Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm with Theo: in this case the Muslims have it right

Two primary schools have withdrawn storybooks about same-sex relationships after objections from Muslim parents.

Up to 90 gathered at the schools to complain about the books which are aimed at pupils as young as five.

One story, titled King & King, is a fairytale about a prince who turns down three princesses before marrying one of their brothers.

As Theo says, What he f**k are we doing teaching 5 year olds about same sex relationships!! The 3 Rs will be a bit more use.

Here's a couple of particular points from the story:
The decision was made to enable the schools to "operate safely" after parents voiced their concerns at meetings.
Translation: "We'd have told Christian or Jewish parents to sod off; however, we're afraid of Muslims.

And here you have the same kind of bullcrap that happens here:
"The main issue was there was a total lack of consultation with parents," he said.

"The schools refused to deal with the parents, and were completely authoritarian.

"The agenda was to reduce homophobic bullying and all the parents said they were not against that side of it, but families were saying to us 'our child is coming home and talking about same-sex relationships, when we haven't even talked about heterosexual relationships with them yet'.

"They don't do sex education until Year Six and at least there you have got the option of withdrawing the children.

"But here you don't have that option apparently. You can't withdraw because it is no particular lesson they are used in."

They should have been willing to listen to ANY parents who complained, no matter their religion. But they've now demonstrated two things(again):
They'll try to force their desires and opinions on the kids no matter what the parents think, EXCEPT
They'll roll over and show their belly if they actually think someone might hurt them.
I'm not accusing the parents of threatening the school; I'm saying that after all the crap that the islamist idiots have gotten away with that is what the school fears, from ANY muslim.

And in the comments there is a piece of true wisdom:
I am a homosexual by nature and do not feel discriminated against because these books have been removed. Very young children should be allowed their childhood before being loaded down with sexual matters they need not have to 'understand' until they're ready.

Your mouth to the ear of someone with the brains, integrity and courage to act on it, guy.


GunGeek said...

When I was living in California, there was a big push on to have "alternative lifestyles" brought into every single lesson in every single class. The head of the Dept of Education for the state was trying to get it put in as official policy, as I recall, for all grades in all subjects.

They wanted it in math classes (Johnny has $18. If he wants to buy himself a new dress that costs $16.95 and there's a 7% sales tax, does he have enough to buy it?) and in every other class. It would require textbooks that had homesexuality, transgendered, cross-dressing, etc woven into the very fabric of the entire text. All tests and assignments were to have the same treatment.

The goal was to make these lifestyle choices so commonplace that children would grow up being very tolerant of them.

Enough parents raised enough of a fuss about it that it has been made an optional guideline for schools to follow, rather than an outright requirement.

It's just a matter of time, I'm afraid before it gets made less and less optional. Since CA is such a huge market for publishers, it will end up in schools all over the country by default.

Windy Wilson said...

"The agenda was to reduce homophobic bullying"

Children being children, bringing this into the classroom of elementary school pupils is an invitation to homophobic bullying beginning at an even earlier age, as this becomes another thing in addition to looks and athletic ability, to beat the small and weak with.

My only complaint is that if it weren't the Moslems complaining, the school would feel free to ignore or ridicule a Christian who objected to the program as objectionably reactionary and homophobic and deserving of ridicule and calumny without restraint.

markm said...

Windy, it's already happened. The currently popular expression for "not cool" among the younger crowd is "gay"...