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COL Reports: Students All Set to Learn about 'Gay History' in California Schools Comments

In January a new law takes effect in California that will affect what kids are taught in school about those who self identify as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people.They will now be treated in the same way as members of racial or religious minorities. The law is known as the California Fair Education Act and mandates that school districts and schools are to individually decide how this subject should be approached. Continue Reading

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  1. Bulbajer
    3 years ago

    I have mixed feelings about this. In many ways, the opponents of the bill are right: sexual orientation isn't exactly like race or religion. Treating it as such may only make things worse. If someone is confused about their sexual orientation, that's not "ok", whether you think homosexuality is sinful or not. That person is psychologically troubled, to put it bluntly. The right thing to do would be to stand by the person and help them discover their true feelings, not wave cheerily to them when you pass them in the hallways, ignoring their pain and confusion and fear.

  2. Inis Magrath
    3 years ago

    There is no rational reason why high school students should be "protected" from the following true history:

    It was World War II. The Nazi German submarines were sinking Allied ships left and right. It was terrible. The Nazis were communicating with their U-boat submarines using a secret message encryption device called "enigma". We couldn't crack the code. We were losing the war at sea.

    Then, a brilliant English mathematician figured out a key to cracking the enigma code. We were able to listen in on U-boat communications, learned where the submarines were, and sank them! It was a turning point in the war. We could not have mounted the Allied invasion at Normandy if the U-boats were sinking the Allied armada. Many say that if it weren't for that mathematician, we might have lost the war.

    His name was Alan Turing. After the war, because he was gay, he was charged with gross indecency for "homosexual acts" which were illegal in the United Kingdom at that time. The alleged acts occurred in Turing’s private home between consenting adults.

    Turing was given a choice between imprisonment or probation conditioned on his agreement to undergo hormonal treatment designed to reduce libido, which today we call chemical castration. He accepted the chemical treatments rather than go to prison. The British government revoked his security clearance and he lost his job. He died two years later, a broken man.

    Today, Alan Turing is revered as one of the founders of the field of computer science. The Association for Computing Machinery has named its highest award the, “Turing Award” which is given annually to a person for technical contributions to the computing community. It is widely considered to be the computing world's highest honor.

    On September 10th, 2009, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown formally apologized and described Turing's treatment as "appalling". He said, "On behalf of the British government, and all those who live freely thanks to Alan's work I am very proud to say: we're sorry, you deserved so much better."

  3. Edward
    3 years ago

    Our K-12 schools continue to decay in every way (performance testing, morally). The kids should be getting a world class education, as we have the highest expenditures per student in the world. Yet money can't always buy quality...............we now rank 37th globally in terms of performance. Unions and entitlement driven teachers supported by corrupt politicians guarantees the cycle of failure will continue.

    Prioritizing gays over God is really a despicable act. The socialist state of California will continue to decay and smart people plus jobs will go elsewhere. These people who ignore history understand nothing about empires lost.

    This current system will collapse under the weight of it's corrupt disregard for God. Failure is their eventual punishment................and it will provide a nice empiracle model for all future attempts at a socialized state. Western Europe is racing down this path to doom as in financial ruin, they are starting to embrace change. But if they do so without God in the mix, they will fail in the end.

  4. Susan
    3 years ago

    Sex Ed was designed to be put into the public schools by Cultural Marxists to corrupt the minds of children and focus during the latency period on ideas that destroy their sexual identity formation. Anyone who proposes to talk about the mechanics of sex in group settings is removing morality and mystery and awe from the act and reducing it to a mere animal act. It is the intent of Marxists to destroy Christian morality which will destroy the natural family.

    No Truth is in their "facts". It is all a bunch of lies. Gay gene--everything. It creates cognitive dissonance--destroys logic and reason in young children. It destroys their foundational knowledge of human nature and focuses on sex organs and destroys morality and the idea of God the Designer. It actually promotes teasing and revulsion of the opposite sex--immature kids will also act in immature ways when it is impossible because of life experiences to grasp and understand the subject. (What's Wrong with Sex Education" by Melvin Anchell, M.D.)

    This worldview is atheist/pagan/occultist and was the worldview of many pagan countries--Ancient Greece and now in the Middle East. Pederasty is always a major part of homosexuality and homosexuals realize that it is learned and you have to corrupt a child's "values" of Right and Wrong at a young age for them to adopt the behavior. They want to normalize the behavior in all young boys like it is in the Middle East. Check out the boys in Afghanistan. It is truly evil and the Catholic Church has to expose the evil of pederasty in Islam and that homosexual teachings which is an immature response (and hatred of) women.

  5. Br. Paul
    3 years ago

    We live in a day and age where equality outweighs morality and tolerance has devolved into acceptance of immorality. Without absolute truths of what is right and wrong the most heinous acts have been committed. We see this quite clearly through the holocaust. Although gay rights activists preach tolerance and equality, when society begins to accept these as absolute truths, the backlash will be to oppress those who reject their views. Unfortunately, this means the Church will be persecuted. To what extent this may occur is yet to be seen. However, Take heart in the words of our Savior, "If they hate you, remember that they hated me first."

  6. mamamad
    3 years ago

    As a family living in California with 4 young children, we pulled our kids from public school two years ago knowing this law was in the works. It's a HUGE financial hardship but the best thing we've ever done! We had always talked about having them in Catholic school but it seemed so out of reach. When we heard about this law we knew we had to do something. I sure wish the state offered some sort of tuition assistance can be frustrating knowing that only the wealthier/more financially stable families can more easily opt out of the public school fiasco especially since a fair percentage of the kids/families aren't even Catholic. That's a whole other topic though! God bless our Catholic teachers.

  7. Bob
    3 years ago

    We love the sinner but hate the sin and that is a confusing message since we tend to believe we are defined by our actions. Are we capable of accepting homosexuals without limiting their lifestyle to celibacy? And more importantly, should we? I am not sure the "progressive" thinkers in California have ever really considered what homosexual activity entails. For me, it seems to be an exercise in futility with a very short physical release and a long-term feeling of guilt and frustation. To say what homosexuals "do" is normal is as absurd as saying an unborn child is not a human being. California wants to do what the Supreme Court did and that is to disregard reality for the sake of tolerating bad behavior.

  8. Richard Fultz
    3 years ago

    I think our nation, our society and sometimes the church itself is calling down Gods judgement. I believe God will not let this go on forever. If I may be so bold as to ask God to use California as a sign to all I ask Him to chastise them to wake the rest up. But I know we have a merciful God. So we believers need to do the waking and start praying.

  9. Per
    3 years ago

    Above a certain age children should be made aware of homosexuality. I wouldn't mind schools informing our children, if they informed that homosexuality is not an identity, it is a behaviour, and that 99% of this behavior is elective i.e. by choice. And further, that it is a stupid choice. I could live with that.
    But instead, our children are to be indoctrinated with the "OK to be gay" claptrap that these unfortunate people use to normalize, advertize and proselytize their elective misfortune so as to recruit new members, especially those most lusted after i.e. young people .
    It's not OK to be gay. The verb "be" is wrong. Gay is something people do. It's the dumbest thing a young person can choose to do. Young people need to be told that, by people they respect. Last I checked, it was still legal for parents to inform their children along those lines.
    Looks like we'll just have to tell them ourselves. We may not have the politically correct liberal establishment on our sides ... but we do have the Holy Spirit.

  10. Chuk's
    3 years ago

    This world is coming to an end.Teaching children that sex is a matter of choice.This satanic agents,the damned in high places,your days are numbered.Am hapy bcos the gates of hell shal not prevail against the church of Gd.The head of the serpent and its agents shal be crushed

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