Saturday, November 17, 2012

ACLU Sues to Display Lesbians to Kindergartners

Utah parents in Davis School District complained after activist librarians purchased homosexual indoctrination books and provided free access for children as young as age five.  The school district responded by requiring parental permission slips for students to access the books, saying that state law prohibits teaching homosexuality, but the ACLU has sued the district saying that the new policy hurts the feelings of "homosexual families."
"Our job as parents is to make sure we teach our children about our values. We can do that without imposing our personal views on the rest of the school community."
-- Tina Weber, plaintiff (lesbian parent) represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
That's certainly, an ironic statement coming from someone advocating indoctrination in her school.

For background, read Parents Force Back Gay Agenda in Several Schools and also read ACLU Threatens Schools: Must Teach Homosexuality as well as Homosexual Indoctrination Mandated for Schools

In addition, read Oklahoma Board Wants Homosexual Book Available to Kindergartners

-- From "Davis schools sued over policy on 2 moms book" by The Associated Press 11/13/12

The lawsuit claims it's unconstitutional to require elementary school students have a parent's permission to check out "In Our Mothers' House," a picture book featuring three adopted children growing up with two mothers.

"Public schools cannot remove books from the library shelves because some people disagree with the books' viewpoint," said John Mejia, legal director of the ACLU of Utah. "Taking a book off the shelves and hiding it behind a librarian's desk makes the book more difficult to read, and it sends the message that there is something wrong with the book and with children who have same-sex parents."

The lawsuit asks the district to return the book to library shelves without the permission slip process. It also seeks $1 in damages, attorney's fees, and a ban on future restrictions based on a book's perceived "homosexual themes" or "advocacy of homosexuality."

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From "Utah school district sued over restricted access to lesbian family book" by Jennifer Dobner, Reuters 11/14/12

School officials acknowledge no similar limits have been placed on other titles in the library inventories of the Davis district, which encompasses an area north of Salt Lake City.

Parent Tina Weber objected to the restrictions, and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on her behalf in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, saying the policy amounts to "prior restraint" that violates her children's free-speech rights.

Utah is not the first place parents have raised concerns about Polacco's book, which was published in 2009. A 2011 report by the ACLU of Texas showed "In Our Mothers' House" was banned in several schools in that state.

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From "ACLU Sues Over Restriction of Book About Same-Sex Parents" by Eric Peterson, Salt Lake City Weekly 11/13/12

Award-winning children’s book author Patricia Polacco’s book may just have had the apostrophe on the wrong side of the “s” in her 2009 book In Our Mothers’ House for some families in Davis County who objected last spring to the book’s placement at Winnridge Elementary, in Davis County. In April, the district voted to have the book placed behind the librarian’s desk in all district libraries and moved to require students who wanted to check the book out to first get written permission.

In the Nov. 13 lawsuit, the ACLU argues “the District has placed a discriminatory burden on students’ ability to access fully protected speech. Even worse, restricting access to In Our Mothers’ House and segregating it from the rest of the library collection places an unconstitutional stigma on the ideas contained in the book and the students who wish to read it.” According to the suit, a group of parents had complained of the book having “normalized a lifestyle we don’t agree with.”

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