In calling on California Governor Jerry
Brown to veto a gay history bill, Randy Thomasson argues that
children should not admire gay people.
Following in the footsteps of the
Senate, the Democrat-controlled Assembly last week voted 49 to 25 in
favor of Senator Mark Leno's FAIR Education Act.
Leno's proposed legislation would
mandate the inclusion of the historical contributions of gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in the state's textbooks.
As the country's most populous state, California's move could set
the tone for textbooks throughout the nation.
Brown, a gay rights ally, has not
publicly announced whether he'll sign the bill into law.
During an appearance on The Christian
Broadcasting Network, Thomasson, the head of the Christian
conservative group Save California, called the bill “sexual
“Why do we say that? Because it
would take a lie and turn it into the truth,” Thomasson explained.
“Children should not be told to
admire quote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Americans as role
models, because this would result in children as young as
kindergarten being told that homosexuality, bisexuality is good and
natural when there is no gay gene, and healthy when it is unhealthy
behavior. And it would be something that they would be told to
support and perhaps even think about for themselves.” (The video
is embedded in the right panel of this page.)
Others who object to the proposed law
that it is an attack on the family.