STOP SB 48
We must stop SB 48!
SB 48 is a terribly written law, causes a real loss of parental rights, psychologically injures children and may impact a whole series of other issues such as the concept of an age of consent because it is an attempt to solve a school bullying problem with a legal solution that is totally inappropriate.
The law was created as an attempt to educate children to stop the bullying of homosexual, bisexual and transgender students. It completely fails in every aspect of its intention. A course on the evils of bullying anyone would have been on target.
What are we asking you to do? Get petitions, get them signed and get your church, your family and any other registered voter that is willing to signthe petition...
Why are we asking people to sign the petition?
This petition IS NOT ABOUT:
o Being against homosexuals, transgender or bisexual individuals, nor is it about
o Not caring about homosexual, transgender or bisexual children being bullied in school - because we care about every child.
The petition IS ABOUT:
o Protecting Parental Rights and Children’s Right To Education.
- Parents who don’t want their children to participate this way are forced to give up their right (as defined by the US Supreme Court and the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights to free public education) and are forced to purchase more expense private school education or home school their children.
- It is also one more effort to take away the right of parents to decide how their children are raised.
o Protecting Children Under the Age of Consent. US law has long held that children below the age of consent are not able to understand or comprehend the nature of sexual choices and decisions or their consequences. Yet this law wants to place sexual preferences and gender choice in front of first through 12th grade students… all below the age of consent in CA. This law contradicts the entire judicial concept and case law precedent about “age of consent.”
Experts in child psychology that specialize in homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues with children testified at the hearing that children would be hurt by this law and they passed it anyway…
The following are three very strong points and questions that Dr. Grossman directs to the Senate Committee that show just how serious of an issue this is:
- "Children process and integrate information and experiences differently than adults. This bill mandates the introduction of ideas into the classroom without considering the capacity of students to grasp and absorb these ideas. These are difficult concepts for adults to comprehend, let alone children."
- "If we are going to do this supposedly in an age-appropriate way, please tell me, how does one explain to 1st graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, in an age-appropriate way, the idea of a person coming to a Doctor and asking for very critical body parts to be removed? There is no age appropriate way that that can be done."
- "This bill propels us into uncharted territory and our children will pay the price. A child is not a miniature adult. It is our responsibility to protect children as best we can from exposure to facts and experiences that they are not equipped to handle."
Here is her testimony:
Protecting Judeo-Christian Religious Expression
- The law will require that all accepted activities make a public point of being open to
homosexual, bisexual or transgender members at any age or school grade. The law will outlaw the Boy Scouts as an after school activity (they don’t allow gay members)
- The law forces the parents to expose their children to doctrine that is antithetical to Judeo Christian belief as shared by huge portion, if not a majority, of American citizens.
Protecting Civil Rights Laws From Misuse
- This law threatens alternative and charter schools with civil rights discrimination violations if they do not comply. The gay activist community desires to have homosexuality and sexual expression issues, in general, become a matter of civil rights. They have not been able to obtain that status because there is no proof that homosexuality, bisexuality or transgender desires are anything but that, desires. Civil rights discrimination is about characteristics that a person is born with and cannot reasonably be expected to change. This law sets a precedent that we need to stop.
How to Use the Petition
- Fill in the county in the blank space at the top of the signature form
- Only registered voters in California may sign
- Have every signature on a single petition be from the same county
- Have each person print their whole name including middle names (If any)
- Have each person sign the petition the way they signed their voter registration card
- Fill in your name, address, etc. at the bottom of the signature form
- Fill in the dates that you personally obtained signatures on the petition, fill in the date and the place you signed the petition when turning it in and then sign the petition
Thank you, be safe, go out with someone
Return filled in petitions to: Lee DeMeo
c/o Vista Tea Party Patriots
2183 Ipanema Lane
Vista, CA 92084
The text of the bill:
CALIFORNIA — Bill SB48SECTION 1. Section 51204.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:51204.5. Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.
SECTION 2. Section 51500 of the Education Code is amended to read:51500. A teacher shall not give instruction and a school district shall not sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.
SECTION 3. Section 51501 of the Education Code is amended to read:51501. The state board and any governing board shall not adopt any textbooks or other instructional materials for use in the public schools that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.
SECTION 4. Section 60040 of the Education Code is amended to read:60040. When adopting instructional materials for use in the schools, governing boards shall include only instructional materials which, in their determination, accurately portray the cultural and racial diversity of our society, including:(a) The contributions of both men and women in all types of roles, including professional, vocational, and executive roles.(b) The role and contributions of Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups to the total development of California and the United States.(c) The role and contributions of the entrepreneur and labor in the total development of California and the United States.SECTION 5. Section 60044 of the Education Code is amended to read:60044. A governing board shall not adopt any instructional materials for use in the schools that, in its determination, contain :(a) Any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, occupation, or because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.(b) Any sectarian or denominational doctrine or propaganda contrary to law.SECTION 6. It is the intent of the Legislature that alternative and charter schools take notice of the provisions of this act in light of Section 235 of the Education Code, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other specified characteristics in any aspect of the operation of alternative and charter schools.