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?
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/