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Monday, October 13, 2008

I am NOT MAKING THIS UP

First Graders Taken to San Francisco City Hall For Gay Wedding

SAN FRANCISCO, October 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as "lies" claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding. Eighteen first graders traveled to San Francisco City Hall Friday for the wedding of their teacher and her lesbian partner, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The school sponsored the trip for the students, ages 5 and 6, taking them away from their studies for the same-sex wedding. According to the Yes on 8 campaign, the public school field trip demonstrates that the California Supreme Court's decision to legal same-sex marriage has real consequences.

"Taking children out of school for a same-sex wedding is not customary education. This is promoting same-sex marriage and indoctrinating young kids," said Yes on 8—ProtectMarriage.com Campaign Co-Manager Frank Schubert. "I doubt the school has ever taken kids on a field trip to a traditional wedding," Schubert said.

When asked by the Yes on 8 campaign, The San Francisco Chronicle reporter said she did not know if the school had ever sponsored a field trip for students to a traditional wedding. Telling the Chronicle that the field trip was "a teachable moment," the school's principal believes it is perfectly appropriate for first graders to attend a same-sex wedding. Officials in other school districts disagree.

"Prop. 8 protects our children from being taught in public schools that 'same-sex marriage' is the same as traditional marriage," said Santa Ana Unified School District board member Rosemarie "Rosie" Avila. "We should not accept a court decision that results in public schools teaching our kids that gay marriage is okay. That is an issue for parents to discuss with their children according to their own values and beliefs. It shouldn't be forced on us against our will," Avila added.

The lesbian teacher's wedding was officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Newsom is featured in a Yes on 8 television ad, released last week, in which he arrogantly declares of same-sex marriage: "The door's wide open now. It's gonna happen, whether you like it or not."

The Yes on 8 campaign's ads explain that if the voters do not overturn the California Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, teachers will be required to teach young children that there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage.

"It's totally unreasonable that a first grade field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, Press Secretary for Yes on 8. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to understand it."

The trip underscores the Yes on 8 campaign's message that unless Prop. 8 passes, children will be taught about same-sex marriage in public schools. "Not only can it happen, it has already happened," White said.

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Northern and Central California (Sacramento Press Office):
Chip White, 916-215-4392
Los Angeles or Southern California:
Sonja Eddings Brown, 818-993-4508

4 comments:

jeff perrin said...

Hello Dudley....
After reading folks comments and talking with people on this subject i have come to realize that God is totally going to get our attention one way or another... always makes me laugh when people say kids today act like animals, what do they expect!! that is what they are taught in school, they are not taught the truth they are taught a lie that even Darwin had a problem with...
So how will this play out??
Even if it gets voted in whats to say another set of judges will overturn our vote..... how can we allow four judges to over turn 4 million votes....
Calling All Christians, come and get to work......
By the way, thanks for the shelter and warmth Shepherd provided for all fire victims yesterday....
I came over to see if they needed help and all was good... BUT, my daughter who has not been in Church for a while came with me on the bike to help out!....
I know that does not seem like a big deal but again it is if you knew what is going on in our family......
God is Good.... ALL THE TIME
JP

arie said...

disturbing is all i can say...

Jenn said...

Good morning,

I linked to your blog from one of the members of your church and came across this post. I just wanted to thank you for posting it. I just found this article (or one similar) this morning and was shocked. Interestingly, just last night I heard of another pretty well publicized story from Massachusetts that's been unfolding since approximately 2005where parents are not given the option to opt their children out of "diversity training". I must have been living in a bubble. There are many people like me, I am certain, who are simply unaware that these things are taking place with our children.

I know you have your hands full with the fires you are dealing with, but I just wanted to thank you for helping to open my eyes.

Peace and blessings to you all.
jenn

Little Lotte said...

We really DO need to pray for Proposition 8 to be passed...

Just today there were chairs set up on the campus at CSUN. And there, an ordained pastor (who was a woman, by the way), performed a gay wedding. (I'm not sure if there were more than just that pair that were married) But Pastor, my heart just sank...there were so many "No on Prop 8" signs. And where will it stop? Will they start to hold gay weddings at public schools too?? I continually pray that God won't allow it.

Pastor D, People REALLY do need the Lord, and they NEED to realize that whatever God hates, we must hate. And God hates SIN. NOT the PERSON committing that sin. And God hates the ACT of homosexuality...because it is a SIN. We as a Body of Christ need to realize that, uphold it, and make it known that our God is a God of righteousness..but also a God of Love.