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Old August 3rd, 2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Gay activism in schools.

I ran across this article and found it to be against the separation of church and state, with Gay activism being the act of promoting a religion! Any thoughts?





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Half Truths, Homosexuality, and the National Education Association





by Dick M. Carpenter II, Ph.D.



This opinion editorial first appeared in newspapers in July, 2001.



"Mom, I'm a lesbian."



Over the past decade, increasing numbers of children have dropped this bombshell on devastated parents. However, when one daughter recently said this after returning from a Massachusetts school, the mother was more perplexed than devastated-her daughter was only 9 years old.



"Well, honey, what makes you think you're a lesbian?" asked the mother.



"Today we had some people come in our class, and they told us what it means to be gay. That's when you love someone that's like you, and you don't like the boys. Because I love my friend, Sara, we know that we're going to get married when we grow older. That means we're gay."



If the National Education Association (NEA) has its way, this conversation will be replayed in millions of homes across the country. At its annual convention during the first week of July, the world's largest teachers union will consider a resolution promoting programs and curricula designed to normalize homosexuality.



According to the resolution, the NEA seeks to indoctrinate PreK-12 students with pro-gay messages by "disseminati[ng]…programs and information that include the contributions, heritage, culture and history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people." To create these programs, the NEA calls for the "involvement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender educators in developing educational material used in classroom instructions."



The resolutions also support using "gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender education employees as role models" and call for "coordination with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations" in inundating schools with gay-friendly curricula and programs.



Apparently, the NEA has abandoned teachers and students in favor of the latest in-vogue cause and in so doing show its true colors-an ultra-liberal organization far out of the mainstream and dedicated to half-truths dangerous to children.



To begin, while the NEA believes schools are the proper avenue for advancing homosexual causes, the mainstream public clearly disagrees. A Phi Delta Kappan/Gallup poll indicates that 63 percent of Americans oppose "teaching about the gay and lesbian lifestyle as a part of the curriculum in public schools," and only 9 percent believe it should be presented as "an acceptable alternative lifestyle."



Worse yet, through its membership of 2.3 million public school teachers, the NEA wields enormous clout in school districts and implements its agenda on a captive audience of tens of millions of children. With a population of 2.6 million teachers in U.S. public schools and more than 2 million of those NEA members, you do the math.



One only need look at recent instances in schools to see how the NEA's resolutions would play out in classrooms.



In Marin County, Calif., all second- through fifth-graders at Pleasant Valley School were called to an assembly put on by a local theater group. The group taught the children slogans such as, "I'm gay and it's OK." The skits included one in which Rapunzel cut her hair and ran away with her girlfriend.



Montpelier, Vt., high school students were taken to an unannounced assembly. Once there, they were presented with a panel entirely made up of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals who talked about how happy, healthy and productive they are.



Hayward, Calif., elementary school students were forced to hear about their teacher 's homosexual lifestyle after the teacher's homosexual partner sent flowers to him in the class.

Focus on the Family's Issue Analysis: Gay Activism in Schools
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As one who grew up hiding my sexual orientation I must say that I find all of this progress just wonderful.
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I have to say I'm questioning this "new" member and poster who has started a bazillion threads about gays in the past 24 hours.



My guess: new i.d. from a banned member
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As one who grew up hiding my sexual orientation I must say that I find all of this progress just wonderful.
You have no thoughts for the US Constitution nor children that are wrongly influenced?
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You have no thoughts for the US Constitution nor children that are wrongly influenced?


My thought is that I did not see any evidence of either a violation of the Constitution or any wrong influence of children.
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I ran across this article and found it to be against the separation of church and state, with Gay activism being the act of promoting a religion! Any thoughts?





Half Truths, Homosexuality, and the National Education Association



by Dick M. Carpenter II, Ph.D.



This opinion editorial first appeared in newspapers in July, 2001.



"Mom, I'm a lesbian."


I think it's outrageous the way taxpayer funds are being used to promote an immoral agenda from a minority whose only raison d'etre is that they share the same sexuality defect.



Even worse that these children are bombarded with propaganda at a time in their lives when many of them are already deeply confused and hugely impressionable.

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hey, sling blade - YOU obviously are deeply confused - but I don't know any kids who are confused about it



kids aren't as stupid as you obviously are
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As one who grew up hiding my sexual orientation I must say that I find all of this progress just wonderful.
I agree. Growing up, I thought I was the only lesbian alive.
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I agree. Growing up, I thought I was the only lesbian alive.


Nope - others have been saved from your predicament:



Redeemed! 10 Ways to Get Out of the Gay Life, If You Want Out

by Charlene E. Cothran, Venus Magazine Publisher



Over the past 29 years of my life I have been an aggressive, creative and strategic supporter of gay and lesbian issues. I’ve organized and participated in countless marches and various lobbying efforts in the fight for equal treatment of gay men and lesbians. I have kept current on the issues and made financial contributions to those organizations doing work about which I was most passionate.



As the publisher of a 13 year old periodical which targets Black gays and lesbians, I have had the opportunity to publicly address thousands, influencing closeted people to ‘come out’ and stand up for them selves, which is particularly difficult in the African-American community.



But now, I must come out of the closet again. I have recently experienced the power of change that came over me once I completely surrendered to the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a believer of the word of God, I fully accept and have always known that same-sex relationships are not what God intended for us.



I don’t expect that this message will be widely received, quite the contrary. But, I do know that there is someone, possibly reading this very article, who is tired and unhappy living this way. Someone, in your heart of hearts, is searching for a way out, but you just can’t seem to break free on your own. I am speaking to my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters who want real peace; the kind you’ve heard about, sung about, read about. It is simpler than you think to acquire it and there is no condemnation once you’ve entered it.



Although I have lived as a lesbian for my entire adult life, it is without a doubt my soul’s purpose to use my gifts to LOVINGLY share the truth about how we got here: how we came to be gay or lesbian, how we came to enjoy our ‘lifestyle’ and how we came to believe that this was OK with God. [Romans 1:21-28]



Welcome to Venus Magazine!

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