Sticks and Stones Propaganda in Schools

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Gay Activists From GLSEN Silencing Criticism and Redefining “Hate” for the Next Generation

As part of “No Name-Calling Week”, schools will be teaching children that those who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle are motivated by “hate” and the implied message is that you have to accept the behavior choices in order to accept the person.

This public education message, sponsored by GLSEN, a group dedicated to bringing homosexuality to schools, sows seeds of confusion about sexual behavior and moral decision making.  Labeling and stereotyping opposition to gay activist doctrine as “hate” glosses over the many arguments out there and presents a false choice to children:  Hate or embrace!

Why are schools partnering with sexual propagandists?  Can’t we teach respect and civility without forcing the redefinition of religion and sexual ethics?

See these clips from the WorldNetDaily:

The No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, consists of more than 40 national partner organizations. The coalition organized the first No Name-Calling Week in schools across the nation during the week of March 1-5, 2004. This year, No Name-Calling Week will take place next week.

The website claims it wants to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools. Its GLSEN sponsor, however, offers a web page that specifically lists terms and their definitions, including condemnation of “heterosexism,” defined as the “attitude that heterosexuality is the only valid or acceptable sexual orientation.”

It also defines “ally” as someone “who supports and stands up for the rights of LBGT people.”  The GLSEN site labels “homophobia” as the “fear of lesbians and gay men.”

“No Name-Calling” campaign spokesman Daryl Presgraves told WND the campaign is intended to allow students to discuss “all types of hurtful names” including religious slurs, racist slurs and those about sexual orientation.

Other sponsors listed on the promotion’s website include the Anti-Defamation League, Educators for Social Responsibility, the National Education Association and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

What about those who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle?  Is it right to call them bigots or haters or homophobes for their beliefs?  What makes one label better than another?

Bullying, name calling, and every other disrespectful habit can and should be discouraged in schools but the solution is not to endorse homosexuality, and it’s certainly not creating a new class of acceptable names to call people.

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GLSEN advocates homosexuality by obscuring the line between people and actions.  Dealing in fine lines and sophistries, they teach children that gay behavior is something worthy of respect and defense, rather than teaching respect for the person, regardless of behavior.  You can have respectful dissent from behavior and still respect the person, but because these groups are pushing the gay agenda, stifling dissent through “hate” labeling and softening attitudes about behavior is what it’s all about.  With one little twist, all of a sudden, Jesus’ teachings to love the sinner, not the sin, turns into hate speech.

Sound familiar?  This rhetorical sophistry is rampant worldwide in gay advocates’ march toward sexual enlightenment.

Parents should be alarmed that groups like GLSEN and Planned Parenthood have such unlimited access to children in schools.  Protect your children!  Corrupted moral ideas can be destructive weapons, and creating support for those ideas among our impressionable next generation is exactly what they are after.

–Beetle Blogger

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23 Comments

  1. Zsaint said,

    January 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah, no name-calling… ya bigots and homophobes.

    You really can’t make this stuff up, heh?

  2. Chairm said,

    January 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    The term, gay, is ill-defined by the propagandists in the schools.

    It is a socio-political identity, not a sexual orientation, not same-sex sexual behavior, and not a “sexual minority”.

    No socio-political identity is inborn. None merits special emphasis in schoolyards and classrooms.

    However, bullying is a behavior that can be addressed very well based on respect for the dignity of the individual, rather than some group identity that supposedly trumps human dignity itself.

  3. busywithconviction said,

    January 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    The idea of being kind to a person regardless of their behavior is a hard idea to understand, even for adults. I can’t imagine how confusing this will be for kids.

    You mentioned this was a partnership with 40 organizations nationwide. Do you know is this No Name Calling Week a California thing or nation wide?

  4. beetlebabee said,

    January 26, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    It’s nation-wide effort. GLSEN is a national group. In California the tolerance laws prohibit you from taking your child out of class for these activities, and schools are not even mandated to tell parents about the training.

  5. Zoey said,

    January 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Using propaganda in public schools to brainwash our children- how am I not surprised?

  6. debbie said,

    January 26, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    This is one of those ideas that no one looks down the road at the consequences. Is there a list of behaviors that are acceptable and unacceptable, and who determines which behaviors go on which list. And how does this affect the integrity of a person?
    Some days homeschooling can be so frustrating, then I read something like this and I am reminded why I am doing this. Thank you, I think.

  7. Frisco said,

    January 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I disagree with the heterosexual lifestyle, and I don’t want them to be advocated in my schools. Sadly, I am exposed to these “corrupted morals” in the educational system. In the ultimate act of madness, they teach me that heterosexual behavior deserves to be condoned and respected. Insane, isn’t it?

  8. Euripides said,

    January 26, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    What is it with liberal teachers and administrators and sex in the school? Who on earth thought it was a good idea in the first place to teach about sex in schools? Sex ed this and homosexual tolerance that. And teaching tolerance of homosexual sex? Whatever happened to good old abstinence before marriage?

  9. beetlebabee said,

    January 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Frisco, you can have any number of different religious or personal opinions on how the world should work. That’s not what this is about.

    People have a right to choose their lifestyles whether expressing homosexuality, monogamy, polyandry, etc., for whatever reasons they choose, whether it be religion, personal creed or how the stars align….the reason to choose a 1man/1woman lifetime arrangement is for the stability of children and family.

    Why do we value voluntary social restraint? For children. That’s it.

    It’s not a hetero vs. homo argument, it’s a mono hetero gold standard vs. everything else argument, because history, science and experience show that this is best for children.

    You can have all the religious, personal creeds you want, but only the ideal that puts a child’s needs before the individual’s own sexual desires deserves the support of society.

  10. teeny said,

    January 27, 2009 at 12:28 am

    In a way, this is a brilliant strike. Who can argue a move that advocates “no-name calling” without sounding like a jerk?

    Except…what would happen if someone tried to organize a “Celebrate John Doe, a famous Heterosexual activist” Day, or a “Mormon Appreciation Day” or how about having a “National Pray for America” week?

    These are all wonderful sounding causes, but there would be a fantastic outcry from people who would claim these social (and/or religous) issues don’t belong in school.

    I respect your right to not be a Mormon. I don’t expect you to teach your kids about how I choose to live. Nor do I expect anything about my lifestyle to be incorporated into your child’s education.

    So why am I not allowed the same courtesy from the GLBT? Why does this opinion automatically categorize me as a hateful bigot?

  11. January 27, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Thanks for posting this! I just posted about this last night on another blog, with some ideas of ways to oppose this “week:” Go here to check it out.

  12. January 27, 2009 at 4:52 am

    My link was supposed to be: Words Mean Something http://effectivetruth.blogspot.com/2009/01/words-mean-something.html

    Also, CitizenLink has the following: ‘No Name-Calling Week’ Has a Hidden Agenda http://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000009169.cfm

  13. Emily Rockwood said,

    January 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    This is such hypocrisy! I say we try the “National Pray for America Week.” Anyone up for it? If they can teach their “beliefs” in the schools, why can’t we?

  14. Chairm said,

    January 27, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Once again, the message is coded. This anti-bullying scheme is not really about discouraging bullying behavior. It is driven by gay identity politics and they’ve framed it in terms of bullying just to create another excuse to impose their sectarian beliefs on a pluralistic student population and school system. The SSMers make no secret of their efforts to herd the children, the future adult citizens, by calling those who disagree all kinds of prejorative names. Strip the scheme of its not-so-secret code and what remains is a program to encourage name-calling, based on identity politics alone.

  15. daniel rotter said,

    January 28, 2009 at 1:55 am

    “….the homosexual lifestyle…”

    Here we go again. Not all homosexuals have the same lifestyle. It’s equally absurd to use the term “heterosexual lifestyle” since not all straights have the same lifestyle either.

  16. January 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    daniel, Can you suggest another term, one that encapsulates what is being implied here (I mean actually being implied, not homophobia or any other such “name-calling”)? I mean this in all sincerity. I like to be as succinct as possible, so any other more direct term for what we mean would be preferred so we don’t have to continue these types of side-arguments.

  17. January 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    And, by the way, if you said “the heterosexual lifestyle” we would all know what that meant. No term is expected to imply inclusion of it’s obvious deviants.

  18. WaltzInExile said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Actually, I have zero idea what you mean when you say “the heterosexual lifestyle.” I’m heterosexual. So are my neighbors to the north. Our “lifestyles” have very little in common. I don’t think there is any single such thing as “a heterosexual lifestyle.”

    Nor do I understand the sentence “No term is expected to imply inclusion of it’s [sic] obvious deviants.” Especially since the term in question is still undefined (or at least, its definition is unknown to myself and Daniel, so “undefined” for the purposes of this discussion.)

  19. beetlebabee said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Waltz, I’m surprised at you. I thought you’d dropped the batting eyed blonde routine.

  20. WaltzInExile said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Beetlebabee,

    I don’t have a routine – and was that a dig at blondes, LOL I am earnestly asking what a phrase means. Or at least for some examples of things that fit under “heterosexual lifestyle.”

  21. beetlebabee said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    It’s just that I noticed you getting less and less intelligent the more you’re challenged recently. Make the other guy do your legwork, it’s an interesting tactic I’ve seen you use elsewhere, but you’re usually more engaged here.

  22. January 30, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I agree. I’ll comment again when you have something intelligent to challenge us with.

    Peace.

  23. Lillian said,

    February 3, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    These sorts of politics have no place in public schools. Our kids are our future, not lab rats.


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