Skip to comments.Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Goes to School: Out of the Closet and Into the Classroom
Posted on 06/28/2004 4:59:37 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback
Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley.
If youre looking at the same-sex marriage debate and thinking it wont affect you, allow me to bring the truth home to youbefore your own children bring it home themselves.
Imagine finding out that your kindergartners teacher read the story Heather Has Two Mommies or Daddys New Roommate before nap time. Having two daddies or two mommies is just the same as having one of each, she explains.
Or perhaps youll learn over the dinner table that a special speaker visited your middle-schoolers health class. The speaker instructed your pre-teen about homosexual sexin graphic detail. Then the speaker asked for volunteers to role-play. One student was to act the part of a young lesbian whos really enraptured with another woman and whos thinking about having sex.
If this appalls youand it shouldyou need to know that this is not fantasy, but a foretaste of what will likely become the norm in public schools across America if you and I fail to protect marriage. You see, the speaker and role play I described happened in Massachusettsat a conference. Public school teachers received in-service points for attending, and students were bused from across the country to take part. After the workshopwhich was much more graphic than Ive described teachers could even sign up to have these same speakers visit their classrooms.
The conference was sponsored by a group called GLSENthe Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. GLSEN has sponsored over two thousand Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs in public high schools and middle schools across Americaand leads an aggressive campaign to, in the words of the Bostonchapter leader, challenge the anti-gay, hetero-centric culture that still prevails in our schools. GLSEN and groups like it use the legitimate goal of stopping bullying in our schools to advance their real agenda of promoting the homosexual lifestyle.
And in 2003, it rolled out a high-school curriculum to present the same-sex marriage debate. Just looking at the curriculum objectives shows the bias and coercive strategies of this group. One objective states: Students should understand both the historical parallels to marriage prohibitions against same-sex couples as well as the similarities among racism, homophobia, and all other oppressions. Students also have the chance to read about homosexual relations and then consider what it would be like to be in a same-sex wedding.
Unfortunately, GLSEN isnt the only group pumping the homosexual agenda to our school children. Take, for instance, this quote as an example of revisionist history from a textbook called A History of Western Society published by Houghton Mifflin:
Early Christians, too, considered homosexuality a conventional expression of physical desire and were no more susceptible to anti-homosexual prejudices than pagans were. Some prominent Christians experienced loving same-gender relationships that probably had a sexual element.
My friends, if marriage is redefined, we can expect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender propaganda promoted to every age school child, reflected across our textbooks with pictures, stories, and revisionist history. So if youre sitting out there thinking that legalizing same-sex marriage wont really affect you, think again.
Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D., Gary Welton, Ph.D., and Mike Ingram, Same-Sex Marriage and Schools: Critical Review of the GLSEN Same-Sex Marriage Curriculum, Drthrockmorton.com, 2004. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)
See this chapter 7 outline of A History of Western Society (the point about early Christian attitudes toward homosexuality is found in point II., B., 1., b.).
Learn more about the GLSEN conference in Massachusetts.
Maggie Gallagher, In Defense of the Family, National Review Online, 25 June 2004.
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"Then the speaker asked for volunteers to role-play"
Please do me a favor: difine "role-playing".
LOL, I have been there. Thanks for your posts.
Is that rhetorical?
If not, role-playing is an exercise where you take a role and pretend to act as that person would. It's positive uses are to allow someone to get in someone elses' shoes for awhile, or to rehearse how you will handle situations in the future. For example, all good sales training programs use plenty of role-playing, with a senior salesperson playing the customer.
In the case of this curriculum, it's used for propaganda purposes, to build feelings of endorsement and moral equivalency where there should only be a grudging tolerance.
Theresa Hines Scary. No need for her to fly. She's already way out there.
Mid nineties in Minnesota also. We pulled our children out of class.
Their porno book described graphically how homos stimulate each other. Also definitely was an indoctrination towards acceptance.
This sounds perfectly reasonable. If same-sex marriage is to be considered identical to normal marriage, this would have to apply to all facets of life. If same-sex marriage is constitutional, then any discrimination against it would be unconstitutional, including lessons that were solely about the heterosexual (normal) lifestyle.
In case you all don't remember, Mark Earley, the author, was the Virginia GOP candidate for Governor in 2001. He lost in a close race to the multimillionaire Mark Warner, who outspent Earley by millions of his own money.
A number of people on this board supported Warner, who just achieved the largest tax hike in the history of Virginia [$1.4 billion], because they thought Earley was a "liberal."
Warner vetoed the same sex marriage prohibition the legislature passed this session, but he was overridden.
That is more or less what I feared. It's appalling that a public school would instruct kids to act out that kind of behavior, especially in front of a classroom.
Incidently, the main purpose of school is supposed to prepare the students for adult employment. What kind of job skills are learned from a cirriculum like that?
That's true, but I bet 99+% of us come from hetero parents. How long until we have "great moments in Gay history" on PSAs?
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