Teachers, Planned Parenthood, and Candidate Recruitment

Teachers, Planned Parenthood, and Candidate Recruitment
You may or may not be surprised to hear that the union representing Arizona teachers – Arizona Education Association – and Planned Parenthood once again are teaming up to recruit and train “progressive” candidates. Planned Parenthood’s opposition to our work to protect life and the health and safety of women is well documented. So is the Arizona Education Association’s opposition to letting parents choose the best school setting for their children. It’s outrageous, though, for a union representing teachers to be aligned with an organization that exhibits little regard for human life. I also doubt that many rank and file teachers support their union’s position.

True Tolerance in Schools 
Our friends at Focus on the Family and CitizenLink have published a new resource for parents and teachers facing “tolerance” issues in schools. Over the past few years, we’ve seen how the homosexual lobby has worked through the public schools to undermine a parent’s right to direct the upbringing and education of their children. They use words and phrases like “tolerance” and “anti-hate” to advance their agenda. Yet this isn’t an issue of tolerance or hate; it’s about parents’ rights, and what’s appropriate for a classroom setting.
The resources at TrueTolerance.org will equip you to know your rights this school year. On the site, you’ll find:

  • Tips on how to respond to homosexual activism in schools.
  • Dos and don’ts for parents on approaching school officials with concerns.
  • Examples of homosexual-themed books and classroom materials parents should know about.
  • Model anti-bullying policy that provides strong protection for kids without unnecessarily sexualizing and politicizing the issue.
  • Legal memorandums on parental rights and religious freedoms that individuals can email directly to their school officials.
  • Latest statistics for parents to help communicate their viewpoint in a loving and fact-based way.

Also, be sure to consult the Arizona parents’ rights law or call CAP Legal Counsel Deborah Sheasby should you face public school issues.

A Fruitful Fall
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend then plan to join us at these fall evens to make a difference in our state. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar!

  • Faith in Action Tour with Dr. Del Tackett: So you’ve gone through The Truth Project, but now what? How do you take what you learned and turn it into action that can transform our community? CAP, in collaboration with Truth in Action Ministries and Dr. Del Tackett, is hosting a special event on October 29 to equip you to transform our state through service. Even if you haven’t experienced The Truth Project small group, this is a great opportunity to hear from an inspiring teacher and connect with local community service organizations. Click here for more and to register.
  • Eleven11, Bringing Prayer to Public High Schools: Starting September 2nd, eleven11 will be traveling to eleven different public schools hosting 26 hours of prayer at each location. They are gathering to pray for the students and families of Arizona. Click here to sign up for an hour and to find a school near you.
  • 9-11 Remembrance Event: You are invited to a special 9-11 remembrance event at Peoria Sports Complex. The event will start at 2 p.m. on September 11 and ends at 9 p.m. Click here for details.
  • Arizona Right to Life Conference: On Friday and Saturday, September 23-24, join Arizona Right to Life for their education conference. You’ll connect with 300+ pro-life men and women all who support the dignity of life from conception to natural death. You will also get the latest updates on the battle for life at the legislature and in the courtroom, interact with pro-life elected officials, and learn more about the new 40 Days for Life prayer campaign in Phoenix. CAP Legal Counsel Deborah Sheasby and I both will be presenting workshops. Get more details and register online.
  • Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit: Consider joining me at FRC’s annual Value Voter Summit October 7-9 in Washington D.C.  This year, confirmed attendees include Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and John Boehner. You’ll find details online.
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  1. Seems counterintuitive for teachers who need children in order to be employed, and the more kids, the more teachers needed, thus lots of kids = job security, yet joining with Planned Parenthood which is totally structured to reduce same children, which then would require FEWER teachers, putting mroe teachrs out of work.

    But then again, these are not “teachers” anymore, but “facilitators” who walk around with sour faces and act like students are an annoying obligation to endure between coffee breaks.

  2. Conservative American says

    “Over the past few years, we’ve seen how the homosexual lobby has worked through the public schools to undermine a parent’s right to direct the upbringing and education of their children.”

    From whence springs this goal of the homosexual lobby to work through the public schools to undermine a parent’s right to direct the upbringing and education of their children?

    “Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social. And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.” – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter II, “Proletarians and Communists”

    “The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry…”. – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter II, “Proletarians and Communists”

    Which political party is it which is backing the homosexual lobby?

    “Communist Party, USA: Resolution on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights”

    “by: 28th National Convention
    July 20 2005”

    “Whereas, Working-class consciousness cannot be genuine political consciousness unless the workers are trained to respond to all cases of tyranny, oppression, violence, and abuse, no matter what class is affected (Lenin); and,”

    “Whereas, Lesbian, gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people face various forms of oppression and discrimination; and,”

    “Whereas, hate crime based on sexual orientation is now the second-highest category of hate crimes in the United States, and hate crimes against LGBT people are increasing; and,”

    “Whereas the ultra-right is using hatred and prejudice against LGBT people to divide the working class; and,”

    “Whereas the Communist Party, USA is committed to fighting against oppression and for working-class unity;”

    “Therefore be it resolved that the Communist Party, USA redouble its efforts to fight oppression of LGBT people; and,”

    “Be it further resolved that the Communist Party step up its efforts to work for full equality for LGBT people; and,”

    “Be it further resolved to establish a National Commission of the Party on the fight for LGBT rights and equality.”

    “Adopted by the 28th National Convention of the Communist Party, USA, Chicago, IL; July 1-3, 2005”

    Do the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together now? What about the impact that all of this is having on the American family?

    “Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.
    On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based? On capital, on private gain. In its completely developed form, this family exists only among the bourgeoisie. But this state of things finds its complement in the practical absence of the family among the proletarians, and in public prostitution.
    The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.” – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter II, “Proletarians and Communists”

    It has been there all along. The goals of the Communists have not changed since the writing of the “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx so long ago. The discontent of homosexuals is being exploited as a tool to bring into being the long standing goals of the Communists.

  3. Wow. Conservative American, you believe we landed on the Moon, right?

    • Conservative American says

      Your factual rebuttal of the hard facts I have presented is entirely underwhelming. And you, no doubt, don’t think that the Communists exist any more. They simply evaporated into thin air. “Do you believe in magic”?

      • You didn’t present any facts. You presented something from the Communist Party of America and a bunch of quotes from Karl Marx. Hardly the material to convince me of a gigantic communist conspiracy to destroy the American family and turn your kids gay. Yeah, I know there are communists in America. In fact, I know them personally, all six of them.

        • Conservative American says

          Let’s take this one fact at a time, shall we. Is it or is it not a fact that in it’s “Resolution on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights” the Communist Party USA states that it will step up it’s efforts to work for “full equality” for LGBT people? Fact or not fact?

          Is it fact or is it not fact that in it’s “Resolution on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights” the Communist Party USA states that it will establish a National Commission on the fight for LGBT “rights and equality”? Fact or not fact?

          You said that I didn’t present any facts. Are these facts or are they not facts?

          • Sorry, I should have said you didn’t present any facts that were relevant to anything.

          • Conservative American says

            What a convenient way to avoid addressing whether or not what I presented in the previous post are facts or whether they are not facts.

            You should be ashamed, Tim. That Liberal avoidance tactic is older than you are. Haven’t you liberals come up with anything new in the last fifty years?

  4. Conservative American says

    Since you’ve shown an interest, here’s some more for you, Tim.

    You’ll notice that in the first paragraph of the Communist Party USA “Resolution”, that credit for the core idea is given to Lenin. Lenin was the first head of the Soviet state. What did Lenin have to say about children?

    “The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.”

    “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

    “Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”

    Gee, do you think that could explain the focus of the homosexual lobby on children and schools? ‘Ya think?

    • No, I don’t think that explains it because I don’t think the few dozen people that belong to the Communist Party of America have any influence, effect, or control on, of, or over anything in America.

      That is reality.

      • Conservative American says

        Tim wrote: “…I don’t think the few dozen people that belong to the Communist Party of America have any influence, effect, or control on, of, or over anything in America. That is reality.”

        Is that so!

        “Our members participate in the Democratic primary process at the local level, volunteer in GOTV efforts, and many take part in the platform-drafting process in their local Democratic committees. More participate in Democratic-aligned outfits such as Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, or the Campaign for America’s Future.” – Comrade C. J. Atkins, Communist Party USA

        http://www.politicalaffairs.net/living-in-an-era-of-change/

        • Leftists supporting leftists, whodathunkit?

          In my many years in Democratic politics, I didn’t meet a single communist.

          Should I post something showing how neo-Nazis and fascists support Republicans? Tell me if I should, because I normally wouldn’t because IT IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT B.S.

          • Conservative American says

            First of all, yes, you should post something showing how neo-Nazis and facists support Republicans.

            Second, how do you know that in your many years in Democrat politics you didn’t meet a single Communist? Do you think that they paint themselves green so that you can recognize them more readily?

            Lastly, your statement that in your many years in Democrat politics you didn’t meet a single Communist is completely irrelevant B. S.. I know that this will come as a great disappointment to you but we are not discussing your illustrious life as a Democrat. I don’t give a rat’s patootie what your personal experiences have been. It’s things like this which we are addressing.

            “Our members participate in the Democratic primary process at the local level, volunteer in GOTV efforts, and many take part in the platform-drafting process in their local Democratic committees. More participate in Democratic-aligned outfits such as Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, or the Campaign for America’s Future.” – Comrade C. J. Atkins, Communist Party USA

            http://www.politicalaffairs.net/living-in-an-era-of-change/

  5. Marx’s wife committed suicide, his kids starved to death .. or some abnormal variation of that – a testament to Marx’s “charm” and his personal abysmal lack of normal responsibility. He was rotten. WHY is he emulated when his way is despair and destruction?

    • Conservative American says

      Excellent question, Wanumba! The answer is that those who emulate him seek to bring despair and destruction to The United States of America just as Marxists have brought despair and destruction to every nation in which they have had power.

  6. Conservative American says

    Continuing our walk through of the facts, which you had difficulty grasping, Tim, let’s review what you have learned thus far.

    1 – The Communist Party USA actively backs the homosexual lobby agenda. Specifically, it is actively working for homosexual “equality” and for homosexual so-called “rights”.

    2 – Contrary to your unfounded assertion, the Communists are having an effect upon and do influence something; the Democrat Party. This is by their own admission.

    Are you with me so far, Tim? Do you admit that 1 and 2 above are fact?

    • I will give you the first, but the second is not a fact. You posted a quote from the CPA website that says many communists support Democratic politics. That statement didn’t quantify anything. You basically confirmed that the few dozen communist activists in the nation work amongst the hundreds of thousands of people who are not communists but also work in Democratic politics.

      So, once again, I’ll ask for evidence that the CPA has any influence or effect whatsoever on Democratic policies, politics, or support.

      • Conservative American says

        First of all, I challenge your statement that there are only a few dozen Communist activists in the nation. Prove it. You said it, now prove it. I happen to know that you can’t prove it because I know how many members of the Communist Party there are in the U. S.. So much for that piece of tripe.

        Secondly, contrary to you implication, I never set out to quantify anything. That’s your idea, not mine, and, I might add, it’s a red herring. I really don’t give a rat’s butt how many Communist activists there are.

        So once again, I’ll give you evidence that the Communist Party USA does have influence and effect on Democratic policies:

        “Our members participate in the Democratic primary process at the local level, volunteer in GOTV efforts, and many take part in the platform-drafting process in their local Democratic committees. More participate in Democratic-aligned outfits such as Organize for America, Progressive Democrats of America, or the Campaign for America’s Future.” – Comrade C. J. Atkins, Communist Party USA

        http://www.politicalaffairs.net/living-in-an-era-of-change/

        And just because you’re being so Democrat about the whole thing, I’ll add this:

        “But even though the ultra-right is in retreat, kicking and screaming and even calling Hillary Clinton’s half public-half private healthcare proposal “socialist”, they still haven’t been defeated. As Communists, we have to finish the task of isolating the ultra-right and completely removing them from power—using the Democrats to finish the job.” – 2007, Erica Smiley, National Coordinator, Young Communist League USA

        The Young Communist League USA is the youth wing of the Communist Party USA.

        Keep shooting off your mouth and the evidence and facts will just keep mounting. Good ahead, mouth off again, please.

        • I believe I will, thank you. The “dozen Communists in America” phrase wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, I believe it was clear I was being facetious. The implied point being that no matter the number of communists to say they make a substantial difference is misleading and dishonest. Wikipedia says that the CPUSA has a established membership of about 2,000 members. That’s a nice handful of people, which you’ve now quoted three times. The quotes, however, are not evidence that their public rhetoric has gotten any meaningful results. That is why quantifying your argument is important. It is not a red herring. You’ve proven that communists talk the talk, but you have yet to show any evidence that they have walked the walk. Can you show anything to prove the CPUSA’s impact on the Democratic Party, the gay lobby, or America’s public schools?

  7. Just wondering what is wrong with “full equality” for everyone?

  8. Mike Triggs says

    I believe all Americans should have the same rights…it is obvious from your rant that you believe that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated less equal.

    • Conservative American says

      Define “equal”, Mike, and don’t speak for me, I am quite capable of speaking for myself without any help from you.

  9. Conservative American says

    Continuing your tutoring, Tim, let us discuss “family”.

    Karl Marx wrote the “Manfesto of the Communist Party” in 1848. “Family” meant the nuclear family with heterosexual parents and their biological offspring. Marx called to abolish that family.

    “Abolition of the family! Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.” – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter 2, “Proletarians and Communists”

    Today we see that homosexual lobbyists are seeking to redefine “family”. “Family”, as heterosexual parents and their biological offspring, would be redefined to include two adults of the same sex and a child legally placed in their care. Thus, the goal of Karl Marx to abolish family, as it was known to Marx, is achieved. The nuclear family, with heterosexual parents and their biological offspring, is family no more but only part of a newly defined idea of family which includes homosexual “parents”.

    The Communists support so-called homosexual “rights” and homosexual “equality” and the homosexual lobby, in return, works to abolish family in accordance with the wishes of Karl Marx. Quid pro quo.

    Why would the Communists want to abolish family? The Communists want to end capitalism and to bring down capitalist nations like The United States of America. How would abolishing family serve those ends? For the answer to that question, let us turn to Vladimir Lenin, a Communist and the first head of the Soviet state.

    “Destroy the family, you destroy the country.” – Vladimir Lenin

    So the Communist attack on family, and thereby on our country, is being implemented by exploiting the discontent of homosexuals. Communists have no genuine concern for homosexuals, they merely seek to use them as pawns in their game to destroy capitalism and capitalist nations.

  10. Conservative American says

    You will notice that Mike has failed to define “full equality” and “equal” when it comes to homosexuals. Why is that? Could he be trying to avoid stating something? Perhaps this news story can clear things up.

    “Maine Senate President Vows “Full Equality” for Homosexuals
    By Mike Hein
    Feb 8, 2007 – 6:11:57 AM”

    “Maine’s President of the State Senate, Betheda G. (Beth) Edmonds , vowed that there will be “full equality for all of us [homosexuals]” Wednesday evening in a bar in Augusta. She stated that EqualityMaine is embarking on a “new journey” that promised Maine’s homosexuals “full equality” with heterosexuals. This reference was understood by those in attendance to mean the implimentation of homosexual marriage in Maine.”

    http://www.cclmaine.org/artman/publish/State_House_4/Edmonds_Vows_Full_Homo_Equality.shtml

    So “full equality” and “equality”, for the homosexual lobby, includes homosexual “marriage”. Maybe that’s what Mike didn’t want to explicitly state.

    As you may know, homosexual “marriage” was legislated into being in Maine without the approval of voters. The voters of Maine, however, have the right to petition ballot initiatives and they were able to put homosexual “marriage” to a vote of the people where it was defeated.

    This is a classic example of how politicians seek to shove their leftist agenda down the throats of the American people without the consent of the people. This is precisely why we rebelled against British rule and why we fought the American Revolutionary War. We wanted self-determination, self-governance and freedom from the dictates of an all-powerful, ruling elite.

  11. Conservative American says

    Let us return back to the quote in the post: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen how the homosexual lobby has worked through the public schools to undermine a parent’s right to direct the upbringing and education of their children.”

    Is this true or is it false?

    “No opting out of pro-gay school propaganda”

    “If your child attends school in Vallejo, California, he will watch pro-gay propaganda videos whether you like it or not.”

    “Forced by the ACLU to provide “mandatory diversity training” to students and faculty, the Vallejo Unified School District is now showing all students “anti-bullying” films produced by a homosexuality affirming San Francisco group called GroundSpark. Among other topics, the films discuss same-sex relationships.”

    “No one should take my rights and tell me what can be shown to my children,” said Vallejo mother Cookie Gordon at a fractious Nov. 18 school board meeting.”

    “We do not feel that this is an area that students can opt out,” school superintendent Floyd Gonella told KNTV after the meeting. He continued, “We feel this is an area we don’t have to give prior notification.”

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=235989

    So here we have a very concrete and specific example of how the homosexual lobby has worked through the public schools to undermine a parent’s right to direct the upbringing and education of their children. The public school in Vallejo, California refuses to notify parents when same sex relationships will be discussed in the classroom thereby denying parents the ability to opt their children out of exposure to such material. How does this connect with the Communists?

    “Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. But, you say, we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social. And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.” – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter II, “Proletarians and Communists”

    “The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parents and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry…”. – Karl Marx, “Manifesto of the Communist Party”, Chapter II, “Proletarians and Communists”

    So we see that the homosexual lobby has implemented Karl Marx’s objectives as articulated in his “Manifesto of the Communist Party”. The state, not parents, now directs the upringing and education of children in California.

    If you don’t want to have the same situation in Arizona, then it would be well to avail yourselves of the resources being provided by the Center for Arizona Policy… because it can happen here.

  12. Could I get a new tutor? This one is terrible. I have yet to see any evidence of a vast gay communist conspiracy to destroy the American family. All I see are a lot of dots being connected into an illegible theory that sounds more like the people who don’t believe we landed on the Moon than honest political discourse.

    • Conservative American says

      I’m merely here to help educate you. If you need glasses, see an optometrist.

      What would you know about “honest” political discourse? If you were honest you would have stated that “full equality” for homosexuals and “equality” for homosexuals includes homosexual “marriage”. You studiously avoided stating that because it takes some of the noble sheen away from your distorted concept of “equality”.

      Let me ask you directly, Tim. Do you support same sex marriage?

      • I never brought up equality. That was Mr. Triggs. That was never part of our discussion. Honest political discourse wouldn’t include lumping two opponents into one argument when they are arguing two separate things.

        To answer your question, yes, I support same-sex marriage.

        • Conservative American says

          Please forgive me, Tim. I thought that since you and Mike are on the same side of the issues and since you were obviously reading the posts, because you commented on some of them, that you would jump in and clarify the questions regarding “full equality” and “equality”. My error and my apologies to you.

          Would you be willing to share what it is that brought you to decide to support same-sex marriage?

  13. Mike Triggs says

    Sure I’ll say it….I support marriage rights for All People to be able to marry the person they love, I support the right to adopt, the right to have a job without having to fear being fired for who you are sleeping with, rent an apartment or stay in a hotel, give blood and openly serve in the military.

    I also support equality in our tax laws and inheritance rights such as Social Security benefits, veterans’ benefits, health insurance, Medicaid, hospital visitation, estate taxes, retirement savings, pensions, family leave, and immigration laws.

  14. Conservative American says

    Thank you, Mike, for choosing to answer. You were, of course, under no compulsion to do so.

    So would it be fair to say that you are not a Communist but that the Communist Party happens to hold the same views that you do regarding gay rights, including the right to same sex marriage?

  15. Why were my replies deleted?

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