Sunday, September 13, 2009

Revolving Little Circle...Whoo Dizzy Already

Here's another jaw-dropping story

A lawsuit in California that was filed last month by angry parents who object to a gay-friendly curriculum they say is being foisted on kindergartners could well become a test case for schools around the country.

Parents in the Alameda Unified School District were refused the right to excuse their kids from classes that would teach all kids in the district's elementary schools about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alternative families.

The parents say they are concerned about "indoctrination" in the schools, but administrators say the course is needed to protect against sexual discrimination — and that the lessons are protected by laws in California and 10 other states.

Those states, which stretch from Washington to Maine, will now be eyeing the court results in California in a case that warring sides say pits parents' rights against a schools' responsibilities.

The contested California curriculum includes an annual 45-minute LGBT lesson taught to kids from kindergarten through the fifth grade. The kindergartners will focus on the harms of teasing, while the fifth graders will study sexual orientation stereotypes.

The move toward the new classes began two years ago, when teachers noticed that even kindergarten students were using derogatory words about sexuality, such as "f*g."

The FOX News Reporting unit was present at a debate in the school district in May when angry parents pushed back against the controversial lessons, capturing over 10 hours of heated dispute, which saw parents shouting back and forth across the aisle.

Some parents like Carrie Brash said the curriculum is necessary to combat bigotry that was already rearing its head among even young children, who were bullying her daughter in school.
Brash said her daughter had to endure taunting chants of "Lesbian, lesbian, your mom's a lesbian," from kids in school.

But other parents said the new curriculum ignores other kids who have been targeted for abuse.

"My child has been the product of bullying because she's black," said Dion Evans, who noted that students have "never viewed a single video in the classroom" that deals with racism.

But Evans said he wasn't expecting the district to take care of what he called a parent's duties in educating his daughter, as the school is "already (too) strapped for cash to incorporate these changes."

"I know how to successfully parent, educate, and instill value and self-worth in my child," he said.{source}

Wow, just wow. I mean, if we're having lessons on homosexuality (and beyond) why aren't we having lessons on not calling other people (straight people) names. (fatty etc.) I don't 100% agree with Mr. Evans because racism isn't really that big of deal until you make it a big deal.

Ya know, something in my gut tells me she might be getting bullied for other reasons than race. She could be mean or something, dunno? I get so tired of bringing race into everything! Race, race, race! They use that word like it's a noun. "you're racist." "You're racist." We're all racist, happy? (ha, not really)

And same with the homosexual crowd, if we don't agree with their agenda well, guess what, you're a homophobe. Really? Seriously? Geez. So, if they don't agree with the Christian agenda can't we call them Christian-phobes. Oops, sorry, religion is a dirty word to them, because we don't agree with their views, whoops we're homophobes. it's a little revolving circle.

Oh, well. Interesting...I guess


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