I don’t frequent the AFA, but I do spend a lot of time around schools. I went to a Catholic school for high school, but both my parents teach in public ones, and I spent grammar school in a public school as well. I just don’t see it hapening.
That does not mean that it is not happening:
**"Her session at Fistgate 2003 was about introducing six-year-olds to homosexual concepts. She shared books and sample lesson plans. The session was titled, “Developing Lessons that Help Young Students Understand Human Differences.”
“What I do is to go into classrooms and teach kids about respect for human differences and to teach social skills lessons,” she said, adding, “I have been asked to train new teachers in how to do some of these lessons. The new teachers are being trained to do this.”**
Well, some stuff does need to be directed. For example, the document put up mentioned they need better demographic information. That isn’t stuff they can just get with a regular survey. It also mentioned particular problems that need to be specifically dealt with. For example, a normal anti-bullying initiative can’t effectively deal with how ingrained the phrases “That’s so gay” or “Don’t be a f____”, or “She’s a d___” have been. That stuff is worth targeted initiatives.
Yeah, but that is not the job of the schools.
I’m not sure what you mean with gay homelessness and bars applying to first graders. It doesn’t, but that document was from an organization that works K-12. Naturally, that would be focused on high schools.
Well because that teaching does not belong in schools no matter which grade it is.
I think, though, that sometimes zealousness to protect Catholic teaching leads people to get tangled up opposing measures that actually support Catholic teaching. Hate towards and bullying of gays is never acceptable, and the Church makes that pretty clear. It is a real problem in schools, and I don’t think money and effort being spent towards it is wasted.
But 1) this leads to and is the acceptance agenda. 2) This acceptance will lead to gay marriage, do you support that? That is not Catholic teachings. None of this is the job of the schools, it is the job of the parents.
That’s a problem with the article, though. You might know that its true; you might even have seen a convincing study that proves it. But when someone less informed or with a different opinion sees the article, they see no evidence, which makes it easy to assume they’re either making stuff up or broadly labeling programs as “pro-homosexual” that really aren’t.
Or they assume that it is true. But I understand your point, and I, myself, would have backed up my claims had I been the author.