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04/27/2010

Oh lookie, a 'gays recruit' claim. So fresh. So original.

by Jeremy Hooper

For many of us who are LGBT, the issue of school bullying is something that we take into adulthood. Because even if we ourselves were not subjected to it, we recognize the all-too-prevalent locker room hostilities that kept most us in the closet so that we could make it to graduation as unscathed as possible. Once we get to an adult place where we can go back and make a difference, many of us see a need, or even a responsibility, to do so.

One such gay person is Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO). He has introduced HR4530, a bill which is designed to do nothing more -- NOTHING. MORE! -- Polisthan make public schools safer for all students, regardless of what their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity/expression may be. That's it. it simply works to remove this kind of harassment from the day, so that students can oh, I don't know -- learn. Then maybe adult LGBT people will be able to look back on the halls of their own youth and laugh at their shitty clothes and ridiculous hair, and not cry at their ripped clothes and toilet-dunked heads.

But then again, there are some who never graduate. There are some like Eugene Delgaudio, who serves on the Loudoun County, Virginia Board of Supervisors and as the executive director of the conservative Public Advocate organization, who prefer to shoot spit wads long after his own high school "smear the queer" matches have long commenced. Consider Mr. Delgaudio's assessment of this bill:

Our children...

They’ve been the Radical Homosexuals’ target all along.

Now they’re finally going after what they’ve always wanted.

Just a few weeks ago, radicals in Congress led by openly homosexual Representative Jared Polis introduced H.R. 4530.

It is a bill to turn America’s schools into indoctrination centers ... its classrooms into social laboratories ... its playgrounds into homosexual breeding grounds.

Of course, they’ve disguised the bill’s wicked nature behind the innocent name “The Student Non-Discrimination Act.”

Sound harmless, right? Well, that’s key to their scheme.

Honestly, I can hardly imagine a law more harmful.

More appropriately, this bill should be called “The Homosexual Classrooms Act.”
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You see, the Homosexual Classrooms Act contains a laundry list of anti-family provisions that will:

Require schools to teach sodomy and other appalling homosexual acts so homosexual students don’t feel “singled out” during already explicit sex-ed classes;

Spin impressionable students in a whirlwind of sexual confusion and misinformation, recruiting and even pressuring vulnerable teens and pre-teens into the homosexual “lifestyle”;

Effectively outlaw voluntary prayer in schools, and expose students who pray privately to lawsuits and even criminal prosecution for “religious intimidation”;

Exempt homosexual students from punishment for propositioning, harassing, or even sexually assaulting their classmates, as part of their specially-protected right to “freedom of self-expression”;

Force parochial schools to secularize and purge any reference to religion because radicals claim it creates a “hostile learning environment” for homosexual students.

Simply put, The Homosexual Classrooms Act will use schools as weapons to eradicate traditional values in the next generation of American students.
*DELGAUDIO's FULL LETTER: Please Sign Petition! STOP the" Homosexual Classrooms Act" [Resistnet]
(H/t: Alvin McEwen: 'Men hand-in-hand skipping down to adoption centers to 'pick out' a little boy for themselves' [P.H.B]

"I'm rubber and your glue, what you say bounces off me and..." Oh sorry. Had a flashback.

But, seriously: Playgrounds into homosexual breeding grounds? Oh please. If anything, youthful crashdowns on the seesaw made this writer LESS likely to take on any further rear impacts! Oh, and don't even get me started on that metal slide on that warm late spring day when I happened to be wearing the shortest pair of 80's short shorts imaginable. Christmas might be a time to roast chestnuts, but at Lakeview Elementary circa 1986 or so, there were another kind of nuts being roasted on an open slide! It's a wonder I ever again utilized my own, much less anyone else's!

So yea, there are some serious developmental hazards on America's playgrounds. Bullying. Harassment. Hanging upside from the monkey bars in an untucked shirt if one's feeling particularly self-conscious about one's belly is. All are things that we need to curb. But LGBT people are not the threat, and religious people are not under threat! It's of course convenient for anti-gay heterosexuals like Mr. Delgaudio to go into America's collective memory banks and recast Christians as the most sought-after schoolyard victims. But that kind of mental recruitment is as absurd as the idea that anything that happens on a playground or in a classroom could change the gender of Tommy or Suzie's desired prom date.

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