With an eye for the future, the battleground for gay activists is in the schools and children are the targets, a new book, The Homosexual Agenda reveals. Developments in at least one state capitol seem to bear the authors out.
Quoted is a rallying point from a 1999 Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network (GLSEN) conference:
The fear of the religious right is that the schools of today will be the governments of tomorrow. And you know, they’re right. If we do our jobs right, we’re going to raise a generation of kids who don’t believe the claims of the religious right.
Authors Alan Sears and Craig Osten describe a phenomenon that does more than threaten religious freedom. The ‘sexual orientation community’ is actively working to impose its value system upon the rest of society. The chapter entitled “Stupid Parents, ‘Enlightened Kids”‘ is of particular interest to those who are concerned about childhood indoctrination.
Quoting homosexual activist Chuck Jones: “This is war, so act accordingly.” How is this war waged in the classroom? Gay orthodoxy is being imposed upon minor children in class as undisputable fact, rather then even the subject of controversy or debate.
A high school boy found himself made fodder for ridicule when he questioned a biology teacher’s assertion that homosexuality is genetic: “What’s the matter, Kyle? Are you unsure of your sexuality?” As the other students laughed, the teacher went on, “did you know that the people who scream the loudest turn out to be gay themselves?”
Before his historic loss, California Governor Gray Davis signed a sex education law that compels students to “adopt a healthy attitude towards homosexuality.” According to Amy Koons at the Capitol Resource Institute in Sacramento, Calif., schools are themselves embracing the law on which the ink has scarcely dried.
“I had a distraught mother tell me that her twin sons came home thinking that 70 percent of the population is homosexual,” Koons told AIA. An openly lesbian legislator, State Senator Sheila Kuehl, introduced California’s new sex education law, which the state teachers union supported. Kuehl, a former child star, appeared in the television series Dobie Gillis.
In The Homosexual Agenda, Sears and Osten report that America’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, is enthusiastically developing programs to incorporate the gay agenda into public school curricula for children of all ages. Many of them are in place today and have been for some years now.
“GLSEN regularly collaborates with other national education organizations to broaden the reach of our message and materials,” the lobbying group’s executive director, Kevin Jennings writes in a recent fundraising letter.
“For example, last year we helped the NEA — boasting 2.7 million members — pass sweeping new policies directing its members to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in their work.”
Agendized educators are exploiting the confusion that characterizes normal adolescence, according to Sears and Osten in The Homosexual Agenda. “As bodies change and hormones rage,” the authors explain, youths are told that their feelings may indicate that they are bisexual. Further, heterosexuality is portrayed as being passé, while ‘alternative’ sexuality is promoted as chic and more likely to result in peer acceptance.
Children as young as kindergarteners are to be taught, according to quoted recommendations, that a “family is a ‘unit of two or more persons, related either by birth or by choice, who may or may not live together.'” Further, from a very young age, children must be taught that “all families should be validated” – even those “with no dads, three dads or a 14-year-old mom.”
The authors also warn that removing children from public schools is not necessarily a definitive escape from such indoctrination. The NEA is currently trying to have state governments force private schools and even home-schoolers to teach pro-gay and lesbian material if their diplomas are to be recognized as valid.
Organizations such as the aforementioned GLSEN are targeting children for gay advocacy participation, write Sears and Osten. The Homosexual Agenda describes an annual Day of Silence that GLSEN orchestrates, wherein students are not to speak. Instead they are to present a card explaining that they will not speak that day in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
Children are told that friends and family members who hold that homosexuality is wrong should be considered enemies and treated as such, according to cited research. Alienating children from their family and indoctrinating them in school is a small price to pay to attain the ultimate objective, the authors conclude. Sears and Osten head the Alliance Defense Fund.
William R Alford is a Government & International Politics/Electronic Journalism student at George Mason University in Fairfax VA
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