Sunday, November 2, 2008

Kindergartners Encouraged to sign "Pledge Cards" to not harrass Gays

The claim that the legitimacy of a gay / lesbian lifestyle will be taught to kindergartners has been described as ludicrous.

However, we continue to see instances of this very thing taking place.

Fox News reported Saturday that at Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward California, a Kindergarten teacher distributed and encouraged her students to sign pledge card published by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.

Signing the card indicates that the student is "taking a stand for a safe and harassment-free school for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."

It would be difficult to see how a student could take such a "stand" without there having been some discussion of what sexual orientation or gender identity/expression meant.

Effectively, the issue is that if this lifestyle or orientation is viewed as legitimate, then teachings regarding this lifestyle must also be legitimate.

Additionally, and this is important to note, the discussion of homosexuality is often being raised in the schools not directly via sex education classes (where parents often have the right to review the materials being used) but rather under the banner of safe schools.

Fox Story

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