A California legal group says it's inappropriate for a Los
Angeles high school to directly fund "gay marriage" and gay
The drama club at El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland
Hills is preparing for its production of "8" -- a dramatic reading
based on the Proposition 8 trial. It includes parts of the
transcript from the trial that overturned the measure, which
defined marriage solely between a man and a woman.
The California Family Council reports that a note
on the school's website shows that suggested donations for the play
will be given to the American Federation for Equal Rights. Dean
Broyles of The
National Center for Law and Policy (NCLP) says this is not a
subject on which schools should be focused.
"Public schools are not the place to
promote the radical GLBT agenda, including the redefinition of
marriage to include same-sex marriage," he contends. "Parents need
to be teaching their kids right and wrong, not the state. The
administration's decision demonstrates a radical agenda that
undermines parental rights and religious freedom. Public schools
need to teach the basics and must stop misappropriating our
taxpayer dollars, engaging and indoctrinating our children with
The Los Angeles Daily News reports that Sue
Freitag, director of the school's theatre program, says she felt it
was important to expose students to what she considers one of the
key civil rights issues of their time. But while the California
Family Council asserts that the production is biased, Freitag has
the full support of the school's administration. She says only one
parent has questioned the production so far.
"8" was written by Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for
penning the script for Milk, the film that depicts the
life of late homosexual politician Harvey Milk.