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|NUMBER 178||THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS||NOVEMBER 2000|
|New Laws Advance Gay Agenda in California|
SACRAMENTO, CA - Governor Gray Davis has signed AB 1785 into law, a bill requiring all school children to be taught acceptance of homosexual behavior beginning in the elementary grades. The Governor also signed AB 193l, which calls for all school personnel to be trained to "identify and determine" what constitutes hate violence at school. This "training" will include how to determine "motive" for student behavior.
An Oct. 2 report on the two bills by the internet newsletter CitizenLink quoted Randy Thomasson, director of the voucher-supporting Campaign for California Families, as saying: "Gray Davis is fueling the passage of Proposition 38" [California's voucher initiative on the November ballot]. "Now that he has targeted children for gay indoctrination in the public schools, moms and dads everywhere will vote for the voucher to rescue their kids from the gay agenda and get them into a safer private school."
Attorney Brad Dacus, head of the Pacific Justice Institute, says AB 1785 will even require teachers of immigrant students to support its highly controversial social perspective. According to Dacus, "The bill also potentially challenges the ability of students to express their own personal religious convictions and objections to homosexuality."
AB 1931 appropriates $2 million in taxpayer funds for "tolerance" field trips that address "intolerance," "hatred," and "prejudice," opening the door to additional pro-homosexual instruction. Another $150,000 will fund an undisclosed "tolerance" organization to advise school administrators. "These new laws are a clear infringement of both the First Amendment and the fundamental right of parents over their children," Dacus said.