Senate bill 1441 makes it illegal for organizations receiving state funds to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation. If you receive state funds in California, you are now required by law to treat gay and lesbian people as you would the other humans you may find yourself in contact with.
Sounds pretty simple doesn't it? Sounds like one of those things we shouldn't have to be told doesn't it? Sounds like taxpayer money is no longer allowed those groups who would suggest they know best how we should treat our willies and woohoos.
But the fundies can't leave it at that. They just don't like it when willie meets willie, even when neither of the willies are theirs. And as most rational people know, if I'm old enough to know to make the decision myself, and I'm not putting my willie near someone who doesn't want me to, my willie is entirely my business. So is my booty for that matter, but my point isn't the slap and tickle but the lies.
Yet another poster at that bastion of truthlessness, World Net Daily, has taken to the soapbox to decry what they perceive so differently from what was said. According to the poster, California is about to add homosexuality to the things schools teach, and by default, they will have to teach gayness as well.
The public school's downward spiral into moral oblivion continued last week when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1441, mandating that all organizations receiving any kind of state funds, including faith-based groups, portray homosexuality, bisexuality and transexuality in a positive light. As a gemstone of all government intrusions, the measure also requires Christian schools to contradict their deeply held beliefs or forfeit government tuition assistance for their students. And this is only the first of four bills aimed at California schools by homosexual activists.One can easily view the text of the bill (pdf file) to see that it doesn't actually say what this person would have you believe. It doesn't say that one must portray homosexuality in a positive light, it just says that the people of California don't want you to use their tax dollars to discriminate against people for any reason. The christian activists want to use tax dollars to push their dogmatic agenda of hate, and they have to lie to us to make their illminded point. Why do they have to lie? What are they afraid will happen if gay people are finally just able to people instead of gay people?
Hat tip to Doc. The World Net Daily is completely aghast over this issue, and many of their posters are making up lies in reference to this bill. For all their talk of obeying their god, Thou shalt not lie, Thou shalt not bear false witness doesn't seem to apply. Odd that the ten commandments don't happen to mention sexual identity, sexual persuasion, homosexuality, etc.