This is what they are trying to convey. That tolerance goes both ways.Quote:
6. Provide training on bullying and suicide that protects all students.
7. Provide the history of gay-related immune deficiencies and acquired immune deficiencies and the medical consequences of homosexual acts.
8. That all health classes that address homosexuality be required to provide up-to-date information from the CDC on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among the groups the CDC designates as men who have sex with men.
The Rev. Walt McFadden of Cityview Church in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis complained that the Minneapolis school district was indoctrinating his son with the homosexual agenda.
“On one particular day with out any warning he was in an English class and the GLSEN group came in and asked the students based on their opinions whether they agreed with the statement or not to stand on one side of the classroom or the other,” he said. “The question was asked do you support or believe that homosexuality is okay. he was the only one in his class and i am proud of him to stand on the other side of the class opposing it.”
He said his son would get beat up if his fellow students found out that he “opposed homosexuality.”
“The world of tolerance is land of make believe where definitions are changed to fit, and all views are tolerated but
only those who agree,” he added.
Bill Fields said that the school district has to “deal with continual onslaught by various groups as to how we are to educate our children.”
“There’s an effort it seems to almost brainwash our children by promoting a certain atmosphere of so-called tolerance.”
Tiffany Strabala blasted the Anoka Hennepin teachers union head Julie Blaha for saying that students are not “controversial issues” and that identities should not the subject of policies like the neutrality policy.
“The idea that same-sex attraction and volitional same sex acts constitute an identity that should be valued is a subjective and arguable belief it is not a fact,” said Strabala. “It is an outrage to me that a govt employee paid for by the taxes of people who don’t share her moral propositions believes that she has a right in her professional role to express her opinions about identity.”
Strabala also accused progressives of persecuting those who believe that being LGBT is harmful.
“Will Miss Blaha argue, as most progressives do, that expressing the belief that volitional homosexual acts are not moral and makes kids unsafe, must be prohibited.
Liberal teachers want to affirm homosexual students in their identity but don’t feel a similar desire to affirm the religious identity of students from conservative faith traditions.”
I don't think that with the "gay issue" you have to say that being gay is right or wrong. What you can say (if you actually believe this) is that despite whatever differences exist, all students will be welcome and supported in school, and that bullying (NOT classified as simply thinking that something is a sin or wrong, but classified as using that thought process an excuse to actively mistreat students) will not be tolerated.
I also think it's extremely misleading and frankly dangerous to present HIV as a "gay disease." Kids already think that it won't happen to them. It's completely irresponsible to feed that mindset by presenting HIV as a gay disease, thereby making them think that since they aren't gay they don't have to worry about it. That's just wrong and reckless.
Might as well say then that AIDS is a "black person's disease" since AA have the highest rate of new HIV cases then.