(If I could figure out how to keep my posts in categories, this one would go under RANT).
Flipping through my FM radio in the van today, I heard two minutes of a program I’ve never heard before addressing public schools and homosexualitly. The content was just too much to let my little boys listen to, but I listened long enough to catch a plug for this website:
Now, I’m not one to want to save California. At this point I’m not sure of any answer for California besides jumping ship before it sinks (ever heard The Big One theory? Where California falls into the ocean? Now, I certainly am not one to wish for thousands of people to face injury and death! But if only there was a way to dump the overwhelmingly popular liberal and socialist California IDEAS into the ocean without damage to flesh and blood…I’d sign up for that.).
The radio host and hostess increased my embarrassment of my home state by referring to the issue at hand, “Even though we are discussing C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-i-a (the word “California” was drawn out with obvious scorn, head-shaking and eye-rolling), this issue IS one of which all Americans need to be aware.”
Whatever this program was, this morning’s broadcast was focused on a new bill, AB 606, which reads:
“A school district shall establish and publicize an anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment based on the characteristics set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code and Section 220, including, but not limited to, actual or perceived gender identity and sexual orientation” — AB 606 234.1(a)(1).
I’m wondering if any of my public school teacher friends or family know about this bill? What’s your take on this?
My husband and I noticed just this week that a protest was held (we watched it on the evening news), with kids who desired gay and lesbian clubs at all public schools carrying signs to demand “Safe Schools.”
Frankly, I just don’t get it. In It’s the Sex, Stupid, I remarked on how our society’s general indifference towards the morality of sexuality is causing the downfall of western civilization. Working the numbers of this U.S. Department of Justice report on Molestation Statistics, friends and supporters of Pastor Ake Green (in trouble in Sweden for speaking out against homosexuality) say that a homosexual is 10 times as likely as a heterosexual to molest a child. This article in World Net Daily echoes these sentiments. Steve Baldwin says, “Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture.” Baldwin backs up his words with evidence in a 16-page publication entitled Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement.
Gay and lesbian clubs — glamorizing deviant behavior, putting casual sex in the spotlight, and providing our world with future pedophiles (helping to ensure the next generation of club members?) — how in the world can they create a safer place for our kids?
While googling this issue, I did find these websites (not for the faint of heart):
The California Safe School Coalition quotes local Stephen Russell, Ph.D. from UC Davis’4-H Center for Youth Development, “Data from the CHKS show that these 200,000 students harassed on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation are three times more likely to miss school because they feel unsafe, more than twice as likely to be depressed, to consider suicide, or to make a plan for suicide.” (It couldn’t be that the homosexual behavior itself brings on depression, or that whatever is wrong in the child’s life pushing him or her toward homosexuality could also be causing depression?)
The Gay and Lesbian Straight Alliance envisons “a future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”
Day of Silence/Night of Noise attempts to explain the campain for student-led protests, which fight the “discrimination lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals experience within K-12 schools.”
This is an issue for grades K-12? How in the world can a Kindergartner be gay or lesbian? My three year old last night said he wanted to marry his daddy, and last week he wanted to marry a cousin AND our dog. Let me assure you that he is not homosexual nor interested in incest or sex with animals. He is simply expressing his love for all these people in the best way he has seen love expressed — through marriage.
It takes time, love and attention for our kids to learn what God’s ideas for life, marriage, and sex are. How long are Christians going to stand by while the media, public school administrators and gay activists mold the worldview of our young ones?
I submit to you that the last thing our high schoolers need (not to mention our Kindergartners) is on-campus “publicity” for “perceived gender identity and sexual orientation.”
Someone fix this. Or bring on The Big One…?