Senate OKs bill to ban teaching of homosexuality

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Senate OKs bill to ban teaching of homosexuality
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 1:54pm

Even the students are protesting the passing of this bill.

Personal note: I don't understand banning discussion/teaching of a lifestyle choice .. I remember my kids having books on the subject of different family configurations and how impressed I was with our school system. We wonder about hate crimes and intolerance in sociery when this type of prejudice is being condoned and even furthered in our offices of senate, inexcusable .. your thoughts?

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Senate OKs bill to ban teaching of homosexuality

NASHVILLE - The Senate approved, 19-11, a modified version of Sen. Stacey Campfield's bill to block teaching about homosexuality in kindergarten through eighth grade.

As rewritten by a Senate floor amendment, the bill declares that "any instruction or materials made available or provided at or to a public elementary or middle school shall be limited exclusively to natural human reproduction science."

The amendment was proposed by Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, and endorsed by Campfield.

The previous version would have declared instead "no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality."

In an interview, Campfield said the new version accomplishes the same objective as the original - ensuring that parents, not teachers or others coming to classrooms, make decisions on when children learn about sexuality and what they learn. The complete source http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/may/21/senate-oks-bill-to-ban-teaching-of-homosexuality/

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 3:56pm

what classrooms teach heterosexuality?

 

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 7:08pm

Depends on the Church.

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 3:19am

I have never been able to understand why people get SOOOO excited about homosexuality. Also, do they really think that kids will "choose" to become homosexuals because they learned in school what anal sex is?

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 5:49am

human sexuality is a health class topic.

 

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 6:27am
This is ridiculous.
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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 8:13am

May I ask you if you really consider homosexuality a "lifestyle choice" or if you were just trying to be polite?

I admit that I find this term really odd in the context. We live in the city rather than in a suburb. That is a lifestyle choice. We do not own a car. That is also a lifestyle choice. We do not have fancy furniture. Lifestyle choice.

Homosexuality is a sexual orientation. I fail to understand by what definition of "lifestyle" it can be considered a lifestyle choice.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 9:50am

Yes there is a guide and the RE teachers have to go through training to teach it.

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 9:51am

Amen!

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 10:43am

Isn't the way we choose to live our life a 'lifestyle choice'?

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 11:03am

But people don't chose to be heterosexual.

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