“FAIR” Education For “Positive” Outlook On Homosexuals
Posted by Becky Yeh
OneNewsNow – 12-27-10
A California senator is proposing a bill that would radically promote the lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement in schools and wouldn’t allow parents to take their children out of discussions concerning the alternate lifestyles.
State Senator Mark Leno (D) has introduced a measure that would require public school textbooks to be re-written to contain information about the LGBT movement. Under the FAIR (Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful) Education Act, textbooks must highlight key LGBT figures who contributed to the history of the United States and include details about the homosexual movement.
But Penny Harrington, Concerned Women of America‘s (CWA) legislative director of California, says the bill mandates certain instruction in social sciences and removes safeguards from communities.
“This bill will prompt open discussion in classrooms of all ages about sexual practices, and these are conversations that most parents are going to consider inappropriate,” she notes.
Under SB 48, Harrington explains that charter and alternative schools in the state will be required to adopt the changes. Only private and home schools that do not receive state funding will be exempt. So the pro-family activist is concerned that the measure will “control the moral attitudes” of students concerning alternate lifestyles.
“The bill’s language demands that nothing can be said about the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender lifestyle that reflects adversely on these persons. So only positive messages can be shared about behaviors that can have serious…emotional and physical consequences,” the legislative director explains.
She adds that the FAIR Education Act will take decision-making away from local governments, and parents will not be warned about inappropriate discussions in public schools.