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AFA notifies parents of potential gay agenda in WAFF Curriculum
Tupelo, MS – The American Family Association (AFA) is alerting parents about the “We Are Family” video scheduled for delivery to 61,000 elementary schools across the nation on March 11. Due to pro-homosexual content AFA found on the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) Web site, AFA recommends parents contact their children's schools to learn exactly how the school plans on using the curriculum.
“A good school system will always work with parents, not against them,” said Donald Wildmon, chairman of AFA. “We encourage parents to find out what, if anything, will be going on in their schools in connection with the `We Are Family' video.” When AFA alerted supporters about the video in the January AFA Journal, Wildmon said WAFF threatened to sue AFA for exposing the pro-homosexual content on WAFF's Web site.
“WAFF attorneys threatened to sue us unless we recanted our statements, removed the article from our Web site, and issued an apology to WAFF,” Wildmon said. “We refused. Thus far, WAFF has not sued AFA, primarily because they had no cause.” Wildmon says while there is nothing questionable in the video itself, the web site for WAFF contained elements that promote the acceptance of homosexuality, including a recommended reading list with such children's books as `Heather Has Two Mommies' and `Daddy's Roommate.' There was a “Tolerance Pledge” that encouraged signers to pledge respect for homosexuality, and work against “ignorance, insensitivity and bigotry.” A teacher's guide will accompany the DVD to encourage discussions after children view “We Are Family.” According to Wildmon, the controversial materials on the WAFF Web site were immediately removed from public access following publication of the AFA article.
“Evidently WAFF did not want parents to know what was on their site and in the teacher's guide,” Wildmon stated. “Under the guise of promoting tolerance for other categories such as race, gender, age, disabilities, etc., the WAFF Web site included homosexuality as a normative lifestyle,” Wildmon said. “While everyone should promote respect, a promotion of homosexuality should not be thrust on little children and unexpecting parents who do not believe homosexuality should be normalized. It is absolutely wrong for schools to be used to promote the homosexual lifestyle.” AFA is recommending that parents take the following simple steps – always ensuring that communications with school officials be conducted in a polite and respectful manner: If you are concerned, here are things you can do:
1. Ask another parent or a small number of parents to join you. Contact your school's principal. Ask him or her if they plan to show the `We Are Family' DVD at school.
2. Ask if the teacher's guide will be used in facilitating any discussion, and ask for the opportunity to review the teacher's guide.
3. Ask very specifically if the subject of homosexuality will be brought up by teachers or discussed if brought up by a student.
4. If the school assures you that homosexuality will not be discussed, thank them politely. If you are informed that homosexuality will or may be discussed, ask for permission to sit in on the discussion. Invite other parents to attend with you. A good school will welcome involvement of parents.* © American Family Association 2005
*The Veil of Innocence does not recommend having your children attend this program at all.