Friday, August 7, 2009

Just One More Reason To Homeschool: NEA Goes All-Out for Same-Sex Marriage

From the EagleForum,

The National Education Association (NEA), which usually passes a dozen or more pro-homosexual resolutions every year at its annual national convention, this year in San Diego went all-out in support of same-sex marriage. This emphasis on advocacy for homosexuals was spelled out in a five-point New Business Item E.

Point #1 tells its union affiliates to support state legislation that registers same-sex couples in a way that mimics marriage. This registration would cover taxes, inheritance, adoptions, medical decisions, and even immigration.

Point #2 says that states can call this same-sex registration marriage or civil union or domestic partnership so long as same-sex relationships are treated like marriage.

In Point #3, the NEA promises to "support its affiliates" in opposing state constitutional amendments and laws that "could have the effect" of differentiating between homosexual and heterosexual couples. The NEA's California affiliate spent $1.25 million of teachers' dues money on the campaign to defeat Proposition 8 last year.

In Point #4, the NEA supports repeal of federal laws and regulations such as the very popular 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. According to the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) list of laws that use DOMA's definition of marriage, repeal of this law would create new Social Security and joint income tax benefits for homosexual partners.

I think it's safe to say that "hidden" agendas are a thing of the past. What place does any of this have in educating children, you may ask (including children of parents who have strong moral reservations about this issue)? It's a quite simple strategy that abortion advocates have used to good effect over the years. If you want to promote an agenda, the best place to start is the schools, where there are lots and lots of little minnows ready to innocently swallow whatever bait you offer to them. Indoctrinate them early and often in a captive environment and -- viola! --you get a lot of non-thinking automatons ready to follow the Real Smart People in our culture (like rock stars, actors, TV talk show hosts, and the like) who are ready to play on their emotions and lack of critical thinking skills. The problem is those pesky parents who often (but not often enough) push back when they see what they perceive as moral poison being given to their children (stupid, ignorant, intolerant parents! Who knows how to raise your kids better, you or the State?).

So what's a Progressive Movement to do? Why, you must do all you can to help make the thing legal since we are know that if something is legal (like abortion, f'rinstance) it must be, ipso facto, moral and respectable as well. That way, when one of those butt-inski parents object to their 5-year old being taught that Heather has two mommies, not only can you play the "you're so mean" card, but you can piously point to the legality of the thing as evidence of it's cultural normalcy and endorsement.

The parting words of NEA's retiring general counsel, Bob Chanin, are especially telling of the sense of moral superiority these people and their ilk possess:

"Why are these conservative and right-wing bastards picking on NEA and its affiliates?"
Chanin answered, "NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power, and we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year."

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