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Tyler, however, argues, the CTA is pushing an “alternative agenda” that is an affront not only to parents but also to many of the teachers represented by the union.
“The CTA is promoting drastic causes that are contrary to the moral values taught in homes across California and the nation,” Tyler writes. “California families have placed their trust in the public school system. Unfortunately, however, many of the public servants educating our kids have an alternative agenda that is contrary to the fundamental purpose of teaching our kids reading, writing and arithmetic.”
The conference also featured an address from State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, author of the newly signed SB 48, the Fair Education Act, a controversial law that goes into effect Jan. 1 and mandates that all children from kindergarten through 12th grade in all “instruction” be taught to admire “the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.”
As WND reported, critics have said SB 48 means children as young as 6 years old will be taught to admire homosexuality and same-sex “marriages” and to support the political activism of so-called “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning” (LGBTIQ) political groups.
Furthermore, they claim, parents will neither be notified of the teaching requirements nor allowed to opt their children out of such indoctrination.
Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which also operates the RescueYourChild.com website that provide specifics about the issue, has been expressing alarm over the waves of activism in California’s schools regarding homosexuality and other alternative sexual lifestyles for more than a decade.
It was in 1999, he reports, that Gov. Gray Davis signed into law AB 537, which allowed teachers and students to use their school day to proclaim openly and display their homosexuality, bisexuality or transsexuality. Included in that expression of “rights” was the ability of cross-dressing teachers and school workers to access the restroom of their choice.
Thomasson pointed out that SB48 is just the latest California law “mandating the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda – as well as heterosexual fornication – in every government school in California without exceptions, and without parental exemption.”