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Friday, May 22, 2009

Minnesota Family Council Urges Governor Veto of Anti-Bullying Bill

Notably, they give the wrong number. They give the cell number of a poor girl named Emily. Call the Governor at: 651-296-3391. If the DFLers in the legislature had passed this bill earlier in the session, they could have gone to the override stage should the governor have vetoed the bill. It will be interesting to see what the governor did. Where is the Minnesota Family Council going to go? To the Democrats?

Emergency – Tell Gov. Pawlenty to veto SF 971!

Minnesota Family Council Action Alert

Emergency – Tell Gov. Pawlenty to veto SF 971!

Add your voice to thousands already calling Gov. Pawlenty

May 22, 2009

On Thursday, a so-called anti-bullying (SF 971) bill was sent to Gov. Tim Pawlenty for his approval. Like you, the Minnesota Family Council is opposed to all kinds of bullying. However, the anti-bullying bill is designed to force Minnesota public schools to indoctrinate your children and grandchildren to affirm homosexual marriage and unhealthy behavior.

(See list of reasons to oppose SF 971 below.)

CLICK HERE to send an email to Gov. Tim Pawlenty and urge him to veto SF 971.

MFC has studied Welcoming Schools, an anti-bullying curriculum slated for Minneapolis public schools and found that it teaches “how parents can have the same gender,” and that “most families no longer consist of a mother, father…” It also instructs children to “create some families with adults of the same gender” and that there are “no ‘right’ answers”.

Children also learn about families with two moms and two dads through videos like Both of My Moms’ Names are Judy, discussions, books and activities that endorse and reinforce acceptance of homosexuality and same-sex parenting.

Please, contact Gov. Tim Pawlenty and tell him to veto the anti-bullying bill (SF 971).

There is absolutely no time to waste, so please contact Gov. Pawlenty at 612-296-3391 [sic - actually 651-296-3391] or send an email to tim.pawlenty@st.mn.us and urge him to protect our children from indoctrination and veto the anti-bullying bill.

Thank you.

We strongly oppose this bill for the following reasons:

* Unnecessary. Current state anti-bullying law requires all school boards to adopt policies addressing bullying in all its forms (Chapter 121A.0695).

* The bill will involve indoctrination and intimidation of students and school officials who object to homosexuality, homosexual marriage and unhealthy sexual behavior. Already, teachers in a suburban district were forced to sit through a session encouraging teachers to re-evaluate their views on homosexual marriage led by a representative of Rainbow Families, one of the organizations which helped craft this bill.

* SF 971 will force school districts to teach anti-bullying programs that promote homosexuality - not just eliminate bullying or harassment. One example is the Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools an anti-bullying curriculum that promotes acceptance and normalization of homosexual marriage, alternative gender roles and unhealthy sexual behaviors.

* Welcoming Schools seeks to address family diversity, including LGBT families, and it addresses anti-gay bias within discussions of bullying. It seeks to “expand student’s notions of gender appropriate behavior” through such books as King and King. And it seeks to evaluate and assess kids’ beliefs by having them regularly answer the question, “I used to think….but now I know…” This involves indoctrination, not elimination of bullying or harassment activities. This is a direct assault on parental values and authority.

* Will increase conflict between parents and public schools. Frustration among parents, students and teachers will increase as they see indoctrination of homosexuality under the pretext of anti-bullying curriculum. We’ve already seen attacks on parents who object to the school’s undermining their parental values and beliefs by their children's school administrators .



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1 comments:

Holly Cairns said...

Ack! I'm sick, just sick! The Minnesota Family Council is now 'on my list'. How terrible to take a bill working towards kindness and turn it into a spewing of hatred and a provoking of fear.

And why don't you tweet, Llyodletta (and Dump Bachmann personalities, too, while I am at it).