Tuesday, October 14, 2008

1st Graders field trip to a lesbian wedding

Yesterday, I posted a video from Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council. It talked about how in states where gay marriage was allowed, that the students would have to be taught that gay marriage in all ways is equivalent to traditional marriage. Just in case you thought I was over reacting. This hit the newswires today.

School Field Trip to Teacher's Lesbian Wedding Sparks Controversy

First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday, but opponents of same-sex marriage in the state say the field trip was an attempt to “indoctrinate” the students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The field trip was suggested by a parent at the Creative Arts Charter School, and the school said the trip, where students tossed rose petals on their teacher and her wife as they left City Hall, was academically relevant.

"It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school’s interim director, according to the newspaper. She said same-sex marriage had historic significance. "I think I'm well within the parameters."

California will vote on Nov. 4 on Proposition 8 which seeks to ban same-sex marriage in the state, and supporters of the measure say the field trip shows that allowing same-sex marriage will mean it’s taught to school children, the newspaper said.

"It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign, told the Chronicle. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."

Everyone will be affected by recent court decisions in Massachusetts and California. Stand up and be heard. If you live in California, vote yes on prop 8. If you live in Arizona, vote yes on prop 102. Families are too important not to stand up for them at this defining moment in history.


Pam said...

Isn't that horrifying!

Pam said...

By the way, your blog is great. Can I put it as a link on my blog?


Anonymous said...

This is a scary thought. When I watched a video clip of a couple in Massachusetts who objected to their kindergartner being taught about same sex marriage and wanted to opt out the school had the father arrested. I was talking to a group of women and asked why more families were not pulling their children out of public schools and homeschooling them. It came up that the states are making it illegal to homeschool so that families cannot pull their children out when they do not agree with what is being taught. Glen Beck on his show pointed out that if these propositions pass then any church that did not agree with same sex marriage could be sanctioned for discrimination or hate crimes. How have we come to this?

Anne Bradshaw said...

I'm with you. I also blogged on the same subject this week. Hope enough people understand all the implications and vote right!

ali said...

This whole business has me livid. I'm disgusted by it. Just beyond words. I'm terrified and sad too that we are moving to MA because I hate to think of what I will have to deal with there. I will have to homeschool my kids for sure!