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originally posted by: Aisling
I suppose that may not make sense to some, but who am I to judge others?
I just don't want to get a phone call some day saying "Ma'am, your kid beat the hell out of another kid, because he is gay". I would die of shame.
I realize my opinions are not popular, but I don't believe in teaching our children to hate or ostracize others. This world is cold and harsh enough.
originally posted by: Moresby
The videos show reality. You can choose to teach your children to put up with, but quietly disapprove of, reality.
But it's good for them to be shown that reality. It's the world they're going to be living in. We laugh at the school films from the fifties, because they didn't show reality. Then they attempted to give kids tools to exist in that imagined reality.
As I understand it, most kids laughed at them even then. But those who took then seriously must have developed a very odd view of the world.
How come nobody said anything about this? I mean, don't get me wrong, the anti-gay comments in this thread and in the OP are incredibly stupid )(to put it kindly), but portraying blacks negatively in a anti-bullying film seems a bit counterproductive, as is leaving out one group entirely who could also benefit from this film.
“One of the problems is that African-Americans who have seen the film shown to the board were offended and distressed by the representations of African-Americans, that they were drug addicts, broken families, inarticulate,” Snider added. “However, in contrast, the lesbian and gay parents that were portrayed had much more information on them than other groups, and it was all extremely positive. There was no protection of religion at all.”
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originally posted by: beezzer
And people wonder why we home-school.
originally posted by: nixie_nox
originally posted by: whyamIhere
When is my class and my race and my religion going to be protected ?
When is it going to be illegal to say or think bad things about me ?
Since when did I have to conform my thoughts and feelings so I didn't hurt your feelings ?
Why does this need to be taught to school children ?
Why must my agenda be held hostage to the irate voices of a few ?
When do I get to say poor pitiful me, I have been wronged ?
Seems like you are doing enough whining and playing victim to cover it enough for everybody.