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During a celebration of National Ally Week, Tara Miller, a teacher at the Faith Ringgold School of Arts and Science in Hayward, Calif., passed out cards produced by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network to her class of kindergartners.
The cards asked signers to be "an ally" and to pledge to "not use anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language or slurs; intervene, when I feel I can, in situations where others are using anti-LGBT language or harassing other students and actively support safer schools efforts."
And political correctness hasn't a hope in hell of removing people's sense of the absurd.
So transgenders, transexuals, homosexuals and heterosexuals better be prepared to be laughed at if they look and behave in a manner that others find funny.
We all get called names. If you're fat, red headed, stupid, ugly, crippled, skinny, white, black, Asian, Latino or a bad driver, you're going to get called names. Why do these people think their so special?
So the teacher should allow hatred to be in the class in kindergarten?
People will still make fun of a gay person even though they have signed this card; it just brings awareness to it.
are you high? I think you've got the entire wrong stick,not just the wrong end of it
Originally posted by Marcus Calpurnius
So, instead they are demonizing straight people? I love this idea that the way to correct "hate", is to demonize a group that you see as "dangerous". When we are talking race, its white people. In this case, its straight people. Notice there is nothing on there about name calling against straight people. Oh no, thats perfect acceptable.
I'd also like to know why these people think they are free from name calling? We all get called names. If you're fat, red headed, stupid, ugly, crippled, skinny, white, black, Asian, Latino or a bad driver, you're going to get called names. Why do these people think their so special?
[edit on 2-11-2008 by Marcus Calpurnius]
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by Marcus Calpurnius
You obviously have some serious issues with homosexuals and their "special treatment". From the sound of your replies, I would think that this pledge is in place because of how people like you raise their kids.