The way things are going out in the so-called Golden State, you'd think that our enemies have spiked the water or sneaked something into the air that alters everyone's sense of equilibrium, especially when it comes to politics.
Whatever is in the air and water that makes so many California politicians turn leftward has infected Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in a big way. In a total abandonment of whatever Republican principles he had in the first place, the Terminator terminated his political backbone by signing into law SB 777 which bans any form of "discriminatory bias" against homosexuals and others with "alternate" sexual lifestyles. This bill goes so far as to effectively ban the use of potentially "offensive" terms such as "Mom" and "Dad," and allows unisex rest rooms at grade school level. You think I'm kidding, right? As the old baseball manager Casey Stengel used to say, you can look it up.
Some years ago, a book entitled Megatrends was written by John Naisbitt. One of the trends that to a large extent has come true is that California is indeed a bellweather state; trends that start out in the land of fruits and nuts tend to migrate their way eastward. This is a scary thought indeed; with the flood of illegal immigrants, hospital closures, mortgage foreclosures, and zany laws like SB 777, California is trending itself into a nightmarish future that only the truly self-destructive or masochistic could want to emulate.
Unfortunately, the public school systems throughout this great land of ours are ripe for the invasion of the gay activists and their supporters. They have already infected their students with the virus of political correctness; becoming laboratories for learning first hand about sexual deviance in all its forms is just a step or two away. Of course, the more radical the teaching becomes, the more the leaders of the movement can arrogantly and freely trample on what few parental rights remain.
Several Christian leaders in California (God bless them, their existence must parallel being Moses in Egypt) believe Schwarzenegger's signing of this perverted bill represents a crossing of the Rubicon regarding public schools-that is, the schools are beyond fixing at this point. They may be right. As the gay-backed textbooks begin to be mass distributed in California classrooms, publishers will loathe making more "traditional" versions available for other states' public school districts. This means that the teaching of sexual deviancy as the norm may easily spread nationwide in the near future-and a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency with a Democrat controlled Congress will only grease the wheels on a runaway train.
What is a parent to do? First of all, pray and pray some more, for the darkness of this present age to be overcome by the Light. As a recent e-mail of the week eloquently noted, there is much power in prayer that we often overlook. Prayer can lead to removing your child from public school and placing them, at considerable financial sacrifice, in a morally upright private school or, at an often great personal sacrifice, in a home schooling situation. Unfortunately, not everyone has the means to do this-they are trapped in a dark, daunting situation for which the state of California and the United States of America should be eternally ashamed. Prayer, and lots of it, may be the only thing that can salvage this disaster in the making.
Second, there should be a firestorm of protest against this mean-spirited, hateful legislation. Let's start calling a spade a spade in the language the radicals use against us all the time. The poorly hidden secret agenda of this bill and those of similar ilk is an ill-disguised discrimination against and contempt for Christianity and everything for which it stands. Jesus may have told us to turn the other cheek, but we've turned that one cheek a few times too many in my opinion without fighting back.
Whatever has made tough guy Ahnold make this incredible left turn-constant liberal pressure, his wife, a misguided belief that he needed to do this to remain popular-someone needs to remind him of his roots, even if it takes some real tough love and a kick in the pants to do it.