Monday, August 1, 2011
Gay History Lessons...Bill SB48 signed by Governor Brown causes uproar! Kids indoctrinated into homo lifestyle?
Amidst a lot of controversy, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law to require mandatory lessons about the achievements of Gays in public schools.
The bill, which passed on a party-line vote, stipulates that public schools must include the contributions of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender in social studies curriculums.
"History should be honest," underscored Governor Brown.
"This bill...prohibits discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in the history books."
The historic law has caused an outcry among critics who assert that students will be forced to study subjects their parents find objectionable.
Anti-gay activists also argue that the bill is a veiled attempt to indoctrinate the youth of today into a gay lifestyle.
State Senator Mark Leno - the author of the Bill - has stressed that the goal is to teach tolerance.
In sum, Bill SB48 requires that the Board of Education in California's school districts adopt textbooks and other learning materials that cover the contributions of gays (and other sexual minorities) before the 2013/ 2014 school year commences.
In response, a spokesperson for opponents to the bill, has threatened that parents who object to the bill may be forced to take their children out of public institutions - and either have them home-schooled - or sent to private schools where Governor Brown's reach (and jurisdiction) falls short.
And so, the battle rages on, folks.