from Gay Activism in the Schools
June 18, 2007 - PFOX issued a press release on June 13, questioning how the Montgomery School Board managed to discover a "gay gene," when science and medicine have failed to find such a gene.
The school board recently approved a homosexual-affirming curriculum that describes homosexuality as "innate" or inborn. PFOX observes: "The board could not produce any factual evidence for what it will now teach students - only political 'pledges' and payoffs for last year's school board elections as claimed by gay rights activists."
According to PFOX, the board has also violated a March 7, 2007 order of the Maryland State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick who stated that the Board of Education would render a decision in July on a legal appeal filed by PFOX, Citizens for Responsible Curriculum, and Family Leader Network. The legal appeal pointed out factual inaccuracies in the curriculum, plus violations of both state and federal law.
PFOX has been the target of discriminatory retaliation by teachers and students at numerous high schools throughout Montgomery County. At Winston High School, Gay Straight Alliance Students (GSA) were permitted to place trash cans in the hallways with the words PFOX on them. Students were encouraged to throw PFOX flyers into these trash cans.
At Wootten High School, a gay teacher and GSA students warned PFOX to stay out of the school. They compared sexual preference to skin color and compared PFOX to the KKK.
PFOX issued a statement about the discriminatory treatment of its organization on these campuses.
The PFOX web site includes includes more background information on the fight for equal treatment under the law for ex-gays on high school campuses.