U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-24-2011, 06:52 PM
 
3,064 posts, read 2,453,937 times
Reputation: 967

Advertisements

Some parents, who were not provided the opportunity to "opt-out" their children were very upset that their kids were forced to watch a play about homosexuality that included two men kissing on stage. This was part of an anti-bullying program in a Connecticut Public School. The principal apparently believes this lesson is more important than math.

"This is as important of a topic to discuss as anything in math, anything in social studies," Johnson said. "I'm completely glad that we did it."

"Members of Leadership Greater Hartford's Quest, a program for professionals that develops leadership skills, put forth "Zanna" as an anti-bullying community service project that helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth."

Hartford: Musical Stirs Debate At Hartford Public High School About Homosexuality - Courant.com



What gives a public school the right to try and change the beliefs or feelings of students? Anti-bullying programs should involve teaching students that they must refrain from bullying everyone, even kids they don't like; not trying to force them to like everyone or accept as right everyone else's behavior.

I don't think I've ever heard the social indoctrination purpose of the public schools so openly admitted to as by this principal, who is quoted proudly exclaiming his belief that this school program to get kids to accept homosexuality is as important as teaching them math.

Will we ever return to teaching academics in the public school?

I'd be ticked if I had a student in that school.

BTW, the kiss is described in the article as a "peck" but the accompanying photo shows it to involve a "bit more." I wouldn't want my child wasting their time watching homo or heterosexuals sexing it up in school.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-24-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
7,544 posts, read 7,813,320 times
Reputation: 2884
Kids need to get back to the basics of actually learning, not watching people engaging in public displays of affection regardless of their orientation. Our education system is so messed up.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 06:56 PM
 
23,837 posts, read 21,586,732 times
Reputation: 9398
Yes.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 06:59 PM
 
27,310 posts, read 14,631,533 times
Reputation: 12060
Yes it would bother me.

That and a whole lot of other reasons why my child is homeschooled.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:00 PM
 
10,092 posts, read 7,630,163 times
Reputation: 3409
These weren't 3rd graders--they were high school students. Do you think they don't know that gay people exist, or that it means boys kissing boys and girls kissing girls? I wouldn't approve of them watching anyone--gay or straight--have a make out session, but a brief kiss in a play is nothing. Get over it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:00 PM
 
20,644 posts, read 11,400,072 times
Reputation: 7920
A Play or a ploy for an agenda?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:02 PM
 
27,310 posts, read 14,631,533 times
Reputation: 12060
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesjuke View Post
A Play or a ploy for an agenda?
Depends on who you are asking.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:07 PM
 
15,921 posts, read 18,829,966 times
Reputation: 7666
Yes.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
44,255 posts, read 58,902,571 times
Reputation: 73675
I would be bothered if my kid was forced to watch anyone kissing in school.

It's SCHOOL. Get back to work!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:10 PM
 
3,064 posts, read 2,453,937 times
Reputation: 967
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluesjuke View Post
A Play or a ploy for an agenda?
From the link: ('nuff said? )

"...classmates who previously expressed homophobic remarks suddenly proclaiming that gay people should be accepted."

Hartford: Musical Stirs Debate At Hartford Public High School About Homosexuality - Courant.com

(Interesting to ponder just what the "homophobic" remark was that the student had made before seeing this ploy/play...maybe something like, "I believe that the act of homosexuality is wrong." ???)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top