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    Default Parents sue to keep their kids from having to be nice to gays

    Alameda parents file lawsuit over gender curriculum mandate

    Alameda Journal
    Posted: 08/13/2009 01:32:38 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/13/2009 10:44:26 PM PDT

    A group of parents opposed to a controversial anti-bullying curriculum adopted by the Alameda public schools has filed a lawsuit over the district's refusal to excuse their children attending the classes.
    The parents are supported by the conservative Pacific Justice Institute which argues for parents on issues involving religious freedom and parental rights.

    They oppose the curriculum because, they claim, it indoctrinates young children about the lifestyle and gay, lesbian and transgender families. District officials insist the curriculum was needed to address some of the causes of bullying on school campuses.
    In a press release, Kevin Snider, chief counsel for the institute, said the curriculum fails to address the main causes of harassment and bullying in the district and omits children belonging to five other protected classes including race, ethnicity, gender, disability, nationality and religion.

    Parents have asked that their children be allowed to ``opt-out'' of the classes but the district has sent letters to the parents denying the requests.

    Trustees voted May 26 to adopt the Safe Schools curriculum, which supporters say will help children of gay parents feel welcome at school and help end anti-gay teasing and bullying on the playground. The lessons also aim to provide a safe environment for children to learn, as well as to offer a framework for teachers to break down stereotypes and teach kids about different types of families, according to supporters.
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    I don't understand HOW this could be open for discussion. Children need to know about all lifestyles in order to understand them. Children would have no problem with any of it-parents should stay out.
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    Well, the way it's worded resembles the very same uproar when parents didn't want their kids to sit in on sex education classes because telling kids about sex and the reproductive system is telling them to have sex.

    The title of this thread seems a bit slanted.
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    New title: Moron parents sue to prevent kids from discovering that gays exist
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    New title: Moron parents sue to prevent kids from discovering that gays exist
    Perfect
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