On the Friday edition of Fox News' nascent talk show The Five, Andreas Tantaros called California's gay history bill “brainwashing.”

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the measure which mandates the inclusion of the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in the state's textbooks.

Starting as early as the 2013-2014 school year, the FAIR Education Act, sponsored by state Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat, requires the California Board of Education and local school districts to include the curriculum in their lesson plans.

Opponents of the bill, who've called it an attack on the family, on Friday announced they have started the process for a statewide vote to overturn the law. Supporters of the law say it will help ease the bullying gay teens face in the classroom.

When Bob Beckel said he supported the measure – “The fact is that gays have been oppressed for years and years in this country, and there's no reason why they can't have a history lesson on the Stonewall demonstrations downtown here.” – Eric Bolling pushed back: “That's not what this is.”

“This is California rewriting the textbooks, the history books, saying, 'By the way, George Washington was a homosexual,' or, you know, so-and-so was a lesbian,” Bolling said. “That's what they want to do.”

“The fact of the matter is there has been a long history of oppression against gays and they have contributed enormously to the history of this country and what's wrong with teaching it?” Beckel asked.

Tantaros skipped over Beckel's question to pick up where Bolling had left off: “And they're starting even younger now. They're starting even younger now to control your kids, brainwash them.”