Who’s Really Lying?

A little while ago, I saw the new No on Prop 8 commericial with Jack O’ Connell the California superintendent. In this ad, he said that the “Yes on Prop 8″ campaign is lying. ” Proposition 8 will not effect children in schools. That teaching about marriage in schools is voluntary.” He is telling the truth, but only a small portion of the truth. Here is the rest of the truth from the California Department Of Education’s website :
HIV/AIDS prevention education and sex education are nearly universally
taught in California today. Ninety-four percent of surveyed schools
provide HIV/AIDS prevention education, as is mandated by law, and an
even larger number, 96%, provide sex education despite having no
requirement to do so.
(Sex Education in California Public Schools (PB Consulting and ACLU Northern California, 2003).)

http://www.aclunc.org/docs/reproductive_rights/sex_ed_in_ca_public_schools_2003_full_report.pdf?ht

Education Code (EC) 51933 specifies that school districts are not required
to provide comprehensive sexual health education, but if they choose to
do so, they shall comply with all of the requirements listed below.
… Instruction shall encourage communication between students and their
families and shall teach respect for marriage and committed
relationships.
(http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/se/sexeducation.asp).

the CDE’s Checklist for Comprehensive Sexual Health Education, described in the
document as a tool for school districts “to help guide your review of material for compliance with Education
Code (EC) 51933,” also states that to be in legal compliance the school must ensure that “Instruction and
materials teach respect for marriage and committed relationships.”

Then Thursday evening I came across this lovely little gem:

School holds surprise Gay Day

WorldNetDaily

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Some parents are shocked to find their children are learning to be homosexual allies and will participate in “Coming Out Day” at a public elementary school tomorrow – and they claim the school failed to notify parents.

One mother of a kindergartner who attends Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school in Hayward, Calif., said she asked her 5-year-old daughter what she was learning at school.

The little girl replied, “We’re learning to be allies.”

The mother also said a Gay Straight Alliance club regularly meets in the kindergarten classroom during lunch.

According to a Pacific Justice Institute report, Faith Ringgold opted not to inform the parents of its pro-homosexual activities beforehand. The school is celebrating “Gay and Lesbian History Month” and is in the process of observing “Ally Week,” a pro-“gay” occasion usually geared toward high school students.

The school is scheduled to host discussions about families and has posted fliers on school grounds portraying only homosexuals. According to the report, a “TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud” will take place Nov. 20. Students will listen to traditional stories with “gay” or transgender twists, to include “Jane and the Beanstalk.”

Some parents only recently noticed posters promoting the school’s “Coming Out Day” tomorrow – celebrated 12 days after the national “Coming Out Day” usually observed on Oct. 11. When WND contacted the school to confirm the event, a female representative replied, “Yes, it is scheduled on our calendar.”

When asked if the school made any efforts to inform parents, she refused to answer and said Hayward Unified School District would have to respond to additional questions. However, the district did not answer its phones or e-mails, and a voicemail recording would not take messages. “Coming Out Day” is not listed on the district’s online school calendar.

(Story continues below)

Some of the parents contacted Pacific Justice Institute for representation when they learned the school was pushing pro-“gay” events for young children without warning.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, said opponents of California’s proposed ban on same-sex marriage, or Proposition 8, often say the measure would not have an effect on public schools – but this is one of many recent developments that prove otherwise.

“Do we need any further proof that gay activists will target children as early as possible?” he asked. “Opponents of traditional marriage keep telling us that Prop. 8 has nothing to do with education. In reality, they want to push the gay lifestyle on kindergartners, and we can only imagine how much worse it will be if Prop. 8 is defeated. This is not a scenario most Californians want replayed in their elementary schools.”

Concerned individuals may contact Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science by calling (510) 889-7399. The Hayward Unified School District can be reached at (510)784-2600 or by filling out the district contact form.

Please don’t be misled by the “no on prop 8” movement they are misrepresenting the facts. Please don’t be fooled check the facts yourself. Vote Yes on Prop. 8 to restore things to the way they were before Gavin Newsom decided to take the law into his own hands, and four activist decided to overturn what 61% of Californians voted on in 2000. YES on Proposition 8. Show them that we will not be taken advantage of.

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4 Comments

  1. Nick replied:

    Goood job… big truth….

  2. beetlebabee replied:

    Protect our kids. Vote YES on Proposition 8

    Download Gay Day information flyer for parents of school age children and grandchildren here: http://beetlebabee.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/pacificjustice_layout.pdf

    I printed these up and passed them around my neighborhood. Parents need to know!

  3. lori T replied:

    listen, I cannot speak for the entire gLBT community (obviously)and I understand concerns as a parent the same as mine for my children. I am just as concerned when my child comes home celebrating Black history month, hearing the horrible history of africans, what they have endured at the hands of “white” people, how they have struggled only to have the boot of the white man on their neck. my child doesn’t need the guilt laid on her, she doesn’t need to feel she’s a bad person for being white and 9yrs old, she felt shame that day. When she came home we talked about it, like a parent and a child and since we have a strong home life and mother-daughter relationship (she knows she can trust me)I was able to fill in the blanks of history and the present. Thats not how WE live, treat others or do whats right. That she can be proud of her race-today and do her part to not treat ANYONE with discrimination(had her look it up and read it in the dictionary). There is no “teaching” the Gay lifestyle, just as there’s not “teaching” the straight lifestyle, the catholic one or the baptist one, or by talking about and seeing films on sex and reproduction. Its information on our society as a whole, whats out there and moreso perhaps on how NOT to be behavior/treatment wise (ie; don’t have sex, hearing the word condom, birth control, African, Latin, Asian, Native American, Muslim, Jewish, Baptist, Catholic). Whats the solution here? To silence teachers and common society to that which we don’t agree with? Or to parent our children so that there is understanding, tolerance & compassion? I’m not up in arms because many say my child should never hear her family reflected back at her in school or that you right now are sending a message to my child that she’s bad, I’m bad, and she should be ashamed (I adopted her from a 22yr old (straight) who decided she didn’t want a child after-all). What about MY child? Think about it, what makes yours better than mine? My child came from a pro-creating, hetrosexual woman who would have aborted her. Would that have been better than being adopted by a lesbian couple who adore her and provide her with all she needs to suceed in this world? despite the message you are sending her. So again, whats the solution? We’re everywhere…doctors, lawyers, parents, teachers, we look like you so you may not notice us, we wait in the pick up line at school to get our child, we’re behind you in line at Safeway and we’re tired of not having the same right to marry as you do. Domestic Partnership…not the same, not the same rights, not the same standing, the same God however looks over us each day. Do YOU have an agenda to harm my child??? Do you? Do you have an agenda to turn her against me? To drive her to suicide because children are so cruel to one another that I’m sure you teach your child to taunt mine or treat her like she’s a disease. Children don’t judge, discriminate or hate until they are taught to at home. subtley or blatently, what message are you sending YOUR child??? I don’t hate you…I do have a bit of fear…for my child, based upon the discriminatory thought process YOU have and that you will undoubtly teach your childs towards mine. I can handle my own, and teach my child to come to me with everything and anything so I pray she will be strong enough to overcome your unwarranted fear of me, my “lifestyle” as you call it.
    I’m grateful the schools talk abit about everything, including your “lifestyle” so we can talk about it at home

  4. usingmyvoiceaboutprop8 replied:

    lori T

    Thank you for your comments. I commend you on how you are raising your daughter. I think we have some of the same goals for our children. It is my deepest desire for my children to grow into kind, caring, responsible adults, that are respectful and considerate of EVERYONE, including and certainly not limited to those with different beliefs or lifestyles. Ask any of my children (I have 4, 3 talk) and they will tell you we, as their parents, do not tolerate bullying, harassing, teasing and tormenting in any way, shape, or form. We have taught them if they ever see anyone being bullied, etc.; they are not to join in, but come to that person’s aide, and if they can’t to find an adult who can.

    I think you misunderstood the intent of this post. I was merely disputing Jack O’Connell’s remarks in a No on Prop 8 ad, with facts I found on his website and an event that was currently taking place in California.

    I don’t know if you have read any other posts on my blog. I have never once said that I don’t think committed same-sex couples deserve the same legal rights and protectionss as married heterosexual couples. I do have a problem with four judges and a small group of gay activists changing the definition of marriage. I think their time and money would have been better spent trying to get domestic partnership nationally recognized and the universal in all 50 states, especially because at the time 27 other states already had similar constitutional amendments. Marriage is the contractual binding of one man and one woman with the potential to create genetically unique offspring. If it ever becomes possible for two men or two women to create offspring, genetically unique to the two people in that relationship, then I won’t have a problem changing the definition of marriage to: the contractual binding of two consenting adults. This doesn’t mean I don’t respect your relationship with your partner, or the family you have created. Please take the time to read a few of my other posts. I am not a bigot, nor am I afraid of you or your “lifestyle”. I have just chosen to defend the definition of something that is important to me.

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