Monday, October 13, 2008

Troubling Times

I'm certainly on the left coast! This news story confirms I'm far from home. And, it confirms that our nation is traveling down some dark roads. (The story below was found on the Fox News website. The reporter was not named.)

If for no other reason, your vote on November 4 will determine what kind of judges are appointed to the federal bench. Judges in California "ordained" that same-sex marriage is "legal" in the state. Hopefully, the citizens of this state will vote for Prop 8, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman, affirming marriage as it has been recognized since God blessed Adam with Eve.

Fox News:

First-graders in San Francisco took a field trip to City Hall to celebrate the marriage of their lesbian teacher on Friday, but opponents of same-sex marriage in the state say the field trip was an attempt to “indoctrinate” the students, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The field trip was suggested by a parent at the Creative Arts Charter School, and the school said the trip, where students tossed rose petals on their teacher and her wife as they left City Hall, was academically relevant.

"It really is what we call a teachable moment," said Liz Jaroslow, the school’s interim director, according to the newspaper. She said same-sex marriage had historic significance. "I think I'm well within the parameters."

California will vote on Nov. 4 on Proposition 8 which seeks to ban same-sex marriage in the state, and supporters of the measure say the field trip shows that allowing same-sex marriage will mean it’s taught to school children, the newspaper said.

"It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign, told the Chronicle. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."