Saturday, April 22, 2006

Legalized Gay Marriage Brings Reprecussions

The state of Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriages, and remains so today. The ones opposed are now feeling the effects of this decision, but have no sayso in what goes on in their public schools.

An elementary school teacher from a Lexington school read the book, King & King, to her second grade class. This is a book in which a prince is hunting for a bride, only to choose another prince. At the end of the story, they share a kiss. And, this has some parents up in arms about this. One parent said the children are being indoctrinated to make gay marriage a norm, even when it is not something they support.

The families against this being taught in the schools have lost out. The Superintendent of schools in Lexington says they are committed to teaching all students, and this is a way to 'teach them diversity'.

"We couldn't run a public school system if every parent who feels some topic is objectionable to them for moral or religious reasons decides their child should be removed," Lexington Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash told The Boston Globe. "Lexington is committed to teaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal."

Kris Mineau, president of the conservative Massachusetts Family Institute, says, if you have children, this same-sex marriage immediately affects you. And, this should be a wake up call to all those who are indifferent. He believes Lexington school officials have an agenda and he feels this is to indoctrinate the students into homosexuality and same-sex marriages.

One conservative Massachusetts organization, the Parents Right Coalition, is fighting for a state bill that would allow parents to opt their children out of discussions over homosexuality.

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Kevin W. said...

Such an event is hardly linked to the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts. This could happen anywhere, whether gay marriage is legal or not.

Barbara said...

Kevin, I understand this might happen in other places, but it is less likely where same-sex marriages are not legalized.. But, the thing here is - Massachusetts has legalized gay marriage, and the teachers have now been given the right to use this forum to push the agenda of same-sex marriages and homosexuality - to small children.

Suricou Raven said...

Teacher, teacher, do what you can
To teach your children all the knowledge of man,
Teach them how to think and how to survive
A world that eats the soul and body alive.
Teacher, teacher, you know what they face,
A sea of bigotry for age, sex, or race,
Or any other cause that's useful this year.
Try to warn the children while they're still safe in here.

Teacher, teacher, the hole waits outside,
To turn your children into tools for his pride.
He's always scratchin' for a way to come in.
Here comes a pressure group, he's tryin' again.
Teacher, teacher, you know you're alone.
You're boss won't save your skin; he's saving his own.
Nor will the parents help; they'll only condemn.
They want their children taught to be just like them.

Here comes the beaurocrat with fifty more rules
To tie your hands and take more bread from the schools.
Here comes the preacher tryin' hard to get in.
He wants all children taught his pet brand of sin.
Here comes the government with plenty to say.
It wants your children taught to serve and obey.
Here comes the school board, and that's worst of all,
They want the teachers taught to cave in and fall.

Teacher, teacher, you know what you'll find.
They want their thumbprints stamped on everyone's mind.
The kids suspect it and resent it like hell,
And all too often they'll suspect you as well.
Teacher, teacher, tell me how can you teach
When all the grownups only want you to preach?
How can you teach the kids to think for themselves
With all the censors stealing books off of shelves?
(musical interlude)

Teacher guarding the dwindling flame,
How many of your kids have beaten the game?
The wind is rising and the night's falling fast.
Will you run, save yourself, or fight to the last

- Leslie Fish. Song available on your prefered P2P network.

WomanHonorThyself said...

That is just unreal Barbara...I would say 'shocking' but little shocks me anymore...good post!

Barbara said...

Yes, it's a sad situation. I never thought our country would go as far as it has gone.