Thursday, July 05, 2007

NEA donates thousands to pro-homosexual activist groups, pushes for 'hate crimes' law

NEA donates thousands to pro-homosexual activist groups, pushes for 'hate crimes' law

Jim Brown
July 4, 2007

The National Education Association is using its annual meeting to once again reaffirm its embrace of the homosexual political agenda.

The 2.8 million-member liberal teacher's union is meeting in Philadelphia for its annual convention, which wraps up Thursday. The NEA's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identification Committee has called on the union to "develop public and member support" for the passage of federal hate crimes legislation, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and other measures that award homosexuals with special protected status.

The committee is expressing frustration over what it calls "the continuing lack of empirical or even anecdotal data on the experiences and the rate of harassment" against GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) school personnel. At the same time, it also wants the NEA to expand its existing GLBT web page and "develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to enhance the visibility of GLBT issues."

Diane Gramley, who heads the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, says the union has made a concerted effort to support and promote homosexuality including contributing $5,000 to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation and $10,000 the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

"When you look at surveys, we see that people ages 18-25 are much more tolerable to the concepts of same-sex marriage and homosexual relationships," says Gramley, "and I believe the results of that are because organizations such as the National Education Association are promoting the concept that 'gay is okay' in our schools."

The NEA is also partnering with the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to deliver so-called "anti-bias trainings" nationwide.



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