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This is a must read; freedom is a choice not a directive!!!
Date: 7/22/2006 6:31:17 PM ( 7 y ) ... viewed 1560 times
This is a must read!! This is a copy of a forwarded email; which should be of interest to all concerned citizens!! Freedom is a choice, not a directive!!
Why does a public paid organization of employees; operate against the will and purpose of the paying citizens?? Education of children should not be against the will of the majority of the parents!! Secret policy and special practices should not be part of the public education system... This is not a total police state yet!!
July 22, 2006
Please help us get this information into the hands of as many parents
and educators as possible by forwarding it to family,
friends and educators.
The National Education Association: What Kind Of Organization Is This
Which Sets The Agenda For Our Children In Public Schools?
Normally when we send out an email we try to make the message as short
as possible and still make it easy for individuals to understand and
take action. However, this email cannot be short. It deals with the
National Education Association, the organization responsible for
setting the agenda for our children in public schools.
Since we are talking about the future of millions of our children
directly affected by the NEA, we hope you will study the material
available in this email carefully and forward it to others. Every
person, especially every parent of children in public schools, needs
When we learned about the NEA plans to approve homosexual marriage, we
alerted our supporters. Following our making the resolution public,
the NEA promptly removed it from their web-site. Our efforts upset NEA
president Reg Weaver so much that he attacked AFA in a speech to the
9,000 delegates at the convention.
Background On The NEA
To understand why the NEA is more interested in pushing a liberal social
agenda than making sure our children can read, write and do math—and why
public education is in the mess it is in—please read some
background by clicking here. http://afa.net/aa071906_01.asp
Here are a few of the actions which the NEA approved at their meeting
- NEA overwhelmingly passed a resolution (B 10) endorsing gay
marriages and adoptions in states where they're legal. Click here
and read the first three paragraphs. http://afa.net/aa071906_02.asp
- NEA recommended that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gender issues
be required content for teacher credentialing. (Teachers would be
forced to undergo sensitivity training concerning homosexuality before
they could be certified to teach.) Here is the wording of the
resolution: "That NEA advocate for the inclusion of Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Trans-gender issues in the National Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) teacher education program
review process." NEA has already contacted NCATE about this.
- NEA voted to replace the word "tolerance" toward homosexuality with
"acceptance and respect" in union policies. The author of New
Business Item 52 used this rationale: "We should teach acceptance and
respect, not tolerance, of those who are different from us wherever
appropriate." (The NEA is saying that "tolerance" of the homosexual
lifestyle isn't enough, that homosexuality must be accepted and
respected.) Click Here for more information -
- NEA refused to pass an amendment (I 24) designed to protect
students against sexua| misconduct by teachers. The amendment read "To
protect the rights of all students, the Association believes sexual
contact between education professionals and minor students is
unacceptable." The NEA refused to pass the amendment and referred
it back to the Resolutions Committee. Many feel that the NEA refused
to pass the amendment in order to protect teachers who have sex with
NEA Being Less Than Honest
The NEA has been less than honest in dealing with this situation. Andy
Linebaugh, a spokesman for the NEA, told Cybercast News Service that
"leadership of the NEA has no interest in advancing a position on
same-sex marriage." To see the entire news release, click here.
NEA president Reg Weaver, in a release posted on the website of its
Kansas affiliate, said the AFA had engaged in a "malicious e-mail
campaign distorting the facts related to proposed amendment changes." Like
Linebaugh, he added that "the NEA has no position on same-sex
marriages, and leadership is not seeking to establish such a
On the NEA homepage on July 19, there was a message pertaining to the
NEA's support of homosexual marriage.
"A smear campaign launched by the American Family Association asserted
that the National Education Association was set to 'endorse homosexual
marriage' at the 2006 Representative Assembly. Either the group is
intentionally misleading the public, or didn't bother to check their
information, but NEA has no plans to endorse same sex marriage and
However, just weeks before the statements by Linebaugh and Weaver
denying that NEA had taken a position, the NEA was a signatory on
a letter to U.S. Senators strongly opposing the Federal Marriage
Amendment. To see the letter, click here. On the third page you will
find where the NEA signed the letter opposing the Federal Marriage
Amendment. So when Linebaugh and Weaver said that the NEA has taken no
position, they are being less than honest. The NEA opposed the
constitutional amendment making marriage legal only between one man
and one woman. That is their position as indicated by signing the
The California Teachers Association, NEA's largest state affiliate,
endorsed homosexual marriage in 2004. Click here to see their
For more information of NEA's support of the homosexual lifestyle,
click here to see background material from a delegate to the NEA
For more information on NEA finances and the left-wing causes they
support with gifts, click here.
NEA Running Stealth Campaign Again Public School Reform
Here is another example of how the NEA works. Shortly after the
convention in Orlando, USA Today in an article (July 11, page 9D)
reported: "The nation's largest teachers union has spent more than $8
million in a stealth campaign against President Bush's education
reform law, paying for research and political opposition in an effort
to derail it, according to a Washington think tank that supports the
law...the National Education Association (NEA) has given at least $8.1
million to education, civil rights and policy groups that have opposed
or criticized No Child Left Behind, Bush's far-reaching and
controversial effort to reform public schools."
Many members of the NEA are not aware how the NEA is using their dues
to promote left wing politics. They can drop their membership in the
NEA and secure many of the same benefits by joining other professional
organizations which offer the same benefits. The Association of
American Educators is one. You can visit them on the web at
http://www.aaeteachers.org. Also, Christian Educators offers many of
the same benefits. Their website is http://www.ceai.org.
1. Send your email to the NEA. Express your disappointment that they
are putting a political agenda ahead of the education of our children.
Click here. https://secure.afa.net/afa/activism/takeaction.asp?id=205
2. Please forward this to other parents and educators so they will
have this information.
3. If you are a professional educator and a member of the NEA, here
is what you can do. http://www.afa.net/AA072006_01.asp
Click Here to Email the NEA Now!
If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us
with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association
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