Charlie Butts and Jody Brown - OneNewsNow - 5/11/2009 7:00:00 AMCalif. school day would honor homosexual pioneer
The California State Senate is poised to vote on a bill making an official "homosexual day" in every public school.
It would be called "Harvey Milk Day" in honor of the openly homosexual San Francisco Board of Supervisors member who was shot and killed in 1978 along with the city's mayor, George Moscone. S.B. 572, which was approved 7-to-2 out of committee last week, says observances conducted on May 22 should recognize Milk's "accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state" -- and that "all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe...and...conduct suitable commemorative exercises."
Randy Thomasson of SaveCalifornia.com says the legislation designates just another day to indoctrinate children in the tenets of homosexuality. "That's why we've called California parents to get their kids out of the government schools and into the sanctuary of homeschooling or a good church-schooling instead," he shares.
According to Thomasson, parental permission for children to participate in any related activities would not be required under S.B. 572, effectively trampling on parents' rights. He also contends the measure would "encourage public schools to positively portray to children any and all facets of homosexuality, bisexuality, and trans-sexuality -- and anything else that's 'in the closet.'"
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Harvey Milk was assassinated after only 11 months as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. OneNewsNow asked Thomasson if the New York native did anything of significance while in public office.
"No. He was in office a short time and he used it to basically hold meetings and do homosexual pride parades and do activist work on behalf of the homosexual agenda," Thomasson explains. "Harvey Milk thought organized religion was dangerous. He thought doors of sexual experimentation must be opened."
In addition, he supported homosexual "marriage," adds the California family advocate.
That legacy, Thomasson says, is what public school children would be honoring, should the bill become law.