Former Lesbian and Teacher Fights Homosexual Agenda in SchoolsL.A. WILLIAMS
When Linda Wall found out what was being taught in many U.S. schools about homosexuality, she was not only shocked and saddened, she was angry. A former lesbian and a former teacher, she knew she couldn’t sit back and let it happen, especially in her home state of Virginia.
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One night I was surfing the Web and saw an article that said AT&T sends pro-homosexual video to middle schools'," Wall said. I kept looking and found 13 pages of pro-homosexual library books being put in the schools. I sat there and thought, is this happening in the whole country?
I cant let this happen. They cannot be seducing children into what I was seduced into, Wall said.
She contacted a friend in the Virginia House of Delegates and set to work investigating the promotion of homosexuality in the schools and what could be done to stop it. The result was House Bill No. 88, which would prevent public school presentations, classroom discussions and delivery of information in the family life curriculum regarding crimes against nature, which by definition in Virginia statutes includes homosexual acts.
Though the bill stalled in the Education Committee of the Senate last month, Wall said the issue is not dead. She and other family activists are already gathering evidence to strengthen their position for the 2003 legislative session.
Weve got a year to gather information on incidents throughout the State of Virginia. We want incident after incident to prove there is a need for the bill so there is no question in any legislators mind, Wall said.
She has already heard about a number of cases where children, without parents consent, were introduced to homosexuality as a normal and acceptable lifestyle. One involved a homework assignment showing families with two women and a child and two men and a child.
One of their techniques is to redefine the word family', Wall said of those promoting the homosexual agenda. They are piggy-backing on diversity, trying to equate a behavior with culture.
In another situation, a 16-year-old girl who was questioning her sexual identity was referred, by her school counselor and without her parents knowledge, to the organization Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
Counselors are being trained to send the kids in that direction, Wall said. Homosexuality is being endorsed and promoted with wrong statistics and misinformation, and no alternative is being offered.
Wall, who works with a group of concerned citizens called Saving Americas Foundation Enterprise (SAFE), said she does not want her efforts to be labeled an "anti-gay" campaign.
I want this to be a campaign of truth, she said. I certainly dont want anyone to be preyed upon. What I would like to see is for the homosexual and lesbian who would like a way out to know that there is a way out.
Wall was in college when she had her first lesbian relationship, and was in the lifestyle for a decade before she said she became suicidal and asked the Lord for help. After I surrendered and came out of the lifestyle, God led me back into teaching, she said.
Wall taught in a couple of Christian schools and in a juvenile rehab program before going to work for the House of Delegates. She just finished a stint as a lobbyist for the Family Foundation of Virginia.
In addition to the introduction of HB88, Wall and others
helped persuade lawmakers to defeat eight bills that she described as anti-family.
She expects those eight and perhaps others to emerge again in January 2003.
L.A. Williams. "Parents v. Television - Seven Steps to Sure Victory." Agape Press (April, 2002).
This article reprinted with permission from Agape Press.
L.A. Williams writes for The Charlotte World, a weekly Christian newspaper in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Copyright © 2002 Agape Press
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