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Whose Job Is It To Teach Morality?

October 31st, 2007 Visited 4193 times, 2 so far today

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In the name of tolerance and diversity, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently signed into law for the state of California a couple of measures aimed at traditional family values:

The bills signed by Schwarzenegger include SB777, which bans anything in public schools that could be interpreted as negative toward homosexuality, bisexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices.

Also signed was AB394, which targets parents and teachers for such indoctrination through “anti-harassment” training, CCF said.

AB394 promotes the same issues through state-funded publications, postings, curricula and handouts to students, parents and teachers.

It also creates the circumstances where a parent who says marriage is only for a man and a woman in the presence of a lesbian teacher could be convicted of “harassment,” and a student who believes people are born either male or female could be reported as a “harasser” by a male teacher who wears women’s clothes, CCF said. [Hat Tip: Ken Ham]

Basically, it takes away from parents the right to say that some things are right and some things are wrong, and in doing so makes a statement about what things it thinks is right and wrong. It says that parents that say that homosexuality is a sin or is wrong is wrong. It casts moral judgment of people of traditional values.

If government is supposed to represent the people, why are they castigating a whole group of people that believe that unhealthy lifestyle choices are either sinful, to be avoided, or not in the best interests of their children.

Isn’t that the parent’s job to instruct their kids about morality, not the states?

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  • Melissa says on: November 7, 2007 at 12:07 am

     

    Thank you for clarifying the bill. I’m glad to hear that it was not just a bill about protecting only homosexuals. I totally believe that no one should be discriminated against based on what the bill says. I apologize for not investigating and believing that it was a bill that was gave special rights/protections to homosexuals. I think the national bills congress has tried to pass about hate speech and affirmative action more or less for homosexuals clouded my view.

    Your comment was great until the sarcasm at the end about Christians chastising. Your the one chastising me right now for being Christian with your sarcasm and comparing Christianity with Greek mythology. From my viewpoint it is not Christians trying to push religion into all things secular. It is homosexuals and liberals trying to dismiss Christianity altogether. Why is it o.k. to teach about homosexaulity as being o.k. and to teach that Christianity is not o.k. You have to admit that alot of homosexuals purposely flaunt their homosexauality to get reactions.

    Thank you for the debate.

  • Musicguy says on: November 7, 2007 at 8:35 am

     

    “Thank you for clarifying the bill”

    No problem. I just wish I had thought of it 40 comments ago. Also would have been nice if our host here bothered to check it out…

    “You have to admit that alot of homosexuals purposely flaunt their homosexauality to get reactions.”

    Honestly, I need you to clarify this. If you mean holding hands or kissing in public, I’m going to tell you to get over it, as a vast majority of straight couples do the same thing. You’ll have to point out some specifics that are different from what the straight population does.

    “From my viewpoint it is not Christians trying to push religion into all things secular. It is homosexuals and liberals trying to dismiss Christianity altogether.”

    Yes and no. You can have your beliefs, whatever those may be: christian, muslim, scientology, hindu, and those who worship Cher as the goddess of the universe or the big meatball in the sky. However, I resent any laws being passed that are based on any one religious sect or belief. I am not a Christian, muslims are not christians, etc, etc, and we should not be held to your biblical world view. Just as you would not be thrilled with laws passed that reflect Cher as the goddess of the universe, that’s where the “nasty” liberals are coming from. In the public domain (seperate from churches) I should not be discriminated against simply because of who I am, and you shouldn’t either, by the way.

    So yes, there is a push to remove all things religious from the secular world, not just christian.

    “I think the national bills congress has tried to pass about hate speech and affirmative action more or less for homosexuals clouded my view.”

    Again, dear, go read the actual laws in question. Don’t rely on Wingnut Daily and other terribly slanted “news sources” for your information. The laws being considered in the US are much different than the ones in Europe that actually block teaching from the pulpit.

  • Crystal says on: December 14, 2007 at 12:34 pm

     

    SB777 is in violation of the Constitution of the United States of America. What this bill does is force religious students to listen to teaching that violates the tenets of their faith. SB777 is insensitive to and discriminatory towards the majority class and is catering to a minority group. I keep hearing arguments about religious parents having the option of sending their kids to private religious school or homeschooling. Why should a financial hardship be put on parents with religious convictions? Government schools are suppose to be for all races, all religions, and all sexual orientations. The gay/transgender community does not need special treatment in our school systems. My advise to the gay community would be to exercise your freedom to choice without insisting the entire world agree with you. This is America, we get to choose our definition of morality. You don’t get to define it for us.

  • Musicguy says on: February 15, 2008 at 8:56 am

     

    This is exactly why SB777 was passed, to aid in the prevention of tragedies like this. All students need to feel safe and be protected in schools: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....w=lawrence king&sn=001&sc=1000
    I’m dying to find out more about the shooter’s parents to see if my suspicions are confirmed.

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