By On Top Magazine Staff | http://bit.ly/pATqdf
July 16, 2011 - A Christian conservative group has begun the process of repealing California's controversial gay history bill.
California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed the measure which mandates the inclusion of the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in the state's textbooks.
Starting as early as the 2013-2014 school year, the FAIR Education Act, sponsored by state Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat, requires the California Board of Education and local school districts to include the curriculum in their lesson plans.
The Associated Press on Friday reported that the Sacramento-based group Capitol Resources Institute has started the process for a statewide vote to overturn the law.
Opponents of the measure have labeled it an attack on the family, and several have called on parents to remove their children from the public school system.
The Rev. Louis Sheldon, chairman and founder of the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), said the measure “molested” the minds of children.
“It is an outrage that Governor Jerry Brown has opened the classroom door for homosexual activists to indoctrinate the minds of California's youth, since no factual materials would be allowed to be presented. By signing SB 48 today, California's classrooms, textbooks and instructional materials will all become pro-homosexual promotion tools.”
“We are talking about molesting the minds of young impressionable youth, as young as kindergarten, with an agenda and message that is not age-appropriate and that is offensive to the values of a vast majority of California's families.”
Supporters say the law will help ease the bullying gay teens face in the classroom.