Arnold Schwarzenegger ain’t making friends among California’s religious conservatives. A number of right wing blow hards are “appalled” that the Governor signed SB-77, which protects students against anti-discrimination. Says Capitol Resource Institute executive director Karen England,
We are shocked and appalled that the governor has blatantly attacked traditional family values in California. With this decision, Governor Schwarzenegger has told parents that their values are irrelevant. Many parents will have no choice but to pull their children out of the public schools that have now become sexualized indoctrination centers.
In an effort to withhold protections from all children – gay or straight – the Sacramento-based Capitol Resource Family Impact filed a referendum pushing for a legislative reversal. California Catholic Daily reports:
[The group] announced yesterday that it has filed a referendum with the state attorney general’s office. Capitol Resource Family Impact will have little over 90 days to collect the required number of signatures to qualify the referendum for the ballot once the attorney general provides a summary and title for the measure to be presented to California voters in petitions.
So, these “family values” voters would rather have their children taunted by homophobic bullies than stretch their political imaginations? What’s wrong with this picture?