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World Congress of Families Appalled by California Gender Indoctrination Law

Contact: Larry Jacobs, Don Feder, 815-964-5819, 513-515-3685 cell, media@worldcongress.org

MEDIA ADVISORY, October 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- World Congress of Families Global Coordinator Allan Carlson says a measure just signed into law by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is "a blatant attack on the natural family orchestrated by the alternative-lifestyles lobby."

SB777 prohibits any "instruction" (including textbooks) or school-sponsored "activity" perceived to "promote a discriminatory bias" against "gender." Under the law, "gender" includes cross-dressing and sex-change operations, as well as so-called sexual-orientation.

Carlson charges, "It will prohibit anything that suggests that the natural family -- a man and a woman, married, with children -- is normal or typical."

"Thus, under this latest advance toward a Brave New World of polymorphous perversion, California textbooks will no longer be able to use words like 'mother and father' and 'husband and wife,' because they suggest that heterosexuality is the norm – even though that is manifestly the case, even in California," Carlson commented.

Teachers and students who oppose same-sex marriage, who suggest that homosexuality isn't innate, or who express disapproval of cross-dressing or sex-change operations could be disciplined as "harassers." Unbelievably, the law even allows students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex if they identify with that gender.

Carlson observed: "California parents who don't want to see their children subjected to gender indoctrination will now have no alternative but to withdraw from the public education system – which they will be required to fund, nonetheless."

"This is another sign that the gay-rights movement isn't interested in non-discrimination – SB 777 discriminates against families as well as adherents to traditional religions – but in turning the public schools into indoctrination centers and forcing its views on an unwilling public."

Along with Paul Mero, Carlson is the co-author of "The Natural Family: A Manifesto" (for more information on "The Natural Family," go to www.familymanifesto.org).

World Congress of Families is in the forefront of the international pro-family movement. WCF has organized four Congresses to date – the latest in Warsaw (May 11-13, 2007), which drew 3,400 delegates from 62 nations. For more information on the World Congress of Families, visit www.worldcongress.org.

To schedule an interview with Allan Carlson, contact Larry Jacobs at 1-800-461-3113.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60  countries that seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society.  The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois (www.profam.org).  To date, there have been four World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004) and Warsaw, Poland (2007).