The right-wing group Save California is apoplectic over the recent enactment of a day to honor Harvey Milk, the openly gay San Francisco politician and civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1978. Led by Randy Thomasson, Save California has urged parents to pull their children out of public schools to protest efforts to recognize the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in California history. During an interview with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow, Thomasson attacked the looming “tsunami of perversity” approaching schools and charged that openly gay Senator Mark Leno “sees children as little homosexuals-in-waiting”:
Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, tells OneNewsNow that parental rights and decency are “meaningless” in public schools.
“Wake up, parents. Public schools are no longer for the public,” he says. “They’re government institutions that think that you’re children are their children — and they are going to turn them into homosexual, bisexual, transsexual political activists.”
“Just wait now until Harvey Milk is on a weekday next year, and it’s going to be what? Anything goes,” Thomasson laments. “It could be gay pride parades on campus; it could be mock gay weddings on campus; it could be essays, mandatory homework saying why Harvey Milk, a bad guy, was a great guy. I mean, this is in-your-face stuff.”
The family advocate adds that children in California’s public schools are being hit with a “tsunami of perversity” and homosexual indoctrination. He cites another example in which first-graders were read a homosexual book in honor of Milk.
Around 40 elementary schools students in San Francisco were read author Eric Ross’ new children’s book My Uncle’s Wedding as part of Harvey Milk Day. California adopted an official holiday honoring Milk, who was the first openly homosexual elected into office in the state.
Thomasson argues Harvey Milk Day is being used to push the homosexual agenda in public schools — just like the Day of Silence. “Now Harvey Milk Day is taking hold, and again, first-graders who don’t even know about sexuality [are] being taught unnatural sexuality.”
Openly homosexual State Senator Mark Leno visited Ross during the launch of My Uncle’s Wedding and spoke briefly on S.B. 48, a bill the lawmaker is trying to push which would require textbooks in California to include information about lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and “gay” individuals. Thomasson laments that Leno will promote the bill wherever he can.
“He sees children as little homosexuals-in-waiting,” he contends. “And he wants to tell them they’re homosexual, tell them they’re bisexual, tell them they’re transsexual — not tell them that transexuality is irreversible and it’s obviously a choice; not tell them that bisexuality is obviously unnatural and obviously a choice; not telling them that the gay gene has never been found.”