Dr. Thomas Sowell, economist and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution wrote in 1993 in an article published by Forbes Magazine titled, “Indoctrinating the Children”, “The techniques of brainwashing developed in totalitarian countries are routinely used in psychological conditioning programs imposed on American school children. These include emotional shock and desensitization, psychological isolation from sources of support, stripping away defenses, manipulative cross-examination of the individual’s underlying moral values, and inducing acceptance of alternative values by psychological rather than rational means. These techniques are not confined to separate courses or programs…(and) are not isolated idiosyncracies of particular teachers. They are products of numerous books and other ‘educational’ material in programs packaged by organizations that sell such curricula to administrators and teach the techniques to teachers. Some packages even include instructions on how to deal with parents or others who object…Stripping away psychological defenses can be done through assignments to keep diaries to be discussed in the group and through role-playing assignments, both techniques used in the original brainwashing programs in China under Mao.”
Direct proof of the brainwashing appears in an article in The Humanist magazine titled, “A Religion for a New Age,” we read: “The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith..The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new-the rotting corpse of Christianity…and the new faith of humanism.”
In 1973 in the February 10th edition of The Saturday Review of Education, NEA president (National Education Association) Catherine Barrett wrote that “Dramatic changes in the way we will raise our children in the year 2000 are indicated, particularly in terms of schooling. We will need to recognize that the so-called basic skills, which currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools, will be taught in one-quarter of the present school day. When this happens – and it’s near – the teacher can rise to his true calling. More than a dispenser of information, the teacher will be a conveyer of values, a philosopher. We will be agents of change.”
Humanist Paul Blanshard pronounces: “I think the most important factor leading us to a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is eighteen tends to lead toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history.”
In the Free Enquiry, Kathy Collins, who was the legal consultant to the Iowa Dept. of Education, criticized “the Christian fundamentalists who want the freedom to indoctrinate their children with religious education” and “any law that would allow Christians to teach their children without oversight or interference from the state.”
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network at Tufts University in Massachusetts has a yearly program to train teachers. GLSEN trains teachers and students and develops programs to fight those who oppose the homosexual agenda. Workshops in their program feature “From Lesbos to Stonewall: Incorporating Sexuality into a World History curriculum” and “Early Childhood Educators: How to Decide Whether to Come Out or Not.” Employees of the Mass. Dept. of Ed. teach a course titled “What They Didn’t Tell you about Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class.”
Parents in Ithaca, NY were appalled when a gay lecture series by Family Alliance for Cultural Tolerance came to their schools. Students were exposed to such lectures as “Can I be gay and a Christian?”
Gay clubs in high schools routinely set up workshops in elementary schools as part of their outreach and search for queer children.
GLSEN claims to have started more than 2,500 “gay/straight alliances” in schools, and each year sponsors the “Day of Silence,” in which students are encouraged to remain silent all day in school in support of homosexuality. GLSEN and the NEA teamed up to produce a booklet, Just the Facts About Sexual Orientation.
When teachers do attempt to take an honorable direction they face reprimand, and hate. Two years ago, Diane Lenning, president of the National Education Association’s Republican Educators Caucus and an Orange County, California, high school teacher, was targeted by liberal Republicans after she questioned the NEA’s honoring of Kevin Jennings, founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) as educator of the year. The caucus voted 31 to 18 to change the bylaws to permit her removal. Instead of removing the queer, they removed the woman who opposed him and gave the queer an award.
In 2001 Under the title, “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Education,” the resolution says, “The National Education Association recognizes that the complex and diverse needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, Transgender, and questioning students; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families and their children require the development of programs that promote a safe and inclusive environment.”
The proposal also says the NEA believes in efforts that provide for:
“Development of curriculum and instructional materials and programs designed to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.”
Involvement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender educators in developing educational materials used in classroom instruction.
Dissemination of programs that support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students and address the high drop out rate, suicide rate, and health risk behaviors.
Recognition of the importance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender education employees as role models.
Accurate portrayal of the roles and contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people throughout history.
Dissemination of programs and information that include the contributions, heritage, culture, and history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
Coordination with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender organizations and concerned agencies that promote the contributions, heritage, culture, history, health and care of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.”
The Illinois legislature is considering mental health testing for all public school children on an annual basis.
One device used to teach children tolerance of homosexuals is “It‘s Elementary”, a 1996 video made by two lesbians with tax money from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is “a training tool for breaking down a child‘s natural resistance to homosexuality.” It is still being shown in American schools.
The NEA has a Gay/lesbian/transgender/ caucus. They include in their listing of accomplishments the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education. It is the political action arm of the NEA and they work to promote gay friendly political candidates.
This was a huge accomplishment according to caucus chairman Greg Jung who is also the president of the Missouri National Education Association.
Also listed among their “accomplishments” is the formation of a Sexual Orientation Task Force with 27 homosexuals and 8 lesbians covering the U.S. – each with offices and teams to help implement their plans.
Matt Foreman, the NGLTF executive director, said in a prepared statement. “With adolescents questioning their sexuality or coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender at younger ages than ever before, policymakers and educators must act now,”
The No Child Left Behind Act heralded by the Bush administration includes support for gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual youth.
GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing have been joined by over 30 education, mental health, youth advocacy, and social justice organizations who have come together to address the problem of name-calling and verbal bullying in U.S. schools. They say, “With your help, we will reach thousands of students and educators across the country this winter with resources and strategies for confronting name-calling and establishing an ongoing effort to reduce bullying in their schools.” It was first held in 2005. They plan on holding it each year hereafter.
The NEA has passed resolutions that are in direct support of homosexuality and lesbianism. They include:
Student Sexual Orientation–calls for school districts to provide counseling for students struggling with their sexual/gender orientation.
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Curriculum–calls for the development of a curriculum which recognizes the contributions of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual persons with acknowledgement of their sexual orientation.
Salaries and Benefit: calls for comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance for school employees’ spouses, domestic partners and dependents.
Family Life Education: calls for sex education programs that include discussions regarding the diversity of sexual orientation.
The NEA web site is littered with testimonials from teachers who are so proud to have led gay acceptance and understanding workshops for other teachers at conventions or continuing education seminars – every state is mentioned numerous times.
Applause is given to the many homophobic teachers that have been fired from schools across the country.
The NEA Human and Civil Rights Task Force has developed a “Safe Zone” poster. The 8.5” x 11”, color poster shows students that their schools are taking a stand against intolerance and bias in all forms, including racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism, anti-Semitism and other forms of religious bias.
The National Mental Health Association has produced a brochure to assist parents in learning about and talking to children of various ages about sexual orientation and the impact of anti-gay prejudice and discrimination on children. The pamphlet is tiled, “What Does Gay Mean? How to Talk with Kids about Sexual Orientation and Prejudice – Our Trans Children.”
The Transgender Network of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has produced an online introduction to transgenderism, with questions and answers about transgendered youth, gender identity, and legal and health issues. They have also produced “Faith In Our Families: Parents, Families, and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality.” PHLAG says they produced this publication to share personal experiences of people from a variety of faiths coming to terms with a loved one’s sexual orientation. They are very active in the public schools.
The American Library Association has produced “Bibliography for Gay Teens.” It is an annotated bibliography of fiction and non-fiction books appropriate for GLBT teenaged readers. These books are available in most public schools.
The American Psychological Association provides training and resources for school health professionals. They have implemented the Healthy LGB Student Project otherwise called “Healthy Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students Project.” They describe Sexual Orientation as: “The structure of a person’s romantic, sexual, and/or emotional attractions. More specifically, a person’s attraction to persons of the opposite sex, persons of the same sex, or persons of both sexes. Notice here that they include “emotional attraction” as part of sexual orientation.
This aspect of “sexual orientation” is being used at the youngest ages to convince children that they may be queer if they have a close emotional bond with a child of the same sex. An example of this is the often repeated lie that Jonathan and King David in the Bible were homosexual lovers. This is said because the Bible points out the close friendship of the two men. They were closer friends to each other than to even any woman. This is the same close bond that often develops between soldiers in war time. Anything that the perverts can twist to their advantage – they do and the attack upon youth continues!