Monday, November 26, 2012


Must not say that homosexual "marriage" is wrong

After her daughter's eighth grade math teacher wore an anti-gay marriage pin to school, Cynthia Deford, a gay parent in Port Angeles, Washington, started an online campaign to ban teachers from promoting political causes in the classroom.

The Steven's Middle School teacher, who has remained unnamed, wore a button to class in the days before the Nov. 6 election that stated “No on 74: one man + one woman = marriage," according to Deford. The political message refers to Washington's Referendum 74, which legalized gay marriage in the state, passing with 52 percent of the vote.

Although Port Angeles School District Superintendent Jane Pryne told the Peninsula Daily News that the issue has been addressed, and the school district already has policy regarding politics in the classroom in place, Deford wants more to be done; she is calling for an official apology and sensitivity training for teachers.

"It just shocked me that it happened here," Deford told the Peninsula Daily News.

Source

Leftist teachers bring their political views into the class all the time but woe betide you if you express Biblical views there


13 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

Gay marrage is immoral and wrong and stupid

Anonymous said...

Update on a story from March, about an "hate crime" of islamophobia in California. the media dropped it as it became more likely it was domestic violence and not islamophobia. Now her husband has been arrested for murder. Was an international story until the hate crime aspect was no longer credible. And of course it's hard to find updates like this since the media ignores the story unlike when it was international news.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57548591-504083/shaima-alawadi-murder-iraqi-american-womans-husband-arrested-accused-in-beating-death/

Anonymous said...

Of course it's completely inappropriate for teachers to promote their own political, religious or other controversial opinions in schools and in front of their students, and thereby undermine confidence and even-handedness in their relations with the students.

Anonymous said...

Lib darling group catfight! reow! meow!!!!!!!! reooow!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9698967/Muslim-radio-station-fined-for-saying-gay-people-should-be-tortured.html

DALE R. PATTERSON said...

I oppose "gay marriage", but teachers should leave politics at home.

Dean said...

As in previous posts, I stand firmly behind teachers' right to speech in private or public communication away from their job.

However, when on the job their prime purpose is to educate, not indoctrinate. There is a huge difference between expressing a political, religious or social stance with educated adults and doing the same with inexperienced children.

That isn't to say that differing postitions cannot be explored in school.

A friend's daughters attended a 7th grade history/social studies class in which students examined and agrued political and social viewpoints. They reported to parents was that whatever position his students took, the teacher took the opposite. At year's end they had no idea where his beliefs, political or otherwise, stood.

They had, however, learned to research ideas, consider them from various viewpoints and reason out for themselves what they believed. And, even better, to respect others while disagreeing with them.

In my mind that's one facet of an extaordinary teacher. Would that we had more like him.

Anonymous said...

The education system is filled with leftist teachers who indoctrinate kids every day.

What is truly needed is sensitivity training for gays.

Anonymous said...

Having read the posts above I am proud to be part of the TT community today.
I too disagree with gay marriage but do not think the classroom is the place for teachers to be politicking.
Outside school - have at it. Inside class, teach our children to think, to reason, even to disagree, but keep your political views to yourself.

Stan B said...

The STATE should get out of the MARRIAGE business entirely. Since "Marriage" is considered by most to be "Sacramental" in nature, the state should stick to the "Secular Contract" and call it something else. Then the State can recognize whatever relationships it wants, and leave Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, or Oak Trees of Juno to regulate "marriage."

See more at my blog....
State Out Of Marriage

Go Away Bird said...

Gay marrage is abomination to god

Anonymous said...

god is an abomination to mankind.

Kee Bird said...

Athieism is a abomination to mankind annon 3:48 you ignorant darwinists blabbermouth

Dean said...

Stan B:

Thumbs up. You are absolutely right. No, left. Er, um, correct. That's it, correct.