The National Education Association is expected to take action on a resolution supporting development of school curricula and programs to meet the needs of gay and lesbian students when the union holds its annual convention in July in Los Angeles, CNSNews.com reported March 21.
A draft of the proposed resolution received by CNSNews.com, called, among other specifics, for:
• Involvement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender educators in developing educational materials used in classroom instruction.
• Recognition of the importance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender education employees as role models. Accurate portrayal of the roles and contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people throughout history.
• Coordination with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations and concerned agencies.
Concerned Women for America believes that the NEA is trying to reorient children away from their parents' values, according to CWA spokesperson Wendy Wright. She added: "These teachers aren't going to be the ones around to pick up the pieces when these kids' lives are destroyed. It's going to be in the hands of the parents."
Meanwhile, in his national radio broadcast March 20, James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, warned that a "national homosexualization of schools" is coming. He called on parents to take action against what he called a "recent push to integrate pro-gay curriculum in schools" and said he believes it's a "nationwide effort that will soon put almost every child at risk."
"I beg you to defend your children," Dobson said.