Conservatives across America resist efforts in public schools to promote tolerance of the gay lifestyle.

A governor’s commission in Massachusetts is advancing a broad new program to encourage acceptance of homosexuality among public-school students in the state.

The National Education Association is training teachers how to offer “equal opportunities” to gay and lesbian students.

Lesbian couples are reading politically charged children’s books to San Francisco kindergartners during story time.

In fact, around the United States, homosexual activists—seasoned by their political successes over AIDS, abetted by the educational and social-work establishments, and strengthened by the support of the Clinton administration—are pushing harder than ever for schools to promote their sexual orientation as being on the same moral plane with heterosexuality.

Defining tolerance

Moral conservatives have been encouraged by the outcome of the highly publicized, dramatic battle in Queens, New York. Parents and a persistent local school board in the New York City borough earlier this year stymied a curriculum proposal to teach first-graders that homosexuality is normal and acceptable. Their protests also contributed to the ouster of New York City Schools Chancellor Joseph Fernandez, a supporter of homosexual activists who had tried to force the Queens board to adopt the Children of the Rainbow curriculum.

But as the Queens controversy unfolds, homosexuals elsewhere have been advancing their cause in other local and state jurisdictions. Wrapping themselves in popular ideas about mutual tolerance, homosexual activists are widening the sex-education door that schools originally opened largely because of the dangers of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS:

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