Friday, December 04, 2009

Pro-Homosexual Workshops in Jr. High Without Parental Knowledge

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It is likely a sign of things to come in Washington State. With the commitment of some homosexual activists within the public school system and the empowerment and affirmation that comes with the passage of SB 5688, what has happened in the Santa Barbara School District, will most certainly happen here.

So-called "workshops" were held in a junior high school that clearly were designed to advance a homosexual agenda and indoctrinate children, without properly notifying their parents.

The "Just Communities" organization presented a three day-three session "leadership" workshop to the kids. It included handouts defining homosexual terminology such as queer and transgender and listed "heterosexism" as "oppression that pushes people down who are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning) and pushes up people who are straight."

Questioning? This is now a sexual orientation?

The workshop included a section under "heterosexism" that asked the student to answer a three part question: "How are LGBTQ people discriminated against or mistreated in the United States, in your local community and in your school?"

Two other exercises were called "Act Like A Man Box" and "Act Like A Lady Box". In these, students were asked to imagine what their parents or other adults say to them that make them feel they must stay inside the "man" box and "lady" box.

They were asked, "What's hard about being in this box all the time? What qualities help us resist the pressure to be 'in the box'?"

When the leadership of the workshops were asked by a student about Proposition 8, they were told "...those parents who voted yes [they are] prejudiced and discriminatory."

How can this happen in a public school classroom? When parents found out---after the fact, what had been presented to their children, they asked the same question.

The school district's response was a mirror image to what nearly always happens: Shock--agree with parents---then promise to see it doesn't happen again.

In this case the teacher admits she did not disclose the actual materials to her supervisor in advance and that her email to parents was vague and she apologizes.

The Santa Barbara School District has now told the parents they will be sure protocol is followed for future workshops conducted by outside organizations.

Pacify the angry parents, promise to watch these kinds of things---then return to business as usual. And by the way, we need to pass a new school bond---for the kids.

God help us. Be vigilant. Be discerning. Be active. And always be prayerful.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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