AWR Hawkins


On July 12 California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48): a law which forces California schools to use textbooks and curriculum that acquaint public school students of all ages with the “historical contributions” of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons.

Ironically, the act is called “FAIR,” although there’s a stipulation in the law that parents can’t exempt their children from LGBT lessons in the classroom when the historical contributions of “men-who-want-to-be-women” is addressed.

Hmmm, doesn’t seem very fair to me.

In response, Summit Ministries and the Family Research Council (FRC) are pushing to have this act moved to a ballot initiative so that all Californians have a say in whether it becomes law rather than just a handful of disgustingly liberal politicians. As a result, both Summit and the FRC are being maligned as “anti-gay” and accused of using “misinformation and misdirection,” for seeking to give the people of California some say in this matter.

As a matter of fact, both Summit and the FRC are actually being portrayed as standing in the way of what leftists are calling “the LGBT civil rights movement.”

When will black people, and the children of black people, who really fought for civil rights in the 1950s stand up and tell today’s activists to quit hijacking the phrase “civil rights movement”?

By the way, where is the Rev. Jesse Jackson and why doesn’t he see this as an attack on the very movement he watched Martin Luther King Jr. lead in the 1960s? Why is he silent while a group solely defined by the type of sexuality they choose to practice perverts the cause for which MLK marched in Selma?

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson sees this attempt for what it is and in no uncertain terms has said it is “offensive” because the civil rights movement was “not about sex.”

So let’s be clear about something folks: The LGBT movement is not fighting for civil rights but for special rights, just as homosexuals seeking the “right to marry” are not fighting for equal rights but for special rights. And allowing them to hijack the lexicon and co-op the civil rights movement is a travesty.

AWR Hawkins

AWR Hawkins is weekly contributor to Andrew Breitbart’s “BIG” sites, a columnist for Pajamas Media, and a contributor to He holds a PhD in US military history from Texas Tech University.