Mainers went to the polls yesterday to vote on a number of issues, but perhaps none as heated as Question 1 (that is after the heated issue of Romney v Obama). Question 1 was an initiative to legalize same-sex marriages in the state of Maine. Sadly, it passed by a 53% to 47% margin, making it the first time a same-sex marriage measure was passed by popular vote of the people.
In 2009, the Maine legislature passed An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom which was signed into law by Governor John Balducci. Before the act took effect, a referendum to repeal the law was launched. By a margin of 53% to 47%, the people of Maine voted to repeal the legislature’s same-sex marriage act.
In the summer of 2011, gay rights groups in Maine began collecting signatures to get the issue back on the ballot. After collecting nearly double the amount of required signatures, they succeeded and Question 1 was placed on the yesterday’s ballot.
To help inform the public on the issues of same-sex marriage and homosexuality, Gorham Middle School Principal Robert Riley invited Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine (PRISM) to give a presentation to the students during their Diversity Day. Instead of the hearing the expected discussion on tolerance, the students and faculty were presented with graphic explanations of gay and lesbian sexual acts.
Needless to say, the parents in this town of about 15,000 people that lies a mere 11 miles east of Portland, are in an uproar over what their children were exposed to. One such parent, Kristy Howard told local reporters:
“I don’t want my child taught heterosexual foreplay, let alone homosexual foreplay in school. I don’t think it’s the place.”
Principal Riley felt everything else went well except that one ‘little’ incident, he sent a letter of apology home with every student. However the damage has already been done and I don’t believe what happened was just an accident. Gay activists are actively trying to recruit children to their perverted and sinful lifestyle.
Daniel Villarreal, a gay columnist wrote:
“Recruiting children?” You bet we are. [Conservatives] accuse us of exploiting children and in response we say, ‘NOOO! We’re not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear! …But let’s face it–that’s a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it… Can we please just start admitting that we do actually want to indoctrinate kids?”
Parents be warned because the gay movement is targeting your children and actively trying to recruit them. In states like California and Massachusetts, children are already being taught pro-homosexual curriculum. Many public school libraries have books for the students to check-out that portray homosexuality as being more normal than traditional heterosexual relationships.
What happened in Gorham Middle School could happen in your child’s public school. Are you prepared to fight against it or are you going to allow your children to be exposed to sexually explicit homosexual material? You’re the parent. You’re the one responsible for your children’s education and spiritual wellbeing. Parents – It’s all up to you.
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