Thursday, April 6, 2006

Bill Would Force Schools to Support Homos*xuality

Gender-neutral bathrooms in public schools? Girls running for prom king? Those are just a few of the possibilities which could result if the California Legislature passes SB1437 which would force schools to adopt an exclusively pro-h*m*s*xual message.

Ron Prentice, who heads the California Family Council, a pro-family group based in Riverside, said California lawmakers are being pressured to adopt the bill, which would transform public schools into politically correct bastions.

"What this specifically does is reflect negatively upon historic faith perspectives in public education," he said.

Prentice said SB 1437 would prevent textbooks, instructional materials or teaching content that would "adversely affect persons because of their gender -- either real or perceived -- or s*xual orientation."

Bob Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, said the main threat this bill poses is that it deals with gender "in such a way as to deny that there are really naturally born boys and girls."

"What it does is adopt a definition of 'gender' that says it can't be 'stereotypically associated with a person's assigned s*x at birth,' " he said. "That means that if you think you're a girl, even if you're a boy, you're to be encouraged in that fantasy."

If adopted and implemented in California classrooms, he said the legislation would wreak havoc on children's understanding of themselves and others.

"It opens the door for the entire h*m*s*xual/trangendered agenda -- which is to confuse people into believing that you can be anything you want to be, that s*x itself is arbitrary and that marriage shouldn't be limited to a man and a woman," Knight added. And the legislation would ban any opinions to the contrary.

"When the bill forces teachers to talk only positively about h*m*s*xuality, what it's saying is you have to lie about it," he said. "You can't bring in the negative health data, all the emotional consequences, and the effects on families. They're basically setting educators up to mislead kids directly on this topic. I don't know of any other topics in schools that are treated like this. You have to teach something a certain way, even though it violates millions of people's deeply held beliefs."

Prentice added: "This is all the incremental activity of the h*m*s*xual agenda, and it certainly appears that the next step in the public-school education code in California would be hate-speech codes for anything that might adversely affect gender, whether real or perceived."

Knight said the bill is touted as being part of education reform -- but it's really about "corrupting education and making it a fully owned subsidiary of the h*m*s*xual activist movement."

The bill is being pushed through the Legislature by Sen. Sheila Keuhl, a self- identified l*sb**n who has beenpromoting the entire gay educational agenda.

In her earlier life, Keuhl, who worked under the name Sheila James, was an actress best known for portraying the character Zelda Gilroy on the popular '60s TV sitcom, "Dobie Gillis." Her appealing personality coupled with her law-professor's knowledge of the law, has gone far to advance the g*y agenda in California, Knight said.

"'Zelda' is definitely doing some incredibly negative things in this state," Prentice said.

Pro-family activists hope this bill never gets near Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, but there is real possibility it might. It has already passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"The governor is one of our last stops," Prentice said. "We're certainly hoping that, if this gets to his desk, it would be vetoed. We would encourage people to call the governor's office to make that statement."

Prentice said he also encourages conservative Christians in the state to speak out about this bill with co-workers, church members and friends.

TAKE ACTION: If you are a California resident, please contact Gov. Schwarzenegger and ask him to veto SB 1437, should it be passed by the Legislature. In addition, please contact your state senators and Assembly member and ask them to oppose the bill.

For help in contacting your state lawmakers, please see the CitizenLink Action Center.

1 comment:

HarvestChristian said...

how do you even comment on that one? Sigh.....what a horrible thing to do to those kids!!