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Here's a stupid poll to freep at the Tennessean.  Yeah, I know they're a dime a dozen but for some reason asking this in the "liberal" Tennessee paper irked me.  

DAILY POLL: Do you think elementary and middle school teachers should be allowed to discuss homosexuality:

- Yes, kids need the guidance of a trusted adult.
- No, they're too immature for that kind of discussion.
- I don't know.

Honestly, I wouldn't care  except that yesterday Tennessee's homo-hater in Chief, Stacey Campfield, submitted a bill that is a repeat of the "don't say gay" in school, with the added benefit of forcing teachers by law  to report to a parent if a child asked them about homosexuality in private at school:

Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield has reintroduced his infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, with enhancements, including the tattletale clause requiring school teachers and counselors to tell parents if their kids are gay, under various scenarios. Campfield recently introduced a bill that would cut welfare to families if their children don’t perform well in school, calling it a step toward “breaking the cycle of poverty.”
Portions of the law:
Because of its complex societal, scientific, psychological, and historical implications, human sexuality is one such subject. Human sexuality is best understood by children with sufficient maturity to grasp its complexity and implications.
 

At grade levels pre-K through eight (pre-K-8), any such classroom instruction, course materials or other informational resources that are inconsistent with natural human reproduction shall be classified as inappropriate for the intended student audience and, therefore, shall be prohibited.
More importantly (yes, even worse!) is the following "good faith" scenario in the law:
Student: Is homosexuality natural?

Teacher: No.

Think of the children!  While ya'll are doing that I'm going to go beat my head against a wall.

Originally posted to lostboyjim on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:51 AM PST.

Also republished by Milk Men And Women and Angry Gays.

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