Thursday, October 23, 2008

More on Proposition 8 - please read, please help!


As Contented and happy my last post was, now you get to hear the other side of Sheryl. I sent this email out this morning, so if it is a repeat to you.... sorry, but not really. As you know I work in the Public school system, and,my boss assured me this morning as I told him my story, that this just would not be happening here, "Not in California". WRONG!!
Hey my dear friends and family,

Last night as I was watching a bit of TV, a commercial came on that struck a cord with me that got me on my computer and I wrote a letter to Jack O’Connell, Superintendent of Education for the State of California. This man is an elected official, and last night, he personally came on with the No on 8 campaign. I strongly feel he has stepped outside the bounds of his position as he did this. He stated that the Yes side of the campaign is misleading, and that children will not be involved whatsoever. But I received an email this morning. That states that today is “Coming Out” day at a school up north.

I Googled this school, and while this is a Charter School, it is also a Public School. I then Googled the Pacific Justice Institute, and this was from their website directly, along with how outraged the California Teachers are that their Union has chosen to use their dues without their permission to donate 1.25 million dollars to the No on 8 campaign. The Liberal Union Leaders are on their own agenda and not supporting those they represent. This is an evil assault on all that we know to be right and true. Please get writing letters and emails to all you can.


October 22, 2008

Parents at a K-8 charter school in Hayward were shocked to learn this week the extent to which their school is promoting gay and lesbian ideals to their daughter in kindergarten. The parents were shocked to see a poster announcing that "Coming Out Day" will be celebrated at the school this coming Thursday, October 23. The school, Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, chose not to tell parents ahead of time, but it is in the midst of celebrating "Ally Week," a pro-homosexual push typically aimed at high school students. When one mother asked her daughter earlier this week what she was learning in kindergarten at the school, the 5-year-old replied, "We're learning to be allies." The mother also learned that her daughter's kindergarten classroom is regularly used during lunchtime for meetings of a Gay Straight Alliance club.

Later this week, the school is slated to talk about families. The parents have noticed several posters promoting families, all of which depict only homosexual families. More controversial discussions can be expected through next week, as the elementary school continues to celebrate Gay and Lesbian History Month. On November 20, the school will host TransAction Gender-Bender Read-Aloud, where students will hear adapted tales such as "Jane and the Beanstalk." These parents are being advised by attorneys from Pacific Justice Institute. Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, commented, "Do we need any further proof that gay activists will target children as early as possible? Opponents of traditional marriage keep telling us that Prop. 8 has nothing to do with education. In reality, they want to push the gay lifestyle on kindergartners, and we can only imagine how much worse it will be if Prop. 8 is defeated. This is not a scenario most Californians want replayed in their elementary schools."

Take a stand,
Sheryl

17 comments:

Sundbergs said...

This could not be scarier. I sent out a similar email. We need to keep spreading the word. Thanks for that info.

On a happy note I love your disney pics.

The Burnett's Backyard said...

Good for you. I hope others are doing the same.

Sara's Memoirs said...

i am proud of you for taking a stand! i recently did as well and to my surprise it was more difficult than i thought. It caused quite an upset with 2 teacher friends i didn't expect. i felt emotionally exhausted from the conflict and gained a new found admiration for those that do this "taking a stand thing" on a regular basis. i muddled through and am better for it. There are lies being flung everywhere on the other side of this campaign and it frankly makes me so sick! i am so happy and relieved every time i hear someone else i respect and love say similar things that i am thinking and in turn... it truly strengthens me. i love you, i love you , i love you and thanks for your post!

Emily said...

I had no idea it was so bad down there. It makes me sick to my stomach. Thanks for keeping us aware.

Lisa said...

this school thing is reallt to-ing me! Everytime I mention it to someone who is not firmly yes (which I am, YES ON 8!) They are calling it a scare tatic but really it is happening and it will continue to happen. Glad to hear your opinion. Also can you believe the CTA gave 1.25mill. to the no campaign?! Outragious!
I am so glad other awesome people are TAKING A STAND! I am so blessed to have you and people just like you in my life! Keep up the good work!

Ashley said...

That's awful. By doing things like that my right as a parent is taken away to teach my child as I see fit about moral issues. I can't believe that that school is having an entire week of gay themes and activities.

Erin said...

I really enjoy the fact that my kids attend school-but they so won't if anything close to this happens! I would love to meet the 4 appointed` officials who changed are vote and ask them what were they thinking!! I plan on holding signs outside our school in support of voting Yes on 8!

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Emily said...

I read the same email this morning and when I saw that commerical last night I got so mad. My sign got stolen last night on my yard! It makes me so mad! The good news is When I made campaign calls last night, 7 people told me they had already voted YES on PROP 8!

Shalece said...

Wow all of that was new stuff I hadn't heard. It's scary. Thanks for sharing and for taking a stand! We need more people like you!

Lauri said...

Although we have the same issue on the ballot here in Arizona, I don't think it's as heated a topic as it is in California (of course I am living in Mesa!) Anyway, no signs are being stolen and when I made phone calls, there were no unhappy people on the other end. I will be interested to watch how this turns out in CA.

Brian said...

Hey Sheryl,
I may be in Maryland, but we've all been following this over here. Absolutely horrid. Thanks for the emails and examples. I made it the subject of my own blog post: http://thisindielife.wordpress.com.

Grammy Staffy said...

Thank you for posting this. It is so scary. I can't believe this is happening.

I only have a minute to be on Dave's computer but I wanted to say hi and let you know I am thinking of you.

Have a good week, Love, Lura

Christensen Family said...

That is just awful. I wish we were able to vote! Thanks for the info.

Carolyn said...

Once again, thank you for sharing and speaking out in support of Proposition 8! I hope you get to the poles when it counts!

julie said...

Oh my, this scares me. Connecticut now allowed gay and lesbian marriages, which means this semester Anna will be learning in school about gay and lesbian families.

Obviously I am meeting with her teacher to talk about this and make sure she notifies me before so I can excuse her from the class. but it makes me upset that this is even a worry of mine.

thanks for this post.

and please tell Julia hello for me! When I realized you were her mother-in-law I had goosebumps! I couldn't wish a greater mother-in-law for anyone! Especially Julia.

Marie said...

We have not heard from you in so long Sheryl. I hope all is ok with you and your lovely family. Sending prayers and love your way just in case. XXOO