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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

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    Or to a social worker to investigate abuse.
    Indeed. We are talking about kindergarten through 8th grade here. While I could perhaps see a 7th or 8th grader wanting to talk to a counselor about sexual issues, I could not imagine children much younger than that unless they were sexually abused or highly sexualized. I just don't see the bill having a significant effect on the state.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    I think the bill protects both sides. What I think it does is ban the teaching of homosexuality is an academic setting, both positive and negative. A teacher can't teach that homosexuality isn't immoral, all natural, and state why gay marriage should be legal. Likewise, a teacher can't teach that homosexuality is immoral, unnatural, and that it shouldn't be recognized as marriage.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think the bill protects both sides. What I think it does is ban the teaching of homosexuality is an academic setting, both positive and negative. A teacher can't teach that homosexuality isn't immoral, all natural, and state why gay marriage should be legal. Likewise, a teacher can't teach that homosexuality is immoral, unnatural, and that it shouldn't be recognized as marriage.
    The bill doesn't do that. It prevents anyone from talking about it existence period. This includes students.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    The bill doesn't do that. It prevents anyone from talking about it existence period. This includes students.
    I'll have to read up on it more, but it seems more geared towards class discussions.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    The bill doesn't do that. It prevents anyone from talking about it existence period. This includes students.
    Exactly. If you can't say anything about it, then you can't say anything good or bad about it.

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    The bill doesn't do that. It prevents anyone from talking about it existence period. This includes students.
    What are they going to do with kids with two mommies, or daddies? This makes no sense really.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

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    What are they going to do with kids with two mommies, or daddies? This makes no sense really.
    Not talk about it I guess. I'm not particularly supportive of the bill, but I'm also kinda apathetic towards it. I don't think teachers should be academically discussing homosexuality or sexual orientation (counsellors and parents should in my opinion). However, if this bill really does ban all talk of homosexuality either in a social setting or private setting I think it would be going way too far.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Not talk about it I guess. I'm not particularly supportive of the bill, but I'm also kinda apathetic towards it. I don't think teachers should be academically discussing homosexuality or sexual orientation (counsellors and parents should in my opinion). However, if this bill really does ban all talk of homosexuality either in a social setting or private setting I think it would be going way too far.
    There are plenty of situations where it can come up, like chaperoning field trips, helping out with plays, sports etc. It just seems unnecessary.
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