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Michael Medved: “Gay Education Malpractice”

California kindergartners now, by state law, must learn about homosexual history and accomplishments. Columnist Michael Medved says it’s political correctness run amok. Writing in The Daily Beast, an internet news site. he writes:

Thanks to California’s newly enacted “gay history” law, William Rufus Devane King will finally receive the comprehensive classroom attention that previous generations of educators had so cruelly denied him.

This thoroughly obscure Dixie politician left behind no major accomplishments or stirring speeches, but he represents precisely the sort of forgotten figure the Golden State legislation means to emphasize in retelling the story of America for an enlightened new generation. Many experts believe that King might well qualify as the nation’s first gay vice president.

In signing the bill last week, Gov. Jerry Brown denounced “discrimination in education” and insisted “history should be honest.” According to the governor, the legislation now “ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books … It represents an important step forward for our state.”

The new law requires that public-school textbooks and curricula, beginning with kindergarten, should feature “the accomplishments of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.”

Vice President King, who served as a congressman from North Carolina and senator from Alabama prior to his election to the nation’s second-highest office in 1852, may have qualified in two of the new protected categories: as both a “gay” and “transgendered American.”

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posted July 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm


Children today will hopefully grow up without the prejudice against those who happen to be attracted to those of the same gender. They are “people” too, and live, love and work just like heterosexuals. Calif. is ahead of the other states in this experiment. Wonder how they will explain, however, that homosexuals in their state can’t marry? That could be an interesting discussion.



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