Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Countering ACLU Bullying for School Sexualization

A campaign has been launched to halt an effort by the ACLU to pressure schools to open their Internet filtering options for children to allow sites such as polybi.com, where a woman's naked torso is fondled by three hands; gaydatingtips.com, which advertises a see-through boxer for men; and gayquestions.com/hc3.asp, where students would see an image of two naked men apparently engaged in a sex act.

For background, read ACLU Threatens Schools: Must Teach Homosexuality

UPDATE 3/14/12: Federal judge agrees with ACLU that schools must remove Internet filters

UPDATE 8/29/11: ACLU sues Camdenton, MO school district (which yielded to the ACLU, but not good enough)

-- From "Alliance Defense Fund to Gwinnett schools: Don't be bullied by ACLU's 'radical sexual agenda'" by Dyana Bagby, Georgia Voice 8/1/11

“School districts shouldn’t be bullied into exposing students to sexually explicit materials,” said ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman in a statement. “This latest scare tactic — under the fa├žade of illegal censorship — is just another act of intimidation designed to forward the ACLU’s radical sexual agenda for children.”

On May 23, the ACLU threatened the Gwinnett School System with legal action if it did not remove the filter because it prohibited lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students from access to such websites that could be helpful, including how to start a gay-straight alliance or how to deal with bullying.

“Allowing students equal access to LGBT-related websites is not just a legal duty; it also makes sense from a safety perspective, particularly in light of the epidemic of LGBT youth suicides and bullying,” states the ACLU of Georgia letter.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Campaign fights ACLU demand to let kids have porn" by Bob Unruh, World Net Daily 8/1/11

The ACLU had told Gwinnett officials they had no legitimate interest in blocking the porn images and that its Blue Coat filtering "engages in unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination by blocking sites that express acceptance and tolerances toward LGBT individuals but not blocking sites that urge LGBT persons to change their sexual orientation."

The ACLU has launched a similar campaign in many other states in which it cites several filtering companies -- including Blue Coat, M86, Fortiguard, Websense and URL Blacklist -- for preventing students from having access to such explicit material.

"The district is well within its legal rights to keep the filter in place, especially since deactivating the filter would expose students to sites with sexually explicit content," the ADF said.

The ACLU's argument that the filters violate the First Amendment lacks merit because the district has "broad authority" over what materials students may access, the ADF said.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Alliance Defense Fund Letter to Gwinnett County Schools