Education officials in California have determined that as long as human reproduction is not discussed, students and parents trapped in government schools may not opt out of mandatory indoctrination on homosexuality or gender confusion. Fortunately, the gracious overlords ruling California did determine that parents are still permitted to express their own views on these subjects to their children.
In a March 29 memo obtained by FreedomProject Media, Orange County Board of Education General Counsel Ronald Wenkart detailed his legal reasoning. As part of the “California Healthy Youth Act,” government schools are required to provide so-called “Comprehensive Sexuality Education.” One section of the “Education Code,” though, allows parents or guardians to excuse their child from “comprehensive sexual health education and HIV education,” Wenkart wrote.
Unfortunately, there is a giant loophole in the law that still mandates LGBT indoctrination. Another section of the “Code” explains that the exemption does not apply to “instruction, materials, or programming that discusses gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, relationships, or family and does not discuss human reproductive organs and their functions.”
“Therefore,” Wenkart wrote, “parents who disagree with the instructional materials related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation may not excuse their children from this instruction. However, parents are free to advise their children that they disagree with some or all of the information presented in the instructional program and express their views on these subjects to their children.”
So, in short, as long as actual reproduction is not discussed, government schools are free to brainwash children to support homosexuality, transgenderism, and more. Indeed, among other schemes, the California code requires affirmation of homosexuality and gender confusion while prohibiting “outdated gender norms.” In short, biblical morality is now banned at government school.
Perhaps that is why, as The Newman Report documented recently, more than one in four California youngsters is now “gender non-conforming.” While the phenomenon is obviously a result of the indoctrination taking place in government schools, LGBT activists used the findings to demand even more brainwashing on gender ideology. Even history textbooks must now promote LGBT propaganda.
While California schools shove LGBT propaganda down the throats of captive students, it appears that not much else is happening in the way of “education.” As the government’s own data show, less than half of California’s students are even “proficient” in reading — and that is on the government’s already dumbed-down tests. Less than one in four black boys are proficient.
Attorney Wenkart and the Orange County Education Department, located in what is widely viewed as California’s most conservative county, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
California-style radical indoctrination programs are already spreading to government schools all across America. And as Mr. Wenkart’s memo makes clear, parents are not even allowed to opt their children out. That leaves responsible parents with only one option: Get their children out of government schools immediately.