Date registered: Nov 2005
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Yes, I thought the wholesome sounding post emphasizing morally educating our young a bit ironic myself when its title started with bigoted name calling. What exactly is a patsy judge? Maybe the original poster thought titling it faggot judge, homo judge, lesbo judge, or something might offend someone more than patsy?
However, I do agree that sex or one's sexuality really has no real usefulness being taught in school as long as it is done for both gay and straight relationships (with the exception of sex ed and such in health and science class). I am an English teacher and assistant principal myself and about the only time we talk about sex (gay or straight) in English class is when we are reading something that brings it to the forefront (The Color Purple - rape, Scarlet Letter - adultery, Walt Whitman & A.E. Housman - gay themes in some of the poetry, etc). With that in mind though, there are nearby districts in my state that ban any talk of homosexuality (even uttering the idea or word in class as a teacher can get you suspended without pay unless you are talking about how wicked it is or how they are all going to hell - then it's great to talk about). This is not an exaggeration, as I have witnessed it. I was told at a previous school where I taught, that no books or poems written by homosexuals could be read in class at all (we were told to skip over any gay authors and were given a list if we didn't already know which ones they were), and the board had gone through the library and taken out all books written by or mentioning gays at all. They had also taken out any books dealing with magic, fantasy, occult, etc - and this is a public school.
I really don't see the point of the Calif law unless you are in some sort of class where it is relevant to the material - psychology, health, family and consumer sciences maybe? Are they going to try to dig up famous names in history who happened to be closeted or out in the open gays just to discuss their sexuality or what? I would have a hard time listing very many outside some of the more well known poets and authors other than those who were speculated to be - maybe a few English noblemen and some artists. Will be interesting to see how it pans out in the west. I am opposed to what I mentioned before though - specifically banning books, films, etc just because the author was gay.
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