Skip to comments.WHAT "GAY" STUDENT CLUBS WILL BRING TO YOUR SCHOOL
Posted on 05/03/2003 10:00:39 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
Clubs dealing with homosexuality are being considered in high schools, middle schools and soon (if "gay" activists have achieve their goals) in elementary schools in the U.S. Their advocates claim that these clubs are about "tolerance" and creating an accepting climate for students who are otherwise outcasts. And-this claim is made over and over- sex is NOT discussed at meetings. All the students want is acceptance and a "safe" place to go.
Is this claim true? And even if it is, would discussion of homosexual tolerance alone be a good thing? To be fair, some of the club meetings we've read about do seem to conduct business in a relatively mild tone. The students talk about teen concerns, have social "ice-breaker" games, and incorporate the perennial teen favorite---food. However, one still has to remember the bottom line reason these students are meeting-to defend their right to have homosexual sex, and to reinforce misinformation and bias against heterosexuality, traditional marriage and certain religions.
And sometimes the activities of the club are not so harmless. Here are some of the documented activities of these clubs, often called "gay/straight alliances" (GSA's), that should be of grave concern to parents and school officials.
1. A "gay" club will demand that the school hold pro-homosexual events. Many clubs have been the sponsors of "Coming Out" day in October, when students (and teachers) are celebrated for the "courage" to openly declare their homosexuality. Clubs have also been the catalyst for diversity events dwelling mostly on homosexuality and the massive April "Day of Silence" event. One Massachusetts "gay" club was given a rainbow flag symbolizing homosexual rights at a youth rally, and then persuaded the principal to fly it at their school just below the U.S. flag. Many complaints were received from both parents and veterans.1
2. Hostility and discrimination against those who don't endorse homosexuality will be heightened. A "gay" club in North Andover, Massachusetts sponsored a school forum on "homophobia". They also sent around a school survey which 154 students filled out. One of the questions asked how the person would react if asked out on a date by a person of the same sex. The goal of these students was to change any negative perception of such a social interaction. 2 Other clubs have spoken at teacher "diversity training "meetings, and many "gay" club members have appeared before school board meetings to present their requests. The GSA Network in California recently urged through its newsletter that "gay" club members attend a conference called "Expression, Not Suppression" in Fresno. One of the workshop titles for the day was "The Bible: Weapon of Love or Weapon of Hate?"3
3. Misinformation will be disseminated by the "gay" club to all students. One club in Florida - in a middle school - handed out flyers throughout the school promoting "gay" history month. The idea was that of their adviser, an eighth grade teacher, and was brought to a halt by the administration.4 This strategy is the invention of several activist organizations, and would teach children that major historical figures like Abraham Lincoln, George Frederic Handel (composer of The Messiah) and even the Apostle Paul were probably homosexuals.5
4. Sexual themes will be a substantial focus of the club and will encourage dangerous experimentation by students. A controversial one-day event held at Tufts University in March 2000 described in detail high-risk homosexual practices like "fisting" to students as young as 14. The attendance was drawn substantially from members of gay-straight alliances in the surrounding communities. GLSEN was a co-sponsor of this event.6 Despite widespread publicity and negative reaction, Tufts again hosted the event in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
In 2002, members of a middle school "gay" club at Murphy Junior High in Stony Brook, NY, attended a special presentation by the author of a novel called Rainbow Boys. This book describes teen boys engaged in high-risk heterosexual and homosexual sex. In one episode, a 17 year old has anal sex with a 29 year old man he meets on the Internet. Concerns of parents in the community who objected to this middle school club have been brushed aside. 7
The GSA Network reports on activities and announcements of "gay" clubs all over California. Movie nights are a frequent activity. One recent issue reported a movie night organized by a community "gay" group ( to which school club members were invited) and the movie for this particular night was comedienne Margaret Cho's "I'm the One I Want, " described by one reviewer as containing, among other raunchy material, a gross discussion of female genitalia and douching and how to perform oral sex on males. 8
Another popular movie, "Jeffrey," was one of the features of "Q[ for Queer] Movie Night" of the Hellgate High School gay straight alliance in Missoula, Montana last year. "Jeffrey" is a sexually explicit homosexual film featuring the exploits of a promiscuous "gay" man.9
A recent young women's event held at the Bay area community homosexual organization, LYRIC, was publicized by the GSA Network for its "gay" club members. It was "Make Your Own Sex Toy Night" held on March 27, 2003. These are the kinds of positive opportunities that students involved in GSA's can benefit from. "Let your imagination go wild and create a sex toy you can be proud of!" girls were told.10
5. "Gay" club members and networks have outside allies with their own agendas, including filing lawsuits against the school district. Students are trained as activists by their liaisons with the "gay" community and activist groups outside the school, and they go to the media, the school board, and their legal allies if they don't get their way. At Escambia High School in Pensacola, FL, a student trying to form a gay club defied his prospective club advisor and went to the media after being told not to do so.11 In Westerly, RI, a student reporter contacted the media on his own after the principal decided to pull a story from the student paper highlighting homosexual students. The decision was made to protect the privacy rights of underage students. As a result, the principal and superintendent had to defend its decision in the newspapers.12
Outside speakers from adult "gay" organizations like PFLAG and GLSEN frequently appear in schools to talk with club members. Students are frequently told that, if they need legal help, it is available to them.
The GSA Network in California sued one school district on behalf of a student who claimed to have been harassed without proper school intervention. As a result of the suit between George Loomis and Visalia Unified School District, the school paid a six-figure settlement and now must hold mandatory diversity sessions, some run by the "gay" club members themselves. One newspaper interviewed the executive director of the GSA Network, Carolyn Laub, and described the situation as follows: "Many districts in the Bay Area have long had anti-harassment policies and tolerance training. The Visalia training is different, Laub said, in that it includes annual updates by professional consultants peer-to-peer sessions led by GSA Network students. "13
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network favors reaching students as early as kindergarten with its pro-homosexuality message, but "some of the literature distributed at the organization's Chicago convention was definitely adult-oriented," said Peter LaBarbera, director of the watchdog group Americans for Truth Project stated. "For years GLSEN has claimed to protect 'at risk' kids; but they are now helping put young teenage boys at risk by allowing the distribution of a gay guide that hawks anonymous sex clubs and 'leather bars' in Chicago." LaBarbera said, " many of the young people at the GLSEN conferences receive financial scholarships to attend the events."
GLSEN recently opened a Washington D.C., office and will lobby members of Congress, as well as the U.S. departments of Education and Justice for inclusion of sexual orientation in the Elementary and Secondary School Act-the legislation Congress must renew every five years to continue federal funding and regulation of public education.
GLSEN President Kevin Jennings with a smile said, "We will someday conquer the globe."
This is why we homeschool. The public schools are just too currupt!
I didn't even know there was such a thing. What a sick bunch of people.
Mom, I Need To Be a Girl: This amazing 103-page book was written by the mom of a transsexual child who transitioned -- including surgery -- with mom's help while still in high school.
Because EBE theory proposes that an individual's sexual orientation is more directly the result of childhood experiences than of biological factors, it has prompted concerns that it could aid and abet an antigay agenda of prevention and "cure." In particular, the theory appears to suggest that parents could prevent their gender-nonconforming children from becoming gay or lesbian by encouraging sex-typical activities and discouraging sex-atypical activities.
Of course our society hardly needed EBE theory to suggest such a strategy. The belief that childhood gender nonconformity leads to later homosexuality is already so widely believed that many parents (especially fathers) already discourage their children (especially sons) from engaging in gender-nonconforming behaviors lest they become homosexual. And, if EBE theory is correct that both homosexuality and heterosexuality derive from the same childhood processes, then it is clear that a gender-polarizing society such as ours is already spectacularly effective in producing heterosexuality: 85-95% of all men and women in the United States are exclusively heterosexual.
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