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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    OK, now I'm offended. Women are not a collection of body parts put together for your amusement.
    Of course not....they're also sammich makers.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    This is good news,,,,,,,Parents should be the oness to teach homosexuality if they see fit to do so...........
    Who teaches homosexuality?

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    But no one was teaching it in the first place. It's a big government solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
    So true, so true.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Who teaches homosexuality?
    I think you know what I meant...
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think you know what I meant...
    Actually I don't. Some people mistakenly think homosexuality is being taught. As tht has never been the case, I would like to 1) make sure you don't think it is being taught, and 2) try to more clearly understand your objection.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Yeah, that's right. Lets bury our heads in the sand and pretend that homosexuality doesn't exist. Maybe they'll go away then with their icky lifestyle!

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Yeah, that's right. Lets bury our heads in the sand and pretend that homosexuality doesn't exist. Maybe they'll go away then with their icky lifestyle!
    I think it's a mistake for you to mischaracterize the toning down of the rhetoric as completely ignoring them.

    Gays are a small % of the population to begin with, those gays who make historical contributions to society rarer still, and of those few gays who make historical contributions, I have yet to hear of an example where the contribution was based on that person's sexuality.

    Given proper perspective, gays deserve a footnote or two, not a chapter, certainly not an entire class, and a coarse is completely out of the question.
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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I think it's a mistake for you to mischaracterize the toning down of the rhetoric as completely ignoring them.

    Gays are a small % of the population to begin with, those gays who make historical contributions to society rarer still, and of those few gays who make historical contributions, I have yet to hear of an example where the contribution was based on that person's sexuality.

    Given proper perspective, gays deserve a footnote or two, not a chapter, certainly not an entire class, and a coarse is completely out of the question.
    While I don't accept your premise, that historical contributions is the criteria, but exactly who is teaching a class in the OP?

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    While I don't accept your premise, that historical contributions is the criteria, but exactly who is teaching a class in the OP?
    The existing sex-ed classes.

    There was a push by pro-gay'rights to introduce material into these sex-ed classes specifically on homosexuality, which was trending towards more pro-gay coarse material in other arias of the curriculum. I strongly suspect that pro-gay tried this in Tennessee because Tennessee's general view of gays is well known. Far from an honest attempt to educate, imo this was a deliberate publicity stunt. Pro-gay knew how the people of Tennessee would react, and they're getting the headlines they wanted.

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    Re: Tenn. Senate OKs ban on teaching of homosexuality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The existing sex-ed classes.

    There was a push by pro-gay'rights to introduce material into these sex-ed classes specifically on homosexuality, which was trending towards more pro-gay coarse material in other arias of the curriculum. I strongly suspect that pro-gay tried this in Tennessee because Tennessee's general view of gays is well known. Far from an honest attempt to educate, imo this was a deliberate publicity stunt. pro-gay knew how the people of Tennessee would react, and they're getting the headlines they wanted.
    Nobody tried to introduce homosexuality curriculum in Tennessee. This was pushed by one man who has been trying to push the same bill for years. It isn't recent, the only reason it has finally come this far is the mid terms were favorable for Republicans in Tennessee.

    When this bill was debated, it was made very clear that many of the politicians had bought into the FRC line that the best way to deal with gay youths was to discourage them from identifying as gay. This bill is meant to serve as a social stigma by highlighting a particular subject that the state says is not okay to talk about.
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