Friday, March 20, 2009

Homosexual marriage is about a lot more than a small number of homosexual couples getting married.

Here are some interesting anecdotes on what's happened in Massachusetts since homosexual marriage was legalized by that state's highest court in 2003. This demonstrates that homosexual marriage is about much more than allowing a few homosexual couples to get married.

On November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced its Goodridge opinion, ruling that it was unconstitutional not to allow same-sex “marriage.” Six months later, homosexual marriages began to be performed.

The public schools

The homosexual “marriage” onslaught in public schools across the state started soon after the November 2003, court decision.

  • At my own children's high school there was a school-wide assembly to celebrate same-sex “marriage” in early December, 2003. It featured an array of speakers, including teachers at the school who announced that they would be “marrying” their same-sex partners and starting families either through adoption or artificial insemination. Literature on same-sex marriage – how it is now a normal part of society – was handed out to the students.

  • Within months it was brought into the middle schools. In September, 2004, an 8th-grade teacher in Brookline, MA, told National Public Radio that the marriage ruling had opened up the floodgates for teaching homosexuality. “In my mind, I know that, `OK, this is legal now.' If somebody wants to challenge me, I'll say, `Give me a break. It's legal now,'” she told NPR. She added that she now discusses gay sex with her students as explicitly as she desires. For example, she said she tells the kids that lesbians can have vaginal intercourse using sex toys.

  • By the following year it was in elementary school curricula.Kindergartners were given picture books telling them that same-sex couples are just another kind of family, like their own parents. In 2005, when David Parker of Lexington, MA – a parent of a kindergartner – strongly insisted on being notified when teachers were discussing homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, the school had him arrested and put in jail overnight.

    Second graders at the same school were read a book, “King and King”, about two men who have a romance and marry each other, with a picture of them kissing. When parents Rob and Robin Wirthlin complained, they were told that the school had no obligation to notify them or allow them to opt-out their child.

  • In 2006 the Parkers and Wirthlins filed a federal Civil Rights lawsuit to force the schools to notify parents and allow them to opt-out their elementary-school children when homosexual-related subjects were taught. The federal judges dismissed the case. The judges ruled that because same-sex marriage is legal in Massachusetts, the school actually had a duty to normalize homosexual relationships to children, and that schools have no obligation to notify parents or let them opt-out their children! Acceptance of homosexuality had become a matter of good citizenship!

    Think about that: Because same-sex marriage is “legal”, a federal judge has ruled that the schools now have a duty to portray homosexual relationships as normal to children, despite what parents think or believe!

  • In 2006, in the elementary school where my daughter went to Kindergarten, the parents of a third-grader were forced to take their child out of school because a man undergoing a sex-change operation and cross-dressing was being brought into class to teach the children that there are now “different kinds of families.” School officials told the mother that her complaints to the principal were considered “inappropriate behavior.”

  • Libraries have also radically changed. School libraries across the state, from elementary school to high school, now have shelves of books to normalize homosexual behavior and the lifestyle in the minds of kids, some of them quite explicit and even pornographic. Parents complaints are ignored or met with hostility.

    Over the past year, homosexual groups have been using taxpayer money to distribute a large, slick hardcover book celebrating homosexual marriage titled “Courting Equality” into every school library in the state.

  • It’s become commonplace in Massachusetts schools for teachers to prominently display photos of their same-sex “spouses” and occasionally bring them to school functions. Both high schools in my own town now have principals who are “married” to their same-sex partners, whom they bring to school and introduce to the students.

  • “Gay days” in schools are considered necessary to fight “intolerance” which may exist against same-sex relationships. Hundreds of high schools and even middle schools across the state now hold “gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender appreciation days”. They “celebrate” homosexual marriage and move forward to other behaviors such as cross-dressing and transsexuality. In my own town, a school committee member recently announced that combating “homophobia” is now a top priority.

    Once homosexuality has been normalized, all boundaries will come down. The schools are already moving on to normalizing transgenderism (including cross-dressing and sex changes). The state-funded Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth includes leaders who are transsexuals.

I think the more people hear about the implications of homosexual marriage the more they will be concerned.


Troy said...

I think normalizing "gays" in mainstream culture has always been the objective, whether through change of thought, generational differences, laws, etc.

It seems that marriage has become the rallying cry for the general acceptance, even if this result isn't the necessary goal... most gay people I know are more concerned with their safety than rights of marriage.

I think if we, as a nation, had ceded civil unions (non-religious) in the beginning, much of this discourse surrounding gay marriage would not exist. But now that marriage has come to stand for equal rights, the movement cannot go back.

james said...

If you want to shelter your children from the world, and raise them in your own little indoctrinating bubble, home school them. Or send them to a religious private school, intolerance is alive and kicking there. Otherwise, express to your children what your view on homosexuality is, then allow them to be exposed to other ideas. Then your child will be able to form their own opinions on homosexuality, instead of blindly accepting what other tell them.

mom said...

This opinion is the same as it was when we were all forced to "normalize" inter race couples. When is the religious right going to understand that religion is not a fact. Its an opinion. You can base your life on it, millions of others can agree with you, but its still not fact.

Elaine said...

I think trying to "normalize" your religion as fact, and law is the problem. It has been through out history, from the times of the romans and the greeks. People were killed for their thinking because they were able to prove science that did not reflect in the scriptures. That is fact. That is not normal behavior. Normal behavior is to allow for all people to live in haromony, as long as they dont harm one another. A gay couple is not harming you or your marriage is it? is it going to lesson your love for your wife? if so then your marriage is a weak one and is mighty trouble.