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The government is not as stupid as people would be led to believe.
It is in fact the new propaganda.
I do not intend to be the target of your next attack on a member here for having a differing perspective than you have
I respect that you feel that the government is innocent and benign,
If you would like to engage me in an adult like debate
I am a psychologist
I only ask that you provide some credible citations because I certainly will.
Five year olds SHOULD be learning about anti-bullying rules, not talking to strangers, respecting others and listening to their parents.
about gay and/or straight sex acts.
Yeah and far as I know no bullying, not talking to strangers, respecting others, and listening to your parents is already covered in schools, so this program is pretty useless. How in-depth of an anti-bullying, tolerance lesson can you have with five year olds? Just seems like a waste of education time, and probably money.
And therefore the teacher has to explain what that is .... men having sex with men ... women having sex with women .... men having sex with women ....
It's 'in general' sex stuff being taught to elementary school kids. Like I said - when my daughter was 10 she was supposed to sit through classes that discussed wet dreams and arrousal and ejaculations and ________ (FILL IN THE BLANK) ....
Originally posted by one_man24
The biggest travesty is that they say the parents have no right to pull their children out of these classes!!! We should be the ones to educate our children on sensitive issues. We don't need the state, or big government, to indoctrinate our children with what they deem to be appropriate. I won't force your children to praise Yahweh, and you don't force my children to see homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle (no problem with the person, but I don't agree with the lifestyle). What has become of this country? God help us all.
a star for you.. It would seem you are deemed responsible enough to create children but it seems more and more like the state will decide what becomes of your children. parents no longer have right to their children. see that houser woman who has had to become a fugitive in order to save her child from the state who wish to inject her child with that chemo drug. Never mind what has become of your country.. This is planet wide problem with the state nanny forcing it's way into every aspect of your life.. So now they wish to tell you'r children that homosexuality is ok. Now that is crazy.
School can be a tough place.. Sure you will get name calling. It's just kids. It toughens kids up. Years ago it was ok for teachers to abuse kids.. what was done about that.. Nothing. What was done about abusive priests years ago.. nothing.. But yet they want to demonize name calling which to me is a minor issue. I would think that the few suicides would have happened any-way. If they weren't called names at school these same suicide cases would probably have ended it all over a pretty nasty breakup with their girlfriends or something stupid like that.
I think the state should keep it's nose out of family business.. I mean they couldn't run the country what makes them qualified to run the families..
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
I would be willing to bet 80% (yep, 8 out of 10) suicides could be prevented by simply educating children just how bad bullying can be.
And don't be under the illusion that bullying is simply saying "you smell funny" and it's over and done with just like that. You know that's not how it works!
And by respecting other people I don't mean they should be educated about sexual diversity. Rather, they should be taught that making fun of somebody else is bad for them and the other person.
"This is not only appropriate subject matter for schools, but it should be mandatory from an early age on................"
"This is exactly the correct place to teach this,"
"and must not be left in the hands of parents,"
"and this matter is societal,"
or a matter of personal credo and perception."