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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

More arguments for homeschooling...

Found this on the US News & World Report site via ProLifeBlogs.com

Milwaukee to Form Gay-Friendly Middle School
December 17, 2008 03:23 PM ET Jessica Calefati

The Milwaukee Public School System will expand the services provided by its gay-friendly high school and apparently become the nation's first school system to create a gay-friendly middle school.

At a meeting two weeks ago, a subcommittee of Milwaukee's Board of Education unanimously approved the Alliance School's proposal to serve sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. The proposal gained unanimous approval from the full board by default when the item was not pulled for further discussion or a vote at last night's meeting. Alliance School lead teacher Tina Owen said the public charter school will begin accepting new applicants eligible for middle school in the 2009-2010 school year immediately.

Milwaukee's response to gay-friendly schools has been much different from other cities'. In Chicago, community leaders' concerns about creating a gay-friendly high school stalled plans to bring such a proposal before the city's school board. In New York City, protesters greeted students of the gay-friendly Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan's East Village on its first day of classes five years ago. But in Milwaukee, the Alliance School's birth as a high school and expansion to serve middle school students passed with no real opposition. Calls from social service organizations and parents urging Owen to create the middle school more quickly are the only responses she has received from the community, Owen said.

Before helping to create the Alliance School four years ago, Owen worked in another Milwaukee high school and advised its Gay Straight Alliance club. She heard horror stories from students who were being verbally and physically harassed on a daily basis because of their sexuality or gender identification. Research conducted by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network indicates that students across the country are experiencing the same trauma. A GLSEN study on school climate found that 86.2 percent of youth who identify themselves as other than heterosexual were verbally harassed in the past year and that 22.1 percent were also victims of physical assaults at school.

Marty Lexmond, the director of school innovation for Milwaukee Public Schools, said the need for a gay-friendly middle school is even greater today because adolescents are publicly identifying their sexuality as early as middle school. He added that he is pleased with Alliance's progress over the past four years because the school serves young people whose needs are not being met elsewhere. Lexmond believes that had many of the school's current students not attended Alliance, they would have acted out or dropped out of their old schools. Some students he came to know personally told him so.

Though Alliance is certainly a safe place for gay youth, Owen makes clear that she did not help create the school or its new middle school to benefit gay students only. "Alliance has never been exclusively a gay high school; rather, so many LGBTQ students are the ones being bullied," Owen said. "This school is for any student who wants to become a part of this safe environment."

This is off the charts bizarre. For starters, why does any school administration need to concern itself with the sexual orientation of it's students? Where does this logically lead to, given that there are parochial schools set up by religious denominations that teach homosexual behavior is sinful? The two can't exist side by side, one or the other will get shut down by the secular authorities, wanna guess which one I'm betting on?

God help us all.

5 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

The same one that I am betting on.

This is just one more way to give governmental credence and legality to immorality. This is great, seeing how back in the 70's, the liberals were constantly saying, "You can't legislate morality." But they sure don't seem to have a problem legislating immorality.

By the By, since when is the gay life-style a safe environment?

Always On Watch said...

Multiculturalism and political correctness gone mad.

Homeschooling may turn out to be the last bastion of moral education.

Adrienne said...

My bet is that the kids being harassed were coming to school in makeup (boys) or dresses. Gays are notoriously pushy and obnoxious. I've worked in two industries that were primarily gay and there was rarely a exception to this rule.

This is such nonsense. What they are really teaching is a form of amorality. Now the straight kids can feel comfortable getting it on with anyone they want to and it will be ok. Nuts! (not to make a pun ;-)

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Great, teaching kids buggery and helping them destroy the image of God within them. Shame on all those who plan this!

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Not that I needed any further motivation to leave the PS system.

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