Save California, "Pro-Family" Group, Demands Kids Skip School on Harvey Milk Day

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The right-wing pro-family group Save California has made the daunting request that probably won't go over well in San Francisco. Those hatemongers demand parents take their kids out of school on May 22 -- Harvey Milk Day -- so youngsters aren't subjected to curriculum, lessons, or positive information about Harvey Milk, whom they offensively refer to as a "teen predator."

The group went on the radio with its controversial campaign, which purports to protect children from state law requiring public schools commemorate and teach children about the state's first openly gay elected official. Milk, who was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, was slain along with Mayor George Moscone by fellow Supervisor Dan White.

Even before his election, the gay rights activists made his meteoric rise in politics with his cutting edge civil rights agenda -- and not just one that served San Francisco's gay community. Yet Save California claims Milk, whose 82nd birthday is on May 22, was not an leader, but a immoral "sexual role model." Here's an excerpt from the group's disturbing radio ad:
"Parents, your boys and girls are being targeted for immoral indoctrination at school on Harvey Milk Day.... Given this man's notorious agenda against marriage, family, morality, and God himself, you'll be shocked at what Harvey Milk Day will teach boys and girls as young as kindergarten."
Here's the full video the group is circulating. Parental discretion advised (according to Save California):



So for those parents who have now been scared into keeping their children home from school on Harvey Milk Day, here's some advice: Force those kids to watch reruns of Pee Wee's Playhouse, because you know that guy's totally moral.

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Scott Gensemer
Scott Gensemer

I was there on that day in 1978 and I remember Harvey's speech.  The odd thing is that at the time I had never felt particularly persecuted or discriminated against because I was gay and I had no problem letting everyone know that I was.  The closer we become to being truly equal citizens under the Law the more strident our opponents are going to become.  They are on the wrong side of History now and they recognize that they are losing  the fight.  Expect the attacks and the organizations arrayed against us to employ. larger and more extreme measures.  The Era of Religious Beliefs masquerading as Public Policy is coming to an end in this country but don't expect it to go quietly.  As Harvey said:  "If we learn from History eventually we will win"  But we haven't won yet, there is much work to do and if Romney should win in November and the Republican's win control of the Senate we will be taking some steps backward.  So get out there and fight, register, and vote.  To end on a bright note; even the most extreme conservative members of the Supreme Court will have to decide how they want to be viewed by History.  Do they want to go down as the last Court to deny the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution to LGBT's; like those who upheld the Dread Scott Decision in the 1800's.  These are bright people who can see what direction the flow of History is headed on this issue.  "Eventually we will win".

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

That must be profound to remember Milk's speech, Scott.

In the absense of leadership, we are all pedaling our own rhetoric.  He who shouts loudest, insults most cruelly .. jaunts to first place.

There's been much hurt and rejection in this generation.  Not to mention .. shock.  Broken hearts.  Mine included.

In the end .. the Lord of all .. will win.

"In the world you will have trouble..Be of good cheer .. I have overcome the world.."

linda moulton
linda moulton

 I   thank   God that my children are no longer of school age....    I couldnt tolerate gay teaching as being an acceptable  normal  lifesyle choice!    What people do is of course thier life to live  as they choose but.........For Gods sake!!! Leave it out of the schools..!!!!!      There are  many parents that have believe in  the teaching of the bible and thier  children should not be subjected to this crap!! 

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

Linda, for god's sake, pleae DIE OFF and die off quickly! Your kids are embarassed at your hate, as are most of the country. Youre just a sick, twisted vile old bigot-now take that dirt nap!

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

Thank you, Linda.  I don't agree with the tone of some Christians here .. nor the tone of those who disrespect the values of others.  Which is a sacred trust.  Not to be ripped from us by force and violence.

Lovelyat33
Lovelyat33

where has this world's mind gone? can't you see that homosexuality is not natural? i'm not homophobic! what productive comes out of homosexual actions? if it was'nt for heterosexuals none of us, including homosexuals, would be here.

XLancer
XLancer

Do you not see the irony in your last sentence?

Homosexuality has been found in some 1,500 species. Sounds pretty natural to me.

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

What's "natural" is our defensiveness and fear.Which we ALL are experiencing.

"It is for freedomthat He has set us free."

But most of us are bound in knots.And confused.

Where is the leader of our time?We are like a ship lost at sea.Without a compass...

If anything goes .. nothing matters.

Fernandof_32
Fernandof_32

Following this example, should white-supremests refuse to allow their kids to skip school; during 'black history month?

Dave
Dave

They are making Harvey Milk Day a holiday for the children.. what better to remember him by then a holiday.  

Iza Koon
Iza Koon

FLUKE FAGGOTS!!!!!!

NASTY PERVERTS ONE AND ALL !!!!!!

Robert
Robert

Remind me again what Harvey's legislative accomplishments were.  Not " The first OPENLY GAY....", actual legislation that he put through for something beside his own gender preference agenda.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

 Maybe you should Google "Briggs Initiative" before you ask such a stupid question.

Bacchus
Bacchus

Bigots every where you looks these days!

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

That goes both ways, Bacchus.  Free speech isn't reserved for the popular voice of the day.Don't you agree?  We'd all be lonely .. otherwise.

"Anything taken to the extreme, resembles its opposite."

Militant Christians and militant activists for gay rights .. is an example.  Hard to tell the difference.

Jesus said .. "My kingdom is not of this world."  He has authority.  Over us all.We are all sheep .. who have gone astray .. without our Shepherd.All of us...

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

dont be stupid, old woman. gays arent hating and restricting rights for christians-

Donnaz
Donnaz

I think keeping your children out of school on MLK Day is disgusting.  Pro-family my ass.  Whose family are they referring to?  

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

It must be BIG to them, Donnaz .. if that's what it takes.Please don't mock the decision of these parents; you wouldn't submit to force concerning your children either. 

Just think about it.  Please...

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

No, Cheryl-we must call bigots bigots-we must hold up their hatred for all to see-that is teh only way they can be defeated-and its working :-)

David
David

  They mention that "science" hasn't proven any basis for homosexuality, bisexuality or transsexuality ...whatever that means. Since when do people like this accept scientific proclamations? If they are to believe this fanciful decree are they also prepared to accept the world wasn't created a few thousand years ago?

Bill Thompson
Bill Thompson

bigots training their kids to be bigots.  lovely.

Cherylh3
Cherylh3

What is your definition of a bigot?

Just wondering...

norman.dostal
norman.dostal

Easy Cheryl-peopel like yoruself. You know, those who look at others as less than them, as less deserving of rights under the law-

Crankyoldbatt
Crankyoldbatt

I'm pretty sure making the kids miss a day of school is not helping the kids. It may even be sending a message that if you don't like something, just go play instead of working to change it. I imagine the parents will lecture them all day with their hate dogma. Oh that is going to help society so well. 

JoyM
JoyM

This video digs out that tired old claim that "gays have the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease."  Of course what they really mean is "gay MEN have the highest rates of sexually transmitted disease" (which isn't really even true) but these people are so sexist that they always forget about women.  Lesbians actually have the lowest rates of sexually transmitted disease, so using their logic, they should be promoting "the lesbian lifestyle."

XLancer
XLancer

 Not to mention its irrelevance.

Roselar
Roselar

Can't wait for all of these people to die.  The world would be a much better place without hatemongers like them.  Christians?  No thanks.  Save the children from them. 

Spoiledjen
Spoiledjen

It's "people" like you that make me believe what I do. Gay people want Christians to except and throw our beliefs out the window but you perverts only have bad things to say about Christians. Why should we except you if you don't except us!? You wanna be a pervert then be a pervert. Let Christians be Christians! Oh and by the way!! You can't wait for us to die? Well I have got news for you, you will all die first.... You aids infested freak!

XLancer
XLancer

No one wants to stop Christians from being Christians or to make them throw their beliefs out of a window. We just want you to keep your beliefs out of the state capitol. Why is that so much to ask?

You're indeed spoiled, Jen — more than I'm sure you realize.

Dan Finger
Dan Finger

 accept vs. except ... Two different words. Two different meanings. 

And I'll let Christians be Christians as soon as they stop legislating and evengelising their ignorant bigotry on the rest of us. 

Realcaliforniapics
Realcaliforniapics

Lighten up LGBTer's - this is a free (!) country - and if kids rebel, they'll lose long-term.  Stop being so freaked out about each "slam" against your beliefs, it bares your ongoing insecurity all too clearly!

mrwritesf
mrwritesf

Oh...and exaggerating the truth to suit this group's own agenda (ie, the language in this video) isn't a sign of insecurity?  You can see the neon lights from space!!!!!!

Rick Crossley
Rick Crossley

 They are not our "beliefs," it is who we are and this is an attack on a great man who was loving, caring and a great person for the people of San Francisco and California.  You cannot ignore the extreme right...you have to fight them every step of the way!

Katy
Katy

Yeah, I don't want my kids learning about a small business owner who successfully engaged in local politics either. Now *those* are some bad ideas to spread around. Stay afraid and helpless, kids!

todhunter
todhunter

Can we stop promulgating the myth that homophobic groups are "Pro Family?"  If a racist group denounced MLK day the headline wouldn't repeat what ever euphemism they might use to describe themselves.  The headline would say, "Racist Group" not "Anglo American Pride Group."  Anti-gay groups are bigots.  Plain and simple. When parents embrace and support their gay children, that's pro-family.  What's pro-family about homophobes rejecting their gay children?  

Mlutz50
Mlutz50

Our small public elementary school is hosting a fundraiser on Milk Day to support our Civil Rights curriculum. We are Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. Please vote against teaching 'hate' by supporting us.  https://www.brownpapertickets....

Joelg69
Joelg69

..from Rogers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" 1948 ..65 years and still pertinent: "you've Got To Be Taught Before It's Too Late,before You Are Six Or Seven Or Eight,to Hate All The People Your Relatives Hate,you've Got To Be Carefully Taught!"

mrwritesf
mrwritesf

Meanwhile, the guy who killed him is straight.  Tell us again who the immoral one is.

MrEricSir
MrEricSir

What a surprise that the pro-ignorance crowd would ask children to ditch school.

GodlessHomosexual
GodlessHomosexual

I really wish that the headline for this article wouldn't glorify this group by calling them "Pro-Family" when nothing could be further from the truth. 

Judy
Judy

Praise GOD! True Christians™ (Republicans) are spreading Christian Love™ all over!!!11!

I am disappointed, though, that they basically re-used the old "Stop The Negro Menace", the "Stop the Yellow Peril" and the "Jews Must Wear Yellow Stars" scripts.

In Christian Love™,Mrs. Judy O'Christian

Fernandof_32
Fernandof_32

These people want their kids to grow up as they, with their heads buried where the sun does not shine!If "ignorance is bliss", they are joyful!

azlefty
azlefty

Of course the Far Right would find Milk to be "immoral sexual role model" since they are obsessed with gay sex!

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