by Nathan A. Cherry, 03/28/2011
Martinsburg, WV – Leave it to California to put the cart before the horse and run with something that has not been completely approved for implementation. In a state where political and economic upheaval is at an all-time high you would think lawmakers would be trying to find something to unite citizens rather than further divide them, but then again, it is California.
In a post by Citizenlink this week it is reported that California has decided to begin teaching specifically on the contributions of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transsexuals in their social science courses. The article said:
“The California Senate Education Committee passed legislation Wednesday that would mandate public schools teach U.S. history, California history and social science with a deliberate emphasis on the roles and contributions of gay- and lesbian-identified individuals, as well as those of transsexuals and bisexuals.”
The California Family Institute’s director, Ron Prentice commented “It seems a bit like a quota system. It’s based less on the level of contribution and more on one’s sexual orientation.”
But the real concern, at least from my perspective, is how this will affect families with religious and moral objections to the homosexual lifestyle? Is this a sort of indoctrination of affirming the homosexual lifestyle and gay agenda? Will religious and conscience rights be respected for parents that do not want their children exposed to such teaching at a young age? Why do Kindergarteners and elementary age students need to know that a person was homosexual or otherwise?
It seems everyone from public schools to the military is trying to force feed homosexuality down the throats of every person regardless of religious, moral, or other objections. The deliberate ignoring of scientific data on reparation therapy, sexually transmitted diseases among the homosexual community and other red flags are equally troubling.
Just last week Mac pulled the Exodus International app from its app store after people complained. Yet, as was documented here, the app store has dozens of apps promoting and supporting the homosexual lifestyle. This double standard is twisted.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.