A California school district that has launched a website to “meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth” is just the tip of the iceberg of the agenda in the state’s schools to teach children alternative sexual lifestyles, according to an activist.
“Opponents of Prop 8 claimed that legalizing same-sex marriage would have no impact on school curriculum. But this proves that even with the traditional definition of marriage in the constitution, school curriculum uses a false definition,” said Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute.
“Homosexual activists lost at the ballot box, but now they are using schools to re-define marriage – while excluding parents,” she said.
WND reported earlier on the San Francisco Unified School District website – believed to be the first of its kind – that provides resources designed to “meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth” in its schools.
The site is loaded with suggestions for celebrating “Gay” Pride Month, and cites
district policies on sexual expression and discrimination issues. It also provides curriculum for teaching on LGBTQ issues, a list of district-approved speakers and presentations, studies, and testimonials from school officials on how they’re making their schools more friendly to LGBTQ students.
England said her organization went further, reviewing what California schools are teaching children as young as kindergarten about homosexuality, and the results are concerning.
“Parents need to know what is going on, because this has gone as far as lesson plans for kindergarteners and it is spreading across the state,” she said.
San Francisco District’s teaching plan
“This curriculum does not allow for differing viewpoints on controversial issues like homosexuality and ‘gender changes,'” she said.
She said in kindergarten through third grade classes, students read “My Two Uncles.” Elly, the young protagonist, is anticipating her grandparents’ golden wedding celebration – and she is sad because her grandfather will not invite her uncle’s homosexual partner. In the end, the grandfather softens a little.
Students are taught by lesson’s end that “families include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”
The students are warned against “bigoted” values by learning to define “homophobia” and “prejudice,” England said.
“What kindergartner isn’t going to walk away believing they are bigoted or homophobic when their teacher tells them traditional values they are taught at home are hateful?” questioned England.
Alameda District’s teaching plan
One parent in the Santa Rosa district noted, “I feel that the alternative lifestyle education is not warranted. Is there a way to opt out of this?”
The San Francisco site also describes transgender restroom and locker room use, outlines transgender sports team and gym policy, provides vocabulary sheets (define “heterosexism”) and more.
At the same time, school districts are explicitly explaining why they are under no obligation to notify parents about any of the sexual orientation lessons and activities. They have concluded teaching all students to embrace the multisexual agenda is part of creating a “safe” school environment.
“CRI has found other districts with policies very similar to SFUSD and parents needs to know that their public school is probably in the process of implementing these policies,” England’s report said.
“California parents need to continually educate themselves on the lessons and activities their children’s schools,” England said. “They need to be proactive because there is a concerted effort to keep parents in the dark and exclude them from these highly controversial lessons. Parents, not political activists, should be in charge of their children’s education-particularly when it comes to sexual education.
“This is a mainstream effort to force parents out of the classroom. If it’s not this way in your school, it is only a matter of time before your school is confronted with efforts to exclude parents,” she continued.
California law requires schools to provide special accommodations for homosexual, bisexual and transsexual behaviors.