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Homosexual former San Francisco leader Harvey Milk
Only a year after banning all negative messages about homosexuality in public schools throughout the state, the California Legislature now is ordering school children to celebrate “gay” lifestyle choices.
“If signed into law, AB 2567 will mean an official day commemorating homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality in California government schools,” said Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families.
“This will harm children as young as kindergarten,” he said. “Every May 22, AB 2567 will positively portray to children homosexual experimentation, homosexual ‘marriages,’ sex-change operations, and anything else that’s ‘in the closet.’ Gov. Schwarzenegger should say no to this very inappropriate bill, which has nothing to do with academic excellence.”
Thomasson said the passage by lawmakers of AB 2567 will require all California public schools to “conduct suitable commemorative exercises” in honor of the anti-religious, sexual-anarchy agenda of Harvey Milk, the late San Francisco supervisor who was a homosexual activist.
The California Assembly approved the plan 43-26 and the Senate 22-13, with both votes along party lines of Democrats supporting the homosexual agenda.
The plan comes on the heels of last year’s school sexual indoctrination laws, Thomasson said. “When fully implemented, SB 777 and AB 394 will teach children in California government schools to support homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality via instructional materials, programs and activities, and school ‘safety’ guidelines,” he said. “In addition, the California State School Board this year implemented SB 71 requiring public schools that provide sex education to promote unmarried sexual activity with no restraints other than mutual consent.”
The “gay” Milk Day plan should spur parents into action, Thomasson said.
“AB 2567 will further motivate parents to remove their children from the immoral public school system,” he said. “We’re encouraging parents to visit RescueYourChild.org to learn how to save their children while they still can.
“With public schools becoming sexual indoctrination centers, homeschooling and church schools are no longer parental options, they’re parental imperatives,” he said.
“This is yet another example of the campaign to normalize homosexual behavior not just in schools, but in our culture,” stated Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute. “Young children will be forced to celebrate the life of a man whose claim to fame is his sexual orientation.”
“Parents should be outraged that California’s lawmakers want their children to spend a whole day celebrating homosexuality instead of studying important subjects like math or science,” stated Meredith Turney, legislative liaison for Capitol Resource Family Impact. “Every parent and student should call Governor Schwarzenegger and tell him to veto AB 2567.”
The Senate floor analysis of the new plan says it would require the governor to proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day and that triggers statutory encouragement for observations and commemorations.
“On Harvey Milk Day, exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk and recognizing his accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state” should be held at “all public schools and educational institutions,” the plan says.
The CCF announcement noted some of Milk’s statements included a blanket condemnation of religion, which he described as “true perversion;” a mandate to “declare yourself gay or lesbian,” and promotion of same-sex marriages, which were created by the California Supreme Court in May but are being challenged in the November election.
“This bad bill will teach impressionable schoolchildren the anti-religious, homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda of Harvey Milk,” said Thomasson. “For the love of God, parents and their children, we implore Gov. Schwarzenegger to veto AB 2567.”