Thursday, January 26, 2012

In Minnesota: Parents Demand School to provide Ex-Gay Therapy


From the Twin Cities Daily Planet
A slew of conservative Christian parents — and even an orthodox rabbi — implored the Anoka-Hennepin School District to purge schools of any mention of homosexuality and demanded that teachers teach about the “ex-homosexual” movement and “gay-related immune deficiency.” One district member even assailed Dan Savage’s It Gets Better campaign as vulgar and accused the popular columnist of teaching children about “three-ways.” Several people testified using little more than versus from the Bible that are often used to demean and degrade the LGBT community.

The controversy in the district is over the sexual orientation curriculum policy also called the “neutrality policy” which says that LGBT issues are not to be discussed in the district’s schools. Six students are suing to eliminate the policy on the grounds that it makes for a hostile school environment and the district announced last month that they are considering scrapping the policy and replacing it with one that deals with “controversial topics” but doesn’t single out LGBT students and issues.
This is unbelievable!


Writer said...

Ah, GRID. Good times...

Stupid, fucking, fascist Christianist assholes.

truthspew said...

Ok, who mentioned GRID? That one is so wrong it's not funny.

Roger Poladopoulos said...

Ignorance, homophobia and xenophobia are alive and thrive even in these supposedly enlightened times. Thanks for posting this!

luciferosirisarnold said...

GOD, save me from your followers.

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