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Parents Powerless Against Forced LGBT Indoctrination [Update Alameda Unified School District Breaking Federal Law]

May 28, 2009

Thanks to the leftist public education system’s curriculum of indoctrination, parental rights are systemically being ripped away from parents of young schoolchildren. This is not about teaching diversity and tolerance. That is their cover. Take my word. As with anything that falls under the umbrella of the LGBT agenda. No longer are parents in charge of their children’s sex education. The public school system has taken over. Why? Because of the intense push from LGBT activists and their leftist political allies. They want full unquestioned acceptance of their lifestyle. To become mainstream, to be seen as practitioners of a normal lifestyle choice.  Which is one thing, but when it comes down to forcing LGBT sexuality upon young children that is where the line should be drawn.

God forbid a parent whose personal wishes are in opposition of the LGBT agenda try to fight back against the indoctrinational tide.

They’ll face being labeled as hateful bigots.  And or will be told they have no say in the matter. Even through the court system. A parents personal and religious views are inconsequential to secular progressives and their anything goes societal outlook.

The latest travesty: Alameda Unified School District Adopts Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Education for Students as Young as Five Years Old

Five years old! Light years away from the age parents normally teach their children about sex. Many of the children in  the Alameda Unified School District will learn about the homosexual, bisexual and transgender lifestyle BEFORE they learn of heterosexual behavior. They want to get their claws in them while they are still young and highly impressionable. And shape their minds and mold them into someone who would never question immorality of any sort. Regardless of what parents are trying to instill in them at home. This is a full frontal assault on the moral fabric of America, traditional family values and religious beliefs.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

Providing yet another example of the threat that gay marriage and the gay agenda provides to school children and parental authority, the Alameda Unified School District last evening adopted a new curriculum, over the objections of hundreds of parents who testified at the board hearings. The newly adopted curriculum specifically elevates respect for gay, lesbian and bisexual students and their families over respect for diverse racial and religious backgrounds. “This is another wake-up call to every parent with children in the public school system,” said Ron Prentice, chairman, ProtectMarriage.com — Yes on 8. “Elementary school children will be instructed about homosexuality without their parents’ knowledge.” Prentice noted that the curriculum does not provide parents with any sort of opt-out right for their students, and will take affect in the form of six 45-minute lessons, one per year from kindergarten through fifth grade. “This is exactly what we warned voters about during the Proposition 8 campaign,” Prentice said. “While pro-homosexual activists deny any impact on children, local school boards and the State Legislature press for formal instruction in concert with the gay agenda. Opponents of Prop 8 claim we won the campaign based on lies and deceit, but just imagine how much worse these curricula would be if Prop. 8 failed and gay marriage was still legal.”

Course materials are also up for debate. Among those considered to be added to the curriculum, according to media accounts, is And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. The children’s book is about two gay male penguins creating a family and raising a female penguin, Tango. “The job of raising children belongs to parents and guardians,” said Prentice. “It is a parent’s responsibility to protect their children from inappropriate and biased content. With the Alameda School District’s decision to adopt pro-homosexual instructional materials, a parent’s job has become that much more difficult.” said Prentice. “By the school board’s decree, many public school children will be trained in beliefs that contradict those of the home. It is no wonder that home schooling and private education continues to grow in California.”

But at least the parents can chose to opt their children out of the discussions. Right? WRONG. The school district does NOT give them a choice.

Fox News

“I believe these children are far too young to be learning about what these issues mean,” said Alaina Stewart, who has three children who attend elementary school in Alameda. “These are adult issues and they are being thrust upon the children.”

But the school board says otherwise, and its attorneys say that if the curriculum is adopted, the parents will have no legal right to remove their children from class when the lessons are being taught.

By not allowing kids to opt out,” says David Kirwin, who has two children in the system, “the school district is violating a First Amendment right for those who have a religion that doesn’t support homosexuality.”

[snip]

“Under law, there are five categories of protected classes when it comes to discrimination,” explained Karen England, a spokeswoman for the Capitol Resource Institute, an organization that advocates conservative policy on social issues.

“The curriculum focuses on only one subgroup protected under anti-discrimination laws: sexual orientation.”

England said she believes Alameda’s curriculum committee has purposely excluded religion, even though it is one of the protected classes. “This indicates an agenda is being pushed, as opposed to an altruistic attempt to teach tolerance,” she said.[…]

How is it they get away without having to notify parents? Most school districts have to notify parents if their child may be involved in sex ed classes. So what is the problem? The LGBT lifestyle boils down to sex, right? Sure you may say it is not all about sex. Of course it is not. Many factors are involved. Although I disagree with their lifestyle, I am sure many in the LGBT community are decent loving people. BUT it is their sexuality by which they define themselves. They wear it on their sleeve. Their sexuality is the reason they may face bias. The reasoning behind the LGBT curriculum has placed in school systems in the first damn place.

Why do they get away with out notifying parents of a LGBT curriculum?  This will show you how they have crafted a sneaky way around parental notification. Remember what I said about the supposed teaching of diversity and tolerances and how it is their cover? Be prepared to be astonished. Believe it or not, they claim any LGBT issues that are discussed in the classroom are not about sex. It is about tolerance. Unbelievable!  Take away the sexual aspect from LGBT and what do you have?  How can you teach on the topic of LGBT without sex being involved?! Impossible! LGBT – lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender describe various sexual identities.

From Groundspark Films based in San Francisco Ca. Proponents of the homosexual agenda. Advocates of the topic at hand.
Do parents and guardians need to be notified if LGBT people or families are discussed in the classroom?

In many school districts, there are guidelines about what classroom activities require parent/guardian notification. Most school districts do not have a requirement for notifying parents and guardians for lessons about respect and diversity. In fact, many districts require schools to be proactive in addressing bias and prejudice and ensuring students safety. Discussions related to sexuality and reproduction are examples of topics that often require parental permission.

But these topics are not a part of the curriculum advocated in It’s Elementary-Talking About Gay Issues In School. The focus of LGBT-inclusive education is to create respectful and welcoming learning environments for all children by communicating that LGBT people are part of our communities and that anti-LGBT discrimination is harmful to everyone.

Is talking about LGBT issues the same as sex education?

Talking about LGBT issues is a discussion about people and families present in our communities, a struggle for civil rights and addressing bias-based bulling. None of these include talking about sex or human reproduction. Many educators once feared that the two were inseparable, and schools in the 1990s typically limited discussions about LGBT people to high school health classes. However, with the rapid growth of LGBT-headed families and the increasing visibility of LGBT issues in the media, children are learning about LGBT people at an increasingly younger age. It’s Elementary illustrates the use of age-appropriate vocabulary to talk with young people about LGBT issues, without talking about sex. By incorporating LGBT issues in the context of lessons about families, current events, literature and civil rights we can help prevent the stereotypes and misunderstandings that often develop.

You tell me how can a teacher possibly teach anti-discrimination of LGBT’s without the topic of sex coming up? Since their very existence is wrapped around their sexual orientation?

Equality For All Children provides talking points for those in opposition to this radical curriculum:

Schools should be safe for all children, including those with traditional views on sexuality, families, and marriage.

·     There is an important difference between correcting bad behavior, such as bullying, and telling students that only one belief system about LGBT issues is accepted in school.

·     California law guarantees equal protections to every LGBT student, every religious student, and so forth. Yet this curriculum focuses on two protected subgroups (sexual orientation and gender identity) — and it entirely excludes protections for religious children who disagree.

·     The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (AB 537) added sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected characteristics in public education. Alameda Unified also has policies that explicitly prohibit harassment against LGBT students.

·     AB 537 specifically says that “nothing” in this act “requires the inclusion of any curriculum, textbook, presentation, or other material in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution.”

·     Alameda Unified needs to enforce the clear legal protections against harassment, which are found in state law and district policies. If enforcing the law requires additional training for teachers, the district should train them.

·     The proposed LGBT curriculum is not necessary or mandated by the California Department of Education. None of the books in the proposed lesson plans is found in the state-approved California Reading Lists for kindergarten through fifth grade students.

·     The proposed second grade textbook, And Tango Makes Three, was the most challenged book in 2008, 2007, and 2006, according to the American Library Association. Why is Alameda trying to mandate this book for all second grade children in the district?

·     The LGBT curriculum teaches only one view — complete agreement — on controversial sexual issues. These are issues that most elementary aged children are not ready to deal with. Nor should they be forced to deal with them, especially without parental involvement.

·     The district would refuse to respect the rights of parents, if the curriculum is passed, by not offering an opt-out. Schools do not own young children; parents have final responsibility and care for them. Parental decision making should be respected in Alameda classrooms.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Curriculum Talking Points
Why was the curriculum introduced?

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Alameda Unified School District Hot Topic LGBT Lesson Plans -Supplemental Adoption of Safe Schools Curriculum Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Proponents argue the curriculum is designed to prevent bullying and promote tolerance. However, noticeably absent from the curriculum is any references to the primary reasons for most bullying: race and physical appearance. Instead, the curriculum focuses almost solely on homosexuality. In fact, the AUSD web site refers to the curriculum as “LGBT Lesson Plans.”

As it is referred to on the Alameda Unified School District website: **Supplemental Adoption of Safe Schools Curriculum Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity** Their words.

Does the curriculum address bullying?

Although the curriculum is being sold as a bullying-prevention course, there is no mention of bullying. Instead, the course features books such as Who’s in a Family and That’s a Family, which tell students they should agree with the homosexual lifestyle.

The LGBT curriculum of the Alameda Unified School District

Under: LGBT Revised Lesson Plans as posted on the Alameda Unified School District website.

Famous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People  ( LGBT ) [pdf.]

No famous minorities, no famous handicapped people, and no famous religious figures. Period. Who may have been the target of discrimination, intolerance and bullying during their lifetime yet persevered and became highly successful (famous) individuals.

ONLY Famous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.

I rest my case.

Update:

Capitol Resource Institute’s Karen England released a statement condemning the program and accusing the district of violating federal law. She said the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment governs any survey, analysis or evaluation given to students.

Under the regulation, parents must be notified and given an opportunity to opt-out, if the evaluation addresses topics such as:

* Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent;

* sex behavior or attitudes;

* religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student’s parent, etc.

Contact information for the three members of the Alameda County Board of Education who voted for the LGBT curriculum is as follows:

Vice President Ron Mooney: e-mail or fax: (510) 522-6926

Trustee Tracy Jensen: e-mail,  phone(510) 865-6350 or fax: (510) 522-6926

Trustee Niel Tam: e-mail or fax: (510) 522-6926

Concerned individuals may also call the U.S. Department of Education at (202) 260-3887 and ask officials to enforce the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment in Alameda Unified School District.

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9 Comments
  1. May 28, 2009 11:46 am

    This type of things just shows the depths of evil of the gay lobby. It isn’t about tolerance, it is about full acceptance and endorsement of perversions. It is about silencing the church. It is about sacrificing the innocence of children.

  2. k.m. permalink
    May 28, 2009 3:23 pm

    I am forced to have the heterosexist hatred of your community forced into my life, my entire life. If you do not like the divirsity in this country get the hell out. This is The United States of America, not the United States of Christian Heterosexuals!

  3. May 29, 2009 10:21 am

    The kindergarten Activity:
     Ask students to return to their seats to draw a picture of their own family.
    Post and/or share out.

    The 3rd grade lesson: Respect and tolerance for every type of family is important and expected.
    Vocabulary Words:
    Adoptive parents
    Adopted Children
    Birth Mother
    Birth Father
    Blended Family
    Divorced Family
    Mixed family
    Foster Parent
    Grand parent family
    Single parent family
    Step Parent family
    Guardian
    Two Moms
    Two Dads
    Extended Family
    Multi-generational Family

    Out of the vocabulary words only 2 relate to homosexual families. The reality is that my son has been in public school with children from every type of family since day care. I am pleased that he is being made aware of the different families of his friends. Also, while not said directly, being taught the golden rule. “Love as I have loved.”

  4. May 29, 2009 11:05 am

    JM
    Good for you. That is your prerogative. The point of this post IS that there are some parents who do not want their children involved in these lessons. And are given no choice to opt-out their children from them. As in forced. Against parental wishes – rights. That is the reality.
    What part of that do you not understand?

    As far as the vocab words go, big deal.
    The lessons are called: LGBT Lesson Plans -Supplemental Adoption of Safe Schools Curriculum Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
    What part of that do you not understand?
    The public education system has no business becoming this involved in teaching children about LGBT issues.
    A parents personal and religious views are inconsequential to secular progressives and their anything goes societal outlook. WRONG!
    Teach children the golden rule and leave it that.

    One group is NO MORE special than the other.

    Why are their different levels of bullying? Is the fat kid or handicapped kid who are teased unmercifully any less deserving of tolerance? NO!

  5. May 29, 2009 11:07 am

    Neil
    Thank you my friend Well said! BTW Thanks for the link. 🙂

  6. May 29, 2009 11:09 am

    km

    LMAO! You live in Canada and you think you can tell me to get the hell out of America? What kind of idiot are you?
    Sticks and stones dude…

  7. EGA110 permalink
    June 19, 2009 10:33 am

    While I do understand that parents are going to bre frustrated that they cannot opt their children out of these programs, I do have one question for those said parents.

    I recently did student teaching in a predominantly Christian neighborhood. Part of my curriculum was to teach Night, a Holocaust memoir by Elie Wiesel. Part of this curriculum included the message that the Jewish religion should be respected and accepted as part of the normal world. I had a devout Christian student who wanted to opt out of this unit because he belived that a message of acceptance and love for people who actively reject Jesus would be against his religious beleifs. He belives that all people who reject Jesus will burn in hell forever. In short, he beleived that i as a teacher was trying to indoctrinate people into giving up their love and faith in Jesus.

    Should I have allowed him to opt out? I don’t know. What I did do was give him a special assignment. I allowed him to create a counter argument to the curriculum that the Holocaust was in fact the work of Jesus. Maybe that is what we need to do with issues such as the LGBT. Just like I did with the Holocaust, you can show both the secular argument as well as the Christian argument.

  8. October 2, 2009 2:25 pm

    And now the Glisten guy is the “Safe Schools Czar.” However there will be alot of controversy with him and I do sense a major shift in this country as it pertains to the indoctrination of your children.

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