North Carolina high school cancels play because it includes a gay romance

  • metta

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    Oct 17, 2014 6:57 AM GMT
    North Carolina high school cancels play because it includes a gay romance



    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/10/north-carolina-high-school-cancels-play-because-it-includes-a-gay-romance/



    Maiden High School
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maiden-High-School/159351004100735


    http://www.catawbaschools.net/schools/MaidenHigh/default.aspx
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    Oct 17, 2014 1:20 PM GMT
    Principal Rob Bliss said the play “contained sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and educational objectives.”

    Since when is not being open to new concepts and ideas an "educational objective?"
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    Oct 17, 2014 1:31 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidPrincipal Rob Bliss said the play “contained sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and educational objectives.”

    Since when is not being open to new concepts and ideas an "educational objective?"

    Because their "educational objectives" are teaching the fundamentalist Christian values of the majority who live there.
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    Oct 18, 2014 2:00 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    UndercoverMan saidPrincipal Rob Bliss said the play “contained sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and educational objectives.”

    Since when is not being open to new concepts and ideas an "educational objective?"

    Because their "educational objectives" are teaching the fundamentalist Christian values of the majority who live there.


    Yeah, let's pretend high schoolers aren't sexually active and that their are no gays in high school and that all their parents uphold their Christian marriages. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

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    Oct 18, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    Art_Deco said
    UndercoverMan saidPrincipal Rob Bliss said the play “contained sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and educational objectives.”

    Since when is not being open to new concepts and ideas an "educational objective?"

    Because their "educational objectives" are teaching the fundamentalist Christian values of the majority who live there.


    Yeah, let's pretend high schoolers aren't sexually active and that their are no gays in high school and that all their parents uphold their Christian marriages. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

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    Thou hast wrought North Carolina.
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    Oct 18, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    AND NOW, MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PERFECTLY WHOLESOME "ROMEO AND JULIET!" YAY!
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    Oct 18, 2014 2:04 AM GMT
    dayumm saidAND NOW, MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PERFECTLY WHOLESOME "ROMEO AND JULIET!" YAY!

    Seriously?
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    Oct 18, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    dayumm saidAND NOW, MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PERFECTLY WHOLESOME "ROMEO AND JULIET!" YAY!

    Seriously?


    Gosh, I hope not! That would be way too color-by-numbers for them! icon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Oct 18, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    Wasn't Moses a "player" before he learned he was a Jew?
  • hebrewman

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    Oct 18, 2014 10:40 AM GMT
    A S S H A T S!!!!!
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    Oct 18, 2014 1:38 PM GMT
    dayumm said
    Art_Deco said
    dayumm saidAND NOW, MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PERFECTLY WHOLESOME "ROMEO AND JULIET!" YAY!

    Seriously?


    Gosh, I hope not! That would be way too color-by-numbers for them! icon_lol.gif


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    Oct 18, 2014 1:49 PM GMT
    ShiftyJK08 said
    dayumm said
    Art_Deco said
    dayumm saidAND NOW, MAIDEN HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE PERFECTLY WHOLESOME "ROMEO AND JULIET!" YAY!

    Seriously?


    Gosh, I hope not! That would be way too color-by-numbers for them! icon_lol.gif


    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Isn't one of the subplots in a "Porky's" movie that a fanatical evangelist preacher tries to shut down a high school production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
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    Oct 18, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, there will always be examples of small-mindedness like this - but folks like us can now get married in North Carolina. Hopefully as more marriages happen and more people realize we have more in common than they may think, increased acceptance will follow.
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 19, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    Every conservative bigot who thinks they can bash gay Americans without any repercussions are going to find that they are sadly mistaken.
    Whether it's racism or sexism or homophobia, conservatives used to be able to get away with this sh*t, but times are changing fast. Gay-bashing actions -- especially when they are public and on record -- have a way of coming back to haunt the bigots, sometimes sooner rather than later. Significant MAJORITIES in almost every state now support marriage equality, which means most people also don't want their tax dollars spent on hiring bigots to fill their kids' heads with the conservative hate agenda.
    This will likely be a black mark on the records of those responsible for years to come, which could affect their careers, their chance at promotion, etc.
    AS WELL IT SHOULD.