Did you know that a few radical activist groups have a prepared plan to make your children embrace same sex attraction as early as pre-school? They want to desensitize them and create future generations of gay identified adults and silence any oppositional statements. Today's Spotlights will briefly highlight Massachusetts pre-schoolers, the radical vision of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and why it is important that "ex-gays" and their supporters not get comfortable in the activist defined closet of denial and silence. According to the Washington Times, the school board in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has decreed that preschoolers will be presented a positive image of homosexuality and called for hiring preferences for homosexuals:
The school board unanimously adopted a seven-point plan pushed by Jeannine Christina, a lesbian mother who is also head of the Provincetown PTA, as an "anti-bias" proposal.
One high school teacher and homosexual activist who backed the plan said the goal was to change the school curriculum, which is taught from the point of view of "white Europeans...who are also very heterosexual, very Christian, very male."
Teachers' manuals that will be used in classes, for example, state that "teaching children to be critical of oppression is teaching true morality," including the oppression of homosexuals.
Provincetown will also bring representatives from the gay activist group "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays" (PFLAG) to speak in kindergarten classes, and children will be taught that families can be headed by either heterosexual or homosexual parents.
The plan calls for schools to "search for, hire and retain a diverse staff, including sexual minorities," language considered an euphemism for a homosexual quota system.
"We are on a trailblazing path," said school superintendent Susan Fleming. "The whole question is making gays and lesbians, whether through visuals or examples or acknowledging different family structures. . .visible."
Fleming also said that schools were an appropriate place to effect change in society at large. "Schools often play out what’s happening in the community. We are going to be a change agent," she said.
Schools have been used as an agent of social instruction for a long time but what amazes me is that these "leaders" are changing your world with your money and your children. All the while telling you what your morality should look like. Reports like this come in from all over the country.
The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) makes their intent to brainwash children overtly clear in their 2003 Annual Report. GLSEN's Vision statement says:
"Today and Tomorrow: For nearly 10 years, GLSEN's work has been driven by our vision -- A future in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."
Why is this an issue for everyone especially "ex-gays?"
In a press release from 1999 GLSEN boldly states that former homosexuals do not deserve to be heard when it comes to homosexuality. The following excerpt is from a press release praising the "Just the Facts" initiative:
According to GLSEN, never before have so many national mainstream organizations come together to provide educators with information about sexual orientation development and youth, with the goal of supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual students. Similarly, "Just the Facts" represents the first time so many mainstream organizations have joined together to say that "ex-gay" messages have no place in our nation's public schools. These students, like all others, deserve learning environments in which they are valued and respected. Educating the educators about sexual orientation development is a critical first step." ...
A line has been drawn," continued Jennings. "There is no 'other side' when you're taking about lesbian, gay and bisexual students.
Isn't it interesting how GLSEN refuses to believe that others may choose to find their true self outside of homosexuality? For some, homosexuality is a futile and unfulfilling way to live, why would GLSEN rob people of choice in self-determination? How does closing off students from all information show them respect? Does GLSEN believe that students are incapable of making up their own minds and that they must be isolated into mental conditioning groups known as Gay Straight Alliances (GSA's)?
GLSEN's intolerance and singular focus is isolation not incorporation. Is not their goal true understanding? Their dismissive attitude toward people of faith and former homosexuals is an apparent elitist attitude of their way is the "only" way. We, who have moved beyond homosexuality, must lift our voices to shield the youngest members of our social family from having to deal with sexual morality too early. We must help young people in junior and senior high not be hemmed into a politically driven one way street.
Be involved in your local school board, read your children's textbooks and handouts.
Investigate GLSEN and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) materials and counter them with your own viewpoint.
Share your testimony of living beyond homosexuality, or that while some may choose to embrace a gay identity others may choose a different course and should not be stigmatized for doing so. Just as these groups are free to express their opinion, we must share that there IS an alternative. Make your opinion known.
Here are some excellent online resources to help you counter gay activism's attempt to control your child's morality and/or destiny in schools.
1) Family Research Council "InFocus": How to Protect Your Children
From Pro-Homosexuality Propaganda in Schools
There are many things parents and pro-family activists can do to protect children from pro-homosexuality propaganda in schools. The author presents a list of effective strategies and preventative actions. More... at www.frc.org
2) The National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) has compiled a list of current events and resources dealing with school issues. http://www.narth.com/menus/schools.html
3) Love Won Out, A Conference by Focus On The Family. You'll hear from experts on homosexuality, learn how to respond to the misinformation in the public school system, change public opinion and much more. www.lovewonout.org
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1. Also demand ex-gay speakers at the school if the school invites outside gay speakers. The school must provide equal access for ex-gays or be held liable for viewpoint discrimination. Contact PFOX for available ex-gay speakers.
2. Put ex-gay books in your community's schools and libraries.
3. Start a PFOX Ex-gay Alternatives Club at your schools, youth groups, churches, etc. to educate others on the causes of and alternatives to homosexuality, and to support questioning and struggling youth. Currently, youth only have gay affirming clubs to join or get answers. You must make a difference in young people's lives by offering them alternatives to homosexuality. We are responsible for the next generation. More info. at www.pfox.org
4. Download the PFOX teen brochure on our website and make copies to distribute to youth groups, counselor offices, schools, etc.