Reason to Homeschool #827

If this bill passes, sex-specific terms like “mom” and “dad” will be removed from school textbooks. Why? Because they’re offensive.

The bill requiring students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society has passed another hurdle on the way to becoming the law of the land in California.

Having already been approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, SB 1437, which would mandate grades 1-12 buy books “accurately” portraying “the sexual diversity of our society,” got the nod yesterday of the Senate Education Committee.

The bill also requires students hear history lessons on “the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America.”

“This bill is the most extreme effort thus far to transform our public schools into institutions of indoctrination that disregard all notions of the traditional family unit,” said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. “SB 1437 seeks to eliminate all ‘stereotypes’ of the traditional family so that young children are brainwashed into believing that families with moms and dads are irrelevant.”

It’s hard to believe that every day millions of parents in the U.S. relinquish control of the education of their kids to militant, leftist radicals with self-serving, wreckless agendas who write legislation like this.

One might wonder how bills and initiatives like this gain any traction at all. I think I know. These things get as far as they do because a clueless electorate votes into power wackos like those who make up Cali’s Senate Education Committee. Then, the same voters pay no attention whatsoever to what these elected officials actually do, unless it involves directly taking money out of their personal checking accounts.

While most of us believe the biggest threat to America is terrorism, I’m convinced that we’re threatened every day by disconnected, ill-informed, selfish men and women who put themselves and their personal agendas ahead of something as important as the education of children brought into this world. And shame on the parents who chose to ignore the threat and succomb for reasons of inconvenience, political correctness, or fear. Our kids are worth more than that. 

Comments

  1. The actual bill says nothing about removing said text from textbooks, it says that the word “gender” will be added – that means, in addition to other words.

    It’s a lie spawned by the Christian right and their news agencies that any wording will be deleted from text books. Instead of quoting a biased newspaper article like WorldNetDaily, you should have looked at the actual wording of the bill.

    The bill states only that children will learn about the contributions of gays in making history. California already requires that African Americans, native peoples, Mexicans, Asians and Pacific Islanders be included in textbook descriptions of “the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.” Why no outrage when other special interest groups demand their history be told?

    And btw, in all the gay families I know, including my own, we use the same terms as everyone else, mom,
    dad, etc – and they’re gender specific.

    I expect you’ll probably delete this comment since it doesn’t agree with your assessment, so I’ll be sure to blog about it on my blog too. Just wanted all those Carnival goers to be set “straight” on the actual bill in question.

  2. Holy Cow. I can’t believe how unfeeling people are that they can debase and demean so many people with such blanket generalizations and then base their unfounded fears on the beliefs held by the freaky fundamentalist minority. Our leaders are a bunch of vote/money hungry republicans pandering to a dwindlingly small group of loudmouths with no understanding of personal freedom.

  3. Melissa says:

    Doc said “California already requires that African Americans, native peoples, Mexicans, Asians and Pacific Islanders be included in textbook descriptions of “the economic, political and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.” Why no outrage when other special interest groups demand their history be told?”

    You can possibly be trying to compare that list of races you just rattled off with gays? I would think your question of outrage would be obvious. Why do children need to know what Leonardo’s sexual preference was?…Ick! Too much information!

  4. Why don’t they need to know? And what’s so “ick” about it? I’m gay whether or not I’m having sex – is that the “ick” part for you? If my children weren’t homeschooled, and were in public school, why not see positive images of gays, like their very successful and happy parents, instead of receiving the kind of attitude that results in “ick”. What if someone said “ick” everytime Christian was mentioned? Christians? ICK, YUCK. Make you feel good about yourself? I doubt it. Join the 21st century. We’re here, it’s not a choice, and we’re not going away.

  5. Melissa says:

    Yes, teaching students what kind of sex someone liked to have is ick to me, whether it is gay or straight sex. IMO, I just think sex should be a private thing.

    What does it have to do with what kind of person they are? “John Doe invented the “Thing” because he like to have sex with other guys? I don’t think so. Jane Doe swam across the ocean because she had sex with a man? Naaah. I just don’t understand the “need to know” thing, that’s all.

    I don’t think sexual preference defines a person. Yes, I am Christian (Ick! LOL!). No, I’m not going to tell you that you are a sinner (I am too! Sin is sin). It’s the “need to know” thing that stumps me. 🙂

  6. Is that all a human is to you, someone who “likes to have sex” a certain way? You really are enlightened. If you go around talking about your husband, aren’t you indeed pronouncing your heterosexuality? I really don’t need to know what kind of sex you like either. But it happens every single day. I don’t see how mentioning that someone is gay is the same as describing what kind of sex they like. I’m not sure if you know it or not, but gays have sex in various ways – don’t you?

  7. Melissa says:

    Okay, I’ll agree to disagree. Sorry if I offended you.

  8. Melissa, I’m sorry for getting so heated. However, since you’re not in my position, you may not realize how insulting it is to go through life having people assume you’re heterosexual, when you do not want to be grouped in with them – especially in light of the narrow minded hateful attitudes many conservative heterosexuals have against gays. Please accept my apology.

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