Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Boston College Law Professor Tells Congress: Homosexual "Marriage" in Mass. Threatening Free Speech

NARTH (National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality) is reporting on Professor Scott Fitzgibbon's recent testimony in Washington on the threats to free speech resulting from the homosexual "marriage" ruling in Massachusetts.

From the NARTH report, "Gay Marriage In Massachusetts Chills Free Speech And Academic Freedom":

October 24, 2005 - Boston College Law Professor Scott FitzGibbon appeared before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights (October 20, 2005) to discuss the need for passage of a constitutional Federal Marriage Amendment in wake of Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court legalizing gay marriage in 2003.

Professor FitzGibbon told members of the committee that the immediate impact of the Court's Goodridge v. Department of Public Health decision was to chill freedom of speech and academic freedom on high school campuses throughout the state.

In addition, according to FitzGibbon, Payzant's memo turns teachers and students into whistleblowers against any person on campus who says negative things about same-sex attractions or creates any sort of bias against a person because his sexual orientation.

Professor FitzGibbon also points out that the promotion of homosexuality on campuses also results in explicit sexual teachings to children. He quotes a National Public Radio with a lesbian school teacher in Massachusetts who admits that she's using the legalization of gay marriage to teach her children about the use of sex toys by lesbians.

He notes that the Lexington Superintendent of Schools has notified parents that the school has no obligation to notify them if the school is teaching anything about homosexual conduct.