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  • Homosexual Curriculum Bill Passed by Calif. Senate

    05/25/2007 7:45:14 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 61 replies · 2,204+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 5/25/07 | Doug Huntington
    A controversial bill that bans bias against homosexuals, transgenders, and bisexuals in public schools was passed on Thursday by the California Senate, unleashing a wave of concern through those opposed to normalizing homosexuality. SB 777 went through by a 23-13 vote, and would prohibit all classes, textbooks, and teachers from any instruction that "reflects or promotes bias against" those perceived with gender issues. All instructional materials and school activities would then have to positively portray all of these sexually alternative lifestyles, something many refuse to support. Children starting from kindergarten would learn about the practices, as a result, and would...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes 'Gay Agenda' Bills

    10/01/2006 9:46:19 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 15 replies · 558+ views
    GayNZ ^ | Oct. 2, 2006 | CNS News
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has now vetoed all three "sexual indoctrination" bills passed earlier this year. Conservative activists said Schwarzenegger was responding to election-year pressure from "irate parents and grandparents." Advocates for homosexuality said the veto leaves California students "vulnerable to bias and intimidation based on sexual orientation and gender identity." Late Thursday, Schwarzenegger vetoed Assembly Bill 606, which would have required that state funds be withheld from any school district that does not adopt a "model policy" prohibiting discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Critics say the bill would have forced schools to promote transsexuality,...
  • CA: 2 more 'sexual indoctrination' bills vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger

    09/28/2006 11:00:00 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 80 replies · 880+ views
    WNd ^ | Sept. 29, 2006 | WND
    The last two "sexual indoctrination" bills approved by the California Legislature that made up a "triple threat" to families have been vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Capitol Resource Institute confirmed last night. The bills, AB 606 and AB 1056, were part of a trio pushed forward by homosexual activists in the state's lawmaking body this year, and would have forced a pro-'gay' agenda into all of the state's public schools, officials said. An earlier part of the package, SB 1437, was vetoed by the governor earlier this month. Turney said the priorities of the California legislature this year were...
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes SB 1437, pro-homosexuality bill

    09/25/2006 8:07:02 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 963+ views
    Towers Online ^ | Sept. 25, 2006 | Michael Foust
    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Sept. 6 that conservatives say would have prevented schools from giving both sides of the debate over homosexuality. The bill, SB 1437, would have prohibited teachers, school districts, textbooks and instructional materials from presenting anything that "reflects adversely upon persons" because of their "sexual orientation." The bill also would have prohibited instructional materials containing "sectarian or denominational doctrine or propaganda" regarding homosexuality. Presumably, that would have prevented materials from saying that homosexuality is anything but natural. A section of the bill requiring the teaching of "gay history" was stripped weeks ago in hopes...
  • Freedom Fades, Part II

    09/11/2006 9:20:07 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 608+ views ^ | 9/11/06 | Ray Haynes
    In Nazi Germany, the first step in Hitler’s effort to eliminate opposition was to undermine the influence of churches and people of faith. Since the church in Nazi Germany was receiving state subsidies, it wasn’t too hard to get compliance, but the consequences of that compliance was devastating. In his book, The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes the effects of Hitler’s policies on the church, and how that ultimately led to the collapse of the moral fabric of the nation. We all know what occurred after that. There are several linchpins of liberty. The first is property rights. If...
  • A "Conservative" Arnold? Don't Bet On (California Liberal Governor In GOP Drag Alert)

    09/08/2006 11:40:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 47 replies · 703+ views ^ | 09/09/06 | David N. Bass
    Just over one week after signing a sweeping pro-homosexual bill into law, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed textbook duplicity by vetoing a bill designed to outlaw public school materials from "reflecting adversely" upon persons because of their sexual orientation. Sidestepping the core moral questions raised by the legislation, Schwarzenegger rejected SB1437 for attempting "to offer vague protection when current law already provides clear protection against discrimination in our schools based on sexual orientation." Perhaps mystified by Schwarzenegger's apparent reticence to sign this bill into law, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, herself a lesbian and the primary sponsor of the bill, expressed...
  • CA: Governor frustrates gay rights warriors, but it works for him

    09/08/2006 9:15:39 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 369+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 8, 2006 | DAN WALTERS
    Those who wage political war over gay rights don't appreciate noncombatants, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is learning as he deals with a flurry of measures passed by a pro-gay rights Legislature. Equality California hailed the passage of 14 bills in 2005-06, saying it "broke the record for the most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights bills ever passed by a state legislature in our nation's history." As the session ended, Schwarzenegger already had signed four bills and vetoed two others, including one sanctioning same-sex marriage, but had eight remaining and his shades-of-gray approach to the issue had left both of...
  • CA: 20 really bad bills - All worthy of Governor Schwarzenegger's veto pen

    09/07/2006 10:08:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 561+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 9/7/06 | Assemblymen Rick Keene and Chuck DeVore
    A little less than 2,400 years ago Plato quoted Socrates in the Republic warning against trying to legislate every little detail of life. Socrates said, "(What) about the business of the marketplace …the ordinary dealings between man and man, …about insult and injury, of the commencement of (lawsuits)… But, oh heavens! Shall we condescend to legislate on any of these particulars?" What Socrates was saying was that legislation cannot take the place of commonsense or a society’s healthy customs. John Adams, our second President and a signer of the Declaration of Independence echoed Socrates’ thoughts when he said of our...
  • CA: Governor Tries to Mend Fences With GOP

    09/07/2006 9:43:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 729+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/6/06 | Jordan Rau
    SACRAMENTO — Fresh from a season of cooperation with Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved Wednesday to appease members of his own party by signing a series of GOP-sponsored bills and vetoing a measure that would have banned homophobic comments from school textbooks and curricula. Since the legislative session ended last week, Schwarzenegger has acted on bills of interest to key parts of the state's Republican coalition: veterans, businesses and social conservatives. On Wednesday, he signed six GOP-sponsored bills, four aimed at helping veterans and two designed to keep children farther away from registered sex offenders. Schwarzenegger also vetoed a...
  • 'Sexual indoctrination' bill vetoed ( by Arnold )

    09/06/2006 4:34:07 PM PDT · by RS · 80 replies · 1,591+ views
    © 2006 ^ | 9/6/06 | © 2006
    The bill vetoed today was SB 1437, which had been approved by the Legislature. It would have prevented any school teaching materials or activities from "reflecting adversely" upon homosexuals, bisexuals or transgenders.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill on gay protections in textbooks

    09/06/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,047+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have barred textbooks from using language that would be discriminatory to gays, saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. The bill's author, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, called the veto "inexplicable." Kuehl's bill initially would have required California's social science textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, but the state Assembly amended it at her request in an effort to avoid a veto from the Republican governor. The final version of SB 1437 would have prohibited any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current...
  • Gov. Arnold urged to cancel sexual indoctrination

    09/04/2006 11:38:25 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 33 replies · 1,263+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 5 September 2006
    With the "hearts and minds" of 6.5 million schoolchildren on the line, a pro-family group has called a news conference today to protest a series of bills approved by the Legislature that would turn the California public school system into "sexual indoctrination centers." The event is being held by the Campaign for Children and Families, which has been active in lobbying against the changes in state law, at the state Capitol in Sacramento. "The simple message for (Gov. Arnold) Schwarzenegger will be: Veto these bad bills or turn off family-values voters," the group said in its announcement Monday. "(The bills)...
  • CA: Lawmakers approve financial aid to illegal immigrants (only 2 more days left 'til break)

    08/29/2006 6:56:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/29/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    Students who came to the country illegally could apply for state financial aid when they attend California colleges and universities under legislation approved Tuesday by the Assembly in a party-line vote. Supporters said immigrant children who have graduated and completed at least three years of high school in California should not be penalized for their parents' decision to bring them to the U.S. illegally. "It is one small measure to help these kids that are working their butts off to live the American dream," said Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate. The bill would build upon existing state law...
  • FREEP THIS POLL! Stop The Homosexual Agenda in California!

    08/23/2006 1:23:49 PM PDT · by Syco · 21 replies · 2,193+ views
    SAVE CALIFORNIA ^ | 8/23/06 | Unknown
    I guess that you could call this a vanity but it affects everyone in California and beyond! It is CRITICAL that we make our voices heard on this issue! The situation is this: Bill SB 1437, was passed and sent to the governor. It requires all textbooks to be rewritten and reissued at a cost that our school system, not to mention taxpayers, can little afford. They will indoctrinate schoolchildren with a homosexual agenda. The bill requires that all new textbooks (k-12) highlight homosexuals and eliminate all references to mom and dad. The governor is doing a phone poll. Please...
  • California Assembly Sends 'Jill and Jill Up the Hill,' Conservatives Complain

    08/23/2006 6:57:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 744+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | 08/23/06 | Susan Jones
    The Democrat-controlled California Assembly on Monday passed what conservatives describe as a homosexual indoctrination bill. The bill, SB 1437, says California public schools may neither teach nor sponsor any activity that "reflects adversely" on anyone because of their sexual orientation. According to the Campaign for Children and Families, a conservative advocacy group, SB 1437 would alter K-12 public education textbooks, instructional materials, and school-sponsored activities "to positively reference transsexuality, transvestitism, bisexuality, and homosexuality, including homosexual 'marriage.'" The Campaign for Children and Families has lobbied against the bill and is now urging like-minded conservatives to contact Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "We call...
  • Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials

    08/22/2006 1:23:34 PM PDT · by ChessMan · 25 replies · 776+ views
    Legislation Would Dictate Gay and Lesbian Teaching Materials Written for the web by Marcey Brightwell, Reporter Conservative groups are blasting a bill that would dictate the way public school teaching materials reflect gay and lesbians. The State Assembly passed Senate Bill 1437 Monday, prohibiting classroom instruction materials that reflect "adversely" on a person's homosexuality. "We're just the latest community to come along and say, 'Look, we're now the targets, we need protection,'" said the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles. Kuehl said the bill is needed to help protect gay and lesbian students from discrimination and prevent hostile learning...
  • Homosexual Indoctrination Bill Passes the California Assembly

    08/21/2006 4:32:55 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 32 replies · 977+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/21/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    Click Pic to Enlarge The hotly contested SB 1437 was approved by the California State Assembly this afternoon. As amended, this measure states that No teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their race or ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or religion… In other words, only positive images of this homosexuality are allowed in school. Read More...
  • CA: Gay rights advocates give ground, but perennial battle continues

    08/14/2006 7:36:04 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 343+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2006 | Dan Walters
    Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, and other supporters of her bill to mandate positive images of gays in textbooks and classroom, faced with a veto threat from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, dropped those provisions. Instead, the measure, Senate Bill 1437, now would prohibit instruction or textbooks that "reflects adversely" on groups because of their sexual orientation. That doesn't satisfy the Campaign for Children and Families and other groups on the other side of the gay rights battle. The bill "still requires all teachers, all textbooks and all instructional materials to positively portray cross-dressing, sex-change operations, bisexuality and homosexuality, including homosexual marriages,"...
  • Kuehl Removes Key Portion of Bill on Gays in Textbooks

    08/08/2006 11:00:14 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 477+ views
    LAT ^ | Aug. 8, 2006 | Jordan Rau and Nancy Vogel
    Facing a certain veto, state lawmakers have abandoned their effort to require that textbooks in California schools detail the history and achievements of gays and lesbians in America. State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the author of SB 1437, said she made the change even though it removed 90% of the import of the measure, which would have been the first in the country to mandate the teaching of homosexuals' contributions. But Schwarzenegger's office, which had taken the rare step of announcing his intention to veto the bill, provided no encouraging signal that he would change his mind. "The governor...
  • CA: Assembly scales back bill to promote homosexuals in textbooks

    08/07/2006 6:46:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP - Press Enterprise ^ | August 7, 2006 | SAMANTHA YOUNG
    The state Assembly on Monday gutted a bill that would have required California textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, amending it to say only that school material should not be discriminatory toward gays. Lawmakers voted 56-2 to delete the provision at the request of the bill's author, Sen. Sheila Kuehl, who had feared a gubernatorial veto. Her bill instead would prohibit any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current anti-discrimination laws that apply to minorities. "I'm not really someone who wants to plop something down on his desk for him to veto," said...