Lesbian state senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) has introduced Senate Bill 777 that would force all textbooks, instructional materials, school-sponsored activities, all school policies, and all teacher training courses to promote homosexuality to children as young as kindergarten!
In 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar bill from Kuehl, noting that current law already protects students from harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
According to Randy Thomasson of the Campaign for Children and Families, "SB 777 requires all teachers, all textbooks, and all instructional materials to promote cross-dressing, sex-change operations, bisexuality, and homosexuality, including homosexual ‘marriages'. Parents are expecting Governor Schwarzenegger to be consistent and veto these outrageous bills, like he did last year. This is not about safety – this is about sexual indoctrination in the classroom."
"SB 777 means good-bye to textbooks that say you’re either a boy or a girl, that marriage is only for a man and a woman, and that the natural family is a father, a mother, and their children. SB 777 means radical curriculum changes that include transvestite speakers and transsexual videos, classroom handouts on sex-change operations, and curriculum teaching children homosexual ‘marriage’ is completely normal. This bill is frightening for parents who want trustworthy schools, not schools that sexually indoctrinate their own children -- children as young as kindergarten!"
The California Catholic Conference has also urged defeat of SB 777.
What consenting adults choose to do in the privacy of their own houses is their business. I am certainly entitled to my own personal opinions about it; however, I don't think the government should be legislating sexual morality. Everyone will ultimately be held accountable for his/her actions by God. It's not the civil authorities' place to get involved unless one of the individuals did not or cannot consent (as in rape, sexual assault, incest, or pedophilia).
That said, I have a *HUGE* problem with anything that interferes with parents' rights to raise their children in accordance with their own family's values. The government should NOT promote homosexuality, particularly to innocent children! Let parents be the ones to decide what and when their children ought to learn about homosexuality. If the family holds a traditional Biblical view, the public schools should not undermine that in the name of "tolerance".
Let's all pray that SB 777 will be defeated and parental rights upheld!!!!!!!!!!