A few months ago, we told you about the passage of a troubling bill that was passed in California – SB 48. According to this piece of legislation, school classes from grades K-12 would be required to include instruction on the contributions of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people in social science curricula. In addition:
- SB 48 forces all public schools to include positive discussions of the sexual orientations of transgender, bisexual, and gay Americans in all social science courses. Nothing can “reflect adversely” on these lifestyles.
- SB 48 requires the creation of new instructional materials at a time when school districts can hardly afford it.
- SB 48 ties the hands of teachers and administrators at the local level and often contradicts what students are taught at home.
- SB 48 requires teachers and administrators to enter into the divisive debate over sexual orientation and morality and to portray only one side of that debate. They are being asked not to tolerate but to advocate.
A previous effort to Stop SB 48 came up just short of the required number of signatures, but we have another chance to halt this bill in its tracks. Petitions are available now to qualify the CLASS Act Initiative, which would repeal SB 48 and represents the following:
- The CLASS Act demands an accurate portrayal of history by requiring an individual’s contributions to be the focus of the lesson rather than their sexual preference.
- The CLASS Act puts the power back in the hands of local school districts instead of allowing politicians to push their radical agenda on children through public school curriculum.
The office of the CLASS Act Initiative must receive 700,000 VALID petitions by July 11, so we need to begin our efforts now!
Here’s what you can do to help this cause:
Sign the petition and mail it in.
Print petitions and get signatures at your church, in your neighborhood, or anywhere else.
Get the word out by forwarding this email to friends and family.
We’ve been given another chance to take action and protect our young students, so please help in this effort any way that you can!
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