Harvey Milk Day In California-Truth!
Harvey Milk Day in California-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:An eRumor that asks readers to call the office of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger requesting that he veto a bill passed by the California Assembly to proclaim Harvey Milk Day. This bill, AB2567, will set aside May 22nd as a special day to celebrate the life of homosexual politician Harvey Milk in the public schools.
The text of this eRumor is from an email alert sent by Randy Thomasson of The Campaign for Children and Families, a watchdog group in California. The Truth:
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in a major city and actively worked in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights movement. Milk, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, was killed by a former San Francisco Supervisor, Daniel James White, in 1978. White's defense attorneys argued that the defendant had been depressed by his consuming a large quantity of junk food which later became known as the "Twinkie Defense." White was sentenced to 7 years and 8 months for voluntary manslaughter.
In September, 2008, a spokesperson for the Governor's office told TruthorFiction.com this bill was currently in the California legislature and the Governor had not stated his position on AB2567. The spokesperson also stated that Governor Schwarzenegger' s number one concern was the California budget that, according to the California constitution, should have been submitted on June 15, 2008 and he had told the legislature that he would veto any bill that came across his desk that what was not related to the budget.
Thomasson stated on his website that "Governor Schwarzenegger should say no to this very inappropriate bill, which has nothing to do with academic excellence.”
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
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Please call and make your vote to VETO AB 2567. It takes only a couple seconds of your time on this very important issue.
AB 2567 has passed the California Assembly and the Senate and is awaiting Governor Schwarzenegger’ s signature or veto. This bill will set aside May 22Nd as a special day to celebrate the life of homosexual politician Harvey Milk in the public schools. Harvey Milk will be honored in the same manner as our Founding Fathers and Martin Luther King, although the only thing he is actually known for is being proud be be a homosexual! If you haven’t heard about this bill it is because the liberal media is downplaying this bill so that it will pass.
PLEASE CALL GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER AND MAKE YOU VOICE HEARD.
The Number to call is : 1 916-445-2841
Please forward this to as many people as possible.
Legislature Passes Bill for ‘Gay Day’ Celebrations in California Public Schools By Peter J. Smith
August 8, 2008, SACRAMENTO (LifeSiteNews. com) – California public schools soon will be planning ‘gay day’ celebrations every May 22 unless Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes the legislation. Thursday the California Assembly approved AB 2567, which designates May 22 as ‘Harvey Milk Day.’ The 43 to 26 vote occurred on party lines with Democrats for, Republicans against. Earlier this week, AB 2567 passed the California State Senate on another party line vote 22-13 – Democrats for, Republicans against. The bill will require all public schools to ‘conduct suitable
commemorative exercises’ in commemoration of the anti-religious, homosexualist agenda of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. According to a Senate analysis of the bill, ‘This bill requires the Governor to proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day.The designation of a day of significance triggers statutory encouragement for public schools to observe and conduct commemorative exercises suitable to the day.’ ‘This bad bill will teach impressionable schoolchildren the anti-religious, homosexual-bisexual -transsexual agenda of Harvey Milk,’ warned Randy Thomasson, President of Campaign for Children and Families.
‘If signed into law, AB 2567 will mean an official day commemorating homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality in California government schools.This will harm children as young as children as young as kindergarten. ‘ ‘The Democrats are so cocky, they have no qualms about pushing sexual indoctrination upon children in an election year.
For the love of God, parents and their children, we implore Governor Schwarzenegger to veto AB 2567′ Thomasson said.