On Oct. 10, a group of first-grade students from the Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco took what the San Francisco Chronicle termed “an unusual field trip.” Eighteen children traveled to city hall to celebrate the nuptials of their lesbian teacher to her partner. The children tossed rose petals and blew bubbles following the “gay marriage” ceremony officiated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Liz Jaroslow, the school’s interim director, justified the academic value of the trip by saying, “It is what we call a teachable moment,” the Chronicle reported. She went on to cite the historical significance of “gay marriage” as it relates to civil rights. “I think I am well within my parameters,” she said.
If they are teaching about “gay rights” in the first grade, then things have changed dramatically since I attended.
“It’s just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding,” said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign, told the Chronicle. “This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose.”