You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

A video used to teach junior school students about diverse families will no longer be shown after some parents mounted an aggressive campaign against if for including a depiction of same-sex couples.

So we don’t mind a diversity video, we just don’t want it that diverse… gotcha. I know it’s so wrong, but I can’t help thinking that the parents making this argument sound like the parent talking to David Sedaris during his stint as a Macy’s Christmas Elf, “Last year we had a chocolate Santa. Make sure it does not happen again!” Another gem of an excerpt from the article:

At a stormy school district meeting earlier this year one parent suggested the Golden Rule – treat others as you would treat yourself – had nothing to do with homosexuality.

“Treat others as you would want to be treated, you don’t have to teach all these horrible concepts to them about the golden rule, do you,” the parent of one eight-year old screamed at the the school board.

“When does Evesham Township or any school have a right to show to my grandchildren something I believe to be morally wrong,” asked another woman.

That headline along with the following ones came just from opening my mail and IM windows this morning. I don’t need CNN, all my news comes in from my friends!

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3 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    “When does Evesham Township or any school have a right to show to my grandchildren something I believe to be morally wrong,” asked another woman.

    Oh, these are my favorite people. In Texas, we have a woman who filibusters the textbook committee every time the history books go up for adoption, and goes on at length about the evils of multicultural education, and wants them all rewritten to reflect her own personal viewpoint on the universe (natch, she’s a Creationist who wants them all rewritten to say that every other religion is just wrong).

    The best part of this is that she homeschools her own kids – they don’t even use these textbooks! She just doesn’t want other people’s kids using them.

    It’s so nice that we live in a society without poverty, social injustice, war, or crime so that people can focus on butt sex, ain’t it? :eyeroll:

  2. shin says:

    You said “butt sex!” 😛

  3. Brian says:

    People can say butt sex as often as they like in my blog!

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