posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 12:38 AM
Evesham school district in suburban New Jersey was the scene of a tumultuous debate over a video that was shown to children as young as 8 years old.
The video, called That's a Family!
, portrayed various family situations, including same-sex households.
Evesham parents who screened a controversial video shown to third graders in their district launched into emotional debate last night, at times
screaming at each other across the cavernous gymnasium at Marlton Middle School.
The video, That's a Family!, depicts children describing their various families, including those headed by grandparents, single parents, adoptive
parents and same-sex couples.
It was the segment on same-sex couples that drew the most ire from parents, who lined up a dozen deep to speak at a microphone - when they weren't
shouting out their comments.
One woman stood at her seat and yelled, "They're 8 years old. They don't need to see homosexual people in the classroom."
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Children are the members of every possible description of a family. But should they be subjected to ideas such as same-sex parents, or is this still
the domain that their own parents have control over?
Should our schools be teaching alternative lifestyles?