7/17/12: No SB 48 repeal, but children can still escape 'LGBT' role models


July 17, 2012 -- For Immediate Release

No SB 48 repeal, but children can still escape 'LGBT' role models
SaveCalifornia.com urges parents to remove kids from 'sexual indoctrination agencies'

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Sacramento, California -- In light of the failure to qualify a ballot measure to circumvent a controversial state law, SB 48, which requires homosexual-bisexual-transsexual role models in California K-12 schools, SaveCalifornia.com -- which fought against this anti-family bill and has been continually urging parents to remove their children from the state government school system due to SB 48, seven other sexual indoctrination laws, and nine other major concerns -- hopes that even more parents and grandparents will now take action to protect their vulnerable children.

SB 48, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, mandates that children from kindergarten through 12th grade, in all "instruction in social sciences," admire "the role and contributions of...lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans."

On July 16, the 150-day deadline to turn in sufficient signatures to county registrars of voters, a spokesperson for the Stop SB 48 campaign said roughly 446,000 raw-count signatures had been gathered by volunteers. However, at least 700,000 to 750,000 raw-count signatures are currently needed to qualify any statutory initiative for the California ballot on a full-count basis and at least 750,000 to 800,000 raw-count signatures are needed to qualify on a random-sample basis. This is because of the typical rate for signatures gathered by volunteers to be invalid -- due to signers that are unregistered or have changed their addresses or make mistakes while signing.

"Parents and grandparents who don't want their children and grandchildren sexually indoctrinated with unnatural and unhealthy 'lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender' role models must decide now to exit the immoral, imploding, dysfunctional government school system and place their children in church schools or home schools," said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a leading California-based family issues policy center which promotes moral virtues for the common good. "This is no time to be indecisive, since you only have one chance with your child's education. Because of SB 48 and seven other homosexual-bisexual-transsexual indoctrination laws, California K-12 government schools have become radical sexual indoctrination agencies."

The figures reported for this statutory initiative effort -- 446,000 raw-count signatures collected during the 150-day time interval -- were less than the reported 497,404 raw-count signatures collected by the Stop SB 48 campaign last year during the shorter 90-day time period allowed for ballot referenda.

California initiative experts cannot remember any ballot measure in recent decades that has qualified with signatures primarily gathered by volunteers. The Stop SB 48 committee's second failure to qualify demonstrates the necessity of typically raising at least $1 million from major donors to get started -- as well as analyzing, developing consensus on, and vetting effective, rock-solid ballot language. All this must be done prior to submitting ballot language to the Attorney General for official title and summary, which is then followed by 150 days that are permitted to attempt to gather sufficient signatures to qualify a statutory initiative or constitutional amendment for the California ballot. A constitutional amendment on this issue and other child-protection issues is required to trump the liberal California Supreme Court.

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SaveCalifornia.com is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.



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