Sex-ed appointment riles Okemos parents
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#1 Nov 13, 2006
We are so lucky that our children attend Okemos Schools. Our district is amazing in so many ways including involved parents, teachers who care and great kids. I am saddened by the divisive conversation concerning the Gay-Straight Alliance at OHS. Although I support their right to exsist, I can understand the feeling of parental protectiveness of the very angry parent who has been posting here. Yes, our children ARE precious and I believe in the innocence of childhood. I think it would be inappropriate to address sexual orientation, for example, with fourth graders because many of them are not yet aware of that concept and I believe that parents should be the ones to introduce topics of a sexual nature to their children. I guess I'm confused about what some parents are afraid their high school aged children will be "exposed to" because of the presence of the Gay-Straight Alliance. Do some parents believe that their high shcooler is unaware of homosexuality? Or do they hope that their child will think that gays are only "out there" somewhere far away and not in their community and school? As far as the fear of "recruitment" I am truly puzzled by this fear as well. As a heterosexual, I never could have been "recruited" by gay activists because I am not at all attracted to other women.(I don't believe that gays are trying to "recruit" anyone, by the way.)The Gay-Straight Alliance is primarily a discussion group for gay Okemos students and their friends to promote a safe environment for all. I believe ALL of our children are precious and deserve our understanding.
#2 Nov 13, 2006
while i certainly agree with much that you have stated, i must remind you that very few parents are neither qualified, nor are they even inclined to discuss things of a sexual nature with their children. on top of that, neither the parents nor the children (in most cases) able to do so without a certain amount of embarrassment and even animosity. for some rediculous reason most parents, you see, don't think that their children need the information before they get married. a good example of what i'm saying is:
how many parents do you know that have an 'open door policy' to their bedroom and or bathroom?
how many parents as well as teens walk around the house without any clothes on at all hours of the day no matter who's present?
how many parents will have sex with their bedroom door wide open and their children of all ages awake and possibly walking in and out of the bedroom?
how many parents do you know who would explain to or even show their 13 year old daughter or son how to masturbate properly and have an orgasm and how many 13 year olds would ask their parents, rather than a friend or older sibling?
#4 Nov 13, 2006
Sorry, but your post is better suited to a religious forum for Christians.
Not being one, I find your post highly offensive. Everyone already knows about the christian tradition with its multiplicity of sects. Why do you folks continue trying to recruit new members?? The existence of the christian tradition is now known world wide. If we want to become members we'll come to you, you don't need to come to us any longer.
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