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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Don't teach gay" bill passes senate ed

The bill saying parents, not teachers, should be the one deciding what and when a child (Pre k - 8) is prepared to learn about homosexuality passed the full senate education committee today.

7 years in the making and it finally gets out of the first subcommittee or full committee.

There was some twists and turns but in the end it came out in a very acceptable form.

15 comments:

  1. It will be interesting if the ruling regime in the other chamber will let it out.

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  2. Hey, Stacey. Will Haslam's commissioners who just got the massive pay raises also get the proposed 1.6 percent pay raise Haslam has proposed? I think they will.

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  3. So it's $1000 to debate you now? Guess I should be glad I got the chance for free back in the day, eh? Movin' on up seems to have its perks!

    Seriously:

    I don't agree with a good 70-80% of the things you do, but you're kinda like Lambert - the kind one can agree to disagree with over a beer, provided one can get past the personality quirks. (Easy for me; I've been around lots of New Yawkers.)

    But I've never known you to be the type to charge money to debate someone. Can't be because of fear - you've certainly not been afraid to speak on the topic before - so... what, just don't like the guy that challenged you?

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  4. I am not going to fly to Texas or wherever (He has no location set up as of yet) pay for a hotel, meals, rental car, etc. out of my own pocket.

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  5. I don't blame you concerning expenses. The $1k crack was about the retainer.

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  6. The retainer was to make sure the expenses were covered.

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  7. Senator, if this bill passes, what are teachers supposed to do when third-grade bullies start calling a boy who doesn't like sports "faggot"? Or when a seventh-grade girl gets a crush on another girl, and wants to talk to her teacher about it? It's one thing to say that schools shouldn't indoctrinate children about sexuality; it's quite another to say that the subject can't ever be mentioned.

    Forbidding teachers from discussing homosexuality won't make it go away. This bill seems terribly misguided.

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  8. So I assume the use of the word "fag" is still kosher?

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  9. Senator, I wonder if you're aware that gay people actually exist? Bigoted legislation of this type, just as the now-repealed DADT law and opposition to same-sex marriage seems rooted in the misguided belief that homosexuality isn't something innate but, rather, a choice. The only people I've ever encountered who espouse that view are people so invested in hate and division that they ignore all scientific and sociological evidence definitively establishing that it's not a choice so as to advance their divisive, wholly un-Christ like agendas. Because "praying the gay away" doesn't work, you think it's appropriate to try and legislate the gay away? I think it's a shameful waste of the taxpayers' dollars for you to spend 7 years of your time in public office trying to push your regressive beliefs on others. I know of not a single gay person from anywhere on earth who believes that being gay is a choice. Rather, every gay person I've ever encountered has had no doubt whatsoever about it. I think it's disgusting and shameful that peddlers of ignorance and bigotry against gay people feel that gay people are so undeserving of rights and recognition that you want to outlaw even the discussion of their mere existence. We are all god's children. Who are you to decide to inject your ignorance and prejudice into the classroom by essentially gagging teachers from broaching the topic of the existence of gay people? It'd be nice if the regressive right would learn to accept reality - a reality that includes the existence of gay people.

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  10. One might wonder why a man named 'Stacey' is so personally fixated with the word 'gay' as to create a law for a non-existent problem. It's probably easier to concoct a bizarre and unnecessary bill like this instead of focusing on the more important issues.

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  11. This is outright discrimination against homosexual children who might be struggling, as well as children of homosexual parents. Do they have no voice Rep?

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  12. If this is a "non-existent problem" as claimed, doesn't that mean no authority is discussing homosexuality with students in the preK-8 public schools? If that is true, then those "struggling" students don't have a "voice" as it stands. Also, if that claim is true, Sen. Campfield's bill would make no changes to the status quo. Seems like a lot of protest over nothing doesn't it?

    We are all sinners, but we are not all God's children. If we were, it wouldn't be forbidden for those same school authorities to talk about Him in science class. Some men love the darkness rather than the light.

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