Skip to comments.Information Alert: HOMOSEXUAL GROUP UNDERMINES PARENTS
Posted on 09/20/2005 7:46:05 AM PDT by Perseverando
Next week, school children across Virginia will once again be the target of homosexual force's efforts to promote the homosexual lifestyle as normal and attack those who support traditional family as evil.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national organization bent on imposing its view of morality on school children, is promoting a new program in K-12 schools. Called "Ally Week," their agenda is full of indoctrinating and re-educating our children through misinformation and by changing the definitions of social norms and sexuality. At its roots, the message of GLSEN is to reject what is taught at home.
Ally Week is a week of activities that range from student/teacher training and lunchtime discussion groups, to asking "allies" to attend Gay Straight Alliance club meetings. Its stated goal is to end bulling and harassment of LGBT students at school by signing up allies, and having them sign Ally Pledge to intervene in bullying and harassment throughout the school year.
In one exercise, GLSEN indoctrinates children with the message that they have developed their perceptions of what is "normal sexual behavior" through the following five stages:
·Stage 1 is Innocence: Individuals do not have assumptions regarding sexuality or gender appropriate behaviors until the age of four.
·Stage 2 is Ignorance: Misinformation about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people is learned from family members, peers, faith communities and accepted without question.
·Stage 3 is Resistance: Individuals becoming aware of oppression to the LGBT people and being motivated to actively confront societal oppression.
·Stage 4 is Redefinition: Individuals becoming aware of their privilege as heterosexuals. Banding together to end LGBT oppression and how heterosexism is related to other forms of societal oppression, such as sexism.
·Stage 5 is Internalization: The student becomes an ally and this identity becomes integrated part of the self, co-existing without tension among a variety of other identities
Is this what you want your children learning in our taxpayer funded schools? GLSEN is encouraging students to question and ultimately reject what they learn from their parents and church community regarding sexuality. Such an attack on parents should not in any way be allowed in our public schools. While no child should be bullied, the fact is that GLSEN and other pro-homosexual groups are using harassment as a way to promote a dangerous lifestyle and attack the values taught by families across our Commonwealth. Virginia parents should be enraged by such activities.
Ally Week is yet another example of the all-out assault on our values by the homosexual community through our public schools. In Virginia, over 60 public schools now have Gay Straight Alliance clubs where students are being exploited into accepting homosexuality regardless of what they are taught at home. The General Assembly had the opportunity to ban such clubs this year, but refused.
Parents in Virginia must act now to stop "Ally Week" in their school. Please contact your local school administrator today and urge them to put a stop to this deceptive and dangerous campaign.
Ally Week - September 18-24, 2005!
A national youth-led effort empowering students to be allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bullying, harassment and name-calling in K-12 schools.
Sorry for the late post. Got this last week.
Apparently "Ally Week" is taking place in Virginia this week (and probably every week.)
"Please note, this is not just a Virginia event going on this week. It is a NATIONAL event..."
I agree with that. Sunday morning we had liberals
standing out on the public strip in front of our
Church with very childish but controversial signs;
they were denigrating our Church along with many other
religious organizations in the area for the religious
stand on abortion. The signs featured severed babies' heads.
They made a real impression on my GreatKids, who talked
about it after Mass for the whole 20 minute trip home. Later found out the kids at school were talking about the signs on Monday a.m. But, the kids were a bit confused because they KNOW the Church is against abortion, but the signs seemed to be against abortion, too. Of course, the
wording on the signs were PRO-abortion. But WHO READS
when you're driving by rather quickly in a traffic mode?
IMO, if the group intended to make an impression on
the kids, they goofed. The pix were NOT self-explanatory!
Our Priest ventured out on the strip to speak to them,
but since they were on public property, he could do nothing.
We always have a policeman directing entrance/exit traffic into the Church grounds. At the end of the service,
Father Joe came back into the sanctuary to make a public announcement about his meeting with the group. The audience
applauded him. When we pulled out of the parking lot
the group and signs had disappeared.
What is the nature of this "misinformation"? That they are "different" from us? That they do things which cause a lot of us to think "yuck"? That many of them feel a need to flaunt their illness and to berate those of us who object to their behavior? That AIDS is a disease spread by that behavior?
Boycott Allstate before it's too late!
July 22, 2005
Allstate claims: "You're in good hands with Allstate."
That depends upon why you are.
If you are a practicing homosexual who wants Christians and Jews who believe homosexual acts are sinful to be punished for saying so, Allstate is pandering to you.
If you are one of the many Christians and Jews who believe that practicing homosexuality is sinful and warning against sin is good, not bad, then DO NOT PATRONIZE ALLSTATE!
J. Matt Barber is a non-practicing attorney, an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer (Matt "Bam Bam" Barber), and a jazz drummer. He received a Law Degree and a Master of Arts in Public Policy. He is a contributor to www.starrjournal.com, Contributing Editor of www.TheConservativeVoice.com, and a Contributor to the Washington Times "Insight Magazine," as well as a number of other conservative publications.
For five years Barber WAS a manager with Allstate, the insurance giant and Fortune 500 company, at the company's headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois in the Corporate Security Division, its investigative arm.
Until Allstate, which financially supports homosexual advocacy groups, fired him after he wrote a column posted on several websites that was critical of same-sex marriage and espoused his Christian beliefs.
The column at issue was written and posted in December.
On January 31, 2005, Barber was called into a meeting with two human resources officials. Barber reports that one of them "slapped down" a printed copy of the column in front of him and asked if he had written it. Barber confirmed he had written it and noted that he had done so on his own time, at his home and on his own computer.
Barber further reports that he was told, "Here at Allstate we have a very diverse community"; that the human resources assistant vice president told him the column did not reflect Allstate's view and that he was suspended with pay; and that he was immediately ushered off company grounds "which was humiliating."
As Barber put it: "I explained to Allstate that the article was a reflection of my personal Christian beliefs, and that I had every right to both write it and to have it published. I further explained that I had written the article while at home on my own time, that I never mentioned Allstate's name and that I neither directly nor indirectly suggested that Allstate shared my Christian beliefs or my views on same-sex marriage."
BUT, three days later, Barber, who had worked for Allstate for five years, was fired "for writing the article."
With the help of the Christian Law Association and David Gibbs III, who represented Terri Schiavo's family in the final weeks of her life, Barber is challenging Allstate in federal court.
According to an investigation by the State of Illinois' Department of Employment Security related to Barber's claim for unemployment benefits, an organization likely a "gay"-rights group complained to Allstate about the column.
Apparently because one site that posted the column, MensNewsDaily.com, added to the bio line on the article the undisputed fact that Barber worked for Allstate.
According to Barber. he did not include that fact in the original column submission but the site "disclosed that without [his] knowledge or consent."
Barber emphasized to the unemployment office that he did not intend for the affiliation to be included in the bio.
Allstate argued that Barber should not be given unemployment.
Upon investigation, the unemployment office found for Barber and ruled that he was entitled to the money, stating: "The claimant was discharged from Allstate Insurance Company because an outside organization had complained about an article he had written while on his own time."
Allstate's misconduct defense was rejected: "The term misconduct means the deliberate and willful violation of a reasonable rule or policy of the employer. ... In this case, the claimant's action which resulted in his discharge was not deliberate and willful."
Barber dared to oppose what is oxymoronically called "same-sex marriage" and to opine that homosexuality is "a violation of 'natural law."
Barber wrote: "Marriage between one man and one woman, and the nuclear family have forever been cornerstones of civilized society. Regrettably, there are at present, many within the militant homosexual lobby who wish to take a sledge hammer to those cornerstones many who hope to undermine both the historical and contemporary reality of marriage and family many who, through judicial fiat, aim to circumvent the Constitution, the legislative process, and the overwhelming will of the people in an effort to redefine marriage. Accordingly, the unsolicited, oxymoronic and spurious expression 'same-sex marriage' has been forced into popular lexicon."
Pope John Paul the Great and Pope Benedict XVI agree with him.
Fortunately, neither ever wanted to work for Allstate.
Allstate has a decidedly "pro-homosexual" philosophy, requiring employees to undergo "diversity training" and offering domestic partnership benefits. That training, Barber says, "is really indoctrination hostile toward thousands of employees' Christian beliefs."
Allstate's foundation has donated money to homosexual-advocacy organizations, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund. An Allstate foundation notice states that funds are given to "nonprofit organizations that are related to tolerance, diversity and inclusion."
Barber says he hopes consumers who hold traditional values will stop patronizing Allstate.
SO DO I!
Addressing those who hold traditional values, Barber said: "You are helping to support an organization that brazenly and illegally discriminates against religious employees who do not blindly and silently toe the extremist, liberal line on official company policy policy that is not just overtly pro-homosexual, but is demonstrably anti-family."
David Gibbs, Barber's attorney, focused on the broader problem: "To have Fortune 100 companies like Allstate firing people for expressing their sincerely held religious beliefs and even their personal viewpoints on their own time demonstrates just how out of kilter things have gotten."
As well as Allstate in particular. "Allstate aggressively pushes and promotes the homosexual agenda in the name of tolerance, but the minute someone speaks up with what would be considered the traditional moral-values viewpoint, the tolerance disappears and it results in a termination."
Gibbs doubts that Allstate would take the same action against someone who put forth a pro-homosexual viewpoint and declares that such discriminatory action violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act: "The law was intended to make sure people of faith didn't have to leave their religion or viewpoints at the workplace stairs."
Gibbs compared the situation to that of racial discrimination: "Just like Allstate can't go in and say, 'We've discovered your ethnicity and we're going to fire you,' I don't believe Allstate should be able to go in and say, 'We've discovered your anti-homosexuality viewpoint and we're going to fire you.'"
Barber's complaint claims Barber was "terminated from his employment and discriminated against by Defendants, with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because he expressed during non-work hours his sincerely held religious beliefs."
Allstate may have had a second reason for terminating Barber, but it hardly would suffice as justification.
On a 2003 business trip to Lisbon, Portugal, that Barber took to attend the annual Chairman's Conference with hundreds of other Allstate employees, Barber reportedly witnessed his boss' boss, Ben Tarver, assistant vice president for corporate security, "engaging in various public displays of affection with a young female physician who had been hired by Allstate to serve as the on-call physician for the conference team." Following Barber's report of the assistant vice president's alleged behavior to his immediate supervisor, Barber reports that Tarver began harassing him and treating him in an "abusive manner." Barber eventually filed a sexual harassment/retaliation complaint against Tarver with the human resources Department at Allstate. Barber explained: "It made me very uncomfortable, especially because we investigate sexual harassment."
Barber believes that his whistleblower action was a motive in his being fired and that Allstate officials were looking for a reason to terminate him. He doubts that it was sheer coincidence that the very people to whom he had reported Tarver's alleged misconduct confronted him about his online article.
Allstate's sensitivity to homosexual prejudice and pressure was not matched by any consideration for the needs of a pro-life family.
The eloquent Barber explained it this way:
"To add insult to injury, about two weeks before I was fired, my wife, Sarah, and I delivered our third child in four years following a highly stressful at-risk pregnancy. Allstate was fully aware of our new arrival and that Sarah was still recovering from her C-section surgery when they callously snatched away both our medical insurance and our means of providing for our young family."
Barber, a boxer, seems to have been fouled, but not knocked out: "All of this notwithstanding, my personal faith and optimism remain intact. I always knew that people were persecuted in the workplace for their religious beliefs, but I never imagined it would happen to my family and me. We're losing our home, and we may be forced into bankruptcy; but I know that somehow, God will provide. I believe it's crucial to take a stand for truth, even if that stand results in suffering in the short term."
Thousands of e-mails are pouring into Allstate after the American Family Association yesterday informed its supporters of Barber's lawsuit.
Make Allstate repent! Or pay dearly for its sins!
One proposed e-mail to Allstate: "Dear Allstate and Chairman Liddy, Just a note to let you know I will not be purchasing any insurance from Allstate. You are free to push the homosexual agenda and punish Christians, but I am free to not buy insurance from you. When you reinstate Matt Barber with an apology and back pay, I might reconsider purchasing insurance from Allstate."
I like it!
Michael J. Gaynor, born in New York in 1949, has been practicing law in New York for more than thirty years. A member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, he is now a solo practitioner and admitted to practice in the New York State courts, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In 1969 Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's innovative New College, then a three-year program supported by the Ford Foundation.
In 1972 Gaynor received his doctorate of jurisprudence degree from St. John's University School of Law. There he was in the top 10% of his class. He won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote an article on the Pentagon Papers case for the Law Review and two articles on obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer, in addition to overseeing the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law, then called "The Quarterly Survey of New York Practice."
The day after graduating from St. John's Law School, Gaynor joined Fulton, Walter & Duncombe, a Manhattan law firm with offices at Rockefeller Center. Gaynor worked with that firm, first as an associate and then as a partner, through 1996. He engaged in general practice, involving corporate law, federal and state litigation, mergers and acquisitions, trusts and estates law, tax law, and other areas of law, on behalf of the firm's clients, including International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Carvel Corporation, Tenneco Inc., UniWorld Group, Inc., and Palisades Geophysical Institute, Inc., as well as substantial charitable organizations, other corporations, and individuals,
In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed the law firm of Gaynor & Bass. For more than five years, Gaynor & Bass conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed upon appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The United States Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation. Bass, as a solo practioner, had filed the case on behalf of a group of freelance writers, and the United States District Court had granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment on liability.
Gaynor has written articles and letters on political, legal and religious issues for The National Law Journal, Legal Times, The New York Law Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Newsday, The Washington Times, Long Island Catholic, National Journal, and Time. He also has posted regularly on the Internet at www.MichNews.com, www.theconservativevoice.com and www.renewamerica.us, and occasionally at www.catholiconline.com, www.intellectualconservative.com, www.starrjournal.com, www.capitolhillcoffeehouse.com, www.catholiccitizens.org, www.yourcatholicvoice.com, www.therant.us, www.peoplepolitical.com and www.salon.com.
In 2005, Gaynor appeared as a guest on "Your World With Cavuto" (FOX Cable) to promote the eBay boycott that he initiated (see www.boycottebay.com/reports) and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the tragic Terri Schiavo case.
© Copyright 2005 by Michael Gaynor
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Thanks. Great post!
Wachovia is another big pro-homosexual corporation. See the following link for their recent sponsorship of a gay pride "festival:" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1483453/posts
Homosexual Agenda Ping.
More effluent from GLSEN. Evidence that appeasement is the absolutely worst policy when dealing with Evil with a capital E.
Either morality and truth will defeat them, or lies and weakness will defeat us. Which will it be?
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Yes Freepers, those are kindergardeners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders, thru 12th that they are trying to indoctrinate.
Sorry, gotta sign off for awhile, so I won't be able to continue posting til later.
I don't believe in signing some stupid "pledge" but neither do I believe that ANY kid ought to be bullied for thier sexual choices. Now when I was in High School (20 years ago) we had a young man come to school in a dress. We are a small, logging community. He got his a$$ kicked on a daily basis. He didn't just wear the dress, he wore makeup and fixed his hair in a girl's style. I'm not saying he deserved those beatings, but you don't cover yourself in blood and hop in the shark tank either.
He said "We will not be having any of that"
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national organization bent on imposing its view of morality on school children, is promoting a new program in K-12 schools. Called "Ally Week," their agenda is full of indoctrinating and reeducating our children through misinformation and by changing the definitions of social norms and sexuality. At its roots, the message of GLSEN is to reject what is taught at home.
OK a. it's NOT morality, in any way shape pr form, it's IMMORALITY!! Parents nationwide, should be rebelling to take back our schools. And b. There may be, at this time, one or two homosexuals in any given school, MAY be! And they are not bullied. In fact, if anything, these organizations of activism, are the very ones bullying the entire student bodies of these schools. No one gave these GLDSEN people teaching certificates, or any other credential to "teach" our children anything. They are political activists, and that is all they are! They DO NOT BELONG in our schools!