Monday, March 19, 2007

Teaching Our Kids to Lie

From "Teaching our kids to lie", by Hal Lindsay, posted 03/16/07, at (Hat tip: Mel)

I read a very disturbing report this week in WorldNetDaily regarding an Illinois high school district's decision to subject their 14-year-old freshman classes to a "gay indoctrination seminar."

According to the report, the school's officials required the 14-year-olds to attend a "Gay Straight Alliance Network" panel discussion led by "gay" and "lesbian" upperclassmen during a "freshman advisory" class which "secretively featured inappropriate discussions of a sexual nature in promotion of high-risk homosexual behaviors."

I'm not kidding. I wish I were. But that isn't the half of it.

The school district, knowing full well that disclosure of the program to the student's parents would cause a problem, ordered the children to sign a "confidentiality agreement" that bound them not to tell their parents!

According to the school district's superintendent, the situation was a "mistake." But George Fornero didn't believe that subjecting 14-year-olds to homosexual indoctrination was a "mistake."

Instead, as I understand the story, the "mistake" was in trying to conceal the program from parents. Evidently, the school district couldn't care less if the parents found out. After all, there is nothing they can do about it, as the parents discovered from a similar case in Massachusetts.

In that case, the presiding judge ruled that the "the rights of religious freedom and parental control over the upbringing of children … would undermine teaching and learning. …"

Can you believe it? If I am following this line of reasoning correctly, parents interfere with teaching and learning.

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