Thursday, November 06, 2008

Where Is The Outrage?

"Kindergartners given homosexual 'pledge cards'
Pete Chagnon

"A pro-family advocate is outraged that a California public school teacher would pass out homosexual pledge cards to her kindergarten students.

"The pledge cards were produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, and featured oaths that students would not use "anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender language or slurs," that students would intervene on behalf of homosexual students when possible, and that they would actively support safer schools efforts. Tara Miller is a kindergarten teacher at Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, California.

"She passed out the pledge cards to her students, which she then asked them to sign. Peter LaBarbera, the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, is outraged at Miller's actions.

"'First of all, why is homosexuality as an issue being raised at all in kindergarten? These are students who don't even know what sex is yet, and this teacher is talking to them about homosexuality,' he contends. 'This is an abuse of these students' minds, and it's just wrong.'

"According to a report on, one parent was angry when she found her child's signature on the pledge card. LaBarbera believes this instance highlights the real agenda of the homosexual movement.

"'This is just bizarre, and it shows how the teachers with their radical sexual agenda want to start early to reprogram these kids' minds. They want to undermine the faith teachings that the kids have at home; this is part of a plan,' he suggests. 'To me, this is like Hitler with Nazi Germany and the Soviets wanting to get to the youth and change the kids by getting to them at a very young age.'

"In the same report on, a spokesperson for the school agreed that the pledge was inappropriate for the kindergarten students and said that the pledges were meant for middle school and high school students."

I agree this is just like NAZI Germany. Kids can't understand that and to do so without the parents knowledge is crazy. Parents have to give permission for a child to take an aspirin but to be given gay propoganda without their permission? Come on. That teacher should be fired. Period.


Super Mommy said...

Can I just say I am so blessed my girls go to a Baptist school so they won't get trash like this passed out to them - and in Kinder - I'd be outraged!

Vivian M said...

That's crazy! First of all, any kind of sexual education should be left to the parents to teach at home. I don't send my child to kinder to learn about sexuality. Secondly, if you want kids to be nice to all kids, just say that and leave it at that. There is no need to bring up things they have no understanding of nor should at that age! And lastly, since when does a kinder kid know how to sign their name? And why are they signing anything? They are minors, and their parents should be signing or authorizing. No 4-6 year old is capable of making an informed decision to pledge something of that magnitude! Especially since most of them can't even read what they are signing. Ugh, this whole situation is disgusting. And I can't believe the school authorized the teacher to do that.

ModernMommy said...

hahaha. God forbid someone try to teach children to be loving and stand up for others!!! Hey that reminds me of someone. Who does that remind me of? Oh yeah, JESUS!

Beverly said...

ModernMommy, the problem with this is that the teacher has defined the appropriate people to defend or stand up for based on the behaviors those people participate in. If this had been "I will not make fun of any human, I will not call any human names, I will stand up for the week against bullies"; then it may have been okay but to ask a child to sign something based on sexual behavior at the age of 5-6 that is crazy. And Jesus will tell the gay man or gay woman to go and sin no more meaning don't have sex outside of the direct scriptural bonds of marriage just as He did for the adulterous woman.