Friday, October 24, 2008

Another reason we support Proposition 8

We had planned on not dwelling on Proposition 8, but this is just so over the top. So called tolerance only goes one way in California.

Stealing yard signs are the least of their tactics.

School holds surprise 'Gay' Day for kindergartners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Some parents are shocked to find their children are learning to be homosexual allies and will participate in "Coming Out Day" at a public elementary school tomorrow – and they claim the school failed to notify parents.

One mother of a kindergartner who attends Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school in Hayward, Calif., said she asked her 5-year-old daughter what she was learning at school.

The little girl replied, "We're learning to be allies."

The mother also said a Gay Straight Alliance club regularly meets in the kindergarten classroom during lunch.

According to a Pacific Justice Institute report, Faith Ringgold opted not to inform the parents of its pro-homosexual activities beforehand. The school is celebrating "Gay and Lesbian History Month" and is in the process of observing "Ally Week," a pro-"gay" occasion usually geared toward high school students.

The school is scheduled to host discussions about families and has posted fliers on school grounds portraying only homosexuals. According to the report, a "TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud" will take place Nov. 20. Students will listen to traditional stories with "gay" or transgender twists, to include "Jane and the Beanstalk."

Some parents only recently noticed posters promoting the school's "Coming Out Day" tomorrow – celebrated 12 days after the national "Coming Out Day" usually observed on Oct. 11. When WND contacted the school to confirm the event, a female representative replied, "Yes, it is scheduled on our calendar."

When asked if the school made any efforts to inform parents, she refused to answer and said Hayward Unified School District would have to respond to additional questions. However, the district did not answer its phones or e-mails, and a voicemail recording would not take messages. "Coming Out Day" is not listed on the district's online school calendar.....

This is also one of the reasons my children don't go to public school.

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Crimson Wife said...

I just heard an anti-Prop. 8 ad on the radio this morning claiming that "it's not about the schools, it's about fundamental human rights." But the legal rights have been granted to homosexual domestic partners under state law for years. And it's quite clear from all the recent controversial events that the government-run schools are very much where the gay activists are pushing their agenda.

Janine Cate said...

I must admit I'm surprised that there hasn't been more of a revolt against government schools. I hear more talk about homeschooling among my friends with children in government school, but I doubt many will actually do anything.

Anonymous said...

I think the problem with this particular group's idea of "tolerance" is that they believe it is any view contrary to their own is intolerable. In other words they want tolerance for their beliefs and convictions without believing that they need to be tolerant of others beliefs and convictions. Possibly one the most hippocritcal intolerant factions of the world is the gays and their allies.

Ann said...

Anonymous makes a good point. I think what they are looking for is acceptance. They want to feel like we've embraced their life style.

FatcatPaulanne said...

I think the government schools need to teach reading, writing and math and very little else. They need to stop the "indoctrination".

Janine Cate said...

Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school, is also an "under-performing" school. They have an API score of 679 compared with 767 for the average school in their category.

Not that test scores are everything,but the school is taking time away from academic subjects for political indoctrination. Who cares if they can't read, write, or do math well enough to get a good job, at least they will have the "right" attitudes.

Luke said...

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world.


Becca said...

I think the only "indoctrination" that should be in a lesson plan is to teach children to treat each other with kindness and respect.

If you can do that better than the public schools, good job. I can certainly understand if the school's program is not something you would want to reproduce at home. But reacting with shock or fear to these activities will make it more difficult for you to model kindness and respect for the benefit of your children.
Always remember you can treat people well without accepting every choice they make, or every trait they possess.