Tennessee politics behind the scenes
I think you are not really understanding the problem. No one is saying schools should teach homosexuality (as in have classes on homosexuality and teach children how to perform homosexual acts). What people are saying is that you cannot erase any mention of homosexuality if you want to teach subjects like history or english effectively. You don't have to be teaching homosexuality in order to simply mention it within the context of relevant discussion about a class topic. How could one teach US History students about the LGBT rights movement without discussing homosexuality? How could one teach about civil rights and liberties in the government classes without mentioning homosexuality? Questions regarding it do tend to come up on AP tests, so it cannot be ignored.By the same token, you also cannot teach history or english effectively without any mention of Christianity (or many other religions). How could you teach any William Faulkner book without mentioning Christianity?The problem people have with your bill is that it doesn't help anyone in any way and only severely hampers efforts to teach classes. Nearly all textbooks in history and civics classes mention homosexuality in some context. How are you going to have teachers comply with your bill if they cannot find teaching material which complies with it?
Someone's sexuality is not relavant to any discussion with a 7 year old. Why the desire to talk about anyone's sexuality with little children? I am not even going to justify the argue met on civil rights because every group could say the same thing about their "civil rights" who is next the "poor oppressed bigamists or NAMBLA"? Possibly those who can not tie the knot with their adult children. Are they your next group that is "oppressed"
Should we teach little children about that and their significance in history?
Your outrageous (and tired) attempts to link NAMBLA and the LGBT community are unacceptable! Do we need to point out that statistics show the VAST majority of child predators are straight, religious, men? Should we link EVERY straight male to pedophilia? Way to sink to a new low, Stacey. What a disappointment! Do you not have ANY internal filter that says to you, "before I write this down, maybe I should reconsider"? APOLOGIZE NOW!!!
“Most people don’t care about the Christian community ... quit trying to ram it down everybody’s throats ... quit pushing it on everyone ... leave us alone.”Yeah, its not very nice when the shoe is on the other foot huh?
I'm sorry, can you show me where in public schools we teach about the bible or Jesus?
So, you've never seen a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting take place in a public elementary or high school? You've never heard a prayer offered before a sports event or graduation commencement? You've never heard of a school performing a Christmas play--singing Christmas carols? You've never seen a teacher wear a necklace with a cross? You've never heard about a history teacher discuss the impact of Christianity (or lack thereof) on the founding fathers of our country?
How about states like Arizona where they are trying to teach Christian creationism next to evolution?
I'm sorry, but I have to call bull on this, Senator. In 8th grade, a whole semester of my PUBLIC SCHOOL English class was devoted to reading a book called "The Bible As/In Literature". I learned about the theological History of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Ramadan when I was in public school in the 2nd grade. Religion is absolutely discussed in our schools, and from a very young age.
Ecch. Keep your Christian hatred to yourself, if you don't mind, Senator.
I will talk about what I wish on my private time. I suggest you do the same.
so, am i to understand you think that we should NOT separate church and state by your statement "teaching little children about jesus/the bible in grade school dehumanizes christians" so, what denomination and interpretation do you propose teaching in schools - Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist - what about the Agnostics? if you believe that you can truly talk about what you wish on your private time in such a public forum, i would hope you remember that you are a public SERVANT, and that what you discuss privately in a public forum is not so private. have you considered journaling - much more private!
Hey Stacey, it's me Jenny on the 'Stone Mel. I am with you 110% percent! You know how the Bible says that in the end times the Christians will be hated? Well, that time is NOT coming. It is HERE, right now. I've posted some stuff on Yahoo on being gay being wrong and man, they attack. I will vote for you anytime you are on the ballot. You know I will. Oh well, let them say whatever they want. They can't change the facts, you know? Calling us bigots and haters and whatever else won't make it any less wrong to God. I am glad to know you and call you friend, friend. :-) Stay strong.
The homosexual bullies are at it again! Thank you Senator Campfield for sticking up for us and our Christian values.This time they're sticking their gay necks between good straight people's hands as these innocent individuals are merely trying to squeeze them together.http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/police-warn-nyc-after-three-gay-men-strangled-death130213
I like how you didn't post my comment even though it complies with your "rules"... The only reason I can think of is that it provides proof that nullifies your statements.
Little children should, in no way, be forced to deal with more sexuality (the media saturates us all with it)...nor should they have to deal with sexual disorders....and we wonder why our nation is in serious trouble?KM
Yes, sexuality, and especially homosexuality is at the root of all of our nation's problems. It has nothing to do with this useless war, or the debt Bush got us into, or the cornucopia of psychos shooting up schools and movie theaters and courthouses. I'm sorry, do you people ever listen to yourselves?
Although I disagree with MOST every bill you propose, I believe you are a very clever and artful person. You are often underestimated by my peers.
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