A Christian conservative group has
begun the process of repealing California's controversial gay history
California Governor Jerry Brown on
Thursday signed the measure which mandates the inclusion of the
historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
Americans in the state's textbooks.
Starting as early as the 2013-2014
school year, the FAIR Education Act, sponsored by state
Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat, requires the California Board of
Education and local school districts to include the curriculum in
their lesson plans.
The Associated Press on Friday
reported that the Sacramento-based group Capitol Resources Institute
has started the process for a statewide vote to overturn the law.
Opponents of the measure have labeled
it an attack on the family, and several have called on parents to
remove their children from the public school system.
The Rev. Louis Sheldon, chairman and
founder of the Traditional Values Coalition (TVC), said the measure
“molested” the minds of children.
“It is an outrage that Governor Jerry
Brown has opened the classroom door for homosexual activists to
indoctrinate the minds of California's youth, since no factual
materials would be allowed to be presented. By signing SB 48 today,
California's classrooms, textbooks and instructional materials will
all become pro-homosexual promotion tools.”
“We are talking about molesting the
minds of young impressionable youth, as young as kindergarten, with
an agenda and message that is not age-appropriate and that is
offensive to the values of a vast majority of California's families.”
Supporters say the law will help ease
the bullying gay teens face in the classroom.