LOS ANGELES, CA, July 21 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The California State Board of Education has voted in favor of pushing homosexuality on children and teachers in public and private schools with new “educational equity” regulations. Randy Thomasson, Director of Campaign for California Families told Focus on the Family that “These regulations are so bad that they will actually allow a student at a Christian school to be punished, or a teacher to be disciplined, or even a volunteer parent to be persecuted with some type of state pressures if they even said that homosexuality was unhealthy or immoral.”
Meanwhile the New England chapter of United Way has put out a policy which threatens to cut off funds from all groups for discrimination against active homosexuals. WorldNetDaily reports that on Monday the charity sent letters outlining the policy to 65 groups that receive about $7.3 million in funding during this fiscal year. The policy is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2001. The Providence Journal-Bulletin notes that a United Way official admitted policy was written to exclude the Boy Scouts of America who recently won the right to exclude practicing homosexuals from the US Supreme Court.
The Scouts are also under attack from opponents in Congress. Certain Democrats are planning to introduce legislation this week repealing the Boy Scouts’ federal charter, an honorary designation given to the organization in 1916. And Newsday reports that in New York a Queens gay and lesbian organization has asked the Board of Education to stop allowing the Scouts to hold meetings at public schools. Furthermore, New York Councilwoman Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) has put in a legislative request to draft a law prohibiting the Boy Scouts from having a relationship with the New York Police Department through an Explorer’s Club camp.