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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? seems our hands are tied! 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 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.]


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.


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.


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.


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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" 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: GrandMoM
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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To: GrandMoM
" or why did we not see this happening..."

Governor’s Commission Lies Continually About ‘Safety’ and ‘Suicide’

(Homosexuals Recruit Public School Children)

A speech by a homosexual activist in 1995 revealed that he had used "safety" to delude Gov. Weld and the state legislature into adopting the homosexual agenda for the schools of Massachusetts. The speech was titled Winning the Culture War and was given by Kevin Jennings, Executive Director of the "Gay and Lesbian and Straight Teachers’ Network," at the "Human Rights Campaign Fund Leadership Conference" on March 5, 1995.

"If the Radical Right can succeed in portraying us as preying on children, we will lose. Their language ­ ‘promoting homosexuality’ is one example ­ is laced with subtle and not-so-subtle innuendo that we are ‘after their kids.’ We must learn from the abortion struggle, where the clever claiming of the term ‘pro-life’ allowed those who opposed abortion on demand to frame the issue to their advantage, to make sure that we do not allow ourselves to be painted into a corner before the debate even begins.

"In Massachusetts the effective reframing of this issue was the key to the success of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. We immediately seized upon the opponent’s calling card ­ safety ­ and explained how homophobia represents a threat to students’ safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report "Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth," we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedaling from day one.

"Finding the effective frame for your community is the key to victory. It must be linked to universal values that everyone in the community has in common.

"In Massachusetts, no one could speak up against our frame and say, ‘Why, yes, I do think students should kill themselves’: this allowed us to set the terms for the debate.

"In Massachusetts, we made creating an environment where youth could speak out our number one priority. We know that, confronted with real-live stories of youth who had suffered from homophobia, our opponents would have to attack people who had been victimized once, which put them in a bully position from which it would be hard to emerge looking good. More importantly, we made sure these youth met with elected officials so that, the next time these officials had to vote on something, there would be a specific face and story attached to the issue. We wanted them to have an actual kid in mind when they had to cast their votes. We won the vote in the Senate 33-7 as a result..."

65 posted on 02/24/2002 6:56:29 AM PST by EdReform
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