Governor Brown capitulated to pressure by the homosexual community and signed Senate Bill 48 by Sen. Mark Leno.
Moments ago, Brown signed SB 48 and said, "History should be honest," the Democratic governor said in a written statement. "This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books. It represents an important step forward for our state, and I thank Senator Leno for his hard work on this historic legislation."
SB 48 is an attempt to indoctrinate children as young as five to not only accept but also endorse homosexuality through our social sciences curriculum specially history, history books and instructional materials.
"Governor Brown refused to listen to the thousands and thousands of calls by pro-family, traditional values voters asking him to veto SB 48," stated Karen England, executive director of CRI. "He has ignored over half of the people in our state to implement a controversial, objectionable, and poor public school policy measure into California's classrooms."
"SB 48 does absolutely nothing to reduce bullying, improve the state of our education system, ensure students graduate, or prepare them for global competitiveness," said Paulo Sibaja, legislative director of CRI. "Instead it diverts precious classroom time away from science, math, reading, and writing and focuses on the agenda of a small group of people."
Senator Leno and supporters of SB 48 argued that students would stop bullying others if they learned the sexual preference of certain figures yet they failed to mention most bullying is not based on homosexuality. Also, the implementation of SB 48 would cost Californian's a lot of money since textbooks would have to be changed in order to meet the mandate of SB 48. The Governor failed to take SB 48's flawed assumptions into consideration and in doing so sign a bill that would harm children's developing minds by thrusting confusing and controversial concepts not age appropriate.
Capitol Resource Institute is working with a coalition of family advocacy groups on our next step following the Governor's signage of SB 48. We will continue to follow further developments and keep you informed.