Homosexual School More
About Social Policy Than Socialization
by Mychal Massie
A New Visions Commentary
paper published September 2003 by The National Center for Public
Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002,
202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail Project21@nationalcenter.org,
Reprints permitted provided source is credited.
New York City now has a high school exclusively
for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children, an expansion
of a two-classroom alternative school that has operated for years.
Its principal claims, "This school will be a model for the
country, and possibly for the world."
I consider it an egregious example of
social engineering. Most children, at one time or another, question
or are confused about their sexuality. It's not abnormal. When
an agenda-driven group seizes upon adolescent confusion to engineer
it into something it's not, I think it's criminal. It is a draconian
plot to create a cadre of extremists with one goal in mind -
countermanding society as we know it. This is the time-tested
methodology of despots since Hitler.
I will go on record saying that - with
very, very rare exceptions - there isn't a parent alive who longingly
dreams their little boy or girl will grow up to be homosexual.
My postulations have nothing to with homophobia, exogamy or xenophobia.
They have nothing to do with my convictions of faith. They do
have everything to do with being a parent and common logic.
One need not be a child psychologist
to support my position. Honest parents will look at their children
and weigh in balance their hopes, dreams and aspirations for
them. I firmly believe their desires are those to which I've
The question that begs an answer is,
if the overwhelming majority of parents desire something for
their child other than transgenderism, why is a city near financial
insolvency spending $3.2 million of taxpayers' money for renovations
on a school that will cater to approximately 100 students?
Answer: Because it serves an agenda pushed
by groups like the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
and various pro-homosexual youth-advocacy groups - in conjunction
with their government allies.
This school's principal asserts it "will
be an academically rigorous school. It will not be a touchy-feely
situation" (a Freudian slip, I'm sure).
But reasonable minds must logically echo
what's already been asked: "Is there a different way to
teach homosexuals? Is there a homosexual math? How does one teach
history from a transgender or lesbian perspective?"
It is an unfounded lie that teachers
and students go out of their way to ridicule effeminate males
or girls exhibiting masculine behavior. That's not to say that
children aren't teased or bullied - but what child hasn't been?
Also, logically speaking, if the Catholic
Church was unable to protect altar boys from homosexual priests,
how does one safeguard a supposedly homosexual student in an
exclusively homosexual environment? Isn't that a valid concern?
What boundaries will protect the weaker children from sexual
exploitation and/or assault by predatory schoolmates or teachers?
Oh, silly me. I forgot this is a question
that only a bigoted homophobe would entertain. Such behavior
only occurs in public schools. It would never happen in a school
exclusively for homosexual, bisexual and transgendered children
In the most definitive expose on the
homosexual agenda and public schools, "Queering the Schools"
in the Spring 2003 issue of City Journal, Marjorie King of the
Manhattan Institute writes, "No compulsory public school
system can be justified unless what it teaches is a worldview
that the taxpayers who fund it can support. For schools to try
to indoctrinate children in a radical, minority worldview like
that promoted by [the homosexual and lesbian activists] and their
allies - a vision that will form those children's values and
shape their sense of selfhood - is a kind of tyranny, one that
in addition, intentionally drives a wedge between parents and
children and, as queer theorist Michael Warner boasts, 'opposes
What socially stigmatizes a child more:
being called a sissy by a classmate or being the only child on
the block to attend a school for homosexuals? Exclusive homosexual
environments for children won't be the equivalent of television
sitcoms depicting homosexual families - which are designed to
anesthetize us to the dark realities of the same.
(Mychal S. Massie is a member
of Project 21 and self-employed business owner for 30 years.
This column is reprinted with the permission of the Internet
Comments may be sent to Project21@nationalcenter.org.)
Note: New Visions Commentaries reflect the views of their author,
and not necessarily those of Project 21.
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