Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
March 10, 2011; contact: Peter LaBarbera: 630-717-7631; firstname.lastname@example.org
LaBarbera: Schools Can Stop Bullying without Promoting Homosexuality or Gender Confusion
[NOTE: This is a corrected version of a similar news release sent out earlier today.]
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (www.aftah.org), warned that a White House “Bullying Prevention Summit” today may promote a pro-homosexuality agenda in schools in the guise of stopping cruelty between students.
“Schools administrators and teachers must ensure a safe and protective learning environment for all students, but they can do so without injecting divisive ‘sexual orientation’ and radical ‘transgender’ politics into the classroom,” LaBarbera said. “There is a real danger that ‘anti-bullying’ policies will be used to curtail any speech in schools critical of homosexuality, and create curricula that discriminate against religious students who believe homosexual behavior is morally wrong.”
President Obama has invited pro-homosexual activists from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and other pro-LGBT groups to the summit.
LaBarbera also opposes a federal bill, the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA)—supported by Senate Democrats and lone Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) – as “a Trojan Horse that would push politically correct agendas about homosexuality and ‘transgenderism’ in schools in the name of stopping bullying.”
LaBarbera said a key anti-bullying watchdog – BullyPolice.org – specifically recommends AGAINST “defining victims” in bullying legislation: “Defining victims will slow the process of lawmaking, dividing political parties who will argue over which victims get special rights over other victims,” states a BullyPolice document suggesting a model anti-bullying law.
Interestingly, the pro-homosexual Keen News Service reports that the proposed federal anti-bullying bill goes further than most state anti-bullying bills:
Yet another pro-homosexual bill, the re-introduced Student Non-discrimination Act (SNDA), also has the potential to create an intrusive federal bureaucracy that will pressure schools to either enact pro-“gay” programs or lose federal funding. Keen reports:
A third bill, the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act, “establishes similar anti-bullying requirements for colleges and universities receiving federal student aid.” It is named after a Rutgers student who committed suicide last year after being videotaped in a homo-sexual situation with another man.
LaBarbera said the homosexual and “transgender“ activist components in each of the bills are unnecessary:
AFTAH is joining Mission America April 1-2 in Columbus, OH to co-sponsor an educational “Truth Academy” on how to respond to the aggressive homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda; the theme is: “The Hate Labeling of Christians: Why it’s Happening and What We Can Do.” Details HERE.
This article was posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 3:36 pm and is filed under "Sexual Orientation"/"Gender Identity" and the Law, A - What does the Bible say about homosexuality?, Boards, Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Books & Required Reading in Public Schools, Bullying & Victimhood, Christian Persecution, Diversity & Tolerance Propaganda, Freedom Under Fire, Gay Rights vs. Others' Rights, GLBTQ Targeting Youth and Schools, News, The Bible, Churches, & Homosexuality. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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