A group of Texas pastors are spearheading an effort to prevent a school superintendent from indoctrinating children with LGBT education in Texas public schools.
Rev. Dave Welch, executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council (HAPC), pictured left, told Houston School Superintendent Dr. Richard Carranza, right, that what might pass in San Francisco won’t go over in Houston.
Before moving to Houston to lead the school system there, Caranza was the head of the San Francisco school system.
“The LGBTQ movement in the U.S. has a history,” Caranza told an audience of concerned black parents at a gathering hosted by the black newspaper the Houston Defender.
“I think it’s part of the American history to include [gay history] as part of what kids study is just a bigger picture of who we are as America,” Caranza said.
But the pastors are saying “no” to Caranza’s attempt to push lesbian, gay and transgender education on Houston school kids.
“Dr. Carranza, not in our city and not our children,” Rev. Welch said in a statement. “The former mayor of Houston attempted to turn Houston into San Francisco with this same philosophy. Again, this is Houston, Texas, not San Francisco, California.”
Welch continued: “Carranza is an import from San Francisco, where this kind of propaganda that attempts to equate sexual lifestyles, gender confusion, and hostility toward the traditional family has become the norm.
“The HISD Board of Trustees needs to remind Dr. Carranza that this is Texas, where the people of all ethnicities still believe that our children are to be protected, nurtured, and educated, not used as a social experiment of a radical political agenda.”
Welch pointed out that Carranza’s plan came from the mission of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
The pastor said GLSEN’s mission is to promote “blatant advocacy against traditional marriage and family comprised of a married mother and father raising children in a happy, healthy home.”