Friday, October 17, 2008

Transparent, Desperate Lies from No on 8 Campaign

Maggie Gallagher, writing over at National Review addresses the question of whether same-sex marriage will be taught in California Public Schools if Proposition 8 fails. It would have to be. In Public School health classes, they teach about marriage. If marriage in California includes "marriage" between a man and another man, that will have to be part of the curriculum. Maggie's column is below. Interpolations are in black.

"The latest Protect Marriage Yes on 8 television ad in California shows an incredibly cute 8 year old Hispanic girl bringing the book King and King home to her mother saying "Guess what I learned in school today. . . I can marry a princess!"

The anti-Prop 8, pro gay marriage crowd is running ads charging this whole idea that public schools will teach gay marriage is just a "lie."

The latest press release from the Protect Marriage Yes on 8 campaign in California rather cleverly points out the same groups now charging its a lie public schools will teach about gay marriage whether parents like it or not — were just in court in Massachussetts filing amicus briefs arguing parents don't have any right to opt their children out of the pro-gay marriage curriculum.

From the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Amicus Curiae Brief:

“In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where the right of same-sex couples to marry is protected under the state constitution, it is particularly important to teach children about families with gay parents.” [p 5]

(Note: The ADL is a leading member of the No on 8 campaign, and publicly announced they had joined the campaign opposing Proposition 8 on September 9, 2008.)

From the Human Rights Campaign Amicus Curiae Brief:

“There is no constitutional principle grounded in either the First Amendment’s free exercise clause or the right to direct the upbringing of one’s children, which requires defendants to either remove the books now in issue – or to treat them as suspect by imposing an opt-out system.” [pp1-2]

(Note: The Human Rights Campaign has organized one of the largest recipient committees to oppose Proposition 8. The committee, Human Rights Campaign CA Marriage PAC (ID# 1307246) has received more than $2.2 million in contributions (as of 10/8/08), including over $100,000 from the Human Rights Campaign itself in non-monetary contributions. The committee has funneled over $2 million of its funds to No on 8, Equality for All (ID# 1259396), the main No on Proposition 8 campaign committee.)

From the ACLU Amicus Curiae Brief:

“Specifically, the parents in this case do not have a constitutional right to override the professional pedagogical judgment of the school with respect to the inclusion within the curriculum of the age-appropriate children’s book…King and King.” [p 9]

(Note: The Northern California Chapter of the ACLU has also formed a Proposition 8 opposition committee: No on Prop 8, Campaign for Marriage Equality, a project of the ACLU of Northern California (ID# 1308178). This committee has collected $1.6 million in contributions (as of 10/8/08), including more than $70,000 from the ACLU of northern California, as well as $8,000 from the ACLU Foundation. This committee has contributed $1,250,000 to No on 8, Equality for All (ID# 1259396), the main No on Proposition 8 campaign committee.)

Which side is really telling the truth here about its aims?


Reuven said...

I'm a CHRISTIAN and I'm voting NO on 8.


Because it seems that all the funding has come from false Christian groups like ROMAN CATHOLICS and "MORMONS" both of whom are idolaters (worshiping Men, Mary, beads, little statues of saints, etc).

IDOLATRY is a worse sin. Voting yes on 8 supports idolatry.

Anonymous said...

Wow, there's logic for you:
1. Catholics are idolaters.
2. Catholics support prop 8.
3. Therefore voting for prop 8 is idolatry.

I'm very impressed by your razor-sharp intellect.

Anonymous said...

I am a mother of 4 children that have all been educated in the California Public School system. NOT ONE of my children have been taught about marriage in any of their classes. Not heterosexual marriage, not same sex marriage, no marriage.
The State Superintendent of Schools has gone on record stating that there is no marriage education in CA public schools.

Salt H2O said...

You're a genius..but you're going to have to do a bit more to spite those 'idolators'

Both the LDS church and the Catholic church make huge donations to the Red Cross. So you better boycot the red cross.

Both the LDS church and the Catholic church made huge donations to hurricane victims and worn torn nations- so you better stop donating to charity.

And I have it on good athority that all mormons and catholics BREATHE! 100% of them. Can you imagine. So if you're breathing you're totally support idolotry.

Better stop fast!

Salt H2O said...


The LA Times Disagrees with you.