The title of the bill is innocuous enough. SB 1437, entitled "School Instruction: Prohibition of Discriminatory Content" passed in the California Senate easily enough last week. However, the content of the bill should frighten any Christian with a child in the public school system.
"This bill would revise the statutes prohibiting textbooks and other instructional material from containing material adverse to persons based on race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, or handicap, and add sexual orientation to this list of characteristics. These changes would make the statutes consistent with other statutes prohibiting discrimination based on specified personal characteristics, such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act."
Under the heading "Need for the Bill" comes this explaination on why the bill is needed.
"The absence from our curriculum of positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and their many contributions to California and the United States is a disservice to all children."
The question I have for the gay activists is this....WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES A PERSON'S SEXUAL ORIENTATION MAKE? When my child is studying American history, what difference does it make if George Washington was gay, straight or otherwise? I thought we were not supposed to judge people by their race, creed, color etc? But isn't that exactly what you are asking us to do? Judge these people by their sexual orientation?????
Dennis Prager asked (on his program today) why not mention the contributions of those who were married or single, by religion, whether they had children or not...and what about the bad guys? Do we want to know if Timothy McVeigh or Jeffrey Dahmer were gay or straight? How about Al Capone - do we list his ethnicity or his marital status? The bottom line is this - it is no longer good enough to be an American...you have to be a
Now apparently Governor Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto this bill should it clear both the California House and Senate. If that is the case, one wonders if the California Senate is sincere about the bill or if they are passing this just to mollify their base.