will be there to help them when they need us.”

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