Sunday, 5 May 2013
Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss in School
Female students at a Red Hook, New York, middle school recently participated in a workshop intended to make them more comfortable with homosexuality.
The 13-and 14-year-old girls learned about homosexuality and gender identity at Linden Avenue Middle School. They were also taught terminology such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer,” CBN reports.
The workshop was designed to bring awareness to the bullying and social stigma that young homosexuals sometimes experience.
At some point during the workshop, two of the girls were asked to stand up in front of the class and kiss each other, as if they were on a date.
The students’ parents are outraged.
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One of the girls told her parents she was being “picked on” by other students after the workshop.
“She told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough. Now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” parent, Mandy Coon, told reporters.
The parents said the school did not warn them about the workshop or send home a form to sign giving the school permission to involve their children in the workshop.
“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” one parent said. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”
“I was absolutely furious — really furious,” said another parent who asked to remain anonymous. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”
School Superintendent Paul Finch is defending the workshop. Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the workshop was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”
Finch said the workshop is “required under the state Dignity for All Students Act.”
“We may require more notification to parents in the future,” Finch conceded.
Homosexual rights advocacy groups have long targeted schools where they believe the gay social stigma and bullying is born and festers.
Hmm,what do you guys think?