from Gay Activism in the Schools
According to a report in the Tracy Press (June 13, 2005), Haley is talking to the American Civil Liberties Union about pursuing a law suit against the school unless all teachers are required to go through anti-homophobia training. "I'm giving them time to redeem themselves," Daley. "If the problems are fixed, then I won't move any further with it."
Daley is a junior in the Institute for Global Commerce and Government program at the high school.
An ACLU spokesman has noted: "We help school districts comply with anti-harassment laws both by referring them to trainers and doing training ourselves. We also do the same thing of protecting students when school districts fall down on the job, and when a lawsuit is the only approach to ensure that students are not harassed on campus."
Once Again In the News
Justin Daley gained regional notoriety in April, 2005 when his GSA club was involved in pressuring West High School to punish math teacher Richard Thompson for telling his students that homosexuality is unnatural. Thompson indicated he was resigning at the end of the school session. When his resignation was announced, Daley told a local newspaper: "That is so pleasant, but I'm scared for the students in which he teaches in the future. Mr. Thompson is a big part of the problem. There are still issues."
The ACLU has a long history of promoting the gay agenda on high school campuses in California and elsewhere throughout the country. In 2004, for example, it won a major lawsuit against the Morgan Hill school district in California over the gay agenda. It not only won a cash settlement but the right to force teachers, students, and administrators to take a gay-affirmative sensitivity training program.
In an effort to counter the political agenda of Gay Straight Alliance clubs on high school campuses, the Pro-Family Law Center has published a 15-page legal brief on the liability of hosting such clubs.
The report, "The Legal Liability Associated With Homosexuality Education In California Public Schools," notes that one of the key arguments against imposing pro-homosexual education upon students is that it amounts to religious discrimination. Most of the world's religions condemn homosexuality. "In light of this fact, the adoption by schools of any policy which defines opposition to homosexuality as wrong, harmful, immoral or 'homophobic' directly attacks the religious beliefs and values of many students."
The report also notes that pro-homosexual education violates parental rights; creates a hostile academic environment; endangers the physical health of children; violates freedom of speech; and more.
Pro-Homosexual Programs Impact Brain Maturation
Dr. Sander Breiner, Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, and a member of NARTH's Scientific Advisory Committee, presented a compelling paper at the November, 2004 NARTH conference on the impact that pro-homosexual teachings can have on the maturing adolescent brain.
According to Dr. Breiner, research indicates that the adolescent brain is still maturing and can be impacted by experiences and stresses. Sexually questioning teens can be derailed in their normal development if they are exposed to confusing sexual messages in junior high or high school. Dr. Breiner notes that pro-gay teachings won't "make someone homosexual, but certainly will contribute to problems in their development. Adolescents have enough problems in establishing gender roles and this will increase these problems."
Dr. Breiner observes: "I am convinced that gay affirming materials are injurious to children and will add to the psychological problems they already have as a normal part of development. It is wrong to say that homosexuality is a viable alternative to heterosexuality. If teens are to be protected, they must be given the facts about homosexual behavior, not fantasies from the gay community."