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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 Temporal View Post
    Unbelievable. Well at least it wasn't my home state that did it.

    I guess don't talk about being gay and maybe less people will turn out gay, is the idea?
    The bill is designed to stop them from pushing their politics ("gay rights") on school kids. It's a sound law.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Have any of you people ever thought that maybe it isn't so much the school system as it is the attitude of the children and how they are being raised by their parents?

    I am a product of public school and have very little problem reading or writing or even doing advanced math and knowing quite a bit about science and history, plus a little bit of French. My 5 siblings all seem to have very few problems with reading and writing, except for maybe the one with dyslexia, but even he is quite capable of reading and writing it just takes a little more concentration and time, and his dyslexia is certainly no fault of the school system. Schools do just fine teaching children who want to learn.

    But outlawing the teaching of any subject in school just because some parents feel that it is offensive or immoral is just wrong. Common sense and local rules can be used to ensure that inappropriate material and parts of certain subjects is much better than outlawing discussion of an entire subject. And I'm pretty sure that this is not going to hold up very well under the freedom of speech part of the Constitution.
    It's right there under the Education Clause.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophile View Post
    The bill is designed to stop them from pushing their politics ("gay rights") on school kids. It's a sound law.
    Except for the fact that there are no recorded incidents of anyone trying to push the gay agenda on kindergartners in Tennessee.

    Again, a solution with no problem. It's right-wing social engineering and it's big government intruding where it isn't needed and doesn't belong.

    The other "small government" bill they just passed was to tell Tennessee cities that they can't pass their own non-discrimination clauses. In other words, the state is forcing its will upon the cities and telling cities what they can and cannot do. This is from the exact same legislature that passed a symbolic bill saying the federal government can't tell them what to do with regards to healthcare.

    Of course, being Republicans, they fail to see the irony in all of it.

    It's just big government telling every school district and every municipality what it can and cannot do with regards to gay people, while bitching about someone telling them what to do. Hypocrites. The entire lot of 'em.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by empireofreason View Post
    It's an irrelevant top to be discussed below 5th grade. Humans begin dating generally around 12 and 13. They probably didn't need to restrict it from middle school.
    Kids pair up younger than that. It doesn't amount to anything other than saying, "he's my boyfriend" but it is there.

    There is nothing wrong with teaching kids that some people pair up differently. Hatred and prejudice have to be fought against. My 3rd grade daughter was complaining about a boy that was picking on her and I said maybe he liked her. She made an ugly face and said, "but he's black." I was horrified. I know she didn't learn that from us but she already picked it up. This is the problem.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    Kids pair up younger than that. It doesn't amount to anything other than saying, "he's my boyfriend" but it is there.

    There is nothing wrong with teaching kids that some people pair up differently. Hatred and prejudice have to be fought against. My 3rd grade daughter was complaining about a boy that was picking on her and I said maybe he liked her. She made an ugly face and said, "but he's black." I was horrified. I know she didn't learn that from us but she already picked it up. This is the problem.
    Or your third grader could simply be articulating that she isn't attracted to black guys. I'm not attracted to black women either, and if ever at all, it's only one's that are light skinned with white facial features..

    Am I racist too?


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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Or your third grader could simply be articulating that she isn't attracted to black guys. I'm not attracted to black women either, and if ever at all, it's only one's that are light skinned with white facial features..

    Am I racist too?


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    Not because of your lack of attraction, no.

    You're still in favor of big government intrusions into school district decision-making, though.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Or your third grader could simply be articulating that she isn't attracted to black guys. I'm not attracted to black women either, and if ever at all, it's only one's that are light skinned with white facial features..

    Am I racist too?


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    That's an odd point, but interesting.

    I myself didn't find many black women attractive, until hair extensions/weaves became popular.

    So evidently I'm a "hair" man!
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    That's an odd point, but interesting.

    I myself didn't find many black women attractive, until hair extensions/weaves became popular.

    So evidently I'm a "hair" man!
    Legs and ass myself, just not the big booty type that black women tend to have.


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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Not because of your lack of attraction, no.

    You're still in favor of big government intrusions into school district decision-making, though.
    Actually I'm not in favor of big government anything. I firmly believe in States rights, with more power and authority to regulate, and legislate at the most fundamental local levels.


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