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Radical gay-sensitivity training at USDA may become government-wide program
Life Site News ^ | June 29, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM

Posted on 06/29/2011 2:44:13 PM PDT by NYer

WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - If homosexual activists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have their way, a radical “gay sensitivity” training program developed by the department could soon be coming to every federal agency, the Washington Times reported Sunday.

According to an internal newsletter published for employees, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency that oversees federal employment issues, has met with officials at USDA responsible for developing the program.

The newsletter, which calls the program “groundbreaking,” reports that the goal of collaboration with OPM is to spread USDA’s “LGBT Special Emphasis Program”  across the federal government.

“Talking about LGBT issues is not always easy because people have different perceptions and feelings based on their respective experiences or beliefs,” says the newsletter article. “However, it is imperative that we have these critical conversations about LGBT issues because LGBT inclusion is now part of official USDA policy.”

According to the Times report, the USDA program includes a briefing for employees developed by Senior Training Coordinator Bill Scaggs which is titled “Including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Diversity.”

The briefing refers to the belief that marriage should be restricted to a union between a man and a woman as “heterosexism,” and compares the belief to racism.

The briefing also claims that attempts to change a homosexual inclination “usually doesn’t work and may even be harmful. Can produce feelings of depression, hopelessness, shame and anxiety. Some people become suicidal.”

Scagg’s presentation also addresses the issue of gender identity, stating: “Individuals are conscious of [sexual identity] between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. Most people develop a gender identity that matches their biological sex. For some, gender identity is different from biological sex (transsexuals).”

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, told the Times that USDA’s program will have “disturbing implications” for national defense if spread throughout the government.

“This would drive out thousands of experienced troops, starting with chaplains and people of faith who do not support LGBT ideology and activism,” she said.

Veronica Villalobos, OPM’s director of diversity and inclusion, told The Times that USDA’s program “has not gone government wide.”

“OPM strongly encourages all agencies to conduct diversity and inclusion training,” she said. “USDA is one of the many agencies we are currently working closely with.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: fda; gaystapo; homofascists; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marriage; perverts; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 06/29/2011 2:44:20 PM PDT by NYer
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The briefing refers to the belief that marriage should be restricted to a union between a man and a woman as “heterosexism,” and compares the belief to racism.

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2 posted on 06/29/2011 2:45:41 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Is anyone, anywhere in the government going to stand up for what is right?? Jesus people, grow a spine and stand up for what you know is RIGHT!


3 posted on 06/29/2011 2:48:34 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

I nominate Elaine Donnelly for the Medal of Freedom-the Nations highest award our Government gives a civillian.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 2:53:03 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: NYer

Sodomites are free to do whatever with whomever in the privacy of their own homes. But don’t demand that I approve of any of it. And the fact that people like myself cannot and will not approve of their behavior is exactly what galls Sodomites the most.

But the beef that Sodomites have is nor really about me at all. Only God defines what is moral and what is not. While the gift of eternal life is without price (John 3:16) is not without conditions. Revelation 22:15 says that abstaining from what He defines as sexual immorality is one of those conditions.


5 posted on 06/29/2011 2:54:20 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: NYer
Eventually, every television and computer screen in America will be required to have a little picture-in-picture that displays a continuous loop of a government-mandated lecture, presentation, power-point, and movie showing us how good and normal gay people are and how healthy and life-affirming the gay lifestyle is. You will not be allowed to use software or duct tape to cover up the picture-in-picture display -- it will be a federal crime -- and you will not be allowed to turn down or mute the government-mandated audio sound track that goes along with it.

By the time it becomes clear that that's not working, the technology will be available to beam an improved government-mandated multimedia presentation directly into your eyeballs via holographic projector that's mounted directly to your head. You won't be allowed to remove it or turn it off, and you won't be allowed to tamper with the projection optics. The soundtrack will be audible 24/7, and it will be a federal crime to tamper with your earpieces or, eventually, the acoustic-nerve neurostimulators that convey the message of the soundtrack into your brain.

6 posted on 06/29/2011 2:55:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: NYer

Dr.Frank Turek was fired from Cisco because he is a Christian and had written a book about homosexuality. Cisco claims to be all about “diversity” but truth is they are just another captive of the queer nation.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 2:55:58 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Outlaw Woman
If this is Gov’t run, I can tell you this about the sensitivity training:
1. All gays and lezzies will do nothing wrong in the training video.
2. No gays or lezzies will make any deragatory remarks or inferences about anyone.
3. All gays and lezzies will be portrayed as “victims”
4. All perpetrators will be “white males” or “white females” - most likely “white males”.
5. All deragatory remarks and insinutations will be made by “whites”
6. The Office BIG BOSS will be a minority (black, hispanic, oriental).
7. Guy in training video emptying the waste cans or picking up the trash will be the “white guy”.
8. Any stupid questions made in the video will be made by the “white” guy.
9. All reprimands will be made by “whites” both male and female.
10. All white employees watching the training video will throw up after the training is over.
8 posted on 06/29/2011 2:57:34 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Outlaw Woman
Government employees expect little out of their appointees, and that's what they get.

What this will do is to trick a few more gays out of their make-believe closets.

Regimes will change, fashions adjust, and they'll end up right where they were, and at USDA, that's going to be with most of their coworkers imagining them standing there with carrots stuck in all their body orifices.

9 posted on 06/29/2011 3:00:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

If this is what the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Agriculture have all the time and money in the world to concern themselves with, then clearly they have no useful function and should both be eliminated in their entirety.

We need to elect new leaders who will go through the federal establishment with a meat ax and chop out all the rot. God knows there’s plenty of it and we’d save trillions in the end.


10 posted on 06/29/2011 3:01:20 PM PDT by Argus
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To: NYer
I think this kind of training would have the opposite effect of what they intend. I think it will make straight people dislike gays and the gay lifestyle even more. And that's not going to help anybody, straight or gay.

Then again, I suspect this training has very little to do with "tolerance" and everything to do with someone telling others what to think. It's all about control, really.

11 posted on 06/29/2011 3:02:22 PM PDT by Luna (Evil will not triumph. God is at the helm.)
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To: NYer

I get so tired of hearing about all this LGBT crap.

At the end of my day I prefer to be recognized for my accomplishments in life rather than my sexual preference.

When the LGBT crowds only defining characteristic is their sexual preferences it must be a very shallow and unrewarding existence. No matter whether the nation recognizes gay marriage, sodomy, or is “more tolerant” of the gay lifestyle those who parade their sexual preferences will always be the least accomplished lurking in the fringes of life.


12 posted on 06/29/2011 3:05:36 PM PDT by msrngtp2002 (Just my opinion.)
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To: Mr. Wright
The USPS once had the personnel geeks get together with the labor lawyers and work up an EIEIO bit.

All the personnel people were heroes and the lawyers were running about doing manful things.

There were about 5 or 6 little vignettes in their video.

All very nice; all very cute; and 100% of the "heavies" were the people in Mail Classification (they make sure postage is collected properly ~ or you go to jail).

The suggestion was that unless you follow the rules folks from Mail Classification might pull down your panties, or falsely accuse you of vicious things, or steal cash out of a cash drawer, or mail bricks that you had to carry.

I appealed to the Postmaster General that this particular video be nipped in the bud and not distributed since, otherwise, I would sue, and he knew what that meant.

I'll be darned, he pulled the film.

Most of your PMGs are good guys and they hate to be formally charged with real crimes. There have been exceptions.

13 posted on 06/29/2011 3:06:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NYer

Eventually they will have to be shot, as a matter of defense, rather than offense, if they presume to force entry into our lives and homes to seek approval of their sick mentality.


14 posted on 06/29/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: NYer

I’ve come to the conclusion that the Federal Reserve is the root of the problem - even this one. Kill it, and you kill rubbish like this.

Why? Because the FED is the financial foundation for Progressive Government. Being able to print a fiat currency is the only way a Progressive Government can operate a thousand programs like this one. its the only way a Progressive Government can afford to put its control on what should be a separate society.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 3:25:14 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: NYer

When Americans take back our government next election we can begin the task of returning some common sense and decency to our government and how it operates.
You have chosen to be a pervert. That is your problem. I do not have to accept it or tolerate it.


16 posted on 06/29/2011 3:25:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Radical gay-sensitivity training at USDA may become government-wide program

So, Gays are not sensitive enough?

17 posted on 06/29/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I will tell them to shove it up their ass!!!


18 posted on 06/29/2011 3:27:49 PM PDT by scbison
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Trannies at the USDA, you say?

Somehow the phrase "tits on a boar" comes to mind, for various reasons.

19 posted on 06/29/2011 3:28:14 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: msrngtp2002

What I’d like to know is why the LGBT crowd, who choose to engage in deviant behavior needs my accpetance. I don’t accept their lifestyle, nor do I have to be sensitive because they choose to live immoral lives.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 3:56:37 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: PGR88

Still no word on how recuiting is going with the 2011 group of high school grads or the 2004 grads who will be finishing their 1st hitch. Hmmm? How bout it it, Gomer.


21 posted on 06/29/2011 4:18:34 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: NYer

placemark


22 posted on 06/29/2011 4:33:08 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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Time for normal Americans to push back!


23 posted on 06/29/2011 4:36:31 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Palin / West in 2012 or West / Palin. Either combination will serve America well.)
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To: scbison

I will tell them to shove it up their ass!!!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Isn’t that what this is mostly about?

Sounds like you are ‘giving’ in to them. <:


24 posted on 06/29/2011 4:44:20 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Time to clean House (and Senate) again. Incumbents begone!!)
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To: Luna

Follow the money. Find the names of these sensitivity training businesses and ask how much they make from USDA for conducting the training.

How much do they pay their company officers? Are they ‘non-profit’?

I read somewhere that sensitivity training in LGBT is the new growth industry in DC.

Just putting more taxpayer’s money into LGBT pockets.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 5:23:19 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: scbison

As a condition of continued employment? I recall all those sexual harassment seminars we had to sit through back around ´95. And you had to sign your name that you´d taken and understood the material.


26 posted on 06/29/2011 5:33:09 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: NYer

Here is the training:

“No one cares where you put your penis during your own time. On our time we expect you to work and respect the privacy of others. Any questions?”

Why is this so difficult?


27 posted on 06/29/2011 5:54:33 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Is there anyone that Obama won't toss under the bus?)
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The briefing refers to the belief that marriage should be restricted to a union between a man and a woman as “heterosexism,” and compares the belief to racism.

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28 posted on 06/29/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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I’d sign in and take off and go back to my desk... If that didn’t work, I would bring up every statistic during the class citing how homosexual activity leads to many diseases and early death. Pretty much make the instructors life during the class...


29 posted on 06/29/2011 6:40:48 PM PDT by scbison
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Sounds like you´ll be a smash at your next review. Though, good man.

¨Fight the Power!¨


30 posted on 06/29/2011 6:49:00 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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I am too old to put with crap like this, so I have I don’t care attitude.. If they fire me, oh well, I have other things I can do.. The Good Lord will provide.


31 posted on 06/29/2011 6:56:13 PM PDT by scbison
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There have been a couple of other articles about the US Department of Agriculture (another Fed Dept that is unconsitutional, like 95% of them, btw...) turning into an outreach of the GLBT etc radical homo-nazi meovement. Note that the belief that marriage is for a man and a woman is "raaaacism". So normal people with normal standards are Evil Racists. And this disgusting hateful propaganda is being pushed with OUR TAX MONEY.

What I want to know is this:

Why is the R controlled Congress DEAD SILENT??????????? WHY????? If we can read about it on FR, they darn well know about it! Are they too busy partying? What?

32 posted on 06/29/2011 8:05:27 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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They're waiting for the usual "conservatives" to slander them for not trying to stop this. Of course, if they were focused on this and making a big noise over it, those same folks would be ranting about why they were tending to this before they did something about spending. You know, "OUR TAX MONEY".

Unfortunately, the system was designed by the Founding Fathers to work very slowly and be very cumbersome. Any time more than a single issue has the pressure applied to it, everything falls apart. I feel sure there are more than a few faithful and true Conservatives who know about this and are planning to do something about it as soon as they finish herding the cats to keep them in line for the budget battles.

33 posted on 06/29/2011 8:20:40 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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>> The briefing refers to the belief that marriage should be restricted to a union between a man and a woman as “heterosexism,” and compares the belief to racism.

What do you call a pool of govt bureaucrats that equate heterosexual norms as racism? Marxists.


34 posted on 06/29/2011 8:31:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: scbison
I will tell them to shove it up their ass!!!

To which, I'm certain, they will become giddy at that prospect.

35 posted on 06/29/2011 8:33:17 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Vermont Lt

>> Here is the training:
>> Why is this so difficult?

By what authority other than through unconstitutional tyranny does the govt have the right to “train” anyone for anything?


36 posted on 06/29/2011 8:35:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: NYer

People here on FR have seen this coming for years. It’s only a matter of time before all of us will be forced to bow down before this particular idol.


37 posted on 06/29/2011 9:12:59 PM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: Rashputin

I disagree. What about the repeal of DADT? Why are the Rs silent on that? They should have defunded that months ago. Fags in the military is the last straw, and Rs in Congress are as silent as dead mice.


38 posted on 06/29/2011 9:37:28 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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They’re too busy being RINOs and getting along with the dimoc’rats to notice that we’re being turned into a commie dictatorship. Soros money goes a long way.


39 posted on 06/30/2011 5:50:50 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: scbison

If I couldn’t get out of this class due to religious reasons I’ll attend wearing the largest cross pendant I have, bring my favorite bible, and tell the instructors that while I may be forced to attend they will never be able to indoctrinate me.

BTW, will Mooslims have to attend these classes as well?


40 posted on 06/30/2011 3:36:26 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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