Promoters of a plan being considered by a teachers group in Manitoba, Canada, say it would make sure everything in school – all teaching materials, classes, texts and resources – are friendly to the LBGTTQ community, and it could be a first for the education industry.
Possibly even more supportive of lesbians, bisexuals, “gays,” transgenders, transsexuals and “questioning” individuals than California’s progressive laws that mandate that children even celebrate Harvey Milk, a homosexual activist and reported sexual predator as well as an advocate for Jim Jones, leader of the massacred hundreds in Jonestown, Guyana?
“I certainly am not aware of any” other such progression programs, Carolyn Duhamel, the executive director of the Manitoba School Boards Association, told the Winnipeg Free Press, which reported on the plan.
“I expect most school boards don’t know it’s out there,” Duhamel said, ” Obviously, it’s something we’d have to give some thought to.”
Officials with the Manitoba Teachers’ Society are suggesting the 15,000 members of the group endorse a plan calling on the province to “ensure that same-sex families and LBGTTQ people and themes are reflected in all curricula.”
The teachers are holding their annual meeting next week.
In Canada, provinces set the curriculum standards for all their schools, must as states do in the United States.
The report in the Free Press about the idea triggered a response from hundreds of people.
“In other news, math class will now be a 5 minute slide show in between a lecture on global warming/sky falling environmentalism 101 and anti-bullying social justice reform class. Because, really, in the … utopia that we are headed toward, jobs skills really are not that important. Who needs to read as long as we all feel properly guilty for being white, straight, Canadians!” wrote one commenter.
Another said, “And yet, with all of this progress, schools are turning out graduates who cannot spell, cannot perform basic arithmetic unaided, cannot put a proper paragraph together, know almost nothing of geography and history … oh, but we’re making progress.”
Duhamel told the Free Press that it’s not a quick process, because developing material and incorporating it “into each year of a subject, let alone all subjects” is a long procedure.
But she said if it is approved by teachers, they soon would have some flexibility to adding the agenda to the classroom.
Among the progressive moves made in California regarding teaching sex in schools was the recent strategy that requires schools to let boys to play on girls’ athletic teams and utilize the ladies’ locker room if they gender identify as girls – or vice-versa for girls identifying as boys.
The bill’s author, openly homosexual San Francisco Democrat Tom Ammiano, has been an activist for lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, issues for decades and reportedly became in 1975 the first San Francisco public school teacher to make his homosexuality public. Ammiano later co-founded an LGBT organization with Milk, the homosexual activist about whom Hollywood made a feature film and California schools celebrate an annual day of remembrance.
Ammiano told the Los Angeles Times some parents may be uncomfortable with their children sharing bathrooms with students of a different sex, but he said, “It’s also important to protect our children from prejudice.”
By a vote of 46-25, carried without any affirmative votes from Republican lawmakers, the California Assembly passed the bill, AB 1266, which amends Section 221.5 of the state’s Education Code as follows: “A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”
The bill would affect not only interscholastic sports, but also sex-segregated physical education classes.
As WND reported earlier, the Pacific Justice Institute launched a website, GenderInsanity.com, to bring attention to AB 1266, as well as to SB 323, which would eliminate key tax exemptions for the Boy Scouts of America if the organization were to not accept “gender identity” and homosexuality.
Others cited by the pro-family SaveCalifornia.com as being on a radical sex agenda include:
- SB 543, signed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, “allows school staff to remove children ages 12 and up from government schools and taken off-campus for counseling sessions, without parental permission or involvement.”
- ACR 82, approved by the California Legislature in 2010, “creates de facto ‘morality-free zones’ at participating schools (pre-kindergarten through public universities). Schools that become official ‘Discrimination-Free Zones’ will ‘enact procedures’ (including mandatory counseling) against students from pre-kindergarten on up who are accused of ‘hate,’ ‘intolerance,’ or ‘discrimination.’” The definition of “hate” includes peacefully speaking or writing against the unnatural lifestyles choices of homosexuality and bisexuality.
- SB 572, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2009, establishes “Harvey Milk Day” in K-12 California public schools and community colleges. In classrooms, schools and school districts that participate, children are taught to admire the life and values of late homosexual activist and teen predator Harvey Milk of San Francisco in the month of May.
- SB 777, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2007, prohibits all public school instruction and every school activity from “promoting a discriminatory bias” against (effectively requiring positive depictions of) transsexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality to schoolchildren as young as five years old.
- AB 394, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2007, effectively promotes transsexual, bisexual and homosexual indoctrination of students, parents and teachers via “anti-harassment” and “anti-discrimination” materials, to be publicized in classrooms and assemblies, posted on walls, incorporated into curricula on school websites, and distributed in handouts to take home.
- SB 71, signed by Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and implemented in 2008 through the new “sexual health” standards approved by appointees of Schwarzenegger and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, teaches children as young as fifth grade that any consensual sexual behavior is “safe” as long as you “protect” yourself with a condom, and teaches children that homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality is “normal.”
- AB 1785, signed by Davis in 2000, required the California State Board of Education to alter the state curriculum frameworks to include and require “human relations education” for children in K-12 public schools, with the aim of “fostering an appreciation of the diversity of California’s population and discouraging the development of discriminatory attitudes and practices,” according to the state legislative counsel’s digest.
- AB 537, signed by Davis in 1999, permits teachers and students to openly proclaim and display their homosexuality, bisexuality or transsexuality, even permitting cross-dressing teachers, school employees and student on campus, in classrooms, and in restrooms.
In addition, Majority Democrats in the California legislature have turned back plans like Assembly Bill 1861 that would have made it a felony if any teacher or employee of a public or private school “engages in a sexual relationship or inappropriate communications with a pupil.”
His group explains that already in California’s public schools children as young as 5th and 7th grades are told they have the “individual” and “personal” right to engage in “respectful” sexual activity with anyone as long as it is consensual and males wear a condom.
The mandatory school celebration of Milk jars many.
A 1982 biography of Milk tells of a 16-year-old named McKinley, who “was looking for some kind of father figure.”
“At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him,” the book says.
It also states, “It would be to boyish-looking men in their late teens and early 20s that Milk would be attracted for the rest of his life.”
Milk, shot in 1978 by former colleague Dan White, notably was a strong advocate for Jim Jones, who led hundreds of his church parishioners to Jonestown, Guyana, where they died in a mass suicide-murder.
When Barack Obama in 2009 gave Milk, posthumously, the presidential Medal of Freedom, then-spokesman Robert Gibbs said he was uncertain if the briefing material given on Obama included Milk’s well-documented advocacy for the late Jones, the leader of the massacred hundreds in Jonestown in 1978.
WND’s correspondent at the White House, Les Kinsolving, had asked the question at the time.
Jones led a cult to the “Peoples Temple Agricultural Project” in the 1970s in Guyana after an extended career leading the religious organization in San Francisco.
The cult became notorious when on Nov. 18, 1978, 918 people died – mostly from cyanide – in the settlement. The deaths were described as a “revolutionary suicide” by Jones and other members on an audio tape of the event.
The poisonings, including those of many children, followed by hours the murders of five people by Temple members at a nearby airport. One of the victims was Congressman Leo Ryan, the only member of Congress ever to die in the line of duty. He was investigating complaints about the cult.
Kinsolving, a journalist for the San Francisco Examiner during Jones’ ascent to power and influence there, shortly before he moved his cult to Guyana, recalled in a column at the time the relationship between Jones and Milk.
His writing concerned the Sean Penn movie, “Milk.” Kinsolving cited columnist Dan Flynn’s concerns about “how Gus Van Sant could have made a film about Harvey Milk without casting a ‘Jim Jones’ role.”
The Flynn column accused Harvey Milk and “the San Francisco left” of allowing Jones to conduct his “criminal enterprise in San Francisco with impunity.”
“When veteran journalist Les Kinsolving penned an eight-part investigative report on Peoples Temple for the San Francisco Examiner in 1972, his editors buckled under pressure from Jones and killed the report halfway through,” wrote Flynn. “Kinsolving quipped that the Peoples Temple was ‘the best-armed house of God in the land,’ detailed the kidnapping and possible murder of disgruntled members, exposed Jones’ phony faith healing, highlighted Jones’ vile school-sanctioned sex talk with children and directed attention toward the Peoples Temple’s massive welfare fraud that funded its operations.
“Unfortunately four of the series of eight articles were jettisoned after Jones unleashed hundreds of protesters to the San Francisco Examiner, a programmed letter-writing campaign and a threatened lawsuit against the paper. The Examiner promptly issued a laudatory article on Jones. … ” wrote Flynn.
Kinsolving’s column revealed reports that after Milk was killed, all mention of connections between Milk and Jones “were intentionally obscured.”
Cited was the fact Milk “was a strong advocate for Peoples Temple and Jim Jones during his political career, including the tumultuous year leading up to the Jonestown tragedy. Milk spoke at the Temple often, wrote personal letters to Jim Jones…”
Milk also has been documented as a “sexual predator” as well as a “public liar,” argues SaveCalifornia.com, which advocates for traditional family values and marriage.
On its website, the group points to a “favorable and sordid” biography of Milk by Randy Shilts, a homosexual San Francisco Chronicle reporter, “The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.”
“According to this reputable biography Milk repeatedly engaged in adult-child sex, advocated for multiple homosexual relationships at the same time, and told a very public lie because he thought it would get him ahead,” the website explains.