Skip to comments.No. Carolina Pastor Goes to Battle Against GLSEN
Posted on 11/14/2003 4:00:46 PM PST by MegaSilver
(AgapePress) - A North Carolina pastor is fighting to keep homosexual propaganda out of his county's public schools.
Homosexual activists from ten liberal churches are demanding that the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School Board include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the district's anti-harassment policy. The group has been joined in their efforts by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national pro-homosexual education lobby group.
Pastor Ron Baity of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, who is a long-time opponent of GLSEN's agenda, says the current district policy is fine the way it is. He maintains the homosexual group's push to add the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" is just a facade.
"What they want to do is to get their foot in the door so that then ... they can teach the homosexual lifestyle [in public schools]," Baity says. "They'll have all types of seminars talking about how we ought to accept the homosexual lifestyle and so forth and so on down the line."
As for the churches backing the policy change, Baity says they refuse to take a stand for what is right and have no value system at all.
Baity, who is also a chaplain with the local police department, will be addressing the school board Tuesday night on behalf of 30 other evangelical pastors in the area. He says the pro-homosexual supporters are being hypocritical.
"They say we have bad attitudes and are mean-spirited, and yet some of the most militant, ill-willed people in America belong to the homosexual movement," the pastor says. "Since they cannot produce, they recruit -- they go after my children and grandchildren, and your children and grandchildren."
The Baptist minister notes that according to one psychological report, 20% to 40% of all molestations of children are committed by homosexuals. The risk of a homosexual molesting a child, he says, is "10 to 20 times greater" than a heterosexual molesting a child.
So far, the school board has indicated it will not change the district's non-discrimination policy.
I was home schooled fourth through eighth grade myself, actually, then went to a Christian prep school for 9th-12th. Home school certainly wasn't bad for me; my mother was a great teacher, and I wasn't behind at all when I got to prep school, but I think I missed some valuable social experiences. That's the reason I'm not sure about trying it out with my kids.
But, of course, they'll be different people than I was/am.
An excerpt from "Support no certainty for gay teachers"
"At St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, a Catholic high school, headmaster Albert J. "Skip" Shannon has no openly gay faculty, but would support anyone who comes out.
"I know that we have faculty with different sexual orientation on our campus," he said. "If people find a comfortable and safe environment on our campus, regardless of their sexual orientation, then I think we are doing God's work."
Of course, I also plan to screen prep schools extensively before enrolling my children.
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