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Assemblyman MOUNTJOY opposes promotion of homosexuality in public schools.
Letter sent to GrandMoM | February 8, 2002 | DENNIS MOUNTJOY-California Legislature

Posted on 02/12/2002 3:28:27 PM PST by GrandMoM

THE FOLLOWING IS A LETTER I RECEIVED FROM ASSEMBLYMEMBER DENNIS MOUNTJOY REGARDING ASSEMBLY BILL 1326
Dear Concerned Grandparent:

Thank you for writing to me regarding your support for my nine-word bill,Assembly Bill 1326, which reads:"The promotion of homosexuality in public education is prohibited."This measure would have prohibited the promotion of homosexuality in public education. Unfortunately, the Assembly Education Committee defeated AB 1326 on January 16. All four Republicans present voted in support. Eight Democrats voted in opposition. A copy of the votes is enclosed

A Los Angeles Unigied School District (LAUSD) teacher testified in support of AB 1326. He explained and displayed the materials he has collected under court order that were being used for LAUSD's "Models of Pride 2" diversity training. 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.

I believe government schools should focus their energies on teaching our children to read, to write, to understand mathematics, to think and to analyze. Schools should not seek to use our schools as vehicles for social engineering.

I am very concerned about the direction government school curriculum is headed. Last year's Assembly Bill 1785 (Chapter 955, Statytes if 2000) requires schools to teach sexual orientation as a form of diversity. This year's AB 1434 proposed authorizing payment to outside "organizations" to teach K-12 students diversity. Under AB 1434, diverse sexual orientations, such as trans-sexuality, could be taught to children as normal and healthy.

Late last year, Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin created a 38 member task force to draft recommendations and strategies for implementing AB537 (Chapter 587, Statutes of 1999). Interestingly, Mike Marshall, the task force co-chairman, also serves as Executive Director of the San francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Assembly Bill 537 proposes teaching our children diversity in order to create "safe schools." The AB 537 Task Force met in several secret sessions. They drafted a set of 12 recommendations to implement AB537. Under these recommendations, all State curriculums will be change to include alternative sexual lifestyles. In other words, literature, math word provlems, health and social studies classes, as well as other subjects will be tailored to positively protray homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The California Department of Education is poised to adopt these recommendations as administrative regulations to be followed in every K-12 public school. You can access the recommendations at the following site: http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/safety/ab537/report.pdf

One of the recommendations urges the Department to "create positive, grade-appropriate visual images that include all sexual orientations and gender identities" for use in schools.

I have enclosed a copy of my AB press release, a list of the books approved by LAUSD for use in their diversity training, a page listing the members of the Assembly Education Committee and how you can contact them. I hope you will take the time to view these books and to write to the members of the Assembly Education Committee voicing your opinion on their AB1326 votes.

If you are as concerned as I am, I encourage you to go to your local school district and check out the materials being used for their diversity training or gay/lesbian appreciation days or weeks.

If you think the information is inappropriate, please let your school board know immediately.

Sincerely, Dennis Mountjoy


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These sexually explicit and inappropriate materials approved by the LAUSD for use in it's "diversity" curriculum are listed below.
Young, Gay, & Proud--AlyCat Books,, Alyson Publications
The Gay Quote Book--Brandon Judell
After the Ball--Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen
Passages of Pride--Kurt Chandler-Alyson Publications
What Did They Say About Gays--Allan Gould
Know About Gays and Lesbians--Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H Forsythe,MD
1 posted on 02/12/2002 3:28:27 PM PST by GrandMoM
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To: GrandMoM
Great cause... however, I'm sure the gays just LOVE his name... ;0)
2 posted on 02/12/2002 3:34:42 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks
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To: GrandMoM
I'm for SEPARATION OF SEX AND STATE (or SCHOOLS)......it's time we got schools out of the "business" of sexualizing our kids, and let them stick with readin', writin', and 'rithmetic!
3 posted on 02/12/2002 3:36:28 PM PST by goodnesswins
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To: ALL
Here is HOW THEY VOTED:
FOR
Lynne Leach(R)
Ken Maddox(R)
Rod Pacheco(R)
Charlene Aettel(R)
AGAINST
Virginia Strom-Martin(D) Chair
Elaine Alquist (D)
Thomas M. Calderon(D)
Jackie Goldberg(D)
Carol Liu (D)
Fran Pavley(D)
Sarah Reyes(D)
Juan Vargas(D)
4 posted on 02/12/2002 3:43:27 PM PST by GrandMoM
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To: GrandMoM
The problem is that the liberals and the perverts claim they are not promoting homosexuality, they are merely "educating" the students about accepting those who are homosexual. But no matter what they claim, they are simply trolling for more impressionable youngsters with the intention of swaying them over to the dark side.
5 posted on 02/12/2002 3:53:27 PM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: GrandMoM
Given the perpetual direction of the socialist/abominable democRATS of Kalifornia across a myriad of issues: homosexuality, guns, immigration, etc. and "the big one" to occur any time; why would anyone with half a brain stay there??
6 posted on 02/12/2002 4:00:31 PM PST by Rockyrich
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To: AlaskaErik;GrandMom;RnMomof7
God bless Mountjoy and the four Republicans.

The really insidious part of the garbage these schools spew to our kids is that they tell young boys and girls, 11 and 12 years old, if they feel close to a friend of the same sex, it's okay to admit their sexual preference and that the school will "protect" them.

These disgusting creeps forget that ALL pre-puberty kids like the same sex and are awkward around the opposite sex. It's during adolescence that human beings make the transition from same sex to opposite sex.

So what the schools are doing is taking normal feelings and labeling these kids as gay.

If you haven't been to a public school lately, you'd be shocked at the number of openly "gay" kids running around, attending after-school "gay and lesbian clubs" who wouldn't have known the meaning of the word if they hadn't had it shoved in their faces for years.

7 posted on 02/12/2002 4:31:14 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: GrandMoM;erizona;FormerLib;Kevin Curry;1 FELLOW FREEPER;Ol' Sparky;Jimbaugh;George W. Bush...
Bump and Ping!!
8 posted on 02/12/2002 5:08:19 PM PST by EdReform
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To: EdReform
THIS PERVERTED BRAINWASHING HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED!!!!!!
CHECK THE CURRICULUM OF YOUR LOCAL SCHOOLS, AND IF THEY ARE USING THIS FILTH, MOVE IN WITH THEM UNTIL THEY STOP!!
9 posted on 02/12/2002 6:07:17 PM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: GrandMoM
The school board in San Francisco is too corrupt and on the side of the perverts. Sigh. But hooray for Mountjoy!
10 posted on 02/12/2002 6:13:58 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: grlfrnd
....I worry that San Fransico is not the only city in California using these tactics!
....also I doubt that California is the only state.
11 posted on 02/12/2002 6:23:23 PM PST by GrandMoM
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
creeps forget that ALL pre-puberty kids like the same sex and are awkward around the opposite sex.

I really think they haven't forgot this fact, rather they capitalize on it.

12 posted on 02/12/2002 6:28:27 PM PST by GrandMoM
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To: Rockyrich
....it's the cheese.
13 posted on 02/12/2002 6:30:59 PM PST by GrandMoM
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To: *homosexual agenda; khepera; formerlib; erizona
ping
14 posted on 02/12/2002 7:15:30 PM PST by I_Love_My_Husband
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To: Dr. Eckleburg;GrandMoM
BUMP!!
15 posted on 02/13/2002 7:50:19 AM PST by EdReform
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To: 1 FELLOW FREEPER;GrandMoM;All
BUMP!!


HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN FROM PRO-HOMOSEXUALITY PROPAGANDA IN SCHOOLS

Activism in the Schools

Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child

16 posted on 02/13/2002 7:54:57 AM PST by EdReform
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To: EdReform
It only took 4 of us in Ventura County, Ca. to sop this, but it must be done every year to keep the administrators from sneaking it in. If you can't find 4 like thinking people in your town with some testicular fortitude, I guess we are doomed!!
17 posted on 02/13/2002 8:03:17 AM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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To: EdReform
BUMP for good, sound advice.

Parents need to speak out against the pervasive homosexual agenda in schools.

If not mothers and fathers, who?

18 posted on 02/13/2002 8:14:34 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: Dr. Eckleburg;GrandMoM
Bump!


Additional information:


Top 10 Strategies Used By Homosexual Activists In Schools

"Of all the advances of the homosexual agenda, perhaps none is more disturbing than the penetration of the nation’s schools with messages and programs designed to teach homosexuality as normative. In recent years, homosexual advocates have injected pro-homosexuality discussions into early grade classrooms — including kindergarten — in the name of "tolerance" and "diversity." In middle school and high school, youngsters are being encouraged to "come out" as "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual" or even "transgender" through pro-homosexuality school clubs. Meanwhile, activist teachers are incorporating homosexuality-affirming lessons in curricula and defending their "right" to be openly homosexual in the classroom — regardless of parental opposition..."


The Facts About "Just the Facts"

"In an ambitious attempt to pressure public schools into promoting homosexuality, a homosexual advocacy group has sent an authoritative-looking pamphlet replete with distortions and thinly veiled legal threats to every school district in the country.

"Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation & Youth" was produced by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN), which aggressively promotes instruction about the homosexual lifestyle in elementary schools. A speaker at a 1998 GLSEN-sponsored conference in Boston, for example, advocated indoctrinating children as young as kindergarten age to accept homosexuality.1

If schools are cowed into implementing the recommendations of "Just the Facts," children will be encouraged to enter a lifestyle associated with disease and early death, one which has been condemned by every major religion and virtually all cultures from time immemorial. An evaluation of the assertions found in "Just the Facts" reveals that the booklet is more opinion than fact..."


Parental Notification Laws regarding Gay & Lesbian Programs for Youths?

19 posted on 02/13/2002 9:16:46 AM PST by EdReform
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To: EdReform
Mega thanks! BUMP!
20 posted on 02/13/2002 10:01:51 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: EdReform
THANKS ED!
This is so important......
21 posted on 02/13/2002 10:07:11 AM PST by GrandMoM
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To: GrandMoM;Dr. Eckleburg;ethical;Ol' Sparky
"He explained and displayed the materials he has collected under court order that were being used for LAUSD's "Models of Pride 2" diversity training. 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."


No surprises there - and it's not just CA...

From For The Children, Inc:

Listen to Mass. Depts of Education and Health instruct children on the mechanics of homosexuality.

"On March 25, 2000 the Massachusetts Departments of Education and Health teamed up with the national gay and lesbian group GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and conducted a conference for school children and educators. The conference was held under the guise of tolerance and safe schools. However, as the Parent's Rights Coalition discovered, this conference was about teaching children the unsafe mechanics of homosexuality. Following the conference, organizers denied claims of misconduct made by the Parent's Rights Coalition. Organizers were forced to concede the truth after the Parent's Rights Coalition made public an audio recording from the conference, which substantiated their claims..."


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."..."

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


How GLSEN Encourages Student Experimentation With Homosexuality - GLSEN Manual

"GLSEN's manual "Tackling Gay Issues In School" outlines classroom lessons and staff development activities. Amazingly, many of these lessons assume that students even in middle school could be "fluid" in their sexual feelings and behavior.

So, why does GLSEN claim publicly that kids aren't influenced by pro-homosexual school activities and material?..."


"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).


The Invasion of American Education

"They say the way California goes today, the nation will go tomorrow. Well, right now homosexual activists are enjoying victory after victory in the California schools. They are behind a whole series of bills that actively encourage students to appreciate homosexuals and even embrace their lifestyle...

Gay lobbyist Eric Astacaan, from the California Alliance for Pride & Equality, argues that these bills are just aimed at protecting gay students. He says many have faced "being followed in the restrooms and being taunted and being pushed around, shoved around, to the point some of these students were so afraid to go to school because of being physically assaulted."

Backers of these bills say they just want to make sure that homosexual students can feel safe and not discriminated against in the California schools. But opponents warn this is much more about actively promoting homosexuality.

For instance, the book Young, Gay and Proud is recommended reading in the Los Angeles school district. It starts out, "There are lots of ways for gay men to have enjoyable sex." Then it goes on in graphic detail to describe those sexual practices.

In a family setting, we can only hint at how graphic the book’s descriptions really are, but it lays out how to have each kind of sex with yourself or a gay partner. Here's another quote: "In sex there are no rules. One of the great things about being a gay person is that we're not held back by a lot of the limits and fears of heterosexual society."

Another recommended book features fond memories from 16-year-old Amy who was seduced by a teacher. The book quotes her as saying, "I have been a lesbian since I was twelve. I had known my dance teacher for three years before she brought me out." Amy then graphically describes the sex.

The Los Angeles school district recommends students go get books like these at a West Hollywood porn shop. There, the kids will find free magazines containing ads soliciting sex.

But some of these same magazines, like Lesbian News, may already be on display right in their own schools. At one middle school, the assistant principal herself put the magazines out at the specific request of the principal. Therein the kids would find invitations to homosexual pool parties, erotic clubs and gay date lines, as well as ads for sexual paraphernalia and homosexual sex movies..."


First AIDS Education, Then "Safe Schools," Then Gay Advocacy

22 posted on 02/13/2002 11:03:01 AM PST by EdReform
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To: GrandMoM
First AIDS Education, Then "Safe Schools," Then Gay Advocacy


"Links to Pornographic Websites

PTRS discovered, and brought to the District's attention, direct links from the GLSEN Internet homepage to extremely pornographic sites--one of which is maintained by the company for which Chelle Mileur (of the PRIDE Foundation book grant) is an executive. The District did take steps to block access to the pornographic sites on school computers, but refused to criticize GLSEN for placing the links on its site in the first place.

Previously, PTRS had notified the District that many of the books on the PRIDE booklist were published by Alyson Publications, a major publisher of homosexual pornography. The District ignored our concern. Some of the Alyson publications, including "One Teenager in Ten," had already been placed in the schools. These books encourage teens to, among other things, go to gay bars and have sex with adults to see if they like it. Alyson recently published "Becoming Visible," a how-to on introducing the homosexual agenda into the public schools.

The District's position regarding parents' concerns about gay-affirming information in schools--outside the context of sexuality instruction--is that it is not required to get parental approval for curriculum, and parents have no right to opt out of instruction with which they disagree. Notwithstanding, the District has asked school principals and teachers to work with parents "to the fullest extent practicable" consistent with the school's "ability to educate all children."

In practice, this has meant that parents are on their own to negotiate with individual teachers and principals, and are without legal or procedural options when a teacher or principal refuses to cooperate with them..."


It's Elementary: Gay and Lesbian Issues in the Classroom

"...It's Elementary is alarming because the reactions of people in the video--adults, youth, and especially the children--indicate that the foundation for acceptance of homosexuality as a legitimate, healthy alternative to heterosexuality has already been successfully laid down in our country. In fact, within an unknown but growing number of American schools and classrooms, both public and private, affirmation of a sexually deviant minority has been advanced to a much greater degree than most citizens realize.

After I shared this film with the parents of a gay young adult, the couple labeled this a "bait and switch" vehicle. It's Elementary, they observed, seemed to be asking for respect for homosexual people; in reality, it was preaching respect for the homosexual condition. They believed the producers were using a subtle process of effectively and deceptively re-educating children, especially young children, incrementally to the point of accepting behavior that would ordinarily be seen as outside the norm....

This "sanitized presentation" of homosexuality, as the reviewing parents described it, obviously was intended to make it hard for the kids watching the film to discern facts from propaganda. They cited one boy's statement, describing the effect this lesson on homosexuality had had on him: "It's kind of like vegetables: you don't know [you'll like homosexuality] until you try."

"What's the big whoop?" asked another child flippantly in response to tales of some parental concerns. Some children were even outspokenly critical of their own parents' negative attitudes about homosexuality..."


From Tolerance to Affirmation: One School's Experience with a Gay-Affirmative Program

"...From its quiet beginnings as a non-sanctioned gathering concerned with "safety," the group has now become a fully sanctioned, gay-pride organization..."


Recommended by GLSEN:

"Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling"

23 posted on 02/14/2002 5:38:10 AM PST by EdReform
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To: EdReform
We must protect children from educational materials that contradict the historic truths about family which are rooted in America's Judeo-Christian foundation. The survival of the family needs all the armor of truth we can supply. That truth is elementary, and it is imperative. There's no time to waste. Let's get together and get it done.HOW?
....it seems our hands are tied!
....how or why did we not see this happening.!
.... this is so overwhelming!

24 posted on 02/14/2002 6:37:40 AM PST by GrandMoM
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To: GrandMoM
"HOW?


How To Protect Your Children From PRO-HOMOSEXUALITY PROPAGANDA In Schools


"There are many actions parents and pro-family activists can take to protect children from pro-homosexuality propaganda in schools. [For information on how homosexuality is being promoted in schools, see "Top 10 Strategies Used By Homosexual Activists In Schools," an FRC Insight paper by Peter LaBarbera, 11/23/99, IS99F4HS.]

1. REALIZE THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Pro-homosexuality school administrators may seek to persuade you that "gay"-affirming programs in your child’s school have not caused any controversy. If this is true, it is most likely because few parents are aware of the program. Don’t accept the blandishments of school administrators and teachers who may already be teaching your children wrong lessons about homosexuality.

2. INFORM A NETWORK OF PARENTS ABOUT THE PROBLEM; DON’T SPEND TOO MUCH INITIAL ENERGY LOBBYING EDUCATORS.

When pro-"gay" policies are instituted in schools, the last thing educators want is publicity. They often assume they know better than you what is right for your child... many parents will be shocked to learn that their moral and religious beliefs are being undermined by the schools to which they entrust their children. Your first goal must be to inform as many parents as you can about the problem. Later you can all work together on lobbying the school decision-makers.

3. STICK TO WELL-DOCUMENTED FACTS.

To inform your parents coalition, you must do your best to convey the problem as accurately as you can. If you exaggerate it, you will lose credibility and hurt your chances of getting rid of the program. Get actual documents used to support the program (e.g., teacher’s manuals for pro-homosexuality lesson plans). If a "gay" activist is scheduled to speak to your child’s school, arrange to have the speech taped. Pro-homosexuality educators can mischaracterize a presentation — after all, it is in their interest to portray it as innocuous — but they cannot dispute firsthand information. If educators seek to keep you as a parent from attending a school event (say, a "diversity" conference for teachers), fight for your right to attend. You hold the responsibility for what your son or daughter is taught. Do not let administrators intimidate you by denying you access to full information, but always treat them with courtesy and respect.

4. HOLD A PARENTS MEETING.

An effective way to build your parents’ network is to educate other concerned parents in home meetings. Many will be shocked to see how strongly the education movement has embraced pro-homosexuality programs. Make copies of your documentation of the offending program and pass them out at the initial meeting. Some parents will be less committed than others. It is your job to build a core of parents devoted to eliminating the pro-homosexuality policy. You can educate this group about the tactics of the "gay" education movement... Realizing the depth of the problem will help motivate your core group of activists and inoculate them against claims by educators that the questionable programs do not "promote homosexuality" but just teach "tolerance." Of course these programs promote homosexuality...."


(With respect to items 3 and 4, there is plenty of documentation in this thread that may be shared with other parents, grandparents, etc).


Also see Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child


"Parents have the original, primary, and inalienable right to educate their children, and it is the place of schools to assist them. But rights not asserted are rights lost by default. Parental rights are not self-enforcing; they have to be exercised by vigilant and concerned parents."

- Arthur J. Delaney, “The Grotesque World of Today’s Sex Education,” New Oxford Review, p. 16, May 1996.


25 posted on 02/15/2002 8:48:18 AM PST by EdReform
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To: GrandMoM;1 FELLOW FREEPER
"....how or why did we not see this happening.!"

The Overhauling of Straight America

"A Change In Thinking"


".... this is so overwhelming!"

Help for Parent Activists

See 17 posted on 2/13/02 9:03 AM Pacific by 1 FELLOW FREEPER above.

26 posted on 02/15/2002 9:07:46 AM PST by EdReform
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To: AlaskaErik;GrandMoM;Dr. Eckleburg;erizona;Homosexual Agenda
School Defends Trip Delay to Avoid Gay Days Festival (FL)

(an excerpt from an article printed in the Des Moines Register posted on the GLSEN web site)


"... School Principal Todd Wolverton said school officials realized one month ago that the Orlando trip for 70 Creston band students would coincide with the annual Gay Days celebration scheduled for May 28 through June 3. The district's travel agent assured school officials the festival was fairly small, Wolverton said...

It was only last week, he said, that school officials realized Gay Days is expected to attract 100,000 or more adults for what organizers call "America's biggest gay and lesbian vacation experience." At that point, school administrators decided to postpone the band's three-day trip to Orlando so that it would begin June 3, the last day of the festival.

"From the school's standpoint, this has nothing to do with the sexual orientation of the group of people who will be there," Wolverton said. "It didn't make one bit of difference what the nature of the group was. We did not move this trip because of the fact that it's Gay Days 2002. We moved this trip because of the fact that there would be 100,000-plus adults partying down there in some of the same areas where we were going to have our kids."

Wolverton said he would have made the same decision had there been any other sort of large festival planned for that many adults..."


An excerpt of GLSEN's response posted on their web site:


GLSEN Expresses Concern as Iowa School Postpones Disney Trip Due to "Gay Days"

"The leading national organization working to end anti-gay discrimination and harassment in America’s schools today expressed concern over the decision of Creston High School officials in Creston, Iowa, to postpone a band trip to Orlando that was to coincide with the city’s Gay Days festival. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, said the decision and resulting controversy may further isolate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students in local schools.

"This decision reinforces harmful stereotypes, and sends a devastating message to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters involved in the band program, school and community," stated GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings. "Regardless of motive, the school has sent a message that may lead some to conclude that ‘gay is bad’ - a message with dangerous and unacceptable consequences in school."...."


The school officials explained it clearly -- they didn't want any of their students going on any trip that would put the kids in an environment with an extremely large group of partying adults. Yet GLSEN whines about decisions that reinforce harmful stereotypes, and sends devastating messages.

And they say it's not about access to kids....

27 posted on 02/15/2002 9:19:53 AM PST by EdReform
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To: Dr. Eckleburg;GrandMoM
After being indoctrinated in the public schools, kids are then directed to queer "advice" web sites where they can have all of their questions answered by an adult "expert." Here's some of the free "advice" being offered to a confused teen:


A Link to Oasis Magazine from Youth.org:

I don't want to be lesbian or bisexual. Why should I go through this?:

Hi Chris,

How can one decide whether or not they are bi or straight. It's not something I asked for. Where does the line between natural adolescent curiosity and, and bisexuality begin. It's not like anything I've ever had to figure out before. But, if I'm just bi, can't I just push it away, like any other emotional baggage. Why should I put myself through the hell of hurting my parents and getting disowned my half my family. Can't I just push it away like any other problem. A lot of people just push parts of themselves away, so is this any different?

Debra


Hi Debra,

You have quite a road in front of you, Debra, and it's better to get started on it sooner, rather than later. The fact is, you don't get to decide whether you're gay, lesbian or bisexual. That was decided by the time you were born, and is an innate part of you, and here to stay. So, you can either fight it, and live an unhappy life where you are afraid all the time that people are going to find out about your "secret," where you deny yourself the happiness that comes from expressing your true self and finding someone as a friend or partner who is like you. Or you can find a path to accept, and then celebrate, this gift that you have been given, and live life openly.

If you are bisexual, the thing is it is not emotional baggage (and I hope you realize that it's not a good idea to just push away emotional baggage, either -- it's something that is usually best dealt with, confronted, and resolved). It is, rather, a biological and genetic part of your very being, of who you are. And just like being born with a particular skin color, that might make it harder to get by in some areas, or finding out that you're left handed and living in a right-handed world, you will do best to just get over it, and deal with it.

Why do you assume that you will be putting your parents through Hell? Why do you think they will disown you? It may be that they will have a hard time with it, some parents (but not most), do. But if they love you, they will find a way, they will work to get the education they need about what it means to be queer, and how to help you live a happy life. Because, for most parents, that's what they want most for their kids.

I recommend starting with the book "Free Your Mind" by Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufmann. Then "Outing Yourself" by Michelangelo Signorile. Those are both great "primers" on being gay, and Signorile's book takes an excellent, step-by-step approach to coming to terms with yourself -- which is the essential first step -- and then leads you to the point, which could take many months, where you can finally look in a mirror, say "I'm happy that I'm gay" and then take the next step out the door to tell your family and friends.

When you're ready for the next steps, you may want to find a gay youth group in your area, or go to your school GSA. Talking with other guys and girls like you, who have confronted similar issues, can often help you get through this more easily.

Take care,

Chris


An excerpt from: In Their Own Words: The Homosexual Agenda:

"Homosexual activist Michelangelo Signorile, who writes periodically for The New York Times, summarizes the agenda in OUT magazine:

...to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society's moral codes, but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution... The most subversive action lesbian and gay men can undertake --and one that would perhaps benefit all of society--is to transform the notion of family entirely." "Its the final tool with which to dismantle all sodomy statues, get education about homosexuality and AIDS into the public schools and in short to usher in a sea change in how society views and treats us."


28 posted on 02/15/2002 9:46:20 AM PST by EdReform
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See my private reply. You are welcome to post it.
29 posted on 02/15/2002 10:55:11 AM PST by 1 FELLOW FREEPER
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Homeschooling is the best option, of course. However, I'm not willing to sacrifice the kids in the public schools to the queer agenda.
31 posted on 02/15/2002 3:52:07 PM PST by EdReform
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33 posted on 02/16/2002 6:38:04 AM PST by EdReform
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Some Things You May Not Know About Homosexuality - published by the Minnesota Family Council


" 7. Gay Activists’ Inroads Into the School System

With little resistance from school boards and administrations, gay activist groups such as GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Human Rights Campaign, and PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), among others, are working to establish an environment in schools, through gay-oriented peer mediation, counseling, and the creation of student led organizations such as GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), that encourages individuals of confused sexuality to "come out of the closet" and individuals of a heterosexual orientation to embrace and celebrate this "diversity." "Educators need to be supportive of homosexuality, even if we have no students who are out of the closet," comments one educator. 28 What have been the fruits of these concerted, systematic efforts to use the public school system as a vehicle for inundating students with a deluge of propaganda and “sensitivity training” programs?:

· The Out for Equity/Out for Good manual used by the Minneapolis and Saint Paul School systems as a part of their Safe Schools program insists that current curriculum must be reassessed because of its tacit bias. The manual suggests that teachers “need to incorporate GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered) issues throughout the curriculum… Teachers can address the impact of sexual identity on works by GLBT people already included in our curriculum, such as the novels of Virginia Woolf, the music of Tchaikovsky, or the poetry of Walt Whitman. Finally, teachers can undo the “hidden heterosexism” of the curriculum such as the exclusive use of opposite-sex couples in math word problems and foreign language exercises.” 29

· The manual refers educators to something called “Riddle’s Scale of Homophobia: Attitudes Toward Differences.” The ratings on this scale, in order from most homophobic to least, are “Repulsion, Pity, Tolerance, Acceptance, Support, Admiration, Appreciation, and Nurturance.” Acceptance, which the scale says “makes accommodation for another’s differences,” is insufficient. All educators have a minimal responsibility to be at the Support level that “works to safeguard the rights of those who are different.”

· Among the manual’s guidelines for GLBT Youth Counselors is the instruction to “take political action in the larger society to confront sexism, homophobia, and heterosexism. Advocate for legislative and social reform.”At Silverlake High School in Kingston, MA, the ninth grade textbook teaches that "sexuality is a matter of trial and error and personal choice," and "Testing your ability to function sexually and give pleasure to another person may be less threatening in the early teens with people of your own sex.” Also, "You may come to the conclusion that growing up means rejecting the values of your parents." 30

· In Framingham, students were asked: "Is it possible that heterosexuality is a phase you will grow out of?" "Are you heterosexual because you fear the same sex?" "If you've never slept with anyone of the same sex, how do you do know you wouldn't prefer it?" "Is it possible you need a good gay experience?" The principal gave this taciturn reply, "This was not advocacy--just thoughtful and constructive lessons in tolerance." 31

· David La Fontaine, the administrator of the MA Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, has commented that in confidential homosexuality counseling courses, they take a child they feel is confused about his sexuality and without his parents' knowledge and consent, they bring him to a homosexual counselor to help him talk through this. In addition, he defends this practice because parents' values need to be improved upon. 32"


34 posted on 02/16/2002 11:44:41 AM PST by EdReform
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35 posted on 02/16/2002 2:43:34 PM PST by EdReform
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36 posted on 02/16/2002 5:53:36 PM PST by EdReform
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THE GLSEN FILES - TheSteveKaneShow.com

REQUIRED READING
GLSEN HEADLINE NEWS
THE GLSEN LESSON PLANS
KIDS GET GRAPHIC LESSON IN HOMOSEXUAL SEX
THE SECRET GLSEN RAINBOW TAPE FILES

Exploiting Media Opportunities and Dealing with Radio Talk Hosts

"Assassination is also out. They may be homophobes. They may deserve to be treated like pond scum. Let them live. Create far more mental pain for him and station management than you get from them."

"Exposing a little of his intolerance will go a long way to ending his career or convincing the owners of the radio station license that they've put the station on the wrong path with the wrong talk host." More ...


37 posted on 02/17/2002 11:03:49 AM PST by EdReform
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(Gay) School Days

"What would schools look like if they were run by homosexual activists? In California, parents are learning the answer.

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Portions of this article may be inappropriate for young readers.

"...All the second- through fifth-graders at Pleasant Valley School had been called to an assembly, where they learned slogans like "I'm gay and it's OK," reinforced by various skits-like one in which Rapunzel cut her hair and ran away with her girlfriend. The show made an impact. "Daddy, am I a lesbian?" one third-grade girl asked. "I like girls better than boys." The group behind the assembly bore an innocent-sounding name, Cootie Shots. But it turned out to be an offshoot of Fringe Benefits, a theater group that gets public funds for "tolerance of diversity" performances in high schools and middle schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Now the group is targeting much younger kids, because-in the words of a longtime Fringe Benefits booster, Steven Hicks of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Los Angeles-"It is imperative to begin addressing these issues in the elementary schools as early as possible."..."


Psychiatrist "Reassures" Parents About Lesbian Experimentation

"...The article describes a parent-faculty meeting at The Spence School, a private enclave overlooking Central Park, where several eighth-grade girls had declared themselves "bisexual." The school called in a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Richardson--himself a gay man--to reassure the parents that lesbian experimentation is common, and that it was too soon to know if they would be lesbians or heterosexuals.

At the all-girl Brearly School two weeks earlier, Dr. Richardson told a parent group to advise their daughters as young as nine years old that they, too, may have sex with other girls in the future. "It is a good idea," he said, "to mention that people have sex with members of the same sex sometimes, and that when they grow up they may have friends that do that--and that it may be something that they themselves do."

"A small but growing number of students," the Times article reported, "have come out at these schools, or at least say that bisexuality is stylish." Parents are concerned, and Dr. Richardson--"pedigreed, carefully-spoken, determinedly nonthreatening--has become the schools' gay issues consultant of choice" because he is "sane and clear," according to the Spence headmaster..."


38 posted on 02/17/2002 11:35:41 AM PST by EdReform
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BTTT
39 posted on 02/17/2002 6:21:22 PM PST by EdReform
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40 posted on 02/17/2002 7:02:11 PM PST by EdReform
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'Gay' group sponsors breast-removal workshop


"The nation's largest homosexual lobby group is sponsoring a conference this weekend for "female-to-male" "transgenders" that will include sessions on "chest surgery" for young women who want to have their breasts removed in their quest to become "transmen."...

Mills said most of the girls attending last year's "chest surgery" workshops at True Spirit were in their 20s, but some attending the conference were teen-agers. At one point, Mills said she heard a discussion on how teens could bypass their parents' authority to obtain masculinizing hormones.

At this year's conference, organizers will be checking IDs for underage youth, who will be forbidden from attending the more sexualized workshops. However, the True Spirit website states, "The following topics will not have age restrictions: Surgical, safer sex, dating/intimacy, health, personal safety." In other words, minors could still attend sessions devoted to sexual issues and self-mutilation..."


41 posted on 02/17/2002 7:15:57 PM PST by EdReform
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Lawmakers 'sanction' use of district-approved 'porn'

Assemblyman decries 'lewd and lascivious' training materials promoting homosexuality

"Instructions on homosexual sodomy and a glorified account of lesbian pedophilia are among the instructional materials approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District for use in "diversity" and "safety" programs being presented to elementary through high school students.

The sexually explicit materials promoting homosexuality were highlighted late last week at a California State Assembly committee hearing. Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy, R-Monrovia, provided excerpts in support of his legislative bill AB 1326, which is aimed at prohibiting the promotion of homosexuality in public education. The measure was summarily defeated without discussion.

"The material is being put forward under the guise of tolerance and diversity, but it's inappropriate. It's lewd and lascivious ... and is darn embarrassing. Here I sit in my office reading my porn. It made me turn red, and I don't easily turn red," Mountjoy told WorldNetDaily. Mountjoy concludes the committee's vote against his bill sanctions continued use of the material in public schools..."


Schools sued over pro-homosexual skits

Parents' orders to opt-out kids from 'Cootie Shots' overlooked

"The Pacific Justice Institute recently filed a lawsuit, on behalf of parents, against the Novato Unified School District in Novato, Calif., for authorizing pro-homosexual assemblies without any prior notice or parental consent...

News of the lawsuit comes on the heels of California Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy's failed attempt to prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in public schools, which he sees as infringing on the rights of parents. Mountjoy especially takes issue with the "lewd and lascivious" materials used in schools to promote homosexuality. As WorldNetDaily reported last month, instructions on homosexual sodomy and a glorified account of lesbian pedophilia are among the instructional materials approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District for use in a "diversity" curriculum being presented to elementary through high school students. The materials were referenced by Mountjoy before the state Assembly education committee..."


42 posted on 02/17/2002 7:38:50 PM PST by EdReform
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FRIDAY, FEBRUAARY 15, 2002

In awarding custody of three teen-agers to their father over their gay mother, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on Friday wrote that homosexuality is "an inherent evil" and shouldn't be tolerated. The nine-judge panel ruled unanimously in favor of a Birmingham man and against his ex-wife, who now lives with her gay partner in southern California...... Chief Justice Roy Moore wrote that the mother's relationship made her an unfit parent and that homosexuality is "abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature."

Truth and Justice still prevail.
Keep fighting the good fight.


43 posted on 02/18/2002 6:45:45 AM PST by ppaul
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High School Sophomore Attends Sadistic Sex Party Linked to Homosexual Task Force ‘Creating Change’ Conference

"On Friday night, a high school sophomore attended a sadomasochistic sex party at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here that was advertised by a speaker at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s "Creating Change" conference, according to another panelist at the event.

As a speaker at a workshop titled "Your Eyes Say Yes But the Law Says No," Andrew Park, executive director of the Philadelphia-based Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights, said, "There are 14- and 15-year-olds at this conference. There was somebody at the reception yesterday who was a tenth-grader." This reporter attended the "Your Eyes Say Yes" session.

The "reception" to which Park referred was actually a "BDSM" (Bondage & Discipline, Sadism & Masochism) sadistic sex party held Friday night and advertised earlier that day by a speaker at another workshop, entitled "Sex and Politics," at Creating Change. The homosexual grassroots conference, held every year by the Task Force, drew over 2,000 homosexual activists to this Midwestern city...

SM "play" refers to sadistic acts carried out among "players," which includes beating, whipping, and the intentional humiliation of one person by another. (I did not attend the SM party that evening.) Sadomasochism activists contend their activities — which include "slave-master" relationships — are not abusive because they are "safe, sane, and consensual..."

The Task Force has strengthened its ties to the emerging sadomasochism lobby, allowing several sessions to be led by members of NCSF, which lobbies police agencies not to make arrests at violence-laden SM "parties"..."


44 posted on 02/18/2002 7:36:29 AM PST by EdReform
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45 posted on 02/18/2002 7:50:28 AM PST by EdReform
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Read the truth ! ! !

Fight now before it is too late to fight.

46 posted on 02/18/2002 8:43:37 AM PST by Jimbaugh
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BUMP!!

Thanks!

48 posted on 02/18/2002 9:29:29 AM PST by EdReform
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Homosexual Activists Solidify Hold on Schools

"...With a three-year grant worth $121,575 from the Vermont Department of Health, Outright targets middle and high school kids. Kathy Hoyt, Vermont Secretary of Administration, proudly asserted that Outright Vermont "developed a training program for public schools that was designed to support diversity and safe schools for Vermont’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth."

As in Massachusetts, however, "safety" has begun to bleed into "sex." That’s the serious charge leveled by Nancy Sheltra, a six-term state representative and founder of Vermont’s pro-family organization, Standing Together And Reclaiming the State (STARS). According to documents provided to AFA by STARS, Outright Vermont has gone lightyears beyond the simple purpose espoused by Hoyt.

For example, Outright used taxpayer money to provide "safer sex activities" and "parties" for teens. These events included, according to Outright’s own documents, "demonstrations, guided practice & skill evaluation" for the use of prophylactics, and the distribution of free condoms, lubricants for sexual intercourse between males, "dental dams" for oral sex between lesbians, and latex gloves for mutual masturbation.

The number of such items requested by Outright Vermont for distribution to teens was mind-boggling: 5,000 condoms, 750 dental dams, 750 latex gloves, and 2,000 packets of lubricant.

Outright also spent monies on youth retreats, including the "recruitment of youth participants," which utilized mailing lists and youth-related meetings to stir interest in the gatherings. Kids who expressed an interest in attending were transported - again using state money - to the retreat site, where youth and adult staff again taught kids how to engage in homosexual sex practices. Outright’s own quarterly report said, "All retreat participants practiced and were evaluated on their (prophylactic) barrier use skills and were given a variety of barriers to take home. Participants joined in role plays."..."


THE DIRTY DOZEN: A Checklist to Assess Your School's Risk for Encouraging HOMOSEXUALITY

"For concerned students, parents and communities

The activities and policies below may sound nice, but in reality protect and promote homosexuality and sexual promiscuity, putting students directly in harm's way instead of cautioning them about risky behavior..."


49 posted on 02/18/2002 9:51:02 AM PST by EdReform
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GLSEN's Gay Lesson Plans for Elementary Schoolchildren

"...LaBarbera asserts that, despite GLSEN's rhetoric about "safety," the organization poses a threat to children, especially boys who are uninformed about the serious health risks of the homosexual lifestyle. "GLSEN is manipulating the minds of innocent children," he warns. "Most parents are unaware that homosexual activists are working directly with educators to promote an extreme sexual and gender ethic. It is time for GLSEN's privileged status in America's schools to end."


'Parents' No Longer Recognized By Schools - Daycare Centers Are Closely Monitored

"One thing that was stressed over and over at Fistgate," said a teacher who has asked not to be identified, "was the importance of eliminating words like 'mother and father' because that disrespects the gay lifestyle....

One presenter told the group that she was a lesbian and had adopted two children. She said that the early education workshop was put together "so that these young children will already be exposed to the gay lifestyle by the time they reach middle school and high school." She said she works with parents at daycare facilities across the Commonwealth and that teaching homosexuality and acceptance of homosexuality must begin at the earliest ages by promoting language in school systems that respects gay and lesbian lifestyles.

One of the presenters said her main goals were to promote diversity and to prevent gay bias in public schools. She said that the workshops were a blueprint of strategies to get around the curriculum of conservative administrators and parents who are "against us." These strategies included a long discussion on what to do when faced with "those conservative parents and teachers who advocate hate and homophobia to their children." She stressed the need for intervention by the schools when parents were not adequately teaching their children how "not to hate."..."



Parents' Rights Coalition

50 posted on 02/18/2002 12:53:34 PM PST by EdReform
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