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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I thought it was about tolerance?

Just a few nights ago I saw a TV add from the homosexual community featuring very young children (8 or 9?) talking about teaching the lifestyle in schools under the guise of "Tolerance and anti bullying".

Tennessee already has anti bullying legislation. In fact I co sponsored it in the house 3 or so years ago when it first passed. This has nothing to do with tolerance.

The homosexual groups will say when they want to teach homosexuality to 6 and 7 year old children that it is all about tolerance as the avenue to get in the door. It is really about glorifying and accepting the lifestyle to young impressionable minds.


  1. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this bill continue to allow the already existing discussion of homosexuality in 9th grade - 12th grade? So, what are Hume Fogg HS students being made to accept that they aren't already and further, would continue to even if the bill passes?

    How much more has to now be "accepted" (vs. their old word "tolerated")?

  2. "Just an average guy....With a real cool job."

    Stacey, you do have a cool job. And this job should entail protecting everyone's human rights regardless of your moral standpoints.

    I appreciate the fact that you believe you are fighting for what is right. And while I doubt that this comment will have any impact on your views, I would simply ask where your stance on homosexuality originates from.

    When I talk to my students about stereotypes and prejudice, I compare them to a small beast that gets bigger and bigger the more ignorance it is fed.

    I believe that you are free to your opinions, no matter how much I might disagree with them. However as an elected official of the American government - a country that endeavors to stand for human rights and human dignity - shouldn't respect for all citizens be a part of your mandate?


  3. Our kids can't read, write or add 2 + 2, they are slovenly and obese, but we need to teach them tolerance and a deeper understanding of homoism....Duh

  4. When are you gonna get it? Its not a "lifestyle" and there is no "agenda". BORN THIS WAY.

  5. Pastor Dak, M.Div. Pastor/ChaplainMay 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    It always makes me very sad when I hear of the faux Christians spitting out venom against any of God's children, especially by the likes of people like Ms. righthearted. What you do not seem to understand is that the heterosexual "way" is touted 24/7 just by your majority presence. There is no gay agenda, there are no "special" rights. There is a great yearning and cry for EQUAL rights. In the plus column there are never-ending support systems for the GLBT population, especially by the straight community and mainline churches. More of this will be forth-coming in the near future. Try as you might, the American christian Taliban will lose this fight, and will lose it badly. As Chadly Brown said, most radical religious righwingers seem to have a banner of hatred and bigotry following them. This is not a good sign for any Christian to follow. Blessings and Peace!
    Pastor Dak, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain

  6. Dak, your ad hominem and appeal to authority would come across so much more genuine if you weren't copying and pasting your comment from other blogs.

  7. I can't believe you are actually trying to pass a bill that prohibits discussing gays. THEY EXIST, whether or not you like it. Children should be told about EVERYTHING in their world so it is not a shock or worse. If a child is PREPARED for every eventuality, they are better able to deal with it. What a moron!

  8. A wise man has said recently that "tolerance" is the LAST VIRTUE. What happened to other virtues? They are now touted as "rights" by those who don't know they're being deceived by the devil. (As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.) The "thought life" is key! Where do you allow your mind to wander? There are so many factors involved in the discussion of homosexuality not the least of which is that it is a sin against God, the Creator; and it is a sin against another person who is equally deceived or preyed upon. I know; I grew up in a household that never taught us how to behave nor why we should behave. Love must be our motivation in this discussion. Love is defined in I Corinthians 13. This passage was instrumental in my healing from abortion, which is equally as abominable before the Living God.

  9. Obviously the bill affects these young people, so it makes perfect sense to me to get them involved. Promoting tolerance can't start at age 14 if the message is going to have any weight. If young people think their teachers are oblivious to the very existence of LGBT people (which is what this bill does) until they get to high school, then anything the teachers say after that is going to have less credibility, and those young people will already be more set in their ways about the subject than they were at age 10. Just like ethnic and religious intolerance, the sooner you start combating it among young people, the more likely you are to be successful. This is definitely about tolerance.

  10. I'm 23 years old. I was told what gay was at 5 years old. The only difference he has made in my life is that I was able to accept that my uncle had a boy friend and he was a great person, he boy friend was really funny, and that there was nothing wrong with it. Kids at a younger age will accept things as normal at a younger age and thus will become more tolerant about the whole thing. I feel they should teach them about it in the lower grades. When I was 9 years old the worst thing the kids could call each other was "GAY" and that is what you are allowing to happen by not teaching them the proper meaning of the word or the proper respect and acceptance this world needs. It wouldn't be acceptable for a kid to call another kid the "N" word would it? No it would not! We teach them at a young age about other cultures and races so then why not teach them about other lifestyles. Its not a choice someone has to be gay its how that are born. It also has nothing to do with Religion because in this country we have the freedom of Religion. We are all equal in life so why not try to make it so the next generation can be better then what we have to go through now? Think about this the next time the subject comes up, How would you feel if being "Straight" made you different and it wasn't accepted and "GAY" was the normal lifestyle, wouldn't you then want to be treated equal and have the same right and have the kids be told about your lifestyle so they would accept you? I hope you will truly think about what I had to say and that it will help you to understand how it won't hurt anything.

    William Jones

  11. Wow, you can't discuss LGBT issues, but you can teach magic stories like the one that says that Earth was created 6K years ago despite all evidence to the contrary?.

    No wonder the US is going downhill with people like you at the helm. At this rate, we'll have to learn Chinese in 20 years. Even they have a more open mind.


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