With "gay" activists now claiming a popular American song is
actually a "lesbian anthem," a California legal group is urging
parents to respond.
Homosexual activists are telling students that "America the
Beautiful," penned by Katharine Lee Bates, is a lesbian
anthem. They claim Bates, who never married and never
claimed to be a lesbian, is a key LGBT figure because she lived
with a female colleague for many years. Bates has also been
added to a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as
part of the LGBT community's observation of October as "LGBT
Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific
Justice Institute, says it is unfounded to assume
that Bates was lesbian.
"Miss Bates had a very good
friend who she lived with," he states. "You know, back then, there
wasn't a social stigma or negative presumption when two women lived
together, or, for that matter, when two men lived together. But
that's the assumption that they're making for their propaganda
It is now California law for public schools to teach positively
on the roles and contributions of LGBT individuals, and Dacus urges
parents to find out if their students' schools will promote LGBT
"This curriculum that they're bringing into schools is trying to
effectively rewrite history in the minds of so many students and
youth who have no idea of the past accuracy of history, and
unfortunately, it's setting up role models and rewriting history in
the minds of these students," he laments. "And make no mistake --
what has been officiated and mandated in California is coming to
states all across the country, if parents and others don't step up
to the plate and bring it to a halt."
Last year, LGBT History Month honored Lady Gaga and created
controversy when officials fired a teacher who criticized the
observation of the month on her Facebook page.