“We Are Family” Video For Elementary Kids
This Friday, March 11, a video called “We Are Family” will be delivered to 61,000 elementary schools nation- wide. If you have children or grandchildren in the public schools, you need to be aware about this video which is put out by the We are Family Foundation (WAFF), a pro-homosexual organization. Organizations like WAFF often use the public school system to promote homosexuality to young children.
The “We Are Family” video, under the guise of promoting “tolerance education,” comes along with a teacher’s guide to discuss the video. This guide encourages a discussion with school children that aggressively normalizes same-gender attraction and same-sex marriage. There is also a recommended reading list for children, including illustrated children’s books promoting lesbianism, “Heather Has Two Mommies,” discussing artificial insemination, and “Daddy’s Roommate,” which includes an illustration of two men in bed together.
The American Family Association reports that, before it publicized the true motives behind the “We Are Family” video, WAFF had statements on its website about openly promoting homosexuality as a normative lifestyle to school children and using the video as a vehicle to do this. On WAFF’s website, there was also a “Tolerance Pledge” to be signed by the children that they would respect homosexuality and work against “ignorance, insensitivity and bigotry.” After the American Family Association (AFA) spread the word about the truth behind “We Are Family,” WAFF quickly removed controversial materials from its website, except for the tolerance pledge which was altered from its original format.
“Evidently WAFF did not want parents to know what was on their site and in the teacher’s guide,” said a spokesman from AFA.
If you have children in the public school, and are concerned about the “We Are Family” video, here are four things the AFA recommends you should do:
Ask another parent or a small number of parents to join you. Contact your school’s principal. Ask him or her if they plan to show the “We Are Family” DVD at school.
Ask if the teacher’s guide will be used in facilitating any discussion, and ask for the opportunity to review the teacher’s guide.
Ask very specifically if the subject of homosexuality will be brought up by teachers or discussed if brought up by a student.
If the school assures you that homosexuality will not be discussed, thank them politely. If you are informed that homosexuality will or may be discussed, ask for permission to sit in on the discussion. Invite other parents to attend with you. A good school will welcome involvement of parents.
Capitol Resource Institute would also like to remind you that you may “opt-out” your children from instruction on homosexuality. In order to access an opt-out form, which we recommend all parents do if they are concerned about their moral views on homosexuality being undermined in the public schools.