Indoctrination  Displaces  Education
Part Three

Political Correctness and Moral Relativism


Political correctness, in this case, is an effort to protect those who are easily offended, and especially their lawyers.  Moral relativism teaches that one belief system is as good as another, and that there is no absolute right and wrong.  (They're wrong.  Absolutely.)

See also Political Correctness vs. Traditional Family Values.



Teacher Forced Out for Using Confederate Flag in Civil War History Lesson.  [Woody] Hart, a 70-year-old teacher at Suttle Middle School of the Folsom Cordova United School District, was ousted after using a Confederate battle flag, along with a period United States flag, as part of a lesson on the U.S. Civil War.  The school's superintendent, Deborah Bettencourt, released a statement late last week that the board of education had "accepted this Sutter Middle School teacher's retirement ... and he will not be returning to school this year.

Ohio State class teaches students to detect and respond to microaggressions, white privilege.  A class to be offered this spring at Ohio State University is an identity politics-based course that in large part is focused on teaching students how to detect microaggressions and white privilege.  The course is dedicated to social justice themes, and pledges to teach students how to "identify microaggressions," define and address "systems of power and privilege," advance notions of diversity and inclusion, and prioritize "global citizenship," its description states.  "Crossing Identity Boundaries" aims to expand students' "self-awareness" and help them develop "dialogue skills."

'Fat activist' lectures college kids on 'thin privilege'.  To mark "International No Diet Day," the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health invited Virgie Tovar, a Cal-Berkeley lecturer and "fat activist," to instruct America's future nutritionists, dietitians and social workers on the finer points of "fat oppression."  Tovar's talk, entitled "Dispelling Myths:  Fat, Fatphobia, and Challenging Social Stereotypes," was designed to help students understand that "fat phobia" is rampant in a "white, heteronormative society" that is looking to actively oppress people with larger body types.

The Editor says...
Gluttony is not something to be proud of.  Obesity is usually an outward sign of a lifetime of bad judgment and a lack of self-restraint.

The Feminization of American Males.  Not only are the government schools harmful to a child's brain, they are infinitely more harmful to boys with their jihad against masculinity in all of its manifestations.  Historically, all political ecologies demand obedience, which they win through warfare, violent compliance regimes and gender-norming to estrogen nation.  As Iceland has demonstrated, there is terrific danger to governments that don't savage the very notion of masculinity.  Job one in the American education system beside instupidation and surgical removal of critical thinking faculties is the absolute supremacy of the feminine mindset and concomitant pursuit of security above all else and absolute risk aversion and mitigation.  This is not a jeremiad against the fairer sex but a simple affirmation that both happen to be genetically and psychologically wired differently for very good reasons when combined in a cooperative union.

No Whites Allowed.  [Scroll down]  No Whites Allowed is alive and well under the diversity rubric at Northwestern University, where a "white student was rejected for a diversity appointment because 'he [was] a white heterosexual male."  In fact, "pigment is everything" in the diversity scam that marks colleges and universities today.  Then there is the "cleansing of the syllabus," where "micro-aggressions and white privilege lurk in every seminar room."

Welcome to the United States of Alice.  For decades, most universities have based instruction on theories of cultural and moral relativism.  In practice, this created political correctness (PC), which psychologist John Ferudi coined as "velvet totalitarianism."  Ferudi grew up in Communist Hungary as the son of Jewish parents who survived WW II labor camps and witnessed the effects of hijacking language and thought for political power.  Now many professors, administrators, and students function as thought police on campuses nationwide.  The most recent and ridiculous incarnation is called "microaggression," which dictates that a growing list of what normal people see as innocent phrases are "really" forms of mini-racism, -sexism, and so on.  Examples include:  "the most qualified person should get the job"; "everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough"; and "there is only one race, the human race."

Children are being taught "men cause climate change."  Not mankind in general, just men.
Indoctrination At Schools In Germany Reaches New Level.  The main message of the text is that men, with their macho lifestyles, produce far more CO2 than women and thus the planet is suffering because of it.  The text cites scientific studies (from women) and presents claims made by the studies as fact.

Feds investigate Redneck Day at Arizona high school, have nothing better to do.  The U.S. Department of Education has officially opened an investigation into allegations that an Arizona high school's campus-wide "Redneck Day" amounted to a federal civil rights violation. [...] It's not exactly clear how dressing like a hillbilly was going to motivate anyone for prom.  What did happen, though, is that one kid bedecked himself in Confederate flag regalia, which offended some students.

The Editor says...
Public school students aren't taught how to frame a house, milk a cow, solder a pipe, or tune up a car.  But they are taught 101 ways to go through life without offending anyone, and 101 ways to conform to the government's wishes.

Fighting for Free Speech.  The author of a new book is angry at the suppression of politically incorrect views on campus.  "On college campuses today, students are punished for everything from mild satire, to writing politically incorrect short stories, to having the 'wrong' opinion on virtually every hot button issue, and, increasingly, simply for criticizing the college administration," writes Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), in Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate.

Sherlock Holmes Banned from Reading Lists for Being Anti-Mormon.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have appealed to generations — but on Thursday [8/18/2011] the Albemarle County School Board in Virgina voted to remove the detective's A Study in Scarlet from sixth-grade reading lists, the Charlottesville Daily Progress reports, because it is, as the board reported, age-inappropriate.  But as the Los Angeles Times notes, "The two gory murders weren't the problem.  The trouble was the way the book portrays Mormonism."

NY Officials Want Schools to Teach About Unwanted Baby Laws.  After two young moms recently abandoned their newborn babies — one of whom did not survive — New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don't want.  Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, State Sen. Eric Adams and State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries are proposing state legislation requiring the change to high school health curriculum.

College-Bound:  Turning Your Child Over to the Campus Liberals.  Last week we headed south to launch our daughter on the next phase of her life:  college.  It was wonderful to see her eyes twinkling with excitement and expectant hope for the future.  We have confidence in her strength of character and strong sense of vales, and know she chose her college for all the right reasons.  But we still worked hard to prepare her for the reality that, on most college campuses, the prevailing orthodoxy seeks to challenge and even opposes both Christian values and conservative principles.

'La Cage' a folly in school.  A manhattan dad nearly choked on his Wheaties when his 14-year-old son timidly asked:  "Dad, do I have to wear a dress to school?"  No joke.  These conversations went on in kitchens and living rooms around the city, as a top school that educates learning-disabled and autistic children staged a student production of "La Cage aux Folles" — a cross-dressing, limp-wristed, gay comic romp whose main characters are a pair of "married" men.

Postmodernism:  A unified theory of all the trouble in the world.  Running under cover of academic freedom and educational "philosophy," postmodernists managed to do what other strains of totalitarianism only dreamed of:  insinuate their beliefs into every aspect and level of education.  Not since the Middle Ages has the West needed to regain the sure footing of classical values so badly.  The path we're on is headed in the opposite direction.

My Idea and Your Consequence.  [Scroll down]  Those who are most opposed to marriages and families are the ones most likely to teach "Marriage and the Family" on our college campuses.  And, unfortunately, most of those teachers are sociologists with a limited understanding of biology and a limitless desire to promote their radical political views in the classroom.

How the Academic Left Elected Obama:  [Today's] youth live and learn on college campuses where "diversity" and "tolerance" and "multiculturalism" — bogus buzzwords that apply only to ethnic, gender, and sexual diversity, not genuine diversity of ideas — reign supreme.  Racial diversity is at the crux of this academic trinity, the source and summit of the faith.  It is the molten, golden calf, where much of the intelligentsia and their disciples gather to worship.  Political correctness has supplanted traditional religion.  Thus, when the university community was presented with Barack Obama, a charismatic, impressive, seemingly excellent Democratic presidential candidate — who happened to be African-American — the reaction was nearly reverential, bordering on idolatry.

De-Programming Students.  Letters from parents often complain of a sense of futility in trying to argue with their own children, who have been fed a steady diet of the politically correct vision of the world, from elementary school to the university.  Some ask for suggestions of particular books that might make a dent in the know-it-all attitude of some young people who have heard only one side of the story in classrooms all their lives.

Mein Kampus.  College has long been bigoted toward conservatives.  We have all seen it in the elevation of relatively untalented radical Leftists like Angela Davis, Ward Churchill, and William Ayers to professorships while genuine conservative scholars like Newt Gingrich were denied tenure.  David Horowitz has built an entire organization simply to defend the individual rights of students against bullying by radical professors (professors, some of whom in their day overran college administration buildings and intimidated the campus faculty.)

Why black sheep are barred and Humpty can't be cracked:  Traditional nursery rhymes are being rewritten at nursery schools to avoid causing offence to children.  Instead of singing "Baa baa, black sheep" as generations of children have learnt to do, toddlers in Oxfordshire are being taught to sing "Baa baa, rainbow sheep".

Rainbow-colored sheep take Britain by storm.  Has anyone ever actually seen a rainbow-colored sheep?  That's surely what a few British toddlers are asking.  Teachers at nursery schools in Oxfordshire, England, have asked children to change the words of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" to "Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep" to avoid the possibility of offending anyone.

Education at Its Finest.  For these professors, words and the literature that they make up have no inherent meaning or value.  Grammar itself is merely an artificial construct.  To the extent that any interpretation or work prevails, it is an indication of only the power of those who espouse that interpretation or work rather than any value intrinsic to the work itself.  No work, according to these professors, is inherently more valuable than any other, and the racial or sexual identity of the author is always more important.

A Quiet Defeat for Political Correctness.  Maybe this is how political correctness ends; not with a bang, but with a whimper.  Across the country, universities that had abandoned in loco parentis in the 1960s because it was too oppressive and intrusive have replaced it with in loco Big Brother programs of political and cultural re-education.

Anti-liberal universities.  [Scroll down] It is all right in sociology, women's studies or minority studies to express hatred toward men, toward Christianity, toward heterosexually, marriage and all whites.  Modern "liberal" professors usually require students to regurgitate their beliefs and opinions or the student suffers ridicule and disastrous grades.  Students are not allowed to discuss anything that may be disparaging, no matter how factual, about minorities, other religions, gays or feminists.

When sexual "harassment" is a joke.  By the year 2020, every American will be a victim.  Give it another 15 years, and there will be a study that puts every man, woman and child into one aggrieved group or another.

Universities limit students' exposure to conservative ideas.  Diversity is more than skin color.  It includes life experiences and viewpoints.  Missouri universities, especially Missouri State and Drury, lack true diversity.  Students are not exposed to diverse viewpoints because of a huge liberal bias.  Students are far more likely to be taught by liberal professors, read textbooks written by liberal authors and attend liberal guest lectures.  Exposure to conservative views is limited to a handful of conservative professors, guest speakers and outside readings.

Study:  Students Rarely Adopt Politics of Their Professors.  Conservatives complain that college professors lean left when it comes to politics — and the data mostly show that's true.  But new research suggests the personal politics of academics have little effect on what their students think.

No School is Safe and Free from the ACLU.  Many parents remove their children from public schools for various reasons.  Some do so because they believe their kids would excel in a private or religious school and get a better education.  Others do so out of concern for their religious values being impugned by the likes of Planned Parenthood who have been allowed to teach sex education to our children in some parts of the country.

Why Johnny isn't going to college:  It's too bad that male sports are being eliminated on most college campuses.  Except for Texas, USC, and a few other places, radical feminism rules in the athletic departments at the expense of popular male sports.

Cross Removal Stirs Va. College Campus.  [William and Mary's] School President Gene R. Nichol often goes to the 120-seat chapel alone at night to think in the quiet.  Nichol ordered the cross removed in October to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths.  Previously, the cross could be removed by request; now it can be returned by request.  "It's the right thing to do to make sure that this campus is open and welcoming to everyone," Nichol said.  "This is a diverse institution religiously, and we want it to become even more diverse."

Why William & Mary's president is hiding:  By secretly removing the cross from the altar of the College of William & Mary's 275-year-old Wren Chapel last October, the school's president, Gene Nichols, has created a major crisis at the second-oldest campus in the nation.  W&M is perhaps America's highest-ranked college with the lowest endowment.

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William and Mary president resigns in disgrace.  The head of the College of William and Mary, Gene Nichol, has resigned in disgrace.  Several readers send along his resignation letter.  You'll recall that he roiled the campus with his decision to hide the cross at the famous school chapel to make it "less faith-specific."  More recently, he hosted a sex workers show on campus while restricting critics who wanted to tape it.

Call it what you will, it's still failure.  A group of teachers has proposed that the word "fail" should be banned from use in British classrooms and replaced with the phrase "deferred success" to avoid demoralizing pupils.

Namby-pamby nation:  The left-wing Kumbaya crowd is quietly grooming a generation of pushovers in the public schools.  At a time of war, when young Americans should be educated about this nation's resilience and steely resolve, educators are indoctrinating students with saccharine-sticky lessons on "non-violent conflict resolution" and "promoting constructive dialogues."

Sack race is banned as health risk.  The sack race and three-legged race have been banned from a school sports day because the children might fall over and hurt themselves. … Laura Midgley, founder of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, said: "It's health and safety rules gone mad.  I think it's completely over the top.  The worst thing that could possibly happen is the children fall over."

[That's why the game is usually played in a grassy field, not a parking lot.]

Colorado School Bans Tag on Its Playground.  An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.  "It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.  Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said.

The Editor says...
When I was a kid, lots of things happened against my will at school -- starting with attendance.  But alas, this is the way the government prepares kids for their long careers in thankless, meaningless, unrewarding dead-end jobs.

Believing the true believers.  The time is long overdue for our media and our educational institutions to start presenting both sides of issues — and for our schools and colleges to start teaching students how to think, instead of telling them what to think.

I beg to disagree.  Where an argument starts is far less important than where it finishes because the logic and evidence in between is crucial.  Unfortunately, our educational system is not only failing to teach critical thinking, it is often itself a source of confused rhetoric and emotional venting in place of systematic reasoning.

Higher education in decline.  College costs have risen dramatically over the last several decades.  In many cases, it's difficult to find a college where per-student costs are under $20,000 each year.  Most often, tuition doesn't measure the true cost because taxpayer and donor subsidies pay part of the expenses.  While costs are rising, education quality is in precipitous decline, particularly at the undergraduate level.  Part of the reason is the political climate on college campuses, where professors use their classrooms for proselytizing and indoctrination and teach classes that have little or no academic content.

Schools told not to warn parents about lice.  School administrators in Scotland have been told to stop sending letters homes warning of lice outbreaks because they may hurt the feelings of the kids who are infested.

Numerous other examples  of political correctness in public schools.

The Wrong Question to Ask About The Tragic School Shootings:  If the fetish of being non-judgmental means more to you than your children, then what kind of parent are you?

Parent offended by lesson in vocabulary:  Use of a word that sounds like a racial slur has landed a New Hanover County teacher in the middle of a controversy.  Stephanie Bell, a fourth-grade teacher at Williams Elementary School, taught the word "niggardly" to her class last week in an effort to improve her students' vocabularies.

 Related story:   Rolling over on phony charges of racism:  When we succumb to this kind of bullying because we lack the fortitude to stand up for truth and principle, we damage our society and do nothing to abate racism.

Unless It's PC at UT, It's O-U-T:  An attorney with a leading public-interest law firm says the University of Texas is awash in "political correctness," and UT is attempting to silence any views that disagree with the liberal left.

College profs steeped in post-modernism:  73% of polled seniors say instructors don't teach standards of right and wrong.

College Professors Spread Moral Relativism:  Three-quarters of all college seniors report that their professors teach them that what is right and wrong depends "on differences in individual values and cultural diversity," a poll conducted for National Association of Scholars (NAS) reveals.  Only about a quarter of 400 college seniors randomly selected from campuses around the country said their professors taught the traditional view that "there are clear and uniform standards of right and wrong by which everyone should be judged."

The Professor vs. the PC Brigade:  If you thought political correctness on campus had gone the way of pet rocks and hula hoops, think again.

Group "Honors" Campus P.C. Extremists "Political correctness is alive and well on the American college campus," says the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which has released its fourth annual list of campus outrages – including student financing of an S&M club and how-to guides on vandalism and arson.

School Cancels Production of 'Ten Little Indians' Over Concerns of Racial Slur.  An Ohio high school has canceled its student theater production of "Ten Little Indians" after local residents complained about a racial slur in the original title of the Agatha Christie novel, which never has been published under that name in this country.  The best-selling murder mystery originally was named "Ten Little N---ers" when it was published in England in 1939.  The name of the book was changed for production in the United States, and the school was using the name "Ten Little Indians" for the play's title.

Boy faces jail for slapping girl's bottomAccused boy's mother:  "It's political correctness gone mad."

More about Zero Tolerance Nonsense.

Sex Education



Planned Parenthood to Toddlers: 'Your Genitals Don't Make You a Boy or a Girl'.  Planned Parenthood has long been known for its frank, scientific, and matter-of-fact advice on how parents should talk to their kids about their bodies and sex.  But the organization's recently revamped website has scrapped biological explanations for male-female distinctions in favor of a non-binary view of sexuality and gender, even for the very young.  The new guidelines include lengthy discussions on gender identity for all ages and encourage adults to explain to preschoolers that one's private parts "don't make you a boy or a girl."

Former Abortion Clinic Owner:  We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion.  For six years Carol Everett operated four abortion clinics in Texas.  As reported by The Catholic Register, Everett earned a commission for every abortion in addition to a share of the fees charged by each clinic.  She says she sold abortion and made big bucks off of the "cash cow" of abortion.  A new abortion clinic, she said at the annual Rose Dinner for the National March for Life in Ottawa, would make enough money to pay for itself in a single month.

Today's Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System.  Sex education in the schools has become a platform for Planned Parenthood to push its abortion agenda and encourage kids to have sex, which really just adds up to another assault on their privacy.  The program to de-sex children by feeding them the lie of gender ideology and insisting their biological sex isn't real only adds to a lack of context, causing confusion and loss of moorings as they try to adapt to being forced to think of themselves as the other sex, or having fluid identities, or no identity at all.

Sex-ed isn't working.  A Cochrane review released last month with muted publicity concludes the same thing the HHS study found about school-based sex education:  It is not working.  Valerie Huber of the pro-abstinence Ascend says the conclusions of the Cochrane study, which involved 55,000 young people from around the world, are not surprising.  "We've known for a long time what the best health message (abstinence) is for young people, and we're getting more and more details that they're resonating with that and that the opposite message (safe sex) is having the opposite effect," Huber relays.

California's students will soon learn more LGBT history in schools.  California's students will soon be learning more about LGBT people and their struggles after state education officials voted to include contributions from the community in history and social science instruction.  The California State Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously on a new History-Social Science Framework that includes "a study of the role of contributions" of minority groups, including "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans."  LGBT content will be included in some elementary, middle and high school grades.  In fourth grade, for example, students would learn about "the emergence of the nation's first gay rights organizations in the 1950s," the framework states, as well as struggles in California from the 1970s to the present day to affirm the right of gay people to teach and to get married.

Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners.  By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a "core idea" of public K-12 education.  While some aspects of sexual health aren't taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled "Self-Identity" begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to "Understand there are many ways to express gender."

Schools in Washington Adopt Controversial Learning Standards Regarding Gender for K-12 Students.  Washington State public schools have approved health education learning standards that include teaching gender expression to kindergarteners.  The new K-12 health and physical education learning standards were quietly adopted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on March 25 without issuance of public notice or press release, according to the Daily Caller.  The Daily Caller reports that the controvesial standards will include teaching "Self-Identity" — which includes educating students on numerous ways to express gender — to students in kindergarten.  According to the state's health education glossary, gender is defined as "a social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person's assigned biological sex."  The kindergarten curriculum will also include lessons on "safe and unwanted touch," but it is not clear whether the lesson plans will include teaching consent.

Sex ed books pulled from library shelves at Rainier elementary school.  A sex education book full of illustrations depicting sexual acts is creating quite the controversy at a Hudson Park Elementary School in Rainier.  Parents said the book was shown to their kids without their permission, and now the school is pulling the book from library shelves.  The book in question, titled "It's Perfectly Normal," touts itself as a children's book for ages 10 and up, that talks all about changing bodies, sex and sexual health.

Tennessee lawmakers fume over state university's 'Sex Week'.  Youngsters at the Volunteer State's flagship university are about to engage in all sorts of debauchery ranging from lessons on male sexual fluidity to a lecture [...] from an amateur porn star.  Sex Week at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville kicks off April 4 — five days of depravity that makes Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street look like a Sunday school picnic.  The star of the show is Sophia St. James, a self-described "queer diesel femme."

Condom-Nation Hits Middle Schools.  I phoned a couple of education reformers to get their take on the program.  Most wanted nothing to do with the controversy.  They are concentrating on what they see as the dumbing down of school curricula.  I understand.  It's not as if I want to write this column, but somebody's gotta do it.  I reached Lisa Snell, director of education and child welfare at the libertarian-leaning Reason Foundation.  She deftly questioned the "age appropriateness" of condoms at middle schools.  Many parents already distrust public schools, Snell observed, and this program simply reinforces their suspicions.  Snell asked, "Why even go there?"  Answer:  Because they can't help themselves.  Carranza and the school board want parents to trust them on academics, but they don't trust parents to know what's wrong for their own kids.

N.J. mom says 8th grade homework asks about herpes, one-night stand.  Amy Loper says her son was given the homework in his language arts class at the Powell Elementary School in the Cedarville section of Lawrence Township.  The question describes drinking and hooking up with a stranger.  Loper says while the assignment might be better suited for a sex education class, she believes it does not belong in language arts.

Obama's Killing the Left: Let's Help Him.  At the same time that children are being exposed in the classrooms to the sort of sex education only sailors on leave in major ports once had, we are making heterosexual conduct by young people fraught with criminal consequences.  In tony Fairfax, Virginia, for example, elementary students will be taught about oral, anal sex, and incest from which lessons parents cannot opt out.  This sexualization of the young in our schools is not unique.  Federal tax dollars are being withheld from school systems that do not conduct gender identity classes and educators are taking this to be an order to sexualize our children already bombarded by twerking, rap culture, and other execrable behavior.

Alameda Teacher Accused Of Assigning Bizarre Extra Credit For Sophomores.  Parents of students at Encinal High School in Alameda want a teacher fired after they say he sent them home with an extra credit assignment of finding sex toys and condoms in their parents' private drawers, and taking a selfie with what they find. [...] "It was to go into your parents' private drawers or whatever to seek out sexual toys or condoms, or anything of that nature and to take a selfie with it," Cobene said.  Encinal High administrators implied to the moms that the assignment may have been a joke, but not every student saw it that way.

Update:
Alameda Teacher Suspended After Alleged "Sex Toy Selfie" Assignment.  An Alameda teacher who reportedly gave high school sophomores an assignment of finding their parents' sex toys and taking a selfie with them has been suspended.  Encinal High School math teacher Wing-Wah Leung allegedly issued the assignment as extra credit.  "It was to go into your parents' private drawers or whatever to seek out sexual toys or condoms, or anything of that nature and to take a selfie with it," parent Kimberly Cobene said.  Parents said school administrators implied the assignment was meant as a joke, but that at least one student took it seriously and showed off the work in class.

Schools Quiz Twelve-Year-Olds about Gay, Oral, and Anal Sex.  A public hearing is taking place Wednesday morning [5/6/2015] in the Massachusetts State House to look into a controversial sex survey given to middle school and high school students.  Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and called the "Youth Risk Behavior Survey," the survey asks students as young as 12 a series of very personal and highly ideological questions.  The survey asks students if they are homosexual and if they are transgender.  It also asks if they have had oral or anal sex and if they have performed such acts with up to six people.

Two Planned Parenthood workers who taught high school sex-ed, revealed to be sex-toy instructor and 'pleasure activist'.  Parents with students at one California high school recently learned that two Planned Parenthood employees who taught their impressionable children sex education also held down some controversial side jobs.  One of the sex-ed instructors at Acalanes Union High School in Lafayette also taught a class on sex toys at a nearby shop while the other identified herself as a 'pleasure activist' on her now-deleted Twitter profile.  The job history of the two teachers was revealed after parents learned about the school's partnership with Planned Parenthood and demanded the curriculum be changed.

Parents surprised to learn 9th graders being told they can choose gender, prep for sex.  Welcome to California, home of the finest, most progressive school system in the country.  And if your 13 and 14 year old children are attending Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, they can learn all sorts of amazing things.  For example, they are probably right up to date on the best water based lubricants for intercourse, the best way to beat a pesky, sexually transmitted infection, and the wide range of options they have regarding which gender they would like to be.

Abstinence high school speaker ousted: Message called 'hate speech'.  Many public schools across the nation have regularly invited speakers from Planned Parenthood to inform high school and middle school students about under-age and premarital "safe sex" and how to use various forms of contraception, but when one abstinence speaker was scheduled to inform students in southeastern Pennsylvania about the rewards of saving sex until marriage and the dangers of casual sex, her speech was quickly cancelled, with critics calling it "hate speech."

Las Vegas schools consider teaching kindergartners about masturbation, homosexuality.  Las Vegas schools are considering plans to teach children as young as 5 about masturbation and homosexuality.  Clark County School District proposed the changes during closed-door meetings with community members last week, EAG News reported.

Parents outraged by school's 'horrific' explicit sex education class.  The birds and the bees this was not.  Parents at a middle school in California are up in arms after it emerged their children were given a sex-ed class laced with crude memes.  'That's something you can't unsee,' one parent, who asked not to be identified, told ABC15.  'This is definitely more than R-rated.  This is X-rated.'  The X-rated presentation titled 'Top Conception Myths' was out on for pupils at Pine Valley Middle School in San Ramon [California].

Man says free speech rights violated in arrest over book.  Some parents in Gilford are voicing concerns about a book with a risque love scene that high school students are reading.  School officials said the book "Nineteen Minutes" by New Hampshire author Jodi Picoult has important themes, but some parents disagree.  Parent William Baer was handcuffed and escorted out of a meeting held Monday night [5/5/2014] in which the book was discussed.  School officials said the book has occasionally been part of the curriculum since 2007, so the controversy came as something of a surprise.  But some parents objected to page 313 in the book, which describes a sexual encounter.

Warning:  This article includes the offending passage, and it's not family friendly.
Dad Arrested For Questioning New Hampshire School Board About Sexually Explicit Book.  Mr. William Baer was handcuffed and escorted out of a board meeting Monday night after expressing concern about a required reading book given to his 14-year-old daughter. [...] National Television media refuse to quote the passages from the book for fear of FCC violations for graphic sexual content.  National print media refuse to publish the pages due to graphic sexual content.  But a High School can present the book to a 14-year-old student, and require them to read it for the lesson plan, and not inform the student's parent(s).

NH Parent Arrested for Protesting Book That Contains Graphic Sex Scene.  William Baer became furious when he learned that his daughter had been assigned the book.  He said the school not only failed to notify parents, but they also failed to offer parents a chance to opt their kids out of reading the book.  "I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore," Baer told EAGNews.org.  "My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked."  Baer, who is an attorney, put it in perspective.  He said if someone had been handing those passages to students off campus, they might have been arrested.  Ironically, it was Baer who got arrested — at a school board meeting to address the controversy.

Stifling dissent through police-state tactics.  Mr. Baer explained that he was arrested at a meeting of the Gilford School Board meeting on Monday, [May] 5, 2014, and charged with a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.  As audio and video evidence of the events clearly illustrates, however, there was nothing remotely disorderly about Mr. Baer's conduct at the meeting.  It was the first time he was arrested in his life.  No, there was something far deeper at work here, something that you will not see, hear or read about in the "drive-by" reports done by the mainstream media.  It is this lead-up to the school board meeting that puts the events of May 5th in a much clearer, and much more unsettling perspective.

Parents upset by X-rated sex ed poster in middle school.  A Kansas father said he was shocked after he discovered his 13-year-old daughter's health curriculum included references to vaginal intercourse, anal sex, and touching each other's genitals.  "I got furious," Mark Ellis, of Shawnee, Kan., told me.  "And I'm still worked up about it."  Ellis' daughter is an eighth grade student at Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District.  Last week, she came home from school and showed her parents a photograph she had taken of a poster on a classroom door.

High School Sex Ed Indoctrination Reaching Dangerous Levels.  I was astonished recently when one of my stepdaughters arrived home from public high school in Washington state with a red ribbon painted on her cheek.  Sex education in the schools — which conservatives have tried to limit to abstinence-only — has now gone well beyond simple education.  Today's students are being coerced into promoting and acting out the politically correct views taught them.  It is being done so sneakily, using the authoritative stamp of approval by the public schools, that even my conservatively raised children were cajoled into participating.

Planned Parenthood wants preschoolers to know mechanics of sexual intercourse.  Planned Parenthood Federation of America has just announced a new insidious Internet presence referred to as "mobile interactive tools to help teens make healthy decisions."  STOPP's national director, Rita Diller, joined ALL's Jim Sedlak on his Radio Maria "Armed for Battle" broadcast November 1 to warn about what lurks within the many webpages of this new "tool" for indoctrinating both children and parents.  "By 'mobile interactive tools,' Planned Parenthood means it is on its website so that kids can access this stuff from their smart phones or their computers when their parents aren't looking," Diller said.

Sex Ed at UCLA.  When two freshman sisters at UCLA were told their mandatory orientation on sexual harassment would include a section on sex education, they respectfully requested exemption from that part of the program.  As conservative Catholics, Angelica and Bella Ayala did not want to participate in the sex-ed presentation — which discussed, among other topics, how to put on a condom and how to ask someone to have sex with you — because contraception and premarital sex violate their moral code.  But the two girls were swiftly reprimanded for their small protest and told they were required to attend the session, even if it violated their conscience.

Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners 'Is the Right Thing to Do'.  The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district's kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.

College Wants Students to Discover Their 'Erotic Truth'.  Incoming freshmen at the College of Charleston are being encouraged to discover their 'erotic truth' by reading a comic book memoir about a woman coming to terms with her sexual identity and her closeted gay father who had a relationship with an underage male babysitter.

Hooking kids on sex: Start "saturation process" in kindergarten.  While the White House says sequestration has eliminated funds for children touring the White House, President Obama has no problem spending $350 million federal tax dollars for sexual indoctrination programs starting in kindergarten for those same children.  This is not your grandmother's sex education about how things work and what can go "wrong."  In fact, the exact opposite is the essence of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).

The Abolition of Sex.  [Scroll down]  Our children are being brainwashed into believing their sexual identity is a completely arbitrary matter.  Thus, they are being abused rather than affirmed as they are created.  Psychological and emotional manipulation and experimentation is just as cruel as physical torture, perhaps even more so, as children have almost no filters to sift through the garbage that is being poured into their little minds and hearts.

University of Tennessee uses Student Fees to pay for Lesbian Bondage Expert.  A lesbian bondage expert and a campus-wide condom scavenger hunt are among the activities planned for The University of Tennessee's first-ever "Sex Week" — an event paid for in-part by student fees.  Sex Week is sponsored by the university's Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee club.  The six-day event is expected to cost nearly $20,000 — covered in part by university grants, student fees and contributions from academic departments.

Chicago public schools may start sex ed in kindergarten.  Chicago Public Schools is considering a new proposal that would begin teaching sexual education in kindergarten.  MyFoxChicago.com reports that the district's proposal follows "national sexuality education standards" and addresses sexual orientation and bullying for the first time.

Chicago Will Require Kindergarteners to Take Sex Ed.  A new policy that was created in part with the consultation of Planned Parenthood of Illinois will require Chicago Public School students from kindergarteners and up to receive sexual health education instruction beginning in 2015.  According to the Chicago Public Schools website, the new policy passed last week requires "minimum instructional minutes" for students, and instructional material is tailored around age-appropriateness and "medically accurate information."

Sex education in kindergarten?  Closer than you think.  The city's school leaders have decided that kindergarten is not too young to learn about sex.  Currently, the curriculum begins for students in the fifth grade, and the school system said each level of instruction would be age appropriate.  Kindergartners through third graders would learn about their anatomy, all living things that reproduce and appropriate and inappropriate touching.

Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Funds to Push Sex on 9th Graders.  Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with "risk reduction" sex education.  The money comes from the $75 million pool set aside as a part of Obamacare to teach the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).  The PREP money is setting students up for disaster as it enables Planned Parenthood and other organizations access to the most vulnerable youth across the nation.

Obama's HHS 'Grooming' Children for Sex.  The Obama administration, which fully embraces the debunked Kinsey sex-education model, has begun pushing a curriculum that, in many ways, eerily mirrors the "FBI Molester Grooming Paradigm."  Both Obama's HHS and many public sex-education programs are doing to children, constructively, what pedophiles do to "groom" them for sex.

How American Public Education Has Become a Criminal Enterprise (Part 3).  Contributing to the delinquency of a minor has long been considered a crime. [...] But in schools, where pornographic sex education is used to introduce children to premarital, recreational sex, the crime of contributing to the delinquency of a minor is permitted.  Is there any doubt that teaching children how to use condoms encourages premarital sex?  And is there any doubt that premarital "recreational" sex can lead to unwanted pregnancies, abortions, children out of wedlock, venereal disease, negative emotional entanglements, and other social problems?  Yet, the public schools see no reason not to continue purveying explicit sex information that clearly destroys the innocence of the young.

Parents Furious After School Teaches Graphic Sex Class.  Parents in a small Washington State community are infuriated after their 11-year-old children were given graphic descriptions of oral and anal sex during a sex education class led by an elementary school principal.

Springfield schools approve policy that could provide condoms for 12-year-olds.  The Springfield School Committee has given first-step approval to a policy that would make condoms available to students as young as 12.

Begin Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Says New 'National Standards' Report.  By the time they leave elementary school, children should be able to "define sexual orientation," and by the eighth grade be able to "define emergency contraception and its use," according to a report containing controversial new recommendations for sex education in U.S. public schools.  "Ideally, comprehensive sexuality education should start in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade," says the "National Sexuality Education Standards" report, drawn up by a range of advocates, academics and public education officials.

School Surveys 7th-Graders on Oral Sex.  A middle school in Massachusetts is under fire for requiring children to complete a graphic sex survey — without parental knowledge or consent — that included questions about sexual partners and oral sex.

Government Won't Let Failure Stand In Way Of Its Expansion.  There was a story on the Fox News Channel about schools that are using their time to indoctrinate kindergartners and fourth graders with politically correct attitudes about sex.  Anyone familiar with the low standards and mushy notions in the schools and departments of education that turn out our public school teachers might think that these teachers would have all they can do to make American children competent in reading, writing and math.

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The Left's Dirty Little Secret:  Regardless of how the left spins it, children being forced to listen to one uncomfortable, repellant sex talk after another, is not safety.  It's also not education.  It's actually a state-sanctioned form of child abuse.  This is another of the left's dirty little secrets:  the ease in which they will use and abuse children for their radical agenda.  Back in the 60's, the secret was the molestation of kids in places like Berkeley.  Today, it's the widespread exploitation of children in the public schools.

Oakland 2nd Graders Reportedly Engage In Sex Acts, Teacher Suspended.  A teacher at Oakland's Markham Elementary School has been suspended indefinitely after school officials said a pair of second-graders performed sex acts on each other in class — with the teacher present.

The Climate of Depravity.  Since the early days of pioneer America, schoolteachers have been repeatedly forced to interrupt class so they can stop second-grade students from getting naked and engaging in oral sex before their classmates.  In this case, the teacher just stood and watched, which the school district describes as an "unacceptable lack of supervision."  Who is this unacceptable teacher?  The district won't say.  They've suspended the individual but will not release the name.  Yes, that's right, "suspended."

Make Way for the Milk Monitors.  The hardest thing to figure out is the dichotomous mind of a liberal.  Liberals are so confused that destroying a child's innocence is considered a virtuous accomplishment, but allowing M&M's in the cafeteria is an abomination.  Liberals remove soda from vending machines to protect the well-being of children and then, in some school districts, insist on teaching kindergarteners sex education couched in confusing stories like "Gloria Goes to Gay Pride."  Truth is, sanctimonious liberal educators believe they are fulfilling a higher calling if middle-school students are shielded from drinking Yoo-Hoo while being instructed how to properly place a condom on a cucumber.

Obama Supports Kindergarten Sex Ed.  The nursery rhyme "Rub a dub-dub, three men in a tub" could mean something incredibly different to grade school students in Helena, Montana if the public school system adopts a controversial sex education plan.  At the center of the controversy is a desire by educators and special interest groups to begin teaching a pro-gay sex education curriculum to children as young as five years old.

Sex Education for Kindergartners?  A proposed plan to teach kindergartners sex education has come under fire in Helena, Montana.  The Helena Public School system is considering a comprehensive plan for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.  It includes teaching first graders that people can be attracted to the same gender.  In second grade students are instructed to avoid gay slurs and by the time students turn 10 years old they are taught about various types of intercourse.

Helena, Mont., Mulls Kindergarten Sex Ed.  The Helena Public Schools Board of trustees faced a large and emotionally charged crowd at its meeting Tuesday night [7/13/2010] as it considers whether to begin its sexual education curriculum in kindergarten.  Members of the community were invited to give public comment on the proposed K-12 Health Enhancement Comprehensive Curriculum before the nine-member board votes next month.

Helena School Board, Blasted Over Sex Ed Proposal for Young Children.  A proposed sex education program that teaches fifth-graders the different ways people have intercourse and first-graders about gay love has infuriated parents and forced the school board to take a closer look at the issue.

Planned Parenthood Pushes Intensive Sex Education for Kids as Young as 10.  A new report by the International Planned Parenthood Federation is advocating that children as young as 10 be given extensive sex education...  The report, "Stand and Deliver," charges that religious groups, specifically Catholics and Muslims, deny their young access to comprehensive sexual programs and education.

Former Surgeon General Elders Advocates Sex Ed for Kindergarteners.  Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders got a standing ovation after speaking at the annual summit of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice where she advocated health clinics offering contraceptives on public school campuses and comprehensive sex education in the schools starting in kindergarten.

The Editor apologizes for the graphic nature of this article, but the truth must come to light.
Upward Bound Is Down... Radical Sexual Indoctrination of Kids Is In.  Despite the runaway federal spending and record budget deficits, Barack Obama is including $410 million in the 2011 budget for his "safe schools" czar Kevin Jennings.  This is an increase of $45 million over last year's budget.  Obviously, some things are more important than others. ... Kevin Jennings, the founder of the GLSEN organization, has a long history of promoting sexual material in classrooms including books that describe sex between first graders and books that promote S&M.  The GLSEN group also pushes books that romanticize child rape and books that show men having sex with boy scouts in the background.

Funds for Schools that Give Birth Control to 11-Year-Olds?  A middle school in Portland, Maine, has decided to provide birth control pills and patches to its students, ages 11 to 13, and under the policy, parents may never know if their children get the birth control.

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Abstainers Are Killers?  The lesson from the anything-goes crowd is so illogical it borders on the obscene.  In order to "protect the youth" from unsavory sexual messages, we should provide them will all the technology so they can have "safe sex" — even at age 11.  But who is responsible for this bombardment of sexual messaging in our culture that's fueling this fire?

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School Won't Back Down, So Lawsuit Over Contraception Will Proceed.  A conservative civil liberties group said it will proceed with a lawsuit against the Portland, Maine, School Committee for refusing the reconsider its policy on prescription contraceptives for middle school students as young as 11.

Sex Education Lesson:  Beat Up the Virgins.  Today's sex education and teen pregnancy prevention advocates claim that they stand ready with contraceptives and factual information to assist teens and preteens presumably possessed by the raging hormone monster.  The notion that their programs would somehow encourage sexual activity is laughable, they charge.  But a series of videos for teens promoted through a teen pregnancy prevention program, G-CAPP (Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention), mocks the idea of abstinence.

Sex ed planned for fourth graders.  The Springfield School District plans to introduce sex education to fourth-graders next school year, a grade younger than its current practice.  "Kids are developing a little more rapidly," said Kathy Hulcher, who oversees health education for the district and helped lead a committee that re-evaluated the sex education curriculum.

What Your Teacher Didn't Tell You About Abstinence:  From the media to the classroom, teens today are constantly being inundated with "safe sex" claims.  They will become sexually active anyway, the thinking goes, so let's teach them how to do it "safely" – that is, with contraception.  Teenagers are told it is fine to practice "safe sex" and abstinence is given short shrift.  But that lie could ultimately destroy them.

Exposing Failed Radical Theories and Policies.  A growing body of findings from objective social science research is providing defenders of the truth with the ammunition they need to counter the phony ideologically-biased research that dominated policy discussions in the aftermath of the sexual revolution of the 1960s.  While the radicals of the 1960s are still administrators of foundations, heads of leftist organizations and members of the tenured faculty of American universities — their remaining bastions of power — slowly, but steadily, these radicals are becoming more and more obsolete, like their enablers in the mainstream media.

Arkansas Parents Uncover Volumes of Vile Literature in School Libraries.  An Arkansas mother who succeeded in getting three sexually explicit books removed from Fayetteville school libraries says she has found there are more than a hundred books of that nature in the school district.  Now a mental health counselor is recommending a parental audit of all the books in the city's school libraries.

Teacher Reassigned for Anatomy Drawings.  A teacher has been barred from classes after having his seventh-grade students draw male genitalia on the blackboard during health class, a school spokeswoman said Friday [1/26/2007].

Judge rules sex-education curriculum violates First Amendment rights.  A federal judge in Montgomery County, Md., has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the teaching of a sex-education course because it violates the First Amendment.  I can't remember any other case in the last 30 years in which a judge sided with parents against a curriculum adopted by a school board.

Veggie porn in school?  Most states derive their sex-ed curricula, in whole or in part, from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, a group with a decidedly liberal view of these matters.  SIECUS promotes sex ed starting in kindergarten, when children should be taught the proper names for body parts and the difference between good touch and bad touch.

Attack on decency.  During the 1960s, the education establishment launched its agenda to undermine lessons children learned from their parents and the church with fads like "values clarification."  So-called sex-education classes were simply indoctrination that sought to undermine family/church strictures against premarital sex.  Lessons of abstinence were ridiculed, considered passe, and replaced with lessons about condoms, birth control pills and abortion.  Further undermining of parental authority came with legal and extra-legal measures to assist teenage abortions with neither parental knowledge nor consent.

The Left Launches an Offensive Against School Abstinence Programs.  Rep. Henry Waxman, one of the U.S. House of Representative's most liberal members, has taken aim at federally-funded abstinence education programs, accusing many of them of promoting misleading information regarding abortion and sexually-transmitted diseases. … It is important that Americans understand that Rep. Waxman is a leading proponent of condom-distribution programs.  He is not simply an unbiased observer in this situation.

School System Pays for Squelching Student's Viewpoint on Homosexuality.  A federal judge in Detroit ordered the Ann Arbor Public School system to pay $102,738 in attorney fees and costs to the Thomas More Law Center, which defended a student who expressed her religious views against homosexuality.

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Schools told to give pupils gay sex advice.  Official guidance on how to teach Scottish schoolchildren about gay sex is being issued for the first time since the abolition of laws which banned "promoting" homosexuality in schools.

Texas Textbook Debate Revolves Around Issue of Abstinence.  Official debate over abstinence-only health textbooks in Texas public schools has ended.  Opponents of the proposed books — among them Planned Parenthood and the Texas Freedom Network — claim the texts should include lessons on condoms and birth control.

Inside the Texas Textbook Controversy:  The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is embroiled in a battle over textbook content that, media reports claim, could dictate public school curricula nationwide.  As the single largest textbook purchaser in the country, Texas is a major decision-maker regarding content of books available on the market, since publishers naturally cater to their most lucrative client.

Women's Group Fired Up About "Fistgate 2" A national women's group is joining other conservatives in condemning a homosexual activist group's promotion of homosexuality in Massachusetts schools.

Teacher's porn lesson a shock.  [An Australian] teacher who told a class of teenage boys to research pornography online has been allowed to keep teaching.  Mark Heiberg won a promotion after Victoria's teacher watchdog dismissed a complaint about his assignment entitled:  "Is Nudity and Pornography the same thing?"

Pro-Gay Sex Education is on the Rise.  Those who think that granting homosexuals the right to marry won't affect them might want to reconsider in light of a recent National Public Radio broadcast about how instruction in gay-sex techniques is showing up in sex education classes in Massachusetts.

Mom's Resignation from National PTA:  My mother has resigned from the National Parent-Teachers Association.  And that is a significant thing, for my mom has been a leader in the local PTA in our hometown for the past 25 years.  She is fed up with the overwhelming political correctness that rules the National PTA, evident in its partnership with Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) at its recent convention.  "I do not think the gay agenda should be addressed with my dues money," my Mom explained.


Acceptance and Promotion of Homosexuality


School kids are being taught to accept perversion as normal behavior.  This is the inevitable result of liberal "envelope pushers" having control of the sex education curriculum.



Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy.  The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing.  I'm struggling to remember any other time when a new and contested ideology has been so uncritically embraced by the powers-that-be.  We have a Tory government pushing a Gender Recognition Act that would allow anyone to change his or her gender without so much as popping a hormone pill.  An established Church which yesterday issued guidelines to its schools encouraging them to let kids 'explore gender identity'.  Police forces exchanging helmets for caps because 'gender-based headgear' is disrespectful to trans people.  And of course a university system — the nurturer of future leaders — in which women's colleges are throwing themselves open to people who were born male, students are told to use gender-neutral pronouns, and anyone who says 'Men cannot become women' can expect to be hounded off campus.

Prof suggests using art classes to help kids 'turn out queer'.  A professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) recently argued in favor of using art education to help "kids turn out queer."  Complaining that "heteronormativity" is pervasive in school curricula, Adam Greteman suggests that "we can, and perhaps should, help our kids turn out queer" through "queer affirmation" strategies in class.

Transgender lesson gets New York 7th-grade teacher suspended.  A New York public school teacher has been suspended after outraged parents accused her of distributing materials on gender identity that were inappropriate for seventh-graders.  The health teacher at Cambridge Central School, north of Albany, was suspended with pay Tuesday after a parent told other parents on Facebook live that his 11-year-old son brought home a packet of information about sex change operations that included graphic sexual definitions, WRGB-TV reports.

School dumps graduation tradition for sake of gender inclusivity.  A popular graduation tradition at California's Camarillo High School is about to come to an end because — well — because the grownups who run the school district are morons.  For as far back as anyone can remember graduates wore gowns reflecting the school colors.  The guys wore navy blue gowns and the gals wore blue gowns.  But that tradition just got deep-sixed for the sake of gender inclusivity — and now graduates will only be allowed to wear one color that represents all genders.

Fifth Grade Teacher Imposes Perverted Gender Politics.  It is now too much to ask for teachers to encourage kids to speak proper English, and for science teachers not to demand that children deny objective reality.

Parents divided in opinion after gender neutral teacher sends note home with 5th graders.  A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom.  Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined "About Mx.  Bressack."  "... my pronouns are 'they, them, their' instead of 'he, his, she, hers.'  I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural," the letter reads, "but students catch on pretty quickly."

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Just like every perverse behavior, "it takes some practice for it to feel natural," because it's not natural.

Middle School Teacher Asks Students Not to Tell Parents As She Shows Inappropriate Video.  One middle school teacher in West Virginia decided to show her students a music video that talked about suicide prevention.  However, that is not the problem at hand.  The problem is that the video, which was not approved by the school, portrayed an implied after sex scene as a father walks in on his son in bed with another boy, as well as a sex toy.  Remember, this is a middle school class.  The teacher also asked her students not to tell their parents about her showing it to them.

Gender Ideology Harms Children.  The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.  Facts — not ideology — determine reality.  Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:  "XY" and "XX" are genetic markers of male and female, respectively — not genetic markers of a disorder.  The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female.  Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species.  This principle is self-evident.  The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design.  Individuals with DSDs (also referred to as "intersex") do not constitute a third sex.

Harvard pulls Chelsea Manning's visiting fellow title, but maintains speaking invitation amid backlash.  The dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government has announced that the school has scrapped a plan to make convicted WikiLeaks leaker Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow, but still plans to have her speak at its vaunted Kennedy School.  Douglas W. Elmendorf stressed that Manning is still invited to talk with students and then host a forum where she would be asked "hard questions" about her story.  He said the school never had any intention to honor her or endorse "any of her words or deeds."

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By referring to Mr. Manning as "her," the school is in fact honoring at least one of his deeds and many of his words.  He may prefer to dress and act like a woman, but that doesn't make him a woman.

Prof Calls for Preschools to Use More 'Gender Fluid' Books.  There's an old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."  Well, boys and girls, we definitely live in interesting times.  They're so interesting, in fact, that more and more children appear to be going through the process of transitioning from their birth gender into something else.  To be sure, the numbers aren't really all that staggering.  It's far more likely that the handful of cases we hear about are the majority of examples in existence, which means maybe a few dozen throughout the Western world.  However, a professor at the University of Rhode Island thinks we need to pave the way for these kids by introducing the concept to children in preschool.

Encouraging Gender Fluidity Is Child Abuse.  [Scroll down]  One of the biggest scare tactics transgender supporters throw at parents is that they must allow gender transformation to prevent suicide.  This is a huge lie.  In Sweden, one of the most lgbt-affirming countries in the world, the suicide rate for adults who undergo sex reassignment is 20 times greater than that of the general population. [...] People today also refuse to acknowledge that the same God who created a man and a woman stated clearly that homosexuality, lesbianism, transgenderism and even cross-dressing is an abomination (Leviticus 20:13; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:26-27).

Pompeo cancels Harvard talk over hiring of Chelsea Manning: report.  CIA Director Mike Pompeo has canceled a planned talk at the Harvard Kennedy School after the Ivy League school hired Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow.  Pompeo sent a letter to the school on Thursday [9/14/2017] informing them he was canceling his speech over Harvard's hiring of Manning, whom he called an "American traitor," NBC News reported.  "Ms. Manning stands against everything the brave men and women I serve alongside stand for," Pompeo wrote.  "Let me be clear, this has nothing to do with Ms. Manning's identity as a transgender person.  It has everything to do with her identity as a traitor to the United States of America and my loyalty to the officers of the CIA."

Chelsea Manning Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.  The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has named convicted felon and transgender activist Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow at its Institute of Politics for the 2017-18 academic year.  Harvard's announcement of its incoming class of visiting fellows at the Institute of Politics celebrates Manning's inclusion as the program's "first transgender fellow."  The Kennedy School describes Manning in its press release as "a Washington, D.C. based network security expert and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst."

Feds Spend $138,000 Asking Four-Year-Olds About Their 'Internal Sense of Gender Identity'.  The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their "internal sense of gender identity." A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer.  The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about "gendered behavior."  "Prominent theories of gender development have discussed the degree to which gender identity results from an internal sense of gender and socialization processes," according to the grant.

First Grade Student Punished for 'Misgendering' Another Student.  If a child is dressed in pink dress with pigtails, you're probably going to assume they are a girl.  If the child is dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, with short hair and possibly a ball cap, you will assume he is a boy.  First graders are no exception to that rule.  If they see someone acting in the manner of a certain gender, then thats the gender they will thank the person is.  It is a no-brainer to them.  A California charter school is confusing the children though, and then punishing them for the confusion.  In what is being considered a "pronoun mishap," a first grader allegedly "misgendered" another student.

Students calling for removal of LGBT flag liken it to rebel flag.  A group of students and parents in Alabama is calling for the removal of a rainbow pride flag from a high school classroom — arguing that it can be compared to displaying a Confederate flag.  "We strongly feel that it creates a hostile and provocative learning environment for students not comfortable to openly supporting the LGBTQ+ community in a public school where students come from diverse political and religious backgrounds," a Change.org petition reads about the flag in Auburn.  More than 800 people have signed the petition demanding the flag on display just outside a classroom at Auburn High School be taken down.

After Trans Discussion, Kindergartener 'Came Home Crying And Shaking So Afraid She Could Turn Into A Boy'.  Angry parents stampeded a California charter school board meeting Monday after a teacher read her kindergarten class picture books about transgenderism to affirm a gender dysphoric classmate.  During the class, parents say, the gender dysphoric boy also switched clothes to look more like a girl in a "gender reveal."  Parents were not notified beforehand of the discussion or the classmate's psychological condition, and learned about it when their confused kindergarteners arrived home from school that day.

California Kindergartners Undergo Transsexual Brainwashing.  One day, American society may recover its health and look back with horror upon the many crimes against sanity and decency the liberal ruling class has been inflicting.  Among the most appalling is the systematic use of schools to corrupt small children with depraved teratosexual ideology.  Not even kindergarteners are permitted their innocence.

Parents outraged by transgender reveal in kindergarten class.  The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class, CBS Sacramento reports.  "These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified," said Karen England with the Capitol Resource Institute.  The incident happened earlier this summer during the last few days of the academic school year.

Princeton University allows students to select from Six gender identities.  Princeton University is now allowing its students to select from six genders.  The online student services interface, which is called TigerHub, lets students choose from one or more of the following genders:  'Cisgender,' 'Genderqueer/gender non-conform[ing],' 'Trans/transgender,' 'Man,' 'Woman,' and 'Other'.  'Students use TigerHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential basis,' a university spokesman told Fox News.

Planned Parenthood Issues Guidelines On How To Talk To Pre-Schoolers.  In new guidelines issued on the official Planned Parenthood website, the federally subsidized corporation explains how parents should talk to their pre-schoolers about gender roles, sexuality, masturbation, and transgenderism, even offering tips on how to tell if your toddler "is transgender or gender nonconforming."  Filling the head of your three-year-old child who thought he was a dinosaur last week with confusing messages about sex and gender?  What could possibly go wrong.

Minnesota Is Pushing Gender Identity Debate on Kindergartners.  It would seem to be common sense that schoolchildren fresh off of learning the alphabet should not have to learn the alphabet soup of growing gender pronouns sprung from the laboratories of college campuses.  But that is exactly what is happening in Minnesota.  On Wednesday [7/19/2017], the Minnesota Department of Education advisory council voted to implement an LGBT "toolkit" for public and charter schools in the state.  Nor are these guidelines just intended for older students.  Instead, they were created for children as young as those entering kindergarten.

Transgender Toolkit for Minnesota Public Schools.  If a 5-year-old boy wants to pretend that he is a girl named Gertrude, everyone must play along or be denounced as transphobic.  Older students may enjoy the access to bathroom and locker room facilities of the opposite sex to which they are entitled according to the toolkit.

Transgender "Toolkit" Approved by Minnesota Department of Education.  The Minnesota Department of Education will begin distributing a new toolkit resources to school district on supporting transgender and gender non-conforming students.  The move came Wednesday [7/19/2017] during a special meeting of the state's School Safety Technical Assistance Council.  Proponents of transgender rights applauded the move, while opponents warned council members of the problems that would come from allowing schools to pursue policies that would allow transgender students access to restrooms of their choice.

'Safe Space Committee' works to challenge 'heterosexism'.  Old Dominion University's "Safe Space Committee" is seeking to cultivate a climate of diversity by reducing "homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism" on campus.  According to the committee's website, the organization is dedicated "to a vision of a community that is open, safe, and accepting to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people and allies."  Heterosexism, a term that commonly appears in the gender studies literature, relates to the alleged prejudice against homosexuals based on the idea that heterosexuality is the more desirable form of sexual orientation.

Parents Shocked by Adult Drag Queen Performance — at Grade School Talent Show.  What in the name of Ru Paul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education?  Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to a man's erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show.

Catholic school hit for canceling LGBT play for 5-year-olds.  LGBT Canadians are furious after a Catholic school district canceled performances of a play about gender identity — meant for children as young as 5 years old.  "I fear these cancellations may be based on misinformation, grown out of fear, intolerance, transphobia, homophobia and misogyny," wrote Jessica Carmichael, the artistic director of the Carousel Playhouse.

At Riverview High, a teacher who supports LGBT students is accused of shutting out others.  Lora Jane Riedas knew something like this could happen.  "I'm out.  I'm gay.  I work at the same school as my wife," she said.  But when the 45-year-old math teacher got that call from the principal of Riverview High School, she had trouble wrapping her head around the news:  She was under investigation in the Hillsborough County School District.  A conservative advocacy group was alleging she didn't let students wear crosses and that her efforts to help LGBT students feel comfortable in her classroom had crossed a line into political activism.

University of Kansas students are being offered buttons spelling out their preferred gender pronouns.  University of Kansas students are being offered buttons through the school's library system meant to make their preferred gender pronouns clear.  Various University of Kansas Libraries employees now sport the square-shaped pins, with extra ones also doled out to interested students, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.  Library leaders say the buttons are part of the library system's 'You Belong Here' marketing effort meant to lure undergraduates and ensure that they feel welcome, including transgender students.

King's College London removes a photo of the former Archbishop of Canterbury from its 'wall of fame' amid student anger about his views on gay marriage.  An image of the former Archbishop of Canterbury has been removed from an alumni 'hall of fame' at one of Britain's top universities amid outrage over his views on gay marriage.  King's College said Lord Carey of Clifton's image 'did not capture the diversity of our university community' after taking it down from its campus on the Strand, London, following a long student campaign.  The student union crusade was started in 2012 after he sparked outrage by saying:  'Same-sex relationships are not the same as heterosexual relationships and should not be put on the same level.'

Oxford University tells colleges to 'remove gender-specific titles'.  Oxford University has told colleges and academic departments to remove gender-specific titles such as Mr and Mrs from their websites and leaflets.  The guidance, contained in a document from the Equality and Diversity Unit, suggests only academic terms like Dr and Prof should be retained.  It advised that while the process of removing gender-specific titles is underway, people should be given the option of appearing without any prefix.

After Sorority at Tufts Delays Membership for Transgender Student, Half Its Members Quit.  Since the beginning of the semester, more than 40 members of a Tufts University sorority have ditched the group in protest over then national office delayed its decision on whether to approve membership for a transgender student.  Though Alpha Omicron Pi eventually extended a membership offer to the student, Harper Hopkins, the sorority's national office first hesitated, saying it lacked a policy on admitting transgender students.

No king nor queen: gender-neutral school homecoming may be trend.  The University of Nebraska at Omaha has named its royal homecoming pair, but don't call them king and queen.  The school has joined a growing number of other schools around the county that are moving to gender-neutral homecoming courts to be more inclusive of transgender students.  The trend appears to be part of a larger national dialogue that erupted after a series of so-called "bathroom laws" and other pieces of anti-LGBT legislation were introduced in statehouses nationwide.  UNO administrators supported the change to dub the school's homecoming winners as "royals," CBS Omaha affiliate KMTV reports.

UM students to decide their own pronouns.  In an effort to be inclusive, the University of Michigan announced Wednesday it will allow students to designate their own pronouns that will be reflected on class rosters.  UM students can select pronouns such as he, she, him, her, ze — a gender neutral pronoun — or other pronouns they identify with starting this week.  The change is so students can let others know which pronoun they identify with and expect others to use when referencing them, Provost Martha Pollack and Vice President for Student Life Royster Harper wrote to students on the Ann Arbor campus.

After college lets students pick their 'preferred pronouns,' one decides to milk new policy for all it's worth.  When the University of Michigan, in an attempt to "foster inclusiveness," announced this week that it would allow students to choose their own "personal pronouns," which faculty and staff would be expected to use when talking to them, Grant Strobl had an idea.  While the school probably thought students would choose "he," "she" or the new gender-neutral pronoun "ze," Strobl chose a different one:  "His Majesty."

Professor threatens conservative who trolled U-Mich LGBT pronoun rule.  Grant Strobl has become a viral internet legend in the last few days for his epic troll of the University of Michigan's new online pronoun system, which encourages students to select whatever gender pronoun they wish to be called.  The university faculty and staff are required to comply and use whatever pronoun the student picks, and the pronouns would be distributed to classrooms.  Strobl — a UM student, YAF Chapter Chair, and 2016 Red Alert Politics '30 Under 30' winner — selected the pronoun "His Majesty," proving the ridiculousness of the program.

Conservative Student Is Now 'His Majesty' After University Of Michigan Lets Everyone Make Up Their Own Pronouns.  A conservative student at the University of Michigan has fairly brilliantly subverted a new campus-wide policy intended to force professors — and the entire campus community — to use exotic pronouns to refer to students who insist they belong to some alternate, fictional gender.  The student, Grant Strobl, has declared that he shall henceforth be referred to as "His Majesty, Grant Strobl."  Strobl was able to announce his new pronoun because the taxpayer-funded school launched a new web page allowing students to declare their preferred, "designated" pronouns.

Brown University Providing Tampons in Men's Bathrooms Because 'Both Sexes Menstruate'.  Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men's and women's bathrooms across the university this academic year.  The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university's student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women.

Tampons in the Men's Restroom.  Having long been a leader in political correctness, Brown University has found another way to embarrass itself and to alienate its alumni.  (Among them, yours truly.)  Opening up a new frontier in sensitivity towards the transgendered, Brown has started placing tampon dispensers in men's lavatories.  And, they will be free.  Apparently, these are needed by women who believe that they are men and who therefore will insist on using the men's room.

Gender-neutral bathroom signs not inclusive enough, UNC students claim.  Student activists at the University of North Carolina are hopping mad over the university's decision to replace their all-gender-inclusive bathroom signs with more mundane ones that comply with federal guidelines.  The new signs, the students complain, are not inclusive enough.  "I think people will look at the new signs and think they look similar because you can still use the bathroom whether you're male or female in accordance with the new signs.  But it blatantly excludes people that don't conform to gender binaries," student Regan Buchanan told the Daily Tarheel.

The Editor says...
The misguided fools who can't bring themselves to conform to "gender binaries" that have existed for thousands of years (and have only come into question in the last decade or two) may think they are discovering their true identity by exploring non-standard options, but in reality they are denying their true identity and believing a lie.

School tells students:  Not using transgender language is criminal offense.  West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don't agree to use the pronouns — including 'he' or 'she,' 'zir' or 'hir' etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender.  That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he "identifies" his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a "she," or else be treated as a law-breaker.

University To Students:  You're a Criminal If You Don't Use Transgender Approved Language.  West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don't agree to use the pronouns — including 'he' or 'she,' 'zir' or 'hir' etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender.  That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he "identifies" his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a "she," or else be treated as a law-breaker.

LGBT Agenda Puts the Squeeze on California Christian Schools.  California Senate Bill 1146, called "the most oppressive LGBTQ anti-religious proposal in the nation," has yet to pass the state legislature, which is in its final eight days before adjournment.  SB 1146 was designed to force Christian colleges and universities in the state to hire homosexuals, house students who are openly homosexual, and allow self-designated transgender people to play on sports teams, use intimate facilities, and live in dorms with the opposite sex.  Critics say the bill, sponsored by state Sen.  Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), would ultimately remove Title IX exemptions for nearly all religious schools, forcing Christian colleges and universities to abandon moral codes for students and faculty and, as originally written, would create a legal path for lawsuits against religious schools if the institutions seek to uphold biblical decency.

Md. school district:  Don't tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips.  A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips.  Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.

University to females:  Transgenders can use your bathroom, don't 'gender police' if a man comes in.  The University of South Alabama today [8/15/2016] debuts a wide-sweeping new policy that allows men who identify as female to use girls' bathrooms.  In announcing the new policy, it also admonished students not to "gender police" if someone of another biological sex saunters into the restroom.  "There is no rule that a person must look a certain way to use a certain restroom.  This kind of 'gender policing' is harmful.  Individuals should not have to dress or groom in a way that conforms to someone else's gender standards," the university stated in its FAQ section announcing the new policy.

Tragedy: 'Gayest College In America' Has Not Suppressed Anatomically Correct Singular Pronouns.  An Oberlin College student has taken to the page of the Washington Blade — the nation's oldest newspaper specializing in news for gay people — to tell America why she "chose the gayest college in America" and why she is really sad that some students won't stop using anatomically-correct pronouns.  The dedicated lesbian, Jesse Arnholz, says she chose famously politically correct, generally whiny Oberlin College — a 3,000-student student in college where a year of tuition, fees and room and board costs costs $66,602 — because she "needed to go somewhere very queer."  She was "seduced by Oberlin's history" as an enclave of progressivism, she explains in the 744-word exercise in navel-gazing.

New School 'Gender Unicorn' Sparks Parental Outrage.  A protest was held Tuesday [8/9/2016] after a school district in North Carolina created a "gender unicorn" to teach staff and faculty about gender identity, gender expression and transgenderism.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), a school district in Charlotte, N.C., created a purple unicorn with two hearts to explain transgenderism in training materials for school staff, reports WCNC.  The school district will use the training materials to teach staff and faculty how to best help transgender students.  The North Carolina Values Coalition led a protest against CMS' plans to let transgender students use the pronouns, name and bathroom according to their gender identity.  Speakers at the protest said that new CMS policy infringes on student privacy.

Good Grief:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Want To Stop Calling Kids Boys And Girls.  Why can't hardcore nutjob moonbat liberals just let kids be kids?  Why do they have to push their crazy ideas on kids?  Why can't they just mind their own business and, oh, say, teach them subjects which will allow them to be functional members of society?

Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools.  A bill moving through the [California] Legislature would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees.

Ontario court deals blow to Christian law school.  In April 2014 the Law Society of Upper Canada announced it would not accept graduates of TWU's proposed program, because it deemed discriminatory the school's community covenant that requires students to abstain from sexual activity outside marriage between a man and a woman.  After TWU appealed the decision, last year a three-judge panel ruled against the school, even though the judges agreed a religious freedom violation had occurred.

Colorado school dials back 'bias response team' amid censorship complaints.  After Heat Street reported earlier this month on how the University of Northern Colorado's Bias Response Team policed speech on campus and in the classroom, a university spokesperson has told the local newspaper "there are some pieces that we can do better next time."  "We do not want to be in the process of censoring — that is not the intent," the dean of students, Katrina Rodriguez, told the Greeley Tribune this week.  After reviewing more than 200 pages of records, Heat Street revealed that the Bias Response Team had asked professors to change their teaching style and lessons after students reported being offended.  In both cases, the professors had asked their students to weigh opposing arguments about social issues, including gay and transgender rights.

College Profs Investigated for Acknowledging Existence of Other Opinions.  Whether transgender is a real thing, a psychological condition, or the result of a science fiction experiment brought to life by a howler monkey on meth is irrelevant.  Honestly, the professor not having expressed his personal opinions on the matter is irrelevant.  What is relevant is that American college students just can't handle opinions different from their own.  This is just another element in a phenomenon many have been watching since the fiasco at the University of Missouri brought whiny college liberal tantrums to our attention.  These students, who are allegedly adults, are unable to handle even the concept that someone doesn't conform to their worldview.

Democrats, LGBT activists' sinister plan to crack down on Christian schools.  If California Democrats have their way, Christian colleges and universities will no longer be allowed to require students attend chapel services or require them to profess a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Senate Bill 1146 would close a loophole that lawmakers say allows Christian universities to discriminate against students based on their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.  "All students deserve to feel safe in institutions of higher education, regardless of whether they are public or private," said Senator Ricardo Lara, the author of the legislation.  "California has established strong protections for the LGBTQ community and private universities should not be able to use faith as an excuse to discriminate and avoid complying with state laws."

K-12 Gender Identity Standards Surprise Some Washington Parents.  Kaeley Triller Haver is no stranger to the transgender bathroom debate.  After being sexually assaulted as a child and going public with her story, the single mom from Washington state now opposes shower, locker room, and bathroom policies that she believes leave her and her daughter vulnerable and unsafe.  So earlier this month, when she found out that Washington public schools quietly adopted a new set of health education standards that include teaching kindergartners about gender expression and identity, Triller Haver was shocked she wasn't involved.  "The only way I found out was through a Facebook post," Triller Haver told The Daily Signal.  "Not really the way any parent should discover information this critically important to their child's life."

Now boys can wear skirts to school — as new 'gender neutral' uniforms introduced.  Eighty state schools are allowing boys to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers under new government-funded "gender neutral" uniform policies.  The schools have either dropped references to girls and boys in their dress codes or have rewritten their uniform policy to say that pupils as young as five can dress in the uniform in which they feel most comfortable.  It is part of a government-funded drive for schools to be more sensitive to "trans" children who are questioning their gender identity.

'It's Not Fair': Transgender Student's Success in Girls Track Causes Backlash.  An Alaska transgender student's success against female runners — including capturing all-state honors — is causing a backlash among parents and her rivals.  Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, who was born male and identifies as female, took fifth place in the Alaska high school girls 100-meter finals and third place in the 200-meter race on May 27.

The Editor says...
Of course he did well.  He's not a girl.  But what can the school do about the unfair competition between males and females when they've been trying for decades to teach the kids to think of gender as an imaginary "social construct"?

K-12 School Proposes Removing Urinals and Making Bathrooms Gender Neutral.  A nationally ranked Minnesota charter school facing a discrimination complaint by the parents of a former kindergarten transgender student approved a controversial new gender inclusion policy at a school board meeting.  While the school board, which consists of a mix of parents, teachers, and community members, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new policy Monday night, some parents are upset with the outcome.  "What has happened at Nova is unthinkable," a mother with two children at the school told The Daily Signal.  "A classical school based in logic and reason has taken the most radical approach possible, that of affirming gender fluidity."

Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won't Call Her 'They'.  A "transmasculine" teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun.  According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as "transmasculine" and "genderqueer," meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female.  After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo.  Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell was fully public with her gender-neutral identity.

The freaks have become militant victims:
HS principals group:  Transgender students are not 'those' kids.  They're 'our' kids.  We can't ignore the research that reveals transgender students are more likely to feel unsafe and be victimized in school.  And fear for their safety causes one in three of these students to miss at least one day of school each month.  The research links a 90 percent school attendance rate closely to academic success, so more absences means less learning, lower grades, and a smaller chance of success after high school.  In short, kids who live in fear don't learn very well.

The Editor says...
The power-hungry state constantly tries to take possession of (or just assume ownership of) all school children.  You are expected to enroll your children in government schools by age six, and keep them there through high school.  There they will be subjected to government indoctrination most of the day, and unless you want them to be unprepared for anything other than a life of dependency (or prison), you had better un-teach all the anti-capitalist, anti-American, environmentalist, and homosexual propaganda they learn at school on a daily basis.  Not to mention the incomprehensible nonsense that is currently being peddled in place of mathematics.  Or you could go the extra mile and teach your kids at home.

Burlington College.  [Scroll down]  [H]ow about the coming swarm of transvestites, transsexuals, Tim Curry impersonators, and just general perverts ready to descend on public-school girls' bathrooms and locker rooms?  That comes courtesy of America's own would-be caudillo Barack Obama, who has decided the plight of trannies with an urge to drain the main vein is the civil rights cause of our time.  So urgent, he's decided, that constitutional niceties like the separation of powers and federalism must go by the wayside.  His administration put out a letter to the nation's 98,000 public schools, not a single one of which is run by the federal government, demanding they allow sexually confused boys into the girls' rooms and vice versa.  The letter went even further, resisting any attempt to define eligibility for such treatment — if a boy determines he "feels" like a girl on a given day and demands entry into a girls' bathroom the school shouldn't question his judgement.

UW Prof.  Offers Extra Credit if Students Lobby Against Legislation.  A University of Wisconsin Madison professor offered students in her LGBTQ studies class extra credit if they visited the state Capitol on Thursday to testify against a bill she opposes.  Dr.  Elizabeth Cabell Hankinson Gathman is a graduate of UW Madison's sociology department and this semester she is teaching Intro to LGBTQ Studies (SOC/GWS 200), a required class for students in the LGBTQ studies certificate program.  On Wednesday [11/18/2015], Prof.  Gathman related to her students that she would give them extra credit on their final course grade if they went to the state Capitol to testify in opposition to AB 469, a bill that establishes uniform policies for how Wisconsin public schools will handle locker room and restroom accommodations for transgender students.

Escape from Obama's transgender school bathrooms.  Barack Obama's transgender regime has officially carried its demands for your child's compliance with sexual deviancy to the level of an imperial directive: [...] The Department of Justice, which apparently now means primarily "social justice," aka cultural Marxism, is joining the Department of Education — a thoroughly anti-constitutional entity the continued existence of which represents the greatest failure of the Reagan presidency — to complete American compulsory schooling's true, original, and essential mission: the reduction of the population to a confused, helpless mass of spiritually unindividuated "worker units" for the benefit of a permanent corporate-political ruling elite.

Obama in the girls' bathroom.  The diktat comes in the form of a letter from the Justice Department's Office of Civil Rights stating that "when a student or the student's parent or guardian ... notifies the school administration that the student will assert a gender identity that differs from previous representations or records, the school will begin treating the student consistent with the student's gender identity."  Schools are forbidden from seeking to verify a student's "gender assertion."  In short, there will no longer be any single sex locker rooms or showers in America's public schools.  You could not have found a conservative fever swamp in 2008 in which anyone would have predicted a slide so far and fast into such absurd relativism within the short (but seemingly endless) span of a single presidency.

Feds' push for trans rights in US schools is simply insane.  Sheer lunacy:  That's the only way to describe the Obama administration's decision to enforce the full "trans rights" agenda on the nation — in public accommodations, and in school bathrooms and locker rooms.  Yes, polite society in progressive precincts has embraced the idea that those with non-standard "gender identities" deserve the same protections as racial and other minorities.  But that idea surely never entered the mind of any lawmaker who voted for (or against!) the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or any of the other laws Team Obama is citing as authority for its actions.

Obama's 'Transgender' Plan:  Exclude Parents, Let Officials Handle Childrens' Sexual Problems.  President Barack Obama's new transgender plan for K-12 schools recommends parents be secretly excluded from any decisive role when their children experiment with sexual "gender identities" as male or female.  The exclusion of parents from their children's life-and-death, prosperity-or-suicide, teenage development is explicitly approved by Obama's Democratic Party aides in a nine-page, May 13 legal directive, dubbed a "Dear colleague" letter.

Liberal indoctrination is working:
College Students Can't Explain The Difference Between Man And Woman.  A new video shows Seattle University students struggling to say how men and women are different, if they're even different at all.  The Family Policy Institute of Washington released a video this week where it interviewed students at Seattle University about gender identity and transgender bathrooms.  The students soon struggle to explain how gender is actually fluid ... kinda.  "I don't think there is really any one way to distinguish between a man and a woman, and I don't think it's necessary," one student says.

Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak.  Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences.  Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual's new identity, according to the guidelines.

Obama administration to issue decree on bathroom access for transgender students.  The Obama administration will issue guidance Friday to all public school districts in the U.S. telling them to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, according to The New York Times.  While the letter doesn't have the force of law, it does carry a threat:  Schools that don't comply could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.  It is signed by officials at the Justice Department and Department of Education.

Rainbow badge
Feds Promote Rainbow Badges for Teachers, Staff at Public Schools to Identify as LGBT 'Allies'.  The federal government's anti-bullying website posted a blog last month touting the OUT for Safe Schools program started by homosexual activists in the Los Angeles, Calif., public schools where "rainbow badges" are worn by teachers and staff to identify them as "allies" of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender students.  "School continues to be a dangerous place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth," said the April 19 blog, which was written by staff from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Department of Education.  The blog said that 30,000 rainbow badges were provided to Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teachers, administrators and staff "to wear voluntarily that proudly identify themselves as allies and protectors of students who are LGBT."


New Chicago Schools Bathroom Policy Proves Liberals' Extreme Agenda.  Chicago Public Schools announced on Monday [5/2/2016] that students and staff must be granted unfettered access to intimate school facilities based on their chosen gender identity.  Put concretely, boys now have the "right" to undress in the girls' locker room before gym class so long as they say they would feel more comfortable doing so.  Kids and teens have many things to worry about as they grow into adulthood and get an education.  But having to deal with people of the opposite sex in their bathrooms and showers shouldn't be one of them.  This latest front in the bathroom wars proves that same-sex marriage was merely the start, not end, of the left's LGBT agenda.

Patrick Wants Fort Worth Superintendent to Resign.  Lt.  Gov.  Dan Patrick on Monday called for the resignation of Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner over new guidelines dealing with transgender students.  "After less than a year as superintendent, Dr.  Scribner has lost his focus and thereby his ability to lead the Fort Worth ISD," Patrick said in a statement.  "He has placed his own personal political agenda ahead of the more than 86,000 students attending 146 schools in the district by unilaterally adopting 'Transgender Student Guidelines.'"  Patrick's statement came in response to Scribner's recent approval of a set of guidelines that instruct district employees to "acknowledge the gender identity that each student consistently and uniformly asserts."

The Sad Demise of a Once-Catholic University.  At Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the U.S., the official teachings of the church against homosexuality have been set aside.  Wednesday is the occasion for a "Lavender Graduation" event, described as "a special ceremony for LGBTQ and Ally undergraduate and graduate students," in order to "acknowledge their achievements, contributions, and unique experiences at Georgetown University."  Before this eyebrow-raising event was set to occur, Georgetown University hosted Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, which is responsible for 40 percent of all reported abortions committed in the United States.  The student newspaper reported that Richards spoke "by invitation" from the student-sponsored Lecture Fund, which is funded by the university, and that she spoke about "reproductive justice" and "women's reproductive rights."

N.J. school district seeks to lead in transgender equality.  The borough has never been afraid to take a stand for progressive values, even if it meant making a little noise, said Darcie Cimarusti, president of the Highland Park Board of Education.  Which is why Cimarusti and other officials and experts were not afraid to say that the state has not gone nearly far enough in addressing transgender and gender diverse equality with statewide policy.  So, the Highland Park Board of Education plans on taking its own action, and is scheduled to vote early next month on a new policy that officials and experts say could be the most dynamic in New Jersey in addressing transgender equality.

Believing in two genders is a 'hate crime' under police investigation at Loyola Marymount University.  [Scroll down]  Both the police and the university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.  A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with three students who were hanging up posters on the subject on April 14.  Cosette Carleo, one of the students involved, told The College Fix in a phone interview that the hate crime under investigation is "denying transgenderism."  Carleo's account agrees in part with an email by the husband of the employee with whom she tangled.  The employee told Carleo, who identifies as gender-neutral, that only two genders exist, male and female, according to the student.  Carleo told The Fix that statement was the hate crime.

Obama's Civil Rights Divisions.  For instance, under the Office of Civil Rights within the Department of Education (DOE), public schools will now be in violation of Title IX if they do not permit transgender students to use the locker room or bathroom of their choice.  At an LGBT Summit hosted by the White House and attended by officials from seven different federal agencies in Michigan last Thursday, the DOE Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon assured the LGBT community that the White House would be "aggressively engaged" in the fight to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they please at school.  As Peter Hasson of the Daily Caller reported, the event was co-sponsored by the activist group Equality Michigan, which has led the charge to allow schoolchildren to choose their name, gender, and bathroom without parental knowledge or input.  This radical interpretation of Title IX was in fact upheld by Judge Henry Floyd, whom Obama appointed to the fourth circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Minnesota Parents Sue To Get Trans Classes In Kindergarten.  Parents of a 5-year-old "transgender child" have filed a complaint against a St.  Paul charter school, alleging it failed to protect him from bullying and refused to teach all the students their preferred transgender-awareness curriculum.  David and Hannah Edwards, whose child was born a boy but now thinks he's a girl, has filed with the city's Department of Human Rights, claiming their child "wasn't able to take full advantage of Nova's educational opportunities because of her gender identity and expression.  This violated her rights."

New school rules give transgender students 'right to be who they are'.  When a transgender girl graduated in white gown from Springfield Township High School, her parents made an unusual request for two diplomas:  one for her, with her new female name, and one for them, with her male birth name.  Springfield administrators say they complied without hesitation as they, like many public and private schools, increasingly are being asked to accommodate students who have switched name and gender.  The small Montgomery County district, however, has gone a step further than most.

Federal Court:  Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology.  On Tuesday [4/19/2016], the Fourth Circuit Court ruled against a Virginia school district that sought to accommodate a transgender student while also protecting the privacy rights of other students.  The court concluded that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 — which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex — should be interpreted as prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, as a Department of Education letter suggested in 2015.  The ruling allows a lawsuit brought by a transgender student to proceed.

Appeals Court Favors Transgender Student in Virginia Restroom Case.  Weeks after a new North Carolina law put transgender bathroom access at the heart of the nation's culture wars, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled on Tuesday [4/19/2016] in favor of a transgender student who was born female and wishes to use the boys' restroom at his rural Virginia high school.  Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people note that the ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit applies to North Carolina, where the controversial law approved last month limits transgender people to bathrooms in government buildings, including public schools, that correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates.

Florida teacher suspended for diversity questionaire asking 7th, 8th graders sexual orientation and disabilities.  A teacher was suspended from her Florida school pending the administration's investigation into a form she handed to students asking, "How much privilege do you have?"  Tampa teacher Yoselis Ramos asked her 7th and 8th graders at Monroe Middle School to label themselves with topics beyond what's found on a typical diversity questionnaire, according to WTSP-TV.  To the parents dismay, the form asked students in Ramos' Spanish class whether they were gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, cisgender or genderqueer.  It also probed their religion, skin color and disabilities.

Update:
Spanish teacher who quizzed middle schoolers over 'privilege' resigns.  A Tampa middle school Spanish teacher who incited parental outrage with a student questionnaire about "privilege" resigned on Thursday [4/14/2016].  First year teacher Yoselis Ramos, 23, asked her seventh- and eighth-grade students at Monroe Middle School last week to fill out an assignment titled "How much privilege do you have?" that inquired about sexual orientation, race, gender identity, mental illness and other personal information.  The assignment asked students to circle the terms that apply to them, and provided options including "queer gender," "pansexual," "cisgendered," and "asexual," The Tampa Tribune reports.

Professor Ordered To Apologize For Conservative Blog Post, Or Lose His Job.  The tribulation of political science professor John McAdams began nearly a year and a half ago.  McAdams has long run a blog called Marquette Warrior where he frequently voices conservative views on both Marquette and national issues.  In the fall of 2014, he wrote about an incident between a Marquette undergraduate and a graduate student, Cheryl Abbate, who was teaching a philosophy course.  Abbate was discussing how the philosophy of John Rawls could be used in modern political debates, and so spent some time engaging in short debates over various political issues.  But when she reached gay rights as an issue, she skipped over it, allegedly stating that "everybody agrees on this."

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom.  Michigan's State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state's schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms.  Spearheaded by board president John C. Austin and signed by state superintendent Brian Whiston, the guidance informs Michigan public schools that only the students themselves — i.e. not their parents or doctors — can determine what their individual gender identities are.  "The responsibility for determining a student's gender identity rests with the student.  Outside confirmation from medical or mental health professionals, or documentation of legal changes, is not needed," the guidance states.

Let no child be left unconfused.  [Scroll down]  Typical of the search is a school in the English seaside resort of Brighton, a favorite of the politicians, leading the way.  The kids at Blatchington Mill School were assigned, as part of their homework, to choose from a list of 23 terms to describe their "gender."  (Even the English, like their American cousins, no longer understand that "gender" is none of your business unless you're a noun in pursuit of a hot pronoun.)  If you're a 10 o'clock scholar at Blatchington Mill School, you can choose to be a boy or a girl (if you insist), and even better, to be a genderqueer, a gender nonconformist, a tomboy, a transboy, a demi-boy, a demi-girl, or even something called "genderfluid," and 14 other things.

UMass Students Earn Academic Credit for Building LGBTQA-Themed Light Displays.  Parents typically work especially hard to ensure their children have the opportunity to attend college and receive the education and skill-sets needed to make it in the world.  Apparently, a requisite life-skill is to learn how to make an electronic light signs with a gay, lesibian, bisexual, transgender, queer and asexual theme.  In other words, "Queer Lights" is a for-credit course.

Eighth-graders asked if they were gay during bullying workshop.  School officials defended the superintendent after eighth-grade students at West Allegheny Middle School in Imperial were asked last week to step into a circle and answer questions including whether they were gay, what their religion was and about their family's financial status.

Groundbreaking High School for LGBT Students to Open.  A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools.  Pride School Atlanta is a k-12 institution designed to be an alternative for LGBT students, though the school is open to any student who believes they're not getting the support they need for "being different," says Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz.

Grade School Children Brainwashed to Celebrate Sexual Perversion in Oakland Public School.  If you send children to a government school, you may be subjecting them to this nauseating brand of brainwashing, which is intended to undermine millennia-old conceptions of family and morality.  If you pay property taxes, you finance it.

What the Gay-Marriage Ruling Means for Education.  Like fascists, Communists, and boy-band producers, the American Left has always believed it could fine-tune human nature if it could only "get 'em while they're young."  That's why the Left works so hard to impose its will on schools and universities.  As John Dewey, America's high priest of educational progressivism, explained in 1897, the student must "emerge from his original narrowness" in order "to conceive of himself" as a cog in the larger social order.  Last week's gay-marriage ruling will yield a new wave of liberal efforts to ensure that schools do their part to combat wrong-headed "narrowness."

Obama Insists High School Girls Stare at Naked Boy Who Thinks He's a Girl.  [T]he federal government has now mandated that high school girls be forced to change and shower in their locker rooms next to mentally ill biological boys who think they're girls.  On Monday, the federal government ruled that a Chicago high school could no longer merely allow a transgender girl [...] into the girls' locker room:  they had to allow him to change, shower, and do all the other activities the girls do with the girls present.

This is what Americans think about transgender students in locker rooms.  Earlier this month, a suburban Chicago school district erupted in anger after a high school agreed to allow a transgender girl to change in the girls' locker room.  The school's decision came after the girl had filed a Title IX complaint with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  The Obama administration, through OCR and other agencies, has taken the position that transgender discrimination is a form of sex discrimination — and had intervened on behalf of the transgender girl.  In public meetings, parents in District 211 were furious, arguing against the OCR's mandate.  Those parents' opposition nearly scuttled the agreement between the OCR and the school district.  As of this writing, the transgender girl will be changing in the girls' locker room, in a private curtained area that will be available to any student who prefers privacy when she changes.  This decision applies only to the student in the case, and is not a district-wide policy.

The Editor says...
People who undergo a sex change, whether real or imaginary, who then want us all to pretend they were born in their artificial state, are entirely responsible for any adverse reactions that follow.  The so-called discrimination that they encounter is completely avoidable, and the person undergoing an unnatural and perverse transformation is to blame.

Illinois School District Settles With Feds To Let Cross-Dressing Boy Shower In Girls' Locker Room.  Facings federal threats of lost millions in funding for the children of taxpaying parents, a school district in the suburbs of Chicago voted on Thursday [12/3/2015] to allow a male high school student who dresses like a girl and otherwise identifies as female to use the girls' locker room and shower there.  The student will use a separate, semi-private area in the girls' locker room of his public high school.

The DOE is now in the High School Girl's Shower.  The Civil Rights Division of the DoE declared a new cultural battleground when it sent a letter to Dr. Daniel Cates, Superintendent of the Township High School District 211, a school district near Palentine, Illinois, accusing the district violating anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl to change and shower with the girls in the girls' locker room without restrictions.  The DoE gave the district 30 days to accommodate the transgender student or lose its Title IX funding.  The problem began when the transgender student's family filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR), because the student was not allowed to shower with the female students.  The student filing the complaint is biologically male, but self-identifies as female.  The school made arrangements to accommodate transgender students by providing separate, private facilities for the student to use to use.  This was not satisfactory for this student.

San Francisco Elementary School Adopts 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms.  Miraloma Elementary, a grade school in San Francisco, has instituted a policy of gender-neutral bathrooms.  The school is changing restroom door symbols accordingly.  "There's no need to make them gender-specific anymore," Miraloma Principal Sam Bass told the website SFGate.com.  "One parent said, 'So, you're just making it like it is at home.'"  A 2013 California law requires schools to allow students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, and San Francisco has had a similar policy on the books since 2003.

SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathroom.  The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.  Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.  Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.

Harvard Now Lets Students Choose Whichever Pronoun They Want.  Harvard University has become the latest and certainly the most notable American university to hop on the bandwagon of letting students choose personalized pronouns for themselves.  As reported by The Harvard Crimson, the online registration tool for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) now includes a page where students can input not only their chosen gender but also the specific pronoun they wish to go by.  Besides traditional pronoun sets like "she, her, hers," students can also choose options like "they, them, theirs" (referring to a single person) and "ze, hir, hirs."

Teenage girls stage walk-out to avoid sharing locker room with poorly disguised boy.  This boy is not merely looking for a bathroom he can supposedly feel comfortable in; he wants to shove his new "gender" in the girl's faces.  This is all about activism and forcing other people to accept the transvestite agenda, and in this case, the other people are young girls, who should be protected from this kind of ridiculousness.

Gay and Transgender Groups Celebrate Ohio School District's 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms.  School districts across the country are rushing to make policies for the tiny number of students who claim to be transgender.  The latest to make such a policy is the Troy, Ohio, school district which has added a "gender neutral" bathroom policy, causing gay and transgender groups to descend upon the town to celebrate the decision.

It would only be newsworthy if these protests didn't happen.
Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student's Use of the Girls' Bathroom.  A transgender high school student in Missouri is facing backlash from her peers after requesting to use the girls' bathrooms and locker room.  More than 100 students at Hillsboro High School, about an hour south of St Louis, walked out of class on Monday in protest.  "I'm hoping this dies down," said Lila Perry, the 17-year-old who began identifying as a girl publicly in February.  "I don't want my entire senior year to be like this."

Gay and transgender support groups to rally outside Troy schools.  Gay and transgender support groups are applauding Troy schools announcement to add a gender neutral bathroom in every school.  Both Equality for Ohio and The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network plan to hold a rally supporting district leaders outside the Board of Education Tuesday morning [9/1/2015].

At War with Reality.  No doubt inspired by Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, the administrators of the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion [...] appear determined to eradicate prejudicial pronouns from the English language.  Gender neutral pronouns are to replace traditional terminology.  No one is to be referred to as "he" or "she" lest the transgender community be offended.  A helpful chart indicates the new, gender free terminology designed to replace the offensive pronouns and all their variants.

At Washington State, They'll Dock Your Grades For Using Inappropriate Terms Like "Illegal Alien," "Male" And "Female".  If you've got some aptitude for a skilled trade, got get a job out of high school or save money on higher education and go to a community college.  Increasingly it makes zero sense to attend a four-year university — because the crazies who run all too many of those universities don't educate, they indoctrinate students into a suicide cult of politically-correct societal death.

University wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns.  Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, said their quest for gender neutral pronouns is not an official university policy.  "It's not policy," he said.  "It's about inclusive practice." [...] He said gender neutral pronoun usage is not new[,] and that as things change[,] people always have questions.  Nevertheless, he stressed this is not a mandated university policy.

University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she'.  The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other 'he', 'she', 'him' and 'her' — and to start referring to one another with terms like 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead.  The Knoxville branch of the public university, which has 27,400 students, sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody's gender.  According to a gay rights official at the university, the new language regime will make the university 'welcoming and inclusive' and stop people feeling 'marginalized'.

I'm a Duke freshman. Here's why I refused to read 'Fun Home.'.  As a Christian, I knew that my beliefs and identity would be challenged at a progressive university like Duke.  My first challenge came well before I arrived on campus, when I learned that all first years were assigned "Fun Home," a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.  The book includes [offensive material].  After researching the book's content and reading a portion of it, I chose to opt out of the assignment.  My choice had nothing to do with the ideas presented.  I'm not opposed to reading memoirs written by LGBTQ individuals or stories containing suicide.  I'm not even opposed to reading Freud, Marx or Darwin.  I know that I'll have to grapple with ideas I don't agree with, even ideas that I find immoral.  But in the Bible, Jesus forbids his followers from exposing themselves to anything pornographic.

College freshmen revolt: 'Gay' reading is 'immoral'.  Members of the freshmen class at Duke University are refusing to read a summer reading book claiming it conflicts with their religious and moral beliefs.  Brian Grasso, an incoming freshman, wrote in a Facebook post that he would not read Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic because of the 'graphic visual depictions of sexuality', according to the Duke Chronicle.

California college will now ask students to pick from 6 genders.  Beginning this fall, students at UC Irvine will have the option to self-identify about their sexual orientation on all university admissions forms, reports CBS Los Angeles.  The new form will ask students to pick one gender from six different choices.

The Editor says...
Why must an applicant select only one gender?  That sounds inflexible and exclusionary!

Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference.  "Concerned Citizens" are petitioning Iowa's Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it's more about gay sex than bullying.  The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe it's "a gross misuse of taxpayer money" to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports.  The "Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth" April 3 was billed as an anti-bullying summit aimed at fostering understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, but when they arrived they soon learned there was a lot more going on.

I've Had Enough: How About You?  I am tired of the "It Takes a Village" mindset which claims special insight in what our children should learn and how they must be taught. [...] I am tired of a school system which indoctrinates rather than educates.  Don't indoctrinate our children into acceptance of socialism or homosexuality.  Alumni who give to these systems are just as guilty as those who teach in them or run them.  And parents, take the time to see what they are teaching your kids; from global warming nonsense to sex they are teaching your kids things that will make you angry.  Stand up and opt out.  You should decide what your child needs to know and what he is to be taught.

Same-sex marriage is only the beginning.  That the majority threw a bone to religious people, their churches and institutions, saying they could continue to preach and teach that homosexual marriage is wrong, will almost certainly be challenged by gay activists and secularists whose goal is to drive religious people, and especially Christians, out of the public square.  What might be a preview of things to come occurred last week when the Fairfax County (Va.) School Board voted 10-2 to approve a "gender identity" curriculum for children starting in seventh grade.  News reports said the crowd that showed up for the vote overwhelmingly opposed the decision, but majorities no longer matter.

Transgender student sues school, citing restroom policy.  A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday [6/11/2015] that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school.

Time to pull your kids out of public school?  Washington, D.C., radio talk show host Chris Plante spoke about this on his program recently.  Callers told stories of what their children have experienced in Montgomery County public schools.  One man said his eighth-grader was shocked to hear from a male classmate that he is now identifying as a female.  His son didn't know how to respond.  The caller said he didn't know what to do.  Plante, who is from a Catholic background, said, "Send him to Catholic school if you can afford it."  How can anyone not afford it when the secular authorities appear to be brainwashing the next generation into believing that any choice is valid and should be universally accepted, and that anything one might say in opposition to these new sensibilities is labeled sexist or racist?

Now Your Kid Can Get a Scholarship for Being "Gender-Creative".  EAG News reports on Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a progressive day school from Pre-K through 8th graders with a "social justice mission."  "Increasingly concerned" at the suicide rate among "gender non-conforming kids," the school is now offering a scholarship for "gender creative children." [...] Massachusetts has had a law on the books since 2013 permitting transgender students full reign over gender-labeled school facilities.

Parents furious over school's plan to teach gender spectrum, fluidity.  One of the nation's largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum — the idea that there's no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.  Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12.  The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week.  "The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself — the created order," said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.

Coming Soon to a Middle School Near You: 'Gender Fluidity' Studies.  One of the nation's largest public school systems is contemplating introducing the concept of "gender fluidity" into its curriculum.  In case you're not up to speed on the latest in the gender identity nonsense, gender fluidity posits the notion that biology doesn't matter — that no one is 100% girl or 100% boy.  The radical gender identity crowd is bound and determined to mainstream transgenderism.  In this campaign, science doesn't matter.  Biology is a fraud.  Only personal feelings and fulfillment is what counts.

200 fill Orange County school meeting about gay fable.  A teacher who read his third-graders a book about two princes getting married after a bullying incident in his class got strong support Friday night [5/15/2015], while some who spoke against the book said they're now the ones being bullied.  About 200 people attended the meeting at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, a school in western Orange County.  A school policy requires a review committee to hold a public meeting whenever someone lodges a formal complaint about instructional materials.

Gay fable brings protest at Orange County elementary school.  A fable about a prince who marries another prince has brought a protester to school, parents to a public meeting and a third-grade teacher to the brink of resignation.  Efland-Cheeks Elementary School will hold a second public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Friday [5/15/2015] to hear complaints about the book "King & King" by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland.

Feds Forcing Public Schools to Adopt 'Nondiscrimination' for Transgender Teachers and Students.  The U.S. Department of Education is demanding that the Fairfax County Public Schools, in the Virginia suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., "revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity" or risk losing the federal funds they receive for their schools.  The "nondiscrimination" would apply to transgender students and teachers.  The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote on the new policy, a revision of its existing non-discrimination rule, Policy 1450, on Thursday, May 7.

Marxism is the End Game of the Rainbow Jihad.  Radio host and television pundit Tammy Bruce has somehow managed to live her life as an openly homosexual woman, without it completely dominating the content of her character. [...] Bruce felt similarly compelled when she took to Fox News and Twitter last week in the face of the Rainbow Jihad's targeting of children.  She was addressing how a school in Maine stirred up controversy after a book about a child "with a boy's body but a girl's brain" was read to children in kindergarten through third grade.

This was unthinkable 50 years ago.  Thanks, liberals!
CA ballot initiative would keep boys out of girls' bathrooms.  A group called Privacy for All is trying to get enough signatures to create a ballot initiative in California that would prevent boys from going into girls' bathrooms and locker rooms, even if the boys wiggle when they walk and talk in high-pitched feminine voices.

Teens shocked by graphic content at anti-bullying conference.  They thought the Iowa Governor's Conference on LGBTQ Youth was about anti-bullying.  Instead, about 1,000 teenagers from more than 100 Iowa communities were treated to a profanity-laced performance by a drag queen along with graphic conversations on oral sex and a transgender tutorial on how to make fake testicles.  The April 3rd conference was sponsored by Iowa Safe Schools, a non-profit group that creates "safe and supportive schools" for LGBTQ young people.

Pro-life crosses mocked, thrown in garbage at Clarion University.  Students at Clarion University of Pennsylvania destroyed a pro-life display on campus that featured dozens of white crosses commemorating lives lost to abortion.  The public university's Students for Life (SFL) chapter discovered Monday morning that a significant portion of the crosses had been broken, removed and tossed into nearby garbage cans, Campus Reformreported.

Day of Silence: How the LGBT Agenda Is Hijacking America's Youth.  On Friday, April 17, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will have thousands of public high school students, and increasing numbers of middle school students, remain silent throughout an entire school day to promote the militant LGBT agenda among young people.  "Silence can create change!" GLSEN states on its website, promoting the Day of Silence.

Teacher hopes Southeast's first LGBT school will be a haven.  Math teacher Christian Zsilavetz wants to work at a school where he can be himself — somewhere he can mention that he used to play girls basketball or was married to a man.

White Privilege Conference Workshop Pushes Grade School Lesson About 'Genderqueer' 'Transgender Folks'.  This year's recently-concluded White Privilege Conference in Louisville, Ky. featured a workshop promoting lesson plans designed to teach children as young as kindergarten about "genderqueer," "gender-fluid" and "transgender folks."  The workshop, entitled "'Your skin is too brown': Taking Action to Address White Privilege in the K-5 Classroom[,]" occurred on the closing day of the conference, which was held at a posh downtown hotel.

The pronoun police.  The governing student association at George Washington University, for one prominent example, has decreed that the leaders of certain student groups must be reconstructed, their minds and vocabularies cleansed of thinking unapproved thoughts about lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders.  New categories of students of unusual, uncommon and unorthodox behavior will no doubt be added as they appear and names can be coined to describe them.  Groups that do not dispatch their leaders to the reconstruction sessions will be at risk of losing their funding.

College conservatives branded 'hate group' for refusing LGBT sensitivity training.  A conservative student group at a Washington, DC, college has been branded a "hate group" and fears it could lose its funding for refusing to take part in gay, lesbian and transgender-oriented sensitivity training.  Members of the Young America's Foundation student organization at The George Washington University believe the traditional values they espouse merit a religious exemption from taking part in the training.  They are asking the student government to allow them to sit out the LGBT sensitivity training, and a requirement that they use the "preferred pronouns" of the people they address or refer to.

Perpetual Grievance: "queer theory" linked with illegal immigration.  The average illegal alien might be puzzled to see his situation analyzed under the rubric of "queer theory."  That confusion would only mean that he has not spent enough time in university circles, where such pairings spring naturally from the all-consuming campaign to magnify victimhood and denounce the American status quo.

Another Christian Teacher Investigated for Facebook Comments Against 'Gay' Lifestyle.  A New Jersey school teacher has found herself in hot water for using her Facebook page to express her moral outrage over the normalization of homosexuality.  As reported by the New York Times, Viki Knox, a special education teacher at Union High School in Union Township, used Facebook to complain about a school display recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month, writing that "homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation."

Students opposed to LGBT agenda shamed in classroom.  Teenagers at a California high school were publicly shamed for disagreeing with speakers allowed to push an LGBT agenda during an English class, according to several upset parents.  The Queer Straight Alliance at Acalanes High School, in Lafayette, lectured students in several ninth-grade English classes on Jan. 29 about LGBT issues, according to Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the parents.

Queering Agriculture?  Queer theory has taken over student life on many campuses.  Now that gay identity has been thoroughly institutionalized, declaring oneself "trans*," "genderqueer," "pangender," or any of the other rapidly multiplying alternative sexes has become the last frontier of self-engrossed agitation available to students.  But apart from the odoriferous leavings of female ginko trees, the "problem" of gender and plants did not seem to be a pressing one, making the application of queer theory to agriculture an innovation that even the most dogged observers of identity studies might not have seen coming.

Decoding the Left.  Liberal academics speak like this because they're obsessed with identity politics.  They see society as organized into groups and are determined to refer to those groups without sounding offensive.  And since the threshold for offense has been lowered to the level of a limbo bar at a drunken house party, the English language must be rinsed and sterilized accordingly.  Hence "non-binary POC," which sounds like something I forgot during a high school chemistry quiz.

New York college bans 'Mr.' and 'Mrs.' salutations.  Mr. and Mrs. Politically Correct have laid down the law at City University of New York, where gender-specific salutations are now a no-no.  School officials sent out a memo barring professors and other staffers within the graduate program from addressing students with titles like "Mr." and "Mrs.," according to the Wall Street Journal.  "Effective Spring 2015, the (graduate center's) policy is to eliminate the use of gendered salutations and references in correspondence to students, prospective students, and third parties," read the memo to employees.  "Accordingly, Mr. and Ms. should be omitted from salutations."

The Homofascist Agenda.  [Scroll down]  More recently, we have the very hateful Dan Savage, who is most famous for berating an auditorium full of high school kids, basically spitting on their Christian beliefs with his hateful bile, seemingly rooted in his own self-hatred.  Ironically, Savage is behind a number of schemes to further brainwash and indoctrinate your sons and daughters into thinking that immoral and grotesque sexual acts are as normal as the sunrise and the sunset. [...] Let's not forget all that the public education system has done to invite professional perverts from Planned Parenthood, on your tax dollars no less, to teach your child how to put a condom on a cucumber or discover the world of sadism and masochism.

D.C. Council: Religious Schools Must Adopt Its Views on Sexual Morality.  The impact of the repeal is likely to be broad, since the city's Human Rights Act will prohibit religious schools from acting in accordance with their beliefs regarding sexual morality in decisions related to funding, facilities, campus organizations, benefits, etc.  The schools cannot even withhold "endorsement, approval or recognition" of those promoting messages at odds with the religious teachings of the school about appropriate sexual conduct.  While other states have been acting to protect religious liberties, D.C. is trying to narrow the permissible decisions and even speech of religious schools.

Media and schools try to reeducate us to embrace cross-dressing.  Aided by national media and the education establishment, President Barack Obama is using federal agencies to push special treatment for transgender persons — people who want to ignore their biological sex and live life as the opposite sex.  Some have sex-change operations, but most don't.  Now Obama's administration has authorized use of Medicare funds for those surgeries, and some states are including those as benefits under Obamacare.

Nebraska school district urges teachers to be more inclusive, stop referring to "boys and girls".  Via Katherine Timpf of NRO, I'm 90 percent sure this is a hoax.  No, wait, let me rephrase:  I would be 90 percent sure this is a hoax, if not for the fact that the school superintendent confirmed on a local radio show that these materials were handed out to teachers at one Lincoln-area middle school.  Repeat:  Middle school.  Oh well.  High time America's 10-year-olds started considering whether they're cis or trans.

School Told to Call Kids 'Purple Penguins' Because 'Boys and Girls' Is Not Inclusive to Transgender.  A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by "gendered expressions" such as "boys and girls," and use "gender inclusive" ones such as "purple penguins" instead.  "Don't use phrases such as 'boys and girls,' 'you guys,' 'ladies and gentlemen,' and similarly gendered expressions to get kids' attention," instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.  "Create classroom namesand then ask all of the 'purple penguins' to meet on the rug," it advises.

Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school.  I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner.  It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls' bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you're a girl.  No physical required.

School bans 'offensive' Chick-fil-A sandwiches.  Did the waffle fries and banana pudding milkshakes exceed the nutritional limits deemed acceptable by the federal government?  The answer, dear readers, is no.  It seems Principal Val Wyatt's ban has less to do with poultry and more to do with politics.  "With their political stance on gay rights and because the students of Ventura High School and their parents would be at the event, I didn't want them on campus," Wyatt told the Ventura County Star.

More about liberals vs Chick-Fil-A.

Vancouver Schools' New LGBTTQ+ Policy Includes Gender-Free Pronouns Xe, Xem and Xyr.  The Vancouver (British Columbia) Board of Education has approved a sweeping new policy for accommodating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, questioning and "all sexual and gender identities," including the creation of three pronouns, replacing masculine and feminine with xe, xem and xyr (pronounced ze, zem and zur).  Two spirit is an Aboriginal term which means having both feminine and masculine spirits.  It's not limited to gender expression or sexuality, but encompasses them both while incorporating a spiritual element.

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The schools wouldn't dare teach kids about the Bible, but they have no problem adopting "spiritual elements" from aboriginal witchcraft. When your kids come home from school with a perverse vocabulary from hell, designed to normalize and justify perverse behavior, you'll know it's time to get them out of the public schools.

Minnesota Radicals Demand Mandatory Transgender Classes Because Of Colonialism OR ELSE.  Members of a radical leftist group at the University of Minnesota have demanded that the school confess that it "exists as a product of" colonial evil and must therefore "fundamentally" restructure to conform to their organizing principles.  The group — which calls itself "Whose Diversity?" — has chosen to remain unrecognized by the administration, it says, to avoid becoming "complicit in reproducing a homogenized notion of diversity."  The comically lengthy list of demands is over 1,000 words longer than the Declaration of Independence.

Liberal groups angry with SC pols over order to teach Constitution.  The South Carolina legislature has rankled liberal groups after requiring that a pair of public schools use state funds to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents — on the heels of a budget fight over gay-themed books in the curriculum.  State House lawmakers previously had cut funds from two public universities in retaliation for required-reading material containing homosexual themes.

Atherton OKs transgender non-discrimination policy.  Before a divided crowd of several hundred students, parents and advocates, Atherton High School's site-based council on Thursday [5/15/2014] approved a new non-discrimination policy sparked by a controversy over a transgender student's access to a girls' bathroom.  The school policy, which still must receive a second reading, bars discrimination based on a range of factors, including age, race or sexual orientation — but goes a step beyond a similar districtwide policy by also including gender identity.

Louisville Principal Allows Male Freshman To Use Girls Bathroom And Changing Areas.  A high school in Louisville, Ky. is allowing a male freshman student to use changing areas in a girls locker room and one of two girls bathrooms because the student wants to be a girl.  The transgender student attends Atherton High School in a tree-lined neighborhood of the city, reports The Courier-Journal.  The unidentified student was born male and is, by all accounts, still male.  However, because he identifies himself as a female, he asked for and received permission from Thomas Aberli, Atherton High's principal, to use a bathroom and a locker room marked for girls at the school.  At least seven students and around a dozen parents have complained.

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This year some young man may be admitted because he "wants to be a girl."  Next year someone else may get the same permission because he wants to be a voyeur.  How will the school draw the line between one class of deviants and another?

Group urging TUSD to act on transgender issue with restrooms.  A conservative religious-freedom group is urging the Tucson Unified School District to prevent transgender children from using the restroom they identify with, saying such a practice could "severely impair an environment conducive to learning."  Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization that advocates for the rights of people to freely practice their religion, sent a letter to TUSD on Thursday urging that a change be made in order to protect Tucson children — a recommendation that TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez and members of the school board are disregarding.

Transgender substitute teacher allowed to return to work at Lumberton I.S.D..  Lumberton Independent School District Superintendent John Valastro has decided to keep transgender substitute teacher Laura Jane Klug on the substitute roll with the district.  Klug was met with opposition after parents complained that she as a transgender woman was causing a distraction among 10 and 11-year-old students.

Gender Confusion and the Complicity of Public Schools.  Last week, the national press reported on a 56-year-old high school biology teacher in California who plans to undergo a sex-change operation (i.e. cosmetic surgery) and to return to the classroom appearing as a woman.  "To have a teacher be authentic ultimately is good for students and for the community," said Jennifer Levi of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, or GLAAD, an advocacy group in Boston.  Sadly, the situation is far more complicated and confusing than advocates of gender confusion or their allies in the media will admit.

Free Speech for Me, Theft, Battery, and Vandalism for Thee.  Mireille Miller-Young is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She teaches in the Department of Feminist Studies ("an interdisciplinary discipline that produces cutting-edge research," offers an undergraduate major and minor, and houses "the minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer studies").  According to her university web page, Dr. Miller-Young's "areas of emphasis" are "black cultural studies, pornography and sex work."  She appears to teach four courses:  "Women of Color," "Sexual Cultures Special Topics," "Feminist Research and Practice," and "Sexualities."  She holds a Ph.D. in "American History and History of the African Diaspora" from New York University.

Federally funded sex ed program teaches Hawaii middle schoolers that butts are genitals.  A member of Hawaii's House of Representatives is criticizing an ambitious, federally funded sex education program currently in use in 12 of the state's public schools.  The pilot curriculum, called "Pono Choices," targets 11- to 13-year-old students.  ("Pono" is a Hawaiian word that basically means "good" or "moral.")  Its creators include the University of Hawaii and, of course, Planned Parenthood.  Rep. Bob McDermott, a Hawaii Republican, claims that the curriculum is "not age appropriate and not consistent with state policy" [...]

Maine's highest court: Transgender student's rights were violated.  The rights of a transgender girl from Orono were violated when school administrators made her use a staff bathroom at her elementary school instead of the girls' restroom, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday [1/30/2014].  The ruling is the first in which a state supreme court has affirmed a transgender person's right to equal access to restrooms in places of public accommodation.

Moral Intelligence and Public School Bullying.  On December 4, 2013 Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5-million member American Federation of Teachers (AFT), spoke on C-Span about bullying, particularly of gay students.  Ms. Weingarten said, with surprise in her voice, that she doesn't understand why gay students are still bullied in public schools, because in 2013, "It's cool to be gay."  She also said she is gay, and now speaks about it openly. [...] As Ms. Weingarten talked about the love that not only dares speak its name but never shuts its yap, I imagined how it would sound if a heterosexual male schoolteacher said, "The way I do sex is cool."

ENDA Would Grant Transgender Rights to Elementary School Teachers.  It's hard to imagine that in the year 2013 that any business in the country could fire someone simply because he is gay without facing a major backlash and boycotts.  So does the country now need a new federal law prohibiting such discrimination by private businesses?

Former N.J. high school athletic director who was targeted for being a lesbian awarded $800K.  A jury in New Jersey has awarded $800,000 to a former athletic director who claimed she was the victim of a hostile work environment because she's a lesbian.

Girls 'harassed' in school bathroom by transgender student told his rights trump their privacy.  The rights of a transgendered Colorado high school student are being put ahead of girls the boy harasses in the girls bathroom.  A male student at Florence (CO) High School who claims to be transgendered has caused controversy by harassing female students in the girls room, but will not face any discipline — this despite vocal protests from the girls' parents.

Los Angeles school district wants teachers to wear pro-gay badges.  Los Angeles public schools are encouraging teachers and staff to wear badges that identify them as "LGBT allies" and supporters of the pro-gay movement.  Superintendent John Deasy kicked off the effort Thursday [10/10/2013], which he said was necessary to prevent gay kids from being bullied.

Public Schools "Celebrating" LGBT History Month.  What are your kids studying in school today?  Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. [...] "If parents think our school children should be focused on science and math, not sex and murder, they need to talk to teachers, principals, and school boards to ensure that this program is stopped," cautions Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

California teen named nation's first transgender homecoming queen.  In what is being described as the first known event of its kind, a transgendered teen was named as her high school's homecoming queen on Friday [9/20/2013].  "I am so proud to win this not just for me, but everyone out there," 16-year-old Cassidy Campbell said after receiving her crown during the halftime of Marina High's homecoming football game Friday night in Huntington Beach, CA.

Rise of the Thought Police: Bullying Your Children Into Forsaking Their Values.  [Minnesota] House File 826, misleadingly titled the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, serves as a trial balloon modeling what its supporters would like to implement nationally — a radical transformation of schools from institutions of academic achievement into political reeducation camps which correct Orwellian Wrong Think.

Female student aiming to become homecoming king.  A Pennsylvania school board has agreed to review a request by a biologically female student who was denied the opportunity to appear on the ballot for homecoming king.  Kasey Caron, 17, was assigned as female at birth, but identifies and presents as male.

California lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law.  A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

DOJ ripped for making transgender restroom use new front in civil rights battle.  The U.S. Department of Justice's latest cause — fighting for a transgendered California ninth-grader's right to use the boy's room at school — has conservative groups wondering just how far Washington will go in the name of civil rights.  The student was born a girl but "has identified as a boy from a young age," according to the Department of Justice, which reached a settlement with the public school district in Arcadia, an affluent LA suburb.  Under the deal, the district must not only change the student's restroom privileges and make similar accommodations on overnight trips.  It also must institute a host of measures to ensure transgender students are treated as whatever gender they consider themselves to be.

Calif. lawmakers pass K-12 transgender-rights bill.  California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday [7/3/2013] that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.

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Whenever schools allow the kids to make decisions about their rules, trouble is inevitable in the chort term, and chaos in the long run.  The same would be true if the inmates were allowed to make policy decisions in prisons.  Where liberals rule, common sense does not.

California is about to pass a law requiring bathroom, locker room access regardless of gender.  Mere ownership of a penis or a vagina will no longer limit California students in their decisions concerning which bathrooms and locker rooms to use, or which sports teams to join.  Under a proposed law that has passed the state legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown, students in California will be able to make such choices based on their perceived gender identities, CNN reports.  Assembly Bill 1266 aims to extend the rights of transgender students.

Shape-shifters are Changing America.  Mostly unbeknownst to most of us mortals, a modern day shape-shifter can become the opposite of the sex he or she was born as, transforming into a man or woman in an instant.  It doesn't matter if the biological assignment given at birth remains.  Proclamation of one's sexual identity is enough.  One's gender can be established by fiat.  Even children may change sex just by proclamation, as the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary School guidelines affirm, stating that even if a child physiologically resembles a boy in every respect, but decides to be a girl, his new identity is to be acknowledged as the "real" one.  Just to be perfectly clear, lest anyone accuse the district of discrimination, it is not necessary to declare one's self male or female at all.  A student can essentially check the box "Neither."

Student wins free-speech lawsuit against teacher.  A Michigan teacher who kicked a student out of class after the teen made a comment against homosexuality during a high school anti-bullying day was ordered to pay $1 for violating his free speech rights.

Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights.  A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons support gay rights and said those who supported the traditional definition of marriage are just "uneducated bigots" who "attack homosexuals with hate," according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class.  Students in a general psychology class at Columbia State Community College were directed by their professor to wear "Rainbow Coalition" ribbons for an entire day and express their support for the homosexual community, said Travis Barham, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

School Cancels Santorum Speech over Marriage Views.  A Michigan high school canceled a speech by former Sen. Rick Santorum after teachers became outraged over his opposition to gay marriage and threatened to stage protests and a possible work stoppage.  Santorum had been invited to deliver a upcoming speech on leadership by the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Gross Pointe South High School.  But the speech was canceled on Monday [4/8/2013] after the school district's superintendent heard from angry teachers.

Students Who Refuse to Affirm Transgender Classmates Face Punishment.  Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice — but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.  Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students — including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.

The Progressive Agenda.  [Scroll down]  It's not about genitalia or chromosomes with liberals.  It's all about feelings.  Children may want to dress as a boy one day or as a girl the next and they should be allowed to use the boys' room or the girls' room according to how they feel at the time.  If I boy thinks he's a girl, all the rest of the students and the staff in the school have to pretend he's a girl too.  If they should think that ridiculous, they would be told the problem was theirs, not the confused student's — and they would be required to undergo brainwashing sensitivity training.  That's where public schools are going these days all across the United States and Canada.

School Wants to Oust Church Over Anti-Gay Sermons.  The head of Miami-Dade County Public Schools wants to evict a Southern Baptist church that rents space in one of their buildings because of the congregation's opposition to homosexuality.  Supt. Alberto Carvalho released a statement to a local television station alleging that Impact Miami's opposition to homosexuality "appears to be contrary to school board policy as well as the basic principles of humanity."

Dartmouth: Dorm Assignments Will Not be 'Limited by Traditional Gender Binary'.  Dartmouth College is expanding its "gender neutral" housing program, opening up more rooms where "students of any gender can cohabitate," the school newspaper, The Dartmouth, reported last week.  The Ivy League school's website says Dartmouth "seeks to provide a living environment welcoming to all gender identities; one not limited by the traditional gender binary."

Anti-Bully Advocate Dan Savage Bullies High School Kids With Profane Bible Rant.  As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly called those who refused to listen to his rant "pansy a····."  The speaker was Dan Savage, founder of the "It Gets Better" project, an anti-bullying campaign that has reached more than 40 million viewers with contributors ranging from President Obama to Hollywood stars.  Savage also writes a sex advice column called "Savage Love."

'Gender Bender Day' leads to 'Social Justice Week'.  Yesterday [4/24/2012], EAGnews.org reported on two events held during "Social Justice Week" at Chicago Public Schools' Jones College Prep.  One event featured a community organizer who taught students how to protest, and engaged in inflammatory rhetoric gainst the National Rifle Association.

Christian, Conservative Groups Counter Pro-Homosexual "Day of Silence".  A coalition of conservative, Christian, and pro-family groups contend that the "Day of Silence" is little more than a tool of radical homosexuals to engage teens in "gay" advocacy — and to recruit some of the more vulnerable ones into the destructive lifestyle along the way.  One of those groups, Mission America, encouraged parents to keep their kids home from school on that day.

If your child's school allows 'Day of Silence' propaganda, keep your child at home April 20.  The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches.  This year it will take place in most public schools on April 20.  On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day — even during instructional time — to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.

Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites.  A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March.  A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against the Camdenton R-III School District banning them from using filtering software.  The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the district claiming it was deliberately restricting access to homosexual themed sites, while allowing students to view what it claims are "anti-LG BT sites that condemn homosexuality."

Alberta Law Would Ban Homeschool Parents From Teaching Against Homosexuality.  If you want to witness the eventual direction of "diversity" in America, you may want to take a long look at what is happening in Canada.  Under the new Education Act poised for implementation in Alberta, Christian schools and homeschool parents would be prohibited, as part of their academic program, from teaching children that homosexuality is sinful.

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Please note:  This law does not pertain to the public school curriculum -- it restricts what parents can teach their children in their own homes.

Superintendent Bullies Student for Article Opposing Homosexuality.  A Wisconsin school superintendent may be rethinking how he dealt with a student who wrote a school newspaper article condemning homosexuality as sinful.  As part of an assignment for his journalism class, which is responsible for producing the school newspaper, 15-year-old Shawano High School student Brandon Wegner contributed half of a pro-con editorial feature on adoption by homosexual couples, using Scripture to buttress his case against same-sex couples adopting children.

Gay history law on Calif. books, but not in texts.  California's first-of-its-kind "gay history" law went into effect Jan. 1, but so far, state educators don't appear to be on the same page.  Given the state's budget crunch, the state Department of Education has released no companion curriculum or textbook revisions to comply with the FAIR Education Act, which requires schools to include the contributions of "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans" in instruction programs and curricula at all grade levels.  The law, which evolved from Senate Bill 48, also outlaws instruction materials "reflecting adversely" on those individuals.  The act also adds "persons with disabilities" to the list.

Disgusted Parents 'Occupy' the Classroom.  Some folks in this movement are protesting the left-wing socialist propaganda that passes in our public school classrooms for history, social studies, economics and literature curricula.  Others are focused on protecting their children's innocence and instilling their moral and religious values by resisting the so-called comprehensive sexuality agenda and its full-on mandate to normalize homosexuality and transgenderism, regardless of the religious beliefs of public school students.

Wisconsin School Punishes Christian Kid for Being a... Christian Kid.  Superintendent Todd Carlson of Shawano High School in Shawano, Wisconsin, is sorry a student observed his First Amendment rights and had his article published in the school newspaper that denounces homosexuals adopting children.  And so Superintendent Carlson is making amends by punishing this Christian kid for being so ... Christian.  Superintendent Carlson has also decided in his infinite wisdom to censure this article by having it sent down the memory hole so that no one else will be confronted with this evil Christian's views.

State-mandated "Sexual Brainwashing" Begins in California Schools.  Students in California public schools may not be leading the nation in their knowledge of the "three R's," but they are well on their way to being experts in deviant lifestyles.  Under a law signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), all public schools in the state are now required to promote homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, and same-sex "marriage" at every grade level, including kindergarten — and to do so without parental consent or even notification.

Whitewashing History for California's Kids.  California's efforts to be inclusive in the classroom could spell disaster for education.  A new law took effect January 1 requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals in its history lessons.  That alone is proving unpopular with some.  But the real issue is that the law also bans teaching material that reflects "adversely" on gays or religions.

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To teach children right from wrong, it is necessary to be able to speak "adversely" about things that are evil and wrong.  To teach children that all religions are morally equivalent is false and misleading, and it is pernicious and dangerous to teach them that perverse, deviant lifestyles are normal and natural.  Wherever the teachers are forbidden to speak the truth, the kids are wasting their time in the schools.  All they learn is how to stand in line and wait.

The Great Golden State Business Exodus.  California's in trouble.  Businesses are leaving along with intellectual and investment capital and skilled workers.  But rather than face up to serious problems, legislators pass silly laws. ... Beginning this year, the state requires schools to intervene if personnel see gay bullying.  Meanwhile, it makes schools teach the historical achievements of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals.

2012 ushers in new abortion, immigration, indoctrination laws.  Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory pro-homosexual indoctrination under state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

Georgia Grad Student Fighting Expulsion Over Christian View of Homosexuality.  Faculty and administrators at a Georgia university are attempting to derail the dream of one of its graduate students to become a school counselor.  The reason:  Her Christian beliefs on homosexuality don't square with the politically correct doctrines embraced by the school.

Parents Outraged Over Teacher Removing Word 'Gay' from 'Deck the Halls'.  Christmas carols help us get in the mood to celebrate the holidays.  But would they have the same meaning if we changed a few words?  Parents of students at an elementary school in Michigan say, "No."  A music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary School in Traverse City decided to change the word "gay" to "bright" in "Deck the Halls" for the children's Christmas concert.  Her reasoning for the switch?  First- and second-graders would not stop giggling when they sang the word "gay."

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This simply means that the children have not been properly instructed.  The word gay is perfectly legitimate, but it is a word that has been hijacked in recent years and now erroneously refers to homosexuals.  If homosexuals are mentioned in classrooms at all, they should be called homosexuals.  (I don't recall homosexuality being mentioned at all when I was in school.)  The children should also be told to wipe those smiles off their faces, because there is nothing funny or cute or heroic about homosexuals, transvestites, or others who openly engage in perversion.

Not-So-Free Speech in New Jersey.  New Jersey high school teacher Viki Knox may have been inspired by Christie's comments to think that it was okay for a New Jersey public employee to express an opinion about homosexuality, as if the First Amendment is alive and well in New Jersey.  Knox believes that homosexuality is a sin.  She posted her belief — not on an official school web site, but on her personal Facebook page.  The Union High School District is investigating Knox to determine if she violated school policies.

California schools scrambling to add lessons on LGBT Americans.  At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies — books on homosexual authors in the library and a principal who is openly gay.

Obama to Keynote Event of Gay Group That Promotes LGBT Curriculum in Elementary Schools.  President Barack Obama will speak on Saturday [10/1/2011] at the Human Right Campaign's (HRC) annual dinner in Washington, D.C. — the HRC is a pro-homosexual lobbying group that, among things, is promoting a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-inclusive curricula for children in elementary school.

Student Suspended for Saying Gay Is Wrong.  A Fort Worth high school student was sent to the principal's office earlier this week for telling another classmate he believes homosexuality is wrong.  Fourteen-year-old Dakota Ary spent most of the day Tuesday [9/20/2011] serving an in-school suspension.  It was punishment for discussion in his German class at Fort Worth's Western Hills High School.

Texas School Punishes Boy for Opposing Homosexuality.  An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal's office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong.  Holly Pope said she was "absolutely stunned" when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension.

Texas High School Suspends Student for Opposing Homosexuality.  [Scroll down]  The boy's family sought legal advice, and once an attorney from the Liberty Counsel entered the fray, the indefensible suspension was lifted and expunged.  By the sounds of things, young Dakota was the unwitting target of an instructor with a clear sexual-political agenda.

ACLU Bullying Schools Into Allowing Porn Access on Computers?  At different locales around the country, in places as diverse as Detroit, Mich., Lawrenceville, Ga., and Camdenton, Mo., the ACLU is sending letters and filing lawsuits seeking to disallow government school usage of certain Internet filters.  They claim their campaign is designed to end the blocking of "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender" activist group sites, but in reality it will allow school children to access to pornographic websites.

ACLU Wants to Force School District to Allow Access to LGBT Websites Via School Computers.  The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to force a school district in the Missouri Ozarks to remove blocking software from school computers that restricts student access to homosexual and transgendered Web sites, but the district says it can't comply, because to do so could expose grade-school and high-school students to pornography — in direct violation of federal law.

ACLU battles schools over gay websites.  A fierce legal battle on free speech and family values is brewing about Internet filters used by school administrators to block students' access to gay educational and advocacy websites.  Gay rights groups say school systems cannot impose blanket bans on gay-related informational and cultural websites on school computers, while values groups warn that the absence of the blocking filters could leave children exposed to sexually explicit material.

Teacher Opposed To Gay Marriage Could Be Fired.  A former "Teacher of the Year" in Mount Dora, Fla. has been suspended and could lose his job after he voiced his objection to gay marriage on his private Facebook page.

Our "Gay Pride" President.  [Scroll down]  This is no doubt what Prof. Robert Weissberg (University of Illinois-Urbana) had in mind in his warning to America:  "Make no mistake, this is not just telling youngsters to ignore 'odd' classmates, the traditional tolerance-based solution.  Rather, this is a drive to legitimize homosexuality, swathed in the rhetoric of tolerance, by portraying this sexual predilection as 'normal' at a time when youngsters barely grasp sexuality of any variety.  This quarrel is hardly an academic one:  confrontations are real, and, ironically as so often is the case, their tumultuousness undermines the very social tranquility tolerance instruction is supposed to bring."

From Crayons to Condoms.  Under the guise of "tolerance" and reducing "hate crimes," students are often indoctrinated with the idea that there is no difference between homosexuality and heterosexuality even though what is being taught may violate the personal or religious beliefs of many of the students and their families.  Homosexual, bi-sexual, and transgendered panels are often brought in to discuss their lifestyles.  However, heterosexuals are not usually a part of any discussion.

Moonbeam brings queer studies to California grade schools.  The latest addition to the California public school curriculum will not help our children learn how to write a complete sentence, locate their home state on a map or even run a mile.  Instead, it aspires to sensitize students, as early as kindergarten, to the travails of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.  The FAIR Education Act requires the inclusion of the contributions of "sexual minorities" in California public school history lessons and textbooks.  As this new law suggests, homosexual rights advocates have convinced many Americans that they are large in number but short on influence.  The opposite is true.

Taxpayer Money Will Help Homosexual Activists Establish 'Safe Spaces' in Public Schools.  A homosexual advocacy group is getting taxpayer money to increase the percentage of schools that set up "safe spaces" for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.  The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will receive $285,000 annually for five years to partner with 20 targeted school districts across the country to help keep LBGT students safe and healthy.

California Governor Signs Landmark Law to Teach Gay History.  Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a landmark bill adding lessons about gay history to social studies classes in California's public schools.

Education Secretary Advises School Districts on Homosexual Clubs for Students.  Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a "Dear Colleagues" letter on June 14 advising federally funded schools about establishing clubs on campuses, specifically Gay-Straight Alliance clubs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.  The letter was issued from the department's Office of Civil Rights for elementary and secondary schools and was sent to all school districts in the United States, according to Jo Ann Webb, spokesperson for the Department of Education (DOE).

Calif. School Permits Transgender Propagandist in Classroom.  A school in Oakland, California wants to change boys into girls and girls into boys, Fox News reports.  The latest fad in the classroom is "transgender" education, or teaching the idea that boys and girls really aren't that different, and anyone can identify himself any way he wishes.

The "Fairness Doctrine" Is Unconstitutional.  [Scroll down]  The largest union of educators, the National Education Association (NEA) openly embraces the homosexual movement, and the acceptance of homosexuality.  They even have a Gay and Lesbian Caucus (GLC).  They teach young people that opposition to such deviant behavior is wrong and "homophobic."  Much of what is taught in our schools and institutions of higher learning is pure filth.  But there is one thing that they will not allow, and that is the teaching of traditional Judeo-Christian principles.  Feminist and homosexual groups are welcomed on campus, but many Christian groups have had to go to court to be allowed the equal right of having their groups.  They are the only ones who are not welcome.

Tennessee May Ban Teaching of Homosexuality in Elementary School.  Last week, the Senate Education Committee of the State Senate of Tennessee passed a bill that forbids public school elementary and middle school teachers from "furnishing any materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality."

California set to teach gay history and rights in schools.  California is set to become the first US state to require the teaching of gay history and rights.  Children would take lessons on issues affecting gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, with schools granted discretion about what age to start the lessons.

Freedom to be Christian but banned from acting Christian.  Christians, Orthodox Jews or anyone with traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless they agree to violate their beliefs.  That's the gist of theamicus brief the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed Feb. 11 in a case in which a Christian student is challenging her dismissal from a graduate counseling program at Eastern Michigan University in 2009.

Paladino says kids shouldn't be 'brainwashed' into thinking homosexuality is OK.  GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino yesterday went well beyond his opposition to same-sex marriage, telling a Brooklyn Hasidic congregation that children should not be "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option.  It isn't."  He told about 50 worshippers at the K'hal Adas Kashau synagogue in Williamsburg that kids "would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family."

Carl Paladino Spoke the Truth.  For modern American liberals, there is no greater sin than to publicly express the view that there may be something wrong with homosexual activity and that children should not be taught to consider homosexual behavior morally equal to chastity and marriage.  No prominent politician who questions the wholesomeness of same-sex sex can escape a vicious beating by the liberal elite — because these beatings serve a strategic purpose.  They are designed to intimidate good people out of seeking political office and sticking up for the truth.  They are designed to uproot the laws and norms of our society from the immutable natural law that is the true foundation of our freedom.  They are designed to destroy truth and promote a lie.

'Gay lessons' in maths, geography and science.  Children are to be taught about homosexuality in maths, geography and science lessons as part of a Government-backed drive to "celebrate the gay community".  Lesson plans have been drawn up for pupils as young as four, in a scheme funded with a £35,000 grant from an education quango, the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

House Democrats Pass Bill to Grill School Children about Sexual Preference.  At the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing last Thursday [9/16/2010], Democrats passed a bill to require federal health officials to question anyone seeking services from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) community health centers or other programs about their sexual orientation and "gender identity."  Introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), H.R. 6109 requires HHS to obtain, retain and analyze sexual identity information from patients who seek healthcare, including children.

Queering Education.  The recent court rulings against students Jennifer Keeton in Georgia and Julea Ward in Michigan reveal the power amassed by the cabal of radicals in academia who have pushed the gay agenda into education.  In both cases, judges upheld the right of counseling departments at public universities to expel Christian students who refused to counsel homosexuals in a manner that affirmed their homosexuality.

School must oblige transgender 6th-grader.  The radical homosexual agenda is making itself known in Maine, where a human-rights group has ruled a school must accommodate the sexual preferences of a sixth-grader.

Augusta State University to student:  Accept homosexuality or leave school.  An Augusta State University counseling student has filed a lawsuit against her school claiming it violated her First Amendment rights when it told her to change her traditionalist Christian views on homosexuality or get out.

Court:  Student Can be Expelled for Christian Beliefs.  A federal judge ruled in favor of a public university who removed a Christian student over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong.  The decision, according to Julea Ward's attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality.  A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong.  Monday's [7/26/2010] ruling, according to Julea Ward's attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

U. of I. instructor fired over comments on homosexuality.  The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

Academic Freedom, for Some:  The Hounding of Dr. Howell.  Officials at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana have sparked controversy over their decision not to extend the hiring of Adjunct Professor Kenneth Howell, a highly rated instructor who has taught electives at the university since 2001 on the history and tenets of Catholicism.  Howell's apparent "offense" is that he accurately rendered those teachings in an e-mail distributed to students in one of his classes.

He wore a crown, he wore a tiara.  A pair of gay best friends were voted prom king and queen by such a wide margin at an upstate New York high school that the school didn't bother choosing runners-up.

Keep Your Students Home On "Day Of Silence".  Many public schools across the nation are planning to allow students affiliated with GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) to sponsor a "Day of Silence" on April 16.  Cooperating schools will allow students and teachers who support the homosexual agenda to remain silent during instructional time.  The AFA [American Family Association] is joining many other pro-family organizations around the country in calling for families to pull their students out of participating schools that day.  AFA president Tim Wildmon said, "No school should allow an organization like GLSEN to hijack classroom instructional time for political purposes.  This turns taxpayer-funded government schools into propaganda forums for promoting homosexuality and cross-dressing.  No right-thinking school officials should allow the educational environment to be prostituted in this way.

Day of Silence Still Sparks Protest.  The National Day of Silence encourages students to "take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools," according to the Day of Silence website. ... In Bedford, New Hampshire, high school students who observed the Day of Silence were given credit for fulfilling the "Democracy in Action" component of Real World Learning hours, a requirement for graduation.

The Cut-and-Paste Doctrines of the Left:  This semester, the gay activist group SoulForce will make its second visit in four years to the campus of the Christian university where I teach.  We are one of sixteen stops the group will make at campuses deemed to have policies which discriminate against gays.  Their annual tour is called the Equality Ride, an event which reflects the activists' desire for the gay rights movement to be the civil rights movement of our generation.

Maine Commission Moves to Ban Gender Specific Bathrooms, Sports Teams in Schools.  The Maine Human Rights Commissions taking heat over a proposal to ban schools from enforcing gender divisions in sports teams, school organizations, bathrooms and locker rooms, saying forcing a student into a particular room or group because of their biological gender amounts to discrimination.

Democrats Push HR 4530, a Radical Safe Schools Czar's Dream Come True.  On January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama promised to "begin again the work of remaking America."  He wasn't kidding. ... But you haven't seen anything yet.  The democrats in Congress are moving closer to passing the most radical anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-family bill through Congress that we have seen in decades.

H.R.4530:  Assault on Genuine Child Safety and Morality.  The purpose of this bill is not what is being stated, but is quite simply to mandate in public schools one acceptable viewpoint on the issue of homosexuality, using purported violence or harassment as the rationale, and the power of the feds as the hammer.  The goal is to silence those who may warn about or object to student expression of homosexuality or gender confusion.  Such warnings might literally save a child's life.

Kevin Jennings' twisted terminology:  Kevin Jennings is Safe School Czar not by some vetting breakdown.  He was an official in the Obama Campaign as its Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual fund-raising co-chair.  For twenty years until 2008, Jennings succeeded on a massive scale at pro-homosexual propagandizing of school children.  His adeptness and accomplishment at semantic deception are extraordinary.

Why Obama's Elementary Queering Must Be Stopped.  Kevin Jennings is not just your normal activist nominee.  He is a firm advocate of mandated affirmation of approval of homosexual actions by school children, and to this end, his involvement with the GLSEN's "Day of Silence" has moved them to go beyond that to demand "Queer Proms" in the local public schools, and to lobby for legislation in each state to change the definition of marriage to make it mean something it has never meant.  With Jennings' support, the GLSEN chapter in Connecticut has begun pushing not just for "tolerance" or "acceptance" of those who choose to engage in homosexuality in the public schools, but they have actually created an "activity" for the school systems which pushes "positive levels of attitude" such as mandated "admiration" and "nurturance."

Critics say Obama's 'Safe Schools' Czar is the Wrong Man for the Job.  [Kevin] Jennings was appointed to the position largely because of his longtime record of working to end bullying and discrimination in schools.  In 1990, as a teacher in Massachusetts, he founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which now has over 40 chapters at schools nationwide.  He has also published six books on gay rights and education, including one that describes his own experiences as a closeted gay student.

Fairy Tales Don't Come True.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled recently that parents had no right to know about a very graphic sex survey given out to elementary school students in California.  In fact, the court said that parents have no right to claim sole responsibility for their children's sex education. ... Schools often give information without parental notice about multiple access points to enter such behavior through "gay" community groups, homosexual school clubs, local health clinics, Internet chat rooms, and politically correct youth organizations and clubs.

Why Obama's Elementary Queering Must Be Stopped:  Obama sought to distract with his own, "Once, Twice, Three times a Muslim" act in Cairo, all the while praying that no one would notice that a protector of a child sodomist was being given access to children in our public schools.  Kevin Jennings is not just your normal activist nominee.  He is a firm advocate of mandated affirmation of approval of homosexual actions by school children, and to this end, his involvement with the GLSEN's "Day of Silence" has moved them to go beyond that to demand "Queer Proms" in the local public schools, and to lobby for legislation in each state to change the definition of marriage to make it mean something it has never meant.  With Jennings' support, the GLSEN chapter in Connecticut has begun pushing not just for "tolerance" or "acceptance" of those who choose to engage in homosexuality in the public schools, but they have actually created an "activity" for the school systems which pushes "positive levels of attitude" such as mandated "admiration" and "nurturance."

Gay Curriculum Proposal Riles Elementary School Parents.  A group of parents in a California school district say they are being bullied by school administrators into accepting a new curriculum that addresses bullying, respect and acceptance — and that includes compulsory lessons about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that will be taught to children as young as 5 years old.

ACLU demands schools allow access to gay Websites.  Students and parents are demanding Metro Nashville's public schools stop blocking access to Web sites about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.  They complained to the American Civil Liberties Union, which on Wednesday [4/15/2009] gave Metro and Knox County schools an April 29 deadline to announce plans to open access to the non-sexual sites.  A letter to the districts threatened lawsuits if they don't comply.

The Seventh Grade Is Invited to Teacher's Commitment Ceremony.  In Harlem a week ago, a 32-year-old math teacher handed out slips of paper inviting the entire seventh grade of Columbia Secondary School to his upcoming ceremony, where, the names on the invitation made clear, he'd be celebrating his commitment to another man.

The Editor says...
The article above appears in the New York Times, which reports the incident as something laudable.  No wonder the NY Times is going broke.  There just aren't that many people who concur with such a viewpoint.

Plans for gay high school scrapped.  Designers of a plan to create the city's first gay-friendly high school pulled the plug on a watered-down version of the plan Tuesday [11/18/2008] but vowed to resurrect the idea next year.

College sued over speech against gay marriage.  A college student has filed a lawsuit saying a public speaking professor berated him in class for making a speech opposing same-sex marriage.  In the federal court suit filed last week, student Jonathan Lopez said that midway through his speech, when he quoted a dictionary definition of marriage and recited a pair of Bible verses, professor John Matteson cut him off and would not allow him to finish.  He said Matteson also called him a "fascist bastard."  A student evaluation form included with the lawsuit lacks a score for Lopez's speech, and reads "ask God what your grade is."

Public Schools Change Young Evangelicals' Values.  Barack Obama's selection for secretary of education is his crony Arne Duncan, who most recently made news by recommending the creation of a Chicago Social Justice High School-Pride Campus, where half the students would be homosexuals and the other half straight.  Somehow that school was canceled just about the time that Obama announced Duncan's appointment.

Chicago Schools Administrator:  Homosexual High School is "Necessary".  A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is "necessary" for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told CNSNews.com Wednesday [12/10/2008].  Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district's high school counselors, said the "Social Justice High School — Pride Campus" is necessary because "the issue (of homosexuality) is out there."

Psychiatrist:  Gay Curricula Should Conform To Science.  The press for tolerance education for homosexuality in classrooms is driven by the desire to provide safe, learning-friendly environments for all students.  The program of education is based on the testimony of teachers that intimidation of children with same-sex attractions is rampant in schools, and prejudice against gay people is strong enough to keep teachers from "coming out."  However, a Philadelphia psychiatrist told The Bulletin that many of the conceptions that drive the push for curricula that endorse a homosexual lifestyle have no basis in scientific findings.

University Of Toledo Sued For Firing Christian Official.  The Thomas More Law Center, a public interest law firm that defends and promotes the religious freedom of Christians, filed a lawsuit yesterday [12/1/2008] against the University of Toledo for firing one of its officers for expressing an opinion against homosexuality.  Crystal Dixon, a high-ranking black official at the University of Toledo, was fired in May by the university because she wrote a newspaper commentary expressing her personal Christian views regarding homosexuality.

California Elementary School Parents Blindsided by Homosexual "Coming Out Day".  Parents of students attending an elementary school in Hayward, California, are in a frenzy after learning the school allegedly made no effort to inform them their children were to participate in today's homosexual "Coming Out Day" school event, reports the Pacific Justice Institute ... .

Yet another reason to pull your kids out of the public schools:
School Clams Up on 'Gay' Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners.  A California school system refuses to say what action, if any, it will take after it received complaints about a kindergarten teacher who encouraged her students to sign "pledge cards" in support of gays.  During a celebration of National Ally Week, Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.

What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts.  At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate same-sex "marriage" in early December, 2003.  It featured an array of speakers, including teachers at the school who announced that they would be "marrying" their same-sex partners and starting families either through adoption or artificial insemination.  Literature on same-sex marriage — how it is now a normal part of society — was handed out to the students.  Within months it was brought into the middle schools.

PETA Wants Proposed Homosexual High School to Have 'Vegan' Cafeteria.  In the name of "tolerance," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants a proposed Chicago public high school designed for homosexual and lesbian students to offer a vegetarian-only menu.

US Supreme Court turns down David Parker's appeal.  Validates state's right to teach homosexuality to young children over parents' objections!  Allows outrageous lower court rulings to stand.

Class surprises lesbian teacher on wedding day.  A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday [10/10/2008] to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher — putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage.

Obama High: No child left benign.  Elected officials in Chicago made international news last week by proposing to create a public high school for gay, lesbian and transgender students. ... Yet no American journalist covering the presidential race has queried the Chicago-based Sen. Barack Obama about this radical development in education reform:  a key issue to which the young senator has committed much of his public life and all of his executive experience.

California Bill Would Force Public Schools to Honor 'Gay Hero'.  A conservative group is warning parents about a bill under consideration in the California Legislature that requires public schools to have an official "Gay Day."  AB 2567 requires Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day, putting it on par with President's Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Update:
'Gay Day' Bill Vetoed in California.  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have designated May 22 as "Harvey Milk Day," named after the homosexual San Francisco supervisor who was murdered in 1978.  Conservative critics said the bill was tantamount to establishing a "Gay Day" in San Francisco schools.

Irmo principal to resign after gay club approved for school.  The principal of Irmo High School has opted to resign rather than share his campus with an organization for gay students.  Irmo High School Principal Eddie Walker confirmed to The Associated Press he is stepping down in the summer of 2009.

Toledo Blade Article Gets University Employee Fired.  [Scroll down]  You know, I have often wondered why the civil rights establishment has allowed homosexual extremists to co-opt the mantle of civil rights for their own twisted agenda.  [Crystal] Dixon is exactly right.  I can no more "decide" not to be white as she can "decide" not to be black. … But, it is possible to decide not to be gay.  It is something eminently under the control of the individual to change.  It is a behavior, not an unalterable fact.

College Suspends Administrator for Op-Ed on Homosexuals.  The University of Toledo has suspended with pay one of its administrators for writing a newspaper op-ed that questions whether homosexuality is a civil rights issue.  The school said the administrator was suspended precisely because her views on homosexuality do not comport with those of the university, a state institution.

'Day of silence' generates controversy.  The silent observation is meant to highlight the plight of gay students who feel they must hide their sexual orientation for fear of harassment, bullying and discrimination, according to those who are taking part.  Those opposed to the activity say it is really a veiled movement to promote a homosexual lifestyle in public schools.  A number of Oregon City High School students and some teachers took part, writing their thoughts rather than speaking. … The school announced the day of silence over the school intercom, but Wallace said no notification was given parents.

'Be Happy Not Gay' shirt gets OK.  A US federal court has granted permission for a teenager to wear a T-shirt with the slogan "Be Happy, Not Gay" during a Christian day of action on Monday held in response to a gay rights protest.  The high school in Neuqua Valley, Illinois, had banned student Alexander Neuxoll from wearing the T-shirt in class on Monday, when a Christian group is organising a "Day of Truth" to show its opposition to homosexuality.

High School Officials Assign Racist "Gay" Porn.  Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, had assigned the pornographic book "Angels in America:  A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" to students as required reading.  When a group of outraged parents found out, they filed a formal complaint.  Now the book has been changed to an "optional title," meaning kids may still select the book for peer study under the direction of a teacher.  The book is replete with profanity, overt racism through multiple uses of the N-word, an explicit description of a sex act involving Mother Theresa and some of the most graphic, vile and vivid depictions of homosexual anal sodomy every put in print.

"Gay" Sex Kills?  Can you imagine officials at a middle school, junior high or high school setting aside a day to promote "tolerance" for heavy smoking and drinking among children?  How about a day where teachers encourage kids to "embrace who they are," pick up that crack pipe and give it a stiff toke?  Neither can I.  The public would go ballistic, and for good reason.  But that hasn't stopped officials in thousands of schools across the country from promoting other politically correct and socially "in-vogue" behaviors that — both statistically and manifestly — are every bit as dangerous as the aforementioned frowned-upon behaviors.

Oklahoma lawmaker threatened with legal action for practicing free speech.  Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern has had to obtain legal representation in the wake of a barrage of tens of thousands of hate-filled emails and threatened lawsuits after she spoke publicly about the dangers of the radical homosexual agenda.  During a recent speech at a Republican club meeting, Sooner State Representative Sally Kern said she was concerned that the homosexual agenda would destroy the nation and that the threat the movement poses is as big a threat to the nation as terrorism.  She also told how young public school children are being indoctrinated into believing that the homosexual lifestyle is normal.

Librarian sues OSU to get his job back.  A former Ohio State University librarian accused of sexual harassment after recommending a conservative book for freshmen has filed a lawsuit against the university and some of its faculty.  Scott Savage, who said he resigned because of personal and professional attacks on his character, asks for his job back and for OSU to be forced to change its sexual-harassment policies.  OSU is "an aggressive proponent of the homosexual lifestyle by virtue of its practices and policies," Savage says in the lawsuit, filed in federal court because he says his civil rights were violated.

Children's Book About Same-Sex Penguin Couple Causes Flap in Virginia.  A children's book about two male penguins that hatch a chick together has been pulled from school library shelves in Loudoun County, Virginia.  Parents complained that the book has a gay agenda and have called for its removal.  But supporters say the book's removal is censorship.

The Editor says...
Yes, it's censorship.  So what?  Censorship has an important role in elementary schools.

Family of girl, 12, sues after 'Brokeback' shown in class.  A suit was filed on behalf of a 12-year-old girl who claims she suffered psychological distress when a teacher showed in class the gay-themed movie "Brokeback Mountain." … According to the suit, a substitute teacher introduced herself as Ms. Buford to Jessica's class at Ashburn Community Elementary School … She then said, "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," the suit claims.

'Gay' cowboy love scenes 'traumatize' schoolgirl, 12.  A 12-year-old girl who says she was traumatized when her teacher showed the film "Brokeback Mountain" featuring love scenes with homosexual cowboys is suing the Chicago Board of Education for $500,000.  "What happens in Ms. Buford's class stays in Ms. Buford's class," is what the substitute teacher told eighth-grade students at Ashburn Community Elementary School after showing the R-rated movie, according to a lawsuit filed Friday [5/11/2007] in Cook County Circuit Court.

One more reason to switch to home-schooling...
School challenge:  Transgender student is age 9.  For school officials in Haverford Township, the challenge was daunting:  What do you do when a 9-year-old student, with the full support of his parents, decides that he is no longer a boy and instead is a girl?

The Editor says...
The problem is "daunting" only because common sense and basic decency have been thrown out of the schools along with the Bible.

School disciplines students for using the term 'gay'.  The president of the Pacific Justice Institute says officials at a California public school are having their free-speech rights violated in the name of "tolerance" for homosexuals.  The school, he says, could soon find itself facing a lawsuit for telling elementary children they cannot use the word "gay" in a derogatory manner.

Outrage over San Diego school's involvement in 'gay pride' parade.  A San Diego, California, school district has rebuffed efforts by 12 Christian men and women to prevent minor children from being exposed to the city's 33rd annual homosexual pride parade.  This group, dubbed the "San Diego Twelve," is calling on the district school board to bar a K-8 charter school from once again marching its students under the school's banner in this summer's "San Diego LGBT Pride" parade.

Judge orders 'gay' agenda taught to Christian children.  A federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered the "gay" agenda taught to Christians who attend a public school in Massachusetts, finding that they need the teachings to be "engaged and productive citizens."  U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf yesterday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by David Parker, ordering that it is reasonable, indeed there is an obligation, for public schools to teach young children to accept and endorse homosexuality.

You're Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage — You Must be a Member of the Ku Klux Klan.  Without question, the comments comparing Justin [Boone] and his teammates to members of the KKK were rude, offensive, and thoroughly unprofessional.  Moreover, given the fact that Justin is an African-American, these comments were especially derogatory, inflammatory, and demeaning.  The teachers should be reprimanded and disciplined for their rank unprofessionalism.

Just Say No to these Pro Homosexual Materials at School.  Some tolerance lessons taught to our kids — learning respect and civility toward people of all races and ethnic backgrounds — are valuable.  And certainly, we need to stop the cruelty involved in bullying.  Unfortunately, many of the lessons in our schools have been corrupted by adding to these positive messages the poisonous myth that accepting homosexuality and "transgendered" behaviors is desirable, while objecting to them — even in a civil way — is "harassment," "discrimination" and even "bullying."

School prepares for transgender second grader.  The issue of being transgender usually pops up with students in high school.  Now a second grade Colorado boy wants to dress as a girl and be addressed with a girl's name.

The Editor says...
In the good old days, this kid and his parents would all be taken to the gates of the city and stoned.  Then their house would be burned down.  The next couple to consider converting their son to a daughter would then have a reason to reconsider.

Does Your School Promote Homosexuality?  The activities and policies listed in this article may sound nice, but in reality protect and promote homosexuality and sexual promiscuity, putting students directly in harm's way instead of cautioning them about risky behavior.  Is your school jumping on this foolish bandwagon?

Transfer denied for kids taught by transsexual.  Five parents who asked to transfer their children out of Batavia High School classes with a transsexual teacher have been denied, according to Batavia district Superintendent Richard Stutzman Jr.

Gender Terrorism:  The Transgendered Agenda Most Americans would be outraged at how rapidly revolutionary ideas about gender are invading our classrooms.  But discussions about cross-dressing, sex change surgery and even abolishing gender altogether are now part of the trendy "gay" agenda and are such are gaining widespread acceptance by teachers, the NEA, and school boards.

The California homosexual activists' assault on schoolchildren:  On May 11, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1437.  The bill demands "no teacher shall give instruction nor shall a school district sponsor any activity that reflects adversely upon persons because of their … gender … [or] sexual orientation." ... If a boy decides to come to school in a dress, teachers may not even request that he change clothes.

Parents' Suit Challenges Gay-Themed Book.  Two couples who say a suburban school district undermined their parental rights by giving out and reading storybooks with gay themes without telling them first have filed a federal lawsuit against school officials.  The couples claim the officials broke state law, violated their civil rights, and were trying to teach their children about a lifestyle they consider immoral.

Uninvited guests:  How hospitable should Christian campuses be to visitors who oppose their beliefs?

Pinch Me If I Am Paranoid.  A bill is close to passing in California that would make all government (public) schools mandate a "positive" portrayal of homosexuality in their textbooks and literature.  However, many of these same schools will not allow the mention of the word Christmas or Easter for fear that it will in some way "indoctrinate" the kids into Christianity.

Same Sex "Marriage", Homosexuality, and the Education of Children:  The legalization of same sex liaisons as "marriage" in the U.S would drastically alter the nature of what is taught to children in schools, community groups, camps, churches and in the media.  Currently, a high-pressure campaign by homosexual activists, supported by the National Education Association, is underway to promote acceptance of homosexuality among children, and a great deal of headway has already been made through the establishment of homosexual clubs, adoption of pro-homosexual school policies, the showcasing of homosexual literature, special occasion speakers, and so-called anti-bias programs.

Catholic League:  Homosexual High School Teacher Was Rightly Fired.  Jeff Crouse, a 45-year-old former seminarian, has been fired from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas after school officials learned he was trolling for same-sex dates on the Internet.

Homosexual Book for First-graders:  A North Carolina couple is outraged by a book their first-grade daughter brought home from the school library in which a prince finds his true love — in the form of another prince.

15 Good Reasons to Oppose 'Sexual Orientation' (Homosexuality) Codes in Schools

Falling Boulder:  Many American schools have sponsored pro-gay speakers, allowed pro-gay art displays, and sanctioned clubs called "Gay-Straight Alliances."  But Colorado's Boulder Valley School District is going a step further, advancing new curriculum standards that would require students to "demonstrate" their acceptance of homosexuality.

Gay Crime Syndicate?  The left's latest experiment with segregation has certainly started out with a bang.  This September, New York City opened the nation's first taxpayer-funded school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens — Harvey Milk High School — and a crime wave is already underway.

Is Harvey Milk High School really a good idea?  This is the new American myth.  Gone is the "rags to riches" ethic.  Now it's "woe is me.  Give me some special treatment."  In this country, it is now taken for granted that the principles by which our culture has traditionally functioned are no longer deemed appropriate.

California Tells Christian Club it Must Admit Non-Christians and Homosexuals.  A new Christian club at California State University–San Bernardino was recently denied official recognition by the university because it required its members to adhere to Biblical principles of morality.  Some of these principles, as explained by the student organizer, Ryan Sorba, include abstaining from premarital sex and homosexual relations.

School Sexual-Orientation Survey Not Approved.  Parents are angry and school leaders are promising action in response to a "Heterosexual Questionnaire," approved by two teachers, that asked students questions such as:  "If you have never slept with someone of your same gender, then how do you know you wouldn't prefer it?"  Hundreds of Port Washington High School students were told to submit written answers and discuss the survey.

Government Schools Promote Same-sex Marriage.  "Any parent who leaves his or her child in the hands of homosexual activists does not love that child.  They are declaring their indifference," said Robert H. Knight, director of Culture and Family Institute.  "It's a form of child abuse.  They're allowing their children to be seduced into immoral and dangerous sexual behavior."

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Colleges to avoid, part II.  Parents thinking of sending their children to Georgia Tech should visit the university website or stop by the campus to get a sense of how far the university has fallen in recent years.

Male, female, or other:  can I check all three?  On college campuses, psychotic is very trendy.  Next fall, my university will follow the lead of other schools by adding an 'other' category to the gender section of admissions forms so that "students will now be able to express exactly who they think they are."  In short, unfortunate delusions are to be treated as perfectly acceptable.

Comments on gays broadcast at school raise furor.  A teacher who condemned homosexuality as part of a broadcast at Miami Sunset Senior High has come under fire.

Under the radar:  Gay-rights groups are quietly but aggressively advancing their agenda.  While the news media focused on immigration last week, California Democrats focused on completing the transmutation of public-school social science curricula into a punctuated series of pro-homosexuality tracts.

Caution -- graphic descriptions throughout:
The Hetero-flexible Gene.  The recent New York Times article on the Cuddle Puddle at Stuyvesant High School unwittingly undermines the legal strategy of the Gay Rights movement.

Baptists:  Probe homosexuality in schools.  A resolution urging churches to investigate the level of homosexual advocacy in their local school districts will be presented to the Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee for possible consideration at the denomination's annual gathering [2005].

This article is soaked with liberal bias:
Christians Sue for Right Not to Tolerate Policies.  Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant.  Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality.  But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of their sexual orientation.

Forcing the "Trans-Gendered" Agenda on the kids.  What this whole story is about is a mentally ill old man who had his male parts cut off and is taking hormones to stop his body hair from growing.  Not to make light of any type of mental illness, but wanting to have your parts cut off by its very nature means you need to have your head examined.

"King And King" Promotes Perversion.  America's parents need to realize that homosexual activists are very serious about taking over our schools and brainwashing our children.  They want to indoctrinate our kids with the lie that homosexuality is normal and healthy, and that anyone (including their parents) who believes differently is a homophobic bigot.  If you want to get scared into action, check out the website of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.  They conduct seminars promoting the teaching of homosexuality to children as young as kindergarten age.

Gay Seminar Upsets Parents.  Parents of a student who attended a taxpayer-funded summer educational institute are upset that the program included, without their prior knowledge, a seminar that promoted homosexuality.

The Editor asks...
Why is it necessary (and how is it possible) to promote homosexuality if, as they claim, "you're born that way"?

Court says high school can enforce dress code against anti-gay T-shirt.  The ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed only the narrow issue of whether the dress code should be unenforced pending the outcome of the student's lawsuit.  A majority of judges said, however, that Tyler Chase Harper was unlikely to prevail on claims that the Poway Unified School District violated his First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and religion for keeping him out of class when he wore a shirt with the message "homosexuality is shameful."

[You can bet that the ruling would have been different if the message on the T-shirt had been different.]

Same story:
Public schools can ban anti-minority messages.  Public schools can prohibit students from displaying messages that attack gays or other persecuted minorities, a divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday [4/20/2006] in the case of a Southern California youth whose T-shirt proclaimed that "homosexuality is shameful."

The homosexual agenda.  Homosexual activists have set a well planned and well financed agenda that started in the 1960s and now includes not only tolerance of their lethal lifestyle but acceptance with privileges as a special class, as a minority group.  The key target is our youth.

ACLU Seeks Mandatory Homosexual Sensitivity Training.  The American Civil Liberties Union is suing school districts in California and Kentucky in an attempt to force them to conduct mandatory homosexual appreciation sessions for students and staff.

 Editor's note:   The notion of "mandatory homosexual appreciation sessions" is quite a large step in the downward spiral of our traditional culture.  Students may be encouraged to appreciate certain things, but when have they ever been required to appreciate anything?  Look up the word "appreciation" in the dictionary, and in its definition you'll see words like gratitude, admiration, favorable judgment, etc.  These students are now being told that tolerance is not enough — approval of homosexuality is now mandatory.

Public Libraries, The Left, and the Corruption of Children.  At the Upper Arlington Public library, near Columbus, the public library is embroiled in controversy for having allowed two explicit homosexual publications to sit in the foyer.  The foyer serves as a gathering place for elementary school children before school.

Temple University Faces Suit After Trying to Have Christian Student Committed.  Back in 1999 Temple University sponsored the controversial and blasphemous play Corpus Christi, in which Christ is portrayed as a homosexual.  Michael Marcavage, then a Christian student at the Philadelphia school, complained to administrators.  Temple officials eventually tried to have Marcavage committed to a mental institution because of his opposition to the play.

Not only must you tolerate perversion, you must do so quietly.
WPU Censures Student-Employee for Expressing Biblical Beliefs Against Homosexuality.  A 63-year-old campus technician and student at a New Jersey university who sent a private e-mail describing lesbianism and homosexuality as "perversions" has been formally reprimanded by the school for violating its non-discrimination policy.

An Investigation of the Biblical Evidence Against Homosexuality.  Certain school systems today actively teach youngsters the idea that we must embrace every concept that society popularizes, else we will be unloving and intolerant.  Thus, many children are quietly convinced from a very young age that if they do not give everyone "complete and total acceptance," then they are bigoted and mean spirited.

On the use and abuse of labels:  The homosexual lobby [has] succeeded in getting some public schools to use the terms "harassment" and "bullying" as thinly disguised weapons to suppress the free speech of those who don't subscribe to their view that the state and society should affirmatively validate the homosexual lifestyle.  Students who simply utter opinions contrary to the prescribed dogma are stigmatized as harassers or bullies, when they engage in no harassment or bullying whatsoever.

UConn Students Divided Over How To Greet Scalia.  A same-sex kissing booth is not exactly what you'd expect to greet a U.S. Supreme Court justice visiting Hartford next week.  But for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, known for his conservative rulings, strongly worded opinions and a recent hand-to-chin gesture that caused a stir outside church, it might not be that farfetched.

Gay Rights Activists Arrested at Liberty.  More than 20 gay rights activists were arrested on trespassing charges Friday [3/10/2006] when they stepped onto the campus of Liberty University, the school founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell.

Judge Halts Pro-Homosexual Sex-Ed Class.  A group of parents took their opposition to the sex-ed courses to court last week, arguing that they depicted homosexuality as a natural and morally correct lifestyle and did not offer any contrary opinion.

S*x for Dummies:  The strangest aspect of the Montgomery curriculum is the insistence that students should ponder their gender identity.  In plain English, this means boys should examine whether they really want to be boys, and girls should wonder if they should be girls.  This is a current obsession in the world of sex ed, apparently inserted here to accommodate transvestites and transsexuals.

Homosexual Activists' Conference Angers Conservatives Conservative, pro-family organizations are blasting a homosexual activist group for continuing its campaign to "indoctrinate children in the nation's public schools by convincing kids that homosexuality is a normal and healthy lifestyle."

Young Activist Claims School Censored Protest Against Homosexual Event.  Members of a high school conservative group in California are saying their First Amendment rights were violated when they tried to protest an upcoming pro-homosexual "Day of Silence" event.

High School's Rainbow "Diversity" Flag Doesn't Fly With Some Parents.  A rainbow-colored homosexual pride flag has created a stir in a Michigan high school.  Members of the Howell High School Diversity Club recently hung the flag to promote different types of sexual orientation within the homosexual community.

Mom Wants Pro-Homosexual Poster Out of Arizona Elementary School.  At issue is a wall poster at Washington Elementary School in Winslow [Arizona] that includes information about the school's female art teacher and features a rainbow flag symbolizing homosexual pride.  The poster urges acceptance of all people, regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Are SpongeBob's Pants Really Square?  Should the public school system be used to encourage sexual attitudes in children, especially attitudes to which their parents might object?

"Tolerant" Homosexuals are Intolerant of "Ex-Gays".  Following a "Gay Pride Week" observance, a Virginia school system rejected the idea of allowing ex-homosexuals to address its student body.  Bob Knight of the Culture and Family Institute says "ex-gays" seem to have no standing at all.

Attorney Claims Lesbian Teachers Using Schools to Push Homosexual Lifestyle.  Recently a group of lesbian teachers in the Scotts Valley Unified School District (Santa Cruz County) started hanging pro-homosexual posters in their classrooms, discussing homosexuality in their classrooms, and providing referrals to homosexual and bisexual organizations to students questioning their sexuality.  Numerous parents have complained to school officials, who said they would investigate matters. However, no administrative correction has been initiated in response to the complaints.

Suspension of Student Spawns Lawsuit Against San Diego School District.  Promotion of homosexuality is OK, but expression of faith is silenced.

In Defending Marriage — Take the Offensive!  For more than 40 years, the homosexual activist movement has sought to implement a master plan that has had as its centerpiece the utter destruction of the family.  The institution of marriage, along with an often weakened and impotent Church, is all that stands in the way of its achievement of every coveted aspiration.  Those goals include universal acceptance of the gay lifestyle, discrediting of Scriptures that condemn homosexuality, muzzling of the clergy and Christian media, granting of special privileges and rights in the law, overturning laws prohibiting pedophilia, indoctrinating children and future generations through public education, and securing all the legal benefits of marriage for any two or more people who claim to have homosexual tendencies.  These objectives that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago have largely been achieved or are now within reach.

Hiding truth from schoolchildren.  The boy featured in an 'educational' video about gay issues is no longer gay.  But that little detail is being repressed.

Homosexual Agenda in Public Schools Marches Forward.  GLSEN has achieved stunning progress over the past six years in our public schools by shifting the debate away from parent authority to sexual orientation, student safety, equal access, and anti-discrimination.

Homosexual Teacher Tells Class:  "I'm Married".  A middle-school teacher discusses his gay "marriage" in front of students.  In response to a few negative comments, he equated his "marriage" to historical topics ranging from suffrage and bigotry to the Magna Carta.

Stealth Agenda Trumps Academic Success in Schools:  Gov. Gray Davis and Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin preoccupy themselves with the sexual orientation of students.  Using the themes of "safe schools" and "tolerance," they have implemented policies that have paved the way for the normalization of homosexuality in the state's schools.

"Sexual Orientation" Codes are Harmful to Schools:  "'Sexual orientation' school codes are invariably used to advance one-sided, pro-'gay' programs and classroom teachings," said Peter LaBarbera, senior policy analyst at the Culture and Family Institute.  "This bias violates parents' rights and the beliefs of the majority of students who oppose homosexuality."

The Legal Liability Associated with Homosexuality Education in Public Schools:  An assessment of the risks and liabilities associated with policies and programs that normalize homosexual behavior in public schools.

British schools 'will have to promote gay rights'.  New gay rights laws will force schools to teach homosexual equality, one of the country's most respected judges warned yesterday [1/8/2007].  Teachers who tell pupils homosexual sex is wrong will be guilty of breaking the law, former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay of Clashfern said.

Parents face court action for removing children from gay history lessons.  Parents face possible court action for withdrawing their children from lessons on gay and lesbian history.  More than 30 pupils were pulled out of a week of teaching at a primary school which included books about homosexual partnerships.

Male teacher returns to school as a woman.  For 20 years, Nicholas Kintz has taught math at West Linn High School.  When students return to the classroom this fall, the longtime teacher says they'll be introduced to Nicole Kintz.



California's SB 1437

Bill Would Force Schools to Support Homosexuality.  Gender-neutral bathrooms in public schools?  Girls running for prom king?  Those are just a few of the possibilities which could result if the California Legislature passes SB 1437 which would force schools to adopt an exclusively pro-homosexual message.

California Assembly Passes SB 1437.  A bill which prohibits any California textbook from "portraying homosexuals negatively" been passed by the California Assembly and sent to the state Senate for a concurrence vote.

Tell California Officials to Oppose Pro-Gay Bill.  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did say last month that he would veto SB 1437 if it reaches his desk — but there is no guarantee he will follow through on that statement.  That's why it's imperative he and Assembly members hear en masse from Californians and others about why SB 1437 is a bad bill.

Gay Bill Battle Continues.  SB 1437 would ban teachers, textbooks, instructional materials or school activities from reflecting "adversely" upon people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. … The measure initially was wider in scope, seeking changes in social science curriculum to recognize the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.



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