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Parents Excluded from Multisexual Issues in Schools

Contact: Karen England, Executive Director, Capitol Resource Institute, 916-212-5607, Kengland@capitolresource.org

MEDIA ADVISORY, April 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Parents are being purposely excluded from multisexual issues in schools, as seen in mounting evidence from California school districts, the National Educational Association, and more.

Kindergarteners learn the definition of "gay," "lesbian," and "transgender."

Students discuss different kinds of families, including kids raised by a mom and dad, grandparents, and same-sex parents. In all age groups, the multisexual message is being woven into everyday instruction.

"This is a mainstream effort to force parents out of the classroom. If it's not this way in your school, it is only a matter of time before your school is confronted with efforts to exclude parents," said Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute.

State law now mandates that schools provide special accommodations for homosexual, bisexual, and transsexual behaviors. San Francisco Unified School District explicitly interprets state law to mean that it does not need to notify parents about multisexual curriculum and activities.

In a website launched just this month, SFUSD wrote, "As long as human sexuality is not the focus of the discussion, parent notification is not required." It claims a right to teach about same-sex romantic attraction, same-sex parenting, and much more -- starting in kindergarten.

"California leads the nation, and on this issue, San Francisco is leading California. Other school districts and influential organizations are pushing to follow the same path," England said.

"Do you want San Francisco school policies coming to your school district next?" she said.

The NEA issued standards for multisexual issues several years ago, which instruct school employees to "respect confidentiality." "This includes not telling other colleagues or a student's parents or guardians that someone has 'come out' to you without a specific reason," it said.

"The NEA says that parents -- who brought these children into the world and care for them daily -- may 'not react well' and even throw their kids out of the house," England said. "This is arrogance. It says schools have more right to know about students' sexuality than parents."

What if parents must be notified? School employees should attempt to "explore parents' likely reaction with the student first." "Come up with strategies for worst case scenarios. Do not blindside students by telling family members without their knowledge," advised the NEA School Employee's Guide to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues.

"What a burden on teachers. They must call Bob 'Betty' at school, but woe to them if they slip and say 'Betty' in conversation with that child's own parent," England said.

People must understand this is not a fringe attitude. Parental exclusion is being officially, systematically pushed for the so-called "safety" of kindergarten to high school students.

"Educators want students to totally embrace 'healthy attitudes' on multisexuality, instead of outdated traditional values -- without getting parents knowing it," England said.