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April 25, 2013 - 3:02 pm

A state run and taxypayer funded middle school in New York did this.

Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School.

The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.

“She told me, ‘Mom we all get teased and picked on enough. Now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” parent, Mandy Coon, told reporters.

Bullying in the name of anti-bullying.

From another source, we get this.

The presentation to the boys at the middle school included advice on why to carry a condom in their pocket at all times and tips on how to identify a “slut.”

These kids are 13 and 14 years old.

Parents weren’t given any warning and therefore no way to opt out, of something that should never have been going on in the school in the first place. You can’t post the Ten Commandments or source the Golden Rule in school, but a school can have a group of college kids (which the middle schoolers will interpret as cool because they’re in college) come in and do something like this.

The school’s initial reaction to the fury is predictably bland. The school’s leaders are unthinking, unblinking functionaries of the state.

Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

By telling young girls to do something they don’t want to do and using the pressure of the situation to make them do it. That is bullying. By telling boys how to watch for “sluts.”

“We may require more notification to parents in the future,” Finch said.

Go Finch yourself.

He claimed the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom.

Stories like this one seriously depress me about the future. We will rail about it, the school will make some bland nonpromises, but it will happen again. And again. At the same school, or another one. The trajectory we’re on is moving the nation in the direction of official suppression of traditional Christian beliefs and traditional moral values. The state won’t be neutral. It will — already is — enforcing a set of beliefs, bit by bit. ObamaCare’s mandate is one pincher, subversive activities like the one at Red Hook are the other.

And if you object, well then, you’re just a godbothered nutcase theocrat, of course.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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It's too late, I'm afraid. The damage has been done. The majority in favor of SSM are the result. I'm just waiting to see what comes next . . .
1 year ago
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No surprise really. Liberalism is an infantile system based on self-worship. Therefore it makes sense that their religion would center on the genitals.

Funny how strongly they wage war against religions that look outward and have a higher standard than banging anything that moves.
1 year ago
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And 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' is required reading in Home-Ec class!
1 year ago
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Beware of the true goals for Common Core people!!!
1 year ago
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You do not need to be a member of any religion to understand that this is the sexual abuse of minors. If some person down the street did this exact same thing they would be looking at years in prison. Vile.
1 year ago
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Please keep in mind this isn't wrong because it's secular... it's wrong because it's wrong. I'm an atheist and if someone did that to my daughter I'd feed him his own shoe.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
Parents need to be able to fire teachers, principals and superintendents. Take all the tax money now going to the public school system and give it directly to the parent as a voucher to let him chose the school where he wants his child taught.
1 year ago
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Would you please Stop using the word "school" to describe these perverse politically correct government indoctrination camps.
1 year ago
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'Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”'

Oh, and grooming...
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