TN Senate Bans Teaching of Homosexuality

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Registered: 05-15-2009
TN Senate Bans Teaching of Homosexuality
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 2:18pm

The Tennessee Senate approved a bill to block the teaching of homosexuality in grades K through 8.

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Mon, 05-23-2011 - 5:35pm

I can say that I agree. I mean this is a conversation that should be had at home. Not in a classroom. But its become such an issue to pass a bill?? WOW!! Whats going on in TN??


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Registered: 12-04-2000
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 3:16pm

IMHO ....Another example of the ultra conservative religious faction wanting to dictate knowledge to fit their beliefs.

I don't think it's a big issue in

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 8:30pm

I live in CT. Here is part of the state health curriculum frameworks. I have copied parts of the core concepts that students are expected to know by the end of 8th grade. In my estimation, it would be hard to discuss HIV/AIDS without mentioning homosexuality. I don't even know what that mandate in TN means. Are teachers supposed to pretend homosexuality doesn't exist? What about gay kids in the classroom? They don't get questions answered. Do the people of TN really think any discussion of homosexuality will turn children gay? Another stupid idea brought to us by ignorant people....

Identify and discuss
causes, modes of transmission,
symptoms and prevention
methods of communicable and
non-communicable diseases
(e.g.. HIV/AIDS, sexually
transmitted diseases, diabetes,
cancer, heart disease)
M.1.10. Describe puberty and
human reproduction as it
relates to medically accurate
comprehensive sexuality
M.1.11. Define abstinence,
explain the value of postponing
sexual activity, identify the
methods of contraception and
the effectiveness of each

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Registered: 10-06-1997
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 9:07pm

Whether they do or do not believe that talking about homosexuality will turn kids gay is not really the point -