THE LIGHTED CANDLE SOCIETY NEWSLETTER FOR MAY 2017
Have ye not read,
That he which made them
At the beginning
Made them male and female.
In our last three newsletters we reviewed the litigation filed in the federal district court against the Public Schools of Utah by a Lesbian/Gay/Transgender/Bisexual (LGTB) organization by the name of “Equality Utah.” The attorneys for the plaintiffs come from law firms in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco who specialize in representing LGTB clients and causes.
The Plaintiff’s petition against the Utah Public schools was based on the recent Supreme Court decision against Utah and other states with regard to the statutory “same sex marriage” prohibitions in those states. Essentially the petition demanded that the State now cease and desist from teaching the traditional aspects of marriage and family creation and include in the curriculum the presentation of lesbian and homosexual union as equally desirable to traditional marriage.
The Utah Attorney General advised the School boards and the legislature that the Plaintiff’s petition would likely be upheld by the federal courts. In response to the Attorney General’s counsel the legislature enacted a statute which complied with the Plaintiff’s demands.
THE PAST IS PROLOGUE
For seven years I served as the Vice Chairman of the California State Senate Committee on Education. The California Teacher’s Association (CTA) frequently appeared before the legislature in support of curriculum proposals that implicitly and explicitly weakened the prestige and traditional authority of the family in the lives of the students in the public schools. I have in past newsletters referred to some of these initiatives out of the education establishment.
One of the strategies that was continually used by the LGTB advocates and their allies in the CTA was to assure the lawmakers that they were not seeking preferential treatment but simply “equal” treatment with others. Their rhetoric was always built around such honorable concepts as “equality,” “fairness,” and “justice.”
On the other hand, those individuals such as myself who opposed these initiatives were soon labeled as “bigots,” who are motivaed by hate and are filled with prejudice and misogynistic attitudes. They constantly called for “reasoned” dialogue until it was time to engage in such dialogue. Then their response was vituperative rhetoric against those who disagreed with them. They would not demean themselves to engage in a “reasoned dialogue” with those who dared to challenge their assertions. Instead, they always positioned themselves as the victims of prejudicial and unreasoned tradition.
THE MISSION OF THE LGTB CABAL AND THE CTA IN CALIFORNIA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS TODAY.
Recently I was given a copy of the CTA monthly magazine sent to the teachers in the California public schools. The banner line on the cover of the magazine was EMBRACING THE GENDER SPECTRUM. This was the title of the lead article in the magazine.
This magazine was sent to over two hundred thousand teachers in the public schools of California. The lead article in this issue is entitled, Embracing The Gender Spectrum. For eight pages the article presents the propaganda of the LGBT cabal of gender neutrality. The message of the article to the public school teachers of the children of the thirty-five million people who live in California is the necessity to eliminate the specific and implicit assertion of gender identity in the lives of California’s school children.
As I turned to the lead article the first thing that caught my eye was a photograph of one of the teachers who was quoted in the article. Behind her on the wall of her classroom was a large poster which read: HATE FREE ZONE. If you miss the point of that let me explain that those who are opposed to the LGTB philosophy are motivated by HATE. Thus, the children in that classroom are reminded every day that anyone, especially their parents, who do not subscribe to the new “GENDER SPECTRUM” are motivated by HATE.
The current strategy of Seicus and Planned Parenthood, the ultimate Plaintiffs in the Utah “Equality Utah” lawsuit, is to eliminate the explicit and implicit teaching of masculine and feminine gender in the public schools of Utah and America.
An example of the content of the magazine is the admonition that a teacher should not use the feminine pronouns She, her, hers, herself, or the masculine pronouns he, him, his, himself. Rather, the teacher should always use “Gender Neutral” pronouns such as they, them, their, themself (sic) and use the new language of the Gender Neutral propaganda, “ze, hir, hirs, hirself.”
Quoting from the article, “Students in California have been allowed to wear clothing, use restrooms and locker rooms, and participate on sports teams matching their (self) gender identity since enactment (by the California legislature) of the School Success and Opportunity Act – the so-called restroom law – in 2014.(emphasis added.)
And who are the experts that the educators of California’s children turned to for advice on how to teach these anti-family principles? The teachers union for the State of California turned to a publication published by the National Center For Lesbian Rights, the ACLU, the NEA, and the Human Rights Campaign entitled, Schools In Transition, A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools.
AND EVER AND ALWAYS IN THEIR PROPAGANDIZING IS THE MESSAGE THAT RELIGION AND MORAL VALUES AS TAUGHT IN THE HOME ARE ACTUALLY HINDERING THE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS. THEY CAMAFLOUGE THE PROMULAGATION OF SEXUAL PERMISSIVENESS AS A SOURCE OF HAPPINESS AND THE REALIZATION OF A “FULFILLING LIFE.” THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND PRACTICE THESE IMMORAL CORRUPTIONS FIND THAT JUST THE REVERSE OF WHAT WAS PROMISED THEM TAKES PLACE.
INSTEAD OF HAPPINESS AND FULFILLMENT THERE IS DISPAIR. AS THE SECOND AND THIRD GENERATIONS OF THOSE INCULCATED WITH THESE ANTI-FAMILY ANTI-RELIGION PHILISOPHIES HAVE REACHED ADULTHOOD AN EPIDEMIC OF DOUBT HAS ENVELOPED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. .
Each of these participants in this conspiracy to propagandize the school children of California share three essential concepts in their philosophies: one, the denial of God; two, the denial of the individual’s accountability for moral conduct; and three, the denial of the moral absolutes of good and evil. Yet, we know that without God, without morality, and without obedience to the supremacy of law, no civilization can long endure.
Indeed “THE PAST IS PROLOGUE” insofar as the work of the LGTB and Planned Parenthood Cabal is concerned. In less than a decade we will see that where the schools and curriculum of California are today the schools of Utah will be tomorrow.
SO WHAT MUST WE DO?
- WE NEED TO PRESERVE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM THE FACT THATTHE FAMILY IS THE ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS.
- WE NEED TO HELP FATHERS AND MOTHERS FULFILL THEIR DIVINE ROLES AS THE STEWARDS OF THOSE SPIRITS WHOM GOD HAS SENT TO THEIR MARRIAGE.
- WE NEED TO MAKE HOPE REPLACE THE DOUBT REGARDING THEIR DIVINELY GIVEN GENDER THAT IS PUT INTO THE MINDS OF OUR CHILDREN BY THE “EQUALITY UTAH” PROPONENTS.
- WE MUST ALWAYS BE ON GUARD AGAINST THE INSIDIOUS EFFORTS TO INTRODUCE INTO THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH THE LIES THAT ARE EVER PRESENT IN THE PROGRAMS OF SEICUS AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD. THE MESSAGE THEY PRESENT IS THAT SEX HAS NO MORAL LIMITATIONS AND THAT THE FAMILY IS ACTUALLY A HINDERANCE TO PERSONAL JOY.
- WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT “ETERNAL VIGILANCE IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTY.”
- WE MUST NEVER GIVE UP. WE ARE SUCCEEDING AS LONG AS WE DO NOT GIVE UP.
- WE MUST TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT RELIGIOUS VALUES ARE THE SOURCE OF TRUE FREEDOM.
THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE FAMILY IN BUDAPEST: MAY 25 – 28
As the Chairman of the Lighted Candle Society I have been invited to speak at the international Congress on the family being held in Budapest, Hungary, from May 25 to May 28. I wish to thank those individuals whose financial support has made it possible for me to accept this invitation. I am informed by the sponsors that there will be representatives at the Congress of pro-family organizations from over forty countries.
After the Congress has adjourned the Lighted Candle Society will publish the text of my speech, entitled, THE AMERICAN FAMILY IN AN ERA OF DOUBT. I appeal to you to share our work with others by referring them to our website. On our website we have made available without charge access to most of our publications. (WWW.THELIGHTEDCANDLESOCIETY.NET)
Finally I remind you that in my lifetime I have seen previously unimagined evils move from the slums of San Francisco into the homes of hundreds of millions of people. With only the press of a computer button corrupt images and messages immediately appear. How long will it take for our “little ones” to become “past all feeling?” What will be their destiny then?
JOHN L. HARMER, CHAIRMAN
California Educators Magazine Article