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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Oppose Harvey Milk Day

This is a Bill about to be voted on in California:

SB 572, as amended, Leno. Harvey Milk Day: official designation. Existing law requires the Governor to proclaim certain days each year for specified reasons. Existing law also designates particular days each year as having special significance in public schools and educational institutions and encourages those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on those dates.

This bill would provide that the Governor proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day, and would designate that date as having special significance in public schools and educational institutions and would encourage those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date.
The sole purpose of this bill seems to be to get access to kids in the public school system for furthering the political goals of the GLBT. Perhaps if there were a Harvey Milk Day, teachers will recommend that students read up on Harvey Milk, for example in this Biography: The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (Stonewall Inn Editions)The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.

Here is a page from this book:
"It is the intent of the Legislature that the exercises encouraged in this section be integrated into the regular school program, and be conducted by the school or institution within the amount otherwise budgeted for educational programs."
Maybe they can even have a guest speaker from NAMBLA.

This is what I think. Read the bill, the book, and then make up your own mind about whether this guy should be singled out and lauded every year in your kids' schools.

RH

Update October 12, 2009: Well, we now officially have a Harvey Milk Day. I wouldn't give a hoot but for the real intent of this bill, which is to get at the kids in public schools so as to have a direct line for propaganda. I don't understand why people aren't up in arms about this. It's a wonder they aren't trying for a Polanski day, then they could just make it a day to honor pedophiles.

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