Parents can’t opt kids out of mandatory LGBT-inclusive texts in California

California has rejected textbooks from publishers that don't mention the homosexual preferences of historical figures

Mark Jarrett of Jarrett Publishing Company (image from californiasocialstudies.com)

California has become the first state in the union to mandate the use of LGBT-inclusive textbooks in elementary schools and have given parents no way to opt out. The choice has been made for them. It’s the law.

That law requires a “fair, accurate, inclusive, and respectful” treatment of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian Americans despite the historical insignificance.

“We’re not trying to make anybody gay; we’re not saying there’s an agenda; we’re not saying that these people are better than other people; what we’re saying is this is another group of Americans and they face certain prejudices,” said state publisher Mark Jarrett, whose history textbooks include special mention of the sexual preferences of historical figures like Jane Adams, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, President James Buchanan, though it’s inconclusive if these prominent Americans were gay or not.

In one textbook, the state forced the publisher to add “lesbian” to describe NASA astronaut Sally Ride. (U-T San Diego)

“I think we should say, ‘Buchanan, he never married. He had a very good friend who was living with him. He may have been gay,’” Jarrett added. “On the other hand, at that time, being gay was seen as something evil and wrong.”

California approved the textbooks written by Jarrett, a Ph.D, to be used in the 8th grade. Students will read that legendary stagecoach driver Charlie Parkhurst “was a woman who identified as a man,” according to Fox News. They will read that George Washington’s chief of staff Baron Von Steuben “may have been gay,” and that poet Walt Whitman “was drawn to young men… but denied his same sex preferences in public.”

Full story at FreeRepublic.com.

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  1. Anonymousse says:

    Moral degeneracy being promoted in schools, yet the California bishops claim God is near? Maybe he is near, but he seems to be asleep.

  2. What agency in California required this from the publisher? ‘California’, without specific identification of the agency, is almost meaningless. I personally believe ones sexual orientation is irrelevant in most situations. Certainly idly speculating about it is usually unnecessary. Ms. Ride was an excellent example of goals women can achieve in a male dominated profession. What relevance does sexual orientation have to that accomplishment??

    • CalCatholic says:

      Well said. No wonder President Trump refuses to visit California. Moonbeam and his left-leaning cohorts are nuts and give the rest of us a bad name.

  3. Other than homeschooling, do parents have any options here?

    • Lawsuits, and hope for a judge that is not in the pocket of the homosexualist camp.

      This LGBT stuff was never about “tolerance” or “live and let live”. It’s always been about forcing everyone to accept and promote sexual perversion. Contrary to popular misguided opinion, to oppose evil does not make one a “hater”, but rather, in this day and age, a martyr. Catholics, you are soldiers of Christ, fight!

    • The new textbooks are being implemented under SB 48, which regards public schools.

      Some talk about a possible loophole:

      What parents need also need to know about this issue is that there may be a way out. In regard to the implementation of SB48, CDE guidance states that “it falls to the teacher and the local school and district administration to determine how the content is covered and at which grade level(s).” (source)

      The author also mentions Education Code Section 60002. Her bottom line: “Parents need to get involved and speak up in their local school districts.”

      • Thank you, CR! This was excellent info and it led me to the California Family site which gave me detailed info about what parents can/should do.

    • Homeschooling is GREAT! especially in New Jersey…come here! Silicon Valley EAST!

  4. In the interest of inclusion and tolerance and diversity and historical truth, do the textbooks also mention the nearly universal Christian faith of America’s historical figures?

  5. Steve Seitz says:

    The article wasn’t clear, but I’m assuming that these textbooks are for California public schools and not for private schools. Is my assumption correct?

    By the way, speculating about a person’s sexual proclivities in a high school textbook is inappropriate unless such proclivities somehow affected history.

  6. Jarrett: “what we’re saying is this is another group of Americans and they face certain prejudices.”

    And what are you doing? What you’re doing is conditioning little children to condone homosexual behavior. You’re leading kids into sin. Do you have any idea of the gravity of that kind of evil?

  7. Some of this is false history. On what evidence do you say “so and so was gay” if they never declared it by word or deed (in the manner of Oscar Wilde? These “discussions” are not going to happen in my classroom.

  8. These textbooks can talk about the priests who are drawn to altar boys. They are historical figures too.

  9. Michael McDermott says:

    “Fair & Accurate” – according to the GILBERT Gaystapo Gloss-over-ary, which will doubtless find little room to include facts like the above mentioned Barron Von Steuben being a major Homo-Anal Coprophile Ephebophile / Pederast – not unlike his Mentor, Freddie The Great (big pouf).

    Gosh – so much informations available to balance the Gaystapo Propaganda, the Thought Police will doubtless need Overtime Payments to stamp out politically unhood Facts from interfering with their Indoctrination.

  10. Marty Marrtins says:

    “…textbooks…that don’t mention the homosexual preferences…of historical figures.”
    Does that the books will mention every historical figure who was heterosexual?

  11. Reminds me historically of how the Nazis indoctrinated the German children with their National Socialist ideology and their beloved wack-job leader das fuhrer.
    “And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me; it were better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”
    Douay-Rheims most accurate and Roman Catholic Bible, [Mark 9:41]

  12. Linda Maria says:

    America needs to get ahold of the entire topic of sex — and march it STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CLASSROOM!!
    INAPPROPRIATE SUBJECT for children! Especially, the realm of sick and troubled “LGBTs!” Kids shoud have NO KNOWLEDGE of this material, at all! NONE!! It is for mature people– after they grow up! Kids should be brought up to be kind, caring, and accepting, of all others– that is the whole point, that Americans have always missed! NO BULLYING!! And kids should be taught good Christian morals– and to STAY AWAY from people doing wrong, dangerous, sinful activities– including deviant, immoral acts of gay sex!! America’s churches have all failed terribly, to teach people basic Christian morals!

    • Linda Maria says:

      Christ says, “Love the sinner,” and know that sin is wrong and dangerous– stay far away from dangerous situations of sin, and keep your kids far away, too! The clergy needs to properly guide people, out of a life of sin, and straight to a good life, close to God! That is their JOB!! Some call it, “tough love!” And just like God— your Mom will always love you– but accept your wrong, sinful activities, such as drunkeness, dope, sex outside marriage, gay sex acts– NO WAY!! Listen to your Mom, with respect!– and straighten up your life, get it right with God! Your Mom, and God– will love and support you!

  13. This is the inevitable result of normalizing what is abnormal, of celebrating what is perverse, of promoting what should be shunned, of encoding into law what is patently absurd. Indoctrination of children has been the homosexualists’ aim all along. And you thought they just wanted “equal rights” so they could visit their sick “partners” in hospitals. Nope: now you see the homosexual ideology is a social cancer. The question now is, is America’s homosexual cancer stage 2, 3 or 4? It’s metastasizing more aggressively than malignant melanoma.

    • Sawyer .. Just FYI, when my girlfriend was
      dying, I can’t imagine how horrible it would have been to have been restricted form seeing her. Thankfully the hospital people understood, as did her parents and my pastor. With all your concern about our impact on society, politics etc. ,you might try looking at things from the individual, everyday gay persons point view.

      • Thinking about it … Like most Americans I admired Sally Ride, but knowing that she was “someone like me” just somehow gives me a nice warm feeling.

      • C&H: “With all your concern about our impact on society, politics etc. ,you might try looking at things from the individual, everyday gay persons point view.”

        And for all your concern about Catholicism, you might try looking at things from the point of view of Catholic teaching.

  14. Im4truth4all says:

    Here is a quote from one of the greatest saints ever regarding homosexuality. St. Catherine relays words of Our Lord, about the vice against nature, which contaminated part of the clergy in her time. Referrng to sacred ministers, He said: “They not only fail from resisting this frailty [ of fallen human nature]…but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature. Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recoginze the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords. For Me, this sin against nature is so abominable that , for it alone, five cities were…

  15. Im4truth4all says:

    were submersed, by virtue of the jugdment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them…It is disagreable to the demon, not because evil displeases them and they find pleasure in good, but because their nature is angelic and thus is repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being commited. It is true that it is the demons who hits the sinner with the poisoned arrow of lust, but when a man carries out such a sinful act, the demons leave.

    St.Catherine of Siena, El diabolo, in Orbas de Santa Catarina de Siena

  16. Michael Swift Gay Revolutionary wrote in the 80’s:

    We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.

  17. MS
    “We shall rewrite history, history filled and debased with your heterosexual lies and distortions. We shall portray the homosexuality of the great leaders and thinkers who have shaped the world. We will demonstrate that homosexuality and intelligence and imagination are inextricably linked, and that homosexuality is a requirement for true nobility, true beauty in a man.

    “We shall be victorious because we are fueled with the ferocious bitterness of the oppressed who have been forced to play seemingly bit parts in your dumb, heterosexual shows throughout the ages. We too are capable of firing guns and manning the barricades of the ultimate revolution.

    Tremble, hetero swine, when we appear before you without our masks.

  18. Speaking of state coercion, Catholic employers also have something new to think about:

    SB 396 gender identity sensitivity training: Businesses with over 50 [50 or more] employees will be required to provide at least two hours of training and education regarding harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Misgendering will be considered harassment. (source)

  19. Michael McDermott says:

    THE HOMOSEXUAL MANIFESTO
    Source: The Congressional Record of the United States
    Michael Swift
    The true attitude and motive of “gay” activists is revealed in this supposed satire by a leader of the homosexual movement.
    “We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our…

  20. Clinton R. says:

    What would happen if parents pulled their children from the morally bankrupt California public school system? It would collapse and fail. Sounds like a good idea to me. Either home school children or put them in a orthodox Catholic school, if one actually exists anymore.

  21. Paul VI prophetically foretold this moment in time in Humane Vitae. Contraception was the initial assault. Last I heard 80%of Catholics contracept. We have ushered this in. If we repent and turn our face to God he would heal us. Will we?

  22. St. Christopher says:

    Sorry, the notion of sexual preference being treated as an academic subject can only be polemical in nature. History of whether or not President Buchanan was homosexual is irrelevant to understanding what he did during his time in office, and the context within which he did it. Of course, exceptions in discussing sexual themes can be made when reviewing certain people, such as President Clinton, for example.

    The notion of teaching “about” homosexuals in history is solely to make them seem normal and their perversions acceptable in every day life. For parents adversely affected, you need to get politically active, and to see if grounds exist for suit. If not, home school you children, or move from CA.

    • I presume the same exceptions made to allow for discussion of President Clinton’s sexual behavior would also apply to discussions of Trump?

  23. The Watchman says:

    Kristin you are absolutely right. The radical homosexual sexual agenda is not about tolerance and diversity. This agenda orchestrated by the devil himself is about a direct attack on the innocence and souls of these little children. Parents you are your child’s first and foremost educator. Protect these children at all cost no matter what happens to you. Woe to those that try to force this diabolical agenda on children. Jesus Christ Lord of Lords King of King of Kings True God and True Man is coming very soon like a thief in the night. Pray America Pray. Pray Pray Pray!

  24. [24] Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    [26] For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. [27] And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. Source: Most accurate English version of the Roman Catholic Holy Bible, the…

  25. [28] And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; … [29] Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, … [30] Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    Commentary:
    [26] “God delivered them up”: Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.
    … [31] Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. … [32] Who, having known the justice of God, did not…

  26. [32] Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. Source: The most accurate English version of the Roman Catholic Bible the Douay-Rheims Holy Bible.

    Note this last verse number 32, not is it only evil to commit this iniquity against God, but for those who back and support this sinful behavior! Those that love God, revere, believe and follow in strict accordance in God’s Word the Holy Bible as interpreted by its author the Roman Catholic Church of ancient times. Hold no contempt against God or against His messengers like St. Paul! Truth is what it is . . . truth! God is Truth!

  27. Then they should have to name the majority of our well adjusted historical figures, most of whom were Christian, and go into detail about how they faithfully slept only with their spouses! The schools should be required to teach that this is to be highly respected as a model for them to follow, emphasizing that the Judaeo-Christian ethics upon which this country was founded is what made this country moral, a beacon of freedom and a protector of our God-given rights .

    • This might be a little farther from the truth than you think.

    • If the historical figures are anything like our contemporary public figures , describing how they faithfully slept only with their spouses might take up very little space.

  28. Daniel Acosta says:

    Since publisher Jarrett is not sure if all the historical figures included in the textbook were in fact homosexual, I think California should call the 8-th grade course Conjectury.

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