Education, Not Indoctrination! Stop Harvey Milk Day in CA Public Schools

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Protect children from “Harvey Milk Day” in California public schools
Action Alert: Oppose the pro-gay “commemorative exercises” of SB 572

Children are already being indoctrinated into the homosexual lifestyle in government schools, but a new bill in the California Legislature would make things much worse.

SB 572 by homosexual activist state senator Mark Leno of San Francisco, a Democrat, would create an official “gay day” called Harvey Milk Day. It would be pushed on every California government school, affecting children as young as kindergarten.


1. EMAIL: Use’s Email Lobbying System right now to send a pre-written message opposing SB 572 to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and your California state legislators.

2. PHONE: All day Tuesday, call the 6 Democrats and 3 Republicans on the Senate Education Committee to urge them to oppose SB 572. The committee will hear and vote on SB 572 this Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Six Democrats who all support the homosexual agenda
Gloria Romero of East Los Angeles (916) 651-4024
Elaine Alquist of San Jose / Gilroy (916) 651-4013
Loni Hancock of Alameda County  (916) 651-4009
Carol Liu of Pasadena / Glendale / San Gabriel Valley (916) 651-4021
Alex Padilla of L.A.’s San Fernando Valley (916) 651-4020
Joe Simitian of Palo Alto / Santa Cruz (916) 651-4011

Three Republicans who generally vote pro-family
Bob Huff of Glendora / Yorba Linda (916) 651-4029
Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria / San Jose (916) 651-4015
Mark Wyland of Carlsbad / San Juan Capistrano (916) 651-4038

California’s liberal “Republican” Governor
Call Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to urge him to veto SB 572 if it reaches his desk. Tell him, “I want you to oppose Harvey Milk Gay Day in public schools like you did last year. This bill takes away from academics, parents don’t want it, and children don’t need it. Veto SB 572.” Call the Governor to leave a message at (916) 445-2841.


SB 572 pressures public schools — from kindergarten on up — to perform “suitable commemorative exercises” promoting what homosexual activist Harvey Milk believed in: the entire homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual agenda and anti-religious values.

Unfortunately, there is no definition or limit to the “exercises” the bill would make students do every May 22, which SB 572 would label “Harvey Milk Day.”

If SB 572 becomes law, schoolchildren would have positively portrayed to them homosexual experimentation, homosexual “marriages,” sex-change operations, and anything else that’s “in the closet.” Like he did last year, Governor Schwarzenegger should veto this very inappropriate bill, which has nothing to do with academic excellence.

The text of SB 572 states that “On Harvey Milk Day, exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk and recognizing his accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state” should be conducted; specifically, “all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe…and to conduct suitable commemorative exercises.”

How will children in government schools be taught and how will children’s minds be “exercised” under SB 572? The answer is children will be taught to remember, recognize and commemorate whatever Harvey Milk believed or is said to have believed, such as:

  • Religion is DANGEROUS: “More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion.” (Harvey Milk, speaking at a homosexual rally in 1978.)
  • All doors of sexual experimentation MUST be opened: “If a bullet should go through my head let that bullet go through every closet door.” (Harvey Milk quote)
  • If you think you might be homosexual, you MUST declare yourself gay or lesbian: “Milk believed strongly that coming out was the responsibility of every gay man and woman.” (Source)
  • Gay and lesbian “marriages” are good and natural: “So much of the spirit represented with the Supreme Court’s decision last week is the spirit of Harvey Milk and his legacy manifesting today in real change.” (San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on the unveiling of a bust of Harvey Milk at city hall, May 28, 2008. (Source)

Harvey Milk may be popular in San Francisco and West Hollywood, but he is not popular or admired by most California parents who want healthy sexual boundaries for their children and don’t want the tearing down of every sexual boundary and standard like Harvey Milk did. Children belong to their parents, not to the state!

California parents don’t want and children don’t need “Harvey Milk Day.” There’s a big difference between a movie and school “exercises.” People voluntarily go to a movie, perhaps even to see “Milk” starring Sean Penn. Yet under SB 572, children CANNOT be excused and it will be MANDATORY for them to participate in pro-homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality “exercises” under SB 572. For there is no explicit parental opt-out in the bill. For this reason alone, SB 572 should be defeated.



  1. beetlebabee said,

    May 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Harvey Milk has nothing to do with education, the only reason to keep pushing this bill (which the Governor Vetoed just last year!) is to force homosexual indoctrination on children. Schools are not a social experimentation ground. All you Californians, it’s time to call Sacramento on this one again. Tell them to vote for Educating, not Indoctrinating!

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  3. Gonzales said,

    May 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I’m sorry someone lost his life for what he believe so strongly in, but as a mom i feel that it is my job to make sure my family goes to a safe and happy school, that doesn’t interfere in our beliefs. If you can’t pray in school, why should they be allowed to teach about being gay. I believe my children have a choice about life, but teaching about being gay should not be in our school. School is for P.E. English, Math, Reading Writing Etc……
    If parent want to teacher there kids about being gay, I’m sure there are a lot of classes in L.A. area, and San Fran. area.

  4. beetlebabee said,

    May 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I agree with you. If they want to celebrate his life out in the community, feel free to do so, but not in school. It’s just not appropriate. Let the kids study what they came there to study—Education!

  5. Chanty said,

    May 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Holy cow…..seriously???? I think that if this passes I will be taking my kids out of school for not only that day, but that entire week! Schools get paid depending on the attendance. If this goes through, I will make sure that my kids aren’t anywhere near it. It will be my new “spring break” week! *sigh*

    it makes me so sad that people feel that it’s okay to take the goodness and the values out of the school systems. To FORCE people who don’t agree with them to take part in promoting them (OMGOSH, isn’t that what “we” do to “them”??? Don’t “they” hate it??? WHY DO IT BACK????) Sexual information of any sort really should be taught to kids by their PARENTS. The school has no place promoting ANY lifestyle. It should be far removed from such idiocy. Sadly, it obviously isn’t.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    May 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    “With their votes, Abel Maldonado and the Democrats are harming innocent children by holding out the homosexual lifestyle as a role model,” said Randy Thomasson, president of, which has been generating citizen phone calls and emails against SB 572. “It’s absurd that government schools teach children not to smoke or use drugs, yet would teach children as young as kindergarten that homosexuality is good and healthy and maybe even for them. That’s just not true. Homosexual and bisexual behavior causes up to 82 percent of all HIV transmissions in California.” (Source: California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report March 2009)

    Last year, the same bill (then numbered AB 2567) passed the Democrat-controlled Legislature, but was vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In March of this year, a poll by SurveyUSA found that only 1 out of 5 Californians support making Harvey Milk’s birthday a statewide “day of significance.”

  7. Nickvee said,

    May 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

    Harvey Milk has nothing to do with education, the only reason to keep pushing this bill is to force homosexual indoctrination on children. Teaching about being gay should not be in our school. School is for P.E. English, Math, Reading Writing Etc…… Schools are not a social experimentation ground. Tell them to vote for Educating our children, not Indoctrinating them! The school has no place promoting ANY lifestyle. It should be far removed from such idiocy. How sad this is.


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  9. Smokezero said,

    June 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Yes, education, not indoctrination. The problem now seems to be, sadly, that the “boot” is on the other foot. I fight so called intelligent design and creation science being indoctrinated (it is not real science) and I fight against school prayer (it discriminates against non “christians”) and all the time for an actual educational agenda. Now, it seems that some of the supporters of these bad ideas (no, not all traditional marriage people are creationists, not what I am saying) are feeling the pain of a bad idea being pushed through here.

    Bad ideas don’t belong in school. No matter where they come from, no matter what they “innocently” imply, a lie is a lie, and indoctrination is dumb.

  10. SemSem said,

    July 4, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Harvey Milk is an important historical figure and a civil rights leader. I think it is entirely appropriate that schoolchildren learn about this history, just as they learn about and commemorate figures like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  11. thinkpoint said,

    October 6, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Will legalized gay marriage threaten liberty?

    by Steve Cornell

    America is a nation of rich multi-ethnic, multi-cultural diversity. But maintaining civility within diversity requires citizens who respect those who differ from them. Requiring such goodwill is good for the nation. People who (within the law) choose different beliefs, morals and lifestyles, must be asked to live in harmony with one another. And we have made great strides in promoting respect–particularly through civil rights on race and gender, and through special laws protecting the disabled. We should not be disrespectful of anyone for matters related to their nature or how they were born. These cannot be chosen or changed.

    What greatly concerns me is the inclusion of sexual preference into the category of civil rights. This is dangerous to liberty because civil-rights battles should be restricted to matters of nature, not lifestyle. The referendums that have appeared on the ballots in several states have confirmed that most Americans do not want the sexual lifestyles of others forced on them or normalized for everyone.

    Like all civilized people, we have laws restricting some types of sexual behavior. Rape, incest and all sexual contact between adults and children are rightly illegal. Beyond these restrictions, consenting adults are free to live their sexual preferences. But to ask our nation to make new and special laws for these preferences is to force the lifestyle choices of others on everyone. Such action prohibits people from holding moral opposition to homosexual behavior–something that has been held by almost every culture throughout world history.

    To seek a radical redefinition of the institution of marriage to accommodate the sexual preference of a small group of Americans is equally ill-advised. Americans clearly do not want this to happen. Sexual preferences outside of heterosexuality are not matters of nature. Heterosexuality is a matter of nature because without it there would be no human race.

    Yet in a civilized nation, people should be asked to treat respectfully those who (lawfully) choose different sexual lifestyles. But when these lifestyles are forced on others as is happening in States like Massachusetts, liberty is wrongly threatened. Let’s be clear: forced affirmation and endorsement of lifestyles you disagree with is not freedom. There is an important difference between required respect (which is necessary) and forced affirmation or indoctrination. In a free and diverse nation, tolerance is a safeguard to civility. But tolerance that asks for more than respectful treatment of others, is not only deeply misguided, it is a form of intolerance.

    If we don’t respect this distinction, the liberty of our nation will be threatened. We will be under the tyranny of tolerance and no exception will be tolerated! Parents and teachers in public schools in Massachusetts are feeling the destruction of liberty as their children are facing forced indoctrination of the homosexual lifestyle. Elementary-aged children are being sent home with diversity packets without parental consent and parents are being forced to comply. Business owners and doctors are also being forced to affirm homosexual preferences that violate their beliefs and morals.

    This is not tolerance, nor is it respectful. It is coerced approval of the lifestyle choices of others. Discrimination (in actual civil-rights cases) injures people for what they are by nature, not for lifestyles they choose. It is a threat to liberty to start protecting lifestyles with special laws and forcing those lifestyles on others. People who chose a homosexual lifestyle once said they only wanted to be left alone to live they way they desired. In a free nation, this would be a fair request and could be enforced with existing laws.

    But the radical homosexual community does not want tolerance and freedom to live their preference. They want forced acceptance and indoctrination on everyone (even our children) to normalize their sexual choices in society. If the nation goes the way of Massachusetts, liberty will be profoundly disrupted, chaos will follow and the great progress we’ve made will be unnecessarily threatened.

  12. beetlebabee said,

    October 6, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Steve, you’re right on there with your article. Circumventing parental authority and rights are part of the aim of gay activists who believe that the younger they can influence children the better. There is no tolerance or freedom involved in their campaign, only dominance of ideas. Any time one set of ideas threatens to dominate to the exclusion of others, our freedom and liberty are at stake.

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