Pro-Homosexual School Posters Fostering ‘Intolerance,’ Says Family Advocate

And once again the homosexual agenda is being forced down our throats, this time in the schools in the California. I admire the teachers who are willing to make their own lives difficult by standing up to the school system administrators.

(AgapePress) – A pro-family leader says five public school teachers in the San Francisco Bay area are putting their jobs on the line to protect their students from “propaganda” that homosexual activists have forced into the classroom.
Five teachers at San Leandro High School have refused to abide by a school district order to display a rainbow flag poster in their classrooms. The notebook paper-sized poster sports the logo for the
San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD) as well as the inverted pink triangle, an international symbol for “gay pride.” Addressing itself to “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [and] questioning youth,” the poster reads: “This is a safe place to be who you are. This sign affirms that support and resources are available for you in this school.”
Last week,
WorldNetDaily reported that the five teachers refused to display the poster because of their religious beliefs. But SLUSD superintendent Christine Lim said the policy calling for the poster to be displayed in classrooms is designed to make schools safe for homosexual students.
“This is not about religion, sex, or a belief system,” Lim told the
San Francisco Chronicle. “This is about educators making sure our schools are safe for our children, regardless of their sexual orientation.”
However, Bob Knight of the
Culture and Family Institute (CFI) takes issue with that statement. He believes Lim’s talk of safety is cover for the homosexual agenda. “What [such policies] produce is intolerance toward anyone who won’t accept homosexuality,” he says, adding that in this case, that means “teachers who know that it’s not a good thing to sell kids on the idea that it’s okay to be gay.”
According to Knight, the heated debate going on at San Leandro High is not about safety at all. “This is about bullying people and saying you will kneel down and bow to the Baal god of homosexuality — or we’ll make your life very miserable,” he says.
The CFI spokesman maintains the school district is demonstrating intolerance toward the five teachers who are choosing not to display the posters — and those teachers, he adds, are courageous for standing up to the mandate.
“The school district has no business telling teachers to glorify behavior that has such a long list of known health risks,” Knight says. “This ought to be treated as a public health issue — not a matter of civil rights, as [homosexual activists] like to frame it.”
And it is wrong, Knight adds, to force teachers into a situation that implies their approval of an unsafe and unhealthy lifestyle. “When you put a rainbow poster up in your classroom, you’re lending the authority of the teacher to the gay-rights movement,” he explains. In essence, says Knight, the district is saying: “Kids, go ahead and try this behavior. Even your teacher is for it.”
The controversial poster was designed by students in the school’s Gay Straight Alliance Club, under the supervision of a homosexual art teacher. The Chronicle reported on Thursday that tensions had eased at the school following faculty discussions about the “underlying message” of the posters. The principal says she expects to see the posters up in all 200 classrooms this week, and will have “a private conversation” with any teacher who is not in compliance with the policy.

10 Responses to “Pro-Homosexual School Posters Fostering ‘Intolerance,’ Says Family Advocate”

  1. beth says:

    I agree that hanging these signs up is promoting a lifestyle that could actually kill these kids. That’s not to say that heterosexual people cant get AIDS or some other disease you cant wash off, but the liklihood is that the more gay partners you have the higher risk you are for getting AIDS.
    Considering we are talking about San Fransisco, many of those children probably come from “2 dad” or “2 mom” families, so they are seeing the gay lifestyle as being normal and healthy. Someone needs to tell them the truth and I am so proud of those teachers who are willing to stand up and say that this is wrong.

  2. I ran across a comment once where an educator said something to the effect of “give me your children for seven years and you can do whatever you want to after that and it won’t change them”. Not a direct quote, but the idea is there; if they can put this type of nonsense into our kids minds when they are young and impressionable, then it’s just so much easier to advance their agenda.
    I do respect those educators who are willing to take a stand.

  3. Maybe you hear this a lot, but the pure ignorance that this article radiates astounds me. At last, an educational institution which has the guile to introduce the issue of homosexuality, one of the key issues of today’s society, into the classroom; as school which is NOT, like most school’s in the world, adopting an attitude of discrimination through pretending that such issues don’t exist and affect 1 in 10 teenagers today. With a sign like that, in NO way telling kids that homosexuality is BETTER than heterosexuality, but only that it is not something which is synonymous with alienation, and hate and repression and self-denial, it is the beginning of the creation of a true generation of TOLERANCE. It seems offensive to me that you would question this on the issue of TOLERANCE, as if the signs were asserting some kind of restriction on those homophobes.
    Firstly, homophobia is intolerance. That’s what it categorically IS. If you “don’t think that the idea that of homosexuality is ok”, then you are an INTOLERANT person and you should not be in a school. School’s should not tolerate racism. Why should they tolerate homophobia?
    Therefore, I assert that these “educators” who reacted so violently against such a small yet monumental development in today’s society of growing LOVE and UNDERSTANDING were in fact introducing intolerable levels of intolerance into the school system, and in their reactions, setting an example for a whole new generation of “young and impressionable” youngsters and potential hate-mongerers. Reactions like these other comments are loaded with negativity and ignorance.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A LIFESTYLE THAT COULD KILL KIDS? BAAL, GOD OF HOMOSEXUXALITY? this is one of the most offensive blogs i have read in a long time. do you understand what the purposes of such posters are? that 33% of gay youths will attempt suicide? why is that, do you think? because they want to spare the heterosexuals from their awful influence? because they want to stop the spread of AIDS? NO, they commit suicide because of these teachers and the way their behaviour influences the ideas in their impressionable minds. they commit suicide because there are no posters on the walls to let them know they dont need to. they commit suicide because they look on the internet and find blogs like this, with comments like this, and know that a lot of people, people they don’t even know, hate them and want them to die for reasons they have no influence upon.

  5. Martin says:

    A healthy display of “Christian” love from a collection of “Christian” bloggers. So much for all men equal, good Samaritans and all those fundamental qualities of the good Christian. Nice to see that such unconditional love for our straight, homophobic neighbours is being dealt out with such sincerity.

  6. germaine says:

    Yeah, the God of the homosexuals is called Baal. He eats school students for breakfast. Gay men and women burn virgins at his altar every full moon. They cover the walls of our school with rainbow signs, appearing to give support and hope to the frightened and lonely, but instead brainwashing ALL children to go home, eat their baby brothers and catch AIDS. Glad to see someone’s been doing their research.

  7. The Quiet One:
    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate you taking the time to express yourself. Nice blog, by the way. Good luck on your writing and I do hope we hear about a famous author someday who got his start on the blogshere.
    But on to your comments…
    You throw out the “tolerance” and “intolerance” words a lot. Let’s see how those words are defined:
    According to Wikipedia, intolerance “is the lack of ability or willingness to tolerate something.” Merriam-Webster says “the quality or state of being intolerant.” Further intolerant is defined by them as “1 : unable or unwilling to endure” and “2 a : unwilling to grant equal freedom of expression especially in religious matters b : unwilling to grant or share social, political, or professional rights : BIGOTED.”
    I suspect the definition you are going for is the latter of the two from M-W.
    But I must ask…If I’m “intolerant” of the homosexual beliefs, what does that make the homosexuals guilty of in regards to my beliefs to the contrary? Could it not be said that the homosexuals are “intolerant” of my Biblical views on the subject? Let’s go on.
    You mentioned the term “homophobic”. Let’s see how it’s defined.
    Wikipedia says “The term homophobia literally means an “irrational fear of or contempt for homosexuality or homosexuals”. It is derivable from the words homosexual and phobia (meaning “fear” or “panic” in Greek). The term itself is however often broadened to encompass other feelings such as aversion to, disagreement with, disapprobation of, disparagement of, or discrimination against homosexual people, their lifestyle, their sexual behavior, or culture [1] and is generally used to assert bigotry. Frequently, mere moral or ideological disapprobation is also called “homophobia”.” Over on the M-W side we have “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.”
    Well, I don’t fear homosexuals, and my “aversion” to use the M-W term, is hardly irrational, but is instead rooted in the foundation of Biblical truth (which I will site in just a moment). Wikipedia says “Frequently, mere moral or ideological disapprobation is also called “homophobia”.” So in other words, any time a homosexual disagrees with the position taken by someone contrary to their views, the term “homophobic” is assigned in order to “demonize” the opposition, thus minimizing the point they are trying to make. A stereotype if you will. That sure sounds familiar. “Ignorance” and “negativity” were terms you threw out as well. Could it be that you are using some of the same linguistic tools that you accuse me of using?
    Two major themes occur to me while making this response to you.
    1. How easily society assigns the terms “intolerant” and “homophobic” to someone who has a diametrically opposed viewpoint, which can be just as true and correct as the view offered by the opposing side.
    2. How only one side’s viewpoints are allowed. It would be interesting if right beside the “gay” poster, there was one that listed the statistics from the CDC relating to “risky sexual behavior” and the great health risk it poses. An even playing field would be nice, where more than one viewpoint is “tolerated” (to use your term) and espoused.
    But above all that though, in the Bible, homosexuality is a sin. Period. Please look at the following verses:

    In Romans 1:26-27 The Apostle Paul is very specific:
    “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.”

    He went on to write in 1 Corinthians 6:9,
    “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
    The Greek word from which the King James Bible gets the word “effeminate” is malakos, which literally means something soft to the touch, but is used as a negative metaphor to refer to a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man. The “abusers of themselves with mankind” are those men who engage in unnatural sexual relations with other men – homosexuals. That is also how the NASB, the NKJV, and the NIV translate that verse.

    Also in the New Testament is Jude 1:5-7. It says:
    “Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. ”

    In a nutshell, homosexuality goes “head to head” with what is taught in God’s Word. Anytime the Bible teaches something that is contrary to social mores; the Bible wins with me every time. It’s called “Biblical Truth” and “Moral Absolutes”. I’ve read the Bible several times from cover to cover and I have never once run across a verse or passage where God says “If you are uncomfortable with anything I’ve told you to do, you may disregard it at your discretion”. It’s not in there. We either accept God’s Word or we don’t. I love all people, because God made everyone. He teaches that we are to love everyone. I love the homosexual (as Christ does) but I refuse to endorse what the Bible teaches is a sin. The clique is “Love the sinner, hate the sin”. I have to agree with that. The Bible teaches that “all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God”. That’s every one of us. But through a belief in Jesus and through the grace He freely gives us, all can be forgiven, grace can be restored and we can find a life with Jesus.

  8. Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I appreciate it very much.
    You say in your comments “A LIFESTYLE THAT COULD KILL KIDS? BAAL, GOD OF HOMOSEXUXALITY?” and seem to take exception to these phrases. Let’s pause a moment and look at what commentator Beth and Mr. Knight of the Culture and Family Institute (CFI) are trying to say here.
    According to a recent report from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), “Syphilis has increased 8 percent during 2003-2004,” said Dr. John M. Douglas, director of the CDC division for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). “The overall increase is attributable to men who have sex with men.” They stated that 64 percent of all adult cases of primary and secondary syphilis were among sexually active homosexual men — a huge jump from the 5 percent of cases represented by that category in 1999.
    They continued by saying “CDC estimates that 19 million STD infections, including HIV and other non-notifiable STDs, occur each year. In addition to their immediate and long-term health consequences, these diseases result in direct medical costs of an estimated $13 billion annually.”
    It is a fact that homosexuals, especially males are at a higher risk of catching HIV then heterosexuals. I think this lends credence to Beth’s contention that the homosexual lifestyle is one that could eventually kill kids who decide to adopt it.
    In regards to Mr. Knight’s comment “This is about bullying people and saying you will kneel down and bow to the Baal god of homosexuality — or we’ll make your life very miserable,” let’s take a look first at his reference to Baal.
    Wikipedia defines Baal as:
    “Baal is a Semitic title and honorific meaning lord that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant.
    “Baal” can refer to any god and even to human officials; in some mythological texts it is used as a substitute for Hadad, a god of the sun, rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture, and the lord of Heaven. Since only priests were allowed to utter his divine name Hadad, Baal was used commonly. Nevertheless, few if any Biblical uses of “Baal” refer to Hadad, THE LORD over the assembly of gods on the holy mount of Heaven, but rather refer to any number of local spirit-deities worshipped as cult images, each called baal and regarded as an “idol”. Therefore, in any text using the word baal it is important first to determine just which god, spirit or demon is meant.”
    So using this definition, we can see that Mr. Knight was not accusing homosexuals of an actual worship of a god named “Baal”, but as an “idol” or something to be revered. I have to admit, that his use of the word did not increase the understandability of his statement and he probably should have worded it differently.
    You stated “that 33% of gay youths will attempt suicide? why is that, do you think? because they want to spare the heterosexuals from their awful influence? because they want to stop the spread of AIDS? NO, they commit suicide because of these teachers and the way their behaviour influences the ideas in their impressionable minds. they commit suicide because there are no posters on the walls to let them know they dont need to. they commit suicide because they look on the internet and find blogs like this, with comments like this, and know that a lot of people, people they don’t even know, hate them and want them to die for reasons they have no influence upon.”
    A study published in the December, 2001 issue of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, by Cornell University psychologist Ritch Savin-Williams, found this:
    “Savin-Williams says previous homosexual teen suicide studies were flawed and exaggerated because they were drawn from group homes or runaway shelters where the most troubled teens gather. Researchers also took at face value the claims that these teens made about their attempts at suicide.
    Savin-Williams surveyed a more representative group of teens. He focused on 349 students, ages 17 to 25. When these students told him they had tried to kill themselves, he asked them what method they had used.
    Savin-Williams discovered the following:
    * Over half of these reported suicide attempts turned out to be “thinking about it” rather than attempting it.
    * One study of 83 women showed a true suicide rate of 13% for those who hadn’t attended a support group. (Between 7% and 13% of all teens have tried to kill themselves, according to latest figures.)
    * Another survey of 266 college men and women found that teens who think they are homosexuals were not much more likely to have attempted suicide than straight students. Homosexual students were more likely to have reported “attempts,” but these turned out to be “thinking” about suicide rather than actually doing it.
    According to Savin-Williams, homosexual teen suicide statistics unfairly “pathologize gay youth, and that’s not fair to them.””
    So right away, I can see that maybe your statistic of 33% may not be as accurate as you might think. I recommend you take a moment to research that information further.
    As to the rest of your statement, it appears you drop into a bit of a rant blaming teachers who don’t support the gay agenda, a lack of “gay is OK” posters, and blogs that take a diametrically opposed viewpoint to the gay agenda as well as pointing out what the Bible says about homosexuality as the cause for homosexual teen suicide. It apparently has not occurred to you that there may be other circumstances that might cause homosexual teens to contemplate suicide. Again, I suggest you do additional research in this area.
    I do wish you well and hope that someday your anger towards me cools to the point of being able to hold a rational discussion. God Bless!!

  9. Hello Martin. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Somehow the idea that a Christian cannot have an opinion about things and must always submit to others when a disagreement occurs has become prevalent in today’s societies.
    Allow me to correct that misconception right now.
    I choose to believe in the Bible as a whole. This is called “Biblical Truth”. From the Bible, “Moral Absolutes” can also be derived. The Bible tells us that homosexuality is a sin. It also tells us that when someone knowingly or even unknowingly sins, it is our duty as Christians to draw their attention to that sin, in a loving manner, in order that they may repent and turn back to God.
    I love the homosexuals just as Christ commanded all Christians to love all people. Believe me, it would be easier to just let them go on with what they are doing and not “rock the boat” by pointing out that their lifestyles are a sin, according to the Bible. But sometimes when you love someone, you have to be willing to be honest with him or her. You love them enough that you are willing to accept criticism and abuse in order to help them realize what God is trying to tell them through His Word, the Bible.
    Be careful whom you call a “bad Christian”. It might just be the person looking back at you from the mirror. God Bless!!

  10. Hi Germaine. I appreciate your comments on my blog as well.
    I would like to refer you to the response I made to anonymous above.
    As you can see, there actually isn’t a god named “Baal”, but baal is a term to loosely describe any number of “god, spirit or demon” and must be read in context in order to determine what “baal” is actually referring.
    I think that you are actually the one who needs to go back and do further research before posting inaccurate information.
    None the less, you did provide us with a good rant. God Bless!!

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