***Sorry no comment replies today. I got home from the pain doctor and I got trigger point shots in my back. I managed to do the dishes but I cannot manage to address comments today. It is a combination of pain and steroids along with all the other medical drugs I take surging through my system. Hopefully if I can sleep tonight I will be able to do that first thing tomorrow morning. But for now I will try to focus and post some of the news I have had in my tabs for the last few days. Ron ordered a pizza because he has been working in the heat to replace the damaged siding and I am wiped out and struggle to think. The steroids are making me hungry. I just lost 10 more pounds I hope I don’t gain them back. Hugs***
This again like the fundamentalist few parents demanding all mention of LGBTQ+ from yearbooks, libraries, any media in the classrooms, and eventually society. They admit this, they want only those things mentioned, taught, and acknowledged are their world view from the 1950s, and that includes all education about race, biology, and anything that disrupts their white in charge fundamentalist religious take on the world. They want the rest erased, it makes them feel icky and they don’t like those ideas pushing into their god thoughts. But these same people have no problem with highly gendered and sexually suggestive straight year book photos of the prom or the school cheerleader squads. They have no problem with mentions in yearbooks or books / movies in schools / libraries that show hetero norms, including the gender roles of cis straight males and females. Their offense is anything not portraying their preferred world view that comes from their biblical views, one man / one woman and only straight no weird sex allowed in all things. But only after the youth, adults are married and suddenly discover sex / sexual feelings on the magical moment of turning 18 years old. Sorry but gay and transgender youth / students exist. They are young people with the same right to see themselves represented in society as the fundies insist their own views / religion does. These gay / transgender students deserve to live openly as their straight cis fellow students do. The problem these fundamentalists face is the students agree that this is proper that their fellow students be accepted and have a safe and happy school experience. The very thing the fundamentalist to deny the LGBTQ+ students, their right to exist. This is simply pushing the fundamentalist religious views on everyone. Plus they are not only pushing their religious world view but they are actively denying the LGBTQ+ students their right to exist, to have school participation, and to see other people like themselves in the school curriculum / media. Below I will post some quotes from the linked sources, I recommend everyone go read them as they have information that Joe My God doesn’t include. Hugs
Milk, who was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the country, was assassinated while serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The three board members were elected last year with the backing of the conservative Inland Empire Family PAC.
“I don’t want my 3rd grader studying an LGBTQ issue. I don’t want them going into gender ideology,” said board member Jennifer Wiersma.
The social studies curriculum was vetted by 47 Temecula Valley teachers who taught the material in 18 elementary schools as part of a pilot program this past year. The material, which is also approved by the California Department of Education, will replace outdated textbooks.
“It was piloted, we followed every policy, and procedures. The options were out there for parents. Thirteen-hundred family’s kids learned from this curriculum. We did not receive any complaints,” said Board Member Allison Barclay, who voted to approve the new curriculum.
An ugly scene played out at the Temecula Valley School Board meeting as they voted 3-2 to reject an elementary school social studies book that contained information about pioneering California gay rights figure Harvey Milk. The board’s president made a baseless accusation that Milk was a pedophile before voting to ban the book.
“My question is, why even mention a pedophile?” said Board President Dr. Joseph Komrosky.
The battle over books has been an ongoing conflict in Republican-controlled states. California Gov. Gavin Newsom interjected himself into the fray last summer in a series of commercials that aired in Florida. Now, he’s taking that message directly to educators in the state through a letter directed to superintendents and school administrators. The warning — which was also penned by California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Attorney General Rob Bonta — urged them to not take part in the removal of instructional materials.
“Access to books — including books that reflect the diverse experiences and perspectives of Californians, and especially those that may challenge us to grapple with uncomfortable truths — is a profound freedom we all must protect and cultivate,” the letter read in part.
The letter has garnered the support of some parents including Los Angeles Unified School District mom Jenna Schwartz, who helped create a group called Parents Supporting Teachers.
” I think that our governor and the AG are looking at what’s happening in these red states and we can see the future,” said Schwartz. “We know what happens when you dilute education for children. They become uneducated adults. We can’t let that happen here.”
The letter cites more than 1400 book bans across the country as one of the reasons the state issued this warning to any district contemplating limiting issues that can be taught in schools. Newsom was also sharply critical of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after he signed into law legislation known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — which restricts instruction about sexual orientation or gender identity for students until eighth grade.
“Talking about families is not a sexual conversation,” said Schwartz. “Talking about two moms or two dads — or a diverse family, none of that is sexual.”
The issue of sexual orientation has become a flashpoint at Saticoy Elementary School, where a pride flag was recently burned. The school is also dealing with the fallout of a scheduled assembly where administrators planned to read a book that mentions same-sex couples.
Los Angeles’s ABC affiliate reports:
“You’re not qualified! You’re not qualified!’ shouted one audience member at the board. The frustration was over the 3-2 vote opposing the adoption of new social studies curriculum for Temecula Valley Unified School District elementary schools.
The decision could leave 11,397 students without a textbook next year. “We’ve never experienced this before. I’ve never heard of a top performing district or any district say you know what we are going to withhold these materials,” said Edgar Diaz, the president of the Temecula Valley Educator Association.
School board members, Dr. Joseph Komrosky, Jennifer Wiersma and Danny Gonzalez opposed the inclusion of gay rights activist Harvey Milk in the supplemental material used by teachers, even though Milk is not in the 4th grade textbook himself.
Los Angeles’s CBS affiliate reports:
The board’s president made a baseless accusation that Milk was a pedophile before voting to ban the book. “My question is, why even mention a pedophile?” said Board President Dr. Joseph Komrosky. Temecula’s emotionally charged meeting resembles many others from here in Southern California and across the country as communities demand school boards to limit discussions of race and sexual orientation.
Komrosky [screenshot above] has appeared on Fox News to boast about banning “critical race theory” in his school district. His 2022 campaign for the school board was promoted by foul homocon radio host Carl DeMaio, who praised Komrosky for “his goal is to keep radical social theories and leftist propaganda away from our children.”
Watch the clip.