Pastor Brad Cranston said it’s important to recognize the issues is first and foremost a parental rights issue.
“And the issue being discussed, LGBT lifestyle, is a controversial issue,” Cranston said. “Not everybody in this state, myself included, believes that there is nothing wrong with these lifestyles.”
His biblical worldview tells him there is something “very definitely wrong” with the lifestyle.
“The parent who is responsible for a child has every right to know exactly what the public school is teaching their kids,” Cranston said.
He took exception to the idea that discussing any person from history married to anyone would trigger the bill.
“Nobody in this state is objecting to our kids being taught that somebody is a man or somebody is a married heterosexual,” Cranston said. “That’s not the issue. That’s not a controversial issue. The controversial issue is LGBTQ and how those things are being taught.”
Cranston said historians have revised Harvey Milk’s life. Milk, he said, supported the entire homosexual, bisexual cross-dressing agenda. He added that Milk refused to acknowledge STDs were spread by that behavior. He also said Milk was a sexual predator of teen boys. Milk also advocated having multiple sex relationships at the same time and promoted lying to get ahead.
“This was Mr. Milk’s legacy,” Cranston said. “Parents have the right to know when it comes to controversial issues what their children are being taught in the schools they are paying for with their tax dollars.”
Finally, Cranston took exception to Baker’s comparison of African Americans and homosexuals.
“That is a completely different issue,” he said. “Nobody is suggesting that we do not appreciate and honor African Americans. To connect these two issues is a constant way that the folks on the other side of the aisle try to make this all normal and sound all fine and good. It is not the same. It’s very, very different.”