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NEA Teachers Help Fund Pro-Homosexual Groups, Training
Mission America ^ | 06.27.07 | Linda Harvey

Posted on 07/01/2007 1:54:01 PM PDT by Coleus

The National Education Association (NEA), which gathers this week for its annual meeting in Philadelphia, has just been brought up short by an Ohio court ruling that an individual teacher’s union dues may not be used to fund pro-abortion activities, if that teacher objects for religious reasons.  But many teachers may not be aware that NEA and its state affiliates also fund pro-homosexual activities, including groups advocating the full expression of homosexuality and “transgendered” behaviors by children and teachers at school.

The teachers’ union also sponsors training on “GLBT issues.” Its NEA-GLBT Caucus will hold a workshop on June 29 for the NEA board of directors and member teachers about how to support homosexuality in their schools and silence other viewpoints and warnings. There is no training planned with an alternate view.  “This is bias and discrimination, pure and simple,” said Linda Harvey, president of Mission America. “This intolerance also foments anti-Christian prejudices and beliefs among students, by labeling the sexual ethics of Christians as ‘discrimination’ or ‘heterosexism.’”

NEA donates to a number of radical homosexual groups, including the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It also supports and has close ties with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. NEA and its affiliate California Teachers Association donated to GLSEN in 2006. A recent past president of NEA, Bob Chase, is on the GLSEN board of directors, and the founder of GLSEN, Kevin Jennings, received an NEA award several years ago. His pro-homosexual philosophies are prominent on the NEA web site in an article about so-called “safe schools.”

GLSEN advocates establishing homosexual clubs in all U.S. schools, eventually including elementary schools, and has aided students in starting over 3,000 such clubs in the country. The NEA supports such actions. In the past two years, a growing number of middle schools have allowed such clubs.  “GLSEN and NEA imply that some students are ‘born gay,’” Harvey said. “This is simply not true. But they have censored out all discussion, and therefore there is only one acceptable approach to homosexuality and cross-gender behavior in schools: accept it, applaud it and ensure that no one warns a child or provides needed health risk information.”

Not only is there no other acceptable viewpoint about homosexuality at NEA, to hold another view or to caution a student about homosexuality is labeled “unsafe” for kids and even lumped into the category of “harassment and bullying.”    “It is hypocritical for the NEA to hold its annual meeting in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom,” Harvey said. “The NEA is suppressing the truth as it endangers children,” Harvey said, “yet teachers have no choice but to belong. Where’s the freedom?   “Maybe it’s time for responsible, caring teachers, in view of the recent Ohio decision, to declare their independence from NEA and stop supporting its radical agenda.”

TOPICS: Education; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: education; evilteachers; fundingtheleft; hiddenagenda; homosexualagenda; nea; publicschools; schools; teachers; teachersunion; teaching; unions
Pro-life activists to hold demonstration at NEA meeting
NEA logo A pro-life group looking to reform the National Education Association's position on abortion plans to picket the powerful union's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

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Pro-Life Educators and Students (PLEAS) will be gathering Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to picket the NEA convention, and urge the union to drop its support for abortion. The National Education Association has frequently joined the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and NARAL Pro-Choice America -- formerly know as the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League -- in sponsoring pro-abortion rallies.  Bob Pawson, who is coordinating the protest, says he joined the union to be represented on job-related issues, not "misrepresented on social, political, or moral issues."

"We'll be carrying signs that say things like 'Make NEA Abortion Neutral,'" he notes. "Some of the younger people will  be carrying signs [reading] 'Former Fetus, Current Student' -- things like that." Their objective, Pawson explains, is "to get enough public attention and media attention on the NEA leadership to compel them to drop their abortion agenda." The NEA needs to lay off the issue of abortion, says the teacher from Trenton. "The NEA supports family planning, the right to reproductive freedom; [it] wants the government to make available methods of family planning; it wants school-based clinics where students could be referred for abortions and so forth," he points out. "They're also on record as opposing any legislation which would erode the status of Roe v. Wade."

Pawson, who is encouraging pro-lifers to picket NEA affiliates in state capitals on Monday, says the union's leaders have made it clear over the years that they are interested in political power, not necessarily collective bargaining.

1 posted on 07/01/2007 1:54:02 PM PDT by Coleus
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2 posted on 07/01/2007 1:54:27 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, insects)
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To: Coleus

For some reason the teacher unions have made advancing the gay agenda one of their top priorities. Why do teacher unions think it necessary to advance perversion and abortions?

3 posted on 07/01/2007 1:58:18 PM PDT by Always Right
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Homosexual Agenda Ping

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4 posted on 07/01/2007 2:20:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Always Right

Why do teacher unions think it necessary to advance perversion and abortions?

Follow the money. They can get more of it if they 'add value' by bringing their political clout to the [Dem] party.

Most members are sympathic to those causes anyway, so why not get some buck$ for it?


5 posted on 07/01/2007 2:37:18 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck ("Flying is like Life: Know where you are, where you're going, and how to get there." - 'Ol Dad)
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To: GoldCountryRedneck
We need to start going back to PTA Meetings and raising some cain with those liberal perverts called teachers now a days . Any teacher who belongs to this union needs our help to fight this recruitment of our children into this deadly lifestyle .

Already the evil of zoophiles is in our universities , one at least I read about last month . Our grade schools will be next .

6 posted on 07/01/2007 4:41:38 PM PDT by noamnasty
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To: metmom

Can you ping your homeschool list for FYI

7 posted on 07/01/2007 5:46:21 PM PDT by Calpernia (
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8 posted on 07/01/2007 6:17:15 PM PDT by Calpernia (
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To: Coleus

bookmarked for later. Thanks coleus!

9 posted on 07/02/2007 7:24:00 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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Pro-Lifers Make Impact at NEA Teacher Convention - Some Delegates 'Shocked'

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10 posted on 07/04/2007 12:41:30 PM PDT by Coleus (God gave us the right to life & self preservation & a right to defend ourselves, family & property)
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This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. If you want on/off this list, please freepmail me. The main Homeschool Ping List by DaveLoneRanger handles the homeschool-specific articles.
11 posted on 07/08/2007 8:55:50 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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