Elements of the anti-gay movement have been promoting the idea that there is a gay agenda to indoctrinate children and "convert" them to homosexuality. While there certainly is a movement of sorts to promote the idea that homosexuality is not intrinsically bad (in contrast to the beliefs of the religious right, Islam, and a few other extreme religions) -- an idea which is generally accepted by the educational and scientific establishments.
The idea that educators would be trying to somehow change children so that they would become homosexual upon reaching sexual maturity, however, is absurd, as there is absolutely no evidence that homosexuality can be successfully taught or untaught.
These claims by the anti-gay movement are probably an effort to undermine, by illegitimate means, the legitimate teaching of the non-harmfulness of homosexuality. As such, they are part of the war on education.
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- 2008-02-28 [Talk|Index] Announced project proof of 'gay agenda,' says DC activist § “Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues at Washington, DC-based Concerned Women for America, says the project puts to rest the notion that there is no "gay agenda." He says the homosexual lobby is committed to infiltrating the executive branch with people who define their identity based on changeable, sexually deviant behavior.” As Box Turtle Bulletin points out, his singling out of the "gay agenda" for attention while neglecting any mention of the anti-gay agenda of groups such as Focus on the Family shows that they too have an agenda.
- 2007-05-07 [Talk|Index] Homosexual Propaganda Fed to Elementary School Children § “In a press release this morning, Stephen Bennett, a man who once lived the "gay" lifestyle and has since founded a ministry to assist people to leave the destructive lifestyle, alerted the media to a video clip demonstrating what he calls first-hand homosexual activist "brainwashing" of elementary school children. The video available on the Internet on Youtube.com follows a Massachusetts school's fourth annual gay and lesbian pride day activities. .. The video contains actual classroom footage showing teachers imposing pro-homosexual propaganda on children as young as six. Beyond that the video captures a pre-gay pride day staff meeting where one teacher, an African American, asks if teachers are to tell children whose parents oppose homosexuality that they should nonetheless accept it as a good, to which an affirmative answer is given.” Includes link to this page, which has the videos. Ironically, the school shown (Cambridge Friends School) in the first video is a Christian (Quaker) school.