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Mass. House budget preparing to spend huge taxpayer money for homosexual programs in schools

Could add up to millions of dollars in FY2010 budget despite recession

POSTED: April 16, 2010

The radical homosexual groups targeting children in the public schools could get millions of taxpayer dollars this coming year -- even in this terrible economy -- unless it gets stopped.

Last year, after a tough battle, we were able to remove all earmarked funds in the state budget for homosexual programs in schools. This hadn't been done in nearly 20 years - since the state started giving them tax money.

That was quite a change. The previous year $850,000 of your money went to the Massachusetts Commission for Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth and other homosexual activist sources which directly target schoolchildren.

The battle starts all over again

Now the fight starts all over again. The first step was this week when the House Ways and Means Committee released its preliminary version of the 2011 state budget.  We were hoping this would be easier than last year, but it doesn't look that way.

Every year the homosexual lobby uses two areas to fund their activities in schools: an item in the Public Health Department budget, and an item in the Education budget. Usually they put in earmarked items mandating a specific amount, which made it relatively straightforward for us to target the item and the amount.

But this year they're taking a slicker approach. They are mandating that money be spent out of a big pot, but not being specific about the amount. This opens the door for literally millions of dollars to flow to homosexual programs in schools unless the item is taken completely out of the budget.

Here are the two budget items:

(1) Department of Public Health

As you can see, it requires money be spent but doesn't say how much of the total $4,058,264 will go to which item. It's very slick, and done purposefully.

Budget item 4513-1130:  (Link HERE)
For the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and treatment program; provided, that funds shall be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline for sexual abuse and domestic violence services for immigrants and refugees and statewide suicide and violence prevention outreach to gay and lesbian youth . . . $4,058,264

Notice that the phrase "statewide suicide and violence prevention outreach to gay and lesbian youth" is one of the terms they use for any homosexual program in the public schools. It's outrageous that no one in the Legislature ever actually looks to see what this really pays for. 

(2) Department of Education

This section is part of a big cluster of amendments for the bill put together by the Ways and Means Chairman, Rep. Charles Murphy (D-Burlington) which will be voted up or down by the House. This is scary because they usually just vote these clusters of amendments through in less than a minute without any debate, unless a member is vigilant and insists on discussion.

This is a particularly dangerous budget item because it gives money directly to the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth which has a sordid history targeting vulnerable children with hardcore homosexual programs and activities. This funding could end up being millions of dollars.

Budget item 7010-0005:   (Link HERE)
For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that no later than November 17, 2009, the department shall submit a progress report to the secretary of the executive office of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education on efforts by the department to further define and advance the strategic vision of the department, along with a detailed implementation plan for realizing that vision; provided further, that the department shall ensure that hearings and mediations are conducted by hearing officers and mediators who are regular state employees of an independent bureau of special education appeals and that said hearing officers and mediators shall perform only those functions which are consistent with their duties and responsibilities as impartial and knowledgeable special education hearing officers and mediators in compliance with 20 U.S.C. § 1415(e)-(f), and said bureau's hearing officers and mediators shall be initially the persons who, on April 15, 2009, were serving as hearing officers and mediators in the current bureau; and provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the commission on gay and lesbian youth established by section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, shall expend funds for programming to ensure public schools' compliance with the board of elementary and secondary education's recommendations, which take into account the commission's recommendations, for the support and safety of gay and lesbian students and the implementation of related suicide and violence prevention efforts and reduction of health disparities for GLBT youth. . . $14,902,873

With your help we are going to fight this even harder than last year, to get it stopped again. As you can imagine, the homosexual lobby will be twisting arms for all the taxpayer money they can get. But we're not going to back down.

What's the next step?

Sometime after next week the House will decide on the amendments and vote on the bill, which will become the official House version of the 2011 budget.

And there are several steps after that. After that, it goes to the Senate, which will create its own version. From there a conference committee will make a final version which goes to the Governor, who can veto parts of it, sending those parts back to the Legislature.

It must be fought every step of the way to be successfully stopped.

And we're doing more

We are also continuing our fight to pass the David Parker Parents Rights Opt-in Bill (H406) and the bill to disband the horrific Mass. Commission for GLBT Youth (H145). (Read about them HERE.)  These bills will virtually cripple the homosexual movement's ability to get to kids without parents' knowledge and permission. The battle's just beginning on those, too. It will be a rough few months coming up.

We'll keep you informed on what you can do.