Originally posted by technical difficulties
Despite your post being coated in right-wing extremism, I agree with you that that it is wrong.
I kind of misread your post at first and thought you complaining about gay history, mainly because I've seen people who actually believe acknowledging
famous figures who were gay as part of some gay agenda, which is nothing short of idiotic but I digress..
Originally posted by DrChuckHomophobes
who rail against the idea teaching people that yes, there are gay people out there who can accomplish great things, just as straight people can. Also,
if you truly didn't care about someone's sexual orientation in a history textbook, then you wouldn't be complaining about someone's sexual orientation
in a history textbook.
Originally posted by buster2010
Some of the rednecks are just going to have to learn there are gay people in this world and they are part of American history. Oh this person did
something important but we can't talk about him because he's gay. Now who is squashing free speech?
Why do our children need to know that specific person was gay? Who gives a sh#t about the historical figures sexual orientation?
Right-wing extremism? You think I'm planning a massive genocide of homosexuals because I think they are sub-human? Sheesh, say one thing that seems
against homosexuality and your branded a evil horrifying tyrant.
I'm not complaining about someones sexual orientation in a history book, sometimes it is necessary to know every aspect of a given historical figure
to fully comprehend the decisions they made. There are PLENTY of history textbooks that mentions homosexuality at the college level and beyond, where
it might be necessary to understand the dynamics of the figure or a culture.
Its the part where they put it in childrens textbooks I have a problem with.
edit on 5-1-2012 by DrChuck because: (no reason given)