Calif. Lawmakers Advance Another ‘Sexual Indoctrination’ Bill
By Jim Brown and Jenni Parker – August 22, 2006
(AgapePress) – The California State Assembly has passed yet another bill that pro-family groups have warned would sexually indoctrinate school children.
The Democrat-controlled Assembly voted 46-31 (five more than required for a majority vote) in favor of legislation that would alter K-12 public education textbooks, instructional materials, and school-sponsored activities so as to positively refer to homosexuality, including same-sex “marriage,” as well as bisexuality, trans-sexuality, and transvestitism. SB 1437, sponsored by lesbian State Senator Sheila Kuehl, now goes to the State Senate for a concurrence vote.
Randy Thomasson of the Sacramento-based Campaign for Children and Families says the bill is the real face of the California Democratic Party.
“Democrats pushed this bill through,” he says in reference to SB 1437. “They have authored three other bills that are similar, and the Democrats are showing their allegiance to the homosexual, bisexual, and trans-sexual agenda.”
The pro-family leader asserts that those pushing the pro-homosexual legislation are not listening to their own constituents. “It’s not what the people want,” he says. “It’s amazing how Democrats are going against the democratic wishes of the people.”
Thomasson has repeatedly referred to the current complement of education-related pro-homosexual bills as “sexual indoctrination” legislation. He says the 36-minute debate on SB 1437, during which seven Republicans spoke against it and six Democrats spoke in favor of it, confirmed that characterization.
“The Democrat Assembly speaker actually got up and said, ‘This means “Jill and Jill” can go up the hill in the textbooks, and you can’t say anything bad about that,’” says Thomasson. “He said that you’ve got to outlaw bias because perspective and point-of-view should not be against anything that is the homosexual or bisexual or trans-sexual agenda.” Such statements are “scary,” he adds, because “he’s talking about outlawing values.”
Prior to that debate, a Republican-proposed amendment requiring schools to get parental permission before teaching sexual curricula to children failed in a 26-48 vote.
The CCF spokesman is calling on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to keep his promise to veto SB 1437. He contends the bill “micromanages public schools by forcing them to promote a gaggle of sexual lifestyles that disturb parents and confuse kids.” If the governor of California “abandons children” by signing this or any of the other school sexual indoctrination bills, Thomasson predicts that “pro-family voters will abandon him” when he runs for re-election in November.
By Jim Brown and Jenni Parker, AgapePress – Copyright, 2006. All Rights Reserved.