Above: some of the bilge which
is everywhere this week
It’s almost as though these conservative fake-nonpartisan foundations and Astroturf “citizens’ groups” are all networked together, and receive mass action-alerts of some kind.
Okay. So what does the California State Senate bill in question actually say?
Section 60044 of the Education Code is amended to read: 60044. No instructional materials shall be adopted by any governing board for use in the schools that, in its determination, contains: (a) Any matter reflecting adversely upon persons because of their race or ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or religion, as those terms are defined in Section 422.56 of the Penal Code, or occupation. (b) Any sectarian or denominational doctrine or propaganda contrary to law.
But maybe ol’ Kevin McCullough, of WorldNet Daily and various AM radio markets (see first link above), can best answer the question. After giving a fake quote from California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (the phrase, “the real purpose of SB 1437 is to outlaw traditional perspectives on marriage and family in the state school system,” in fact comes verbatim from a Christian Newswire press release, and was never said by Nunez), McCullough takes the actual bill that passed, SB 1437,
and claims it’s really four bills by sneakily counting three draft versions, each with language crossed out that was removed before the vote. [Note: I was wrong about that. See update below.] And then he really starts making stuff up. If you feel like marveling at something this afternoon, take a look at the drafts bills and try to imagine how much lying it takes to get from what’s actually on the page to the following:
What do they say?
These four bills would require that in every classroom from kindergarten through high school perverse sexual activity be praised and highlighted in a positive light. They would require textbooks, many of which would then also be produced for other states beyond the borders of California, make positive references to the ideas of men putting on women’s under things. They would restrict school districts from being able to bar females from displaying dildos on the outerwear of their prom dress. And in functional sexuality courses from K-12, they would require positive explanation of the merits and instruction of anal intercourse.
These four bills are also dangerous in what they outlaw. No single teacher â€“ not even in science classes â€“ would be allowed to talk about the negative health impact of homosexual behavior. No school counselor would be allowed to confirm to a molested student that they felt wrong about continuing in a homosexual relationship that they were primarily drawn into because of earlier molestation to begin with. No mention of moral aspects of sexual behavior would be permitted unless immoral activity were praised and in fact referred to as moral.
In other words, the pushing of the sexual envelope would be unleashed with a nitro-fueled explosion the likes of which has never been seen in America’s history.
One of the bills goes a step further. Its actual purpose is to cripple any state resources such as fire or police protection for any religious institution â€“ i.e., a Bible-based church â€“ that would in any way demonstrate negative “doctrine” or “propaganda.” So if an arsonist (who also just happened to be a radical activist) decided to burn down a church that was in their view teaching the faithful interpretation of Scripture as it relates to sexual practice, then the local fire company could be barred from assisting in the recovery and protection of said facility.
Wow. It’s actually starting to sound pretty interesting, with the unleashing of a nitro-fueled explosion of sexual envelope-pushing, and dildos waving from prom dresses, and radical-activist arsonists burning down Fundie churches with impunity, and all that. Also, a ‘positive explanation of the merits and instruction of anal intercourse’ might help with whatever’s ailing this guy:
Above: Kevin McCullough
Update: While Kevin is making up so much wild-ass stuff, it’s difficult to tell where any of it comes from, there are in fact four bills that the fundies are freaking over. (Kevin specifies SB 1471, but SB 1441, AB 606, and AB 1056 are similar.)