Randy Thomasson, head of the Christian conservative group Save California, says gay activists are kidnapping childrens' brains.

Thomassson's group is working to repeal Senator Mark Leno's FAIR Education Act, also known as Senate Bill 48, which mandates 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.

Opponents of the law reacted swiftly to its passage, submitting ballot language to the state for a proposed referendum. The groups have until October 12 to collect the signatures of 504,760 registered voters to qualify for the next statewide ballot.

The Associated Press reported last week that the Stop SB48 campaign faces an uphill climb, primarily because the state's leading conservative groups have yet to jump into the fight. Without their bankrolls, the underfunded campaign is being forced to rely on volunteers to collect signatures, instead of hiring paid signature gatherers.

In an interview with Sacramento's Fox News affiliate Fox 40, Thomasson suggests children should not admire LGBT people.

“Any day of the week starting in January, children as young as kindergarten will be told that a homosexual, a bisexual, or even a cross-dresser or someone who has had healthy body parts in a sex-change operation cut off – that this is a positive role model,” Thomasson warned. “They're not going to be told that it's unhealthy; they're not going to be told, well is this natural or is this a matter of environment. They won't be told it. So, there's no critical thinking.”

“This is basically the gay activists kidnapping the brains of the kids, and the parents have no say whatsoever,” he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)