A California father isn't thrilled with the legislation that requires schools to include the accomplishments of the LGBT community in their curriculum.
In fact, he's planning to speak to the school board of the Capistrano Unified School District on Monday about the "re-education camps" this new legislation is supposedly creating.
More after the jump.
According to the San Juan Capistrano Patch, Stan Wasbin "objects to the politicizing of school curriculum."
Wasbin writes in a letter to the Capistrano Board of Trustees: “In our public schools, we want our children to learn math, music, science, English, art, American history and a foreign language or two. That’s a lot; and that’s enough.
“Let’s not further burden our teachers by forcing them to teach LGBT material, a subject that so readily lends itself to propaganda and which can engender sexual confusion.”
“If someone has made an important contribution – and that person happens to be classified as LGBT – then by all means, let’s teach our children about that person – but not BECAUSE OF that person’s sexual identity group."
Wasbin wants the school board to explain how they plan to enforce the new law; he's also encouraging the the school board to offer the LGBT curriculum as "a voluntary course of study, either before or after school. That way, the program’s real value can be assessed."
Of course, he doesn't want the school system to be affected by political whims. As he explains: “Today, the state political winds blow from the left; but tomorrow, they could blow from the right, and then our children may be forced to learn about the role and contributions of other groups, such as gun owners, death-penalty proponents and anti-abortion advocates. Do we really want to politicize public education like this?”
What do you think, Instincters? Is there merit to his argument?