This letter, along with a document entitled “Report on AB 101 and the Gay Agenda in our Public Schools,” was distributed to the press by Eugene Delgaudio ally Steve Baldwin:
I read with great interest the article about Supervisor’s[sic] Delgaudio’s effort to stop any school sponsored program that attempts to normalize homosexuality. Apparently, as of now, it is within the context of an “anti-bullying” survey that was sent home to some students. But that could very well be the tip of an iceberg and I know there are organized groups here in Virginia that are pushing for more. As a former California legislator and former chairmen[sic] of the California Assembly Education Committee, I know first hand how the homosexual movement works within a school system to advance their agenda.
In California, they also sent surveys out in an effort to portray homosexuals as “victims”. Then, citing a need to protect homosexual students, various non-profits contract with school districts to carry out “anti-bullying” programs. After that, groups of homosexuals within the school system then lobby school boards to allow much more leniency for teachers who want to “discuss” homosexuality and to present literature that features homosexuals.
Eventually, some teachers will have literature handouts that portray homosexuality as a normal lifestyle. Much of this will discuss famous homosexuals throughout history, or will be within the context of sex education. The goal is all the same: portray homosexuality as as an innate, unchangeable condition that is to be considered a normal choice — this despite a total lack of any evidence that homosexuality is genetic. It’s a behavioral choice. The final step is the harassment of anyone who disagrees with them.
For the record, let’s make it clear that it is illegal for anyone to harass or intimidate anyone in our school system. We have laws on the books already that deal with this. The idea that any group would not be covered by such laws is outrageous.
When I held hearings on efforts by the homosexual community to influence our curriculum, I uncovered this quote from homosexual strategists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen:
“In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector . . the purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable; that is to jam with shame the self-righteous pride that would ordinarily accompany and reward their antigay belligerence, and to lay the groundwork for the process of conversion by helping straights identify with gays and sympathize with their underdog status.”
One of the main homosexual advocates in California is Dr. Virginia Uribe, who authored a pro-homosexual counseling program that she portrayed as an “anti-bullying” program. Her program actually included literature that had scenes in which older homosexuals seduced students. Here is one of her quotes that she didn’t expect would be made public:
“Starting from Kindergarten, again and working its way all the way through high school. This idea of talking about it one time in high school, well we know that doesn’t work. We need to start tackling this at the very early ages. This is war . . as far as I’m concerned, there’s no room for conscientious objectors. We’ve got to be involved in this war.”
I fought the homosexual agenda in California schools for six years but the liberals became so dominant that the flood gates eventually opened. Virginians need to know what has happened in California schools because the same national homosexual groups which won the battle in California is[sic] here in Virginia strategizing about what their next step will be. Here’s what happened in California:
- Homosexual lesson plans became abundant throughout California’s schools, especially in the larger urban schools.
- Los Angeles Unified has created separate homosexual schools run by homosexuals. Children believed to be “confused” are transferred here and then inundated with propaganda about how normal the homosexual lifestyle is.
- We now have “Gay Pride Week” in which schools all over California celebrate homosexuality by teaching lessons on famous homosexuals and inviting homosexuals to be guest speakers.
- Schools have bussed [sic] children to “gay pride” parades.
- Los Angeles now has school funded homosexual proms at [sic] which many older homosexuals are invited to attend. Sex education literature is full of pro-homosexual propaganda.
But that’s just the beginning. In spite of all the rhetoric by homosexual leaders about tolerance, they worked hard with certain elements of the education community to do the following:
- Banned the Boy Scouts from meeting in many of our urban schools because they refuse to allow homosexual scout masters.
- Kicked students out of school for wearing t-shirts that say such things as “Straight Pride” and other slogans that celebrate traditional marriage.
- Banned student religious groups from meeting on campus because they believed that homosexuality is immoral.
- Fired teachers for suggesting that the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous and speaking out against the blatant homosexual propaganda.
Fired AIDs educators have been fired[sic] for suggesting that abstinence is a viable alternation[sic] to sex-is-ok-with-anyone-at-any-time-for-any-reason philosophy.
If anything, Virginia’s schools should be teaching that the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous. Our schools teach that smoking, drinking and drugs is[sic] unhealthy. With 17,000 teen age boys now dying of AIDs – given to them by mostly older homosexual men – it’s time our schools also teach that the homosexual lifestyle is a deathstyle. I applaud Supervisor Delgaudio for speaking out against what could be the first sign of an organized effort by the homosexual community to follow in the footsteps of California.
(Steve Baldwin, formerly a California Assembly member, is now the executive director of the extreme right Council on National Policy. He lives in Ashburn, VA.)