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  • Bridget Night
    Hey Carolyn, Thanks for that information. It does give me hope. So looking forward to seeing you in D.C. the end of this month. You are the best. Love,
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      Hey Carolyn,

      Thanks for that information. It does give me hope. So looking forward to seeing you in D.C. the end of this month. You are the best. Love, Bridget
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      From: carolyn gibb<mailto:justamom412000@...>
      To: exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com<mailto:exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:14 PM
      Subject: Re: [ExGDBd] Parents Sue in Maryland to Block Pro-'Gay' Sex Ed


      Dear Friends:
      I have been following the Montgomery County school fiasco on the local talk shows and I believe that, in the light of day, this curriculum will not stand. It is amazing how parents are responding when they realize what their kids are actually learning, and that they are not allowed in the classroom to observe.
      Also, Montgomery County is one of the most "liberal" counties in the whole U.S., so the fact that this is being opposed there is very encouraging!
      With love,
      Justmom



      Thomas Morey <moreytom@...<mailto:moreytom@...>> wrote:
      Tuesday, May 3, 2005

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      BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS

      Parents sue to block 'pro-gay' classes
      Sex-ed curriculum 'hostile' to traditional Christian
      belief

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      © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

      Two parent-backed groups filed a lawsuit against a Maryland school district today to block a sex-ed curriculum that advocates homosexual behavior and includes a video illustrating condom usage using a cucumber.

      Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum and Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, or PFOX, complain the pilot program for 8th through 10th grade in six Montgomery County Public Schools, scheduled to begin Thursday, presents sexual variations and behaviors, including
      homosexuality, as morally equivalent to traditionally accepted norms.

      The curriculum never refers to husband and wife, but, instead, redefines family as "two or more people who are joined together by emotional feelings or who are related to one another."

      Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel, which represents PFOX and Citizens, said the school board "has been captured by radical homosexual advocacy groups whose only agenda is to promote their political goals without respect to the
      consequences."

      "The homosexual sex-education curriculum is inaccurate and unashamedly hostile to certain Christian views," Staver said. "When sexually transmitted diseases are epidemic in some portions of the country, especially among same-sex behavior, it is inconceivable that a school board would promote such activity without presenting any associated medical risk."

      The instruction includes:

      "Fact: Most experts in the field have concluded that sexual orientation is not a choice."

      "Fact: Sex play with friends of the same gender is not uncommon during early adolescence and does not prove long-term sexual orientation."

      "It is no more abnormal or sick to be homosexual than to be left-handed."

      Many religious denominations do not believe that "loving people of the same sex is immoral (sinful)."

      "Heterosexual parents are consistently not found to be more loving or caring than gay parents."

      "Jesus said absolutely nothing at all about homosexuality."

      "Religion has often been misused to justify hatred and oppression."

      "One's sexual and emotional orientations are fixed at an early age ... certainly by age five."

      "Human sexuality is a continuum."

      "Many homophobic responses are born out of a fear that one's own sexual orientation may not be entirely heterosexual."

      "It is perfectly natural to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender."

      "[A]bstinence until marriage" is detrimental to "GLBT youth."

      The curriculum also says it's OK to "question our definition of "promiscuous.'" The material refers to "fundamentalists" and "evangelicals" who mistakenly believe people overcome same-sex attraction. The program thus encourages referral of these students to "sensitive clergy" who can help them "reconcile their religious beliefs."

      One video used in the program features a high school girl illustrating condom usage with a cucumber, stating that condoms should be used for "any oral, anal or vaginal sex."

      As WorldNetDaily reported, Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum featured an excerpt from the seven-and-a-half minute video on its website.

      PFOX and Citizens said every teacher resource they proposed to the board from an "ex-gay perspective" was rejected.

      David Fishback, board chairman and chairman of the curriculum committee, called reorientation therapy "dangerous," resulting in "extremely bad outcomes."

      Any discussion that homosexual preferences may change would "be destructive," he said.

      The two parents groups also argued that the curriculum's discussion of dangerous sexual activity without any discussion of its health risks violates the state law and school policies.

      The board, the groups said, refused to include information regarding sexually transmitted diseases arising from same-sex behavior, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Surgeon General.

      As WND reported, the Montgomery County board appointed an 11-year-old girl to the panel charged with recommending a new sex-ed curriculum.

      Parents must sign permission forms for their children to participate in the sex-ed curriculum, which is part of a semester-long health education program, the Washington Post reported. Families also have the option of putting their children in an alternative, including an
      abstinence-only program. But the opponents argue the opt-out provision discriminates against these children because it forcibly segregates them.

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