Thursday, August 31, 2006

I'm Not Really Surprised

Shocker: Schwarzenegger Signs Bill Denying Funds to Schools That Won’t Promote Homosexuality

SACRAMENTO, August 30, 2006 ( – To the horror both of advocates of traditional values and defenders of freedom of religious expression, California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that would make it impossible for schools, whether public or private, secular or religious, to exclude homosexual “lifestyle” propaganda.

The bill will punish any entity or program that accepts any state assistance unless it accepts homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality. Sponsored by lesbian activist Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), SB 1441 says that “any program or activity” that “receives any financial assistance from the state” must give “full and equal access” to Californians without regard to “race, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, colour, or disability.”

The Nondiscrimination in State Programs and Activities Act, has no religious exemption and violators face having their funding cut off. The legislation allows the state to threaten childcare centres and Christian schools that accept childcare vouchers and state college grants.