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What They Are Teaching Our Children In Elementary Schools - Shocking

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Candy T (8)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:05 pm
There is no way I would allow this! Absolutely not!

Adam Delaney (13)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:09 pm
I think I'd be looking in on how to home school.

RED Hippie McGee (517)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:11 pm
If it against the parents beliefs and the schools did not get permission or send notices to the parents regarding gay pride day etc....Then yes, the parents have a right to be upset.

However, for those who are not going to shut it away in the closet and teach their childern about it - good for them and the teachers and schools. I didn't see anything wrong w/what the childern were learning. Gay isn't a diease. Gay people are people...and it's nice that the childern are learning that in a positive light (if parents allow).


Antoine Piare (13)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:12 pm
This brings me to the point of tears and rage!!!!!!!!! These little children, They trust us to teach them right from wrong. :(

Becky T (15)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:15 pm
I totally agree with you Antone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brittheny Paige (7)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:18 pm
Sodom and Gomorrah Pt. 2

Carrie Golden (15)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:20 pm

Dana Abrams (9)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:21 pm
Those poor children. :::: tears ::::

Dawn T (19)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:26 pm
in a day in time where some schools can give your child birth control and not even tell the parents, or when a kid can have an abortion and it be kept from their parents, I doubt very much that the parents knew anything about this, But I pray I am wrong

Emerald B (6)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:29 pm
This kind of junk has no place in schools. None what so ever. Spelling? Math? English? LETS BE GAY?

Lance Carey (4)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:36 pm
I'd be kicked off Care2 if I said what I wanted to say here and how I wanted to say it.
I would kill the bastard that ever taught this crap to my child

T A B A T H A A (11)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:46 pm
As time goes on, this sick stuff will get worse and worse, I pity the children in this sick world

Tensel Kennedy (28)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:49 pm
People that do this to children are no better than those that make suicide bombers out of kids. it is WRONG

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:50 pm
Lance, You almost managed to control yourself ... good try.

Emerald, Well said, I agree, this isn't a subject that schools should be addressing.

Brittheny Paige, regardless of how I feel about gays, or the subject being taught in schools, I am far more opposed to religious influence. What gives any religion the right to push their beliefs on me or my kids? I hold myself to higher moral standards than your book teaches, keep it out of schools and politics, this is a democracy not a "Christian republic". You don't bring religion to our schools, and I wont bring education to your church.

Adam, home schooling is hard work, and takes a lot of commitment. My wife and I home school our 3 kids, but not through the system, we signed an affidavit to take full responsibility. You can message me or Laura for more information.

Veg Prius (11)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:51 pm
So true Brittheny

Susan W (48)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:57 pm
I'd say that if Lance feels anything like I do just now, he actually showed extreme self discipline in what he said. I am extremely Angry!!!! Emerald B. You could not be more right!!!!!!! They took prayer out of the school but allow this??????????? You would rather teach a kid its ok to be gay rather than have someone in religion teach them that it could be against GOD? What a sick sick world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lance Carey (4)
Monday July 16, 2007, 1:58 pm
I couldn't have said it better Susan, Thanks! And you are right, I really did have to hold back.

Kathy G (407)
Monday July 16, 2007, 2:01 pm
Oh, I see...
So in putting this in perspective-you all would agree with teaching our children that racism is RIGHT?
The only "agenda" of this program is to teach TOLERANCE of others who may be different than oneself-they're using age appropriate material meant specifically for the purpose of showing the future leaders(the children)that it's okay no matter "who" or "what" you are-you can still be a great person.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 2:08 pm
In other words, this is an anti gay site- and i mean it is totally focused on being anti gay- that is this is coming from, am i correct?

Lance Carey (4)
Monday July 16, 2007, 2:41 pm
I would like it to be explained what this has to do with school? And if this has to be part of "SCHOOL" then lets not stop at teaching just this side of things, lets teach the other side too and balance it out, and get prayer back in schools. I think its best over all, to leave this kind of stuff to the parents, churches, grandparents, and use school for what its there for.

Pamela R (159)
Monday July 16, 2007, 2:48 pm
I'm with Red Hippie McGee! Parents should be notified prior to any sex education, particularly when the recipients are elementary age, however..... homosexuality is a fact of life. And, by the way, I'm straight,
but open-minded! And.... go James!

Martha C (40)
Monday July 16, 2007, 3:02 pm
Well said James, Red Hippie and Pamela , intolerance breeds hate. We don't need any more of that. Peace, acceptance and tolerance are not bad traits. Coexist !

Simon B (8)
Monday July 16, 2007, 3:06 pm
I really dion't give a flip how you get your nuts off. What I do care about is by law we are forced to send our kids to school or home school them. Being forced to send a child there, then them using the school to teach junk that has nothing to do with what school is all about, this is the subject at hand. Not if you guys want to screw each other in the back end. The topic: Should this be in our schools. And taught to children of this age? 6 year olds 7 year olds, etc... This is the subject at hand. And I dont care who you are, you have to see this as wrong. Even sex ED i'snt taught until the teen years in school. This school in the clip needs to be slapped with a law suit.

Pamela R (159)
Monday July 16, 2007, 3:13 pm
Simon, I am also opposed to sharing sexual education of any kind to young children. That should be up to the parents. However, there were a lot of hateful comments made and THAT IS WRONG, TOO. I want my two
children to be brought up in a world of love and tolerance, of peace and understanding of differing views from their own.

One Love (130)
Monday July 16, 2007, 3:17 pm
This is just a symptom of a non-secular government. All people on Earth are equal in the eyes of love. A secular government has no business making decisions about stem cells, marriage, abortion. This issues should be taught to the children by their parents as they teach them to respect other's beliefs.

Homosexuality is another version of discrimination that follows the one of race, in today's society. When will people learn that we are all brothers and sisters, whether we like it or not.

Learn to love diversity and the world will be a better place..Peace

Simon B (8)
Monday July 16, 2007, 3:21 pm
I dont have the ability to delete or approve comments on this topic. All I can do is ask that the subject at hand, the children and the VID be what is commented on. And I agree Pamela, any subject matter about sex does not belong in the schools.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 4:03 pm
Ok, to talk about the school-- The video i'm watching says it's a Friends/ quaker school. That means, i believe, (and i looked it up) that it is a Private school- just like catholic ones and assorted various religious schools where they teach and practice their beliefs.. Which means they are allowed to learn tolerance and acceptance and actually, probably DO practice their religion there, and the parents are no doubt aware of this being taught. It's a private school, and to say they cannot teach tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community there is, to me, would be like telling any religion they cannot teach beliefs in their private schools. That said, i believe it would be good for children to learn this- i agree with the point that Pam and others that have said - i think children benefit, and all of us too, growing in a world of tolerance and respect for others... but singularly as far as the point of parents being upset that it is taught to children as if it is unknown to them in this school- i don't believe this is the case.

Jamie R (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 5:00 pm
Tolerance, acceptance, love--all good things often taught in church school but also the centerpiece of our Democratic government. I can't believe the amount of closed-mindedness expressed here. How many of you who are so opposed to this tolerance of lifestyles want creationism taught in school instead of Darwinism? Where IS this society headed to? WE allow George Bush to be knighted president TWICE and dawdle along behind him like mindless puppets. Support Peace.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 5:42 pm
I think that school is great! I think all children should learn to respect homosexuals and treat them like the normal beings that they are!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 5:43 pm
ps. Right on Jamie R.!!

Brandon B (9)
Monday July 16, 2007, 5:46 pm
Sad to see how many people were quick to reply with scathing condemnations... As far as I'm concerned, this matter should be treated the same as a SexEd class. If it is going to be taught, it needs to be at a later age, but if the parents are notified then there shouldn't be an issue. Schools and religion have nothing to do with each other, so this ought to be just another issue of diversity, albeit it is a sexual one. I do not think a classroom is the best place for this issue to be addressed, but as several others have stated, there is everything to gain from an increase of tolerance in our world. It is sad to think that many children will be raised under the oppressive influence of a hateful dogma, without the enlightenment of tolerant ideals...they are the real poor children.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2007, 5:57 pm
One more thing, a school is totally the place for kids to be learning this "stuff". Schools are the first place where kids learn about social skills and interactivity. These teachers werent "brain washing" the students they were simply and ernestly enlightening them to other and maybe different lifestyles and teaching them to be not only tolerant but execpting of peoples personal choices. It is not a sin its beauty. For, Love transcends all corporeal boundaries and is blind to what stands as a social taboo. furthermore, Sins are for those who are afraid of life and the beauty within it.

William Hartshorn (23)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:04 pm
Homosexuality is a very volatile issue in our country, with both sides being extremely emotional.Even the most intelligent men and women worldewide cannot agree on a solution to this issue which is affecting society. It is based on feelings(emotions)not reason(1+1=2).To present a totally one sided arguement to such young children is totally appalling.These chidren are too young,too easily swayed by a pleasent smile,a calm voice.Those responsible are bigots.and bigotry .unfortuately has aiways led to violence.

Rebecca S (160)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:21 pm

What a bunch of homophobic, right-wing, self-righteous jerks. Yeah, YOU folks!!! It is no wonder we have a society that is so f__ked up regarding sex when I read the reactions of you people on here.

We have children who are becoming more and more sexual mature at an earlier and earlier age....yet you people want to wait to have any type of sex education until when?? High school? Middle school?? It may be too late by then. I've heard of kids as early as 8 getting their period. Getting a period ALSO means having the ability to get pregnant AND the hormones to kick start a SEX DRIVE. But let's not teach these kids anything, oh no! Other nations teach their kids this stuff as a NORMAL part of development and growing up. Those nations have a lesser incidence of teen pregnancy, abortion and sexually transmitted disease. But let's keep those numbers UP here!

I hear you spouting off that it is the place of the parents to teach their kids, yet WAY TOO MANY simply DON'T bother. Or, they teach them garbage like you folks apparently believe, such as being gay is "catchy" or "you can be talked into it". Ridiculous!!! This nation as a whole has turned over responsibility of raising the children into the hands of everyone else but themselves, yet are the first to bitch and complain about something they don't like. It's all about the career first, kids and actual FAMILY later, but boy, howdy, don't you DARE teach my kid something I don't like!! Hypocrits....and ignorant ones at that.

As for the homosexuality bit, why is that so damn threatening to you?? Grow the hell up. It is a natural variation of human (and animal!!!) sexuality. No one is "forcing" it on kids, nor is there any "brainwashing" going on. People cannot be "made to turn gay" for crying out loud. When you learned about it, did you suddenly have this burning desire to be gay??? No. Neither will these kids.

Thank you to Brandon and Bronwyn for being voices of reason on an absolutely hateful, ignorant thread.

Kathy G (407)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:32 pm
Kudos, to those of you with tolerance. Acceptance does not mean that one accepts something as "right" or "wrong"-it simply means one accepts the individual for who they are and as an equal to them; whether it be ones' orientation, color or religion that makes them "different" from oneself.

Rebecca S (160)
Monday July 16, 2007, 6:34 pm
And also thank you to the others on here who were voices of reason...don't want to leave you all out!

Oh....and especially to Brittheny.....

Sodom and Gomorrah is actually a story about HOSPITALITY, not homosexuality as popularly believed. But I wouldn't expect you to have actually READ anything about the topic or what the original Greek and Hebrew actually said. Nope, wouldn't expect that at all. If you aren't reading out of the original greek and hebrew, you aren't reading the TRUE bible.

Just keep believing every little CURRENT detail about a book that has been translated, interpreted and changed a zillion times to support whatever the transcriber wanted. Even bibles from 50 years ago don't read exactly the same as one now...or as one 200 years ago. So how can you possibly believe every literal word when every literal word changes so regularly?????????

'Splain that to me, Lucy.

Donn M (56)
Monday July 16, 2007, 7:20 pm
Gay and lesbian pride day in school? Total waste of time. This is something parents should be teaching if they feel it is important, it sure isn't the place of the school to be teaching this. If I want my children brain-washed I'll do it myself, thank you. Tolerance, yes. Celebration and promotion, no.

Tammy M (1)
Monday July 16, 2007, 10:21 pm
If I had kids I WOULD send my kids to a school like this one. I think it is important to teach respect for all people and that is all that the school is trying to do. I am shocked that people can't understand that.

Mary Riley (987)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 10:50 am
Would you rather see children being taught bigotry and hatred? I see nothing here that would harm a child.

William Synnott (3)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 12:37 pm
Teaching about diverse sexual activities only sets it up for teachers to abuse their students at a later date.

Kim Young (3)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 12:49 pm
What I see is a social and moral issue being taken on by a government controled institution. This is the sort of thing parents should teach their children themselves. Maybe parents should take the time to teach their children and quit expecting the government to train up good consumers for them. I do not believe that 9 and 10 year olds need to be deciding on complex and far reaching ideas like this in the first place. But then I'm an oldfashioned person- I don't think they should know about sex at that age either.

Natalie A (4)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 1:02 pm
Although I am against the outright lesson plan of the day, I do think it is better for children to be taught the exact 'definitions' of a homosexual instead of slang words that rhyme with maggot. I think the world has come far enough along to realize that homosexuality cannot be taught or acquired during a home setting, it is genetic and biophysical.

Jennifer P (7)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 1:20 pm
The sad part to me was after watching the vidoes, coming to the comment section to read how horrible the reactions were. Thank you to those who truely understand what life is all about and how we are supposed to treat each other. For those who bash the teachings that everyone is equal, please wake up, you are part of the problem.

Rod Gesner (60)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 2:44 pm
Quakers Have long Been on The Leading Edge Fighting for Human Rights And Tolerance Including Refusing To Kill For This Corrupt Country or any other.
Any Parent that Sends thier Kids to a Quaker Would have Some Awareness of this. As Far as The showing in Public Schools; I Believe that Teaching Tolerance and Acceptance Should Be a Priority of Schools.
One of the Main Reasons My Girlfriend Will Not Send Her Son To Public Schools is The Bigotry And Bullying That Seems Acceptable There!
All Of you "Good Christians Should Form your Own Schools If Bigotry and Homophobia Is what You Believe in Then You would have The Freedom To Express Those Vile Attitudes In Your Private School ( may your God Forgive your Ignorance and Hate) But When Another Private School Teaches The Kindness And Tolerance That I Believe JESUS would have Expressed That is Thier Right of Freedom And if A Public School Chose To Teach Tolerance and Acceptance That I Believe is Thier Responsibility to Help Immature Minds Learn That All Persons Are Deserving of Respect and Fair Treatment.
To all of those That would Corrupt the separation of church and State in this country...The only way to allow religion into Public Schools is to allow a Fair Historical Representation of ALL Religions Which Would Expose Christianity as a Diverse Group of Different Beliefs Some Hatefull and Used to Promote War And Bigotry; Some Loving, Accepting And Tolerant.
The Main Problem Though is if We allow Your Religion a Voice Then ALL Religions Deserve it And What Would The Schools Do To Teach what They Were Already teaching Ya"ll Would Take all the Time With All the Different Versions of the Same Basic Truths Where Each Separate Religion Has Chosen To Condemn and Exclude Some one Else!
The KIDS Don't Deserve To Be Caught up In This!
If You don't Have enough influence To shape Your Children To Your Beliefs;

Iain Parkes (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 4:05 pm
But Jesus was gay! Never married, hung round with a bunch of other men, preached about love.....

Ending the Bigotry that children experience in their own homes means that schools have a responsibility to show that everyone deserves understanding and respect! Keep god out of our schools!

Val A (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 5:49 pm
How sad! Not at this age! It should not be allowed in any school now, later, never!

Robert K (437)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 9:53 pm
What about the hermaphrodites or those born left handed, or those born with no arms and legs? And does God have anything against amputees?...all these thousands of young boys and girls coming home from Iraq with their arms, legs, and eye balls blown away? Regardless of the number of faithful people that pray (tens of thousands) for a leg, an arm, or eyeball to grow back, I personally never have seen one grow back. Could this be there is not a faithful person alive or God just has something against amputees?

Sam F (1)
Tuesday July 17, 2007, 10:30 pm
"The only queer people are those who don't love anybody." -Rita mae Brown.

Honestly, I don't know why this conversation is going on. Please, try to understand that they are not trying to "convert" anybody; that is not what the documentary is about. They are trying to teach that people are different and that it's all right to be different.

And the Bible might say that gays are an abomination, but the Bible is essentially a mirror of how you view the world; if you think of racism, for instance, then many Bible passages are bound to be interpreted as such. And Jesus himself never said anything about gays; did he not say "love thine enemy"? is that not what religion is about? To accept and love everyone for who and what they are?

I truly hope that those who speak against gays will take into consideration that they are humans, too. There are so many wonderful people in the world who just happen to be attracted to members of the same sex. When I think of gays, I think of good people who are mercilessly harassed, abused, discriminated against, and even killed by the ignorant. And we will never know how many people died while hiding their true selves because the world was so toxically hostile towards them; gay youths sadly have a much higher suicide rate than their straight peers, again because they are mercilessly mocked and attacked. I would know, since I've seen it.

What is portrayed in the media is but a tiny part of the population; there is more diversity than you know. Most of the gays that I know are wonderful, loving people and, contrary to stereotypes, absolutely cringe at the thought of harming children. What is seen in the media is a minority, but it's that minority that calls all of the attention (thus further giving gays a bad name).

Think about it; would you rather let your child see a man raping a woman or killing a man or would you rather they see two men being affectionate? Which is more offensive morally, a tough, callous alpha-male and a submissive sex-kitten who close children's minds to alternative images or a man who loves other men/woman who loves other women?

To those who disapprove of teaching about gays in school, I ask you to try to get to know gays; most of us are nice people, just like most people are nice. It won't help anything to be ignorant about them. Why not? What have you to lose? It will help to understand them, just like it helps to understand people living on the other side of the planet. Homosexuality is quite harmless, what is disgusting is ignorance and bigotry.

And remember that "The only queer people are those who don't love anybody."

Shane Hennessy (18)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 9:34 am
Thanks Rod G. ... I was going to try to respond, but once I read your post I no longer felt the need having seen your perspective illuminate the truth peace man...

Myrna F (2)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 11:04 am
i'm very surprised with many opinions in this article!
at this time and age we really NEED to teach OURSELVES more tolerance, for if we are writing here we are older than the coming generations and should learn with them the purity of heart... OR at least not teach them many of our rotten ways of segregation and hatred, regardless which religion is preached.
"Love is all we need." (to survive)

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 2:01 pm
Unfortunately, I can't watch the videos.
However, THIS IS A QUAKER PRIVATE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, from the comments. I KNOW Quakers. {This may be a Sunday School or something like that?} If this is, as it says, a TRAINING VIDEO for teachers in a Quaker School or Sunday school, and they want to have Gay Pride Day at a private school that parents have SELECTED to send their kids to, then what's the problem????? I don't see any!
THIS SITE IS OBVIOUSLY PRESENTING THIS TO SCARE PEOPLE into thinking this is a Public School. Well, it isn't. I don't think public schools are going to have Gay Pride Day any time soon.
I know Quakers very well; doubtlessly there ARE GAY PARENTS among the Quakers; and this was PROBABLY THE PARENTS' IDEA TO BEGIN WITH.
Quakers are terrific people; ALWAYS have been; on the forefront for all sorts of rights; were starters of the anti-slavery and feminist movements, for example. It certainly isn't in the least surprising, that they would also be in the forefront of accepting gay people. If I were gay, and wanted to start a family, I couldn't do better than to join a Quaker Meeting.
That gays are some sort of "subversive movement" with a "gay agenda" that are trying to sneakily "infiltrate" society and "subvert our children", is just SO MUCH NONSENSE. This site is USING a perfectly innocent video, to DISTORT, in effect to LIE, to make that utterly ridiculous and meaningless point.
One of these days I'll figure out how to upgrade my computer and get videos!
I can't BELIEVE how some people PANICKED over this!

Sally Sundquist (2)
Wednesday July 18, 2007, 10:18 pm
Lance, Thank you for the video you sent me. I haven't been able to watch it, because my laptop may not have the downloading and installation that I need. I am new to the internet. I am 62 years old. I gave my life to Jesus when I was 30 years old. Before I found Christ, I was gay. I know that Jesus can take away a person's desire to be gay. I have been healed, and I know that Jesus has healed thousands of others of homosexuality. Whatever the issue, we know that Jesus is the answer ! In Christ's love, Sally
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