Thursday, March 01, 2007

Donald E. Wildmon Aims National Heat at Local Issue

The American Family Association (F-B-B) has started a big drive to get people to send letters to the Maryland state Board of Education and call them to stop the new Montgomery County sex-ed curriculum.

Wow, this newsletter has a big picture of an American flag, and Donald E. Wildmon's picture. V-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-y-y- impressive.

It starts out like this:
February 27, 2007

Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire email list of family and friends.

Help Stop New Sex-ed Health Curriculum In Montgomery County

URGENT: Contact Maryland State School Officials Today!

Dear Xxxxx [recipient's first name],

If Maryland state school officials do not quickly issue a "Stay" on Montgomery County's controversial sex ed curriculum, the following schools will go forward with the lessons in March.
Middle Schools: Argyle, Julius West and Westland
High Schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sherwood and Watkins Mill
The lessons called "Respect for Differences in Human Sexuality" teach 8th and 10th graders that homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and cross-dressing are normal and morally correct lifestyles. No other viewpoint is allowed. Teachers must say that "sexual orientation is innate" without acknowledging that the scientific community has not found a "gay gene." The lessons teach that “gender identity” is simply what a person feels inside rather than one's anatomy. Anyone who has a negative view of these lifestyles is homophobic and prejudice ...

... and so on.

This is, of course, a nearly word-for-word reproduction of boilerplate CRC lies. Do I need to comment on it? Naw. Same old.

Scroll down to the action items:
Take Action

We need your help to flood state school officials with phone calls and emails to urge them to issue a "STAY" on the new MCPS health lessons. Even if you have already sent an email or made a phone call, please do it again.

Call the Maryland Board of Education at xxx-xxx-xxxx or email them at Your message can be as simple as “Please Stop the Montgomery County Board of Education’s New Sex-ed Health Curriculum”.
Email the Maryland State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick at
Sign the Online Petition by clicking here and encourage your friends and neighbors to sign.

If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.


Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!

(I'm not going to publicize their information for them.)

As I understand it, these things really work, these Family Blah Blah groups are good at getting a lot of emails sent. So the state school board and superintendent's office can expect a bunch of letters and phone calls from people who have never seen the curriculum and don't know what's in it, but who are outraged by what they've been told was included.

It's funny that a huge national organization like this would want to interfere in our little ol' county's business, but ... I guess they've got the right.

The people who live here are getting what they want, our county has very carefully developed a curriculum that is informative, fair, and complete, but some outsiders like Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman, American Family Association, just can't stand that.

I can't imagine that the state school board will be moved by this astroturf campaign.


Blogger andrea said...

Yeah, MCPS should be worried about people who live in Kansas(now there is a sad system that is recovering) to tell us what to do.

March 01, 2007 4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state school board will not be impressed by out of state calls from members of the American Taliban AKA Theocratic Movement.


March 02, 2007 10:58 AM  

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