The reason that they don’t want the contributions of LGBT people included is the same reason they don’t want us in the military, getting married, teaching school, etc.: It makes it much harder for them to demonize us when others learn of the contributions of LGBT people, serving our country, building a family, helping children, etc. And when you can’t convince others to hate, you can’t convince them to donate $$$ to support the hate of the Family Research Council, NOM, Traditional Values Coalition, etc. So, as usual with sleazy conservatives, it all boils down to they will do anything, say anything for a buck. – SF Chronicle forum post
Karen England, the chairwoman of the Capitol Resource Institute strikes again, she uses ignorance, prejudice and fear to provide her meal check. When students become more knowledgeable that LGBT people are actual human beings and they do not need to be demonized then people like her will not have to make a living from her hate.
SB 48, the revolutionary bill to add the accomplishments of people who happen to be LGBT has received loads of public scorn from people who happen to live in the inland areas of our state. Parents think it’s a sensitive issue because they want to have the right to discuss this issue first and have the right to implant their children with their values no matter how ugly their beliefs may be.
Maybe if many traditional values advocates were not taught to have ignorance, prejudice and fear of LGBT people we would not need bills such as AB 9 and SB 48. My high school bully was a raised in a home who was taught by his parents to dislike and torment people who are different than him. If students do not have to come to school or leave school in fear of being beaten up, then that would be very beneficial to academics.
I wish we all could come together in perfect harmony so we can learn to coexist. When you work in the business world such as a sales clerk at the local mall, to being a stock broker at the brokerage house you learn to respect all customers even if they are different than you.
Our public schools serve all students, the schools are not just for Christians, or even LGBT people. We have to be pluralistic to make sure they can serve all students. If you want a niche education you have to pay for it with your own money.
If the equality campaigners have to endure a ballot fight in 2012, we will need to define the issue before Schubert-Flint who won the Yes on 8 campaign does. We need to have stories of actual students and humanize the issue so Karen England will no longer have the erasers to tell the people of California that LGBT people do not exist.