School Prom, School Choice

School Prom, School Choice

Is prom night now a human right? Can schools be forced to have prom night?

In Mississippi, a teen who identifies herself as “lesbian” challenged school standards and dress code rules when she petitioned the school district to allow her to wear a tuxedo and escort her girlfriend to the school prom.  The school refused and responded by canceling the dance for all students rather than let the school prom become a platform for political shenanigans.

The girl, backed by her parents and GLSEN, are now suing the school district to force them to hold prom night:

“A lot of schools actually react rather than do the research and find out what the rights of these students are,” said Presgraves.

McMillen says she hopes her fight will make it easier for gay students at other schools facing discrimination.

“I want other kids to know that’s it not right for schools to do that,” she said on CBS’s “The Early Show.”

In 2002, a gay student sued his school district in Toronto to allow him to attend a prom with his boyfriend. A judge later forced the district to allow the couple to attend and stopped the district from canceling the prom.  —Associated Press

Forcing the school to hold prom night?  Do schools owe students prom night?  Or is prom night simply one activity among many offered by the school at their discretion?

Personally, I think the school did the right thing in this case.  If they couldn’t allow a breech of their standards for all students, then they shouldn’t allow it for one student.  In this political environment where upholding standards is merely another wall to be broken down, their choice to avoid the confrontation altogether by canceling the dance is an unfortunate, but equal response.

They aren’t telling her that only she can’t go, they’re telling her that no one can go if standards cannot be upheld.

Is equal treatment enough?  Apparently not.

Forcing the school to not only have prom, but to break their standards in order to do so goes against the freedom of the school and community to decide what standards their children will be subject to in their own community.

There is nothing keeping this girl and her parents from arranging an alternative prom.  People in our area do it all the time.  In many public schools the standards are already so low that parents don’t want their kids attending, and alternatives to proms are popping up all over as public school norms continue to degrade.

With all the alternatives out there, once again it’s obvious that for gay activists, acceptance is the goal— not equality.

—Beetle Blogger

Homosexual Parenting? A Child’s Voice Heard

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I recently came across the story of  Dawn Stefanowicz, a woman who grew up in a homosexual home in Canada.  Her story is more than just a story, it’s unvarnished insight into a life of experience most of us have only seen the opening lines of.  It is a story that needs to be told because it flies in the face of the golden sunshine tales of normalcy we are often fed in the media by homosexual activists, anxious to paint this lifestyle in shades of vibrant normalcy.

We risk children being exposed to these types of  “family options”, and the damage they cause, as society loosens the mores of familial stability in favor of adult personal gratification.   Here’s a look inside that lifestyle and the children who bear the burdens and pay the price.

—Beetle Blogger

Dawn’s Testimony

My name is Dawn Stefanowicz, I grew up in a homosexual household during the 60s and 70s in Toronto, exposed to many different people in GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, bisexual, Transsexual) subcultures, and explicit sexual practices. I am currently writing a book, soon to be published, on this experience. As well, I was a witness at the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on Bill C-250 (hate crimes), and I have presented at the local school board.

My biggest concern is that children are not being discussed in this same-sex marriage debate. Yet, won’t the next step for some gay activists be to ask for legal adoption of children if same-sex marriage is legalized? I have considered some of the potential physical and psychological health risks for children raised in this situation. I was at high risk of exposure to contagious STDs due to sexual molestation, my father’s high-risk sexual behaviors, and multiple partners. Even when my father was in what looked like monogamous relationships, he continued cruising for anonymous sex.

I came to deeply care for, love and compassionately understand my dad. He shared his life regrets with me. Unfortunately, my father, as a child, was sexually and physically abused by older males. Due to this, he lived with depression, control issues, anger outbursts, suicidal tendencies, and sexual compulsions. He tried to fulfill his legitimate needs for his father’s affirmation, affection and attention with transient and promiscuous relationships. He and his partners were exposed to various contagious STD’s as they traveled across North America. My father’s (ex)partners, whom I had deep caring feelings for and associated with, had drastically shortened lives due to suicide, contracting HIV or Aids. Sadly, my father died of AIDS in 1991.

Are my childhood experiences unique? According to a growing number of personal testimonies, experts, and organizations, there is mounting evidence of strong commonalities to my personal experiences. Not only do children do best with both a mother and a father in a lifelong marriage bond, children need responsible monogamous parents who have no extramarital sexual partners. Parental promiscuity, abuse and divorce are not good for children. If same-sex marriage is legalized, a person, couple or group who practice any form of sexual behavior would eventually be able to obtain children through previous heterosexual relationships, new reproductive technologies, and adoption due to the undefined term sexual orientation. This would force all public and private adoption agencies to hand over children into experimental relationships or risk charges of discrimination.

What is the most suitable environment for children to be born or adopted into? The many personal, professional and social experiences with my father did not teach me respect for morality, authority, marriage, and paternal love. I felt fearfully silenced as I was not allowed to talk about my dad, his male housemates, his lifestyle and encounters within the subcultures without being browbeaten and threatened by my father. While I lived at home, I had to live by his rules. Yes, I loved my dad. However, I felt abandoned and neglected as my needs were not met since my father would often leave suddenly to be with his partners for days. His partners were not really interested in me. I was outraged at the incidences of same-sex domestic abuse, sexual advances toward minors, and loss of sexual partners as if people were only commodities. I sought comfort looking for my father’s love from boyfriends starting at 12 years old.

From a young age, I was exposed to explicit sexual speech, self-indulgent lifestyles, varied GLBT subcultures and gay vacation spots. Sex looked gratuitous to me as a child. I was exposed to all inclusive manifestations of sexuality including bathhouse sex, cross-dressing, sodomy, pornography, gay nudity, lesbianism, bisexuality, minor recruitment, voyeurism and exhibitionism. Sado-masochism was alluded to and aspects demonstrated. Alcohol and drugs were often contributing factors to lower inhibitions in my father’s relationships.

My father prized unisex dressing, gender-neutral aspects and a famous cross-dressing icon when I was eight years old. I did not see the value of biological complementing differences of male and female or think about marriage. I made vows to never have children since I had not grown up in a safe, sacrificial, child-centered home environment. Due to my life experience, I ask, “Can children really perform their best academically, financially, psychologically, socially and behaviorally in experimental situations?” I can tell you that I suffered long term in this situation, and this has been professionally documented.

Over two decades of direct exposure to these stressful experiences caused me insecurity, depression, suicidal thoughts, dread, anxiousness, low self-esteem, sleeplessness and sexuality confusion. My conscience and innocence were seriously damaged. I witnessed that every other family member suffered severely as well.

It took me until I was into my 20s and 30s, after making major life choices, to begin to realize how being raised in this environment affected me. My healing encompassed facing reality, accepting long-term consequences, and offering forgiveness. Can you imagine being forced to tolerate unstable relationships and diverse sexual practices from a young age and how this affected my development? My gender identity, psychological well-being, and peer relationships were affected. Unfortunately, it was not until my father, his sexual partners and my mother had died, was I free to speak publicly about my experiences.out-from-under-the-impact-of-homosexual-parenting_thumb4

“I believe same-sex marriage will dispose of unique values esteemed within marriage as recognized throughout history. Marriage needs to remain a societal foundation that constitutes, represents, and defends the inherently procreative relationship between the husband and the wife for the welfare of their biological children. Children need consistent appropriate boundaries and secure expressions of emotional intimacy that are not sexualized in the home and community. “

For more information on Dawn and her experiences, see her book: Out From Under, the Impact of Homosexual Parenting

Same Sex Marriage–Social Experimentation?

The Great Human Experiment

Same Sex Marriage in our schools

Would you willingly abandon your child to the moral whims of a teacher whose moral agenda you hardly know?  Now you don’t have to choose.  California has chosen for you.

Human experimentation without consent has been outlawed since before Nazi Germany.  Wikipedia’s page on Nazi Human Experimentation says: “Prisoners were coerced into participating: they did not willingly volunteer and there was never informed consent.” Now this is the United States, not Nazi Germany, but some of the elements are uncomfortably similar.  Change is here, as Mayor Newsom says, “whether you like it or not”, and parental consent is not part of the deal.

According to teachers in Hayward California, change includes what amounts to immoral social experimentation on children, as gay activists use schools to promote their lifestyle choices.  This unlimited access to our children’s moral education is mandatory as we found out in Hayward this week.   It is wrong to do experimental research on human beings, yet that is exactly what is being done with our most impressionable children, as same-sex marriage and other gay and lesbian issues are being taught in California.

Under the guise of anti discrimination education, some schools are using tolerance laws (SB 71) as a cover for gay indoctrination in our classrooms, because under this law parents are not informed and are not allowed to object to what’s taught.  Schools say it’s ok because it’s all under the guise of lessening “discrimination” and “raising awareness.”  In Deerfield Illinois where similar tolerance laws are enforced, 14 year old children were given instruction on gay and lesbian issues at school and had to sign agreements not to tell their parents what they learned. Is this “raising awareness?”

Wait!  Didn’t Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Jack O’Connell say on TV that we would be able to opt out of such material?  Not so.  This startling information is from the flyer given to kindergarten parents in Hayward:

“Anti bias trainings covering gender, sexual orientation, or family are not sexual education.  Therefore, parents do not need to be notified of this instruction and they may not remove their children from it.”

–Letter to Hayward Parents

Schools are increasingly saying: We have rights to your children! and gay and lesbian groups have access to our schools through tolerance laws.   What about our rights to our children?  “Parental rights”, according to gay groups, “have never meant that a parent can demand prior notice and the right to opt a child out of mere exposure to ideas in the public schools that a parent disapproves of.”

What effect will teaching young children about homosexual lifestyles have on our society?  On our children?  We don’t know for sure, but the studies we have available to us are alarming.  These are a few comments from scientifically interested observers to the greatest human experiment ever conducted in the United States:

–When I look at what’s happening in California, I think there’s a lot to be learned to explore how human beings relate to one another,” said Sondra E. Solomon, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Vermont.  (from The New York Times)

–Dr. Meilee Clunis and Dr. Dorsey Green write on page 243 of “The Lesbian Parenting Book’ that “It will be interesting to see over time whether lesbian sons have an easier or harder time developing their gender identity than do boys with live-in fathers”

Those who contend that there are controls on the indoctrination of our children need to read the news.  Hayward California Schools have proven that parents absolutely could not opt out from having their children indoctrinated in gay issues.

This is social experimentation at it’s worst.  Why should California’s youngest be the guinea pigs for the nation?   In Hayward, our children were coerced into participating: they did not willingly volunteer and there was never informed consent.” Human Experimentation wasn’t right for Germany in the 20th century and it’s not right for the United States today.

See the flyer parents were sent home here:http://ifprop8fails.org/DNA/LetterToParents.pdf

District gags 14-year-olds

‘Confidentiality’ promise requires students ‘not to tell their parents’


By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily.com


Deerfield, Ill., High School, where officials required students to attend a “gay” indoctrination seminar

Officials at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill., have ordered their 14-year-old freshman class into a “gay” indoctrination seminar, after having them sign a confidentiality agreement promising not to tell their parents.

“This is unbelievable,” said Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues for Concerned Women for America. “It’s not enough that students at Deerfield High are being exposed to improper and offensive material relative to unhealthy and high-risk homosexual behavior, but they’ve essentially been told by teachers to lie to their parents about it.”

In what CWA called a “shocking and brazen act of government abuse of parental rights,” the school’s officials required the 14-year-olds to attend a “Gay Straight Alliance Network” panel discussion led by “gay” and “lesbian” upperclassmen during a “freshman advisory” class which “secretively featured inappropriate discussions of a sexual nature in promotion of high-risk homosexual behaviors.”

(Story continues here)

School Clams Up on ‘Gay’ Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Kindergartners as "Allies"

Kindergartners as "Allies"

A California school system refuses to say what action, if any, it will take after it received complaints about a kindergarten teacher who encouraged her students to sign “pledge cards” in support of gays.

During a celebration of National Ally Week, Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.

The cards asked signers to be “an ally” and to pledge to “not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; intervene, when I feel I can, in situations where others are using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts.”

The school has acknowledged that the exercise was not appropriate for kindergartners.

Parent Adela Voelker, who declined to be interviewed in depth for this report, said she was furious when she found her child’s signature on one of the cards. She said she contacted a non-profit legal defense organization specializing in parents’ rights.

Meanwhile, a school board member, Jeff Cook, says some type of action should be taken.  “We have a general rule that all instruction should be age appropriate, and this clearly was not,” said Cook, who has served on the school board for five years.

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