A Massachusetts elementary school teacher recently read a story to her second grade class entitled "King and King". You guessed it, this story is about a young prince who resists his mother's pressure to find a princess and ends up falling in love with another prince. Again, this is a class of second grade students.
At a recent Dem debate, the candidates supported reading this kind of material to second graders, except for Hillary who dodged the question as she usually does any potentially hot topic.
I'm of the opinion that if someone wants to have sex with another person, then fine. As long as that person is a consenting unwed adult, go for it. I think the vast majority of Americans feel the same. What's behind closed doors in this regard is behind closed doors...but it should stay there and it certainly should not infiltrate our elementary classrooms. The problem with the gay and lesbian lobby is that they want to throw their sexual lifestyle in the faces of mainstream America, and we don't appreciate it. Whether it's the young, single coworker or your 70 year old grandparent - regardless of sexual orientation - we don't want to hear about your sex life. Keep it to yourself, thank you.
Yet the gay lobby chooses to invade our privacy and indoctrinate our children into accepting their lifestyle, and it's turned many against their cause. If you're gay, I don't care, but leave my kids out of it and try not to remind me that you're gay at every opportunity. I don't remind people daily that I'm heterosexual. I don't throw my religious beliefs into your face constantly, and I'd like the same respect paid in kind.
What they don't seem to get is that stuff like this isn't about gay or straight, it's about a parent's right to raise their children free from governmental indoctrination. Some parents don't want their second grader to hear stories like this and that should be respected, but it's clearly not. It's odd how the gay lobby asks for Americans to respect their privacy, but then chooses to invade ours by teaching inappropriate material to our children. Sexual discussions need to occur in the home, not the classroom. The public school system is supposed to teach math, science, history and English. Leave the cultural and social teaching to the parents. To do otherwise risks unwelcome imposition into the family environment, which is exactly what happened with these second graders. And yet, the parents seem powerless to stop things like this because its a government funded program free from private sector competition. If our education system was strictly private, things like this wouldn't happen in the mainstream because schools who taught this mess to second graders would have to close their doors in bankruptcy.
Yet, every time this issue comes up someone always wants to make it a gay/straight issue. Save it. Unless you can make an argument that parents don't have the right to reserve these kinds of teachings for the home, then you're arguing the wrong point. Sexual discussions OF ANY KIND are not appropriate for second graders unless the parents feel their children are mature enough to understand what they hear.
Political indoctrination is becoming a big problems in our classrooms and I think it needs to stop. The public school system has clearly crossed a line and infringed upon the private lives of American citizens, and that's a serious matter. Why anyone would be supportive of such action is beyond me, because one day they may be teaching your children something you don't agree with. SO our school system needs to return to the fundamentals of education and leave the politics where it belongs, in the sewers of Washington, beyond the doors of the classroom. If we can't do this, then our public school system is violating America's citizens and it may be time to privatize the whole thing.
And for anyone who still disagrees, here's a question. Suppose your local school began teaching your children about guns. The message is well-intentioned. They want to teach safety and teach the kids that guns are used for many good things, that guns aren't bad and shouldn't be feared. They may even have some guns in the classroom so your kids can handle them and become familiar with them. For many Americans, this is a part of their lifestyle, so why not teach all children about it. Suppose your child came home and told you all about what they did at school in learning all about guns. How would you feel about it?