Texas pastors

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.”

  • Rayne

    Just sickening! What they gon teach them how to properly have sex with the same gender. Or maybe the first gay/lesbian person. They are out of pocket. Let kids be kids.

  • Monique B

    I agree. Its up to the parent, not no school!!!!

  • Realhiphopsearch

    Yep they are disgusting

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They can't even be bothered to teach black history or native american history, but they can expand the curriculum to include LGBT history. GTFOH.

  • Rayne

    Sure is

  • Vegas1989

    I agree....with you. SMH...This is some real BS...

  • Realhiphopsearch

    They want everybody to just take it
    I say
    Speak now or forever hold your peace

  • APeachLikeMe

    Can't say that I blame them.... I'm so over this!

  • YellowSauce

    children are off limits ... especially mine liol

  • OP2

    Like others, I have had my DNA heritage traced which lists ethnicities. Nothing was listed in my DNA about rather I was gay or hetero. -to put one's s3xuality behavior in the same category as the skin color of minorities or call it a form of history related to nationalities is a lie and an insult.

    No doctor have ever lifted a newborn and said, yep that's a gay baby be sure to put that on down on the birth certificate. Usually, a baby's gender is referred to as male or female with an ethnicity. Other ever-changing claims are either hormonal or man-made. ijs

  • soujourn_erets

    Spot on

  • soujourn_erets

    Sad to say, they will implement this in the school system. They've been conditioning us for this day for generations. Time to turn to The Most High because things are about to get a whole lot worse before this world is restore back to the Garden of Eden (Paradise) condition.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I wouldn't want my durn children to be forced to learn about that lifestyle either!!! It conflicts with our principles and morals within our home. & NO I am not judging (they have a right to love who they love), but stay in their lane! STOP trying to force that lifestyle on everyone... Just live and let live!!!

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  • SunRiseBlossom

    Valid points... Well stated!!!

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  • SuperScooper1

    Or they could at least START by teaching reproductive health and wellness classes like we had as kids re: the organs and their function, cleanliness, how to report "bad touch" etc.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I agree with you... Now more than ever, it is up to the parents to train up their children in the correct ways they should live their lives because society is headed to hell with gasoline underwear on!!!

  • soujourn_erets

    Yea, too much chaos. Folks aren't concerned about our creator and what his word say. Things are about to change. Gotta get ready

  • Renee26

    This is a lesson that should be taught at home...all people are not the same ans everyone should be treated with the same respect....That's it, it's very simple

  • Wreckognize Game

    If they are going to teach it. Maybe it should be taught during sex education.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Good. This isn't what I send my kids to school to learn anyway. This is my job. Damn, I need to move back home to Texas.

  • YellowSauce

    you can't take religion out of school but then try to teach my kid how be gay ... I'm all for health ed but not homo ed ... if my child feels they are gay I would love my child still of course but you're not going to put IDEAS in their brains

  • sunni_daze

    Hell naw I wou;dn't want my tax dollars no where near that FS.

  • Tay Gee

    I don't see the issue with adding the plight LGBTQIA people to the history books as it is a part of America's history, but I also agree that both black and native american history should be taught more in schools.
    I think it's great that world is constantly evolving and teaching tolerance to the youth. It's the "parents" that have the issue, not the kids.
    One day LGBTQIA people will be looked at as people first and sex life second, and all of those who oppose that idea will be looked at the same way we see "racist". Let's stop contradicting ourselves by wanting rights for our people, (African-American) but wanting to deny the rights of others. #beclear #itdontworkthatway

  • Lucy

    He looks like he's a bottom. ..... Texas teaches very limited sex education in school, but has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. LGBT is here to stay. The least they can do is teach these kids about safety and how to deal with. It should be an alternative class for those students who have questions and/or concerns. Ol' backwards a## state....and I live here.

  • Phillybruh

    Fine with me, because they are removing any history that isn't pro-white anyway.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I think it should be the parents right to broach that subject. I'm all for living how you want but not exposing mine to it until he finally asks about it one day.

  • Fire & Ice

    So glad my child doesn't go to public school. This should be done at home

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Right that's why even though they had kid activities at pride fest it was a no he can't go.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Always gotta make it race issue.
    Since when is Black History month excluded?

  • Phillybruh

    You need to brush up on school districts and what they do and do not teach especially in Texas.

  • Phillybruh

    What are they exposing them to exactly, that a person who invented or faught for a right we now enjoy was gay?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Lucifer strikes again!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I just don't want to try to explain anything to a six year old. I think the parents should be the one to approach it.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    This countrys priorities are ALL PHAWKED UP! Exactly why its going to he77 in a handbasket.. All about SEX....LEAVE THAT FREAKY ISH IN THE DAYUM BEDROOM. WTF IS GAY HISTORY??


    It's a spiritual warfare going on..principalities behind the scenes are calling the shots.. The way to fight this battle is prayer.No activist group,preacher or any other leader can fight this battle...

  • Phillybruh

    It's not sex education its history. I love to explain history to my kids when they asks me questions.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I'm a lesbian mother of 2 young men (ages 17 & 12). My 17 yr old recently graduated but my 12 yr old is still in school. I'm all for freedom to be who you are but when it comes to school, there are PLENTY of other subjects that can be taught that are way more important to learn in history class. How about expanding black history throughout the year instead of just one month (the shortest month of the yr at that)? How about incorporating TRUE history in history class instead of the whitewash that it has come down to? America is not just black and white, we have so many nationalities here so why are we not adding other countries' histories into history class as well? I mean, it wouldn't hurt our children to be more knowledgeable in other countries' histories as well. Make the class fun as well. It's a history class, right? I just do not agree with this at all.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I do too but I'll let him be a kid for as long as I can he's 6 hopefully I have ways to go before all the questions. The I want a baby brother has already started.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thank you!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    You're welcome

  • BrittBrat2005

    You do realize the size of Texas population right and Texas not the highest in the country New Mexico is Texas is like 4th or 5th. But anyhow. Here in Texas they have health and child development classes that students in junior high and high school are require to have. This been going since the 90s here in Texas my aunt whose 7 yrs older then me had to take it. I actually didn't want to take the child development class you gotta take care a freaking real life baby doll for a month and you actually got have it some teachers didn't allowed it in their class room so you had to take it to the Main teacher and pay $2-10 for them to keep it while you at that class you gotta have all the freaking things that the real baby items because of the computer chip in the freaking doll lol you had feed it and change it and bathe it like a real baby lol and it was graded at the end for three test grades when I was in school it could have change on the grading method the chip gave the score out on the teacher computer and they still have the dolls today I graduated in 06*.. And for the health class its 8 and 9 and 11 grade you had take it different levels of it and yes they taught safe sex and about different disease and so on.

  • BrittBrat2005

    I just read you live here. My bad but its require in a lot school they gotta take health and child development and they had another class like child development but these classes where to help with teen pregnancy from what a lot teachers said.

  • dontgetblocked

    Sounds good.

  • Malcom Flex

    Don't be fooled. Closet queens are the only males out there being anti gay. Ya heard.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Look closely. What are San Francisco's kids learning? Are they being shown gay pornos or are they being taught that there are different sexual identities in this nation? Preachers like these are living in a very bigoted and narrow minded universe and half these so-called ministers are undercover gays themselves, so that's where the real hilarity comes in.

    BTW, Houston is a big enormous ghetto filled with black and Mexican kids committing all kinds of violent crime. I'm sorry, those are #FACTS.

    San Fran has a very high standard of living and the city's education system is turning out students that clock well above 6 figures straight outta college.

    I thought I'd point that out.

  • mzbestseller

    They are going too far now! I have NOTHING against the LGBTQ community but this is too much. It's ok to take prayer and God out of schools but u want to fight to have this taught? U are not about to teach my children something like this. If they get older and decide they have questions that's one thing. Why is everything about their rights and history considered ok and important but if u go against it then it's looked at as hate? This world is really messed up.

  • PlayerP

    Factual history needs to be taught first and foremost...I don't know how to feel about teaching the history of homosexual civil rights. I mean on the one hand it is part of history but in the same token the emphasis is predicated upon sexuality/sexual preference. We need to start having "the talk" with our children younger and younger.

  • Lucy

    I stand corrected. Texas had the highest rated for years and right now it's actually 3rd. Not sure what child development and carrying the babies have to do with LGBT. Health Education and Sex Education are two different things. Almost half of Texas schools no longer teach Sex education which is why the teen pregnancy rate is so high. You can say that it should be taught at home but its not. Most kids learn about sex from their peers and/ or the internet. Back to the LGBT, it should be an alternative class or an after school class for students who are interested. I would rather for these kids to be safe than sorry...JMO.

  • Lucy

    I live in Texas and some districts here refuse to teach sex education. Sad, but true.

  • Lucy

    Sex Education and Health Education are two different things.

    More than 83 percent of Texas school districts taught abstinence-only or no sex education at all in the 2015-16 school year, according to a new report from the Texas Freedom Network.

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  • yvette46

    People need to home school their children because this s#! $ is getting out of hand..

  • BrittBrat2005

    Sex education was in Health education! the different disease aids,hiv, herpes etc everything is learn in Health education and first part was talking about sex that's why my schools have 4 level of health classes and 2 different child development, the child development also had lesson on sex. Your school probably did different then mines that's why I stand with what I say it was taught in my school. Which Texas is 2nd large state not everyone is on the same method of learning. I know the schools in north Texas just recently cut their hours back on school time when the south Texas haven't yet.

  • MRiGOThim

    Yes, teach your own children to be aware & know the difference, but at the same time these Pastors & Educators are the same one's who get caught sleeping with the same sex or underage kids & yet don't wanna talk about it in schools. #BYE

  • Allihave2say

    "“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."

    To be clear we can't teach about he Bible in public schools, pray, or even use biblical music or references but we can discuss LGBT issues in the classroom? Really America? This is especially odd because most of the laws of the nation are based on the Bible i.e. forgive debts in 7 years, murder is a sin/crime, issues with OOWL kids and divorce etc are all Biblically rooted.

  • Allihave2say

    That needs to be a college course not a school age course.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Thought that Welch dude was Steven Segal ll