“Mommy, what does ‘gay’ mean?”: SB48 will change California elementary school curriculum

Posted By Admin September 13th, 2011 in Editors Pick : 36 COMMENTS

Seth Gruber
Staff Writer 

California Govenor Jerry Brown signed into law the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, on July 14th of this summer, which amends California’s Education Code to ensure that schools are educating and instructing children about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This bill will require public schools in the state of California to add lessons in order to teach about gay history and the contributions of the LGBT. Although passed, the bill will not begin to take effect until January 2012 and California State textbooks will most likely not be updated until 2015.

Author of SB48 and open homosexual, Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is cited by Fox News to have said that teaching gay history in public schools will teach students to be more accepting of gays and lesbians. The bill says that since children are studying the historical contributions of a whole plethora of ethnic groups, it is only fair that children also learn the historical contributions of the LGBT community in social studies and history classes. California Family Council (CFC) says, “In other words, history in California schools would equate sexual identity with ethnicity.” SB48 puts no age limit on the bill, enabling these lessons to be taught as early as kindergarten and all the way through college.

The bill seeks to be fair, seeing as FAIR is its name, by educating children on a group of people that has been left out of textbooks, but perhaps there are good reasons why. It should first be noted that unlike sex education in a biology class or a similar science class, where parents can opt out of the public school’s teaching, SB48 makes it so that the education of LGBT’s contributions is taught from a historical standpoint (California History, American History) so that parents have no choice in their children’s exposure nor will be notified when the topic is taught. This seems far from “fair.”

Although one of the goals of the Fair Education Act is to teach students to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, the repercussions go beyond merely accepting the LGBT community. As Christians, we certainly accept and love them, but we don’t accept the practice of living out a homosexual or bisexual lifestyle just as we don’t accept our Christian brothers and sisters living out an alcoholic lifestyle or a sexually immoral lifestyle. The biggest repercussion of SB48 is that it will begin to indoctrinate children to a belief that is biblically wrong and is in no way endorsed by scripture. This bill will portray homosexuals’ sexual activity as normal and acceptable, “without the mention of any negative health or moral concerns shared by medical experts, religious leaders, and parents” (CFC). If children are taught this every year in history and social studies classes from as early as kindergarten, they will not only accept the practices of the LGBT community, but have no problem with any possible future homosexual desires that they experience.

Abraham Lincoln is attributed as saying that “the philosophy in the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” This bill represents another worldly step away from God and towards the things of this world (1 John 2:15).

Let us stay in prayer for our nation and nation’s leaders and that many will come to the knowledge of the Holy One (Proverbs 9:10), as well as for all children in public schools and for their hearts as they are exposed to such counter-biblical morals.


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