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To: BufordP
They've kicked over a hornet's nest! Letter to the Editor:

Give us more school choice

Andrei Blakely's July 16 article ``Gay Support Group Plans Book Drive" makes me hope even more that school choice becomes a reality in Virginia.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, has decided (at whose behest?) to conduct a fund-raising campaign to purchase books dealing with homosexual themes to donate to the public schools in Fairfax County.

PFLAG claims this book drive will benefit harassed students and help teachers who are supposedly afraid of ``interfering" on behalf of harassed students.

Superintendent Daniel Domenech is reported as saying, ``There is no intention on the part of this administration to promote a gay and lesbian lifestyle. The intent is to promote a safe environment, free from harassment."

Has the school system done research and discovered that putting books in libraries deters harassment?

Teachers are already obligated to ``interfere" in order to help maintain the safe and orderly environments that the school system mandates. What about teachers who apparently are not ``interfering" when students are throwing food at other students? They should be more likely to lose their jobs for not ``interfering."

Such a ludicrous and convenient argument makes me question PFLAG's true intentions.

And what about the books? What about the thousands of homosexuals who have sought counseling to seek a heterosexual lifestyle? Is this faction accurately represented? I doubt it.

Rhonda Buckner, executive director of PFLAG's Washington-area office, reportedly claims, ``Lots of gays and lesbians need materials to work out feelings about their orientation."

Have ``lots" of students been harassed for this reason? Have ``lots" of teachers not ``interfered" on their behalf, or has the number been exaggerated to justify PFLAG's intrusion into our public schools?

It should not be the business of PFLAG to help students resolve their feelings. It's overstepping well-established boundaries that do not allow minor children to be unduly influenced by political groups.

I wonder if the liberal National Education Association stands behind such a strategy to advance the gay agenda.

The NEA has formed a task force to explore the issue of making schools more ``hospitable toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and staff." Perhaps book drives such as the one proposed by PFLAG is a strategy devised by this task force.

If the school system plans to allow sexually charged materials - whether heterosexual or homosexual - to be used to harm our children, then it is simply fueling those parents fighting for school choice.

Falls Church
47 posted on 07/27/2002 5:54:24 AM PDT by Ligeia
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To: Ligeia; BufordP; Betty Jane; vin-one; Angelwood; Jimmy Valentine's brother; scripter
"Rhonda Buckner, executive director of PFLAG's Washington-area office, reportedly claims, "Lots of gays and lesbians need materials to work out feelings about their orientation."

Yeah right, Rhonda. Tell us all about the books. No? Ok then, allow me:

Posted in Gay-books sale hits opposition:

"She emphasized that the books PFLAG expects to collect will help students adjust and adapt to their orientation. "We're certainly not going to put sexually explicit books in the schools," she said."

That's a lie. Both PFLAG and GLSEN recommend sexually explicit books for teens. Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy (CA) has reviewed many of these recommended books and has stated:

"Believe me when I tell you that this material is grossly inappropriate to be used in our schools under the guise of "safety" or "diversity" training or anything else. In my view, the material is pornographic and obscene."

See the documentation posted in the thread:

Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools

"Recommended Reading for Teenagers? A Closer Look at P-FLAG"

"The well-known and respected national organization "Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays" (P-FLAG) serves as a support group for parents seeking guidance for their homosexual children. P-FLAG is recommended as a resource group by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice in its upcoming manual, "Preventing Youth Hate Crime." Many schools, community agencies, and even nationally syndicated newspaper columnists refer families to it. P-FLAG has affiliates in all 50 states, with about 70,000 families among its membership.

A look at some of P-FLAG's literature and recommended books, however, reveals an approach to child guidance which is consistently both sexually and socially radical. First-person stories aimed at teens tell in pornographic detail of the delight of a young girl's sexual seduction by her lesbian teacher; of gay relationships between teenage boys and much older men; and of the precise how-to's of masturbation. Teenagers are specifically encouraged to use only their feelings as a guide to sexual behavior; to be their own judge of what is right and wrong; and to "have fun" experimenting. If a sexual behavior feels good, the logic says, it will tell them "who they are." Teenagers are encouraged to see religious traditionalists as mean-spirited and hypocritical, while at the same time, to see gay consciousness as "sacred." Were similar books recommended by parenting groups for "straight" teenagers, they would be considered violations of community standards of decency..."

(PFLAG's recommended reading list can be found here).

GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX "Don't give up."

"...If this presents a realistic look into the life of a child struggling with same sex desires then these children are seduced/molested at an alarmingly high rate and engage in dangerous/abusive sexual activity at a very young age. What's worse is that the adults who purport to care most about them (the editor of this book for example) present this sexual abuse as if they were tender "coming of age" stories. As if the children struggling with same sex desires are showing how healthy they are by engaging in sex with adults and by having sexual encounters regularly beginning at a very young age.

And, the message is clear, if "straight" kids don't want to be closed-minded, if they want to be "open" and "free" they'll mimic the homosexual sexual behavior and promiscuity related in these books.

In several stories intense sexual activity as a child is presented as normal and healthy, even child/adult sex is presented without question. Five and six year old's who regularly engaged in sex are described as children "who were willing" to explore their sexuality "to it's fullest extent." Many stories fondly recount a youthful sexual encounter with a much older man or woman. Sexual promiscuity and engaging in sex as a child/teenager is presented as "sexual freedom".

Heterosexual or "questioning" youth are encouraged to try same sex intercourse because, the Kinseyin theory is repeated over and over, "Everyone's really gay or bisexual." and "You won't know if you like it until you try it."...

These books are in middle and high schools around the nation. Adults, real adults, have a responsibility to inform themselves about whats going on in public schools we fund. It is criminal to allow these people to educate our children on matters of sexuality!The children are depending on us to protect them. Please pass this information on to parents and other concerned adults..."

(You'll find the book mentioned on GLSEN's recommended reading list - Young, Gay and Proud! - here and other GLSEN recommended reading lists here).

Free smut for children

NJ High School Library Creates Homosexual Section

8 posted on 7/22/02 7:26 AM Pacific by EdReform

Well Rhonda Buckner, got anything to say?

48 posted on 07/27/2002 11:48:59 AM PDT by EdReform
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To: Ligeia; All
"I wonder if the liberal National Education Association stands behind such a strategy to advance the gay agenda."

Of course the NEA is behind it. And it's time to put an end to it:

Help Defund the NEA

Hatch Amendment Letter - Parental Consent Form for use in the Public Schools

49 posted on 07/27/2002 12:12:03 PM PDT by EdReform
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