SAVECALIFORNIA.COM NEWS RELEASE
September 8, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
SB 572 making schoolchildren honor the notorious Harvey Milk and his 'LGBT' agenda passes California Legislature
SaveCalifornia.com calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to veto bill like he did last year
Sacramento, California – The California Senate has given final approval to a bill pressuring all California public schools to hold an annual “day of significance” honoring the life and values of homosexual activist Harvey Milk.
SB 572 passed Tuesday 22 to 14, Democrats for and Republicans against. Two senators who voted for it last May abstained this time due to new evidence that Harvey Milk is a terrible role model for children. “Harvey Milk Gay Day” now goes to Governor Schwarzenegger, who has until Oct. 11 to sign or veto.
“For the sake of impressionable children, the Governor now has abundant reason to veto ‘Harvey Milk Day’ like he did last year,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, the statewide pro-family, pro-child organization that is leading the charge against SB 572. “Reputable biographies demonstrate that Milk was a sexual predator of teens, a homosexual sex addict who advocated polygamous relationships, and a public liar who justified his deceit. Harvey Milk was and is a terrible role model for kids, including kindergarteners who would be affected by this very bad bill.”
For several weeks, SaveCalifornia.com has been helping parents, grandparents and concerned citizens oppose SB 572, “Harvey Milk Gay Day,” with calls, faxes, emails, petitions, and news conferences. SB 572 is one of the most contentious bills of the year in California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last year vetoed “Harvey Milk Day,” seems to be leaning toward vetoing SB 572, which is opposed by his own Secretary of Education.
"'Harvey Milk Gay Day' would teach schoolkids all about the life and very controversial values of Harvey Milk," said Thomasson. "Based on the historical record of Milk's sordid life, this could include teaching elementary and secondary schoolchildren that adult-child homosexual 'sex' is OK, having multiple sexual relationships at the same time is OK, and telling a very public lie is good if it 'gets you ahead.' This instruction, whether taught directly or indirectly, is not what parents want or children need."
A SEXUAL PREDATOR OF TEENS
Randy Shilts, a homosexual San Francisco Chronicle reporter, wrote a favorable and sordid biography of Milk in "The Mayor of Castro Street." The 1982 book detailed Milk's sexual relationships with a 16-year-old, a 19-year-old and other young men:
"...sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure...At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him." (pages 30-31)
"It would be to boyish-looking men in their late teens and early 20's that Milk would be attracted for the rest of his life." (page 24)
"Harvey always had a penchant for young waifs with substance abuse problems." (page 180)
"Harvey confided one night that at twenty-four, Doug was the oldest man Harvey had ever started an affair with." (page 237)
ADVOCATED MULTIPLE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS AT THE SAME TIME
Explaining Milk's many flings and affairs with teenagers and young men, Randy Shilts writes how Milk told one "lover" why it was OK for him to also have multiple relationships simultaneously:
"As homosexuals, we can't depend on the heterosexual model...We grow up with the heterosexual model, but we don’t have to follow it. We should be developing our own life-style. There's no reason why you can't love more than one person at a time. You don't have to love them all the same. You love some less, love some more -- and always be honest with everybody about where you're at. They in turn can do the same thing and it can open up a bigger sphere." (pages 237-238)
PUBLICLY LIED FOR YEARS ABOUT HIS MILITARY CAREER
"He had not suffered this disgrace, he told a later campaign manager, but he knew the story would make good copy. If anyone said something to Harvey about his fondness for such stunts, he would gesture wildly as launched into a lecture. 'Symbols, symbols, symbols,' he insisted. Sure, he had not been kicked out of the military...The point of the story was to let people know that service people routinely do get kicked out. Besides, he once confided, 'Maybe people will read it, feel sorry for me, and then vote for me.'" (Randy Shilts, The Mayor of Castro Street, p. 78-79)
The text of SB 572 states that "On Harvey Milk Day, exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to this state" shall be conducted; specifically, "all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe...and...conduct suitable commemorative exercises."
"This bill is not about 'gay rights' or 'stopping harassment,'" said Thomasson. "Instead, SB 572 is outright promotion of everything Harvey Milk believed in -- the entire gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual agenda pushed upon schoolchildren as young as kindergarten, without parental permission."
California Department of Public Health: 73-82% of HIV transmissions are from homosexuality and bisexuality
Feb. 19, 1978 Harvey Milk letter to President Jimmy Carter, calling for a young boy to remain in Jim Jones' custody, who, less than nine months later, was killed by Jones
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