People sometimes ask why I've homeschooled my kids. Here is a prime example:
A group of parents in a California school district say they are being bullied by school administrators into accepting a new curriculum that addresses bullying, respect and acceptance -- and that includes compulsory lessons about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that will be taught to children as young as 5 years old.[emphasis mine]
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The thing that is really disturbing about this is not merely that it is happening (this is California, after all, and political correctness and misplaced 'tolerance' and 'compassion' are so commonly taken for granted it hardly elicits anything resembling surprise), but that this bizarre curriculim is absolutely compulsory for the students in this school district. This means, basically, that the parents have no say-so in what their children are taught -- even if it completely contradicts their sincerely held moral and religious beliefs.
It isn't about keeping people from loving each other or about hate or about 'phobia' -- people can do whatever they want in the privacy of their own bedrooms -- but it is about forcing the views of a minority down the throats of others (including their children) against their own moral consciences and convictions.
The next logical step after this for parents who insist on speaking out against this and in favor of their children is to be accused of, in the least, 'hate speech,' but eventually (if they refuse to allow their kids to be exposed to this) be accused (and possibly prosecuted) for child abuse and a 'hate crime."
After all, who knows how to raise your children better; you or the government?