The following comes from a June 16 story on World News Daily.
An elementary school in Oakland, California, topped off its school year with a Pride Day celebrating all types of families, including those in which the parents consider themselves to be lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, transgender or queer.
Principal Chelsea Toller opened the June 5 assembly with an auditorium full of students in kindergarten through fifth grade by saying, “This morning we are so lucky to be celebrating our first Glenview Elementary Family Pride celebration.”
Toller said she was finishing her first year at Glenview Elementary and “was thinking about how much I’ve learned this year.”
A 26-minute video of the event was posted on YouTube but was removed within hours after conservatives began posting comments expressing their outrage that a public, tax-funded school was introducing such controversial content to students as young as five years old.
You can watch the video here, however, captured by a pro-family group and reposted before it was removed from YouTube:
Toller said she had learned three things during the school year that she wanted to share with her students.
“The first thing I learned is we are a very, very diverse school,” she said. “We have people that look different. We have people that live with different kinds of families, we have people who have different-colored skin, who talk different or speak other languages, and we have people who are in wheelchairs.”
Toller then compared those differences with people “who have two moms and two dads or four moms or one mom or one grandma. We have all different kinds of families at our school, and that’s one thing I’ve loved that I’ve learned about our school.
“And the other thing I’ve learned about our school is we’re really respectful. We are all very kind to each other even if we’re different, especially if we’re different,” she said.
The third thing she said she learned was that the school loved to have fun, and so she wanted to “celebrate all of the different kinds of families and people who are in our school.”
She then turned the assembly over to Carrie Kessler, a parent of two children at Glenview, to talk about “this awesome flag that’s behind us, this beautiful flag.”
Kessler explained the meaning of the LGBTQ flag to the students.
“I’m really excited about today. I’m excited that it’s June. Pride Month,” Kessler told the children. “Anybody recognize this flag? This flag is not that old. This flag is the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer pride. And this flag was created by a San Francisco artist by the name of Gilbert Baker in 1978. It’s a symbol of pride for the LGBTQ unity, and it is flown very proudly as a symbol of pride and freedom for members of that community.”
She then explained what each color on the flag symbolized. Red represents life, orange is for healing, yellow is for sunlight, green symbolizes nature, blue is serenity and violet represents spirit.
“So now you know,” Kessler told the children.
She then introduced to the kids a “gay” men’s choir.
“I’m really, really excited. We are honored today to have very special guests, who are going to come up and sing for all of us today,” Kessler said. “Please give a warm welcome to the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.”
The children clapped, and then the all-male choir led them in a sing-along under the direction of Stephanie Lynne Smith, a lesbian who has a long history with the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses, whose mission is to “support GLBT choruses as we change the world through song,” according to its website.
In the first song, “I Sing Out,” the homosexual men sang of their desire to find love and understanding “but instead I hear ‘an eye for an eye.’”
The Gay Men’s Choir was followed by another mother, Sherri, who displayed the words to a poem by Audre Lorde, a self-described radical feminist lesbian.
“These are very famous words,” she said, that “encouraged people to be who they are.”
Sherri then directed the children to read the poem aloud: “Who I am is what fulfills me and what fulfills the vision I have of a world.”
“Awesome,” Sherri said. She then asked the children for their interpretations of Lorde’s poem.
“I think this means ‘who I am,’ as like, ‘I’m proud of who I am,’” said one boy.
“That’s right. And just to add to that, love who you are … be happy with who you are even if it means being different from everyone else, it doesn’t really matter. Because loving who you are, being true to who you are, that’s what you’re going to share with the world, and the world will appreciate that,” Sherri said.
Children were then shown a video called “A Family Is a Family.”
The video showed a series of young children speaking about their families.
“What is your family?” one child asks.
“It can be two moms, two dads or one mom,” answers a small boy who appears no more than four or five years old, as men sing softly in the background, “So many combinations, so many combinations.”
“It doesn’t matter if you have two moms. It doesn’t matter if you have two dads,” says another girl in the video. “A family is a family.”
One boy in the video said he felt “lucky” to have just one parent.
“If you just have one parent and you get in trouble, only one person gets mad at you, and only one person nags at you,” the boy reasoned. “So I think I’m pretty lucky.”
A girl then appears in the video with two men. “My dads are gay, and gay means where two men or two women love each other,” the girl explains. “It’s sort of just like having a mom and dad who love each other; it’s just that it’s a man and a man, or a woman and a woman.”
Toller referred all questions by WND to Troy Flint, public relations director for Oakland Unified School District.
Flint said Glenview parents were notified ahead of time via email and on the school’s website of the event, including a synopsis of its content.
He said the idea to hold the assembly would have come from the school.
“We do have some district-wide policies protecting gay rights and the rights of transgender populations, but decisions on specific programs would depend on that specific school,” Flint said.
He said the Family Pride Day event, held in conjunction with “gay” pride month, was included in the school newsletter that was emailed to parents twice before June 5.
“I’m not aware of any complaints at Glenview. Some parents elect to keep their students home, but that’s a decision that is made according to their individual consciences,” Flint said.
He said there have been a “handful” of complaints in the past when schools in Oakland hold such events.
“There have been a few, but only a handful, no widespread protests,” he said.
Glenview Elementary also brought in homosexual activist Gayle Pitman on June 5 to give a reading of her new children’s book, “This Day in June.” She touts the book on her Facebook page as “teaching the values of love and acceptance.” Pitman, a professor of psychology at Sacramento City College “with expertise in clinical psychology and the psychology of women and gender,” writes children’s books about LGBT issues, according to her Facebook biography.
Some Catholic and pro-family websites criticized Glenview Elementary’s Pride Day as not appropriate for a public school and certainly not “age appropriate” for grade-school children to have gay, bisexual and transgender lifestyles presented as equal with traditional marriage.
Catholic.com’s Catholic Answers Forum posted the video with a link to another article on MassResistance.com titled, “How schools are pushing transgenderism to children. More radical and aggressive than ever….”
To read the entire story, click here.
Parent Carrie Kessler at Glenview Elementary Family Pride event
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2014/06/5-year-olds-taught-to-celebrate-queer-pride/#qR65v2tKVw450ugR.99
This is child abuse. Based on child sex abuse statistics, sodomites are 1,650% more likely to sexually abuse children than are heterosexuals, and should be banned from being anywhere near children. See:
FRC. Hate group. Need I say more?
No. You engage in ad hominem attacks (“hate”, blah, blah, blah) every time you’re confronted with facts. It’s the Saul Alinsky way, right?
Indoctrination of young children in sexual matters is filthy and wrong.
This woman needs to be fired. Go to the Oakland School Board.
They are looking for “widespread complaints”. – give it to them.
We can have all this garbage taught and prompted in school, but no mention of God. When prayer was taken out of the public school system, it was the beginning of the end. Our children are becoming mindless zombies of the cultural depravity that is rampant today. Christmas cannot be celebrated, but Moslem days can. Wait until the Moslems take over the United States. Just see how far the homosexuals will be tolerated then. Our western civilization is destroyed because we did nothing, and we were only interested in cereal and circus.
Can parents come to school and talk about their faith in Jesus Christ? Can Catholics also come in and talk about the Mother of God, and how everyone is Her “spiritual child?” Can parents be polled about how many have had sex outside of marriage? Adultery? Masturbate? Use contraceptives? Lust in their hearts? Watch pornography? Homosexual sexualists express nothing more than the sexual preference of using the body of another of the same sex for their sexual pleasure. And, this act is soundly condemned in the Bible and in virtually all non-Christian societies and faiths. These children do not have a chance in life with teachers and educational administrators like this. The only time an overtly homosexual person should be permitted to be in a public school would be as a participant in a debate over policies concerning their sexual preferences. This event is beyond hypocritical and morally degrading. The teacher involved and anyone in the Oakland Unified School District that approved of this “Day” should be sacked. And, Bishop Barber, who is earning the respect of many Catholics after initial skepticism, should jump into this with both feet, objecting to the awful moral message being given to public school kids by their moral vacant school masters (although, these same master would jump up and down if the kids wanted to sing religious Christmas carols).
This is HORRIBLE! CHILD ABUSE!! People practicing SEX PERVERSIONS should NEVER be allowed to adopt or raise children! The law should clearly state this!! America is no longer a moral Nation, and poor, helpless children are paying a terrible price!! The sick, liberal, immoral, and immature “hippie educators” should all be run out of the country!!
This is the only important thing that the principal said: “And the other thing I’ve learned about our school is we’re really respectful. We are all very kind to each other even if we’re different, especially if we’re different,” .
To be kind and respectful of others doesn’t mean that we have to “indoctrinate” our children into a lifestyle that is sinful. This Principal should be fired, along with all of the teachers that stood by and let this happen to the children in their charge.
Matthew 18:  But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.
This was bound to happen. You cannot have gay teachers and parents and expect them to not teach that their lifestyle is good. It is approved by the state, physical and mental health organizations, and by many religious factions. The only slim hope is that in the classroom they will not mock or disparage others that do not hold their same beliefs. You can bet this is happening in Catholic schools as well in a more quiet manner.
“You can bet this is happening in Catholic schools as well in a more quiet manner.”
A perverted form of Social Justice has taken over the Catholic schools, where the three R’s include Reproductive Rights, Recycling, and Reparations. If you don’t want your child to be Catholic, just send him/her to a Catholic school in the Oakland Diocese.
If Mr.Sandford, my old elementary scool principal had given a last day speech it would have run something like this…
Well, I’ve done the best I could. Most of you can read, write and do basic math problems. You’ve ALL learned how to be good citizens, respectful to adults and stand in line without pushing and shoving. You know I hate bullying and many of you coudn’t sit down for awhile when I caught you at it. You know I expected you to act like your parents taught you and if you got in trouble here, you got it worse at home. You learned basic etiquette and how to dance the basic steps, sing wonderful songs and everyone had to learn the songflute and I’m sure your parents loved the concerts. Many of you had problems at home and we did the best we could but felt it should be your parents who had the raising of you, even if we didn’t always agree. We prayed each morning and saluted the flag because we all love this country and want to be the best Americans we can be because many of our families came from other countries and we know what bad countries can do. We’re proud of our heritage but we all want to be Americans first because we love this country! God bless you and know I’ll never forget you!” (as I can attest to having met him in the bank parking lot 50 yrs later and he not only remembered me but said “I don’t think you had red hair the last time I saw you!” haha
After the Revolution on Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ – All Animals are proclaimed Equal; and the Leaders take the young puppies off for private special ‘equality’ education…
– To return as trained vicious attack dogs enforcing the new Rule that “Some Animals are More Equal than Others.” – And Nobody had better question Why?
Like indoctrination of the very young by Stalin’s Soviets, or German Boys forced in to the Homo-Nazi ‘hitler youth’ run by Party Founder and “SA’ (Homosex Terrorist Storm Trooper) leader / Pederast Coprophile Ernst Rohm & his syphilitic prostitute protege Hitler.
This same type Evil is being recycled for use by the Gaystapo in the CA Schools (and all who take Caesar’s Coin) via Thought Policing nightmares like SB 48, by State Senator Mark “Kiddie Porn King” Leno and his Demicrat Larry Brinkin Posse.
Why doesn’t this school have FAT pride month and talk about the rights of those who choose to be obese and the special contributions of obese people throughout history. But oh, my goodness. To promote being overweight. That would be criminal!
Snicker. Snicker. (No, not Snicker bars, Anne! Get a grip). How about “Clueless Day” for the learning challenged? Everyone could wear dunce caps and keep asking “What’d she say?” “When’s the next text?” “The essay was due today!?”
“Has anyone seen my English textbook?”
Well, Dana, the last teacher presentation I attended before pulling my kids out to homeschool was an hour long explanation of how the grade ‘F’ for failing was to be replaced with an ‘E’. For excellence? No. Not yet, too bold. The people wouldn’t like that. The ‘E’ was to stand for emerging. That is emerrrrrrrrging.
Now imagine a grey haired, tye-dye skirted, no-makeup fifty something Brit cupping her hands before a gape-mouthed group of parents watching her revive the childhood fantasy of being Golum discovering the ‘precious.’
Blimey! It almost tops watching my grandson crossing the rainbow bridge as a transition from preschool to kindergarten.
Later on I think A’s stood for attended or maybe aptitude or aiding and abetting. I’m so glad you were able to homeschool your kids…I can see your teacher so vividly. Preciousssssssss story!
Oh heck, did it have to be a rainbow bridge, Dana? Wait! What am I talking about? It MUST be a rainbow bridge. That is the overarching transition du jour of this present generation.
So yes, I’m glad I had the chance to home school the kids. Not that I would have ever imagined actually doing so in my wildest dreams back in the day. But truth is stranger than fiction. And how. And God’s grace is an insistent thing at times, bless the His Holy Name.
BTW: The same teacher I described actually worried that my daughter had a 7th grade reading level in 2nd grade. Why? (I taught my kids to read between the ages of 3-5). Her issue was that everybody should enjoy flipping through a fluff magazine. Almost her exact words. Good grief.
Gluttony is a sin against, God. Thank goodness no one on this website has any authority.