Murphy to Ciattarelli: ‘Enough Already’

Flag Day fun: Ciattarelli, left, and Murphy.

Governor Phil Murphy struck at former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli this afternoon when asked about Ciattarelli’s comments regarding education and LGBTQ issues.

The Republican nominee for governor, Ciattarelli last month appeared on camera at a campaign stop saying he is against having kindergartners learn about “gender ID and sexual orientation” and sixth-graders about “sodomy” and that he’d “roll back” new LGBTQ curriculum requirements in the state’s schools.

Murphy said, “Dividing us is the last thing we need as a state. We came through that with the last administration. The last thing we need is use of words that are third rail words.

“Enough already,” added the Democratic incumbent.

According to The Gothamist, which first reported on the former Assemblyman’s remarks, at the June 26th event, Ciattarelli said:

“I feel lucky [our kids] are in their 20s and I don’t have to be dealing with what you’re dealing with right now. You won’t have to deal with it when I’m governor, but we’re not teaching gender ID and sexual orientation to kindergarteners. We’re not teaching sodomy in sixth grade. And we’re going to roll back the LGBTQ curriculum. It goes too far.”
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  • Robert Knapp

    You are correct Governor Murphy, let us move forward in our state, not backward, practice love, not hate, dedication and not division.

    I am proud to support our great Governor and will work 24/7 for his rightful re election.

    Bob Knapp, Jersey City

  • Ayan

    There is a quiet majority of parents that are saying ‘enough already’ to Murphy’s leftist push to promote alternate lifestyles to our children. Almost 80% of parents I have spoken with, from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, don’t see a benefit in advertising activities that should be private and confined to the bedroom. Every LGBTQ person has the absolute right to live their lives the way they, and love whomever they want. The problem is some in this community want to push their lifestyle on our children, and remove parental responsibility and discretion. I can’t think of any other group demanding access to our children to promote a particular lifestyle. Murphy is pushing a far left, anti-family agenda, and I applaud Ciattarelli for pushing back on this ‘politically incorrect issue’.

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