California Dept. of Education deceiving parents
State schools chief tries to diminish SB 48 effect to keep children enrolled
In an apparent attempt to keep children enrolled for the purpose of sexual indoctrination and Average Daily Attendance funding, the California Department of Education is deceiving parents about the mandate of SB 48, which requires, through supplement instructional materials right now, and new textbooks in three years, that children admire "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans."
On its website, the CDE refuses to use the word "shall," which is the operative command in SB 48. The bill amended Education Code, Section 51204.5, which, in part, currently reads: "Instruction in social sciences shall include...a study of the role and contributions of...lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans...to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society."
Yet what does the CDE say about the SB 48 "shall" mandate?
1. CDE SAYS: The bill added language to Education Code Section 51204.5, which prescribes the inclusion of the contributions of various groups in the history of California and the United States.
OUR ANALYSIS: The word "prescribe" is widely understood to be a recommendation, like a doctor's prescription. While the word can also mean "dictate" or "ordain" as a "rule of law", using "prescribe" instead of "require" is deceptive to many readers. And to not highlight that the main emphasis of SB 48 is the positive promotion of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality is serpentine and misleading.
2. CDE SAYS: The legislation also added some requirements with regard to instructional materials. Education Code Section 51501 outlines prohibitions on material included in textbooks or other instructional materials. This section already included prohibitions on matter "reflecting adversely upon persons because of their race, sex, color, creed, handicap, national origin, or ancestry"; this bill added "sexual orientation" to the list. Education Code Section 60044 includes a similar prohibition; the language was added there as well, along with a prohibition on materials that contain materials that reflect adversely on persons on the basis of their occupation.
OUR ANALYSIS: How lightly and vaguely the new homosexual-bisexual-transsexual indoctrination is described! Writing that SB 48 "added some requirements...this bill added 'sexual orientation' to the list" is an attempt to hide the promotion of homosexuality and bisexuality within an acceptable list of immutable or unchangeable characteristics. And the CDE forgets to inform parents that the Legislature's definition of the word "sex" includes transsexuality, cross-dressing, and "sex change" procedures/operations. Education Code, Section 210.7, which was redefined by SB 777 in 2007: "Gender" means sex, and includes a person's gender identity and gender expression. "Gender expression" means a person's gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
3. CDE SAYS: Instruction in history–social science should include the contributions of those groups listed above in Education Code Section 51204.5, but it is up to local districts to determine how the instructional content is included. That section applies to the course of study in grades one through twelve, but again it falls to the teacher and the local school and district administration to determine how the content is covered and at which grade level(s).
OUR ANALYSIS: Again, the CDE refuses to use the command word "shall" from SB 48, and instead uses the weaker admonition of "should." Then, CDE attempts to pacify worried parents by implying this is a local school district decision, perhaps even up to individual teachers. Don't be deceived -- SB 48 is mandatory for every teacher and student at every public K-12 school in California, with no parental opt-in or opt-out.
The bottom line? You can't trust the California Department of Education to protect children or parents from SB 48 or the other sexual indoctrination laws on the books.
Who heads up the California Department of Education? His name is Tom Torlakson and his is the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Torlakson, a Democrat, has voted in favor of every homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda bill that came before him during his dozen years in the State Legislature. Torlakson was and is an avid proponent of promoting these lifestyles to children. Even though his own brother's homosexual behavior resulted in death from AIDS, Torlakson wrongly reacted to this by making it his goal to indoctrinate children to support homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality and to regard these unnatural, unhealthy behaviors as good and natural:
Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, told the committee his deceased younger brother was gay. "It wasn't the textbooks. It wasn't his upbringing. It wasn't his choice," Torlakson said. "My belief is it's biological destiny." Adopting Kuehl's proposed change to state curriculum means "we're reflecting our history. We're reflecting reality," Torlakson said.
San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2006
Torlakson and others who think like him need to see our "Not Born This Way" page
See how SaveCalifornia.com is leading to alert parents
Sounding the alarm in CNSNews.com and NewsMax.com coverage
California Public School Kids Now Required to Study Contributions of LGBT Americans
CNSNews.com, January 4, 2012
On Jan. 1, the California Department of Education started implementing a new law that requires all children in the state's public schools to study the "role and contributions" of "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans" to the “development of California and the United States of America."
This law, according to the pro-family group SaveCalifornia.com, will require the schools to promote "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans as role models" and mandate that "children as young as kindergarten must be taught to admire persons who engage in homosexuality." More
Values Group Outraged About Calif. Gay Curriculum
NewsMax.com, Jan. 5, 2012
A California group that promotes traditional values is outraged that public schools there now are required to teach students about the social contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people.
“The only clear solution is to rescue your children from the immoral, imploding, dysfunctional state school establishment,” said Randy Thomasson, president of the nonprofit SaveCalifornia.com, according to CNSNews.com.
Thomasson was voicing alarm about the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, which went into effect Jan. 1. More
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ACTION STEPS: Concerned Californians, please realize that SB 48 is only 1 of 8 sexual indoctrination laws on the books. And there are 9 other bad influences guaranteed children in government schools.
Rescue your children, your grandchildren, and children in your community
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Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, "Surely we did not know this,"
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
Proverbs 24:11-12 NKJV