As we’ve found out time and again, so-called conservative, pro-life politicians are sometimes wrongly persuaded that homosexuality is a worthy lifestyle and cause.
Homosexuality is a fact for about six to ten percent of our population. Is it worthy? It is a fact. Is it a lifestyle? There is no single homosexual lifestyle. Just like heterosexuals, some homosexuals are in monogamous relationships (including some who stray). Just like heterosexuals, some homosexuals spend time at bars and clubs and have multiple sexual partners. Just heterosexuals, some homosexuals are more like hermits with an asexual existence. Despite all the stereotypes, there is no one lifestyle for any group.
As a cause, the goal is equality. That should be seen as worthy for any group, particularly for a minority.
This amounts to promotion of these lifestyle’s to kids brought into schools in the Trojan Horse of anti-bullying programs.
Again, the premise if flawed. There is no single homosexual lifestyle. Further, despite the implication by Ms. Harvey, homosexuality is not being promoted. The science show that is clear that individuals do not choose to be homosexual or heterosexual. The idea of anti-bullying programs is exactly what it claims to be.
We already have these programs in many schools, but federal involvement adds a troubling new dimension.
People for the American Way documented the nature of "federal involvement" back in July. What is troubling is bullying. See my last posting on sexual harassment for part of why this is a problem.
If these amendments pass, they do nothing to protect kids that isn’t already available at the local level.
Again, based on the latest data, the local programs are not enough. LGBTQ students committing suicide makes it obvious that Ms. Harvey is wrong.
The only thing they will do is threaten local school districts with a cutoff of federal funds if the schools aren’t turned into indoctrination camps where conservative viewpoints are systematically silenced all to fulfill the fondest wishes of those who want traditional morality to disappear.
No. That is not what anti-bullying programs are about. Quoting from the PFAW article
Indoctrination is an absurd concept. As discussed above, homosexuality is not contagious. No one wants to get rid of morality, just to extend it so that all students are protected.
Special rights for homosexual behavior are not needed.
The goal is equality. Not special rights, human rights.
This makes me very sad for every child in our schools who will be subjected to this deception.
The only deception is the set of lies being told by Ms. Harvey.
There is a very well-traveled path out of homosexuality that every child deserves to hear about.
This "well-traveled path" is one that many gays and lesbians would gladly take if they could. The harassment and bullying that is engendered by those who are protecting their "traditional morality" is not something anyone would choose. But, again, the fact is that sexual orientation is not something that one chooses. But, guess what? Every child does hear about heterosexuality; it is what most people are and talk about all the time.
But no, this will become like California in every state, a bigoted mandate to force everyone to accept and approve of homosexuality.
Accept, yes. Everyone deserves to be accepted. Approval is nice, but not necessary. To understand how far off base Ms. Harvey is in regard to California, please see my post on SB-48.
Please call our Ohio senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, tell them in that in the upcoming, big education bill, we don’t want the federal government using bullying prevention as a tool to force approval of homosexuality and gender bending on children, teachers and families.
No, Ms. Harvey. You can withhold approval. The proposed legislation is about accepting every student and preventing any bullying. No one will go in straight and come out lesbian or gay. No one will go in sure of their gender and come out questioning. Those are fear tactics that are effectively lies. To put this in terms of Ms. Harvey's Christian "Mission America", Ms. Harvey is bearing false witness. Shame.
Thanks to Joe My God for the heads up.