AFA-Michigan blasts U-M class "How to be Gay"

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, brings back “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality & Initiation”

Family group renews criticism of tax-funded college class “How to be Gay”

U-M catalogue calls class “an experiment in the very process of initiation it hopes to understand.”

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A statewide family values group Monday renewed its criticism of a controversial University of Michigan class — offered this fall for the first time since 2003 — again calling on state lawmakers to pressure university officials to drop the course altogether.

The American Family Association of Michigan, in a letter to supporters statewide, condemned U-M for again offering the class, titled “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality & Initiation.”

“Every time U-M offers this ludicrous class, you and I cannot fail to speak out against it,” Glenn wrote. “And we must take full advantage every time of the invaluable opportunity to point to (the class) as proof of homosexual activists’ ‘political militancy,’ to expose their use of our public education system to indoctrinate young people, and to hold accountable those politically correct or timid politicians who stand silently by and do nothing to stop it.”
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More on stopping U-M's class "How to be Gay"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Dec. 5, 2005

CONTACT: Gary Glenn 989-835-7978
Professor David Halperin 734-647-5884

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, brings back “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality & Initiation”

family group renews criticism of tax-funded college class “How to be Gay”

U-M catalogue calls class “an experiment in the very process of initiation it hopes to understand.”

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A statewide family values group Monday renewed its criticism of a controversial University of Michigan class — offered this fall for the first time since 2003 — again calling on state lawmakers to pressure university officials to drop the course altogether.

The American Family Association of Michigan, in a letter to supporters statewide, condemned U-M for again offering the class, titled “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality & Initiation.”

“Every time U-M offers this ludicrous class, you and I cannot fail to speak out against it,” Glenn wrote. “And we must take full advantage every time of the invaluable opportunity to point to (the class) as proof of homosexual activists’ ‘political militancy,’ to expose their use of our public education system to indoctrinate young people, and to hold accountable those politically correct or timid politicians who stand silently by and do nothing to stop it.”
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Plymouth High plans R-rated movie in class Monday

Film mocks rape, underage sex, includes “couple dozen F-words”

Plymouth High to show R-rated movie
in class Monday, over parent’s objection

Gary Glenn, President
AFA of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Nov. 18, 2005

CONTACT:
Gary Glenn 989-835-7978
Plymouth High 734-582-5500 (upon voicemail prompt, dial 6)

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PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Parents in Plymouth and Canton will be disappointed to learn that when it comes to what movies are appropriate for teenagers, even Hollywood has higher standards than their local public school system, a statewide family values organization said Friday.

“Impossible as it is to believe, it can’t be too reassuring to parents to learn that they can put more faith in Hollywood to help protect their teens from inappropriate movies than they can the local school system,” said Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan.

Glenn’s comments came in response to a request for help from the father of a Plymouth High School student who objects to plans by his 16-year old son’s U.S. government class to show the R-rated movie “Wag the Dog” during class on Monday. He confirmed the planned showing in a telephone conversation with Plymouth High Principal Dr. Michael Bee.
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LOVE crusade captures attention

Dear AFA-Michigan supporter,

I hope you will find this encouraging, a group of concerned parents who are doing an inspired and extremely effective job of communicating support for traditional family values in their community and public schools.

Gary Glenn
AFA-Michigan

“The grass-roots traditional values group has been a thorn in the side of the Howell Public Schools Board of Education since June, when the group approached the board with an offer to provide enough copies of the national motto — “In God We Trustâ€? — to hang in every classroom in the district. …The district has rejected the offer, but the group has been persistent in its message, continuing to push the issue, most recently noting that on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to have the motto removed from a government building in North Carolina.”

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ACTION ALERT! Urge Howell schools to display U.S. motto "In GodWe Trust"

When Howell High School’s homosexual student club hung the official “gay pride” flag in the school’s main stairwell to protest voter approval of the Marriage Protection Amendment, Howell school board members ignored parents’ protests and officially approved the display, even holding a flag dedication ceremony.

The same school board arrogantly refuses to allow displays of the national motto of the United States: “In God We Trust.”
Please support Howell parents taking a stand for their families and family values by expressing your opinion:

Howell Public Schools
Phone: 517-548-6200
E-mail: blairk@howellschools.com
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Group won't let motto, rainbow flag issues die

Howell school board again rejects LOVE’s requests

by Stephenie Koehn, News Staff Reporter

It appears that a local group calling itself the Livingston Organization for Values in Education is unwilling to accept “no” for an answer to its offer to provide copies of the motto “In God We Trust” to be hung in Howell Public Schools classrooms.

Although representatives of LOVE have been told on several occasions that the district’s Board of Education is not interested in its offer and also that it has no intention of ordering the high school Diversity Club to remove a rainbow-colored flag to which they object, LOVE members continue to argue the subject with school officials.
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Judge Says Parent’s Expressing Concern About Homosexual Teacher Not A Reason To Deny Student Reenrollment

Olympia, WA. – An administrative law judge in Olympia, Washington has set aside a Kent School District decision denying reenrollment to a student whose parent expressed concerns about a homosexual teacher teaching a sex education class.

The student, Lucas Schrader, had been enrolled in Kent Mt. View Academy, a charter school in the Kent School District, for three years. Because Lucas lives in another school district, his parents were required to apply each year for Lucas’ admission to the school. Lucas had flourished at the school and Mrs. Schrader was extremely active in serving the school.

At the close of school this year Mr. Schrader learned that a homosexual teacher had been assigned to teach a sex education class for this fall. Mr. Schrader expressed concerns he had about this to Debbie Dempsey, Kent Mt. View Academy’s principal. Ms. Dempsey responded by denying the Schrader’s application for reenrollment for this school year. Administrative Law Judge Cindy L. Burdue found that “the principal’s denial of the parents’ application was based entirely upon the statements of [Mr. Schrader] to the Principal.�

The Schrader’s were represented by Brian Fahling, senior trial attorney for the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy. Fahling said “Mr. Schrader is a concerned parent whose child was punished merely because he expressed concerns about the wisdom of having a homosexual teacher assigned to teach sex education to sixth graders.�

The judge, in ordering Lucas to be admitted to the school, wrote, “The principal, as far as the evidence shows, made up a policy and followed it as she went in this matter.� Fahling observed, “It is unfortunate how reactionary some school administrators become whenever parents express concerns about homosexuality.� “I hope the Schrader’s willingness to stand up against this type of heavy-handedness will encourage other parents to do the same,� Fahling added.

Eighth suspect in park sex case pleads no contest

“(T)he American Family Association of Michigan…has supported the sweeps to keep the park family-friendly. …The AFA is suggesting that two educators arrested in the sting be suspended from their jobs and removed from ‘positions of proximity to and authority over young children.'” The Flint Journal
June 15, 2005

Please see Saturday’s follow-up story (following). Key points to remember to protect your family and children:

* A fourth of those arrested were previously convicted sex offenders.

* Another fourth of those arrested were public school teachers or principals. In at least three earlier sweeps of public sex offenders in Michigan and neighboring states, public school employees were among those arrested. Sexual deviants purposely seek out employment and volunteer positions — schools, the Boy Scouts, etc. — that give them access to children.

* Genesee County’s Richfield Park is just one of nearly 90 public locations in Michigan advertised on homosexual activist web sites as locations where men can go to engage in homosexual activity. The list includes parks, highway rest areas, and public libraries. (Thankfully, the best known of these sites — headquartered in New Orleans — is currently disabled by hurricane damage.)
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Urge Howell schools to display national motto: In God We Trust poster

Please join AFA-Michigan in urging Howell Public School officials to join other school districts across Michigan in displaying posters that feature the official motto of the United States: “In God We Trust.”

E-mail Howell Schools Supt. Charles Breiner at:
Super@HowellSchools.com
or call 517-548-6200


Gary GlennDAILY PRESS & ARGUS
Howell, Michigan
June 29, 2005

(Letter to the Editor)

Howell schools say no to U.S. motto

The Howell Public School Board formally approved displaying the officially recognized “gay pride” flag, despite the constant school disruptions and offense it causes many students and parents, but they refuse to join other school districts across Michigan in displaying the official motto of the United States: “In God We Trust”?

Let’s give school board President Mary Jo Dymond the benefit of the doubt and assume it was simply ignorance or confusion that led her to say that “until all of this is settled in our Supreme Court, we feel it would be inappropriate to accept” a local parents’ group’s offer to donate enough posters of the national motto for every classroom in Howell.

Displaying the official motto of the United States is not something waiting to be “settled” by the Supreme Court. Federal courts long ago approved the motto and its display as fully constitutional.
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Activists press board on values

by Christopher Nagy; Daily Press & Argus

A group of community activists can’t yet define the “traditional family values” they endorse, although supporting the national motto is apparently one of them as the flap over the diversity flag at Howell High School continues.

The Howell Public Schools Board of Education begged off from accepting a framed copy of the phrase “In God We Trust” at its meeting Monday night. A grass-roots group calling itself the Livingston Organization for Values in Education — or LOVE — offered the gift to the school board for display in the district’s administrative offices. The group also said it was willing to provide the district with enough copies of the motto to display in every classroom before the board put the brakes on the offer.

School board President Mary Jo Dymond said the district didn’t want to put itself in a potentially litigious situation.
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