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Rudy

Romania

#1 Jan 16, 2013
It is absolutely despicable and SO VERY WRONG the way the government is forcing homosexuality on our young kids today.

If someone wants to turn gay that's their choice but to force this sick lifestyle on children is just disgusting!
Derrick

Anonymous Proxy

#2 Jan 16, 2013
What's next, Blue Boy magazine?

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

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#3 Jan 16, 2013
It's a book for Christ's sake. No one is forcing anyone to read it!
TheTroll Stopper

Blacksburg, VA

#4 Jan 16, 2013
Rudy wrote:
It is absolutely despicable and SO VERY WRONG the way the religious right is forcing homophobia on our young kids today.
If someone wants to be a homophobe that's their choice but to force this sick hatred and bigotry on children is just disgusting!
There, fixed that for you. You're welcome.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jan 16, 2013
Another victory for the 1st amendment.

How ironic it's always the religious freaks who try to limit their own 1st amendment rights.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#6 Jan 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Another victory for the 1st amendment.
How ironic it's always the religious freaks who try to limit their own 1st amendment rights.
does creationism have any place in public schools?

consistency?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#7 Jan 16, 2013
Derrick wrote:
What's next, Blue Boy magazine?
You must have some very old issues. They closed up in 2008. Has it been that long since you closed yourself in that closet?

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#8 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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does creationism have any place in public schools?
consistency?
It absolutely has a place in public schools -- taught in an optional comparative religions course.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#9 Jan 16, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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It absolutely has a place in public schools -- taught in an optional comparative religions course.
great, lets just apply your idea CONSISTENTLY and teach orientation issues in an optional comparative course.

oh, you didn't plan ion being consistent did you?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#10 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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does creationism have any place in public schools?
consistency?
No, put it in one of those tight ass Christian skools' curriculum. Spend the time in REAL schools teaching kids, you know, USEFUL knowledge, not fairy tales.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#11 Jan 16, 2013
Derrick wrote:
What's next, Blue Boy magazine?
My, my. How AU COURANT of you. Put it between "Life" and "Look" and "Newsweek" magazines...oh, wait, they are not being published anymore. "Blueboy", indeed.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#12 Jan 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>No, put it in one of those tight ass Christian skools' curriculum. Spend the time in REAL schools teaching kids, you know, USEFUL knowledge, not fairy tales.
like the fairy tale about how two women can make a baby and one can be a "father"?

I agree lets stick to more facts... no more fairy tales just to make people feel good on either side, right?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#13 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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like the fairy tale about how two women can make a baby and one can be a "father"?
I agree lets stick to more facts... no more fairy tales just to make people feel good on either side, right?
In your Christian skool you can teach whatever you choose. I have ZERO interest what goes on in those. I used to know a woman who taught in a Christian skool and she hated it. She couldn't teach at state level, for she didn't have an MA. That was all I needed to know about those inferior places run by the churches.

As for gay studies, there are gay kids and some kids have gay parents. What do you plan on doing with them? Kick them out? Or ignore them? Do you want your kids to grow up like little hot house flowers and be completely unaware of the world and its players?

You remind me of the parent who is over protective and once his kid hits the streets he or she is COMPLETELY unaware of how to react to anything new or not learned of earlier.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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does creationism have any place in public schools?
consistency?
Yes, it should be taught as any other fairytale right along with Santa Claus, Hansel & Gretel, etc......

Actually I would have no problem teaching ABOUT the theory of creationism as part of a larger course about the various religions.

Unfortunately in this country we have a history of teaching and promoting specific religious beliefs in school, instead of teaching ABOUT religion.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#15 Jan 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>In your Christian skool you can teach whatever you choose. I have ZERO interest what goes on in those. I used to know a woman who taught in a Christian skool and she hated it. She couldn't teach at state level, for she didn't have an MA. That was all I needed to know about those inferior places run by the churches.
As for gay studies, there are gay kids and some kids have gay parents. What do you plan on doing with them? Kick them out? Or ignore them? Do you want your kids to grow up like little hot house flowers and be completely unaware of the world and its players?
You remind me of the parent who is over protective and once his kid hits the streets he or she is COMPLETELY unaware of how to react to anything new or not learned of earlier.
HA HA...you took the bait...so you wish to BAN such topics from public school , huh?

Read my previous posts that you just proved!
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#16 Jan 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Yes, it should be taught as any other fairytale right along with Santa Claus, Hansel & Gretel, etc......
Actually I would have no problem teaching ABOUT the theory of creationism as part of a larger course about the various religions.
Unfortunately in this country we have a history of teaching and promoting specific religious beliefs in school, instead of teaching ABOUT religion.
right, and so I have no problem teaching your alternative theories on family along with a broad spectrum of OTHER beliefs on that issue...

see how CONSISTENCY works?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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like the fairy tale about how two women can make a baby and one can be a "father"?
I agree lets stick to more facts... no more fairy tales just to make people feel good on either side, right?
What school is teaching that?

If you're referring to the book in the article, it's not being taught in the school. It's simply available to be checked out by kids who's parents allow them to.
straight shooter

Montpelier, VT

#18 Jan 16, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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What school is teaching that?
If you're referring to the book in the article, it's not being taught in the school. It's simply available to be checked out by kids who's parents allow them to.
so oyu are denying these issues are being taught in schools?

so reality aside as usual, eh?

but I am merely discussing what SHOULD be taught and what SHOULD be banned from schools and trying to elicit some kind of rule that can be applied CONSISTENTLY...

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#20 Jan 16, 2013
NoQ wrote:
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You made my cry.*pout-pout-pout*
Why do you care? Over half your crap is deleted on a daily basis.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#21 Jan 16, 2013
straight shooter wrote:
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great, lets just apply your idea CONSISTENTLY and teach orientation issues in an optional comparative course.
oh, you didn't plan ion being consistent did you?
Orientation issues should be included in any sex-ed classes, where they belong. And if you think kids don't need to learn sex-ed, then you're a world-class moron.

There's a reason why states that teach "abstinence only" or nothing at all have the highest rates of teen pregnancies and STDs.

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