Move to incorporate homosexual heroes into California textbooks

Greg W. writes:

I hope you saw this. Another example of the gay and transgender mafia trying to indoctrinate our children.

LA replies:

Once society accepts the idea that discrimination is the greatest evil, and that the inclusion of formerly discriminated-against and excluded groups is the greatest good, the elevation of homosexual and “transgender” heroes in school textbooks becomes a logical and predictable development, just as was the elevation of black and Hispanic and feminist heroes before that. So why waste one’s energy getting exercised about each new step forward in this project? There is only one way to stop this, and that is through the complete toppling of the rule of modern (anti-discrimination) liberalism. As long as the rule of modern liberalism remains in place, each successive horror, including homosexual “marriage,” including group “marriage,” including “marriage” between adults and children, including “marriage” between adults and animals, is, though not inevitable, highly likely.

And so-called conservatism, which accepts the rule of anti-discrimination, as shown three months ago when virtually the entire conservative movement surrendered to the homosexualization of the military, has nothing to say against the ongoing advance of anti-discriminatory liberalism, except to whine and complain about each successive liberal innovation, before it ultimately accepts it and starts to whine about the next liberal innovation. Only a new kind of conservatism, which fundamentally rejects the premises and principles of modern liberalism, can have any serious hope of reversing our path into the abyss. And such a conservatism does not now exist, at least as an organized force capable of taking action in society. So let’s be realistic about where we are. We are heading into the abyss, and there is at present no political or cultural force in America that is adequate to stop it. Which doesn’t mean that it can’t be stopped, only that there is no reason to believe with any assurance that it can be stopped.

Here is the article, from Fox News:

Bill to Include Gay Rights Movement Info in California Textbooks Clears Hurdle

Published April 06, 2011

The California Legislature could soon pass a bill that would require school textbooks and teachers to incorporate information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans into their curriculum.

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, or SB48, which mimics a bill previously vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, made it one step closer to becoming law Tuesday after being approved by the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill, introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, could have a nationwide impact if passed because California is such a big buyer of textbooks that publishers often incorporate the state’s standards into books distributed to other states.

Supporters say that’s a good thing because it will help prevent gay students from being harassed or bullied by their classmates.

But critics say SB48 is just an attempt to brainwash students into becoming pro-gay political activists and ensure that government, not parents, has the final word on teaching kids about moral values.

“Most textbooks don’t include any historical information about the LGBT movement, which has great significance to both California and U.S. history,” Leno said in a statement. “Our collective silence on this issue perpetuates negative stereotypes of LGBT people and leads to increased bullying of young people.”

Leno told that California school districts that have included the historical contributions of LGBT people and the LGBT movement in their curriculum have seen reduced rates of bullying and violence among students.

He said the bill aspires to achieve the same results statewide by adding LGBT to the existing list of underrepresented cultural and ethnic groups, which are covered by current law related to inclusion in textbooks and other instructional materials in schools.

“Furthermore, SB 48 will reduce bullying by ensuring that discriminatory bias and negative stereotypes based on sexual orientation are prohibited in school activities, instruction and classroom materials,” Carolyn Laub, executive director of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, which helped draft the bill, said in a statement.

Critics object to the bill on several accounts, saying it undermines parental authority, promotes gender confusion and experimentation, inappropriately classifies LGBT as a cultural ethnic group, and aims to brainwash children into adopting the LGBT community’s political agenda.

“This is teaching children from kindergarten on up that the homosexual, bisexual, transsexual lifestyle is something to admire and consider for themselves,” Randy Thomasson, president of, a group advocating against the bill, told

Thomasson said teachers should teach about homosexuals’ historical accomplishments but should not be forced to mention their sexual orientation.

“Teach them about the good behavior, the noble things that people have done, but you don’t have to go into what they do sexually … True history focuses on the accomplishments of people; it doesn’t talk about what they did in the bedroom.”

Thomasson also complained that the bill does not allow for teachers to discuss the opposition to the LGBT movement or warn against “the negative consequences, that male homosexuality is the largest transmitter of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.”

“So this isn’t even about history, this is about, ‘Hey, join the movement now. We need more children to become soldiers in the fight against religious freedom, parental rights, marriage for a man and a woman, the boy scouts, you name it.’”

Jim Carroll, President of Equality California, which also helped draft the bill, denied that it aims to recruit students into the LGBT movement.

“And I don’t believe that by teaching about the black panthers for instance, that any school teacher could be accused of recruiting for that radical organization,” Carroll told

Carroll admitted that teachers would not be allowed to say things like “some believe homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle, the same way that you couldn’t talk about the civil rights movement but then say something discriminatory about African Americans.”

But he said that people’s sexual orientation would be used only as a way of identifying them.

“It would be difficult to teach about the women’s movement without mentioning that Susan B. Anthony was a woman, it would be difficult to teach about the black civil rights movement without talking about Martin Luther King Jr. being black, it would be impossible to talk about the LGBT movement without saying Harvey Milk was gay or Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin were lesbians,” Carroll said. ” … We’re not asking people to talk about what they did in the bedroom, but their sexuality is relevant in terms of why you would discuss them in an educational environment.”

Leno added that the State Department would work with local school districts and the public to determine what changes should be made “and then, only at the next printing of the textbook, will this change, along with probably many others, be incorporated into the textbook, so no additional cost to the state.”

Opposing groups like and Concerned Parents United have launched letter-writing campaigns, asking critics to garner more opposition from their neighbors, religious leaders, local PTAs and lawmakers in hopes of persuading the governor and other lawmakers to oppose the bill.

Leno said the SB48 “will get to the floor of the Senate by late May; we hope that it will make its way to the assembly for similar review and to the governor’s desk by late summer.”

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Robert in Nashville writes:

This week our Nashville city council congratulated itself on another step towards non-discrimination, when it passed a law that mandates that any business that wants to do business with Metro Nashville must have a non-discrimination policy towards homosexuality.

I imagine that businesses will be hurrying to adopt such a policy, like it or not—even if the business owners feel that homosexuality is depraved. The progressives not only mandate special protection for homosexuals, they take your livelihood away unless you submit. It seems to me there may be a constitutional issue in this, but I have not yet given it enough thought. Yet each new mandate and endorsement is never enough to satisfy the need to embrace the burning need among the progressives for ever more inclusivity. It’s like an addiction with no end. I am reminded of Romans chapter one, but at least there, the Apostle seems to think these reprobates realized they had given themselves up to sin. In our more enlightened age, our leaders are not just unashamed. They embrace depravity as a virtue!

I think we are cooked, or seared, as I think Paul put it somewhere. Our leaders either no longer recognize evil,or worse, recognize it and embrace it for that very reason! To reject depravity would be, after all, discriminatory, the greatest evil of all.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 06, 2011 07:43 PM | Send

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