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Published: Friday, April 15 2011 9:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

Oh.. GAG!

It's this kind of garbage that makes it hard sometimes to vote for a Democrat.

(But it's still very hard to vote for a Republican, too.)

Salt Lake City, UT

'The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would add gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the list of social and ethic groups in the social studies curriculum, according to an Associated Press article by Lisa Leff. It also adds disabled people to the school lessons, which by mandate already include the contributions of women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, entrepreneurs, Asian Americans, European Americans, American Indians and labor.' - Article

It's a very simple question.

Do gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender EXIST?

I would say, 'yes.'

As such, a comprehensive history would dispel alot of the factual myths spread by some with a unreasoning hatred for gay people.

Oldman, I have a hard time voting Republican as well. :)

So, I just don't do it.

West Valley, UT

Ya' know. People said the same things about the contributions of blacks not very long ago.

Heber City, UT

And this added studies will come at the loss of more study on our founding as a nation and what we stand for.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Chipping away at our countries moral integrity. I would not mind this too much if the curriculum taught that gay behavior is a perversion of normal and natural behavior and that it degrades societies and that it is an abomination before God. But I would guess that it will be taught that it is a choice everyone should make. This will erode our nations moral standards and encourage perverse behavior.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess this means children should be taught the possibility and belief in God? Since we want our children well rounded, then let's teach them everything that they get to choose from.

They should have political correct recess one day, reality recess the next, darwinism recess the next day, organic recess another day.....so on and so forth.

Let's round them out! They can also alternate between all of the worlds languages. Then they'll be diversified in every culture...

Layton, UT

We moved from California a few years ago and I am so glad. Never ever ever would I allow my children to sit through a class that discussed this kind of garbage. Never will I ever believe that gay rights are the same as the rights that are deserved by actual minorities. Black studies, asian studies, hispanic studies, those are awesome and very helpful. Gay studies, absolutely not. This is about a group with a political agenda and nothing more.

West Valley, UT

@CougarBlue: The govt. doesn't want schools teaching anything about the freedoms, liberties or rights that this nation was founded upon. It goes against their socialist nanny state agenda.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

A slippery slope.

Herriman, UT

Perfect timing with the economy! Let's add new history textbooks to the budget just so our kids can be indoctrinated that it is okay to ignore morals and values that have been in our society for hundreds of years! Should have known this junk would come out of San Francisco.

orem, ut

Is hetero history taught? If not, there is even more less of a place for this to be taught in school.

Salt Lake City, UT

'Is hetero history taught?' - Jake2010 | 12:15 p.m.

Are you implying George Washington was gay?

I think we can all agree, majority of figures presented in history are straight. Or, at least this is the personna they presented. (Helen of Troy, etc.)

And yet we 'can't' present gay history?

To do that is simply a denial of the facts. Washington had a wife.

Gays exist. To say otherwise is simply a lie.

Should a school teach about God?
I thought that was the point of Seminary.

A 'slippery slope' of WHAT?
That same logic could be used with: Womens history, African, Mexican, Asian and European history.

Lets put the shoe on the other foot.

Majority of Americans are not Mormon.

As such, we should remove any MENTION of the Mormon faith, pioneers or history. As they are 'Chipping away at our countries moral integrity.' - TJ | 10:46 a.m.

If you don't want your children taught history due to religion, fine.

The you should be against ANY history that didn't start with:

'In the beginging...'

Teach them yourself.

And stop putting the responsibility to educate your children on publically funded, public schools.

American First
Merced, CA

This is simply the ongoing perversion and declination of American Greatness. At NO time did the founding fathers envision a nation where every trend or fad was to be given a quota of public awareness especially at the expense of childrens education. We are carpet bombed every minute, especially our Children by media and entertainment escapades of the queer lifestyle. This malicious legislation is meant to further divide Americans and at the same time delegitimize Traditions of Faith. Sexual preference is behavior and does not rise to the level of a human trait. Goodbye George Washington, hello Perez Hilton. It's Evil gone wild.

Colorado Springs, CO

We're also bombarded by the straight lifestyle; just watch the commercials during sports, but I don't see people complaining too much about those. Most of these posts on here are laughable and most likely the exact same things that were said during slavery times!

Somewhere in Time, UT

I wonder how long it will be before California completely self destructs. This is another example of why they are on the verge of going over the cliff. I'm so grateful I don't live there. If I did, I would take this as the final straw to get out while the getting is good.

I know a guy (not LDS) who moved from California a couple of years ago. He said he was afraid to look in his rear-view mirror as he left for fear of turning into salt.

This is the kind of craziness that is indicative of the complete degeneration of our society.

"evil will be thought good and good evil."

Salt Lake City, UT

'I wonder how long it will be before California completely self destructs.' - Cats | 2:20 p.m.

According to you, it already did.

And what 'cliff' are you talking about?

Where is it, exactly?
Are we running towards it?

Or moon-walking? :)

California Steve
Hanford, CA

Welcome to the madness of California. The budget billions of dollars in debt, unemployment near the top in the nation, pensions we can't afford and this is the highlight of the year for the legislature. Oh, I forgot. They took away the legislature's autos yesterday. Whooeee.

West Valley, UT

California's issues are the same as the rest of the nation. They're bankrupt, they've got too much stupid legislation, and they're overrun with illegals.

California may really be viewed as a microcosm for the entire USA. Where they go, the rest of us will (eventually) follow.

It's only a matter of time before the entire state collapses. So what are we going to do about it?

Salt Lake City, UT

Yes lets just take all of our kids on field trips to San Fran to see the gay pride parade......that will teach them!

Henderson, NV

I don't have anything against teaching history as it actually happened, but what we see today in academia is a multiple agenda driven form of teaching. We see history from an African-American agenda, an Asian-American agenda, and environmentalist agenda, a gay agenda, a hispanic agenda, a Native-American agenda and on and on. Don't get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with seeing history from different and multiple perspectives, but it is the agenda that bothers me. Shouldn't history books, teachers and professors give us facts about what happened without making value judgments? I seriously doubt that would happen with gay history. It would be less about facts and events and more about telling kids that it's okay to be gay, and we all know it. Do you really think they would give an opposing viewpoint that may show homosexuals in a negative light, without calling that opposing viewpoint bigoted, unreasonable, uneducated, backwards, etc.? You know they wouldn't. Just as being anti-illegal immigration will make you racist and anti-immigrant, being against gay marriage will make you stupid and backwards.

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