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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Teach the children well....

(h/t to Airborne Poppa for this Fox News story)

A California school system refuses to say what action, if any, it will take after it received complaints about a kindergarten teacher who encouraged her students to sign "pledge cards" in support of gays.(We can take that to mean, "no action")

During a celebration of National Ally Week, (And just WTF is THAT??) Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.

The cards asked signers to be "an ally" and to pledge to "not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; intervene, when I feel I can, in situations where others are using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts." (Kindergartners got this? Even for California thats extreme.)

The school has acknowledged that the exercise was not appropriate for kindergartners. (Ya think?)

Parent Adela Voelker, who declined to be interviewed in depth for this report, said she was furious when she found her child's signature on one of the cards. She said she contacted a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in parents' rights. (Get 'em girl!)

Meanwhile, a school board member, Jeff Cook, says some type of action should be taken. "We have a general rule that all instruction should be age appropriate, and this clearly was not," said Cook, who has served on the school board for five years. (Bet he won't last too much longer. He's got a terminal amount of common sense.)

Val Joyner, a school district spokeswoman, told in an e-mail that when deciding what to teach on this subject matter, educators "gather materials from community agencies and other education groups" and that "the materials have grade level indicators which help determine what is age-appropriate."(And just why did they feel it necessary to go to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network? What the hell is next, material from the National Man/Boy Love Association?)

The district said the pledge cards were intended for middle school and high school students. (Is THAT supposed to excuse it?)

Asked last week if the district planned to take action against Miller, Joyner said she would have to look into the incident. (That means , "No.") On Thursday she told that she did not have an answer for the question and that she would no longer be doing any media interviews. (That means, "Hell no.")

Joyner said in an e-mail that Miller, the teacher, "planned to teach students how to become an ally and conflict-mediation through various activities." She added that the district doesn't advocate for a specific cause and/or lifestyle, and it has "no curriculum for gay, lesbian and transgender lifestyles." (Evidently they don't need one, they get it ready made from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.)

The district employs a "Professional Learning Specialist: Equity," who is in charge of gathering material and helping teachers decide what should be taught on the subject matter. (What kind of Orwellian title is THAT?)

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, the group representing Voelker, said parents at the Faith Ringgold School weren't notified of what was going to take place in the classroom. (Hey, they're just the parents. Nobody important.)

He said that teaching students as young as pre-school about gay, lesbian and transgender issues is common in California, (Unfortunately I'm not surprised) but that there are "all kinds of material the average parent could find highly objectionable or potentially harmful" to their children.

When asked if the school district did anything wrong, he said, "possibly," but he declined to go into detail or say whether Voelker would sue the district. (We can only hope.)

Dacus would not comment specifically on whether children who signed the pledge could be held responsible if the school determined that they were not honoring it. (GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK!! WHO TREATS THIS SHIT SERIOUSLY? Are they going to suspend a five year old because they don't stop someone from telling fag jokes? ) He said they are minors and there are certain degrees of limited liability, but from a psychological and emotional perspective, it's a whole different ballgame.

"[There is] tremendous peer pressure put on children to accept a pro-homosexual philosophy and attitude," Dacus said. (Dear God, please lead me back to the wormhole that dropped me into this Bizarro universe. Thank you.)

Meanwhile, opponents of gay marriage are up in arms over the incident, which occurred as California voters prepare to vote Tuesday on Proposition 8, which would overturn the state Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. (They better look out, legions of five year olds are probably forming up to make shame-shame at them.)

"How do you teach a 5-year-old to sign a pledge card for lesbian, gay and transgender issues without explaining what transgender and bisexual is?" asked Sonja Eddings Brown, a spokeswoman for Protect Marriage California. (Good question, hopefully we won't get an answer. It would only be something that would make your head explode.)


ignorant redneck said...

...and things like this are why people are praying and fasting and begging mercy for America.

And if the party of Sex, Death and Oppression wins, this crap will be more common.

I expect to see, if the election goes as the pundits insist that it will, chastisment unleashed on us, economic, political and military, as well as a rise in natural disasters and drought induced crop failures.

I believe in American Particularism--that God raised this nation up for a special cause, and that if we go the way of Europe we will be chastised, even more vigorously, because we were formed and have the potential to be something special, something fine, to the benefit of the whhole world.

Unless we throw it away to get our rocks off, party and slack.

ABNPOPPA said...

Thanks for the mention Subvet. Like you said, even for the lefties in California this is EXTREME.

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