California legislators would make even the best Cold War era progagandist proud. The California Senate Judiciary Committee has already approved SB1437 which mandates that California schools buy books that portray "the sexual diversity of our society" was also approved by the Senate Education Committee.
The bill would, among other things, remove those ugly and biased terms such as "mom" and "dad" from the text books in favor of sexually unbiased terms for the custodians of our young Comrades. The bill would also require that students be taught history related to "the contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America."
You realize of course that the homosexuals portrayed in this history will almost certainly be leftists. For the purposes of equality, everyone mentioned in the history books should either be labeled as hetero or homosexual. Wouldn't that be fair? Wouldn't equality demand that we also teach the history of straight people?
What can you do? Well, I found out. Call the office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and use the automated system to register your protest. I don't care where in the country (or world) you live, please do this. It's possible they filter out the votes from people calling from non-California area codes but try it anyway. It's also likely that they filter out multiple votes from the same number so try to make it a point to call from as many phone numbers as possible. I have already called from 3 numbers.
Call - 916-445-2841
Press 2 to voice your opinion on legislation
Press 1 for Senate Bill SB1437
Press 2 to oppose the legislation
You can also use this form to send an email. Make sure you reference SB1437 and that you are opposed to it.
That's all you have to do. Make sure you listen to the prompts though in case they change things.
I have rarely ever asked you folks to repost anything on your blogs but feel free to simply copy and paste this post in to your own blog with or without proper attribution. California, because we are such a large purchaser of textbooks affect the books that are purchased by other states. Don't think that just because you're not in California that you won't be affected by this if it passes. Do this even if you don't have kids, it could affect us for generations.
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