Sunday, October 26, 2008

Proposition 8 and Schools (Update III)

Our friend Bill May, Chairman of Catholics for the Common Good, did a great job on our local ABC affiliate today. You can see video & text here.

Some background: on October 10, a San Francisco First Grade Class went on a field trip to a lesbian "wedding." (They called it a "teaching moment." Were they right!) Since Mayor Gavin Newsom was presiding, the wedding, including kids, was videotaped by supporters of the event, and published. No objection from the parents.

The San Francisco Chronicle's video of the wedding is in fact a VERY IMPORTANT teaching moment and can be seen here.

But wait! Now the parents are objecting to the fact that their kids were videotaped at a lesbian "wedding." They're complaining because the videoptape, which is in the public domain, was quite properly used as evidence by the "Yes on Proposition 8" campaign to show that homosexual indoctrination of children in California Public Schools is a reality, and will increase if Proposition 8 fails.

In today's story, Bill really went to town. First he blasted Jack O' Connell, the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California who said:

"Prop 8 has nothing to do with schools or kids. Our schools aren't required to teach anything about marriage and using kids to lie about that is shameful."

Bill responded:

"The Superintendent of Public Instruction is absolutely lying on this. He knows better. They're trying to cover it up. They don't want parents to know that this is going to be taught in public schools."

Evidence of O'Connell's lie can be found by going to his own website. The "Yes on 8" campaign has documented this here.

Today, one of the parents said:

"You can't use children's images in political statements like this. (The entire event was a political statement, lady. That's why the event was videotaped, by opponents of Proposition 8, in the first place) No one asked us to use our children. No one talked to us about this. And I feel like my children are being manipulated."

Bill's response:

"Asked about the pictures May told ABC7, 'The images of the children
wouldn't be in the public domain if they hadn't called the press and publicized it. It's been on national TV.'"

Again, we strongly encourage readers to look at the video of the wedding (especially the end) , which was intended essentially as an unpaid ad for the "No on 8" Campaign, and which backfired disastrously. And just in case the Chronicle decides to pull the video, it closes with the teacher saying:

"I really hope that all the children of the world matter who is getting married it's a beautiful and blessed union and that right should be afforded to everyone."

That's indoctrination.

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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