Texas State Board of Education member from Dallas says he’s gay

Nov 19, 2011 by

Austin Bureau

tstutz@dallasnews.com

Published: 18 November 2011 10:42 PM

 

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20111118-state-board-of-education-member-from-dallas-says-hes-gay.ece?action=reregister

 

Excerpts from this Dallas Morning News article:

 

AUSTIN — State Board of Education member George Clayton of Dallas, trying to defuse a whisper campaign about his sexual orientation, has acknowledged in an email that he is gay.

 

Clayton, R-Richardson, is an academic coordinator at North Dallas High School who upset a longtime incumbent in the GOP primary last year to capture the District 12 seat on the state board. Although Clayton just took office in January, he must stand for re-election next year because of the recent redrawing of boundaries for the board’s 15 positions…

 

“To avoid the tyranny of misinformation and innuendo in this political race, I wish to say that I, in fact, do have a male partner who lives with me in my home in Richardson, Texas,” Clayton wrote in an email sent to media organizations.

 

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11.20.11 — Comments from Donna Garner –

 

Dan Quinn is the homosexual communications director for Texas Freedom Network (TFN). His 11.17.11 article (http://tfninsider.org/2011/11/17/take-a-stand-against-political-trash-tactics/#more-15395 ) is meant to bully conservatives such as myself into silence.

 

Quinn stated:

 

We encourage TFN Insider readers to let us know when you see candidates or their allies using anti-gay, sexist or racist rhetoric and tactics to smear opponents during next year’s elections. And we’ll be clear now: if someone promotes this kind of political trash, whether through a whispering campaign or more openly, we will call you out. You will have to defend publicly your use of smears and appeals to bigotry.

 

 

By all means, let me save Dan Quinn and TFN the trouble of “calling me out.” They do not need to call me out because I want them to see what I have written. Laying out the well-documented medical facts is not called participating in “hate crimes.” In fact, allowing people to continue to kill themselves out of ignorance is a “hate crime.”

 

Here is what I sent to George Clayton, to many media outlets, and to concerned citizens on 11.15.11. As expected, the politically correct news media has refused to publish my statement because they do not want the public to know the medical statistics coming from the Centers for Disease Control: “The percentage of diagnosed HIV infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact was even larger (85%) among males aged 13 to 24 years.”

 

Ages “13 to 24 years” includes our school children, and we do not want them to be pressured or misled into adopting the homosexual lifestyle that involves terribly unhealthy lifestyle activities and in many cases, early death.

 

 

11.15.11 – E-mail from Donna Garner sent to news outlets and the public —

 

George M. Clayton, Member of the Texas State Board of Education, stated on Nov. 7, 2011, “… I wish to say that I, in fact, do have a male partner who lives with me in my home in Richardson, Texas… All of us can now move on with discussions concerning education instead of being overly occupied with my personal life.”

 

Unfortunately, I had decided to recommend to the voters in the Dallas/Collin County area that they should vote for George Clayton in the 2012 SBOE election. However, I cannot now endorse Clayton. My concern with George Clayton, SBOE member, is that he has publicly stated he has a “male partner” with whom he lives. Since he did not say that this gentleman is merely a roommate who shares the price of the home, the inference is that George Clayton has outed himself as a homosexual.

 

If this indeed is the case, then we as voters must be concerned about re-electing George Clayton to the SBOE since the Board will soon begin the process of writing and adopting Health curriculum requirements for all Texas public school students.

 

As stated by the Centers for Disease Control — ( http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/slides/msm/index.htm )

 

 

From 2005-2008, an estimated total of 161,795 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV infection in the 37 states and 5 U.S. dependent areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting since at least January 2005.

 

Most (74%) diagnoses of HIV infection in adults and adolescents were in males.

 

Among males diagnosed with HIV infection from 2005-2008, 70% were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact.

 

The percentage of diagnosed HIV infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact was even larger (85%) among males aged 13 to 24 years.

 

During 2008, male-to-male sexual contact was the most frequently reported transmission category—accounting for 54% of all diagnoses of HIV infection that year.

 

It is with deep regret that I cannot endorse George Clayton for re-election to the SBOE because I am unable to put my trust in him to include in the Health TEKS the facts that indicate how very dangerous homosexual activities can be to the health and well being of our Texas students. The public schools of our state should teach students to make healthy lifestyle choices, and we must elect SBOE members who will support that principle.

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

 

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“Who and What Is Texas Freedom Network?”

by Donna Garner

11.20.11

 

Please take a look at the organizations that support Texas Freedom Network, and this should tell you everything you need to know about TFN’s true intent:

 

Planned Parenthood; the Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the U. S.); the ACLU Texas; Alliance for Clean Texas; People for the American Way; Center for Public Policy Priorities; Equality Texas; NARAL Pro-Choice; Sierra Club; Freedom From Religion Foundation; Stand Down Texas; Texas Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates (TAPPA); Texas Impact; The Texas Observer; MECha (who wants to eliminate the border with Mexico entirely and honor Mexican revolutionary war hero Ernesto Zapata and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara); the Center for Inquiry (CFI) who fought to make the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.

 

Tex. Rep. Donna Howard was a long-time member of the Board of Directors for Texas Freedom Network. Howard has been ranked as the most liberal person in the entire Texas Legislature, receiving a rating of 9% (Young Conservatives of Texas) and a 4% (Texas Eagle Forum).

 

Do we want Texas Freedom Network to influence Texas’ education standards, textbooks, and curriculum?

Let’s consider the answer to that question:

Dan Quinn is the Communications Director for Texas Freedom Network (TFN). Dan “outed” himself in an article in the Austin American-Statesman (6.3.01 — http://www.statesman.com/specialreports/content/specialreports/gaysurvey/3gaysurvey.html ).

 

Cecile Richards founded Texas Freedom Network in 1995. She is now the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. When Cecile left for Washington, D. C., Samantha Smoot took Cecile’s place.

 

When Samantha left for Washington, D. C. in 2005, she went to work for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest homosexual organization in the country.

 

Another far, leftwing organization has recently been added to the TFN alliance: MEChA.

 

Now we have Texas Freedom Network, Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign (largest homosexual organization in the country), and MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) all speaking as one voice.

 

On 3.25.10, The Daily Texan reported:

A UT-based group called Save Our History, an alliance between University Democrats, a Chicano civil rights group called MEChA and the Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit that works to combat the radical right voice in education, staged a march and press conference on March 10. Garrett Mize, a member of the Texas Freedom Network and the coalition, said the group plans to continue its activism and hopes to expand its membership in preparation for the May meetings.

 

MEChA wants to eliminate the border with Mexico entirely. They honor Mexican revolutionary war hero Ernesto Zapata and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

 

MEChA has held rallies to pressure the University of Texas not to celebrate Texas Independence Day on campus, and they advocate for “La Reconquista” or the retaking of the Southwestern states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah) to form an independent nation called “Aztlan.”

What parent in his right mind would want the TFN alliance to have any influence whatsover over what Texas’ impressionable and vulnerable public school students are taught?

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