Does anyone have any information about a school approved field trip where elementary school students were subjected to extreme homosexualty? My child is telling me that this happened and I never got notice. If you have info please post.
I am a teacher in the school that attended the field trip in question. I assure you, your information could not be more wrong. Neither I, nor any of my students came away from that play with that impression. The teachers that questioned the content did not read the lesson plans we were given in advance to prepare our students because we were out of school the day before due to inclement weather. The point of the play was to teach children that everyone is different and bullying is wrong. The one sentence in the song that was questioned was a boy singing about wanting a doll to hug and hold so he could grow up to be a loving father to his children. I do not understand how anyone gets a homosexual context from that, but that was the big complaint. The play wasn't the problem. The problem was that instead of teaching our kids to accept differences, we continued to demonstrate bigoted ignorance by parents who never saw the play. Some of the teachers could have been better prepared by reading their lesson plans and teaching their children the intended lesson. I find it incredibly hard to believe that any child came away from the play with that misconception. What I heard came from parents repeating what one teacher should never have said.