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Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

logo_webImagine 13 and 14-year-old girls being instructed to ask one another for a lesbian kiss in a class exercise.  The girls had no choice. The parents were NOT informed. But hey, if it falls under “anti-bullying,” than who are you to question it, right?

 Heather Clark over atreports this alarming development:

Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.

According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.

During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a lesbian kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

Parent Mandy Coon told reporters that her daughter was very uncomfortable with the exercise.

“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,’” she lamented.

Coon stated that she was especially irate over the matter because parents were given no warning about the presentations, nor an opportunity to opt out. She is also dismayed that college students were granted the right to come into the classroom and encourage her daughter to be sexually active.

“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”

“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent remarked. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”

“I was absolutely furious – really furious,” an anonymous parent told reporter Todd Starnes. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

However, both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops, and are advising that they will schedule more. Superintendent Paul Finch told the Poughkeepsie Journal that the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

“[We] may require more notification to parents” in the future, he said, contending that the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom.

He advised that Principal Katie Zahedi and guidance counselors at the school worked with the Bard students to plan the workshops. Zahedi asserts that the sessions were rather about saying no to unwanted advances as opposed to encouraging homosexual acts.

“In planning the discussion, we made it clear that absolutely no discussion of any sexual acts is appropriate to middle school, and they used the examples of a kiss,” she wrote in an online forum for parents. “It was a separate activity for boys and girls and ultimately about respect and safety.”

Mark Primoff, a spokesman for Bard College said that students had volunteered to give the presentation after Zehedi invited the institution of higher learning to participate in the workshops.

However, parents remain livid over the matter. A public meeting was held this week for residents to express their concerns.

It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request.

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406 Responses to “Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation”

  1. Kristy #

    As if we needed one more reason to homeschool. Yikes.

    April 20, 2013 at 6:34 AM
  2. James #

    This is horrendous and yet they say the Bible is not allowed in schools. Where are the freedom of speech and rights for those who do not follow such sinful acts.
    This is way beyond any form of justification for this school.

    April 20, 2013 at 10:10 AM
  3. Lovin #

    Schools were set up in order to educate all children in how to read, write and do mathematics. The purpose was to be able to better themselves in life, wether in work/ Farming ? ect…. and to not be taken advantage of just because they couldn't read, do math, or sign their name.
    It wasnt to take over the parents job in teaching their children right from wrong, what the family believes morally, and/ or especially not anything about sexual Behaviour of any kind, and especially enacting it out! This didn't just suddenly happen, societies morals have deteriorated over the last ten years exponentially in comparrisson to any other time in history, and has been readily accepted it seems (except by us conservative minorities who are seriously criticized for our stand) by the majority of the people.
    The person in the White House says it all!! Socialistic lunacy is the accepted course by the people, and the vote proved it!
    Those parents and parents from all over this country should stand up together against this type of "supposed teaching" and any other "teachings" like it. I feel for those parents, and hope many are upset enough to take the issue as far as need be to get it stopped, and out of the schools! May God Bless and be with them in that Cause, should they take it up!

    April 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM
    • Cynthia Maurer #

      The original intention of mandatory schooling, at least in Massachusetts, was to make good 'citizens' of our children, not necessarily teach them the three R's. It's whatever 'they' say it is it would appear. Hurray for homeschooling. Worked for us.

      April 20, 2013 at 3:36 PM
      • Nic Basore #

        Im homeschooled and in my freshman year i earned 8 credits! in the public schools they made 3 (at max!) Homeschooling is a better choice the whole way around.

        April 21, 2013 at 3:18 AM
    • Chris #

      Excellent comment

      April 21, 2013 at 1:22 AM
      • Chris #

        Excellent comment lovin#

        April 21, 2013 at 1:23 AM
    • Stephen #

      Schools it seems have taken the position that they need to instruct children that what society says is good truly is. WELL IT IS NOT.
      I believe that is why God created the family, that is what parents are here for. Did someone think in their infinite wisdom that government and or schools are allowed to supersede their judgement??

      PARENTS teach their children values and acceptable behavior. I agree that some do not perform this task well, but such is the risk we take in order to live in a free society.

      I am truly grateful that I do not have children in these schools. The administrators should be immediately dismissed and not allowed to work with children ever again.

      I am sure they will be horrified by my comments and filled with righteous indignation, that is how sick they truly are, they think they are doing the right thing.

      Forgive them Lord, for I cannot.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:12 AM
    • DogloverNV #

      You are correct. Bravo! It used to be that schools taught children HOW to think. Now they 'teach' them WHAT to think. This kind of stunt has absolutely nothing to do with anti-bullying. It's simple: They are teaching homosexuality. It is all about mind control and desensitization. And these Affirmative Action teachers do as they are told. Nothing will ever change. We must pull our children out of these brainwashing centers. Period!

      April 21, 2013 at 5:34 AM
  4. Juandero #

    This is appalling and an infringement on the rights of the students and their parents by what this college and middle school made these kids do in the name of anti bullying.If I were the parent of these kids I would remove my kids from these school and home school them myself the way a child suppose to be taught.If this is what society going by then I can only imagine what other types of infringement they're willing to do all in the name of equality.

    April 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM
  5. Connie Mcclintock #

    Don't be surprised if these "classes" end up online. Sounds like some kind of kinky adults wanting to get soft kiddie porn going. Anti-bullying my ass!!! This was preversion at work. You can bet the person/persons responsible for engineering this sort of class were getting their sexual jollies just thinking about two young girls together. I'd sue their asses off for A.) encouraging sexual activity of minors, and B.) encouraging them to spread germs during a time when hygiene lessons are trying to keep kids from even sharing glasses that have touched the mouth of another person. If they actually had to kiss, then those responsible for those lessons put your children at risk of illness. Pull out all the stops on this one, people. Don't allow your children to be BULLIED into participating in such inappropriate behavior. Meanwhile, check to see if their homework mentions posing nude online for gay/lesbian websites.

    April 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM
    • Nyla Petersen #

      Amen, amen, and AMEN!!!! You are absolutely right!!!

      April 21, 2013 at 3:46 AM
    • Adam Tacker #

      Connie, you said exactly what went through my mind when I read this story. I honestly can't believe that this is allowed. That act of forcing students to ask for a kiss, that is sexual abuse pure and simple. That is bullying , sexual bullying..and there is no thought to any of those girls rights or feelings…sick sick…

      April 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM
    • Adam Tacker #

      Connie, you said exactly what went through my mind when I read this story. I honestly can't believe that this is allowed. That act of forcing students to ask for a kiss, that is sexual abuse pure and simple. That is bullying , sexual bullying..and there is no thought to any of those girls rights or feelings…sick sick. I remember being that age and feeling confused as it is being a developing teen girl, but to think of sitting in a classroom and having to be a part of a presentation that forced me to ask a girl for a kiss…oh come on.
      I don't have children so I did not know it was this bad in the school systems.
      I would find a really good team of attornies from all over the us if I had to as a group of parents and sue this school and bring criminal charges against them. To teach a teen boy to identify sluts…what is that? Sterotyping for one thing, and making judgements . What is the purpose of teaching a young teen boy to identify a slut? A teen boy who has been instructed to carry condoms in his pockets at all times.
      sue them..time to stand up and say "hell no you don't!"
      time to quit letting a bunch of perverted idiots tell you what is correct and not correct, , time to say "your fricking fired!."

      April 21, 2013 at 4:48 AM
  6. JEB #

    That's when the father should have broken the nose of whoever is responsible for this!

    Good way to spread AIDS!

    April 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM
    • Confused #

      How do you spread AIDS by kissing? Tell me how that one works. Regardless, if this "really" happened, it's wrong. However, don't go believing everything you read online. Plenty of bad info out there, even on what seems to be "valid" sites. I'm not saying this didn't happen, but the general use of the phrase "according to reports" appeared several times throughout the article. Pretty generic stuff.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:44 AM
      • Adam Tacker #

        not by kissing ..perhaps the teen boy who was taught to identify a slut did so real well but forgot his condoms…

        April 21, 2013 at 4:56 AM
    • Teresa Osborne #

      AIDS is not spread by kissing.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:41 AM
  7. Mia #

    They need to fire that administration because its pedophilia. Sexuality has no place among the classroom. Specially among those under 16 in NYC. They need to be fired and put on a child predator list. If they can do it to 14 and 13 year olds they will go younger.

    April 20, 2013 at 2:42 PM
    • Lolly #

      While I don't like what they did in this New York middle school (and agree that the administration should be severely reprimanded, if not fired) you should know that pedophilia is "The act or fantasy on the part of an ADULT of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children." Young people who are the same age cannot be engaging in pedophilia because–inherently–pedophilia requires an adult wanting a child.
      That being said who in the world do these administrators and college students think they are? If they feel teaching tolerance is necessary, fine, but to make two girls ask each other for 'lesbian' kisses is beyond the pale unacceptable. Imagine the uproar if the administration had a class where they made a homosexual boy ask a girl out?!? We'd never hear the end of how disrespectful it is to make someone do something against how 'they were born.'
      There are ways to teach tolerance and acceptance which are much more useful. Badly done, Linden Avenue Middle School!! Badly done.

      April 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM
      • Brian Davids #

        @Lolly: I think Mai was calling those who organised this paedophiles.

        April 20, 2013 at 8:26 PM
        • Lolly #

          I can totally understand why she would say it, but wouldn't it only be pedophilia if the adult teaching/organizing were the ones doing the kissing?

          April 21, 2013 at 2:16 AM
      • Adam Tacker #

        If the adult perpetuates the sexual activity between the two teens, it is still sexual abuse, also it can be sexual abuse even is the adult does not engage in physical sexual abuse with the child but watches. Also trying to pervert (this is not teaching) a child into having sexual activities and the very simple fact that these adults are discussing anything sexual with your child should comsume any desent parent with rage. Sick sick sick

        April 21, 2013 at 5:07 AM
  8. Jennie #

    I respect the intentions of the presentation, and believe that they are important. I also see what they were trying to do with the kiss; "normalize" the practice. However, forcing one another to do so is not only uncomfortable as well as overly sexual, it teaches a larger lesson about not respecting one's own boundaries and body.

    April 20, 2013 at 3:05 PM
    • Bill #

      Not to mention they are minors and its a perversion.

      April 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM
  9. Don #

    That teacher and the adinistrators should of been in the Boston Marathon.

    April 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM
    • Lolly #

      With all due respect, Don, your comment was not only unnecessary, but also ungodly. Do you truly think it is acceptable to embrace the idea that the (well-meaning, but terribly misguided) teachers and administrators should have died in the bombings? It isn't any more acceptable than the behavior of the teacher or administrators.

      Some food for thought.

      April 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM
  10. Jen #

    The teachers and administrators should be charged with sexualizing/abuse of children. They are homosexuals themselves and pushing their disorder on this school

    April 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM
  11. Cynthia Maurer #

    You mean they the girls were 'bullied' into doing it?

    April 20, 2013 at 3:33 PM
  12. Bill #

    First I would sue the ass off of the school district and then break the Principles jaw!!! No Joke!!

    April 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM
  13. Sylver #

    “I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”

    Um… Ma'am.. kissing is not sex. You have children, clearly you are familiar with the mechanics of sex.

    April 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM
    • Lolly #

      According the the article, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pockets at all times. Teaching the students that 'principle" is as good as teaching them it is okay to have sex, as long as you're using protection. And, additionally, it may be that the mother was responding to information given to her by her child which the article author decided wasn't pertinent enough to be given to the article readers.

      Food for thought.

      April 20, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    • Nic Basore #

      Dude, she was reffering to the college kids that said that. But a "Lesbian Kiss" is meant to cause arousel which is strictly for sex…

      April 21, 2013 at 3:23 AM
  14. Wesley #

    Sounds like from the fact that it was a girls only group gathered and they were teaching how to say no to an advance that this was not forced homosexuality but rather roleplaying a very likely jr. High scenario with the only available gender. Furthormore with the intent of no as the response, if anything they seem to be reinforcing the dismissal of a homosexual advance. Am I the only one who paid attention to the details? Political stance can spin things any way you'd like.

    April 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM
    • Becca #

      and where is the part of this that makes it appropriate to teach during what is supposed to be an anti-bullying presentation?? that is the reason why this is supposedly state mandated, preventing bullying is a worthy topic to discuss…..this, however, makes no mention of bullying except when the child said that she now feels more at risk for being the target of bullying

      April 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM
      • Constitutional Mom #

        And that folks is what the anti-bullying law is really all about. I have known kids in schools who were actually bullied, and absolutely nothing was done. But let this kind of teaching be done and it becomes very clear that the anti-bullying law was put in place so kids can't defend themselves from homosexual bullying without getting in trouble. Yep, been duped again by an agenda that goes against most Americans rights and freedoms.

        April 21, 2013 at 3:24 AM
    • Adam Tacker #

      No wesly, you just think your the only one paying attention to detail. What the big picture is here…is the right of the parent to teach their children about sex and morals, not the school. The schools claim they don't have enough money to teach our children with enriching classes but they can pay for this shit?
      when did it become so acceptable for the school to teach our children such important things such personal things?
      sick….if u think it is ok for all this, you must think it is ok for the government to continue their campaign against out rights..all of them one by one. No, I did not miss the details but some people have been missing the details a long.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:27 AM
  15. Shepherd #

    This was a response to someone whose comment was apparently deleted while I was typing.

    April 20, 2013 at 5:31 PM
  16. Dennis #

    This is not the agenda you're looking for. Move along now.

    April 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM
  17. Becca #

    According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”

    I would LOVE to hear what they had to say about how a boy could identify a girl that would be considered a "slut"…..this is the antithesis of the stated goal of this exercise!! Also, since they're teaching the boys to carry condoms, why stop there?!? Teach them how much time, energy and money it takes to raise a baby…..which, of course, comes back to having the necessary tools so they can find jobs that would support themselves and one day, their families. If schools want to take the first step by handing out condoms, then it's time they either finish the lesson or abandon this lesson altogether. Boys are taught to carry protection and girls live with the consequences.

    April 20, 2013 at 6:42 PM
    • Roberta #

      The boys were told they could identify a slut by what she was wearing. I live in Red Hook and my daughter is in the middle school. It was the most inappropriate information that a 13-14 year old could be given.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:38 AM
      • Nic Basore #

        well dont you know? your children belong to the government!

        April 21, 2013 at 3:26 AM
    • Steve Harvey #

      Sex education should be taught by the parents not schools. But if schools are going to teach it they should be teaching abstinence.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:42 AM
  18. sarah #

    Welcome to "Common Core!" You can expect more of this. Public Schools will now decide what is best for your children and you will not have a say in their decisions. Oh, and the elimination of home schooling is under way.

    April 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM
  19. Roger #

    Maybe it's time for a superintendent and a principal to find employment in another field. If this had been my daughter, I would have the official's heads on a stick!

    April 20, 2013 at 8:36 PM
  20. Lord Drek #

    Wah wah wah, sheeple.

    Get used to it. This will be normal before long. Americans have had 50+ years to stop this, but television was more important.

    April 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM
  21. Sophia #

    What the hell!? These and all parents with children in public schools need to get a hatchment amendment letter and have it placed in their child's file. It states they must be informed of what they are teaching and how and what their child cannot participate in, there's a list but you can also add to it as you see fit. It's legally binding also.

    April 20, 2013 at 9:11 PM
  22. Erwin Alber #

    This trend is also happening in some European – German language speaking countries where sexologists have been holding classes to sexualise children at an early – even pre-school age. There are groups and organisations fighting this but there have been instances of parents being fined or jailed for refusing to let their children participate in these classes.

    April 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM
  23. crazyredemu #

    If we could go back to teaching math and science that'd be great!

    April 20, 2013 at 11:08 PM
    • Nic Basore #

      NOOOOOOOO! Teach Physics. Thats what was done up until the Sov's broke it down into science and math, and we followed.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:28 AM
  24. Marie #

    This is not surprising given the increase in depravity in the hearts and minds of men. We must keep in mind that our public school system's founder was John Dewey who was a confirmed socialist and an added note: our nation's pledge of alliance was written by a confirmed socialist as well. When institiutions of man are based on socialism, then what spirit rules in that system? Is God truly at the center of such a system; is marriage as defined by God built up and respected; is the value placed on human life valued; are the values of working hard and minding your own buisness while witnessing Jesus as the only way unto salvation and the dying to self in order to build others up in the faith practiced? We must bear in mind that our public school system was not centered on Jesus Christ and His teachings….oh, they may have had a sprinkling of a value here and another moral there, but in reality, the name of Jesus was never included in the whole system.

    I have children in the public school system so I know first hand what goes on behind the walls build with human hands. In truth, most of the teachers have never had a true born again conversion according to the definition of our Holy Word. And we must keep in mind, when there is not a true conversion, then God, the Holy Spirit, is not doing a work on the heart and the mind, thus promoting and worshipping the spirit of this age, instead of Jesus Christ. It is a fallen system and many teachers themselves have no conviction of the sin that rules in their lives…..we have so many that are divorced, teaching our children in this day and age. Is it possible that when so many are becoming divorced, could this act change a person's theology from Biblical to perhaps antiBiblical? Absolutely!

    And bear in mind, with the increase of "it takes a village to raise a child" promoted within the confines of our society; community, schools, and yes, sadly the church walls, man has taken it upon himself to disrepect God ordained marriage, parenthood, and families. And I believe God, our Father is right……the depravity in the heart of man is making busibodies, evil doers, and workers of iniquity out of even those who would call themselves Christians.

    This is what happens when we worship "the self." Self esteem anyone….ie. James Dobson?

    April 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM
    • Christine #

      Well said Marie

      April 21, 2013 at 3:28 AM
  25. Marsha Farmer #

    It seems New York's leaders in every branch of leadership from government,education,to city ordinances has lost it's collective minds! First,you choose to disarm your citizens and now your forcing young people to make these kinds of choices? Talk about peer pressure! This is it in its greatest form! This is disgusting on every level!! And I pray the families have the resolve to follow this through and hopefully,there will be dismissals from teachers,principals,and administration leaders! You do not deserve or have any business making choices and teaching young people!

    April 21, 2013 at 12:40 AM
  26. Tiwanda #

    This plus more is what you get when God has been removed from school and society. Where are people supposed to get morals from? Parents have given their authority over to the government, by default. So now government is raising your children teaching them their amoral ways. You can only teach what you know. My children will never return to public school. Praise God!

    April 21, 2013 at 12:49 AM
  27. Melanie Adams #

    Thank God I home school my children! Between crap like this and common core, putting a child on public school, is child abuse!

    April 21, 2013 at 2:01 AM
  28. Steveo #

    I would like to ask these same parents, did they vote in their last school board election? Elect a new school board, fire the superintendent, demote the principals. It does no good to sit back & complain, get involved.

    April 21, 2013 at 2:07 AM
    • Roberta #

      yes I voted, however, this is before the district decided that the most liberal college students in our area were good instructions on sex

      April 21, 2013 at 2:39 AM
  29. Roberta #

    I live in the school district, have a daughter in the middle school and find it amazing how the presentation could even be suggested without first requiring a signed parent consent or an option to opt out of the program. There is something wrong with having the information the Bard students gave and the district approved in the minds of 13-14 year olds, who have enough to deal with regarding academic stress, peer interaction and social media.

    April 21, 2013 at 2:42 AM
  30. Melinda #

    Bard college is funded by George Soros. Bard tried to get my daughter in their school.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:27 AM
  31. Nazeema Bartek #

    When my son was in high school he is now serving in the military spoke out against homosexuality and the bible views on this sin he was not only bullied but chastised by his teacher, principal but also his guidance counselor, he eventually switch school. Where are our rights as Christians?

    April 21, 2013 at 3:57 AM
  32. Dina #

    I don't care what they threatened if I didn't do it.. would never let anyone force me into doing something like that.. even if they are the teachers or principle or whatever.. This is so wrong on so many levels.. and we wonder why our world is so screwed up now days.. hmm lets ponder on that one..

    April 21, 2013 at 4:27 AM
  33. TomT #

    Isn't this the plot of a recent porno?

    April 21, 2013 at 4:32 AM
  34. BillyBob #

    The superintendent and principal need to be fired, immediately!

    April 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM
    • This is a very easy matter to deal with. THE COURTS.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:43 AM
    • Gerald Taupier #

      We were warned many years by a communist dictator that we will fall from within. It's working. The liberal teachers and liberal colleges and our misguided President, courts and congress are making sure this will happen

      April 21, 2013 at 4:59 AM
  35. Marie #

    May I also add a few other comments please. Our public school system has never taught the precious teachings of our LORD Jesus Christ….morals and values, perhaps some, but we must bear in mind that unbelievers have morals and values as well. When a person begins to research and study to understand what the founders of any institution of man actually believe, such as John Dewey, the founder of education, then it stands to reason why schools are becoming increasingly depraved. I have also homeschooled my children in certain subjects and there too, one must be very discerning for Christian homeschool materials may also promote worldviews that are not in alignment with the written Word….like dominionism, patriotism, subjective experiences, spiritual elitism, etc…..for there is no perfect educational system of man because of our sin.

    We get upset when we see articles such as these for we know the spirits of darkness are at work here. But are we concerned when our churches made with human hands are a mirror reflection of our culture? Please allow me to explain….would you as a parent be alarmed if an elder in your church gave a public testimony stating that "the holy spirit (I wil not capitalize this spirit as it is not from God, the Father) told him to get a tatoo, complete with the verse to "witness" to people? And on the way home from church, your child boldly declares that he is going to get a tatoo because that elder/leader has a powerful role model relationship with your youth. Or what do you think about having a youth group leader that is divorced…..or how about another youth group leader who dyes her hair bright pink and wears highly questionable clothing when "leading?" Or how about that youth group leader that confesses "I haven't read my Bible in awhile, maybe I should start reading it again."

    Since the "church" is a mirror reflection of our culture, I find these articles not surprising to say the least. I just read in one of my rural magazine publications, a woman, who professes to be a Christian, promoting the teachings of one sexual deviant of the worst kind, Alfred Kinsey, in one of her articles. Absolutely shocking…..but I cannot condemn because during the past couple of years, I am learning what the educational and church-cational system has not taught me…..truth as found in the Scriptures. That is why Paul, in Acts, commended the Bereans for testing the Scriptures to see if everything he taught was true……..we are encouraged by those very words to do the same and test every spirit, in every aspect of our culture.

    Jeremiah 17:5 "Thus saith the LORD, "Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD."

    April 21, 2013 at 4:45 AM
  36. Bill #

    I would sue then for making my daughter give a lesbian kiss to another girl under some humiliation statute.
    i'd also tell my kids they had my permission to walk out of any future classes they might try to throw at them along these lines

    April 21, 2013 at 4:50 AM
  37. Bob #

    I am disgusted by the teachers in our schools. They teach the "future of America" the wrong ideals. A child must grow up under the supervision of a mother and father and school teachers should not inject into the minds of the students any anti-religious (gay) beliefs and any anti political party issues. If you want to be gay, that is up to you, and should not be taught in our schools. Homeschooling is the answer since our teachers have deteriorated and become too liberal.

    April 21, 2013 at 4:52 AM
  38. Teachermom #

    This said they were supposed to ASK for a kiss, so that the other person could turn them down. (How to deal with unwanted sexual advances) Personally, I applaud the initiative. I agree this should be taught at home, but there are a lot of homes that DON't! I deal with students on a daily basis whose parents were and still are neglectful of their educational needs as well as of their basic human needs. If the teachers don't teach these students, then who will? When you have students come to class who haven't been taught to bathe or brush their hair, or brush their teeth, then what else do you think the parents of these students are going to neglect to teach them?

    April 21, 2013 at 4:53 AM
  39. Ruth #

    Remember many of you people are one of the many parents who are allowing gay marriages in this country!!! So who to blame the school or the people??? I don't support it and now you see the consequences.. America is getting ruined!

    April 21, 2013 at 4:55 AM
  40. Sam Adams #

    One simply has to ask, what in the heck has happened in the State of New York, you have the Governor and that facist little mayor of New York trying to disarm it's population, and now you have two idiots from one of these "Liberal Indoctrination Centers" teaching 13 and 14 year old girls to do things like this, are you guys out of your minds there in New York? Man, this is absolutely shameful,, this has NOTHING to do with education in the least and you bastards know it, you ought to be ashamed of your selves!!! This why particular states become the butt of jokes and ridicule, because they intiate stupid crap like this which has absolutely nothing to do with educating students. Disgraceful.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:02 AM
  41. Put God back in school enough said

    April 21, 2013 at 5:03 AM
  42. As a parent I would be pretty pissed off too. And Sie the school.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:03 AM
  43. Andrea Schadewitz #

    Time to take back our schools. This is disturbing and inexcusable! School is for learning. The bullies themselves would think this isn't a big deal because they get out of actual education. We need to go back to stricter classrooms and uniforms. We need to be TEACHING science, math, English & history. Our system is an education nightmare! People unite and organize on thisz

    April 21, 2013 at 5:04 AM
  44. Doug #

    I would be inclined to punch out the teacher

    April 21, 2013 at 5:17 AM
  45. Dude #

    A great way for kids to spread germs to one another! What kind of idiot would even think of having such an exercise? (Liberals of course). And to think the school officials actually condone it but also want to plan more!

    April 21, 2013 at 5:37 AM
  46. SMC #

    I'm sorry to say this isn't a surprise; expect more of this kind of thing because homosexual relationships are considered normal and just an alternative lifestyle. If you think this is bad wait until same-sex marriage is made legal everywhere, homosexual sexual habits will be taught as normal – not just kissing. Google "TDSB and veggie sex" to see what the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) promotes (Note: Warning not for the faint of heart). Beware, the same thing will be soon taught in your kids schools.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:39 AM
  47. what,s next ; pressure -cooker bomb making 101 , classes ?

    April 21, 2013 at 5:42 AM
  48. luvdalz68 #

    OMG that is terrible! That in itself could be considered "bullying"! Forcing people to do something they don't want to do! Gays keep asking us, "How will our lifestyle possibly affect your children?" Well, here you go!

    April 21, 2013 at 5:48 AM
    • Karen #

      We need (unfortunately) that they have the right to say "no" to something a teacher asks that is uncomfortable, and that we will back them up when we get the call from the principal. Hmmmm, or WOULD we get that call in this instance?

      April 21, 2013 at 7:35 AM
  49. James Alan #

    Welcome to the Progressive Agenda! Wake up People!
    For God sakes pull Your moderate heads out of the sand and take Your Country back before Your children suffer more! And They will!

    April 21, 2013 at 5:49 AM
  50. DC #

    “The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent remarked. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.” No, the school overstepped its bounds when such a "program" was implemented and approved. The parents should not have to fear what is happening to their children in middle school. Can we get back to teaching reading, writing, math and critical thinking????

    April 21, 2013 at 5:51 AM
  51. Parent #

    with teachers being arrested for sex with students everywhere you would think teachers would be scared to death to even say the word "sex" to a student for fear of arrest. One parent calling police saying teacher made daughter uncomfortable talking about sex leads to investigation and search warrants.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:57 AM
  52. Don #

    This is no more than abomination. This should not be taught in the school. The school should be restricted to the education of the children and this is not it. Children should be taught how to read and still many can't read at their levee, teach math in order to teach a child how to use their brain without a calculate or computer, history of who this nation came to be and what it takes to preserve it. Other studies such as gay and lesbianism should never be a study. You removed the teaching of God but this is allowed. No wonder our children are so screwed up and drop out. It is past time to bring God, the pelage of allegiance and morals back into our school and fire all would want to keep it as it is.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:16 AM
  53. Roger Howard #

    The case can be made that this is institutional coercion of involuntary sexual acts among minor children. The citizens of NY have laws to protect their children from such acts. They must demand that such felons be prosecuted by their county DA and state AG. At the least, the individuals who demanded such a lesbian kiss should be prosecuted for child abuse. It's the law. No exceptions for ignorance.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:16 AM
    • Burtis Walker #

      Roger, if you know how to initiate prosecution, you should do it! Please do!

      April 21, 2013 at 7:23 AM
    • ElisaM #

      Except you would have a hard time suing for something that didn't actually happen.

      April 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM
      • Mary Kilbride #

        It didn't actually happen? And, you know this how? And we are to take YOUR word for it why?

        April 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM
  54. keener #

    There is a FB page for this "dignity act": https://www.facebook.com/dignityact
    Funny that there is no mention of this incident there…

    On April 16, they had a meeting for the parents to discuss concerns at Linden Ave Middle…I would love to see an update on this story since the meeting.

    It is unthinkable that this type of instruction could happen in my child's school without my knowledge. I know things are only going to get worse in years to come. And before I let my child be instructed in this way, I WILL pull her out and home school.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:17 AM
  55. Yet again the rights of parents and children are under attack by the free will of lesbians, gays, and schools administrators that think they have the right to force their agenda on unsuspecting parent's and their children! Why is it a lengthy document sent home to allow your child to attend an event away from school and must have your signature on it and yet, this action (which was obviously planned well in advance) not a whisper comes forth until after the event?" I also have an issue with the young girls being introduced to being a lesbian, and the boys are given condoms and learn about sluts! Again what kind of message does this convey to these children? Bullying never entered my mind as i read of this, what did enter my mind is who paid these perverts to do this, "Our Taxes! Is it ok as long as the school condones it! I was taught each person has a right to be taught to become better citizens, learn to read and write, and become a an individual of good moral character . Do you think this happened in this instance? No, but it happen and Yes it will continue if we don't stop this kind of action immediately!
    My suggestion is force the administrators, student teachers, and school board to come together in front of these students and their parent's and undergo the same humiliation these students suffered and then fire the whole bunch!
    Again your rights end where my rights begin- at the end of our nose!
    God Help Us All Now in these unholy & volital times.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:17 AM
  56. ISN'T ANYONE AWARE THAT WHAT THE SO-CALLED EDUCATORS ARE DOING IS BULLYING THE STUDENTS…MY KIDS ARE GROWN BUT I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN IN SCHOOL…NOW I AM AFRAID FOR THEM

    April 21, 2013 at 6:25 AM
    • Kaitlin #

      Hey you guys!
      This is actually an anti-bullying program designed by Laura Bush. Please get your facts straight.
      It is not pushing the "gay agenda" (as if there is one, but I won't change your minds about that). The class was split up into males and females. The "Can I have a kiss?" part wasn't a "lesbian" thing, it was a way to practice saying no in a safe space. It's a way to get girls to stand up for themselves so they are not pressured into having sex.
      The boys were not taught about carrying a condom or "identifying a slut." They were taught that "slut" is a harmful term.
      As for the people talking about "kiddie porn," what is wrong with you? Maybe you need to go confess or something for thinking about those things.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:59 AM
      • RPM #

        Kissing is a personal act and should NEVER be forced upon anyone, much less a child. That is called sexual abuse – per legal and psychological definitions. Kissing someone of the same sex and describing it as a "lesbian kiss" adds a sexual connotation, is a very specific type of sexual abuse.

        As someone that taught against bullying, this is the most ridiculous session I have ever heard about. In fact, it fits the criteria of being bullied.

        If you think this isn't pushing a "no boundaries" lifestyle, you are either ignorant, young or part of the movement.

        By the way, as a parent, no school has the right to force such a program that includes sexual discussions beyond the basic health lesson on MY child. That is MY job. If the school wants to jump in and act like the parent, then they MUST provide a transcript of what is going to be taught and give a parent the right to opt out their child.

        What is wrong with people today?

        April 21, 2013 at 7:13 AM
        • Cady #

          Thank you! People need to know the REAL facts, and not ones that are construed. The person who made this article was obviously stretching the truth and changing facts. People need to see that a school would never allow a presentation like the one the article described. The things some people would believe…

          April 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
        • Susan #

          Perfectly said.

          April 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM
      • Shannon #

        Uhhhh Were you in the class? Sounds like you were there.

        April 21, 2013 at 7:41 AM
        • Kaitlin #

          No, but I am a member of the community and do know parents of children who were in the class.

          April 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM
        • Mary Kilbride #

          Exactly. There is no reason for something like this. None.

          April 21, 2013 at 9:28 AM
      • Nelson #

        No matter what was taught, clearly parents have a role in this and if it is what you say, the schools should encourage parents to get involved. Parental involvement will help to ease parents concerns, show kids parents do care and the parents can help develop the program. Parental involvement will help keep it all above board.

        April 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
      • John #

        Yes, there certainly is a gay agenda and this shows it Kaitlin. If it was only about saying no to an unwanted advance, these loons would have had the boys ask for the kiss and that would have been wrong to have any kids involved to do their liberal work. Get your facts straight too as Laura Bush would have never approve of the perverted way that her program has been hijacked by these perverts.

        April 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
      • K #

        Are you a parent? My middle schooler has not shown an interest in kissing nor did my high schooler when she was in middle school , nor does my almost middle schooler; after attending this they would be that much closer……not what I want for my children. I think the point most parents are trying to make is WE take OUR jobs as parents very serious by sacrificing and working hard at instilling OUR beliefs and values into them, these lessons do not go along with what we want taught to them. The school should at the very least have sent home a permission form, then parents who teach their children stricter and/or ifferent values and beliefs could exempt their children; this could also help keep the school out of hot water. Schools are not responsible for a our children or who they become so teaching them anything that could alter or affect that (especially at this age) in anyway is not their responsibility.

        April 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM
      • Mary Kilbride #

        Trust me. Laura Bush had nothing to do with this.

        April 21, 2013 at 9:27 AM
      • ed #

        I see the Bush's are still being blamed by the libs. Ms. Bush is a religious person and would not stand for this. Ms. Obama, maybe, but not Ms. Bush.

        April 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM
      • Catryna White #

        It's a shame that your explanation wasn't a part of this article. That certainly would have helped, but even so having lived long enough, I recognise how things can be presented in an innocent enough fashion and over time take on a whole new life of it's own. This is exactly how propaganda and programming starts.

        April 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM
      • Connie #

        How do you know that this was not a lesbian thing? According to the article, they were instructed to ask for a "lesbian kiss", which clearly states that sexual preference was being implied.

        Even if it wasn't gender-specific, do your really think it appropiate for your daughter, or son, to ask anyone for a kiss as part of a school assignment? If this had happened to my daughter, she wouldn't have been polite. She'd have told the teacher to ……….. (you supply the words, and they would have been far worse,) and she'd have left the class. Because, unlike this school system seems to believe, some parents do teach their kids that they NEVER have to put up with bullying, or anyone who insists that they do anything that makes them uncomfortable. And the article did state, as I'm sure was the absolute truth, this requirement made some of the girls feel uncomfortable.
        If you condone this, what else would you condone as a "school lesson against bullying"? A girl grabbing your daughter's tush, just so your daughter learns how to kick, scream, and gouge out some fool's eyes?

        BULLYING is not acceptible. But you don't have to demonstrate it in order to teach against it. And I fail to understand why your daughter would think that someone ASKING for a kiss is bullying. Bullying is usually accompanied by some form of physical or emotional threat, real or perceived. It's better to ask than make assumptions. Bottom line: kissing should never enter into any classroom assignments or activities, regardless of what the school claims the purpose is.

        April 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM
        • Linda #

          I totally agree with Connie. Back in the 80's when my youngest daughter was in school in CA, we were notified by the school that they would be teaching a "sex ed" class and we could review the curriculum. In doing so we, at the end of the book it stated not to ask your parents about this but ask teachers and peers. You can imagine how that went over. Never the less that curriculum wasn't used. As parents we should be notified by schools when any "sexual material", (even if it's in the form of bullying) is being taught to our children. Parents have to be involved with their children's education and be aware of what's going on with them at school. The school should not be the only educator of our children.

          April 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM
      • Ronald Smith #

        It doesn't matter how you slice the cake, if you tell a female to ask a female for a kiss, you're encouraging them to participate in homosexual activities, PERIOD. It seems that YOU need to get YOUR facts straight. Who created the program is irrelevant, almost all politicians are corrupt. The fact is, the exercise is designed to encourage female children to participate in homosexual activity during one of the exercises. That is FACT and the focus of the argument. It's indisputable!

        April 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM
      • Connie #

        No, I don't need to go confess anything. But it wouldn't hurt you to get enlightened about the news, and realize that right now, Californians are trying to establish pedophelia as acceptable behavior…. you know, not a crime? And we all know, as goes CA, so goes the rest of the country, eventually. And how many teachers have been caught "with their hands in the cookie jars" of their students? Most of those students just happened to be in the same age group as the students in this "course." Don't kid yourself that school teachers are above reproach, or that such things "only happen to other people." That's a good way to find your kid has been victimized. Vigilance is a parent's best parenting tool. Ignorance is for a time when no one said the word "sex" in public.

        But just for the record, assuming that you are hetrosexual, how would you have felt if your 8th grade teacher had insisted that you go ask someone of your gender for a kiss? Keep in mind, you'd be graded on classroom participation.

        April 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM
      • Elinor Dashwood #

        This is pure assertion on your part so far. Do you have the text of the workshop to show? I don't care if it was a program designed by Laura Bush or Laura anybody. Bossyboots interfering First Ladies don't get to make parents' decisions about their children for them. The parents ought to have notified well in advance and given a chance to remove their children.

        April 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM
      • Britt #

        Thank you for clarifying Kaitlin. All I could think is 'How does anyone buy into this stuff?' This article contains falsified information and it's sources are completely inadequate. Unabashedly aiming to reinforce the belief that allowing other people to have rights will somehow infringe upon your own. Here's the real deal. These people want to be respected like every other human on earth. They want the right to pursue life, love and happiness. They have been discriminated against for a very long time and would never try to influence children so carelessly. And rightfully so; other people forcing their beliefs on them their entire lives is exactly what has kept them from being treated as equals deserving of love and opportunity.

        April 21, 2013 at 2:12 PM
        • Ronald Smith #

          You couldn't possibly sound any more brainwashed than you do in that comment. I weep for you.

          April 21, 2013 at 3:01 PM
  57. Mike G #

    Thank you Obama for this, its all your fault !!! You certainly are the Devil no doubt about it now !!!

    April 21, 2013 at 6:29 AM
    • Kaitlin #

      Actually, this is a program that was created by Laura Bush.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:52 AM
      • Karen #

        prove it.

        April 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM
      • Karla Nix Hodges #

        I do not believe that this is what Laura Bush had in mind when she initiated this program …… against bullying…..her idea was not about teaching our children about sex acts between lesbians.

        April 21, 2013 at 8:31 AM
      • Mary Kilbride #

        LAURA BUSH HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS!!! Stop that lie! Don't take something that has been perverted to please the sick minds today and turn it again into the BUSH'S! THIS IS NOT BUSH's fault! Point to the man you voted into office…and I use the term "man" loosely here, because he does not behave like what I consider a man.

        April 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM
  58. I'll bet any amount of money that the principle & the superintendant are lesbians. No heterosexual, nonpromiscuous adult with children would approve of this course. Of course, just the fact the parents weren't given an opt out is the big red flag. Anti-bullying classes can be taught by teaching empathy for others in ways other than asking for a kiss. In our schools in Mesa AZ kids aren't allowed to kiss each other. They are juveniles & can't give permission for such things.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:36 AM
  59. Randy #

    "Dignity for All Students Act"? What is dignified about such activities in PUBLIC, with someone you hardly know, and would not think to…. I agree with a comment earlier… This speaks well for HOME SCHOOLING. But the Administration will probably make it illegal for you (the Parent) to teach your child ANYTHING, as it might bend his/her little phychee away from the 'totalitarian think' drivvel they are imposing.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:54 AM
  60. Elice #

    That is completely ridiculous. They had no right what so ever encouraging these young girls to kiss. And if they were trying to teach a specific point why weren't the boys made to kiss! Not that I am condoning either one, they both are sickening. Any decent parent wouldn't want their 13 and/14 yr olds subject to this behavior. If respect was being taught then these young girls would have been learning how they are in control of their bodies and they do not have to do anything they do not want to do, and words like "slut" would not have been used. That in itself is a form of bullying. These are children. If these "students" (the college students) are here to "help" then they need to remember they are teaching children and they do not need to be encouraged in having sex or partaking in sexual activity, but how to sustain for sexual activity and/ protect themselves. Then using more appropriate words like "sexually active males/females" would be more beneficial than "sluts".

    April 21, 2013 at 7:14 AM
  61. Burtis Walker #

    The school is the bully!

    April 21, 2013 at 7:16 AM
  62. drew #

    You are scandalzing childern christ himself says WOE TO YOU WHO SCANDLES A CHILD AND LEADS THEM TO SIN. May God have mercy on your souls.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:23 AM
  63. Rick #

    Hire a "maddog attorney" and sue the school and teacher for everything they have. Word will spread that it costs to do like acts and they will stop.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:34 AM
  64. Karen #

    Sorry. You have to back off as a teacher and realize that that is NOT YOUR JOB. If you feel it needs to be done, contact the parents first. It's called America, freedom, etc.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:37 AM
  65. charlene jewart #

    This is why I homeschool my children. Who do these people think they are to indoctrinate our children.? Just the very thought of this makes my blood boil, why aren't we teaching our children morals? Who bullied who here? This goes on in our schools, children aren't to bully children, and I agree, but this is where children learn to bully others and in the name of tolorence? I am appauled.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:40 AM
  66. Liz #

    Here you go, blaming teachers again. Do you actually think we have any power? This was done outside of class.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:49 AM
  67. Liz #

    How was this created by Laura Bush when it was written in 2010 for New York?

    April 21, 2013 at 7:52 AM
    • Karla Nix Hodges #

      @ Liz: very good question! I would love to hear Mrs. Bush's comment on this!!

      April 21, 2013 at 8:33 AM
  68. carolyn #

    I agree….if they are going to allow these "workshops" in the schools, then allow prayer and the Bible…..don't discriminate!

    April 21, 2013 at 8:21 AM
  69. Rose #

    Proud of you!!! Homeschooling is a better way!!!

    April 21, 2013 at 8:39 AM
  70. Margaret DIxon #

    "Did someone think in their infinite wisdom that government and or schools are allowed to supersede their judgement??" – YES, that is what the government thinks and there are more and more cases where the government has shown they think they know "best" and they WILL and HAVE superseded parents' judgement.
    http://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/Issues/P/Parental_

    April 21, 2013 at 8:39 AM
  71. So they bullied them… in a class about not bullying. Classic.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM
  72. Rose #

    Thank you Lolly, that was my thought exactly.
    One should never desire death to anyone.
    God will be the judge.
    He will punish those who have done wrong.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM
  73. ElisaM #

    This "article" is full of misinformation and outright lies. Don't automatically believe everything you read on the internet, people. Do your own research. I feel sad that so many people have nothing better to do than make hateful comments on a website based on what is essentially one person's perspective. Jesus taught us not to hate, but to try and understand each other. Some of you need to remember your Christian teachings.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:50 AM
    • Mary Kilbride #

      He also taught us that being lukewarm will cause Him to spit you out of His mouth. We have got to stand for what is right. I know that for myself, I have made no hateful remarks, but plenty of remarks of outrage.

      April 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM
  74. Joy Kelso #

    Hell would freeze over and I would have a lawsuit filed! My child would not go there! It is none of the school's business to interfere in the training of my child! Try to bring it to the South and some of our good o boys would take care of that!

    April 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM
  75. Bob Wierdsma #

    If I was in class like that I think I'd find an excuse to step out such as having to go the washroom, and hopefully by the time I get back this this cuckoo exercise would be over.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:57 AM
  76. IF and I say IF this is true then is another reason to have a parent in classrooms….call that parent a teacher's helper but this kind of idiocy must be stopped!
    IF my child was now attending a middle school or high school for sure my child would be told to NEVER follow directions as were given here…YES I WOULD
    Have my child read this article AND allow discussion and then state they NEVER had to do something such as this. YES if needed I would not only BACK my child's
    refusal but would follow up with verbal and written complaint at school board meeting.
    I for one am heartily against bullying of ANY type. If I see anyone being bullied my conscience forces me to step in and put a stop to it.
    I do not go around broadcasting I am a straight woman, do not march in parades broadcasting it either. SO can anyone tell me WHY the GAY community is trying to FORCE their ways on me and mine????

    April 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
  77. Down here in the South, something like this would have gained those responsible a good, old-fashioned ass whippin'. I can't understand how parents can sit by and allow their children to be subjected to such immoral instruction.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:59 AM
  78. Kelly #

    THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANIT-BULLYING……ITS JUST A BUNCH OF PEDOPHILES WANTING TO WATCH LITTLE KIDS KISS…..THIS IS MORE THAN DISGUSTING. THESE TEACHERS…..AND I USE THAT TERM LOOSELY….SHOULD BE FIRED AND BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES OF CHILD ABUSE AND INDUCING SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN CHILDREN……..PARENTS NEED TO TAKE BACK CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS AND HOLD ANY AND ALL DISGUSTING AND WARPED TEACHERS ACCOUNTABLE..THE PRINCIPAL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF……IF HE CONDONES THIS HE'S NOTHING MORE THAN A PEDOPHILE TOO.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM
  79. Kafir #

    It is way past time to take America back…by force if necessary…

    April 21, 2013 at 9:04 AM
  80. Roberta #

    people are just wrong in saying administrators are lesbians on here or that someone should get punched….that's just falling into a negative stance

    April 21, 2013 at 9:09 AM
  81. Gavin Seim #

    Exactly, what's it take to get parents to wake up and get their kids out of these scum holes.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    • maxp0wer #

      Home schooling is to blame for this! If the decent parents left their decent kids in the schools, then the schools would be much better off. You want to take the schools back, then put your kids back in public schools!

      April 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM
  82. Mary Kilbride #

    They don't want the Bible in school because they don't want ANYBODY thinking about God or what the Bible says. Today, what is happening is that they are trying to remove God not just from the schools, but from the hearts of those that would accept Him.

    Those parents were angry? Only angry??? Why were they not down there tearing down the walls of that school!!!! MY CHILD WOULD NEVER DARKEN THE DOORWAYS OF ANY SCHOOL TODAY! I would do without many of the things people need today in order to keep them home and being taught at home. I would NOT let the government take over my children and turn them into godless people. NEVER! This is just beyond disgusting.

    What is this? Why do they want everybody to be homosexual???

    EVEN SO, COME LORD JESUS!

    April 21, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    • Heather #

      Umm, where does it say that they want everyone to be homosexual. That couldn't be farther from the truth. You can't turn people gay, just as you can't turn them straight.

      Why do you want everyone to love jesus!?

      April 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM
  83. Mary Kilbride #

    GOOD for you!

    April 21, 2013 at 9:20 AM
  84. Mary Kilbride #

    I thought the same disgusting thing…how much of this was supposedly for the "children" and how much was for the sick amusement of watching. Why would this be something they need to do? What is the purpose? Can't be any purpose at all.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:23 AM
  85. Mary Kilbride #

    Then why have some young men, under 18, gotten into trouble for abuse of a minor when they had sex with an underage girl?

    April 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM
    • Lolly #

      Because it was statutory rape, but it wasn't pedophilia unless the person who was causing the sexual activity was an adult and the person who was having sexual activity forced upon them was a child. and actually I think pedophilia only applies to people under 10 or q

      April 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
      • Lolly #

        sorry I accidentally pressed send! It is only pedophilia if the child is pre-pubescent. Therefore is a 19 year old guy sleeps with a 16-year-old girl, it is statutory rape but not pedophilia.

        April 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM
  86. Mary Kilbride #

    Kissing is not the complete act of sex, but it is definitely sexual.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:26 AM
  87. Susan #

    Exactly what I thought when I was reading this! Obama wants to reduce budgets; so lets close the schools, give every parent $400 a year, per child for education. Those that cannot or do not want to educate their children can enroll them in a private school, either Christian or not, and then they will have some say in what goes on in their childs education.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    • Crystal #

      Who the heck can afford private school these days now multiply that tuition by 3 or more children, 400 dollars doesn't begin to touch what it costs to home school or send them to private school especially since quite a few states require a teachers certification to home school your children. The key is to putting pressure on the school district and not letting up or compromising. These are your children the more involved parents are the less likely these things slip by us.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM
  88. Mary Kilbride #

    Do you have difficulty with the English language and expression of your feelings/ views that you have to use gutter language to express yourself?

    April 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM
  89. Mary Kilbride #

    So the only way to teach a girl how to say no, is to abuse her by making her kiss another girl in class? This is teaching her to say no? Whatever happened to WORDS.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM
  90. Mary Kilbride #

    I say DON'T GET USED TO IT! FIGHT IT!

    April 21, 2013 at 9:34 AM
  91. I do not know how true this particular case is. HOWEVER, I can state what happened in our state at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ approximately five years ago. They had a questionnaire that was mandatory, even though they said it was not, the teachers in two of my two daughter's classes, threatened them if they did not fill it out and said they had to, and could not leave class. This was verified by other students in the class. It talked about similar things and even asked them (as Freshman and Sophomore – young ones at that) how they identified themselves sexually and gave all sort of terms they didn't even understand).

    They were smart enough to keep a duplicate copy because when we went to get another one, they wouldn't hand them out. I wrote the Superintendent and the board members, and the principal called me with her excuse about the bullying class. I told her this was not their job to school my children on the types of people they should not bully, nor was it their job to identify their sexual preference. It was simple, "do not bully or else you will be suspended".

    Funny, this same principal wouldn't deal with a student who was physically violent with my straight A daughter, by shoving his desk into her back over and over while the teacher played solitaire. Waiting for her above the stairwell and dropping full water bottles at her, as well as chucking them at her. Yes, I did something.

    Let me tell you what I did, for any who wish to take action. First, I got the names of all the parents emails I could. I copied the questionable areas of the questionnaire and put it into the email. I also spent time collecting emails from all the churches in the area, newspapers, radio stations and t.v.

    I also thought of every well known conservative nationally known radio or t.v. host, and news personality including even Ted Koppel and Rush Limbaugh on the email.

    I did not Blind carbon copy, but I carbon copied. I also sent it to the city council explaining that perhaps people who were blindsided by thinking Scottsdale was conservative might think twice before moving her or starting a family business here.

    I did multiple emails because I wanted them to actually SEE the carbon copies as well as identifying why I was carbon copying these others. I did about 20-30 carbon copies per email, probably a dozen emails, asking the people I emailed to 'REPLY TO ALL" and also to please pass it along to their email address, and the alumni of the school (supporters).

    Suddenly I was now contacted for a meeting, of course since my kids have come and gone, they are back to the same shenanigans and will likely continue and get worse.

    But I never crossed the line of threats of anything inappropriate, we must keep sound speech, the newspaper did give me my own page on the living section of the Sunday paper, and so, there is always hope. Let as many people know, ask them to let people know, and don't make it look generic, make it personal.

    As for the person who stated you cannot get hiv by kissing, well, you also need to get your facts straight. A closed mouth kiss with no saliva is not going to transmit hiv, but, an open mouthed kiss with saliva, should there be ANY blood present in the saliva CAN transmit HIV although not too likely, but it certainly can. Go look it up yourself, and that should not panic anyone, but let's please not either pass on disinformation,.

    Our schools have no business in any way, shape or form, teaching these things. They fail at what they are already supposed to be doing.

    If you want a lack of bullying, don't allow it at recess, at the cafeteria, in the classroom, have penalties and have supervision. Put money into extra personnel and if they ignore bullying and allow it to continue, warn them, if it continues eventually fire them and hire someone who will see to it, that it doesn't happen under their watch.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM
    • Thank you, Holly. Well said.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
  92. kay #

    This is a disgrace. Tell your chidren it is ok to say no. Whst is going on . I know it is hard on children whp have gender issues but dont involve my child in these issues. Since when has scpols become so involved in non book issues. yes teach no bullying but not by making kids uncomfotable as this in unto itseld is another form of bullying.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:59 AM
  93. Dirt #

    Notice how they target girls, can you imagine a hetro-normative MINOR male being forced to kiss another male? Of course not a teacher wouldn't dream of targeting boys because they might fight back, makes me sick that perverts are grooming our children to be abused by ADULT perverts. Frankly this reeks of child exploitation, who ever designed the program needs to be fired and investigated for links to pedophilia? I'd be speaking to a lawyer ASAP.

    April 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM
  94. Cindy Popa #

    I have to say, I am not surprised because they think they own our kids anyway… http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/04/08

    April 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM
  95. randy villata #

    If the minor girls were forced to commit a sexual act by those in authority over them, they would be victims of assault thru coertion or under the color of authority. Those that had the children kiss are, in fact, sex offenders…..should be arrested

    April 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM
    • PETER #

      Agreed, great point.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM
  96. Liz Wojcik #

    Sue their arses!! Inaction on the part of the parents is what they want. Sue. Sue. Sue.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM
  97. andrew flora #

    Every day our children are being subjected to more,and more bull from adults that should know better then to force thier veiws on truely adult subject matters on our children.Why do you think our children are growing up so fast, and hard?Why is family,and morality disapearing from our planet?This school should be ashamed of allowing this subject matter to be used for any reasons.Our educational system should be held to a higher standard, as they are the first front of how our nation is molded.They are FAILING us!! and we are standing there letting them.How about going back,and teaching morals,or family values. Not your oppinion on polotics,or sex.This bulting crap? How about you actually do something like expultion or fines to the parents to discurage it instead of smacking wrists and letting it happen so you don't need to have these types of presentations for bullying.The reason we teach things like math,english,science,and history at youth is that they are impressionable,and soak up all this information.This is the time to mold them into adults that will make responsible moral decisions that shape our nation.But you are not teaching them that,you are teaching them to become imoral,and entitled, not able to take responsability for any poor actions they make.Not having any ambition to become anything.Is this realy what we want for the future of America?
    So educators, KEEP YOUR SHIT TO YOURSELF, AND TEACH THE BOOK,NOT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT SEX,RELIGION,OR YOUR POLITICAL PARTY. IF YOU THINK IT'S OK TO TEACH CHILDREN THAT ITS OK,OR NORMAL TO BE A LESBIAN,OR GAY? IT'S NOT!!!! LET THEM FORM THEIR OWN THOUGHTS ON THAT SUBJECT WHEN THEY ARE ADULTS, AND POLOTICS,AND RELIGION ARE A SUBJECT FOR FAMILY, AND FRIENDS. NOT SCHOOL!!

    April 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM
  98. Madalene Kesner #

    Anti-bullying needs to be done in the correct way. Its not meant to teach sexual behavior. It should be done in such a way that both teachers & students learn not to be mean to each other. Why is this such a difficult lesson to learn? Also we must learn how to respect each other different ways. We are all different from each other. We must learn to respect each other!

    April 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM
  99. It's stupid, take care of it now!!!!!!

    April 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM
  100. ed #

    Exchanging bodily fluids, semen, saliva, etc, can transmit AIDS and HIV.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM
    • Connie #

      I have no problems with talking to people who are addressing me about something I've written. However, I do get irritated whenever I'm misquoted or inaccurately addressed about something I did not write.

      I SAID NOTHING ABOUT AIDS in any way, shape or form. However, I did say that "they put your children at risk of illness." Which, as science and modern medicine will back me up, (as should ever teacher in charge of teaching students,) one can become very ill with many different illnesses via kissing. Mono (the kissing disease,) being only one.

      Now, if you would like to discuss what I ACTUALLY SAID, I will be more than happy to oblige. If you'd like to return to the comments posted and address the person who really mentioned AIDS, then my work here is complete. :D

      April 21, 2013 at 12:31 PM
  101. Catryna White #

    This was supposed to be an anti-bullying session? Sounds to me like it had bullying written all over it. Not to mention scumbag programming. This is the very reason why homosexuals get beat up. They can't keep their perverted noses out of other people's business. The parents, enmass, should rip the principal and teachers, involved, to shreds. Years ago, I ripped teachers and principals apart for a lot less.

    April 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM
  102. Ronald Smith #

    I suppose it's not spread by anal-intercourse either then, right? Try telling that to all of the people who've been infected with it by those methods, then come back and have some more reali-tea.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM
  103. Gerianne #

    There was no indication if the children were sent home with permission slips requiring parental permission, The educational (and I use that word lightly) system has overstepped it bounds. This teacher could expect quite a heated visit from me! Who the hell are these people to decide what is or is not appropriate for my child? They have my permission to screw up their own children, not mine!

    April 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM
  104. Mike H #

    if this happened to my child i would be in jail for battery because the teacher the principle and the council would all have fat lips and blackened eyes period.We can not let our children pray in our schools but these so called educators can teach homosexuality to our children, I don't think so not with my tax dollars and not with out paying my penalty for forcing this on my children. its just to much to handle, its time we thow these traitor politicians out of office in our states and in DC. I personally have had enough but the question is when will the rest of you say enough is enough.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM
  105. PETER #

    I would encourage the parents to sue the daylights out of the school system and all involved in perpetrating this atrocity. The irresponsible "teachers" and directors should be fired.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM
  106. Micah #

    No, we don't want to take the "schools back"
    We need to end them and get every lazy parent to actually influence and invest in their children's lives.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:15 PM
    • Feanor and Finrod #

      Speaking for both Finrod and myself, we take offense at that comment.
      (He's right. I'm offended just as much as he is.)
      Did it ever occur to you that maybe not every parent has the time or the ability to teach their children? Take, for example, Finrod and I. I'm a college freshman, Fin is a highschool freshman. We're both considered extremely intelligent in our classes.
      (Our parents both work full-time. Our father is a teacher and our mother is a nurse. In addition, we have six other siblings. There is literally NO TIME for them to homeschool us. This does not make them lazy.)
      Also, Finrod actually asked our mother if she could be homeschooled.
      (She said that I would be able to learn more at a public school than I would at home, and not just about the subjects. Feanor and I were pretty sheltered until we hit highschool, and it's given us a lot of exposure to the real world that we wouldn't have gotten had we been homeschooled.)
      Fin's right. She would literally have spent every spare moment of her time with her nose in a book.
      (Hey! You would have spent every moment playing chess!)
      …True. Anyways, I feel our point's been made. Until next time.
      -Feanor and Finrod

      April 21, 2013 at 4:38 PM
      • Ronald Smith #

        For being a college student, you sure do need to learn how to read. The comment was literally talking about lazy parents not being involved in their children's lives and nowhere does it say that your parents or any other specific ones are lazy, it directly calls out the lazy ones. The fact that you're so deeply offended by such a statement just proves that you actually do believe the opposite of what you stated and are just simply feeling the need to defend them for their behavior.

        Perhaps yuour parents are not lazy, nobody did call them so, however your actions speak toward the opposite. It's always better if you actually read before replying.

        April 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM
      • ed #

        How did your parents come to give you those names?I'm not being offensive, just curious…..perhaps Swedish?

        April 22, 2013 at 5:35 AM
    • Malik #

      It's not fair to call the parents lazy since most of them are single mothers raising multiple children on her own. Must she quit her job so we live on the streets to get homeschooled, or bus bench schooled? We probably wouldn't even be able to afford books. Come on now.

      April 22, 2013 at 7:47 AM
      • Not most of the parents are single mothers…

        Where do you get your information..

        It's amazing how women want to open their legs…and then expect everyone to feel sorry for their out come..

        April 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM
  107. Jake #

    Sadly everything is wrong with people today. liberals try to take control of schools to make sure our children call on to the government for help before doing it them selves. The side that wants a better future for our kids. should never budge or give up.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM
  108. Russell Harvey #

    There are decent kids in high school. Many Christians and other good people attend public high school. The problem isn't which students are IN the schools, it is the government schools themselves.

    Way to try and shift the blame.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:36 PM
  109. David Turner #

    Kaitlin, Are you a teacher at this school? You seem to be knowledgeable on this strange lesson and support it.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM
  110. Russell Harvey #

    The lesson was still vastly inappropriate for middle schoolers.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM
  111. Francois #

    you don't want your 12 or 13 year old child to discover same-sex love at school? there are approximately 120 sexually transmitted diseases & related medical conditions awaiting your sexually diverse/active child, so what's the problem here? Hope you don't mind the hyperbole.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:56 PM
    • Matt #

      And this is part of the reason why!

      April 22, 2013 at 4:53 AM
  112. Jack Hill #

    You are deceiving yourself if you really think home schoolers are responsible for this garbage.The schools are not run by parents. Parents can give their input to boards and principals, but that's all it is; input.

    April 21, 2013 at 4:08 PM
  113. Home School #

    The real issue is, why were they doing this exercise at all, whether it be sexual in nature or just teaching the students to "say no?" Why aren't they sticking to academics, like Math, Grammar, Literature, History, and Science?

    April 21, 2013 at 4:31 PM
  114. Jackie #

    For those parents who are dealing with their schools "overstepping their boundaries",and teaching your children something that clearly should be left up to a parent's discretion. Please look at http://www.parentalrights.org We are in a battle here in the US to retain our parental rights. Does that sound unfathomable? It's true, and our rights are slowly being infringed on bit by bit as shown in the Red Hook, NY school above. Government schools are not even bothering to apprise parents of controversial information they will be teaching. Unfortunately, public school children are seeing this the most, because they are the easiest to manipulate. Please visit http://www.parentalrights,org and see for yourself what the issues are and how to join the fight to protect our children.

    April 21, 2013 at 4:59 PM
  115. RylanG #

    The AIDS virus is present in tears as well as saliva. Since it is essentially impossible to 'prove' where one contracted AIDS (speak to healthcare workers who have contracted it on the job and tried to obtain compensation from their employer) there is no definitive proof that AIDS has been spread this way, but the virus is present.
    Earlier on in the AIDS epidemic there was a Frontline episode on this topic. Several experts claimed that there were no documented cases of AIDS being contracted via saliva…one of the experts said that there was one case that had been definitively proven of a dentist contracting it from a patient with AIDS. The other experts immediately jumped in and said that was only one case, it was highly uncommon. The expert that noted that case pointed out that a single case negates the contention that it cannot be spread via saliva. I may be rare, he noted, but it has happened. The other experts jumped in again and said that while there was this single case that otherwise it cannot be spread through saliva.
    Being in a profession that deals with statistics and analysis I was stunned that scientists could think this way. If it occurs in a single instance it is statistically possible. Of course when there is an agenda or a public opinion to push statistics do not count when they don't back your viewpoint, and so it has been with AIDS. The oft trumpeted 'fact' that AIDS was spreading faster in the heterosexual population was actually fact…given that the RATE of spread among homosexuals eventually slowed and that as it spread to the heterosexual population an increase from zero is a huge increase in rate. It all depends upon parsing the words and the data to make your case; and this has been the case in the AIDS narrative from the start.

    April 21, 2013 at 5:44 PM
  116. Elinor Dashwood #

    And because Britt says it, we all have to believe it. Never mind that there isn't a word of evidence offered; where the public schools are concerned, we're to pay up, shut up, and take it all on faith. Britta locuta, causa finita est.

    April 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM
  117. mike #

    Trust me if I found out that my daughter was participating in this(that's when I have 1.) I'd take her out of the school faster than flash gets dressed for the superhero business.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:46 PM
  118. mike #

    This is isn't anti bullying it is bullying. They did this behind their parents back because they knew most parents wouldn't approve.

    April 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
  119. Risa Johnson #

    The fact is I can't be responsible for everyone else's kids. While I do what I can to help make the schools a decent place my children would graduate before enough reforms were made to give me the confidence to put them back in school.
    I have to do what is best for the children in my care and keeping them home is what is best. I feel for those who do not have that influence but refuse to sacrifice my kids by placing them in a toxic environment. That would be like slowly poisoning them.

    April 22, 2013 at 1:54 AM
  120. sonicblue #

    "Slut" is a harmful term? Then don't be one…..

    April 22, 2013 at 2:08 AM
  121. Don #

    Why is it that when something like this or others so many blame the Bush's. This is happing under Obama.s watch (reign) not Bush. it is Obama that is pushing for the gays and lesbians right. Put the blame on the right person.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:22 AM
    • brad brantner #

      Agreed.

      April 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM
  122. AimeeM #

    Seriously? My child should be a sacrificial lamb for the "greater good"?
    I'm glad that works for you and yours, but for me and mine, no thank you.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:45 AM
  123. mikeb #

    Uhhhhh….. No.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:07 AM
  124. brad brantner #

    This is discusting… Uggghhh . Schools think they are better for students than parents are and that makes me very ill. Sad part is…they are winning the battle.ohh yes i said battle

    April 22, 2013 at 3:09 AM
  125. mikeb #

    Lesbians and homosexuals have always had the right to pursue life, love, and happiness. Stop playing the victim.

    Homosexuality should NOT be respected. It is a symptom of trauma, and all those on your side demanding its normalization are doing a disservice to homosexuals.

    And…

    The article is slanted, yes.

    But this exercise in coaching students to say "no" to undesired sexual advances carries more than its surface lesson. As it teaches that saying "no" to an undesired "lesbian kiss" is a confident, healthy act, it is simultaneously teaching that it is okay to ask for a lesbian kiss and that it is okay to desire to accept and receive one. This is a lesson in perversion, and the academicians and social scientists and GLBTQ activists at the origins of these so-called "diversity" and "tolerance" and "anti-bullying" and "cultural awareness" exercises know damn-well that it is.

    We aren't buying it. Homosexuality is an unhealthy perversion. Its victims deserve better, and they deserve better friends than those found in the GLBTQ community.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:18 AM
  126. Mark #

    Wrong, no it is not…The program she had didnt involve queers! and she didnt have anything in her program that was to be taught to kids about SEX!…get YOUR facts straight!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:29 AM
  127. mikeb #

    Traumatized 12 year old boys and 12 year old girls, budding into sexual awareness, having been victims of an absent parent, hateful parent, abusive parent, molesting uncle, etc., are ripe for being sold the lies of the GLBTQ lobby and their supporters in popular culture. These self-loathing activists understand that with this young age comes an excellent opportunity to steer these young boys and girls away from the healthy, wholesomeness of stable families lead by a heterosexual mother and father.

    People can be lead into the homosexual lifestyle and orientation, just as they can be lead away from it, and into healthy marriages and healthy families.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:31 AM
  128. Behold the politicizing of the classroom. How ridiculous can "education" get?

    My wife and I are both former teachers and we homeschool now, for those reasons.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:32 AM
  129. Mark #

    No this is not the program Laura Bush did…He program didnt involve queers and she didnt have anything in her program that involved sex to be taught to kids!….Get YOUR facts straight!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:32 AM
  130. DT #

    It's sad. This is an example of the human tragedy as men and women reject God by their behavior. The Bible says in Romans 1: 18-32 3 Times that "God gave them up" and His reasons why…

    April 22, 2013 at 3:38 AM
  131. Mark #

    Very well said Nic…And it is a proven fact that home schooled kids are taught better and have a higer grade average then kids in public schools. And also kids that go to a Christian school have a better graduation ratio then public schools… Public schools grad rate is approx 66%, Christial schools are about 98 to 99% Grad rate ..This is a fact also!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:39 AM
  132. Mark #

    Absolutely right!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:41 AM
  133. Mark #

    Got that right! Ed!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:44 AM
  134. Mark #

    I most likely would have done the same Bill!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:48 AM
  135. Mark #

    Exactly right Adam…he thinks the rest of us didnt pay attention…He didnt pay attention!…Sexual teaching DOES NOT BELONG IN SCHOOLS. Especially this queer garbage!…They better not ever come to Kentucky or they might be floating down the Ohio river…(Not threatning), but I have seen it happen!

    April 22, 2013 at 3:54 AM
  136. Jo Anne #

    Evil communications corrupt good manners. God said it, I believe it, end of story!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:07 AM
  137. kathleen #

    Its called sacrifice. Lots of parents do it to keep their children home like; no cable, cell phone that doesn't have internet, budgeting $, shopping very cheaply…etc etc etc. I won't have people who feel like they 'have' to send their children to public school blame parents who would and are doing everything in their power to keep their children safe and not exposed to crap like this. We work hard and sacrifice lots of things people now a days consider necessary needs.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:13 AM
    • Catryna White #

      Kathleen….Well said. I too homeschooled my children for the very same reasons and sacrificing certain things to bring to the fore more important things was pretty much standard for those of us in that day. Our 4 children are now between the ages of 29 and 35; with a total of 8 grandchildren, 11 years of age and under. The 6 that are of school age are all homeschooled. It's heartwarming to see how much the homeschooling effort has taken off and the benefits it has engendered.

      April 22, 2013 at 4:52 AM
  138. Jan #

    Ridiculous! That school and school district are way out of line.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:17 AM
  139. Bellmiller #

    That is a ridiculous statement. Perhaps you should do a little research.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:24 AM
  140. Sidney R. Moore #

    Why is it that liberals think children should know about lesbian sex; but somehow ignorance about American exceptional ism or firearms is an advantage.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:36 AM
  141. Megiddo Eubanks #

    I have a perfect right to educate my children as I please. So, I should subject my precious children to this insipid filth so they can influence others for the better? That's like dropping a breath mint into an oubliette! My children are NOT prepared for the kind of spiritual warfare present in schools these days! Not yet… -.-

    April 22, 2013 at 4:37 AM
  142. mike #

    I always said school sucks but nobody believed me.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:42 AM
  143. Why yes Heather that would be wonderful!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:48 AM
  144. Peggy S #

    I agree that $400 per year is nowhere NEAR enough to cover cost of tuition for private schools.

    However, it IS MORE than enough to cover the cost to homeschool. I have 4 kids I am schooling and spend less than that amount, probably more like $250 per kid. There are more expensive options to be sure, like it you want to buy a DVD to teach your kid and a kit that you just hand them worksheets, then $400 would still be enough…

    April 22, 2013 at 5:09 AM
  145. cgrant #

    So now we have a choice for out kids; Home-school or Homo-school?

    April 22, 2013 at 5:18 AM
  146. Jessica #

    I am a high schooler myself, and i have read some of these post and thought you parents should know that there are alot of students losing there virginaity in middle school…. so their is a lot more your inosent little childen know then what your thinking my school never had this "talk" and almost everyone at my school is not a virgin… and most of them lost it before high school… and taking out public schools… wow for some people that is the only place were they dont get beaten… ya bullying happens and even i private schools and its even worse in private schools. Internet teaches them alot more about this stuff than schools do you want to get that shut down to… have a nice day

    April 22, 2013 at 5:34 AM
    • ed #

      looks like you didn't do very well in Middle School, judging by your Grammar….how did you manage to graduate and enter High School???

      April 22, 2013 at 5:41 AM
  147. Peggy S #

    I've been researching and trying to find an initiative or program designed by Laura Bush on Anti-bullying. Can't find anything. You would think that if a former First lady designed a program like that, it would be fairly simple to find info on it. But it's not.

    You are correct, we we weren't there in the class. We don't know how it was presented. But that is just it-we don't know. As parents, any issue discussing sexuality should be left up to the parents to discuss at home, when they feel it is ready. I agree, not many do. There is a good number of things parents SHOULD be discussing with their kids, but don't.

    As parents, we do need to be aware that the government schools do have an agenda, and they have propaganda and they have their own ideas of what is right and wrong. They are heavily influenced by political correctness, and where the money comes from. Sad, but true.

    As such, if you are concerned with this, you 1) are more than likely already an involved and active parent and 2) are more than likely going to become MORE involved and active!

    Have discussions with your kids about all kinds of things. Know what they are learning, who their friends are, how they like their teachers and WHY they like certain teachers.

    We choose to homeschool and I believe most people can do it more than they think they can (we buy books and stuff to tell us what to teach-I don't do it on my own!) I also understand that not everyone CAN, or SHOULD!

    We need to get out of this notion that someone else is better equipped to teach our kids, better able to instruct/guide etc. our children. For years, we were able to trust the professionals (doctors, teachers, etc.) that they had our children's best interests at heart. Sadly, we cannot trust all of them now. They are influenced by money, by agendas and by differing views than us. There needs to be a shift towards PARENTS being the ones to influence their children. Already, many feel that parents have no right to make decisions for their kids, that the government is better able to know what is best for them. This type of program is what happens. Doctors feel they know what is best for children so they force parents to do medical treatments for their kids… The list goes on.

    What do we do? We need to pay attention and fight for our rights as Parents! It does not matter how we choose to educate our children. We are their parents and that right to choose what we feel is best for our children should be left to us! Don't let others try to divide us by our religious views, or our ethical/moral views or educational views. We need to have this right to choose! I may not agree with what your choices are, but I will agree with your right to choose it for your child!

    April 22, 2013 at 5:35 AM
  148. mamaprepper #

    Are you kidding me!? Maxp0wer you have NO clue! It is NOT up to 'decent' children to teach other children about decency. That is a parents job. It's also about the school trusting parents enough to parent their children in the proper manner. This article is not about what the kids did wrong, it's about what the school did wrong! It's about parental rights being taken away and how parents don't get a say in what and how their children are being taught. THAT is why parents all over are opting to homeschool their kids and why even if they didn't our schools would not be any better.

    April 22, 2013 at 5:45 AM
    • SEGrady #

      Amen!

      April 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM
  149. Chris #

    Have you ever tried to be an involved parent? Have you ever tried to get a school to give something to your kid that was required by law to be provided, and yet was not provided by the school because the Principal decided it was not a necessity, no matter what the law says? Parents can make "suggestions" but unless they are prepared to sue, there is no way parent involvement is going to keep "it all above board".

    Principals have their own agenda, School Boards have their own agenda, Superintendents have their own agenda, but they forget that there are parents out there that will take them to Court and make them follow the law.

    There was no call for this "lesson" and no call for parents not to be notified in advance about this "lesson" which says the school knew it was wrong, knew it was going to be an issue with the parents and went ahead and did it anyway because once it is done, they can't undo it.

    April 22, 2013 at 6:06 AM
  150. Nancy #

    It is NOT up to the school to raise children with character, but up to the parents. If a parent has to continually battle the school over liberal "progressive" education and all it encompasses, the child looses bc they spend more time under the guidance of the school than the parent. Where does the parent have time to do "damage control" in such a way as to over-ride the 1500+ hours a child spends immersed in such garbage? Take into account the hours a child spends in after school care or in front of the TV or in traveling…these are usually hours a parent doesn't have to re-teach their child appropriate behavior and responses. Then recall the hours a parent spends going about the necessary care/maintenance of the home after being at work all day, 5-7 days a week. Where is the time for "good" parents to train "good" children? The problem is not the "good" parents taking "good" kids out of public school, the problem is bad parents training bad children and the government encouraging them. If we all stopped living for ourselves and expecting immediate gratification we would have the foresight to train our children appropriately to begin with.

    April 22, 2013 at 6:09 AM
  151. Anthony #

    It's obvious that this is totally unacceptable, but not quite as obvious as the home schooler advocates looking to validate their choice with their comments. If you're home schooling, shouldn't you be trying to better your children?

    April 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM
  152. Chris #

    If they were forced by the teachers to participate, their parents were unaware that this was happening and could not opt them out, you don't consider that bullying?

    April 22, 2013 at 6:24 AM
  153. Lunden #

    This is unbelievable! i would be IRATE if this happened to my child! i am a Christian therefore i do not support gays! and i certainly do not condone this behavior! in todays society its hard enough raising our children yet they are now preaching beyond parents wishes that this stuff is ok? it is just obsured! i will tell you what if they ever attempt that with my child i would get the board director fired an possibly pull my child from the school! the school administration is not our children's MOTHER AND FATHER! WE ARE!!!! Here goes the government trying to control our society! so what's new!

    April 22, 2013 at 6:54 AM
  154. Cynthia #

    Oh for… this is one of the most illogical things I've ever read. NOTHING would change except you would just bring the homeschooled kids down to that level. Because the teachers won't change, the non-academic crap they bring into the school won't change. These are not schools, they are indoctrination centers and if parents have the time to homeschool or the wherewithal to put them in private schools I say more power to them.

    April 22, 2013 at 7:47 AM
    • Marcy #

      An Albany High School teacher raised eyebrows and a flurry of complaints when an assignment required students to write from the perspective of the Nazis, New York Magazine reports.Students were tasked with writing an argument that Jews are evil."You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!" the assignment said.
      I have already told my children if their charter school ever pulls anything like this, I will Home School my grandkids or sell everything I have to send them to a Catholic school. Most teachers are democrats, liberals and belong to powerful teacher unions. Their agendas are those of our government, to brainwash our children so their loyalty is to the government, not their parents and their values.
      They tore down all the public schools in our town (about 12) and built all new ones. Enrollments are dwindling as people with sense and values are sending their kids to Charter schools where uniforms are required, discipline is enforced, and children are taught at the level each one is capable of doing, not the grade level for their age!

      April 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM
  155. Tammy #

    Seriously? You must be kidding!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:52 AM
  156. Malik #

    So, why were some girls "forced" to ask? Everything you said was pretty much a load of crap. Once you ask, you open the door for the other girl to take advantage of the situation and you can't really say anything, because you asked. Again, the girls were "forced" to ask.

    Your reasoning is invalid. This program is overstepping its boundaries by leaps and bounds. They're WAY out of line.

    April 22, 2013 at 7:53 AM
  157. Tucker #

    Nevermind homeschooling. That really is not the problem. The problem is the idiots running the school who think they cover their base with a sad story like' teaching them to turn down advances'. They were FORCED to ask for a KISS which is a SEXUAL ACT. What if the kiss was given? It was asked for BY FORCE so the KISS IS BY FORCE. And the school is gong to do nothing?? Idiots! The parents need to sue and I hope they do to dissuade anything like this from every happening again. They need to sue the school, the state, the district and then the actual people who perpetrated this. They need to get everything they can and put their kids through college with it, and donate the rest to PROTECTING THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF CHRISTIANS! If a Bible is not permitted in school then kissing girls shouldn't be either. Noone is infringing on rights of Homosexuals. The Christians rights are offended everyday and it is high time for everybody to realize that Christians have rights too! FYI

    April 22, 2013 at 8:01 AM
    • Tucker #

      BY THE WAY, WHAT THAT SCHOOL DID WAS SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

      April 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM
  158. John #

    Max, you don't have a clue what is going on. Students were bullied here, not taught "anti-bullying".

    April 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM
  159. phil #

    Ridiculous!!

    April 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM
  160. Dan #

    God, public schools suck. I've got no problem with gay marriage, but it's clear that the administrators at this school don't have any perspective, whatsoever. It's too bad that the poor don't have a reasonable option to educate their kids without having an agenda brainwashed into them. And to think, that's what I used to think was wrong with religious schools. At this point, I have to consider a religious school to be the lesser of two evils.

    April 22, 2013 at 8:49 AM
  161. ms.Dee #

    they put their own foot in their mouth about this one.I love how they say its for anti-bullying but isn't telling a young boy how to pick out a slut considered bullying,not to mention racist towards women.This is a joke just like racism is taught not born into so is being gay and lesbian just look at our kids tv shows or movies,and lets not forget the clothes and the toys.I may be strict on my children about what they watch learn and eat and play with,but i will be damned if i let these bs government run schools dumb my kids and make it ok to be promiscuous at such a young age.

    April 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM
  162. Bryan #

    Heather,

    I want everyone to love Jesus, but I won't force that agenda on anyone. The reason I want everyone to love Jesus is because there is life and purpose far more fulfilling in him than in any sexual persuasion.

    You are right, you can't turn people straight, but God can. He does it every day. The lie that homosexuals are trapped in their behavior as being born that way is simply one of the most destructive lies on the planet.

    I don't have to have Jesus forced on anyone, but to have the freedom for Christian students to proclaim and take a stand for what they believe is more than just fair, it's needful.

    April 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM
  163. When I was a public school student, the rule of No Public Displays of Affection (PDA) seemed to sum up the problem all together within the school setting. No means NONE. Period! So…

    April 22, 2013 at 9:31 AM
  164. sunny #

    what shouldn't matter if your daughter or Sun is lesbian or gay hell my kids are from the ages of 10 to 16 and they all know the truth about childbirth where they come from how they're made the whole nine yards the really this is not that big of a deal not to me its not a rather my children learn not to discriminate in to sit there and say Oooh she is lesbian or Oooh he's gay it's time to wake up and see the reality our children are having sex and smokin weed regardless there drinking regardless and sometimes they're doing it right under your own nose and your own house in your bed when you're not home so think about it people wake up smell the coffee and see where this world is going and then it in about religion is about values how you raising your kids you have took in out the disciplinary action and said if we hit our kids with the belt or we do anything like that we're going to jail so therefore you have done it to yourself nobody else iswe do not live in a world that is like it used to be in the 1940s when everything was not heard of everything was kept in the closet in the secret it is no longer spare the rod spoil the child it's time to get our parenting skills back in gear

    April 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM
    • Come on what are you Spell check police??? Grammar Police..

      Go join the Lane Cops on the highway!!!

      April 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM
  165. Shawn #

    You all need to go to your school board and complain like all get-out until you get the school to cease these activities. It's not appropriate to let a boy kiss a girl nor a girl kiss a girl at the bequest of an adult. If I were a parent there, I'd lawyer up.

    April 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM
  166. Tina #

    Liberalism and lesbianism are both diseases of the mind and spirit.

    April 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM
  167. KT #

    I emailed the principal of the school about this because I was so disgusted. He is there response which I find untruthful and lacking .

    "Just so you know, the report was false it was the date safe initiative lauded by Laura Bush that teaches girls to say “no” to unwanted or inappropriate advances. Look it up online, it is called “May I Kiss You”. It is used by middle and high schools to keep girls safe. Unfortunately, this was inaccurate information that was fed to the press."

    Why would parents make this stuff up? Why would the parents claim there was no opt out? Why would the superindentent be quoted as saying what he did in this article if this is the case. They still had non-professionals , college students, in the classrooms . Why would they have a community meeting about this if it was a non-issue?

    see their website and community meeting information here – http://www.redhookcentralschools.org/site/default

    April 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM
  168. thistel #

    Leave your children in school and teach them morals and stand your ground at home. You do do NOT NEED all day HOME SCHOOLING to be involved in this.

    You can't teach them not to kiss another female on the mouth no mater what the group leader directs??

    Home schooling is rearing in a hot house–like for plants. When they graduate from high school home schooling then what? They may get good grades from memorizing during home schooling, but what about the rest of life? What about when they have a supervisor at work or a group there that is in charge and does not share the values of the graduate of home schooling?

    I'll bet there were girls in that workshop who had the gumption to say no to their requirement for a homosexual kiss. And I'll bet they were not home school graduates.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM
  169. thistel #

    Anybody blaming the schools for ruining their child's morals ought to BLAME THEMSELVES. IT IS THE JOB OF THE PARENT TO TEACH MORALS, NOT THE SCHOOL. The lazy parents are the Christians who blame the schools.

    If you teach your home values to your children, they will repel any suggestion of homosexual kisses or anything else you disapprove of at school or anywhere else.

    How well have you Christian hypocrites done your job of training in morals–pretty bad since you want the schools to do it for you.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:38 AM
  170. Renee #

    Okay, you go first…and also send in your grand kids. Nope, not me! I have been home schooling my 7 kids since 1993. Things are even MORE scummy since I removed my children. Sooner or later the our of control Govn is going to FORCE everyone to subject their children to the scum. Esp if the UN Rights of the Child is ratified here in the USA.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:08 PM
  171. Renee #

    It is NOT that expensive to home educate your child. Most are just too lazy and like the daycare.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:09 PM
  172. Unknown #

    Im sorry but I will ABSOLUTELY disagree with you on that! Homeschooling is not to blame for the actions of irresponsible adults. I feel that it is the parent and the students choice whether or not they attend school or be home schooled. It amazes me that so many people are against home schooling especially when it saves alot of kids from being bashed, bullied, and harassed. Just because kids are home schooled does not mean that they are bad people. It has been proven that kids who are home schooled benefit more and are proven to be more successful. So I'd reconsider your opinion. Home schooling does not depict who is decent and who isn't. There are just way too many bullies in schools this day and age. And way too many parents who either don't do anything about it or just simply don't care. So to say that home schooling is the fault for actions that others are taking is simply ridiculous! I think that the home schooling kids are the smarter ones. Due to previous experience being one of those kids… Id say homeschooling is more beneficial anyway. And just because homeschooling is at home doesn't mean that a parent for your teacher is required… I attend a homeschooling program funded by Ball State and I have NEVER had my parent as my teacher. They are fully staffed with their own qualified teachers, counselors, principals, etc. So just because parents send their children to public school… doesn't mean they're lazy. They're obviously working to provide for their families. My parent's didn't send me to public school to be lazy its because they were providing for me! And I;m not home schooled because Im too lazy to attend public school, its because there are way too many bullies, worthless teachers, etc. plus ITS MORE BENEFICIAL!!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM
  173. Are you kidding me???? You really think home schooling is to blame for this???? This is why people are pulling their children out of these gutters and teaching them at home!

    April 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
  174. mar #

    They need to lose jobs and prison timefor what they did. Even the police needs the permission of the parents before talking to them.

    April 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM
  175. K A Bryant #

    I had more than enough to decide I do not want "Socialism" our way of teaching! Say YES to Home school!!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM
  176. AMEN CONNIE!! My thoughts exactly!

    April 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM
  177. Shelly Tennison #

    Oh hell NO!

    They had absolutely NO right whatsoever to hold that "class"! I would definetly be talking to an attorney. As well as getting some "teachers", and I use that word loosely in this case, FIRED!

    None of you are obviously qualified to teach children!

    If this is what passes for schooling nowadays, God help us ALL! No wonder this world is falling apart!

    All I have to say is you had better thank the good Lord above that none of these children were mine!

    April 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM
  178. Lucy #

    Agreed.

    This is the most shocking thing I've ever heard of.

    And yeah, I'd be pulling my kids out of school at light speed!!

    April 22, 2013 at 1:22 PM
  179. Maureen #

    Home school? even if I had the time, I wouldn't…..my taxes are $18,000/year. I expect the school to educate appropriately, and with my consent for sensitive topics, and those that are not in line with my morals.

    April 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM
  180. Nancy ROllins #

    I would not only OWN the school, but the district, the school board, and whoever else I could sue. This is NOT the place of a school and they overstepped their bounds. No one better be making ANY suggestions for a child to be kissing ANYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the school is closed!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM
  181. mae waugh #

    We aren't lazy! I'm so beat when it's bedtime..
    State needs to stay out of schools! Each parent needs to take charge, but also come together and make a stand. I'm not smart enough to home school my children, and I can't afford someone else to help.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:21 PM
  182. LES #

    Are you kidding?Get your kids OUT of the PUBLIC FOOL SYSTEM. NOW! GIT THEM OUT OF THIS DAMNED SYSTEM !!!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:32 PM
  183. LES #

    If you care about their souls,GET THEM OUT OF SATANS PIT!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:34 PM
  184. Steven O'Connor #

    I hope that was a joke…
    Because of the school, liberals, back in the 70's when the Bible and the Ten Commandments were taken out of school. Parents didn't the liberal teachers messing with their kids. Very liberal colleges teaching students how to think, what to do, how to act.
    It is sad, But will only get worse because it is ok to defend this terrible act, then a little child praying before a test…..

    April 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM
  185. LES #

    The public FOOL system!!! Get your kids out ,if you care for their souls!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM
  186. Homeschooler. #

    Thats the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Dumb progressive Politicians and school boards that are hungry for power are to blame…. Not home schooling families.

    April 22, 2013 at 2:43 PM
  187. mike #

    When I have kids they're going to a christian school. I dun care how much I get in. If the schools keep this from me than I can keep my kids from this.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM
  188. mike #

    When I have kids they're going to a christian school. I dun care how much debt I get in

    April 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM
  189. Rick #

    Max; Your either very uneducated, or very liberal minded. Our kids are being brainwashed in the public schools. Their taught right is wrong and wrong is right, and guess who runs the schools, the government. They make our kids do lurd acts and lable it under bullying classes? Give me a break.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM
  190. Shelley #

    That's the most illogical thing I've ever heard! Children don't write the school curriculum! If the good kids leave homeschooling and go back to those horrible schools, the schools will merely drag them down. Parents pull their kids because the schools suck-the schools didn't get bad after they pulled their kids, they were bad from the beginning.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:27 PM
  191. Ayla #

    Despite the intent of the (any) program, there IS a problem when the kids don't even understand what they've been taught. It doesn't matter that the school tries to say this is not a bullying program – if the kids believe they were bullied, they were bullied. Period. If the children were made to feel uncomfortable, then it's a problem. Period. That's what matters.
    The school and the program messed up big time, it sounds like. And I'm with the parents – they should have been given notice of the details of these classes with an option to opt out.

    April 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM
  192. SKULLTAKER #

    Just More proof of the Liberal Socialist Agenda. Exposing Innocent Kids to this type of Depraved Gutter Filth is Appalling but expected from Deviants who can't wait for the SCOTUS to legalize gay marriage. The parents in the School should go there En Masse to put a Stop to this. Sadly , the schools have become contaminated by Pedophiles and Other types of Sexual Deviants. 77 % of all Pedophiles Admit to being Gay. Its never been just about gay perverts getting married, their big goal is to get their Filthy Hands on the Minds n Bodies of your Kids. WAKE UP America before its too late.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM
  193. CheshireMan #

    Had that occurred on the campus my child attends, I assure everyone reading this that I would call the local media, advise them that all holy heck is about to break out at and then march into the principals office with news crew in tow and demand an answer as to how GQGLBQQ has one expletive thing to do with bullying. This crapola doesn't stop bullying one iota! Not even slightly. Ever hear the crap that's talked about "so-and-so" in the halls, lockers, sports fields?? This is pure immorality from your dictator pro-tem "its okay to be gay and fly in the face of God because there is no God but Allah" Obama!! Fire the principal and impeach Obama, and start taking back our schools AND our children. Educate, not indoctrinate!!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:34 PM
  194. CheshireMan #

    Amen!!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM
  195. Harold #

    God said it, that settles it whether we believe it or not!

    April 22, 2013 at 4:54 PM
  196. Deane #

    How idiotic! Ones right to educate their own kids is a crime making you accountable for another Perversion Incitement of Statutory Rape and Sexual harassment.

    You are a Sicko!

    The Schools are best to be left pure in their principles and then their fruit can then be compared.

    Contrast is what is needed …. not rotting the whole bag of apples in the school that is like a refrigerator switched of in terms of it's ability to preserve moral sense.

    Let the stats be OWNED by those accountable for their theories.

    April 22, 2013 at 4:56 PM
  197. ginger #

    Accuse me!!!!! Its the peoples fault for allowing the government into the schools!! People better get a backbone and take the schools back or take your kids out and stop letting government teach your kids!!1

    April 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM
  198. NWO #

    THE NEW WORLD ORDER AT IT'S FINEST!!! Agenda 21…Look it up!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 7:14 PM
  199. Jake Koltrane #

    From A Buddha GrandMaster:

    “Gods’ first target of annihilation would be homosexuals. You know that homosexuals have found legitimacy in that homosexuality was around back in the culture of ancient Greece. Yes, there was a similar phenomenon in ancient Greek culture. And do you know why ancient Greek culture is no more? Why are the ancient Greeks gone? Because they had degenerated to that extent, and so they were destroyed. When gods created man they prescribed standards for human behavior and living.

    When human beings overstep those boundaries, they are no longer called human beings, though they still assume the outer appearance of a human. So gods can’t tolerate their exist ence and will destroy them. Do you know why wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters happen in this world? They’re precisely because human beings have karma, and those events exist to remove it. No matter how wonderful a time period may be in the future, there will still be wars, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters on earth. They are a way of eliminating karma for people.

    Some people who have sinned can have their karma eliminated through the death of the flesh body and suffering, and then they’ll be free of that karma when they reincarnate. Their lives don’t really die and they reincarnate again. But the karma that some people have accrued is too much, in which case the fundamental elements of their existence will be implicated and destroyed. Homosexuals not only violate the standards that gods set for mankind, but also damage human society’s moral code.

    In particular, the impression it gives children will turn future societies into something demonic. That’s the issue. That kind of destruction, however, isn’t just about disappearing after they ’re annihilated. That person is annihilat ed layer after layer at a rate that seems pretty rapid to us, but in fact it’s extremely slow in that time field . Over and over again, one is annihilated in an extremely painful way. It’s terribly frightening. A person should live in an upright manner, living h onorably like a human being. He shouldn’t indulge his demon-nature and do whatever he likes.”

    April 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM
  200. I remember when morals and standards were taught at home and at school. Parents back in the day would not allow this to happen but one time. If the school has the right to teach this, then take your kids home and teach them.

    April 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM
  201. A #

    The kids who are homeschooled are decent because of the WAY they are schooled. Hence one of the main reasons behind homeschooling. Parking those kids back n public school will not fix the broken system.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:03 AM
  202. George Thomas #

    Two things would happen if this immoral trash was forced in my kid this way, especially with a cocky principal and superintendent.

    1. I'd yank my kid out of that school so fast their damn heads would spin faster then the exorcist.

    2. There would be an asskicking of a lifetime for all parties involved and the fear of getting arrested wouldn't be enough to sway me from it.

    I'm all for being amicable and peaceful, but I'm sick and tired of this not saying this or that crap because oh God, someone might be offended. I'm tired of their TRASH being FORCED on me. Don't like my response? Too. Damn. BAD! I leave you people alone. You dare think you're going to force your crap on me you'll be in for a big surprise. I don't care how thin your skin is or if you get offended because you can't accept my opinion while DEMANDING that everyone except your immoral and demented opinion. Suck it up. I would only hope more people would go for the throat too. This crap is going to continue until people stand up for themselves.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:35 AM
  203. Fellow Christians, wake up! It begins with us! To send our children to the heathen to be educated is no different than it would have been for the Israelites of old to have sent their children to the Canaanites or Philistines to be educated.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:20 AM
  204. Kay #

    I can answer that. One parent posted on facebook that her daughter came home saying she was made to kiss girls. It was spread like wildfire and parents became concerned. Many parents went to the meeting to hear what had happened. Out of over 150 students there are only two parents who are making statements. One of those parents do not even have an 8th grader. Isn't that odd…

    April 23, 2013 at 2:40 AM
    • Catryna White #

      Maybe not odd at all. Perhaps the parent has a child getting close to that age and is concerned. Also, as taxpayers our taxes pay for the schools and the salaries of all "our" employees, in the school (teachers, principals,etc). So, as a taxpayer, anyone has the right to have a say in the school system, because the schools belong to everyone.

      April 23, 2013 at 3:00 AM
      • Kay #

        Catryna, I can agree with that. But the idea that the school forced students to ask for a lesbian kiss is absurd. I can relate that the topic is sensitive for some parents. (topic of sex) but the school really had good intentions here not malice. They school had the meeting and listened to the community and agreed that they would give parents notice in the future. Its really an amazing school district it is sad to see it torn up like this.

        April 24, 2013 at 2:57 AM
  205. Me #

    Hell would have no furry if that was to happen at my kids school! It all stems from the liberals and the crap they allow on tv!! They are shoving this homo crap down our throat almost nightly! Thank God I live in the south where God is still in our school!!!

    April 23, 2013 at 2:57 AM
    • Mom2Many #

      I'm in the south, too- He is being shoved out quicker than you'd like to think. We cut our tv off- if I wouldn't have someone in my home speaking or acting a certain way, I won't allow them to come in through a box on the wall. We are very careful of what we watch- too much junk.

      April 25, 2013 at 12:30 AM
  206. Raimi #

    Really Marcus Giavani? So its a single mother's full responsibility for having sex, not the man? It takes two! There are also many mothers out there who are divorced. Is it their fault for "opening their legs" to husbands who then turned out to be cheaters, druggies, alcoholics, or just plain jerks. Yes sometimes its mutual divorce or the woman was at fault but your attitude is archaic and misogynistic. Even if they were single when they got pregnant your comment is narrow minded and sexist.

    April 23, 2013 at 2:58 AM
  207. Dan #

    Home schooling will never be to blame for this type of issues ever at all! Keeping our children out of these places insures that our children will not end up with the same moral compas as other children. Having our children in schools will never bring the moral compass up to a Godly level, it will only bring our childrens moral compass down to the same level as everyone else. Which by the way is why we keep them at home. Learn the lesson and keep your children away from scum like this.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:31 AM
  208. Russell #

    Fire responsible education officials and charge them with criminal assault charges.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:56 AM
  209. Cat #

    Your logic is tragically flawed. Homeschool students could not have prevented the forced actions of school officials. Students were made to do this against their will and without notification of parents. Putting homeschool students into this environment would merely violate the rights of more students and parents. We don't want to take the schools back. You cannot take something back when other people set the agenda and force you to comply.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:56 AM
    • Don #

      The teachers and those who took pleasure in watching our children forced into this act are no more than child pedophiles. They should be fired and arrested as such along with child endangerment. If one child commits suicide because of being force and can't live with what was done. That teacher should face the death penalty for the murder. This is an Un-Godly act and is not how God interned for his children to live. It is sinful.

      April 23, 2013 at 4:12 AM
  210. Wiseoldlady #

    The entire issue is about this satanic unionized school plot called CCORE or the MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT. Of which children will be indoctrinated beginning in kindergarten. They want to destroy the innocence of all and implement NO accountability, NO morals, NO character, NO family, NO self respect, etc. THIS IS STILL A WAR OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL AS HAS BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. THESE EVIL LIBERALS WANT PEDIPHILES, SEX OBSSESSED CHILDREN, GAYS, ETC CREATED TO PUSH THE DILUTIONARY LIBERAL AGENDA INTO A NWO. WAKE UP. STOP BEING DEFENSIVE ABOUT HOME SCHOOLING, ONE PARENT HOUSEHOLDS, THAT IS PROPAGANDA. IT IS ABOUT SCHOOLS ENCOURAGING SIN. Start and SIGN A PETITION TO STOP THIS DEPLORABLE ACT.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:13 AM
  211. Bruja #

    "the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom." Wait a minute, making kids do what they don't want to do and is against their beliefs, isn't that bullying? What a joke this program is. It's pushing the gay/lesbian agenda on our kids is what this is.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:26 AM
    • Mom2Many #

      exactly!

      April 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM
  212. ed #

    I see you libs are still blaming the Bush's for what your political party (dumocraps) are doing. Blame your elected pres. who is pushing his evil agenda on dummies that voted for him and the Pelosi's, Reids" and others of that ilk.,

    April 23, 2013 at 5:22 AM
    • Connie #

      This school opened up a whole can of worms with this, didn't they? Well, I say, it's about time. Someone needed to do something to force more parents to take a stand and demand more involvement in the subject matter and activities that the school boards determine necessary.

      Whether you approve of, or oppose this particular school program, the bottom line is: if parents teach their kids at home, then the schools wouldn't see the behavior that causes them to push for these lessons. If parents discourage and even punish (not abuse) unacceptible behavior in their children, the students are less likely to display those behaviors at school. But all "bad behavior" can't be prevented 100% of the time. Kids act up. It's part of the teen changing from child to adult, and they try to throw their weight around a little bit. It's up to you to set those limits.

      From the time they were teens, my kids could cuss up a storm, and I said nothing. They knew there were 2 exceptions to their verbal tirades: they could NEVER direct such assaults toward me, or any other adult, but especially ME, and they could not use such language in public. While some parents would find that attitude unacceptible, in my family, it gave my kids a safe place to "put their big girl pants on" and dance the adult dance of language. In other words, when they weren't punished for it, but taught that it is not appropriate in some circles, they learned, and began to feel like the adults they were becoming.

      So, now it's really up to you, the parents. The school boards are ready to step in and do what you can't/won't do…… teach your kids proper behavior. How to handle a bully, how to deal with peer pressure, sex education, matters of religion, political beliefs (such as your stand on gun control,) and many other issues will present themselves to your teens. Either you teach them how these situations are best handled, and make your voices heard by the school boards…. Or the schools will deem it their responsibility to take over your roles as "morals teacher" from you, and they'll put the politically correct spin on it. Then, you'll face situations like this "lesbian kiss" issue, over and over again. It all depends on what you're willing to do to keep your parental rights.

      Maybe "taking back our country" should include "taking back our schools." BTW: I only had one child in public school. My youngest has been homeschooled since the start of first grade, and she's never been taught anything that I didn't approve of. Just saying……… Good luck to all you parents, and your kids. :D

      April 23, 2013 at 6:31 AM
  213. randydutton #

    Sounds like the students were bullied by the administration. Fire everyone who encouraged it, and start over.

    April 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM
  214. Tionico #

    so, in the interest of teaching children not to be abusive, bullying, invasive, offensive, the "leaders" become abusive, bully, invade their privacy and moral standards, and offend. Makes perfect sense. A "lesbian kiss" IS a sexual activity. So they lied.. again. Once more, solid proof that homeschooling is the better option. Until LOCAL school boards and districts begin to respond to the PARENTS, those for whom they work, the government indoctrination centres will continue to degraade, offend, insult, pervert. And they wonder why things like the Boston bombing happen. Kids are NOT taught right moral conduct in schools, and so are left to work it out on their own……. which too often ends up badly.

    April 23, 2013 at 6:23 AM
  215. kim #

    Homeschooling is not to blame, it is the cure. Liberal dumbocrats are to blame. Too bad everyone cannot homeschool. I'm homeschooling as I read this nonsense.

    April 23, 2013 at 6:24 AM
  216. Lynn D #

    This is exactly why I hate public vs home school. People are so narrow minded and pious!

    April 23, 2013 at 6:25 AM
  217. Tionico #

    so, you want the homeschooled kids to go back into the government indoctrination centres, wo they can learn all about homosexual activity, get offended, be forced to set aside their moral convictions, engage in prohibited perversions, get bullied by "teachers" wiht a sick agenda? You wamnt our kids back in teh schools, YOU work to clean them up, make them functional, and turn out well educated "product". Until then, none of MINE will ever darken their doors. EVER.

    April 23, 2013 at 6:29 AM
  218. DT #

    What your Government "Pays For" – it gets.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BVNN1wqw3k

    April 23, 2013 at 6:43 AM
    • Rose Vosburgh #

      Very sobering video. We are on the road to One World Gov't. just as the Bible predicts.

      April 23, 2013 at 2:58 PM
  219. Sue #

    If they believed it was the right thing to do, the parents would have been notified. Honestly, it wouldn't have matter if they said kiss your opposite sex "friend". This doesn't belong in schools. Add the deviate nature of such workshops makes it all the more repulsive. Pull the kids, call the school. Large numbers of offended parents close a school down. Don't hesitate.

    April 23, 2013 at 6:52 AM
  220. This guy is clearly trolling, as his statement is clearly devoid of logic and meant only to enrage homeschooling parents. Nothing to see here…

    April 23, 2013 at 7:38 AM
  221. Evan #

    First, anyone who actually made it through the entire article and still believed in its validity just wants something to be angry about. It was obviously written with extreme bias and a pure intent on causing trouble. It reads like it was written by some less-than-educated mother who fancies herself a politician.

    Second, this isn't about gays or lesbians. Children shouldn't be made to kiss each other in school. I actually SERIOUSLY doubt that happened the way it was explained.

    Third, there's no way in hell any college students were "encouraging" 13-14 yr old kids to become sexually active. That would be like saying education about cigarettes or heroin use is actually an encouragement towards addiction.

    Idiots.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM
    • If you bother to read the related articles, you would know this is being widely reported by the mainstream media.

      April 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM
    • Rose Vosburgh #

      First of all, Heather Clark, if she is who I think she is, is not a mother, but a single woman and a person of integrity who does not make things up with 'the pure intent to cause trouble'. She is a very educated, highly dedicated, principled career woman.

      Second, the new 'anti-bulling' school programs ARE about gay acceptance/affirmation. Sadly, it is not enough to tell the students not to bully gays (and others) and to discipline them if they do. The schools seem to feel it is their duty to present the gay lifestyle as normal and even to celebrate it. Students having a belief that the behavior is immoral is what the schools hope to eliminate. So it is tolerance for everyone except for those who hold religious beliefs contrary to what society has now decided to embrace. We must all be taught to think alike…group think. This what these sessions are trying to accomplish…re-education and unlearning the morals taught at home. You are naive if you think it is otherwise. If you don't want student to bully one another, tell them not to do it, what the consequences will be if they do it, and then carry out those consequences. Simple as that! No need for classes like this one…no need at all if discipline was still enforced in our schools.

      Third, 'there is no way in 'xxx' that these college students are encouraging kids to become sexually active'. Well, take a look at what goes on on most college campuses today…lots of alcohol binges and lots of sex. Are you sure you really want college students anywhere near your young teens? I don't think you are a parent, otherwise, this story would send chills right up your spine at just the thought that it might be true. And….It should.

      Idiots…well, time will tell who the real idiots are.

      April 23, 2013 at 9:10 AM
  222. Rose Vosburgh #

    I don't think it is being pious to feel home schooling is the best option, but each family must make their own decision and not be made to feel inferior or less spiritual for their choice. Those who chose to keep their children in the public schools will have a lot more challenges trying to help them unlearn the bad things they are absorbing there. My heart goes out to all who have school age children at this time in our nation's history. It is not easy either way. I sent mine to Christian school. I had only two to pay for, but it was still hard. I found ways, though, to earn the money during the day (cleaning houses, companion aide to elderly, pre-school aide) and still be home when the bus pulled up at the end of their school day. The Christian school option is not a perfect one either. Sometimes the influences of the world get in there too, though not as much. It was the best I could do at the time and it was worth every penny. Homeschooling was not an option for me back then. It is still not an option for many who must work just to put food on the table. If you have to send them to the public school, then you must spend lots of time pouring the Word into them and give them a strong foundation that will keep them grounded no matter what the school throws at them. If I had children to raise today, I would try as hard as I could NOT to have them in public schools if at all possible. If I could not find a better option, though, I would work hard to train them in the hours I had with them at home and then entrust them to the Lord's care and protection. He is able. My heart goes out to all of you were are struggling with these issues. Our children are precious to us and we all want to do the right thing for them. Sometimes we have to do the best we can and leave the outcome in God's hands. If the gov't gets its way, homeschooling and even Christian schooling may not be options for us much longer as our constitutional freedoms are now under attack.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM
  223. jake #

    It's a fine line we have drawn and it is cutting into our morals, into our beliefs, and into our lives all for the sake of Political Correctness and the greater good that possibly isn't that good.

    The very schools themselves have for decades deferred any type of activities, risk or result to parents. Eliminating sports programs for their dangers, eliminating certain types of books, eliminating failing or passing so than no student is found wanting.

    But now they decide it is perfectly within their agenda to begin indoctrination of students for sex, it's practice, it's forms and it's allure, whether gay or straight, however you see it, it is beyond their perview, and for once it truly is the parents right to say yes or no.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:38 AM
  224. I have no obligation to put my children in a government school. I never pulled them out of a government school to begin with. Furthermore, the government schools could be flooded with the children of devout Christian parents and it still wouldn't do any good.

    The problem is that the government shouldn't be involved in education. Wherever ideas are taught, which values to be taught becomes an issue. The government's supposed neutrality on religion has become hostility towards Christian values. It was inevitable and the only solution is to call for the separation of school and state.

    We will continue to homeschool.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:40 AM
  225. selah #

    well not every parent can do that some are single parents some have to go to work homeschooling sucks it makes your kids unsocial and hate there lives. trust me i know cus i am homeschooled.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:47 AM
  226. I don't know of any state that requires a teacher's certificate as the only method to homeschool (source: HSLDA.org).

    My wife and I homeschool our kids for under $500/year. She stays at home to homeschool. So some women might think of that as a loss of one income. Nevertheless, it doesn't cost as much as you may think, and many homeschoolers finish high school well before age 18. My children are on track to finish at 15-16 y.o.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:47 AM
  227. selah #

    what religion are you? aimee?

    April 23, 2013 at 8:49 AM
  228. chester# #

    The problem really is not what happened in the classroom. The problem was that the parents were not notified.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM
  229. Hcklbery #

    THIS is EXACTLY why God's protection has left this State and ALL of it's schools as well as Massachusetts.

    These are States that have become totally GODLESS and will continue to suffer the consequences of their voting decisions to elect wors and homos as their leaders.

    Who to BLAME for the evil in YOUR midst NY , MA ???

    LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE MIRROR !!!!

    April 23, 2013 at 9:16 AM
  230. Rick #

    I am a 35 year old husband and father of five. I have been happily married for nearly 12 years now. My mother was divorced when I was 3 years old. She worked full time, usually 10 plus hours a day. She had my aunt teach me and my sister school at home. My sister died in a horse riding accident when she was 14, but I am certain she would have turned out fine also. I am not calling anybody lazy, but if your priority is to train up your children to be anything other than a socialist atheist, then you should not put them in the public school. if you are trying to raise your children to be Christian, then they will only be confused if you put them into a public school. Karl Marx was a Christian and love God, wanting to be a missionary until he went to a secular school which turned him away and now he is known as the father of communism. Do not underestimate the power of the school you put your children in!

    April 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM
    • Mom2Many #

      agreed! Glad your mom put her kids at the top of her priorities!

      April 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM
  231. Toast #

    @selah

    I am also home schooled. I have a social life(a rather active one actually), and I don't hate my life. All of the home schooled kids I know have a social life, and don't hate their lives.

    Home schoolers can have a social life, you just have to find ways to become socially active.

    April 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
  232. Concerned parent #

    Are you kidding me???? You are blaming the "decent parents" for pulling their children out of public schools so they will not be objected to this type of stuff??? OMG! I don't want to live on this planet any more!!

    April 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM
  233. jake #

    Well MY christian teachings tell me it ISN"T ok to hold a class where children of any sexual orientation are asked, coerced, or forced to attend a class without prior parental approval.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:28 PM
  234. Pat Stegman #

    These "anti-bullying" programs, just like the "diversity" programs, are just a cover for getting the GLTB homosexual indoctrination into the schools.

    April 23, 2013 at 1:48 PM
  235. all thhese schools a #

    these teachers and principles and superatendence people need to be fired and stripped of there teaching license and the schools should be closed down and yes they should also be arrested for child porn for forcing kids to kiss eachother

    April 23, 2013 at 2:06 PM
  236. Dan #

    You guys NEED to watch this documentary.Please make the time.And get your kids to watch it too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    April 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM
  237. steve #

    Are you out of your mind – I spent 400,000 on my kids education – Not for what they got: but for what they did not get – I was making 33K a year when I started the 2 of them in 1st grade – you sir are an example of the non thinking public – seriously

    April 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM
  238. zee #

    you sir are and idiot and our logic makes no sense whatsoever.

    April 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM
  239. Disgusted #

    You got that right, John. There was no respect for the students at all, just bullying.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM
  240. No, it's not the kids primarily, it's the government and the teachers and the teacher's unions. They are anti-God and they will do everything they can to corrupt the children. They are the bullying problem. They don't teach the children that there is an absolute moral standard set out by a righteous God, instead they teach them that the earth and everything in it is a huge accident and that humans are simply advanced animals and that morals are subjective and that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as anyone else and that socialism and communism are the best forms of government. I don't really feel like my children learning all that junk for twelve years, and every day for twelve years having to undo the damage as it's done. I would rather teach my children the truth and then send them out trained and ready, as opposed to throwing them in among the wolves from the age of six and expecting them to be 'warriors for Jesus'.
    Go take your naive thoughts elsewhere.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:15 PM
  241. Santiago Peralta #

    This definitely an insult to all parents, a slap on the face, why are these people insist on forcing their values on my children and family, we need schools with higher moral standards!!

    April 24, 2013 at 1:13 AM
  242. Who are these freaks masquerading as teachers to our nations children ?
    Stop messing with our children's heads !!! If you want to end bulling of any
    kind , then teach them to treat one another as you would want to be treated
    yourself !

    April 24, 2013 at 2:23 AM
  243. heather #

    Thank you! all these nuts are going ape. There is no hidden task to make children gay and this wasn't a kiddie porn show. You guys are messed up and should really take a good look not just read an article. But I suppose that is exactly what you did with your Bible. I am a Christian but I'm not a nut.

    Funny most of them say don't force your private agenda on my child. Just teach them the way of MY God and the way of MY Bible.

    I've done home school private school and regular school. They don't truly matter I will still hAve my own opinion.

    Obviously the didnt go "now young girls kisa each other in front of us" and they most certainly didnt go "boys always carry a condom.incase you see.a nice slut"

    carrying a condom isnt a problem. Gettimg pregnant at 15 is. Kids are going to have sex

    Choose what education works for you. Dont assume home school kids are weird and are Jesus extremist and don't assume public school kids are corrupt .

    Obviously you guys are very simple for thinking all these things are true. You assume that the teachers would call this practice normal?

    As for the teachers union it has no evil agenda. It keeps teachers up to date on the best education possible and their pays decent. I would not want a non unionized teaching force. That would very troublesome.

    April 24, 2013 at 3:43 AM
    • DT #

      heather

      True. But the school should have involved the Parents BEFORE implementing this Program/Course. It's because the "pinheads" who made the decision to go forward without consulting the Parents first, has everyone (as you say) "going ape".

      This was wrong on so many levels and it completely discredits any educational value regarding "anti-bullying". When these "pinheads" did this, they really showed that their INTENT was "Agenda Driven", rather than "Educationally Driven". It's pretty clear to me, and to most who have read this article, that the Politics of the Gay Lobby is what makes this so offensive. And their "Politics" is "Crystal Clear"! "Do NOT include the Parents"!

      April 24, 2013 at 4:13 AM
      • DT #

        heather

        I would also contend that the "Politics" of the Gay Lobby is similar to the "Politics" of the Abortion Lobby and the Condom Distribution Lobby.

        Again, the "Politics" of these groups is CRYSTAL CLEAR!

        "Do NOT Include the Parents"!

        April 24, 2013 at 4:29 AM
    • aliehs #

      I agree with you an a number of points. The way I see it, the session wasn't about anti-bullying. I mean seriously, girls forced to ask another girl for a "lesbian" kiss? How is that about anti-bullying? There is definitely a hidden agenda which is more about not so much tolerating various sexual practices but accepting them. I don't have to ask a woman for a lesbian kiss to know not bully lesbians. Why are boys given condoms if the agenda was truly about anti-bullying? It's ok to identify someone as a "slut" but heaven forbid we disagree with someone's same sex lifestyle. Does anyone see the hypocrisy in that? I teach in the public schools and if I had children of my own I wouldn't even put them in the best public school available.

      I smell a potential lawsuit when I look at the attitude of the attitude of the principal and superintendent. "We may require more notification to parents." They didn't give them ANY notification! If I were a parent I'd be so far up these people's butts they wouldn't be able to sit down!

      And I will close with this. If this were truly about anti-bullying it would not have been necessary to separate the students by gender. If people can't see through this, they are BLIND!

      April 25, 2013 at 12:28 AM
  244. selah #

    @toast

    i have a social life to but many of my friends that are homeschooled are very nonsocial i have a very active one to but i hate homeschooling cus, i just do its complicated. all my life me and my brother have been wanting to go to public school to me this picture looks like some sort of private school plus i dont get help around here because my mom wont help me i dont get any work done cus she doesnt help me but if i were in public school i would have help. just saying

    April 24, 2013 at 4:16 AM
    • selah #

      i dont care for the lgbt im saying tis wrong but homeschooling is not the best choice. the reason why the world is like it is is because the economy the president who stinks like heck and we are allowing for the girls to become snobby and sassy and not disiplining them and just letting them become who they have become for if they have the ability to do that then they will once these girls become like this and other girls arent like this then they feel lke they have power over them and make them feel bad and the parents spoil there girls and dont disipline them for doing what there doing.

      April 24, 2013 at 4:27 AM
  245. Shannon #

    Max – Really? You think most schools care what the parents want, huh? Homeschooling is to blame for this nonsense? You need to do some research before making such ignorant statements about homeschooling. Seriously. Start researching public schools and why they exist. Research what goes on in those schools and how it applies to parental rights. Then you can move on and start researching homeschooling. You have a lot to learn.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:40 AM
  246. Jade #

    What ever happened to teaching our children reading, writing, and math? History and science. I completely understand that bullying is a serious, prolific, and heinous thing our middle school children deal with on a daily basis, but this crosses the line especially when the school district does not inform the parents of this type of "bullying" instruction. This does not fall under "bullying" instruction – it falls more under sex ed and really should be left up to the parent and CERTAINLY should not include any "acting out" of scenarios between students. I believe that those who are developing these so-called anti-bullying materials need to take a step back and evaluate what their true purpose is. Is it to promote homosexuality, promiscuity, or is it truly in an effort to prevent bullying? I think the answer here is apparent and parents need to take a stand against this type of hidden agenda. I'm not one of those people who think that frivolous lawsuits are appropriate, however, I think in this case, I would not hesitate to put the hurt on this school district.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:49 AM
  247. sidetracksusie #

    MY child's education is TOO important for me to risk it to UNION THUG teachers and the spawn of loser parents.

    Children are not the role models for loser kids. That is the job of the parents. Many homeschool because we are Christians and we don't want our kids minds poisoned by the liberal lies the public school put out there. It is not our job to prepare our children so they can modify the behavior of the losers.

    We made conscious choices and lived without luxuries that others think are necessities so we could homeschool after having to reteach material to our children who suffered through homeschool. Our job as parents is to raise our children to adulthood and after that when they are "salt" they can mix and mingle with "losers" if they wish. It will be on them and so will the consequences.

    If being a good kid could have any effect on loser kids, it would have happened. Unfortunately, a good kid can not effect change on loser teachers, admin, students and their parents.

    I hope more and more people homeschool. When you completely separate yourself from your district they get NO federal or state funding that is per-student for your child. STARVE THE BEAST!

    April 24, 2013 at 5:07 AM
    • sidetracksusie #

      Proofreading works if you use it! I meant to type "after having to reteach material to our children who suffered through PUBLIC school", not homeschool.

      April 24, 2013 at 5:10 AM
  248. Leonard #

    What we need is our parents to send their kids to Catholic schools/ Christian/ Jews schools… Pubic Schools should be closed!!!!

    April 24, 2013 at 5:18 AM
  249. Jsmith #

    Sounds like that area needs a new school board. Parents need to get active — the enemy is already active. If we do nothing, this will be all over.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:11 AM
  250. Carolyn Stokes #

    Baloney, It's the leaders and school administration that allow this to happen. Good kids in the school is not going to change administraion.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:13 AM
  251. Carol #

    We DO need public education, and we DO need to make it decent. We will NEVER get all parents to homeschool, nor do we need to try. But the schools need to teach basics, WITHOUT the horrible bias that comes from squashing any semblance of Christianity. We also need to protect the right of EVERY parent to homeschool if they choose to do so. The schools won't change unless forced, and real world competition is the best way to do that. (By the way, anyone who thinks that high school even remotely resembles the "real world" just is NOT thinking clearly) When the parents decide whether they get a paycheck, we will stop having teachers risking their jobs to introduce such craziness in the classroom, and maybe they can do their actual job.

    April 24, 2013 at 7:52 AM
  252. DC #

    Wrong. Kids don't make the school, the teachers and administration does. Kids will do what they are told and libtards count on that in present day schools just like responsible teachers and admin did in the old days. Decent parents, responsible parents, know the benefits of homeschooling and that is why they do it.

    April 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM
  253. Debbie Johnson #

    Absolutely not.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM
  254. Debbie Johnson #

    I won't be taking any chances with my children's lives. Private school was considered a necessary investment for our older kids. Now that I am homeschooling my youngest and see the benefits, I should have been doing this all along! Their future depends on it. Get em out of there!

    April 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM
  255. kalamawashington #

    WHAT??!!??!!

    April 24, 2013 at 5:24 PM
  256. kalamawashington #

    Dear Feanor and Finrod:

    "Take, for example, Finrod and I" is a prefect example of what the current Public Schools are teaching! Proper English: "Take, for example Finrod and ME." At least she (?) didn't say "Me and Finrod". The "rule of thumb" for deciding if it should be "me" or "I" is to take out the other word in the sentence, and hear which sounds right. For example, which sounds correct: "Take for example I", or "Take for example me"? As was said above, another example of why home-schooling works.

    April 24, 2013 at 5:32 PM
  257. Mom2Many #

    One more reason we homeschool….the government thinks it owns our children, and it's agenda is to take control over them. They will likely succeed, because parents aren't parenting anymore. They are too busy chasing the dollar, spending more time watching the idiot box or driving their kids to this activity or that one to parent. They let the schools teach the kids everything from counting to morality. And they seem to be failing in the 3R's, which is what they should be focusing on. Most families can live off one paycheck. We do, and my husband doesn't make much. It depends on what is actually most important to you. If raising your kids is most important, then you'll trim corners, you'll "make-do," you'll learn to do without some stuff, but your kids won't miss it- and they will be better off. If you think you're not smart enough to teach them, then study with them, and use the Teacher's manuals- or use PC software that does much of the teaching. We weren't blessed with children so someone else can raise them, and it's a lie to say you can't raise them yourself. Even some single parents that must work are homeschooling. My children know they were created with a purpose, by a loving God. They know sex is for after marriage. They know marriage is for 1 man and 1 woman. They know to work hard for what they want. They help others. They are giving, kind, fun, funny, smart, hard-working and amazing little kids and young adults. Ask one of our girls to kiss another girl and she'll tell you like it is, our kids stick up for what they believe in, they don't follow orders if they know those orders are wrong. Teach your kids to think, to stand up for what is right. Love them enough to do that, please.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:22 AM
  258. Ronda #

    The issue here has nothing to do with homeschooling, lazy parents, grammar. It has to do with the emotional trauma caused by someone in authority over children and the fact that they require them to do something that is not theirs' to require…shame on that school system and the teacher, and/or teachers that would teach such lunacy. I do think there would be a much more civil way to teach anti-bullying. All "they" did was "bully" children into doing something they did not want to do. What has been gained?!

    April 25, 2013 at 3:46 AM
    • alex #

      Well said

      April 25, 2013 at 5:55 AM
    • amanda #

      AMEN!!!!

      April 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM
  259. Angela #

    You are deluded to think home schooling is to blame. What ever happened to putting blame where blame is deserved? Seriously! Why not demand the school administration correct this obvious wrong doing. They are the ones to blame for allowing it and they should correct it. Get people in those positions who actually have a moral mind. The real blame goes to those who took God out of schools to begin with. This nation desperately needs an awakening to the need of God back in America. And THAT'S the truth whether you agree or not.

    April 25, 2013 at 4:18 AM
  260. Stephanie #

    I live in Red Hook and I'm ASHAMED that they would think this was okay especially without giving parents notice and the option to opt-out! I would NEVER allow my child to participate in this! And FYI for whomever said that "maybe parents don't have time to teach…blah blah blah"… You're a PARENT! You CHOSE to be one! You have the damn time or else you shouldn't have had kids!

    April 25, 2013 at 5:17 AM
  261. Jan #

    You are naive and clueless if you think home schooling is to blame. Godless globalists are to blame, as well as the parents of these rogue children who run wild because there is NO fear of God taught to any of them. Your way would ruin the few decent children out there. Get your head out of the sand and back in the bible! God gives the parents the responsibility to teach their children, not the government! I wonder about comments like this. Your inability to ration out your thoughts is frightening. We, as a society, are worse than I first thought if you intended your comment to be legitimate.

    April 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM
  262. Ann #

    Are you serious. This is pure insanity and has nothing at all to do with homeschooling. It is NOT the parents causing this nonsense it is the addlebrained school officials.

    April 25, 2013 at 9:03 AM
  263. amanda #

    I'm confused with what this nasty, uncalled for, presentation or what ever else people want to call it…has to do w/ people choosing to homeschool their children. I think this article is an outrage! i would definately remove my children from such immoral teaching if it happened at their school. This world is so messed up! I think homeschooling is great and not so great for different reasons. I think it's wonderful if a parent has a chance to homeschool their children. i would love to homeschool my children. The anti-bully mess everyone's talking about is just blown up. i totally disagree w/ bullying, but I also agree with learning how to handle some things on your own. I have seen 'real bullying' go on and nothing be done, but have seen other situations blew way out proportion. I myself was terminated from college for bullying, but I was the one being bullied, but I had enough and said something they called a threat. We all need to grow up. I say our kids are being bullied by teachers(some). We are all being bullied by the government. Where are our rights?

    April 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM
  264. Robert Griswold #

    That is a totally unBiblical view. The Bible makes it very clear that our children's education is the parents responsibility. Sending them of to an institution that denies God as creator is the first stage of depravity. Take all the kids of of these hell holes. John Galt the system.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM
  265. Robert Griswold #

    love that answer

    April 25, 2013 at 11:16 AM
  266. Abiss #

    Hit every branch of the stupid tree on the way down, didja? See a doctor.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM
  267. Katy #

    Why would we want to take them back? We don't need them anyway. We need to take our kids out of these holes of morality and educate them properly.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:19 AM
  268. Rachael parks #

    Homeschooling is NOT to blame for this! According to this article, it sounds to me like the kids aren't so much of the problem….it's the weirdos that came in to the school to talk to these kids. They are the problem!

    April 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM
  269. Lady Raven #

    This is a form of SEXUAL ABUSE and should be taken to court immediately. I don't care if their straight lesbian or whatever…..These children are under age and should not be forced to kiss anyone or forced to ask for a kiss. These people should be locked up or removed from schools and any contact with children.They should be put on a sex offender list too.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:54 AM
  270. Brando #

    That was a real smart statement. Home schooling is the only option parents have to keep the state from brainwashing their kids from the humanistic and homosexual agenda in the schools. Putting kids that are good back in the schools wont stop the onslaught of the state and the teachers and their twisted philosophies.

    April 25, 2013 at 5:04 PM
  271. john #

    Government control IS THE PROBLEM.
    Look at history. In Russia, the government completely controlled the schools and indoctrinated the students against their parents and especially against RELIGION!
    That is why that nation became so impoverished and still has not recovered even today.

    April 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM
  272. Dana W #

    If you would like to have your kids introduce to pier pressure and drugs just send them to a public school.

    April 26, 2013 at 3:00 AM
  273. Furious #

    Every one of the teachers, principal, and superintendant should lose their jobs, certs, and be labeled child sexual predators. This is absolutely not excusable.

    April 26, 2013 at 4:42 AM
  274. so much for the truth and standing up for it. This story is not completely accurate and I suspect the website authors know it but it propagates a stereotype so it is used to gain traffic. It does not, however, help the argument that sex-ed in public schools is a bad idea.

    April 26, 2013 at 5:46 AM
  275. Sarah Beavers #

    You DO NOT HAVE TO BE A PARENT to show up at school board meetings and demand they change the curriculum! If you pay taxes, you have a right and Obligation to protect children from all the crazy liberals! Furthermore, the reason they get away with indoctrinating innocents into the liberal agenda is because parents and other reasonable citizens are clueless as to what is happening until it's too late! If you live in a LIBERAL State especially,tell your representatives to change these ludicrous laws, make time to attend school board functions and if possible take other conservatives with you!

    April 26, 2013 at 7:49 AM
  276. Margaret #

    They have no right to do this at all if they are worried about bullying in school quit turning your heads when you see it and when a child tells you that they are being picked on don't tell them just ignore them it does not work. What this principal and head of school did is unacceptable and the teachers if they knew they should have notified the parents behind the backs of these two. I personally would see if I could file a law suit against all for infringing on my rights as a parent and on my beliefs, school is for learning concentrate on helping them get their studies and help those who need extra help. And yes I have seen teachers and principals tell children just ignore or turn their heads and these are the people we have looking after are children sometimes you need to tell them if they can not resolve it you will by going to the homes and deal with it yourself.

    April 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM
  277. okay #

    "It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request."

    Also, this is copied word for word from the source material. Nice work hack website

    April 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM
    • Clearly you do not grasp the concept of curating and crediting articles. Yes, it is supposed to be word for word. As I introduced this writer's piece, I credited who she is and the publication she writes for, as well as linking back to the original article TWICE. We unashamedly feature the writings of other journalists and give them and their publications FULL CREDIT. Now if we didn't do this and claimed someone else's work as our own, then you would have a good cause to gripe and call names.

      April 27, 2013 at 1:50 AM
  278. Rose Vosburgh #

    "This story is not completely accurate…"

    Can you give us some facts to back that up? How do you know it was not reported accurately? Please present this evidence to us.

    If even one student felt uncomfortable/ashamed by what happened in the class, isn't that cause for concern? And are you not bothered by the fact that parents were completely left out? If it is such a wonderful program, then why weren't the parents informed as to the content…what the students would be asked to do and why? If there really are misunderstandings (or misrepresentations) about what was presented in the class or about what the children were told to do, that is completely the fault of the school system…. for their failure to inform and involve the parents and not to allow an 'opt out' for students who might feel uncomfortable or conflicted. The mandatory nature of the program that is very disturbing to me.

    April 27, 2013 at 2:27 PM
  279. God's angel #

    My, goodness! After reading this article and most of the questions, I feel there is a lot that needs to be said. First off, as a follower of God, I know in my heart that we are not supposed to be involved in homosexual acts, but as a Christian, I also know that we are not supposed to hurt others who belive a different way, whether it's with our fists or even with our mouth. People fight about whether homeschooling is right or if public school is right, but here's an idea, mabey the're both right. Homeschooling is becoming more popular, because of the things they are teaching in school, and I know mothers who already have two jobs and yet, do whatever it is they can to get their kids homeschooled. This may be good for religious reasons, but there are cases where the parents realy do need help in educating their child, mabey not out of being lazy, although there may be a few, but of the fact they are hard-working. Whether you are homeschooled or not doesn't effect how smart you will become, what effects that, is how you where taught. In other words, the sorce of this problem was the school's, for allowing such a thing to take place. Your kids dont get taught to kiss the opposite gender do they? That is because that is what comes naturally, so basicly they are teaching your children something that is unnatural, and could have somewhat of a brainwashing effect on your child's sexuallity. It is a belife that homosexuality comes from genes, when infact it comes from satin. Even Christians face homosexual wants sometimes, so where do these desires come from? Most might belive it was because they are related to homosexuals, but this is not the case, though it might have some effect on them because growing up around homosexuals, just makes it easier for the devil to tempt you. Here is a simple metaphor: imagine yourself in an auditorium, filled with chairs and the lights are off. Now try walking around…that would be very painful, right? That was how we lived before Christ, but because Christ came and died on the cross for our sins, now those lights are turned on. We nolonger have to walk in darkness, if we would just open our eyes, and though the obsticles would still be there, now that we can see them we can try our best to avoid them. The choice is yours to make…

    With all the love in the world for you,
    God's faithful servant

    April 28, 2013 at 2:40 PM
    • Ronda #

      Let me say I thought what you wrote was very well said~~I am afraid that it would be idealistic to think what you have said would make a difference, but it would be wonderful if the Lord would allow it to!!
      In this article people, according to their comments have completely lost sight of the problem~~I believe this to have become simply a sounding board and that's a shame!
      Again, well said and have a blessed day!

      April 29, 2013 at 4:26 AM
  280. Bustinloose #

    Max – to take back the schools get government out!!! How can you develop free thinking minds when they're being indoctrinated by the state!!!

    May 1, 2013 at 2:23 AM
  281. Brenda #

    You are absolutely correct………has anyone here heard of "common core" curriculum? the money is from the stimulus an all states were promised all kinds of money to use this curriculum……it is HORRIBLE and indoctrination….says communism is good and capitalism is bad for starters……..5 states did not buy into this and there are a few now, that realize what it is and are getting rid of it……time to stop it now……when you read about it, it sounds very flowery and nice, however, dig into it and it is not……….there are sooooo many things now we need to be aware of and to fight against or parents will totally lose their rights as parents……..we own a business and don't even allow the "f" word spoken there….I tell people it is offensive and they can leave if they can't speak without using vulgarity….so far, they have all apologized and behaved……if they leave, oh well….it is up to us, to let people know the boundaries and what is acceptable or not…..we have not done that well for years now……we need to responsible to keep our morals up to a level for society to continue as a civil society…..If I were a parent at that school, I would have a lawsuit against the school…….they had better stand up to them or they will lose their rights

    May 1, 2013 at 3:27 AM
  282. Brenda #

    I used to think that kids who were homeschooled, were not well adjusted and social……I now know many people who homeschool and their families…….the children are well behaved, well adjusted, do sports, communicate better than most, with adults and children…..I absolutely wish I would have homeschooled as my thought on it was so totally wrong…….however, luckily, our children all turned out well, got a good education, married, grandchildren, pay their taxes , obey the law, go to church and are good people and citizens……what else could one ask for?

    May 1, 2013 at 3:32 AM
  283. freddy #

    All the teachers need to b fired for doing that the teachers may have been gay and got off on it

    May 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM
  284. Agree with Harold. Why do I keep seeing GOD and RELIGION everywhere in this comment thread?? I thought this was about our children's education? Religion has NOTHING to do with education.

    May 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM
    • God is what this site is about, Tara. Our ministry exists to help people understand the times we are in and to trust in Jesus for our hope.

      May 2, 2013 at 7:20 AM
  285. It's a scary world we live in today! I wish my parents had the intelligence to homeschool me! They did not, and school was very tough. I don't think that the "socializing" that goes on now a days in public school is a positive influence in ANY kids life. Parents who think that are kidding themselves.

    & a huge influence is the government, whatever their plan is for our future it is not going to be a nice one. All anyone cares about now is being in control…check out this article:
    http:// news.yahoo.com/dad-furious-finding-crayon-written-paper-florida-4th-124614291.html

    May 2, 2013 at 6:36 AM
  286. check out this article!! I feel so bad for these parents…
    http://news.yahoo.com/dad-furious-finding-crayon-

    May 2, 2013 at 6:40 AM
  287. The girl ALREADY KNEW how to say no. If they DON'T want something they WILL say no. That was NOT a lesson taught to be by a school, or my parents. It's natural instinct to say no, or back off when you feel uncomfortable or threatened….

    Whatever this presentation was for I DON'T HAVE A CLUE, but it creeps me out. It is beyond WRONG. An adult asking a kid to do a lesbian kiss is nothing short of perverted….and teaching the boys what a "slut" is? That is not okay.

    May 2, 2013 at 6:48 AM
  288. If that was me in that presentation, I would have lost my _____. I really hope your daughter stood up for herself.

    We cannot be afraid of authority or this will keep happening.

    You should check out this article, it disturbed me just like this one did.

    http:// news.yahoo.com/dad-furious-finding-crayon-written-paper-florida-4th-124614291.html
    ^ there is a space in between the http:// and news ;)

    May 2, 2013 at 6:51 AM
    • Tara, I appreciate your feedback, but please keep it G-rated. Thanks!

      May 2, 2013 at 7:18 AM
  289. Marie #

    We must be reminded that our public school system was based upon socialism. John Dewey, the so called founder of modern education was a philospher and a psychologist, and did not know the living God. He endorsed a socialistic form of belief system, not liberty found only in Jesus Christ. So when we criticize the educational system for inappropriate belief systems, and their actions based on secular humanism (do whatever you want that makes you happy, or as the occulists belief "do as thou will"), we are in effect criticiaing a system that never had Jesus and His teachings as their Cornerstone in the first place.

    Our educational system was never developed to worship the God of our Bibles…yes, there have been a few moral laws sprinkled in here and there in its teachings (and even unbelievers can be a moral people), but the American educational system is in direct rebellion against God, our Creator.

    May 2, 2013 at 7:16 AM
  290. Connie #

    "NO SEXUAL ACTIVITY DISCUSSION"???? Really? What were the boys instructed to keep a condom in their pockets for? A fashion statement?

    The school board needs to get real, and keep their noses out of matters that don't concern them. If it gets so bad that school girls are approached by lesbians and asked for a kiss, maybe the school board needs to re-educate the gay-lesbian students on proper behavior. I've known lesbian women, but have never been "approached" by one. Most of those girls will never face such an awkward situation. If they do, they should have the guidance of their parents to point them in the right direction. Not the carbon copy responses of the school system trying to force tolerance and politically correct behavior down peoples' throats.

    If they had omitted any mention of sexual preference in the discussions, it wouldn't have been so bad. No one is going to object to their children learning effective ways to "dodge" unwanted affection. But they had to bring homosexuality into the discussion, because they have a tolerance agenda. Try as they might, they will not be able to convince all people to accept homosexuality as a normal activity. So, they need to stop trying.

    As for the "slut" issue…… That's actually teaching young boys to look for permiscuous behavior in girls. (Something most teen boys would love to find, anyway.) But at no time should a young man EVER be taught to recognize a girl/woman as a SLUT. And it would appear that the school wasn't concerned with instructing the boys on how to say "NO" to advances from such a girl.

    Seems to me that the old "Just say NO" rule is the best one to teach. If kids learn to say that, and are taught how to be assertive in decling such advances, then there'd be a lot fewer sexually related issues at school. But instead of that, the schools want to teach the specific behaviors. That's bull.

    Schools should not be permitted to give any sexual or relationship instructions beyond the basic reproductive lessons that a maturing person needs to know. They need to know the technical terms for the different body parts, and what they can expect to happen to their own bodies. It would also be good for them to know a bit about the functions and hormonal changes of the opposite sex. And that it's better to abstain from sex, than to engage in it simply out of curiousity. They should also be taught about domestic abuse. That's where the schools should leave it. And IF a student comes to a teacher for more info (which is available in most libraries…. you know, where they keep the books,) then the teacher should arrange a meeting with the student & parent, or advise the student to discuss the issue more thorooughly with a responsible adult at home or church.

    Instead, they're being "educated" in birth control, abortions, homosexuality, recognizing "sluts", and issues that many will not need to know before they are adults, if then. And they are being taught that it's ok to have sex. Parents don't want this taught to their kids. Let them be kids, before pushing them out into the should-be-adult world of sexual relationships. Teach them helpful stuff, like not taking provacative pictures of themselves and posting them online, just to feel wanted and popular. But leave the relationship messages for them to learn from their parents, clergy, or just come into it in the natural process of growing.

    May 5, 2013 at 6:41 AM
  291. Rick #

    The kids do not run the schools. They are only influenced by them. We are the parents and should always have the final say in what our children are taught. Unfortunately the Public School system is in a terrible downward spiral of filth and immorality brought about by the humanist agenda. Homeschooling and private schools are the only viable options as the parents still have sway over what is taught there.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM
  292. Rick #

    Currently, every child in public school here is worth 1200 to the district. Not sure where the 400 comes from. We chose to put two of our children in private school at 250 per month. It has been a struggle financially but the blessings are tenfold in the wonderful people the children have become 8 years later. It really comes down to what is most important to you as a parent. If you keep your children in Public School then fight. Do not let them get away with this and make sure your children know that you are fighting for them.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM
  293. Rick #

    What I have not seen in this thread is why are the officials not being charged with some sort of crime. It seems like at the least it is contributing to the delinquency of a minor if not outright attempted rape.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:23 AM
  294. kay #

    This is crazy. If the local community, hence voters, are so angry and outraged, then maybe they should do something about it come election time. Citizenship 101, you voted the school board members in office. You elect people with no moral values, then this is what you get. This crap would not have even been considered at our local public schools, which my four children attend. It is not just about parents, it is the voters who put these people in office. This you can change!

    May 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM
  295. Toby Fruth #

    maxp0wer,

    I respectfully disagree. I thought like you when I was single, but my perspective has radically changed. My young children are being taught in the ways of the Lord, in an environment of safety, peace, and love. They daily receive individual attention, and character development is a primary focus of their education. They are not young missionaries whose objective is to save the kids in public school. As their parents, we steward their upbringing and are held accountable to God for our actions. On average, public schools are not better off when Christians attend, but Christian children are usually worse off and require daily reprogramming. Public schools are run by statists, humanists give over to moral relativism. My kids don't need to be fed lies all day, and I don't need to spend every night doing damage control. last but not least, public schools give out so much homework, the average parent of a public school child ends up homeschooling anyway.

    May 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM
  296. Blair #

    True

    May 13, 2013 at 8:22 PM
  297. casey #

    max – That is a ridiculous notion. This socialistic institution is so far removed from the concept of education that "taking the schools back" is a total joke.

    It's like repairing an old car. You eventually just have to ditch it and get a new one. This car fell apart a looooong time ago. Scrap it and start over.

    CS

    May 20, 2013 at 8:01 AM
  298. R. Scott Stewart #

    If you voted for "hope and change," you only have yourself to blame.
    Wake up, already, quit being a patsy.

    May 25, 2013 at 2:55 AM
  299. Tori Abby #

    That is the dumbest most liberal thing ive ever heard. By saying homeschool is too blame is like saying flinstone vitamins cause people to be gay!! Sounds like your another socialist against Americas freedoms!!

    May 25, 2013 at 4:04 AM
  300. Max power,go back to your daddy Obama,and tell him the plan 'didn't work',the people have discovered the schools are ran by queers and demons from hell………………………..

    June 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM
  301. laura m. #

    Gavin: Agree! Stuck in stupid parents are ones letting their kids go to gov hell hole schools. Decent loving parents either home school or put them in Christian schools.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:52 AM
  302. Gerard Charmley #

    The problem is quite obvious from the story itself. The sessions were supposed to be about bullying and self-respect. The school board and the people involved said they were largely focused on this. But what did the children take home? Inappropriate references to sex and sexuality. Clearly no-one involved in planning these sessions remembered what it's like to be a child. Which ought to disqualify them from planning these things.

    September 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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