Friday, July 15, 2011

California Becomes First State to Force Gay and Lesbian Teaching into Classrooms


By James Famodimu | Christian Post Contributor

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday making California the first American state to institute lessons about gays and lesbians into their social studies curriculum.
The law now requires the California Board of Education to create textbooks and other materials that illuminate the contributions of the homosexual community as soon as the 2013-2014 school year.
State Sen. Mark Leno, a Democrat from San Francisco and the innovator of the proposed bill, feels that the bill will help students be more receptive to homosexuals and in turn will hinder the harassment many gay students face.
However, the bill has caught the ire of churches and parents who feel that such instruction would expose students to a subject that many disagree with. They believe the children should not be obligated to attend the classes.
In a previous article by The Christian Post, education analyst Candi Cushman writes, “If parents are concerned that this curriculum conflicts with their religious beliefs, or if they feel their child isn’t psychologically ready to handle the issue, then they should have first amendment rights and be able to opt out.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, former high school teacher Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby states, "I don't think this helps the teaching of history. I think it's a distraction."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about teaching real American History again? What a novel concept!

Anonymous said...

What's interesting here is that the motivation for teaching this stuff is not that these "contributions" are meaningful or significant or particularly important. Rather they are "discovered", elevated and then spoon-fed to students for the expressed purpose of indoctrinating them with politically correct "values". Thus, the "contribution" becomes irrelevant and what truly matters is the sexuality of the gay person under discussion.

Wade Moline said...

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, former high school teacher Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby states, "I don't think this helps the teaching of history. I think it's a distraction."

Talk about an understatement! It doesn't help at all! This isn't history by any means no matter how you twist it.

Anonymous said...

Just teach them about the contributions. They don't have to make it about being gay.

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