Skip to comments.'Safe Schools Campaign' a Trojan Horse for Homosexual Activists, Family Groups Warn
Posted on 05/07/2002 3:04:17 AM PDT by kattracks
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Homosexual activism in schools now includes efforts to re-educate schoolchildren into accepting, advocating and experimenting in homosexual behavior, a coalition of family groups said at a Capitol Hill seminar Monday.
Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, which sponsored "From Tolerance to Forced Acceptance," cited the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - a national organization of more than 1,200 educators - as seeking to promote homosexuality in schools "under any guise that works."
Knight also criticized the National Education Association, a teachers' union of 2 million members, for adopting "an openly pro-homosexual stance."
Much of the current sex education in public schools is based on discredited studies by sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, who said confining sex to marriage is an old-fashioned taboo that society had best do without if people were to enjoy mental health, Knight said.
"Homosexual activists have seized upon the Kinsey view of sex and they realize that it would be a hard sell to the American public, so instead they began a 'Safe Schools Campaign," he added.
Under this program, teachers identify children who are abused in schools because they are perceived to be homosexual, affirm these children in their homosexuality so as to raise their self-esteem, and teach the other children that homosexuality is okay, Knight said.
"Of course we know you can teach manners and civility without teaching that homosexuality is normal and healthy. But most of the 'safe schools' programs are aimed at changing the very way we look at sex," he said.
Instead, the programs seek to undo what parents and churches and synagogues teach, which is that sex is a gift from God that should be confined to marriage.
Linda Harvey, a Christian activist and former advertising executive, called the "Safe Schools Campaign" the Trojan horse of the homosexual education movement.
Parents are seeing an entire new norm being presented to their children, she said.
"Boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife - that kind of language is no longer going to be acceptable in the materials that our children" receive, Harvey said. "Valentine's Day is going to be celebrated in a new way. Mother's Day may not be celebrated at all, unless you have two mothers.
"The dark and the weird is now showing up on our kids' recommended reading lists," she said.
In response to reporters' questions, Knight voiced disappointment with the Bush administration's record to date on homosexual activism.
"I think the party seems to feel they can take religious conservatives for granted and still flirt with homosexual activists, perhaps not realizing that the agendas are so diametrically opposed that this cannot hold for long. I would advise them to rethink that strategy," he said.
Peter LaBarbera, a senior policy analyst with the Culture and Family Institute, denounced the Republican Unity Coalition, a "gay-straight alliance" within the Republican Party that seeks to make homosexuality a "non-issue" in the GOP.
"I believe we cannot favor a Republican brand of homosexual activism over a Democratic one," LaBarbera said. "The homosexual activist Republican groups actively support a lot of the same things that Democratic-oriented groups did," he said.
The Republican Unity Coalition just announced that it will be working with the Human Rights Campaign, the largest and most powerful homosexual activist group.
Knight also criticized Attorney General John Ashcroft for meeting with Log Cabin Republicans as soon as he was sworn into office, and for refusing to meet Regina Griggs, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays, a group that helps families deal with this issue.
"We were among the people who worked hardest to make sure the attorney general got seated," Knight said.
Kevin Ivers, communications director of the Log Cabin Republicans, said the meeting with the attorney general was positive for the party, however.
"Everybody has a role to play," Ivers said. "We're doing our part in giving strong support to the president's judicial nominees, just like we gave very strong support to John Ashcroft as the attorney general nominee. We think it's important for all wings of the party to be united in support of the president and we hope [Knight] agrees."
Calls to GLSEN for comment were not returned at press time.
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As we Catholics like to say, "Bingo." Republicans take conservatives for granted the same way Democrats take blacks for granted.
And don't imagne that the voting patterns of either group will change in a significant way. These clowns in power SPECIALISE in staying in power. Gaining and keeping power is what the game is all about. They know just what buttons to push and when to push them.
These clowns in power SPECIALISE in staying in power. Gaining and keeping power is what the game is all about. They know just what buttons to push and when to push them.
Bingo, indeed! I've been saying this for decades, and few have listened. Power seekers cannot be trusted, no matter what views they express. Or, as Macchiavelli put it, "Put not your trust in princes!"
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So now every nerdy kid of the type who gets called "faggot" by the school bully...
You fill in the rest.
OH YEAH! Our country is a lot healthier mentally than it was 50 years ago! What b.s.!
"The school board says its about harassment, its about tolerance. Well, what does GLSEN say?" she asks. "The executive director, Kevin Jennings, says that it is about promoting homosexuality. Thats what he said is his mission. Let me read you his quote. He said, Promoting homosexuality -- we can make it happen. That is our mission from this day forward. "
Folger describes the prospects as "frightening." "We had people that went into the GLSEN meetings. And make no mistake, this is not about tolerance in meeting with teachers -- it's about getting to the children," she says. "In fact, it was in that GLSEN meeting, locally held, that they said, 'We need this agreement to get to the 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 Governors Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. We immediately seized upon the opponents 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..."
You mean like higher rates of single parent households, abortion, homelessness, well-fare, illiteracy, drug use, STDs, and removing the practice of perversion from the registry of pathologies? Racism is the only thing I can think of that we needed to leave behind 50 years ago, the rest were worse for wear.
Wait a minute, that can't be true, I thought we were living in the "Great Society" of the Democrats...
This is a true but scathing indictment of Bush. Bush is not a true conservative - he's a true politician who panders to homosexuals and illegal immigrants. He will not get my vote - I will vote for the candidate who best reflects my values - and that certainly is not Bush. I have no patience for wishy-washy Republicans.