Alameda Unified School District Adopts Lesbian, Gay, Transgender Education for Students as Young as Five Years Old
Contact: Cherri Spriggs Hernandez, 916-448-4234
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- Providing yet another example of the threat that gay marriage and the gay agenda provides to school children and parental authority, the Alameda Unified School District last evening adopted a new curriculum, over the objections of hundreds of parents who testified at the board hearings. The newly adopted curriculum specifically elevates respect for gay, lesbian and bisexual students and their families over respect for diverse racial and religious backgrounds.
"This is another wake-up call to every parent with children in the public school system," said Ron Prentice, chairman, ProtectMarriage.com -- Yes on 8. "Elementary school children will be instructed about homosexuality without their parents' knowledge." Prentice noted that the curriculum does not provide parents with any sort of opt-out right for their students, and will take affect in the form of six 45-minute lessons, one per year from kindergarten through fifth grade.
"This is exactly what we warned voters about during the Proposition 8 campaign," Prentice said. "While pro-homosexual activists deny any impact on children, local school boards and the State Legislature press for formal instruction in concert with the gay agenda. Opponents of Prop 8 claim we won the campaign based on lies and deceit, but just imagine how much worse these curricula would be if Prop. 8 failed and gay marriage was still legal."
Course materials are also up for debate. Among those considered to be added to the curriculum, according to media accounts, is And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. The children's book is about two gay male penguins creating a family and raising a female penguin, Tango.
"The job of raising children belongs to parents and guardians," said Prentice. "It is a parent's responsibility to protect their children from inappropriate and biased content. With the Alameda School District's decision to adopt pro-homosexual instructional materials, a parent's job has become that much more difficult." said Prentice. "By the school board's decree, many public school children will be trained in beliefs that contradict those of the home. It is no wonder that home schooling and private education continues to grow in California."