Pro-Gay Groups Sue MN School District For Not Discussing Homosexuality in the Classroom

Seven suicides within two years at one suburban school district outside Minneapolis has enflamed a culture war between teachers, parents, and national interest groups in regards to the district’s policy of leaving the discussion on homosexuality outside of the classroom.

The Southern Poverty Law Center and National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a federal lawsuit against Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools last week in regards to the district’s “curricular neutrality” about LGBT issues, and the U.S. departments of justice and education have announced formal investigations into the policy.

“Sam Wolfe, an attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the advocacy groups behind the federal lawsuit, wrote the district a letter in May, saying the ‘gag policy’ prevented ‘meaningful’ classroom discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.”

CNN reports that parents and friends say that four of the seven dead students in Anoka were either gay, perceived to be gay or questioning their sexuality, and they say at least two of them were bullied over their sexuality.

The official district policy states that:

“Teaching about sexual orientation is not a part of the District adopted curriculum; rather, such matters are best addressed within individual family homes, churches, or community organizations. Anoka-Hennepin staff, in the course of their professional duties, shall remain neutral on matters regarding sexual orientation including but not limited to student led discussions. If and when staff address sexual orientation, it is important that staff do so in a respectful manner that is age-appropriate, factual, and pertinent to the relevant curriculum. Staff are encouraged to take into consideration individual student needs and refer students to the appropriate social worker or licensed school counselor.”

Author: AKA John Galt

A small business owner, a tea party organizer, a son, father and husband who is not willing to sell out the future lives of his children.

One thought on “Pro-Gay Groups Sue MN School District For Not Discussing Homosexuality in the Classroom”

  1. Teaching sexuality is not the school’s job! If rejection is such an issue for gays, why don’t they go live where it is openly acceptable? I would certainly not want to live in a country that denied me the right to be heterosexual, against the Supreme Law of Creation. I do not persecute gays for their
    sexual preference, as I am required to respect all life and I teach my children to do the same. But I
    do not & will not teach my children that it is right, because it most certainly is not. Everything was created to replicate “after it’s own kind” which is not even naturally possible among homosexuals.
    It’s bad enough that the schools teach evolution instead of the truth against the wishes of the parents, and it is no wonder that homeschooling is becoming so popular. The children who are educated at home are certainly smarter, and they don’t have to deal with the global curriculum designed to shape their very thought processes and stifle their abilities to challenge or even question an unrealistic ideology. Maybe it’s time to go back to separation of school and state.

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