You really have to wonder about these people. Do they ever actually stop and think about what they say? This is from Family Research Council, which is in a snit over the film “That’s a Family!” being shown to exactly the audience it was intended for.
Another example of how pro-homosexual propaganda is appearing in schools–and in lower and lower grades–was reported today in The New York Times. Evesham Township, New Jersey is embroiled in controversy over a film called “That’s a Family!” which shown [sic] to a class of third-graders. Produced in 2000 with an obvious agenda to indoctrinate kids, the movie celebrates diverse “families.” It includes a child who boasts that having “two dads” is “really cool.” Interestingly enough, the film is promoting homes headed by same-sex couples–a union that, with the exception of Massachusetts, doesn’t even exist as marriage in American law.
What a weird thing to say. The film, produced by the award-winning Women’s Educational Media, isn’t about what kinds of “unions” are recognized by law as marriages.
It is about the kinds of families that real children have. This topic is in fact required to be part of the curriculum by New Jersey state law. The New York Times reports that the film introduces “children of interracial families, children of divorce, children who had been adopted “” and that did not seem to cause a ripple,” but at the inclusion of children with same sex parents “some parents complained that they should be able to decide whether their third-grade children should learn about same-sex couples in the classroom.” [Emphasis added]
At the end of the article, a parent of one of the third graders made a remark that really caused the FRC to go ballistic:
“People who don’t want the school to show the video say, ‘We can teach our own kids.’ Sure you can. But who’s going to teach you?”
This is a very good question. These people apparently need help figuring out that the film was made because it reflects the lives of the peers that their kids are already in the classroom with. They don’t have the option of “deciding” when or if their kids will learn that they have peers with same sex parents. That’s reality.
They have been lied to and told that reality = “propaganda,” and that ignorance = “truth.” What will they want to do next – forbid kids with gay parents to ever talk about their families?