The Family Research Council is starting to sound desperate to put the kibosh on SB 48- the FAIR Education Act. After all, should they actually allow people to, well, become less bigoted and prejudice, as would happen through education, they will be out of a job. The bill was passed by the state’s Assembly earlier thi syear and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. It mandates the inclusion of LGBT people an people with disabilities in public school books.
They have a week to get all the signatures that they nee an asking rather pitifully that church members join in their movement. The Huffington Post wrote “To help convince people of the dangers of what the FRC refers to as ‘LGBT heroes’ in the classroom, they’ve whipped up a YouTube video (see below) that members can share with their congregations as well as a fun Power Point presentation.”
They also point out that the FRC is afraid that this is what will happen:
SB 48 would force some public school educators to go against their own deeply held religious and moral beliefs in order to endorse “LGBT heroes” in their schools and classrooms.
SB 48 would expose children as young as five years old to the “role and contributions” of “LGBT heroes” in the classrooms. Parents would not be able to have their children “opt out” from learning about these sinful and aberrant behaviors and lifestyles.
SB 48 would require teachertime away from focusing on traditionally recognized California and American heroes in order to promote the “role and contributions” of “LGBT heroes.”
Less George Washington… More Chaz Bono!
Ah, the smell of desperation.