Thursday, June 29, 2006

Governor's Gay/Lesbian Youth Commission "Outright" Pamphlet -- Now Hard to Find

Take a look at this outrageous propaganda masterpiece, published jointly by the Mass. Department of Education and the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth:

Outright. Your right to be.

This colorful pamphlet entices our children into the GLBT world and encourages them to become activists. (If you try to find it on the Dept. of Education website, it was recently taken down. But our link still works -- for now.) Check out all the smiling kids, rainbow flags, bright colors, and slick design.

This taxpayer-funded pamphlet, distributed to children all over the state, teaches our young teens that "homophobia" is a fact. That the "struggle" of gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens is a "civil rights" issue. That expert legal help exists for them, that they should demand whatever they can think of at school, and they'll get it through legal intimidation. That anyone who disagrees that homosexuality and bisexuality should be considered healthy, legitimate, and morally acceptable behaviors is a HATER and must be scolded and re-educated. That they should all become junior "hate crimes" Gestapo agents and monitor their school environments.

This vile production first appeared under Governor Paul Cellucci. The notorious David LaFontaine (condom thrower with ACT-UP at the Cathedral in Boston) was then Chairman of the Commission, with activist attorney Vincent McCarthy as Vice Chairman, and BAGLY employee Andy Garcia as program and event coordinator.

Here is a model the pamphlet provides for a "Safe Schools Pledge" that all members of a school community should be asked to sign:

"I pledge from this day onward to do my best to interrupt prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate, would harass or violate the civil rights of anyone. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases against people who are different from myself. . . I will speak out against anyone who mocks, seeks to intimidate, or hurt someone of a different race, religion, ethnic group, or sexual orientation. I will reach out to support those who are targets of harassment. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference and that no person can be an 'innocent bystander' when it comes to opposing hate. I recognize that respect for individual dignity, achieving equality and opposing racism, prejudice, ethnic stereotypes, discrimination, homophobia, anti-Semitism, gender bias, sexism, ageism, scapegoating, and all other forms of hatred is a responsibility of all people."

Students are told how to organize gay clubs at their schools, how to overcome opposition, where to turn for legal help. They are led to the Fenway Community Health Center (distributor of Little Black Book to teens at the GLSEN conference in 2005); a task force on "hate crimes"; GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, who prosecuted the exposers of the GLSEN Fistgate seminar, brought the gay marriage case in Massachusetts, are now pushing for "transgender rights", and many other extremist cases).