"Ally Week" Promotes Homosexuality in K-12 Schools
Special Report - October 14, 2008
This week, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is sponsoring “Ally Week” in K-12 schools across the nation in an effort to build support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) student activities. Organized by student members of the pro-homosexual Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs, the week’s activities are “designed to encourage students to be Allies against anti-LGBT language, bullying and harassment in America’s schools.” During the week of October 13-17, GSA members encourage teachers and students to sign the “Ally Pledge,” which states: “I believe all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, deserve to feel safe and supported. That means I pledge to: 1) Not use anti-LGBT language and slurs; 2) Intervene, if I safely can, in situations where other students are being harassed; 3) Support efforts to end bullying and harassment.” Suggested activities during “Ally Week” include hosting a table in the school cafeteria to recruit “allies,” handing out stickers to those who sign the pledge, providing student and/or teacher training, hosting a breakfast or lunch party, after-school activities like LGBT Jeopardy or bingo, and bringing LGBT speakers to school from local homosexual community centers.
“‘Ally Week’ is just another example of how the pro-homosexual movement is using the issue of ‘school safety’ to promote their radical agenda in schools,” said John Rustin, director of government relations for the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “We can all agree that bullying in schools for any reason against any child should not be tolerated. ‘Ally Week,’ however, is designed to bring significant pressure against students and staff who believe that homosexuality is unhealthy and immoral. In essence, this event represents pro-homosexual bullying and it should be opposed.”
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