Recent advertisements by the No on 8 campaign purport that fears regarding gay marriage being taught in public schools is unwarranted, and any claims that such will happen are lies. However, one only needs to look at the other state where gay marriage has been legalized for a time, Massachusetts, to see the affects of legalized gay marriage on the educational system and society at large. Once the definition of marriage is legally changed to mean the union of any two individuals regardless of gender, that definition is thrust upon society.
Example 1: In Massachusetts, second grade students were read a book called “King & King” about two princes who marry each other. The parents simply asked for parental notification before such material was presented, but the school refused, and the courts sided with the school. The parents then tried to pull there child from the class, but the courts again said they did not have a legal reason to do so. If this is not an example of homosexuality being thrust upon young children, then what is? Video
Example 2: Just last week, a class of first graders at a San Francisco Public charter school were taken on a school sponsored field trip to…..thats right, a lesbian wedding, where they watched their own teacher get married! Here is a class of impressionable young people, going to an event where one of their most important role models is setting an example of homosexual marriage being morally correct. Even if you feel that such a marriage is morally correct, it goes against the moral views of the MAJORITY of Californians. Shouldn’t California parents trust that their children won’t be taught homosexual values in the classroom? Story in SF Chronicle
Example 3: The California Teachers union just donated 1 million dollars to the “No on 8″ campaign. It sure seems like teachers have an agenda here, besides teaching readin’, writin’, and arithmetic. Unless you want to see homosexuality forced upon us in all public institutions, Vote Yes on 8. Tolerance ≠ acceptance.