The National Organization for Marriage, always with the lies. “Marriage brings men and women together to help ensure that as many children as possible are raised by a mom and a dad.” (It doesn’t.) “And kids need a mom and a dad.” (They don’t.)
The short story:
1. NOM has been distributing political brochures via the mail claiming Massachusetts is forcing kindergarten students to learn about gay marriage.
2. It’s a complete lie. Which totally makes this mail fraud, P.S.
We contacted Christopher C. Plante, executive director of the Rhode Island chapter of NOM, who told us that many schools in Massachusetts — where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2004 — have books on the subject in their libraries.The “poster child,” he said, is a picture book called “King & King,” by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland.
The book tells the story of a queen who decided it was time for her son, the prince, to marry. He rejects every princess she offers. Finally the last candidate enters, and the prince feels “a stir in his heart.” But it was for the princess’s brother, Prince Lee.
The two marry, and the book says “everyone lives happily ever after.” On the last page, the two princes kiss, with a red heart covering their mouths.
… Asked for examples of where the book is taught to kindergartners, Plante offered just one location, Lexington, Mass., where it became an issue in 2006.
…”There is no allegation here of a formalized curriculum requiring students to read many books affirming gay marriage. The reading by a teacher of one book, or even three, and even if to a young and impressionable child, does not constitute “indoctrination.”
…Asked for any other examples of gay marriage being taught to kindergartners, Plante referred us to Kris Mineau, executive director of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which describes itself as “dedicated to strengthening the family and affirming the Judeo-Christian values upon which it is based.”
Mineau said he has been fighting same-sex marriage advocates for eight years and he is certain their message is being spread in schools throughout Massachusetts.
But he acknowledged he could not cite any examples other than Lexington.
Just to reiterate, one book about a gay couple was read in one school in Massachusetts one time. NOM has created an entirely fabricated political campaign around this single instance, and they’ve been lying their butts off ever since.
And you know what? Who cares if a story about gay princes was read? Gay people, gay princes, gay marriages – they all exist! These children are going to grow up to find out all about them. What exactly are parents shielding their children from? It’s like bigots are basing their entire political strategies around a “Santa Claus is real” suspension of belief.
But hey, at least they aren’t talking about androids.
Do you smell smoke? Because we know some pants that are on fire!