Saturday, May 30, 2009

School Enacts Kindergarten Homosexual Indoctrination Curriculum

A California school district has approved a mandatory homosexual curriculum for children as young as 5 – and parents will not be allowed to remove their children from the lessons.

UPDATE 8/14/09: Parents sue school to allow opt-out to spare children from indoctrination

-- From "Alameda school board adopts plan to halt anti-gay bullying" by Peter Hegarty, Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News 5/28/09

Trustees voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt the Safe Schools curriculum, which supporters say will help children of gay parents feel welcome at school and help end anti-gay teasing and bullying on the playground.

The lessons also aim to provide a safe environment for children to learn, as well as to offer a framework for teachers to break down stereotypes and teach kids about different types of families.

Opponents of the curriculum said it would undercut parents' rights to teach their children about relationships and sexual orientation, and that it pushed a political agenda without addressing ways to help other groups who may be singled out at school.

. . . Trustee Niel Tam, who voted yes . . . noted that the district spent two years developing the lesson plans on gay families.

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From "Mandatory 'gay' day for K-5 students" by Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily 5/28/09

The mandatory program, officially titled "LGBT Lesson #9," was approved May 26 by the Alameda County Board of Education by a vote of 3-2. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about "tolerance" for the homosexual lifestyle beginning next year.

The curriculum is in addition to the school's current anti-bullying program and is estimated to cost $8,000 for curriculum and training.

Parents will not be given an opportunity to opt-out of lessons that go against their religious beliefs. Some parents are threatening to sue the school board and mount a recall. Opponents presented a petition with 468 signatures from people who don't want the homosexual lessons in the curriculum.

The district's legal counsel recommended against giving parents an opportunity to opt out of the lessons, claiming only health or sex education topics require opt-out provisions . . .

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