Alabama lawmaker ready to take on the NEA over the homos
Alabama State Representative Gerald Allen (Rethug-Cottondale), is a real piece of work. This is the rocket scientist who proposed legislation last year that would prohibit the use of public funds for “the purchase of textbooks or library materials that recognize or promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle.”
His goal, he said, was to protect young people from The Homosexual Agenda (our “copy” is located here). He also wanted to bury books.
“Our culture, how we know it today, is under attack from every angle…Allen said that if his bill passes, novels with gay protagonists and college textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural would have to be removed from library shelves and destroyed.
“I guess we dig a big hole and dump them in and bury them,” he said.
So, you can imagine how he felt about the National Education Association’s annual meeting, where the body is about to vote on a measure to endorse/recognize SSM. Allen is telling the 300 Alabama delegates to boycott the meeting lest they participate in enabling the deviance. (AgapePress):
Allen says education leaders, not only in Alabama but across the U.S., “must take a stand and say [to the NEA leadership], ‘If you’re going to go in this direction and try to indoctrinate our children with this type of materials, then we’re going to maybe form our own association.’ That’s one of the things I think needs to be looked at.”
…Allen believes homosexual activists within the NEA have a long-term plan in mind for America’s school children after they have been thoroughly indoctrinated with pro-homosexual ideas. “Once they grow up and become adults and policymakers themselves, then certainly they’ll sponsor constitutional amendments and turn things around,” he says.
…The original proposed amendment, designated B-8, was submitted by the NEA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus but was later watered down by the educators union’s Resolution Committee to endorse only same-sex unions in the seven U.S. states where such unions are currently legal. Now, however, the Resolutions Committee has decided that the original (B-8) and revised (B-10) amendments will both be voted on by the union’s Representative Assembly. Critics of the original measure claim it endorses not only homosexual marriage but also polygamy.
…Feelings have run high throughout the debate over the resolutions, and [California delegate Diane] Lenning notes that she was surprised by the comments NEA president Reg Weaver made to an audience that included many women teachers and retired educators. Delegates at the convention say Weaver at one point held up a copy of an American Family Association newsletter detailing the union’s proposal to endorse same-sex marriage and called the AFA document “a crock of sh–.” [Tee hee!]
Lenning says that kind of profane outburst “is not characteristic of our president,” whom she describes as “a very nice, professional gentleman.” Although she cannot say exactly what might have led to the national NEA leader’s profane remarks, she asserts, “something must have really teed him off.”