Budget crisis brings massive cuts in MA state programs - but $850,000 for homosexual programs in schools remains "sacred cow" by politicians.
We need to change that!
December 18, 2008
[NOTE: In October, the Governor cut $150,000 from the $850,000 budgeted amount for homosexual programs in the schools, bringing it to $700,000. But the Department of Public Health subsequently transferred some of their money to make up for it, so the total is now back to $850,000.]
It's a time like this when you realize the incredible power the homosexual movement has over our top elected officials.
What is being cut instead?
Massachusetts has a $1.5 billion budget shortfall - and it's growing. On Tuesday a new estimate predicts the deficit will rise to $2.1 billion by the middle of next year.
Plus: Cutting state aid to cities and towns. Last month, House Speaker DiMasi announced that all Massachusetts cities and towns will probably get a 10% cut in local aid - a total of $530 million. All this is in addition to are raising corporate taxes in Massachusetts by more than $400 million (which will affect businesses staying here).
Politicians claim "Everything's on the table"
Things have gotten so bad in recent weeks that the phrase "Everything's on the table" is being thrown around a lot by top politicians. But is that really true in this case? We decided to find out.
So MassResistance called the Senate President's office to ask if that included the funding for homosexual programs in the schools. We left a few messages with the Senate President's budget staffer. They seemed to figure out who we were. A bit later got a call back from a staffer named "Rick" (no last name). Rick told us that the Senate President supported the homosexual programs, but that it was the governor's office that instituted the budget cuts, and that we need to contact his office. We asked Rick if the Senate President would sit down and talk to us about the homosexual agenda in the schools, since she works so closely with homosexual lobbyists. He said he'd call us right back. (So far, the phone hasn't rung -- not surprising.)
The bottom line
Right now, the homosexual lobby pretty much owns the State House. The list of politicians who've caved in is quite amazing. It's pretty clear that the funding for homosexual activism in the public schools - as hideous and destructive as it is - isn't going to get cut, even as every other program gets slashed to nothing. This will continue unless "something terrible" is done, as Margaret Thatcher used to say. (And she would do it!)
What to do?
At the very least, letting them know we're outraged is always tremendously important. They need to hear from citizens. They need to know that we're never going to give up. These are the legislative leaders who are protecting the funding.
Need to build momentum
Every time we've beaten the homosexual lobby, it's because we played to our strength. Their strength is money, influence, and the media. Our strength is large numbers of people. We plan to organize thousands of more people this year. That's the only thing we've concluded is going to stop this. And as Margaret Thatcher would say, maybe we need to make a more "terrible" impression on them than the homosexual lobby does.