Saturday, July 31, 2010

County funding for a ministry

San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn (last seen in these pages urging county employees to gather for a prayer session) has been allocating county money to raise funds for a Christian-themed educational group.  This year the county has provided $20,000 to fund Life Perspective's Oct. 30 fund-raising walk through San Diego.  That walk raises over $100,000, or almost half of the group's annual budget.  The county also have this group $30,000 in 2008 and 2009.  But what is "Life Perspective"?  Their 2010 website gives only vague assurances that they teach decision making skills.  But what they do is create religious-based curricula for religious academies and home schoolers.  As their 2009 web site announced:
Whole Life Curriculum fills this need: teaching students to understand how to relate to others and keeping God and God’s love at the center of those relationships - with family, with friends, with themselves.
The curriculum, which starts at kindergarten, teaches about subjects such as abortion, euthanasia, gay rights etc, from the religious perspective, complete with scriptural passages.  To defend its funding, the group has been trying to obscure their purpose (including the elimination of religious references from their current website), but their goals are clear.  Have a look at the text and video in the last link.  If you live in San Diego county, you're paying for it.

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