A pro-family group in California is calling on parents of public school students to protest events for "Harvey Milk Day," which honors the slain gay rights activist.
Harvey Milk, the nation's first openly gay man to be elected to public office, was gunned down in 1978 along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone.
"Save California" has launched a campaign to counter the celebration that often occurs the week before or after May 22, Milk's birthday.
Randy Thomasson, president of Save California, to talk more about his group's campaign on the CBN News Channel's Morning News, May 24.
The group says a state law signed in 2009 encourages all public schools to teach children as young as 5 years old about Harvey Milk through "suitable commemorative exercises."
"It's up to teachers and schools to decide every May whether kids will perform pro-Milk exercises," the Save California website warns. "There is no parental permission or notification."
In a Youtube video, Save California highlights a series of accusations against Milk, including that he was a child predator and supporter of homosexual polygamy.
"Is this what you're sending your children to public school to admire?" the group asks.
On this year's "Harvey Milk Day," a call center under his name was opened for a nonprofit group that reaches out to homosexual youth.
Save California includes on its website a list of ways for concerned parents to stand against Harvey Milk teachings in California schools.