Obama Admin Wants to Widen Government’s Gay Indoctrination

Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times

U.S. Department of Agriculture activists want to impose their intense brand of homosexual sensitivity training government-wide. If accepted by the Obama administration, that move could mean more sessions for military service members already undergoing gay-sensitivity indoctrination.

Critics fear additional gay-oriented training would be an unnecessary added burden for combat troops and encourage some to leave.

USDA officials have asked the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which oversees all federal worker policies, to impose its gay-awareness programs on all federal departments, according to an internal newsletter…

The push for the training is coming from Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack, former Democratic governor of Iowa. He has launched a department-wide “Cultural Transformation” that includes the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender [LGBT] Special Emphasis Program.”

The USDA’s senior training coordinator, Bill Scaggs, has developed a sensitivity program far more extensive than the Pentagon’s training for the anticipated lifting of the ban on open homosexuals in the ranks…

The Agriculture Department described its program in an internal newsletter, “My USDA: A Progress Report for Employees on USDA’s Cultural Transformation”…

The newsletter adds: “Future collaborations with OPM are planned, with the ultimate goal of having LGBT Special Emphasis Programs across the federal government”…

Mr. Scaggs‘ briefing for USDA employees is titled “Including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Diversity”…

One slide on gender identity states: “Individuals are conscious of [sexual identify] between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. Most people develop a gender identity that matches their biological sex. For some, gender identity is different from biological sex (transsexuals).”

On attempts to change someone from gay to straight, the briefing says: “Usually doesn’t work and may even be harmful. Can produce feelings of depression, hopelessness, shame and anxiety. Some people become suicidal”…

The briefing defines “heterosexism” as an ” ‘ism’ like sexism or racism where one is considered better than others.” It gives as examples the ban on gays serving openly in the military and laws that define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

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