Friday, October 24, 2008

"Coming Out Day" Coming This Week to California Elementary Schools

I joined a few Facebook groups in support of Prop 8 and one of them sends me regular updates. The following is an email I received this morning and I would like to share it with everyone:

David R. Schmidt sent a message to the members of Yes on 8 High ACTION Team.

Subject: "Coming Out Day" Coming This Week to California Elementary Schools

Hayward, CA – Parents at a K-8 charter school in Hayward were shocked to learn this week the extent to which their school is promoting gay and lesbian ideals to their daughter in kindergarten.

The parents were shocked to see a poster announcing that "Coming Out Day" will be celebrated at the school this coming Thursday, October 23. The school, Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, chose not to tell parents ahead of time, but it is in the midst of celebrating "Ally Week," a pro-homosexual push typically aimed at high school students. When one mother asked her daughter earlier this week what she was learning in kindergarten at the school, the 5-year-old replied, "We're learning to be allies." The mother also learned that her daughter's kindergarten classroom is regularly used during lunchtime for meetings of a Gay Straight Alliance club.

Later this week, the school is slated to talk about families. The parents have noticed several posters promoting families, all of which depict only homosexual families. More controversial discussions can be expected through next week, as the elementary school continues to celebrate Gay and Lesbian History Month. On November 20, the school will host TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud, where students will hear adapted tales such as "Jane and the Beanstalk."

These parents are being advised by attorneys from Pacific Justice Institute. Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, "Do we need any further proof that gay activists will target children as early as possible? Opponents of traditional marriage keep telling us that Prop. 8 has nothing to do with education. In reality, they want to push the gay lifestyle on kindergartners, and we can only imagine how much worse it will be if Prop. 8 is defeated. This is not a scenario most Californians want replayed in their elementary schools."

Any other parents whose elementary-age children have been subjected to pro-homosexual propaganda should contact Pacific Justice Institute for counsel and possible representation.

If you are able to support PJI, please click here to contribute now or visit

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In my opinion, this crosses way over the line. And it's so frustrating to watch the No on 8 commercials say that Prop 8 doesn't have anything to do with schools:

Well, obviously it does. And it will only get worse if Prop 8 doesn't pass. The opposition (wrongfully) talks about Prop 8 taking away gay rights. But what about our rights? I don't want anyone forcing anything on me or my (future) children. Prop 8 NEEDS to pass. I'm afraid to find out what will happen if it doesn't.


Emily Judd said...

THat is outrageous and absolutely not right. I cannot believe it! Just another reason why Prop 8 absolutely has to pass!

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that we're allowing our kids to be used in schools like social laboratory rats instead of human beings. Did you know that France already went through this fight? I was shocked to learn that. France! of all countries. Who would figure they would be our allies in this?

I have been looking into their studies. They actually REJECTED gay marriage because they found it hurt kids. I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that genders matter in child rearing, but it seems like in all the hullabaloo about so called “gay rights” we’ve forgotten about the kids’ rights. Kids have rights too.

To hear the opposition tell it, you’d think we were the only backward country in the world that hadn’t already accepted the inevitable. Only five countries have legalized same sex marriage. France is one of the ones who studied it out first. They went to those five countries and saw what their choice had done to the stability of their countries. There are marked declines in health and family. It’s worth looking into, rather than just running full steam ahead into oblivion. I am always leery of people who want to guilt me into voting a certain way. It makes me want to say, so….what’s the other side? here it is.

Anonymous said...

I had the Jack O'Connell ad on my blog for a while too, but I got so sick of his lecturing in the face of truth that I had to take it down. I just couldn't justify giving that guy any more hits on his lies.

So! Today came out with their new ad! It goes down point by point and proves to Mr. O'Connell, just who is the liar. I put that one up and I feel lots better. I play it just for fun.

Lisa Webb said...

Beetlebabee that is so interesting about France. Awesome info! Thanks!