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Pro-Homosexual Booklet to Be Distributed to All 16,000 US School Districts
LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/21/08 | Hillary White

Posted on 02/21/2008 4:32:13 PM PST by wagglebee

US, February 21, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the same time that news has come out that the Toronto Catholic School board has refused to participate in pro-homosexual activities, homosexual activists are making significant inroads in US schools, as a booklet titled, "Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth," is set to be distributed to all 16,000 school districts in the country.

The 24-page booklet by the National Education Association and American Psychological Association, tells students that homosexuality is a "normal expression of human sexuality".

"What's so scary and dogmatic about this report is that it communicates that religious-based viewpoints are harmful, and even dangerous," said Candi Cushman, education analyst for Focus on the Family Action.

The booklet particularly targets the idea that homosexuality is a condition that can be changed. It instructs educators, "Schools should be careful to avoid discussions of transformational ministry in their curriculum."

Brian Raum, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, said that the talk of "inclusivity" in schools by homosexual groups is a veiled threat.

"What they're trying to do is create a fear factor here," he said. "There's nothing in the Constitution that would prohibit a teacher from presenting to a student all of the programs that are available, without endorsing or promoting any particular one."

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, (NARTH) says that although "the aim of gay-affirmative counselling programs is humanitarian", the problem is that they do "much more" than discouraging scapegoating.

"In reality, they promote a particular worldview," present students with a set of "truth-claims that students are expected to adopt," and insist on conformity to these.

"These programs promote the value systems of a particular social group and denigrate the views of another, while at the same time, distorting science."


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"In reality, they promote a particular worldview," present students with a set of "truth-claims that students are expected to adopt," and insist on conformity to these.

And it is based on a LIE!

1 posted on 02/21/2008 4:32:17 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/21/2008 4:32:55 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Homeschool/Education Ping


3 posted on 02/21/2008 4:34:51 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I have an ongoing argument with my wife. She says that being gay does not mean that they target children. Stuff like this only enforces my argument!


4 posted on 02/21/2008 4:36:31 PM PST by rocksblues (Tagline on hold)
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To: wagglebee

You know, we could “kill 2 birds with 1 stone here”: help the downturn in the construction business by building lots of closets to put these queers back into.


5 posted on 02/21/2008 4:38:18 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: wagglebee

May their hell come sooner rather than later.


6 posted on 02/21/2008 4:39:34 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: wagglebee

Why?


7 posted on 02/21/2008 4:41:16 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Any chance of constructing airtight closets? You know, just so they are draft free?


8 posted on 02/21/2008 4:41:18 PM PST by MGBGUN (Freedom is not free.)
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To: wagglebee
Are you sure this is being sent to the schools to be distributed to the students? I did a little research on this and found it HAS been sent out to all superintendents but nothing about it being given to the students.

I can't imagine this will fly very well in the conservative areas and find it quite hard to believe that the Gay and Lesbian Group has the ability to put this in the hands of every student in the country.

I've been wrong before though, and I've seen weirder things, but before I get all up in arms, I'd like to know that what I'm getting upset about actually is happening.

9 posted on 02/21/2008 4:43:39 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA
I'd like to know that what I'm getting upset about actually is happening

There's no fun in that, party pooper.

10 posted on 02/21/2008 4:46:26 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: SoftballMominVA

It seems that it’s being sent to the schools as a manual for faculty.


11 posted on 02/21/2008 4:47:52 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I don’t care what someone’s sexual orientation is - not my business. But this is blatant social engineering, not education. It will not add to any student’s base of knowledge. Education is not about attitudes.


12 posted on 02/21/2008 4:50:24 PM PST by tennteacher (Hunter Conservative)
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The 24-page booklet by the National Education Association and American Psychological Association

Didn't have to read past this point

13 posted on 02/21/2008 4:52:06 PM PST by teacherwoes ("It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society" -Gideon Welles)
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Yep, it might as well have been written by the Politburo and published by Pravda.


14 posted on 02/21/2008 4:53:04 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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The article you posted listed the NEA as an endorser of this pamphlet, which doesn't surprise me in the least. They are an incredibly left-wing bunch of nuts. However, the list of the others that endorsed it raised an eyebrow

The full list

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association of School Administrators
American Counseling Association
American Federation of Teachers
American Psychological Association
American School Counselor Association
American School Health Association
Interfaith Alliance
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Social Workers
National Education Association
School Social Work Association of America

I'm so pleased (sarcasm) that that doctors and psychologist agencies are also signing off on this and will presumably be reading it and distributing the ideas to patients.

15 posted on 02/21/2008 4:53:37 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: wagglebee

It will only go to the government schools and the free market schools that want it. So it only affects those feeding at the public trough.

People using socialized schooling and complain, are like people in government housing complaining about the location or the color of the paint. They can both always get out and stop taking the government hand out.


16 posted on 02/21/2008 4:54:32 PM PST by SUSSA
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As has been mentioned in related threads, Romans 1:25-27 tells us that same-sex sexual relationships are a consequence of idolatry. In other words, such relationships are a consequence of disobeying the 1ST COMMANDMENT, a major aspect of the GREATEST COMMANDMENT, to love the jealous God with all your being.

Homosexuals need to keep in mind, however, that the good news of the gospel is not about how God despises same-sex sexual relationships. In fact, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 indicates that certain members of that church had been slaves to such relationships, but had been cleansed in Jesus' name. So these former homosexuals had evidently repented and accepted God's grace to straighten their lives out.

John 3:16
Revelation 3:20

17 posted on 02/21/2008 4:55:21 PM PST by Amendment10
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It seems that it’s being sent to the schools as a manual for faculty.

Hmmmmmm..... can't wait to get MY copy! Should I throw it in the garbage or shred it? Don't want to contaminate the shredder after all.

18 posted on 02/21/2008 4:55:26 PM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: SoftballMominVA

Make a PDF of it, upload it and we can post passages here.


19 posted on 02/21/2008 4:58:11 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Got it. That way teachers can push the agenda without actually sending home something that will let the parents know what they’re learning.

My wife and I used to say that homeschooling was a good option for a few people. My son is in the second grade in a conservative Texas suburb. He spends more time learning about Hanukkah and Ramadan than math and reading. We confronted his teacher and she let us know that teaching math and reading was the responsibility of the parents. They only tested what they learn at home.

So at school they learn about religion, values, etc., and at home they learn to read, write, etc. Well, we’ve prepared ourselves to homeschool next year. We’re checking out of their system, even if we are still forced to pay to an organization that teaches a religion we oppose.

These jerks at the NEA can kiss my can.


20 posted on 02/21/2008 4:58:22 PM PST by cizinec
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