200 angry parents attend school meeting after teacher reads class gay-themed children's book to address bullying

  • metta

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    May 17, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    200 angry parents attend school meeting after teacher reads class gay-themed children's book to address bullying



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    May 17, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    The teacher got it halfway right in at least one respect: "The only way to combat school bullying is teachers engaging in difficult, yet powerful, conversations with their students."

    But, those parents who disagree w/ him also have rights, and they deserve to be heard, if not engaged in "difficult, yet powerful, conversations." Otherwise, it's not a discussion, but a diatribe, and nothing gets solved for fear of offending others' "feelings," while ignoring the insults to their intelligence. We see this almost every time a "discussion" on race is commenced, only to devolve into a lecture which solves nothing.
  • Hypertrophile

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    May 17, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    I don't think that third grade is too young for children to learn that some people are homosexual.

    If some parents think so let them work to set a district policy, but at some point their kids will need to know that some of the other kids have two moms or two dads and there is nothing wrong with that.

    I don't know what statistics there are on victims of bullying, but I'd guess children of gay parents are common targets, thanks in part to the confusion and fear that comes from a lack of understanding.
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    May 17, 2015 3:30 PM GMT
    This is no different than when some scumbag was being cruel to me on this sometimes shithole of a forum and I found a way to draw attention to his abuses to stop him, when out came the bully cheerleaders, those who prefer their threads filled with abuses. One guy had the fucking nerve to tell me to fuck off for, as he put it, trying to ruin the forum by putting a stop to my abuser.

    This is how fucked up people are.

    It just happened again recently. There was some slimy as fuck anti-Semite being real sneaky about it but I caught him and called it out so he wouldn't be able to perv on the community from his pseudo-intellectual shadows. So some other little know nothing asswipe thinking he owed the anti-Semite allegiance for having had a private peek at his peepee attacks me while I'm countering the anti-Semitic bully.

    The protectors of the bully. The cheerleaders of the bully. The parents of the bully. Same fucking thing.

    There is no reason in the world why children should not know we exist in it. There is every reason in the world to teach children not to bully us.

    Those who tried to stop me from stopping my abuser can go fuck themselves. The little brat who tried to stop me from stopping the anti-Semite from redirecting a thread about racism to his playing black people against Jewish people can go fuck himself. Parents who would call stopping bullying as being bullying can go fuck themselves.

    They've not the right to bully us. They've not the justification to discriminate against us and soon enough they will not have that right either. God damn them.
  • tazzari

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    May 17, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    Some of the kids are homosexual, as pointed out above, and reading this story will probably be a lasting comfort to them, even if they haven't realized their sexuality yet.es. For the rest, do these idiotic parents think this will "recruit" them? At worst, they will possibly learn that yes, some people are homosexual, and can live full lives.

    The other ditherers who think the kids are too you - do they keep their kids in a bubble, and shield them from the news...?

    Fear- and ignorance driven hysteria should beignored.
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    May 17, 2015 7:14 PM GMT
    They're trying to shape the next generation to be less discriminative and more accepting, why do these middle agers and boomers always gotta come in and keep things shitty and stank?
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    May 17, 2015 10:52 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidTeaching that bullying is wrong is the job of the parents. Yes, plural.

    It does not "take a village" to raise kids.


    So a single mom is not capable?
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    May 17, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    timmm55 said
    southbeach1500 saidTeaching that bullying is wrong is the job of the parents. Yes, plural.

    It does not "take a village" to raise kids.


    So a single mom is not capable?


    It is the job of BOTH parents and schools.


    Fixed by the village.