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Posted on 02/13/2005 11:00:39 AM PST by DBeers
Attorney Claims Lesbian Teachers Using Schools to Push Homosexual Lifestyle
(AgapePress) - A California school district may be taken to court after a group of high school teachers began blatantly promoting homosexuality in their classrooms.
Recently a group of lesbian teachers in the Scotts Valley Unified School District (Santa Cruz County) started hanging pro-homosexual posters in their classrooms, discussing homosexuality in their classrooms, and providing referrals to homosexual and bisexual organizations to students questioning their sexuality. Numerous parents have complained to school officials, who said they would investigate matters. However, no administrative correction has been initiated in response to the complaints.
Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, says the teachers are engaged in a campaign of homosexual indoctrination, and are using anti-harassment laws as a soapbox for state-sponsored endorsement of their lifestyle. And they seem to be getting the support to do so, not only from the district, but from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and area homosexual organizations as well.
"We know it's a very liberal community," Dacus notes, "a very hostile, intolerant community for the rights of parents, and intolerant towards those people of faith who do not openly accept and embrace homosexuality and other forms of deviant lifestyles." Although he says PJI is not really expecting the Santa Cruz County school officials to implement changes, he says his legal group is "hoping they'll take it under serious consideration."
The PJI attorney feels the school district is being hypocritical since, even as the teachers are engaging in their pro-homosexual conduct under the guise of tolerance, posters celebrating traditional families are not allowed. However, he points out that complaints from outraged parents have had virtually no effect on the school administrators.
The officials have even ignored requests from district parents that the pro-homosexual posters be taken out of the classrooms and pinned instead on public bulletin boards where a student would have the option of reading or ignoring them, or that they be placed alongside posters showing competing viewpoints.
A Hostile Environment for Pro-Family Values A number of the dissenting parents have argued that the students are a captive audience being forced to confront high-pressure influence from militantly pro-homosexual teachers who stand in a position of authority over them, as well as from aggressive homosexual students. According to PJI's sources, a student who is not interested in joining a "diversity club" at school is sometimes subjected to obscene gestures and other forms of harassment from homosexual peers.
According to Dacus, what is happening in some of the district schools is that pro-homosexual teachers are being allowed to create a hostile environment for students who hold faith-based or traditional values that regard homosexuality as immoral. "Pro-homosexual indoctrination, unfortunately, has become not the exception but almost the rule for most California schools as well as for other schools in liberal parts of this country," he says.
But while homosexual groups and the ACLU reportedly claim this type of tolerance and diversity education is needed for schools to comply with anti-harassment laws, the head of PJI says this is misleading. He contends that U.S. lawmakers never meant to enable teachers or school officials to use the anti-harassment legislation as a tool for promoting homosexuality through the public education system.
Nevertheless, Dacus asserts, it is happening and cannot be ignored. "Parents need to wake up," he says, "and they need to realize that public education can actually be a very harmful, very damaging thing for their children if they're not careful." However, the attorney reminds pro-family citizens that anti-harassment laws were not written exclusively for homosexuals but to apply equally to all Americans, including those who hold traditional values.
PJI sent an attorney to address the trustees of the Scotts Valley School Board at a meeting held last Monday, which focused exclusively on the poster controversy. At the heart of the discussion was a complaint filed more than two years ago by a district parent regarding the display of the pro-homosexual posters in district classrooms. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that more than 400 people attended the February 7 school board meeting, which went on until almost 11 p.m.
The Scotts Valley School Board took no action, but board president Sue Roth and Superintendent Stephen Fiss planned to meet again to discuss the issue further. Roth was quoted in the Sentinel as saying she is not sure anything needs to be done, but she would hope the parent who filed the initial complaint will not pursue a lawsuit.
We had a lesbian softball teacher come to our high school and the girls made fun of her so much that she left.
Good for this lawsuit! But I'm afraid the verdict will be that it's perfectly ok to post pro-homosexual stuff in the classroom, as long as there are no crosses or pro-Christian stuff posted.
They keep calling themselves Lesbians, but few of them look Greek.
Decertify the teachers' unions and fire these advocates and preachers of homosexuality. They would fire heterosexuals for doing the same behavior. What's good for one has to be good for the other.
Hey, if people want to live in the land of fruits and nuts they shouldn't whine about what comes with the territory.
If those parents were more careful of their children's welfare they'd have apply both legal and political pressure on the school administration before all of the gay stuff started.
High Schools: The new "alternative lifestyles" meat market.
"...she would hope the parent who filed the initial complaint will not pursue a lawsuit."
And THAT is the basis of ALL action/response by
the nation's Boards of Education: Avoid law suits
at all costs. They are led to the trough by the local Superintendent who is instrumental in the Board's
hiring of legal advice. And since both the Supt. and Lawyer are admittedly more familiar with school law
than the members, it is rare for a School Board
to refute the Supt+Lawyer power combo.
If it involves a bedroom, it shouldn't be taught in a classroom.
This article certainly flies in the face of people who say Homosexuals are born that way. If they are born Homosexual why all the recruiting. No Most homosexuals are created by a bad experience as a child , Parents who are perverse or by recruitment from other homosexuals.
"We had a lesbian softball teacher come to our high school and the girls made fun of her so much that she left."
I'm betting that they made fun of her for a different reason. I can't recall a single one of my high school or junior high female gym teachers that wasn't obviously lesbian. Of course, they didn't talk about it, but there it was.
One more reason to end government-run schools.
And you're proud of that? Did she discuss her lifestyle with you, or were you just mean, bratty, snotty kids?
If a teacher in a public highschool promoted the fun of russian roulet how quickly would that teacher be suspended? How is that different when the bullets are body fluids and just move at a slower rate to kill the person just as dead. Both are exciting im sure until the consequences play themselves out.
In California, DOUBLE SHOCKING.
In Santa Cruz, TRIPLE SHOCKING.
What next? Suing for access to Boy Scouts???
But there's NO HOMO AGENDA!
"The Scotts Valley School Board took no action..."
The board should be VOTED OUT, that will get the message across.
What is so ridiculous is that they'll argue and argue that they're born this way, that their 'gay rights' are inherent because of that, yet they go out of their way to try to recruit kids into the lifestyle.
Isn't that likened to the proverbial "Fox guarding the Henhouse"?
I mean...many years ago I was a member of a Sports Club..that had a couple gay dudes that lingered in the locker rooms...especially around the showers. It was a joke...and no amount of complaining changed the situation.
If they can do that...I should be able to use the women's locker room...after all I'm a male lesbian.
SUE them till they squeal like the pigs they are!
This is the only way we're going to get our country back.
Yes, I realize we taxpayers STILL get screwed in the end, but we conservatives have GOT to stop the 'don't-rock-the-boat' mentality & bitch-slap the liberals with the LAW!
If they're not willing and ready to do that, they're just whistling into the wind.
There aren't many not Lesbian Gym teachers. At least when I was in school. Most of them sported Crew cuts and walked like men.
I'd believe it. An x-girlfriend of mine's best friend taught in Durham NC. You would be shocked at just how many of her friend's female co-teachers were lesbians.
We once had a lesbian tennis instructor at our school who came into the girls locker room (swinging her racket) and said she could lick everybody in the room.
I wonder why the students, or the parents or guardians, can't file a sexual harassment suit, or at least say they find the displays "offensive," and demand that they be removed from the classrooms. Hell, that's all the leftists need to refer a conservative to "sensitivity training." Just say you're "offended."
Yet another reason to take your kids out of public school...
With the recent articles regarding the immergence of a new virulent strain of HIV and the spread of a new more serious strain of chlamydia among sexually promiscuous homosexuals, I don't see how the schools can continue to teach that homosexuality is an acceptable life style choice. I am waiting for a law suit against some school district for unduly influencing a minor to make a decision that could cost him his life. I can't imagine why this has happened in the case of abortion, where a girl is aided in obtaining an abortion and later regrets it.
Time to privatize education. Notice how the left demands taxpayer dollars to promote their dogma. If the taxpayers refuse, the left screams, "censorship."
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Minutes of Regular Meeting
October 13, 2004
CLOSED SESSION: CALLED TO ORDER AND PUBLIC COMMENTS
Board President Michael L. Smith called the Closed Session to order at 5:12 PM in the Scotts Valley High School Teacher Lunch Room, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley. Board Members present: Carole Harris, Allison Niday, Michael L. Smith, Marshall Wolf with Tom Balch arriving at 5:20. Administration present: Stephen Fiss, Superintendent. Closed Session adjourned at 7:00
PUBLIC SESSION: CALLED TO ORDER
President Michael L. Smith at the Scotts Valley High School Student Union, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, called the Public Session of meeting to order at 7:10 pm. Board Members present: Carole Harris, Allison Niday, Michael L. Smith, Marshall Wolf, Tom Balch and Student Board Member Pearleen Sangha. Administration present: Stephen Fiss, Superintendent; Susan Walker, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services; Kathy Dunton, Principal Vine Hill Elementary School; and Principal Nancy Serigstad, Scotts Valley High School.
I don't know how many people remember the 1978 "Briggs Initiative" on the California ballot---known as "Proposition 6" that election year---which would have barred open homosexuals from teaching in California public schools. The reason for the initiative was precisely the fear of the blatant recruitment and propaganda we see in this article. Needless to say, the campaign against the Briggs Initiative ridiculed these concerns, the voters apparently found them outlandish, and the intiative failed.
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"student(s)not interested in joining a "diversity club"are subject to obscene gestures and other harrasment"?I'll bet all h@ll would break loose if heterosexual students were harrasing homosexual students who belonged to one of these "diversity groups".
LOL -yup --and they taught physed NOT sexual diversity!
"Isn't that likened to the proverbial "Fox guarding the Henhouse"?"
I suppose...but I had male gym teachers too, so it was six of one and a half dozen of the other. My school district was an excellent one though, and all of them took their responsibilities as teachers very seriously.
You have a seperate softball teacher at your high school? Our phys ed teacher told me that where he did his student teaching they had 13 phys ed classes.
They'd probably be better off with this one:
US Constitution Article I, Section 10 -
No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
(If you think caring for & raising your children isn't a legal contract, try NOT taking care of them!)
Most of our coaches were teachers, but this woman was not.
I bet they all have the same haircut.
2004 Queer Youth Leadership Award
Ally to Queer Youth, Awardee
Ralph Porras is currently serving his second year as the principal of Santa Cruz High School. He is commended by the students for his continued support and advocacy for the Rainbow Alliance, the gay/straight alliance on campus. During his first year as principal, he went out of his way to accommodate and support the Rainbow Alliance's Peer Education Program and last year's Coming Out Day and Day of Silence. He has earned the trust of the Queer youth at Santa Cruz High particularly for his advocacy for Queer rights when an incident occurred last year in which 3 adults demanded that the Rainbow Flag be removed from the flag pole on the Day of Silence. Ralph staunchly refused such a removal of the Rainbow Flag because it would impede on the rights of the Queer students. That evening he stood before the Santa Cruz City School Board with 2 youth leaders to describe what a success the school's Day of Silence had been. This school year Ralph was valuable in efforts to train the staff in a Safe Schools training conducted by the ACLU of Northern California. The students at Santa Cruz High are fortunate to have an advocate for Queer rights like Ralph as their principal.
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