Skip to comments.'Anti-gay' students must keep quiet
Posted on 03/28/2005 10:27:13 PM PST by scripter
In its mandatory "diversity training" classes, a school district has instructed students who believe homosexual behavior is wrong to keep their opinions to themselves, prompting a federal lawsuit.
The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund filed a motion for preliminary injunction [PDF file] yesterday to immediately prohibit the Boyd County, Kentucky, Board of Education from restricting the free-speech rights of its students.
"We are filing this motion because students are being forbidden from expressing their own viewpoint on this matter," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Kevin Theriot. "That's unconstitutional, and it must stop."
The motion was filed in a Feb. 15 lawsuit brought by Timothy Allen Morrison and other students and their parents against the education board.
The training itself began as a result of the settlement of another lawsuit filed against the board by the Boyd County High School Gay-Straight Alliance, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.
"The school district is attempting to change the beliefs of students without their parents' consent," Theriot said. "The provisions of any settlement arrangement must respect the constitutional rights of students."
All middle and high school students in Boyd County schools are required to attend the special training.
School policies and practice do not permit parents to opt their children out of the training, even if it violates their personal beliefs and morality, ADF said.
That's a very disturbing statement.
Foil the government-backed indoctrination plan! Homeschool your kids.
An excellent response to the problem. We homeschool!
I would say that we do as well, but DD is only 4 months old!
We will homeschool. Period. I'll not subject my flesh-and-blood to the bovine excrement rampant in even the best goobermint skrewls.
I cannot believe that there are still so many "good" parents that ship their kids off to leftist day camps.
That public school belongs to you. Fight for it.
We have no interest in saving the public school, which was never meant to be what it is today. The Underground History of American Education
Then demand your taxes back that paid for it. You're paying for things you shouldn't.
Everybody pays for things that don't apply to them or they don't agree with, including those without kids paying taxes for the schools. Some battles aren't worth the effort and some taxes are necessary to help those who can't help themselves.
*UGH* Did you cut-and-paste that off of D.U.???
Thanks for the link - I just bookmarked it to study up on later.
You're barking up the wrong tree; Scripter is all that a conservative should be. He not only talks the talk, he walks the walk and then some.
I believe it's a combination of reality and compassion. Imagine how much better the public schools would be if everybody who could homeschool, did homeschool. That would free up quite a few resources the public school could use to better educate those who can't homeschool.
Thanks, lj. I'm just about out of here until tomorrow.
I would home-school if:
a) I had a child
b) my town population was greater than 10,000
There could be other factors, of course. The population is key to me. I just love small towns, I guess.
I like your thinking!
Public education (or conveyor-belt education) - A public education prepares everyone for a job, any job, by teaching them what to think. Public education historically existed to teach the poor so they could land a job. The poor had no other option, but public education. Today, most of America only receives a public education. Their education is set up like a factory: everyone in the class gets the same education at the same age from the same textbooks, and they are tested the same and graded based upon the same scale regardless of their individual talents, goals, interests, personal mission. Conformity is the name of the game in public education.That's not what I want for my kids...
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