Yes, it turns out that those wacky homosexuals are trying to convert everyone to gayness again. Lucky for us, the American Familiy Association is on the case:
Activist: Gay Straight Clubs About Promotion, Not Protection
By Jim Brown
March 13, 2006
(AgapePress) – A pro-family advocate says leaders of Gay Straight Alliance clubs in schools falsely claim their main focus is fighting discrimination. She contends those clubs are more concerned about getting young people involved in homosexuality.
Goddammit, now I really regret not joining the gay-straight alliance when I was in high school. I coulda totally scoped out all the hot chicks macking it at the meetings.
Above: A typical scene from a gay-straight alliance meeting.
Last week a private high school in Santa Monica, California, held a “Free Queer Movie Night” that was sponsored by its Gay Straight Alliance club. At the event, the GSA screened a sexually explicit film about a lesbian relationship involving a German Jew and a Nazi sympathizer during World War II.
Wait, and this film is supposed to be promoting homosexuality? It sounds freaking terrifying! You’d have better luck using Friday the 13th to encourage horny teens to go camping.
According to Linda Harvey of the Ohio-based pro-family group Mission America, such events are standard fare for GSA clubs in both private and public schools.
Indeed. I can’t tell you how many times I was subjected to the whims of lesbian Nazis in high school (and I’m not even talking about the gym teachers).
The pro-family activist contends it is extremely dishonest for GSAs to claim they exist merely to promote tolerance and diversity when, in fact, they are promoting homosexuality immorality to young people. She notes that a brief search of websites like GSANetwork.org or SafeSchoolsCoalition.org supports her contention.
Y’know, if teens really wanted to scour the Internets to find all kinds of filthy sex, they could go to about a billion other websites out there that are a heckuva lot more exciting than the Gay-Straight Alliance page (for the record,
my Gavin’s personal favorite is UnlubedAnalFisting.Net).
In other wingnutty news, it seems that several parents in Ohio are worried that their children might actually learn about sex some day:
Ohio Parents Demand Schools Drop Inappropriate Sex-Ed Booklet
By Mary Rettig
March 13, 2006
(AgapePress) – The director of an Ohio pro-family group says people taking action in their schools really can make a difference.
I love how these groups call themselves label themselves “pro-family,” even though they want to stop gay people from starting families of their own.
Theresa Fleming, who heads up the political action committee Moms for Ohio, points to one local victory for an example.
This past November, Fleming recalls, students in Cuyahoga County brought home a disturbing book from the United Way called Youth Pages. The booklet contained sex education as well as information on how to obtain free contraceptives and contact information for abortion clinics, she notes, and they were handed out to students as young as 11 years of age.
11 year olds are typically in 6th grade, which is around the time that most people start getting sex education. Also, do you know where else children can find contact information for abortion clinics? That’s right- the Yellow Pages. I guess you’ll have to start censoring the phone book too.
The last thing conscientious mother and fathers need is schools handing out literature “telling our children that they don’t need our consent for birth control [and that] here’s a place you can go to get it,” Fleming asserts. “Now, for us, we’re definitely working, as many parents are who love their kids, on teaching our kids certain values,” she says, “and part of those values is abstaining from sex until marriage.”
You can download the entire booklet here. There’s honestly nothing controversial about it- most of it is just the usual “Drugs’r'bad, mmmmm-kay?” stuff that you learned in health class. The section about sex begins by saying, “Decisions about sex are not easy to make. Having sex can bring about life-changing consequences such as pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).” Further down the page, it says that “The only sure way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is by abstinence, which means not having sex.” Not exactly encouraging kids to boink the night away, is it? Of course, the wingnuts want their kids to wait until marriage before learning that babies don’t come from the stork, so I can see why they’d be pretty upset.
The parents’ advocate feels Youth Pages undermines those values by pointing young people toward organizations that provide free birth control and abortions or that promote “alternate lifestyles,” including homosexuality.
Hey, Ohio law says they can have access to birth control without parental consent. If you really don’t want your teens using contraception, then change the law (or on second thought, please don’t- we don’t need anymore pregnant teens in this country).
One website to which the sex education booklet referred belonged to “a lesbian and gay community center, and … that also is completely inappropriate,” Fleming insists. “Parents have different views on that; but, at a minimum, I don’t understand why any school would give kids access to a website with that type of information on it — especially 11-year-olds.”
Lady, how sheltered do you think most children are? Do you know when I first learned what homosexuality was? When I was attending summer camp as a seven-year-old, and all the kids there called me a “fag.” If kids have never heard of homosexuals by the time they’re eleven… well, they’re probably living in your house.
Also, I hate to tell you this- really, I do- but there are lots of gay teens out there who are terrified and confused of having their friends and parents learn about their sexuality, and they literally have no one to talk to. So unless you want them to be depressed and/or suicidal, it’s probably good for them to have a support network somewhere, don’t you think?
Unfortunately, the Moms for Ohio director contends, as information materials like Youth Pages direct children to contraception and abortion providers and make casual reference to premarital and homosexual sex, one message young people are getting is that “there’s nothing wrong with those choices.”
What the hell are you talking about? They have a whole section devoted to all the nasty diseases you can get from doin’ it.
That is why many mothers in her school district contacted the superintendent of schools to complain, she says.
School officials responded promptly to the Cuyahoga County parents’ complaint. Fleming says the superintendent let the mothers know that the distribution of Youth Pages to their youngsters would cease and that the booklet would no longer be given to any student in the district.
And I’m sure the gay teens who kill themselves because they have no one to talk to will thank them for it.
Moms for Ohio is also pursuing the matter at the legislative level, Fleming adds. She says her group is working with state lawmakers to give parents the opportunity to opt out of the distribution of any materials that might conflict with their values.
Which means that kids will be able to opt out of biology class if their parents believe the earth was created in a week.
This country just keeps getting smarterer by the minute!