Under Public Advocates' letterhead, Delgaudio voices his opposition to a federal bill, HR 998, put forward by Democratic lawmakers to outlaw discrimination against homosexual students. Below is the relevant text from the bill and then his email
Frankly, even if he shoveled my driveway, cooked my dinner and wiped my kids' butts, no level of constituent service could justify voting for, much less openly supporting, such an individual.
SEC. 4. PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION; EXCEPTIONS.
- (a) In General- No student shall, on the basis of actual or
perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of such individual or
of a person with whom the student associates or has associated, be
excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be
subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance.
- (b) Harassment- For purposes of this Act, discrimination
includes, but is not limited to, harassment of a student on the basis of
actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of such
student or of a person with whom the student associates or has
- (c) Retaliation Prohibited-
- (1) PROHIBITION- No person shall be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination, retaliation, or reprisal under any program or activity
receiving Federal financial assistance based on his or her opposition to
conduct made unlawful by this Act.
From that text, Delguadio gets this:
You see, the Homosexual Classrooms Act [Delgaudio's naming} contains a laundry list of anti-family provisions that will:
*** Require schools to teach appalling homosexual acts so "homosexual students" don’t feel "singled out" during already explicit sex-ed classes;
*** Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, even peer pressure to "experiment" with the homosexual "lifestyle;"
*** Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to "freedom of self-expression;"
*** Force private and even religious schools to teach a pro-homosexual curriculum and purge any reference to religion if a student claims it creates a "hostile learning environment" for homosexual students.And that’s just the beginning of the Homosexual Lobby’s radical agenda.
In fact, it will set them up to ram through their entire perverted vision for a homosexual America.
Where he gets such bizarre statutory readings is simply beyond me.
And to think we have another four years of apologies ahead of us . . .