Officials at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Ill., have ordered their 14-year-old freshman class into a “gay” indoctrination seminar, after having them sign a confidentiality agreement promising not to tell their parents.
Excuse me? Beyond the fact that it’s not the school’s place to “indoctrinate anyone, this defies what parents want their children to do, which is BE HONEST.
In what CWA called a “shocking and brazen act of government abuse of parental rights,” the school’s officials required the 14-year-olds to attend a “Gay Straight Alliance Network” panel discussion led by “gay” and “lesbian” upperclassmen during a “freshman advisory” class which “secretively featured inappropriate discussions of a sexual nature in promotion of high-risk homosexual behaviors.”
The liberties that schools are taking, and denying to parents is a complete violation of the trust we put in our schools. It should be up to the parents whether or not they want their kids exposed to this sort of “education”, NOT the schools.
The situation, according to district Supt. George Fornero, was partly “a mistake.”
He told CWA, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, that requiring children to sign the confidentiality agreement wasn’t right and the district would be honest with parents in the future about such seminars. But CWA noted that even after the district was caught, parents still were being told they were not welcome to be at the “freshman advisory” and they were not allowed to have access to materials used in compiling the activist curriculum.
Parents use to pay schools directly to educate their children. They got a say in what was taught beyond the basics. Perhaps it time to return to that form of education? Remove the power from the teachers and administrators and give it back to the parents.
David and Tonia Parker and Joseph and Robin Wirthlin, who have children of school age in Lexington, Mass., brought the lawsuit. They alleged district officials and staff at Estabrook Elementary School violated state law and civil rights by indoctrinating their children about a lifestyle they, as Christians, teach is immoral.
“Wolf’s ruling is every parent’s nightmare. It goes to extraordinary lengths to legitimize and reinforce the ‘right’ (and even the duty) of schools to normalize homosexual behavior to even the youngest of children,” said a statement from the pro-family group Mass Resistance.
There is nothing “normal” about a homosexual lifestyle (sorry Jayce). Pushing it on young kids is just wrong. We shouldn’t penalize anyone who is different, but we do not have to accept it as “normal”.
“Under the Constitution public schools are entitled to teach anything that is reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy,” the judge wrote. “Diversity is a hallmark of our nation. It is increasingly evident that our diversity includes differences in sexual orientation.”
Where in the constitution does it say anything about public schools? Diversity is actually destroying our country from within. We are individuals, yet we are also a nation that should be coming together as one, not splitting into separate groups. That whole “united we stand, divided we fall” thing is quite accurate.
And, he said, since history “includes instances of … official discrimination against gays and lesbians … it is reasonable for public educators to teach elementary school students … different sexual orientations.”
Is he comparing the parents who object to Nazi Germany?
If they disagree, “the Parkers and Wirthlins may send their children to a private school …[or] may also educate their children at home,” the judge said.
And still pay taxes to support public schools? Doesn’t seem quite right, does it.