Tuesday, May 16, 2006

No more Mommy and Daddy.

Hat tip: But I Can Hear You.

Bill barring 'mom,' 'dad' from texts passes.

The California state Senate today passed a bill that removes sex-specific terms such as "mom" and "dad" from textbooks and requires students to learn about the contributions homosexuals have made to society.

The bill, approved 22-15, would prevent textbooks, teaching materials, instruction and "school-sponsored activities" from reflecting adversely on anyone based on sexual orientation or actual or perceived gender.

When I first heard about this bill and and posted about it, I didn't think it would actually pass. I can't believe it did, except that this is California after all. The bill still has to go before the State Assembly legislation (where it will likely pass) and the Governator's desk, where we can hope he will veto it.

This is ridiculous. It really has nothing to do with Homosexuality. It's just common sense asking where will this stop? If we can't say Mom or Dad, will textbooks not have drawings of anything male or female, animal or human? Can we not say him or her? This is just too stupid to believe.