Intolerants Rally Around OC Education Board Rebuke of Harvey Milk Day
The board voted unanimously on Sept. 17 to oppose state Senate Bill 572, which would declare "Harvey Milk Day" on May 22.
The board cloaked its objection behind commemorative school exercises mentioned in the bill, saying they would "reduce important classroom time in core subject areas."
"Instructional time is at a premium and students cannot afford to lose quality educational time," reads the board's opposition statement.
Funny, the board has never said that about efforts to introduce prayer time in public schools.
Williams is an interesting bird. The Garden Grove native was elected to Orange County Board of Education in 1996 after running on a "back to education basics" theme. His website touts how he "serves his constituents as a conservative advocate promoting the family, public safety and safe schools, high academic standards, educational accountability, parental rights and a . . . traditional approach to education."
The physician also speaks out against what he calls "socialized medicine," sex education that does not stress abstinence and definitions of marriage that involve anything other than one man and one woman.
The board's opposition to Harvey Milk Day was hailed by SaveCalifornia.com, which calls itself "a statewide pro-family, pro-child organization."
Thomasson claims schoolchildren would be exposed to Milk's "very controversial values."
"Based on the historical record of Milk's sordid life, this could include teaching elementary and secondary schoolchildren that adult-child homosexual 'sex' is okay, having multiple sexual relationships at the same time is okay, and telling a very public lie is good if it 'gets you ahead.'"