text books too

In my post happily ever after has changed… I mentioned the gay wedding field trip with a first grade class in San Fransisco.  This was reported in The San Fransisco Chronicle.  A wedding is not academic in nature. I have to say I don’t want my kids to go on a field trip to a heterosexual wedding either.  You add the moral elements I personally have, and I question the public education system.  Granted we learn from the article that kids can opt out of these kinds of field trips and likely I would have had my children opt out of this event, but it is likely that text books will be effected too. Equal number of reference to heterosexual and homosexual relationships will have to be made. Think about it, for ever story problem like, “Mom has $5 and dad has $3. How much money do they both have?” There will have to be a problem like, “Dad one has $4 and dad two has $7…”  How confusing for kids. You may think, “OK California is going to have to figure this out.” But it will impact other states, because publishers are not likely to create two editions. California voters will impact what is being brought into classrooms across the country.

If this becomes reality publishers should have  references based on the percentage of homosexual population.  (According to various studies 3% to 5% of the united states are homosexual.   California likely has a higher percentage then this number.)  But still if this happens lets depict and realistic reality rather then 50/50.  Hopefully we don’t have to get there.  This is done by voting yes to Prop 8.



  1. beetlebabee said

    It’s completely terrifying that they would want this kind of confusion in the schools.

    The more I look at it the clearer it becomes, gay rights activists have an agenda. They say that gayness is not a choice, that it’s genetically driven, so we shouldn’t deny them their lifestyle and we’re discriminating if we do. But the statistics show that children raised in a gay environment are much more likely to choose the gay lifestyle themselves.

    While there may be some genetic component, the consensus is that it is most likely a combination of genetics and societal influence. For instance, one of our high schools is having a rash of homosexual type experimentation because it’s become the edge thing to do.

    That has everything to do with environment and nothing to do with genetics. That a school would choose to immerse the future generations with this kind of crosstalk and confusion is unfathomable.


  2. Heather said

    I heard a radio talk show host put it best… (I’m paraphrasing, so I won’t put it in quotes)

    Our children may not be able to read, write or do basic arithmetic, but they will know about who can get married.

    (This is from Roger Hedgecock, you can download his entire talk show from kogo.com for free! And I apologize for any spelling errors, I went to public school, you can see I learned real well. Ha ha)

    I think the teachers, the school boards and the teachers union need to go back to teaching the basics. I agree that a wedding is no place for school children, same sex or heterosexual. Moral values are to be taught in the home.



  3. Lilly said

    I was unable to come up with the right wording doing Relief Society yesterday, but I would like to know…are we giving the “alternitive lifestyle” couples the same kind of grief as the LDS went through in our church’s beginning? We were different then the mainstream and were persecuted and not given the same rights as others so that we had to keep moving for a safe haven. California is a safer place for the LGBTA community then the South, do we have the right or duty to take it away from them?

    I still have to read up on Prop 8 myself, and am very gratful that as a LDS member…I can choose what my holy ghost tells me is the right thing to do regardless of what is the LDS offical stand on Prop 8.

  4. abbyearth said

    How & Why Did France DENY Same Sex Couples Marriage?
    France Says Marriage Is Strictly Reserved For Heterosexual Couples!

    Why? The Answer Will Probably Surprise You!

    Please Read It & Place Your Vote With A Clear Conscious For YES! On Prop. 8… http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2006_docs/Francesummary.pdf

  5. busywithconviction said

    These are really good questions and I must say they have crossed my mind in this election process. The giving gays grief has been more about polygamy, but it is along those some lines and I don’t have an answer. Do we have the duty to take away this safe place for the LGBTA? See I don’t see the passage of prop 8 as taking anything away for the LGBTA. The passage of Prop 8 doesn’t take away any rights or benefits from same-sex domestic partners. The laws in CA already say they will “have the same rights, protections and benefits” as married spouses. So by voting YES they still have “a safe place” here. Homosexuality will not disappear if prop 8 passes. It is a lifestyle that is prevalent in our society and will continue to be so. I don’t hate gay/lesbians. I think those I know well are outstanding people. I want them to be my friends. I think it is so good we get to vote on this issue, that the voice of the people get to make up their mind on how this should turn out. Good luck with figuring out what you personally think is best. There are lots of great resources out there. Many links through this blog…

  6. SFT said

    Very good questions, Lily. I do not follow the logic the many people presetn that Gay Rights will be taken away if Prop 8 passes. I believe that Prop 8 will not change my two Lesbian neighbors’ rights according to California Law.

    I feel very strongly about my own personal rights as an American, parent and religious person and I feel that Prop 8 upholds all 3. Thanks for your comments, it is refreshing to hear someone discuss this without launching into a hateful diatribe (which so many people who are against Prop 8 do).

    Please stand up for your beliefs, that is what our country is all about,


  7. Laura said


    I am very familiar with what 19th century Latter -day Saints went through to practice polygamy and unlike same sex couples, they never once asked the rest of society to legally recognize thier “alternative lifestyles”.

    The imprisonment, harrassments and coersions they experienced are in no way comparable to having the open public discussion/debate and civilized vote on the legal recognition of gay marriages today in our society.

    Furthermore any tactics by NO on 8 to use LDS history to somehow discredit our activism misses the glarring differences in our former movement and thier current one ie. insisting the rest of society embrace and uphold it.

    Early Mormon polygamists would have simply been happy to have had the rest of society leave them alone.

  8. Laura said

    … same sex partnerships already and I think rightfully enjoy that luxury under the law. What they are now seeking is to have acceptance of thier marriages iwritten into law.

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