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California's Book Ban (Gay Agenda Advancing Gloriously in the Grade Schools)
Human Events ^ | 07/11/2011 | Daniel J. Flynn

Posted on 07/11/2011 3:43:22 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

The California state legislature has passed a book-banning law. Nobody is calling the book ban a book ban because the books the book ban bans offend homosexuals.

If the legislature had extended legislative protection to the hurt feelings of, say, Mormons or evangelical Christians, then everyone would have agreed that it’s a book ban. But it doesn’t, so don’t call the book ban a book ban. You just might get banned, too.

The legislation, awaiting the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, decrees that localities in America’s most populous state “shall not adopt any textbooks or other instructional materials for use in the public schools that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of…sexual orientation.” The legislation further enjoins school boards to adopt materials that discuss the “role and contributions” of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.”

And what do “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans” believe their “role and contributions” to be?

Playwright Larry Kramer claims that Abraham Lincoln was “a totally gay man.” As he once rationalized to Salon.com, “So much of the history that is shoveled into the world is bullshit—we really have to invent our own.” Clarence Tripp, whose sexual exploits were constrained neither by taboos about the same sex nor by taboos against different species, came to a similar conclusion about the 16th president in a Simon & Schuster-published book. Paul Russell listed Socrates, St. Augustine, and William Shakespeare as part of his “Gay 100.”

It’s apparently “in” to come out—even several millennia after the fact. But being gay presumably has something to do with liking other gays, not with gays liking you. What evidence is there for the homosexuality of Socrates, St. Augustine, or Lincoln that is half as compelling as the evidence for the homosexuality of everyone who labels them gay?

In literature, some out-there homosexuals also see in-closet homosexuality where the uninitiated don’t. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer? Tom Buchanan and Nick Carraway? Prince Hal and Falstaff? Various academics have discovered a sexual element in these literary relationships that has escaped the notice of exactly everybody prior to the 1960s. Were they that ignorant or are we?

One can easily see how California’s interest-group edict could similarly twist biology, health, and other subjects. The law puts feelings before facts.

It’s an invitation to defect from the public schools and a provocation against the captive audience that can neither afford the expense of private schools nor the time to home school. Like religion, teaching morality is better instructed in the home than in the schoolhouse.

Homosexuals exist. From Alexander the Great to John Maynard Keynes to James Baldwin, gays and lesbians have left an imprint on the world in which we live, discussions of which should be neither outlawed nor mandated. Though this bill represents an aggression against that massive portion of California parents who wish to shield their children from, rather than expose them to, sex, this topic could certainly be discussed intelligently among upperclassmen in a high school.

Too bad this bill isn’t about starting a conversation. It’s about stopping one.

Thirty-three-years ago, an equally harebrained scheme sought to empower California school boards to fire homosexual teachers. Ronald Reagan, despite gearing up for a run for the Republican presidential nomination, offended much of his conservative base by vocally opposing the Briggs Initiative. The ballot measure thankfully lost. Reagan thankfully won the presidency.

Jerry Brown, Reagan’s Golden State gubernatorial successor who again finds himself in Sacramento, today appears in an analogous situation. A special-interest group in his party wishes to curtail freedom in the name of community standards. Banning unpopular books, like firing unpopular teachers, is a bad idea. Whether Brown remains a captive of his party’s special interests, or, like Reagan, transcends them on behalf of freedom, remains to be seen.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bookban; bookbanning; caglbt; calegislation; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; sexualindoctrination
A great many of the claimed "gay" historic figures (King David? Michelangelo? Abraham Lincoln?) have to be retrofitted with a fantasized "gay" identity which they mysteriously did not possess in their lifetimes. (The Past sure ain't what it used to be.)

More modern figures who indisputably did engage in homosexual behavior, were also married (to a person of the other sex) and engaged in heterosexual behavior.

Oscar Wilde was married to Constance Lloyd, and they had two sons. The Episocopal bishop in New Hampshire, the Rev. Gene Robinson, was married and likewise had two children with his wife. New Jersey governor Jim McGreeey married twice and had children with both of his wives, before he famously announced he was gay.

Which raises many questions, including:

Are all sexual behaviors the basis of an identity group and a claim of historic "specialness" in the California school system?

Will there be multiple study units to recognize the cultural contributions of, say,

-Polygamists as such? (Lots of them, and many of them Biblical.)

-Celibates as such? (A big roster of greats here, many of them in the Catholic Church.)

-Adulterers as such? (A huge list... and for so many centuries disrespected, misunderstood, and in the closet!)

-And even, married heterosexual people as such? Are the public schools going to be fully invested in Married Hetero Studies? Great Married Heteros of America? Married Hetero History Week?

If the California public schools are going to "recognize" people's historic achievements mainly in sexual categories, it's going to be increasingly complicated to put together a curriculum.

Poor students. Of course, the fact that so many of them are illiterate simplifies things considerably.

1 posted on 07/11/2011 3:43:25 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

More thought crime laws.


2 posted on 07/11/2011 3:46:49 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer?

Hey, I thought it was N-word Jim who was supposed to be the gay one.

"Come on back to the raft, Huck honey!"

3 posted on 07/11/2011 3:51:18 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Mrs. Don-o
this topic could certainly be discussed intelligently among upperclassmen in a high school

Maybe, but what possible benefit would there be? And why would homosexuals want to be associated with a destructive butcher like Alexander, a destructive hack economist like Keynes, or the unreadable James Baldwin?

4 posted on 07/11/2011 3:51:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
(shrug) It's California. Who cares?

End Near for Zimbabwe's Last White Farmers

They failed to see the writing on the wall

5 posted on 07/11/2011 3:52:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The little faggot with the earring and the makeup,

Yeah, buddy, that's his own hair.

That little faggot's got his own jet airplane.

That little faggot, he's a millionaire.

*whew* Nothing like reciting a few banned lyrics to make one feel like a real rebel. Let 'em come and get me. I won't teach their view of history, except to point out the dangers involved with the gay lifestyle. GRID, anyone??

6 posted on 07/11/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT by Othniel (There is no god named Allah, and Mohammed is its false prophet.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Fur shur the kids studying ONLY IN SPANISH have a tremendous advantage. As usual they won’t have to put up with any of this cr*p.


7 posted on 07/11/2011 3:57:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lancey Howard
Well Lancey,

I give a damn. Along with the majority of sane minded people here in California. We do our damnest to fight the liberals, the illegals, and the freaking weirdos in this state. Unfortunately, when the shit birds in Los Angeles and the idiots in San Francisco and Marin County cheat and lie their way to winning most elections by using union thugs and union money, there's not a hell of a lot we can do to win. When a governor gets elected to his third term, which is really illegal, even in this state, what the hell can we do. All I can say is thank God I'm not from or in New York and Illinois.

8 posted on 07/11/2011 4:05:19 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; All

9 posted on 07/11/2011 4:05:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Mark for later.


10 posted on 07/11/2011 4:07:01 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: All


11 posted on 07/11/2011 4:07:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Lancey Howard
It's California. Who cares?

You seem to forget from where FR originates.

12 posted on 07/11/2011 4:11:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Argus
Oh, Lordy. At first I thought you were joking. I should know better by now.

"Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey" (Link).

13 posted on 07/11/2011 4:20:32 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin)
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To: Argus
"Come on back to the raft, Huck honey!"

Brokeback River?

14 posted on 07/11/2011 4:22:00 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Mrs. Don-o

California is our second Homosexual State after Massachusetts. These states have systems run by and for homosexuals. Thewre will be others. For a group so small in number they wield a tremendous amount of power.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 4:36:19 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Lancey Howard
It's California. Who cares?

At some point most of the states will be Homosexual States, like California and the first one, Massachusetts. When that happens the Nation will be effectively a Homosexual Nation. Of course the likelihood is that Islam will abort the Homosexualization of America with its own apparently irresistible program.

16 posted on 07/11/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: GeronL

Great News! As a private school teacher I am in favor of this as it will drive more and more kids out of the public schools and into the private ones! Also, this will help to undermine the almost complete power of the Teacher’s Union. Today they are the power drivers in California Politics. They are so leftist they go way pass Marx and more Maoist/Stalinist today. They elect our people because they can buy TV time for 30 second spots—these are where the sheeple get their voting orders.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 4:42:42 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Let’s start burning books. Why wait!!?


18 posted on 07/11/2011 4:43:21 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Until they outlaw the private ones. They will probably make the private ones use the gay indoctrination too


19 posted on 07/11/2011 4:45:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nitehawk0325

“Well Lancey, I give a damn.”

And so do I. You know, it’s just a TINY minority imposing this garbage. Sure, California has a lot of minorities...enough to make them a majority. But do Mexicans, Chinese, Blacks, and others REALLY love the gay lifestyle? I would argue that they have more problems with that crap than most blue-blooded honkies.

...and it is up to the REPUBLICANS to point that out. We managed to bring the blacks on board to (try to) overturn gay marriage - we should be able to EASILY bring other minorities to the party.

...of course we’ll have to being will to try first, as they will NOT come to us on their own.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 5:11:41 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Huh?


21 posted on 07/11/2011 5:55:47 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up." ~ Lily Tomlin)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Ronald Reagan was every bit as gay as Abraham Lincoln then?


22 posted on 07/11/2011 6:59:24 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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Mrs.Don-o did the comments. In-san-i-ty. Get your kids out of CA public screwels NOW!!!!

23 posted on 07/11/2011 7:32:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

sarcasm


24 posted on 07/11/2011 8:41:40 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Poor students. Of course, the fact that so many of them are illiterate simplifies things considerably.

And the fact that teachers teach *this* and not reading, writing and arithmetic is going to assure that they'll likely stay illiterate.

25 posted on 07/11/2011 8:49:05 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: BobL
I agree BobL. It surprises me that the Mexicans are more free spirited than I expected. I would have thought, most Mexicans are hard core Catholics thus being against gay marriages. What really bothers me is the Catholic Church seem to be moving to the left on this issue. I was raise Catholic and when I got older and wiser, I left the Catholic Church. I'm still a Christian but no where near as left as the Church.
26 posted on 07/11/2011 10:24:22 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Homosexuals exist. From Alexander the Great

Sorry, but despite the propaganda that began to circulate 100s of years after his death it is very doubtful that ol Alex was homosexual. He had two wives at least, a very long term mistress and a number of short term mistresses. While you can explain the wives and their kids as political the mistress is a little harder to explain if he was into men. At most he was mildly bi-sexual.

He did have close male friends, this used to be considered normal before the 1960s. After that men were not suppose to have any close male friends, just guys that you watched games with and never, ever talked to.

I will not get on my soap box about how that has damaged the modern male physic but IMHO between that and the lack of fathers in the home it is a wonder that there are as many stable strong men around as there are.

27 posted on 07/11/2011 10:43:52 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I have no time to worry about turbot, a parrot is eating my house)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Here's what I don't get: homos and their enablers will swear up and down that all manner of ancient and venerable personages were homosexuals, and that their homosexuality should be understood/valorized in exactly the same manner as a 21st century equivalent. Yet the exact same people, when confronted with crystal clear condemnations of homosexuality in the Bible, will insist that Paul et al couldn't possibly be talking about "committed, loving homosexual relationships." Even a local ministry leader here at my university, who is otherwise fairly conservative and generally Biblical in his views, has bought into the crap that the Bible never mentions "orientation" and thinks that the church should fall all over itself apologizing to homos for "treating them badly." Pisses me off.
28 posted on 07/11/2011 11:00:16 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Nitehawk0325

Well just like teachers unions, the church is a reflection of its members - it’s up to them to stand up and be counted.

But, bummer.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 1:16:26 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: sthguard

But it does. What we call “orientation” the Bible calls “temptation.”


30 posted on 07/12/2011 3:08:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pray (Pray!) Oh yes we Pray (Pray!)-- You've Got to Pray Just to Make it Today. --MC Hammer)
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