Schools in California and some other parts of the country will turn over the education process to the indoctrination of children into acceptance of homosexuality as Harvey Milk Day is celebrated on May 22.
The law was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger designating the day to commemorate the life of former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay man to win elected office. If you're familiar with San Francisco politics, you know it's been all downhill since then.
While the law doesn't require schools to participate, many of them have previously and are expected to again this year. Promoters tout this "learning opportunity" as a chance to teach students all about the great contributions to society made by Milk before he was shot in City Hall, along with Mayor George Moscone, whom no one seems to remember.
Milk helped pass a law prohibiting discrimination against gays in housing and employment, then he defeated a law that would have kept gays from teaching at public schools, and he pushed for hiring more gay police officers.
As you can see, he was not a one-track politician.
Last year, some schools screened the R-rated movie "Milk," starring Jeff Spicoli, for schoolkids. If events this year are similar, children as young as 5 will be forced to participate in assemblies, commemorative exercises and be told to support the whole range of the homosexual agenda which Milk promoted during his career.
It's unlikely that children will be told what a destructive, dangerous lifestyle homosexuality is, with the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS; higher cancer rates; and earlier deaths than heterosexuals. Nor is it likely they will be told about the emotional and social toll homosexuality takes on its practitioners and their families, including difficulty in building long-term relationships, depression and high suicide rates.
And it's a virtual guarantee that children will not be told that there is no "gay gene," that people are not "born that way." The Human Genome Project has shown that there are no genes controlling human behavior, including homosexuality. The American Psychological Association in recent years has backed off from the theory that homosexuality is genetic.
Many schools don't bother sending announcements about Milk Day to parents, and there generally is no opting out of the "education" sessions. So it's left up to parents to be vigilant and protect their children.