The impact of homosexual movement is expanding to the second generation as the California State Senate is ready to pass a highly controversial bill that will require schools to embrace homosexuality in the curriculum.
The bill, SB 1437, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee of the California State Legislature on April 4. It prohibits instructional materials, textbooks and school-sponsored activities that reflect "adversely" upon persons because of their race or ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or religion for use in public school. Transsexuality, cross-dressing, bisexuality, and homosexuality should therefore be incorporated in the curriculum.
Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), a leading pro-family organization based in California, has held a State Capitol news conference with concerned parents opposed to SB 1437 on that day.
Under the rule, marriage is not only to be presented as a relationship between a husband and wife, but may also be two wives who are "married" lesbians. Moreover, sex education assemblies may have to include information on hormone injections and sex-change operations.
"This bill is frightening for parents who want trustworthy schools, not schools that sexually indoctrinate their own children - children as young as kindergarten!" said Thomasson in a statement.
Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute, another California-based pro-family conservative group echoed, "The reason this is such an outrageous bill is because it is the most extreme effort thus far to transform our public schools into institutions that disregard all notions of the traditional family unit.
SB 1437 seeks to eliminate all ‘stereotypes’ of the traditional family so that young children are brainwashed into believing that families with moms and dads are irrelevant."
Once the bill is passed, it will affect all textbooks and instructional materials for kindergarten and grades 1-12. It could also have a national impact as California makes up roughly 12 percent of the nation's textbook market, though major publishers said they produce more neutral national editions for other states.
Since the California State Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on the bill again, a debate is rekindled among state officials and California's 1,053 local school boards.
On the last hearing, all three Democrats on Senate Judiciary Committee- Joe Dunn (the committee chairman, who’s running for state controller), Martha Escutia, and Sheila James Kuehl (SB 1437 author) - voted in favor of the bill. The sole Republican on the committee, Dick Ackerman, was absent.
California is known for its liberal agenda in homosexuality both nationally and internationally. Following the legalization on same-sex marriage, the State is now moving to further promote homosexuality by allowing such values to infiltrate the education system and thus the second generation.
On the brink of the important hearing on Monday, pro-family groups are deeply concerned. They call on citizens to speak against the bill. Citizens are also urged to tell the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to veto SB 1437.