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School District Forces Kindergartners to Embrace Homosexuality

“Now what you do in your home, that’s your home, but as far as me and mine, my children are not ready for this,” one parent told the Vallejo Board of Education. (Click image to watch video)

“Now what you do in your home, that’s your home, but as far as me and mine, my children are not ready for this,” one parent told the Vallejo Board of Education. (Click image to watch video)

Children as young as five years old are being forced by one Calif. school district to watch propaganda movies touting the virtues of homosexuality. Vallejo Unified School District officials say the so-called “anti-bullying” curriculum is mandatory for grades K-5 and parents can not opt-out their impressionable youngsters.

“We do not feel that this is an area that students can opt-out and we feel that this is an area that we do not have to give prior notification,” Superintendent Floyd Gonella told KNTV-11 after a recent school board hearing.

Young students whose parents might not have breached the topic of homosexuality on the home front will find themselves forcefully subjected to three movies “portraying toleration behavior” towards their homosexual schoolmates. “Despite parents’ resistance, officials say the viewings are non-negotiable and court-ordered,” reports Afro.com, an online news publication serving black Americans.

The events leading up to the school district imposing its mandatory anti-bullying, pro-homosexuality curriculum on young students occurred in 2009 when a lesbian Vallejo student and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the district for discrimination and won. As a result, the district was ordered by the court to incorporate “anti-gay harassment and discrimination training into the school system’s curriculum resulting in the films.”

How do you feel about parents being denied the right to determine when and where their impressionable young children are introduced to homosexuality? Should these school officials express tolerance towards parents whose moral, religious and ethical beliefs conflict with homosexuality and the agenda of its proponents?

Share your thoughts below and with Vallejo Unified School District Superintendent Floyd Gonella:

Floyd Gonella
Email: fgonella@vallejo.k12.ca.us
Tel: (707) 556-8921 x. 50002

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Public University Preaches Diversity, Punishes Free Thought

The thought police A graduate student at Augusta State University (ASU) in Georgia is facing expulsion for failing to embrace a lifestyle that conflicts with her own beliefs and choices. The only way Jen Keeton, a devout Christian, can continue working towards her graduate degree in counseling is by proving beyond a doubt to school officials that she has a new found appreciation and respect for homosexuality.

Contrary to the mistreatment Keeton has experienced for expressing her diverse viewpoint and beliefs on a sensitive issue in the classroom, the publicly-funded ASU’s Mission Statement proudly proclaims, “The mission obligates the university to be open to the voices of all its members, to be responsive to the needs of its community, and to measure its success by the success of its students.”

Keeton discovered ASU’s hypocrisy when she countered a professor’s claim that homosexuality is a “state of being” versus a “behavioral choice,” and was subsequently informed that she must renounce her faith and its ‘discriminatory’ teachings or face expulsion. School officials proposed a “remediation” program for Keeton as a ‘solution’ to her perceived ‘problem’ that would allow for reinstatement upon successful completion.

ASU officials told Keeton to take a 'field trip' to a gay pride parade so she could "develop" her knowledge of homosexuality.

ASU officials told Keeton to take a 'field trip' to a gay pride parade so she could "develop" her knowledge of homosexuality.

“The remediation program was to include ‘sensitivity training’ on homosexual issues, additional outside study on literature promoting homosexuality and the plan that she attend a ‘gay pride parade‘ and report on it,” WorldNetDaily.com (WND) revealed. Contrary to school officials’ and advocates’ claims that homosexuality is not a choice; it is a natural sexual orientation, school officials tried to immerse Keeton in homosexual-themed issues and events so she would choose to embrace it versus reject it. Ironic, huh?

Attorneys working with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) recently filed a lawsuit asserting the state-operated college cannot violate the Constitution by demanding that a person’s beliefs be changed, reports WND.

“ASU faculty have promised to expel Miss Keeton from the graduate Counselor Education program, not because of poor academic showing or demonstrated deficiencies in clinical performance,” the ADF explained, “but simply because she has communicated both inside and outside the classroom that she holds to Christian ethical convictions on matters of human sexuality and gender identity.”

ASU spokeswoman Kathy Schose told WND that Keeton’s faith and ‘controversial’ beliefs about homosexuality clash with the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) “Code of Ethics” that “opposes portrayals of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals as mentally ill due to their sexual orientation.”

Schose said students in the school’s counseling program are required to adopt the ACA’s provisions with regards to counseling and treating potential future homosexual clients. The ADF lawsuit, however, “specifically charges the faculty members targeted Keeton’s biblically based belief system and values, not her behavior regarding the treatment of any clients, which had not yet happened,” WND notes.

Keeton issued her own response to university officials’ to explain her understanding of the situation and how it is irrelevant to the pursuit of her degree and future career as a mental health counselor.

At times you said that I must alter my beliefs because they are unethical. … other times you said that I can keep my beliefs so long as they are only personal and I don’t believe that anyone else should believe like me. But that is just another way of saying that I must alter my beliefs, because my beliefs are about absolute truth. ….. in order to finish the counseling program you are requiring me to alter my objective beliefs and also to commit now that if I ever may have a client who wants me to affirm their decision to have an abortion or engage in gay, lesbian, or transgender behavior, I will do that. I can’t alter my biblical beliefs, and I will not affirm the morality of those behaviors in a counseling situation.”

“[Keeton] shouldn’t be threatened with expulsion for being a Christian and refusing to publicly renounce her faith, but that’s exactly what’s happening here,” ADF Senior Counsel David French told WND. “Simply put, the university is imposing thought reform. Abandoning one’s own religious beliefs should not be a precondition at a public university for obtaining a degree. This type of leftist zero-tolerance policy is in place at far too many universities, and it must stop. Jennifer’s only crime was to have the beliefs that she does.”

The good news for Christian students seeking careers in the mental health profession where their morals and beliefs are appreciated, not scorned and punished, is that there are numerous faith-based counseling services across the nation that incorporate Biblical teachings in their “clinically-sound” approaches to helping Christian clients overcome personal challenges and live more productive lives.

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On the Front Lines

July 12, 2010

Pastor Prohibited from Praying to Jesus During N.C. House Daily Prayer
Winston-Salem Journal; July 11, 2010
“[Rev. Ron] Baity is the president of Return America, a group that opposes ‘any governmental control over churches and pastors,’ and opposes the theory of evolution, according to its website. He also has been active in the tea-party movement. He said yesterday that he was specifically asked not to mention Jesus in his prayer, a government intrusion that he said threatens his First Amendment rights.”

Perfecting Citizens the Stasi Way
PacificFreePress.com; July 11, 2010
“In a sign that illegal surveillance programs launched by the Bush administration are accelerating under President Obama, The Wall Street Journal revealed last week that a National Security Agency (NSA) program, PERFECT CITIZEN, is under development. With a cover story that this is merely a ‘research’ effort meant to ‘detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants,’ it is also clear that the next phase in pervasive government spying is underway.”

Government Shouldn’t Take Choice Off The Table
Hartford Courant; July 11, 2010
“It used to be that the question of whether your butt is too big was between you, your bathroom mirror and your significant other. Now, some say government has an interest in how snugly your jeans fit.”

Government Intrusion Slows Recovery
North Bay Business Journal (Calif.); July 11, 2010
“The federal government has made significant incursions into running banking, autos, health care and insurance and has snatched up the entire student loan industry from private hands.”

Could NYC Be Next To Ban Pets From Pet Stores?
Gothamist.com; July 10, 2010
“Though New York pet shop owners are worried, citywide rescue groups are supporting the ban. Peter McKosky of New York’s Empty Cages Collective said, ‘We deal every day with the fact that people treat animals like disposable commodities and the pet trade just feeds into that.'”

Is the End of Photo Radar a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Heck Yea, It’s Bad!
ABC15.com (Ariz.); July 10, 2010
Local ABC affiliate asks readers to chime-in on the pros and cons of a nanny state traffic camera law about to expire in Arizona on July 15. Be sure to give ’em a piece of your mind!

Obamacare a Threat to White Castle and IHOP. This Time, It’s Personal
RightSideNews.com; July 9, 2010
“Oh, that’s right. Obamacare, filled with stealth Nanny State penalties and taxes aimed at further controlling your life, is now threatening the yummy eats found at White Castle and IHOP, among others.”

Schools Make Best Effort Trample Parents’ Rights in Detroit Vaccination Battle
The Detroit News; July 9, 2010
“The vaccine changes come at a contentious time in the health care debate nationally and statewide. Some who oppose mandatory vaccines argue they are an example of unwarranted government intrusion into residents’ rights to make their own health care decisions.”

Tiahrt: More Government is Not the Answer
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.); July 8, 2010
“More government is not the answer. Big Government is the reason our economy has not recovered. Despite President Obama’s ‘recovery summer’ campaign to sell his failed ‘stimulus’ plan, American families and small businesses here in Kansas do not want more government intrusion in their daily lives. The Kansans I have talked with all across the state are screaming for the government to get out of their way and out of their wallets.”

Organic Eggs: More Expensive, but No Healthier
TIME.com; July 8, 2010
Go ahead, spend more on those organic eggs because you’ve been conned by the green fringe into thinking they’re healthier. More ‘conventional’ eggs for the rest of us, and some beer money to boot!

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Atheist Techies Deem God an Online Predator, Target Schools with Filtering Software

Coming to a public school near you?

Coming to a public school near you?

Atheist techies fearful of the Word of God ‘corrupting’ young and impressionable minds are hoping that when school resumes in September, their revolutionary new Internet filtering software will keep kids safe in the classroom from the ultimate online predator, namely, God.

“GodBlock is a web filter that blocks religious content,” states the company’s website. “It is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions.”

Not even the “most deeply religious” parents and children are safe from the online threats posed by religions bound in faith to the Almighty God, claim GodBlock’s creators. “Fundamentalist Evangelicals, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, and Jews have held back progress in science, human rights, civil rights, and protecting our environment.”

Free of charge, concerned parents and school officials can download GodBlock for both PC and Mac. Once installed, “GodBlock will test each page that your child visits before it is loaded, looking for passages from holy texts, names of religious figures, and other signs of religious propaganda. If none are found, then your child is allowed to browse freely.”

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FCC Ban Silences Preachers

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Can you hear me now?

Can you hear me now?

If you’re hoping to hear the Word of God being preached from the pulpit next time you go to church, you might want to brush-up on your lip reading skills.

A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that goes in to effect on June 12 mandates that anyone or organization that uses a wireless microphone operating in the 700 MHz band must cease and desist. Countless ministers across the nation will likely be struggling to amplify their voices for their congregations to hear this weekend.

Do not be alarmed if your church minister is suddenly arrested by federal agents during Sunday service. He or she has been warned by the FCC that resistance to the wireless microphone ban is futile.

“Operation of wireless microphones in violation of these rules may subject the user to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against the offending radio equipment and criminal sanctions, including imprisonment,” a FCC announcement states.

According to the FCC, the urgency for banning the 700 MHz wireless microphones stems from the federal government’s near complete transition from broadcast to digital television frequencies.

“When this equipment [wireless microphones] was first designed, the frequencies they used were in between the frequencies that television stations used to broadcast television programs,” explains the FCC. “With the completion of the digital television (DTV) transition on June 12, 2009, television stations no longer use the frequencies between 698 and 806 MHz (the 700 MHz Band) for broadcast. These frequencies are now being used by public safety entities (such as police, fire and emergency services) and by commercial providers of wireless services (such as wireless broadband services).”

Will the feds show how serious they are about enforcing the ban by storming churches across the nation this weekend? Stranger things have happened, and you never know what next to expect these days from our overbearing and intrusive nanny state leaders seeking yet another way to show who’s in charge.

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