DISCUSSION FORUMS
MAIN MENU
Home
Help
Advanced Search
Recent Posts
Site Statistics
Who's Online
Forum Rules
Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
Community
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
Read
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
Graphics
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

ChristiansUnite
Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 18, 2017, 10:57:29 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
277668 Posts in 26442 Topics by 3790 Members
Latest Member: Goodwin
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ChristiansUnite Forums
|-+  Fellowship
| |-+  Parenting (Moderator: admin)
| | |-+  Religious Citizens Targeted in Alameda for 'Intolerable' Views
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Religious Citizens Targeted in Alameda for 'Intolerable' Views  (Read 1025 times)
nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60375


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« on: June 28, 2009, 11:03:25 AM »

Religious Citizens Targeted in Alameda for 'Intolerable' Views

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif., May 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- The intolerance against those with religious or traditional moral views is reaching new lows and no where is that clearer than Alameda.

On Tuesday evening the school board in the Bay Area city voted 3-2 to approve curriculum promoting homosexuality to kindergartners, despite vehement and overwhelming opposition from the community. Promoters of the curriculum are so bent on indoctrinating students that they refused a parental op-out provision, even though parents plead for the board to respect their right to protect their children.

"Polling CRI conducted in the city found that over half of city residents opposed the curriculum," stated Karen England, executive director of CRI. "Even many of those who did support the curriculum still favored a parental opt-out."

England was present at the last three meetings of the school board after parents contacted CRI's office and asked for help in stopping the curriculum's adoption. A veteran of advocating for parental rights at the school board level, England testified on behalf of parents at two of the meetings.

"At this week's meeting, I heard one of the most outrageous and alarming things I've ever heard at any meeting," commented England. "Alameda school board vice president Ron Mooney actually told parents that the school board will provide no protections for one of the state-mandated protected classes: the religious."

During the meeting Mooney responded to a question about whether religious students would be respected for disagreeing with the curriculum, he responded that they may disagree, but only at home; they may not carry those views into the classroom.

Placing himself as the arbiter of what is acceptable morality for all people in his district, Mooney asserted that he saw nothing wrong with homosexuality.  The general tenor of Mooney and his peers' remarks reveals that they are themselves intolerant of those with religious beliefs.  They knowingly voted for a biased curriculum that specifically excludes religion, turning a deaf ear to the parents who presented cases of religious intolerance in the school district.

Many supporters of the curriculum called opponents bigots and homophobes, engaging in the very name-calling they claim to want to end in their schools. Some even cited religion as the greatest hindrance to stopping bullying and fostering tolerance.

"There is clearly religious bigotry in this district, but it's not coming from the parents opposing this curriculum-it's coming directly from the intolerant members of the school board," explained England. "The board is targeting people of faith, as evidenced by the vice president's bigoted remarks. Mr. Mooney's unprofessional behavior gives license to those who engage in the name-calling and bullying parents experienced at these meetings."

Alameda parents outraged by the complete disregard for the input are discussing how to move forward and hold their elected officials accountable.
Logged

Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2016 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media