SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A bill requiring public schools to teach the “historical contributions” of homosexual Americans was approved by the California legislature on Tuesday, July 5. The bill also prohibits any school material or instruction that reflects adversely on homosexuality, bisexuality or transgenderism, and prohibits parents from removing children from classes over offensive material.
Bill SB 48 was sponsored by openly homosexual state senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and passed in the Democrat-controlled Assembly by 49-25, with all Democrats voting for the bill and Republicans opposing it. The legislation passed the state Senate in April.
If signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, schools would have to introduce the homosexual curriculum after the bill becomes law in January.
“This bill will require California schools to present a more accurate and nuanced view of American history in our social science curriculum by recognizing the accomplishments of groups that are not often recognized,” said Assembly Speaker John Perez, the first openly homosexual speaker of the California Assembly.
Republican critics of the bill observed, however, that the measure has less to do with education than with homosexual indoctrination of school children.
GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly said he was offended as a Christian that the bill was being used to promote the homosexual agenda in public schools.
“I think it’s one thing to say that we should be tolerant,” Donnelly said. “It is something else altogether to say that my children are going to be taught that this lifestyle is good.”
Reaction to the bill from pro-family and parental groups was swift, with Concerned Women for America calling the legislation “another step toward complete normalization of transgenderism, homosexuality and bisexuality through the public schools.” CWA severely criticized the lack of an opt-out provision for parents who don’t want their children exposed to the homosexual agenda-driven curriculum.
Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a non-profit legal defense organization, said, “This legislation requires this outrageous indoctrination to be mandatory, allowing no parent to legally opt out their child from participating.”
Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a pro-family organization, said the passage of the bill may be the turning point that will result in parents removing their children from the public school system en masse.
“This sexual brainwashing bill would mandate that children as young as 6 years old be told falsehoods – that homosexuality is biological, when it isn’t, or healthy, when it’s not,” Thomasson said.
“Parents don’t send their sons and daughters to school to learn to admire homosexuality, bisexuality, cross-dressing, ‘sex change’ operations, homosexual ‘marriages,’ or to support legal persecution of people who disagree.”
“There’s already a raft of school sexual indoctrination laws on the books. Impressionable children are already being sexual indoctrinated, but SB48 would be the most in-your-face brainwashing yet. We urge Gov. Brown to respect parents,” he continued, “remember basic academics, and basic family values, and veto this bad bill when it reaches his desk.”
However, the California Department of Education has indicated that the state’s financial crisis would preclude the purchase of new textbooks (re-written to include homosexual history) for several years.
Somehow I believe the money will be found for the purchase of new textbooks for teaching this abomination. Just watch.
And asking Jerry Brown to consider the parent's views in all of this is fruitless. Governor Moonbeam doesn't work that way.
So we see an increase in states that legalize gay marriage, in those states (check Massachusetts on this one) the public schools are already teaching the "normalcy" of gay unions.
Now an entire state is bent on outright indoctrination of the supposed heroic contributions of homosexuals to society. The implication will be they did what they did BECAUSE of their orientation, no other consideration to be allowed.
Do you think the same will apply to heterosexuals? Did all American patriots perform their sacrifices for no other reason than their sexual preferences? Yeah, right.
Let me be clear, there have been gays who have been outstanding in their fields, outstanding to the point of recognition by all. Want examples? Try Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, both of whom are rumored to have been homosexual but mostly celibate during their lives. Do we remember them for the Sistine Chapel and the Mona Lisa or do we remember them for packing fudge (I did use the word "mostly")?
My point is that this isn't important UNLESS you're pushing some kind of indoctrination. Then it's a whole different ballgame.
This won't end here either. Look for similar efforts in other states, along with a big push from our Department of Education in Foggy Bottom.
On a personal note, my kids go to public school now mostly for the socialization aspect. I know those who support homeschooling throw down the "bullshit" flag on that one whenever it's brought up, but with autistic children it's valid. Don't believe me? Check it out with any developmental pediatrician who deals with autistic kids. It's all about structure. Been there, wearing the tee shirt.
Anyway, WHEN this crap comes to Texas I'll bite the bullet and pull my children out of school. They'll be taught at home and any nonsense such as this article mentions will be promptly placed in the circular file. I'll inevitably end up getting hammered by the law but I AM THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY CHILD'S MORAL UPBRINGING! That is something I'll answer to God Almighty for and I don't play with that sort of thing. End of story.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, the times of religious persecution have returned. See you in the gulag.
Speaking of gulags, here is an outstanding article on our coming work camps: http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/otc.cfm?id=830
Bring your shovel.