Wednesday, March 05, 2008
California Students' Civil Rights Act (SB 777) stirs up controversy
Cal Thomas has a somewhat strident commentary “’Coming out’ in K-12” on o p A15 pf the Wednesday March 5, 2006 Washington Times, link here.
He talks about the California Student Civil Rights Act SB 777, which he believes overrides the rights of parents by, shall we say, imposing “secular” gender values on public school students. Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (“no more movies”) signed it last September.
A rather complete link about the law is to be found here.
A group called “Exodus Mandate” (like) has been pretty vocal, distributing literature claiming that the law mandates “that public school children be indoctrinated to accept as normal the homosexual lifestyle and other forms of sexual deviancy.” And a site called “California Exodus” heads with “why Christians must rescue their children from California’s public schools,” here. Here, one can see what they are playing on. Parents, especially those for whom the socialization of blood family is an emotional priority (the “soap opera” syndrome), perceive the “outcomes” of their children as an intrinsic part of their marital experience.
I contributed an essay on student education about sexual orientation
to the "Opposing Viewpoints Series"; my discussion is here.
I wrote about this issue for the Maryland schools Feb. 4 2008 on this blog.