(Florida) School Board Ponders Student Group Ban That Would Block Gay-Straight Alliance

Feb 7, 2013 Full story: tampa.cbslocal.com 52

School officials in Lake County are considering banning extra-curricular activities for students, an order that would effectively keep a proposed gay-straight alliance from forming in one of its schools.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Feb 7, 2013
Wow.

So they're going to ban ALL groups just to keep the gays from having a group?

Wow.
Neil Andblowme

Hoboken, NJ

#2 Feb 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Wow.
So they're going to ban ALL groups just to keep the gays from having a group?
Wow.
Yeah.... sounds like desperation to me.
Jose

Miami, FL

#3 Feb 7, 2013
Florida has a very active and well funded Christian conservative junta .

As active in school matters as they are in politics.

I do not doubt that they would attempt to shut down a whole school district if it has a scent of equality.

Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#4 Feb 7, 2013
Lake County = LOL.

Jose I think you overestimate the "junta."

Not everyone outside of Miami-Dade is a thumper.

Dixie, Bradford and Lake counties are notorious for this kind of crap, and they get beaten up in Federal court on a regular basis.

Then again, you've got Rhonda Storms in Brandon, just a short drive from downtown Tampa.

Desperation is right. They sense that they're losing the culture war.

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#5 Feb 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Wow.
So they're going to ban ALL groups just to keep the gays from having a group?
Wow.
Unfortunately, other schools have done exactly teh same thing. This is obviously just sheer bigotry. What does this teach their students ?

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#6 Feb 7, 2013
Strel wrote:
Lake County = LOL.
Jose I think you overestimate the "junta."
Not everyone outside of Miami-Dade is a thumper.
Dixie, Bradford and Lake counties are notorious for this kind of crap, and they get beaten up in Federal court on a regular basis.
Then again, you've got Rhonda Storms in Brandon, just a short drive from downtown Tampa.
Desperation is right. They sense that they're losing the culture war.
"Not everyone outside of Miami-Dade is a thumper"

By thumper do you mean corrupt ,self serving crooks as politicians and zero police standards, all of it due to ethnic voting, separatist ,Miami Cuban ,banana republic ,incapable of gvmt morons?

If so than I agree , lol.

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#7 Feb 7, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Unfortunately, other schools have done exactly teh same thing. This is obviously just sheer bigotry. What does this teach their students ?
Keep in mind this comes from conservatives, not from the "evil" Dems you are always screaming about.

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#8 Feb 7, 2013
Strel wrote:
Lake County = LOL.
Jose I think you overestimate the "junta."
Not everyone outside of Miami-Dade is a thumper.
Dixie, Bradford and Lake counties are notorious for this kind of crap, and they get beaten up in Federal court on a regular basis.
Then again, you've got Rhonda Storms in Brandon, just a short drive from downtown Tampa.
Desperation is right. They sense that they're losing the culture war.
I thought that Florida had regressed politically and sadly no turning back with the state elections of Rick Scott and Marco Rubio but I was pleasantly surprised with the last election.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

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Kansas City, MO.

#10 Feb 7, 2013
Is it time to call in the ACLU?

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#11 Feb 7, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
Is it time to call in the ACLU?
No. The federal Equal Access Act requires that all groups be allowed to meet on school grounds if even one group is allowed to. The school CAN bar ANY group from meeting on school grounds to prevent a GSA from meeting there. I think doing so is lousy and immoral, but they can legally do it, and teh ACLU cannot do anything about it.

“Equality marches on! ”

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#12 Feb 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Wow.
So they're going to ban ALL groups just to keep the gays from having a group?
Wow.
Then anyone who was a member of group that was shut down might become angry/bitter towards those who attempted to form a Gay-Straight alliance. Divide and conquer at all costs!
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Feb 7, 2013
Jose - in Miami wrote:
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I thought that Florida had regressed politically and sadly no turning back with the state elections of Rick Scott and Marco Rubio but I was pleasantly surprised with the last election.
Well that IS true, sadly, but the tide seems to be shifting.

Did you see what happened to that shitbird Dorworth? They draw a district just to get that poltroon elected, and he lost anyway.

Scott will not get re-elected. Unfortunately Rubio is coated with teflon, apparently. I keep hoping someone digs up something good on him.

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Bellevue, WA

#14 Feb 7, 2013
dumbazz runs deep in the christian

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Bellevue, WA

#15 Feb 7, 2013
When i grow i wanna become a christian so i too will know how to fully hate... sweet... I gotta a goal now
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#16 Feb 7, 2013
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
When i grow i wanna become a christian so i too will know how to fully hate...
funny I take you as one of the most hate filled people here..
christians could learn tons about idiotic rage FROM YOU...

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Bellevue, WA

#17 Feb 7, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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funny I take you as one of the most hate filled people here..
christians could learn tons about idiotic rage FROM YOU...
I know right... where are the islamic terrorists when you need them... geeez you can't count on religitards for anything

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#19 Feb 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Wow.
So they're going to ban ALL groups just to keep the gays from having a group?
Wow.
Legally, under the 1984 Equal Access Act, if they really, really don't want that wicked GSA, the only thing they CAN do is genocide against every other extra-curricular group in the school. It's the inevitable consequence of Christian's getting what they had prayed for, religious groups in schools protected by federal law. The only way to stop them is by killing off all the other extra-circulars, but the law isn't specific to just religious groups and here we are today.
SirAndrew

Honolulu, HI

#20 Feb 7, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
Is it time to call in the ACLU?
Did you read the story? The ACLU is already involved in this case.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Feb 7, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Legally, under the 1984 Equal Access Act, if they really, really don't want that wicked GSA, the only thing they CAN do is genocide against every other extra-curricular group in the school. It's the inevitable consequence of Christian's getting what they had prayed for, religious groups in schools protected by federal law. The only way to stop them is by killing off all the other extra-circulars, but the law isn't specific to just religious groups and here we are today.
Well if it bans religious groups as well, then it might be worth it.....

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#22 Feb 7, 2013
College Admissions Officer:

"So, Suzie, your grades are fine but you didn't fill in the extracurricular portion. I'm sure you read in our admissions package that we give weight to non-academic activities in evaluating candidates for admission to our College. What's up with that?"

Suzie:

"My school didn't allow extracurricular activities. They banned them to prevent LGBT kids from forming a gay-straight alliance."

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