This is just so sick! Put your flame retardant jammies on, we’re going to HELL and I don’t think there will be a handbasket involved! PARENTS: DON’T LET YOUR KIDS BE CORRUPTED….TAKE YOUR KIDS OUT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL…..NOW!! Is there any reason we can’t give California to Mexico?
I’m not a gay basher, I have gay family members but that doesn’t mean that I want it taught to my kids, as a matter of fact I oppose the govt teaching sex education in any form. The role of govt education is not to teach my children about sex, that’s for the parents to decide, how, when and if at all, all this does is take more rights away from parents.
When my only child was in Junior High I opposed her being in sex education class, the principal called me stupid and foolish. I didn’t say a word, just left and walked across the street to the Superintendents office, barged in unannounced, told him what had happened and strongly suggested that NO ONE ever speak to me that way again. When I got home, 5 minutes later, the phone was ringing, it was the principal of the school apologizing to me. My daughter got out of that class. The sad part is, I was the only parent to complain just as I was the only one to voice my disapproval to the school dept of Obama’s speech being shown in the Junior High school my granddaughter was in. I won in both cases.
If you read the last sentence of this article it’s very telling of our society, the fear to oppose, that’s why we’re in the mess we’re in. God help us!!
California Gov Signs Landmark Law to Teach Gay History
Published July 14, 2011
July 5: Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, the first openly gay Speaker of the California State Assembly, urged lawmakers to approve a measure requiring public schools to teach the historical contributions of gay Americans, in Sacramento, CA.
California has become the first state in the nation to require public schools to add lessons about gay history to social studies classes, after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed the landmark bill on Thursday.
The Democratic-majority Legislature passed the bill last week on a largely party-line vote.
The bill has drawn criticism from some churches and conservative groups that argue such instruction would expose students to a subject that some parents find objectionable.
Democratic state Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, the bill’s author, has said that teaching gay history in public schools will teach students to be more accepting of gays and lesbians.
July 5: Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, called on lawmakers to reject a measure requiring public schools to teach the historical contributions of gay Americans, at the Assembly in Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Larry Schweikart weighs in
The state will now draw up guidelines for the districts, and educators will decide who deserves inclusion in the curriculum.
Supporters suggest slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk would be an appropriate choice. Leno contends Milk’s fight for civil rights is as worthy of class study as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s. He adds this kind of “inclusive curriculum” will help protect students who may look, or act, differently.
But critics don’t buy the anti-bullying argument, and say SB 48 hijacks history class to promote a gay agenda.
“In the past, history taught about what people did, what they accomplished,” says Brad Dacus, head of the Pacific Justice Institute. “It didn’t focus on their sexuality and what they did in the bedroom. Yet that is what this legislation will impose on every public school in the state of California dealing with heterosexuality, homosexual role models, transgender role models, all the way down to the kindergarten level.”
Dacus adds, “It’s California tax dollars from parents who are paying for this kind of indoctrination that’s being put into public schools. That demeans them, their family, and their relationships.”
Leno says it’s the same criticism voiced years ago when schools embraced ethnic and women’s studies.
“We should not be afraid to teach our children of the broad diversity of human experience,” he says. “It’s not going away, it’s always been with us. We have different kinds of people, who are, under law, to be treated equally. Why would we not want to teach our children this?”
He says inclusive education is as important as the 3R’s. “This all goes together.”
But critics worry parents who object to this curriculum will be labeled intolerant, and that kids will start thinking about sexuality and gender identity at a very young age.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.