Thursday, January 21, 2010

Teachers Warned Against Being "Heterosexist"

I have to start this by explaining the source of this story. World Net Daily is a conservative (ok...more like "ultra-conservative") organization that has a news website. I affectionately refer to them as my favorite little "wing-nuts," because some of their issues are, well...really "out there."

Take, for example, their objection to the Texas Education Agency's stipulation that...

"teachers and administrators must be held accountable for practices deemed to be
racist, sexist, heterosexist, classist, or in any other way discriminatory."
Can you guess which word those adorable little wing-nuts objected to? If you answered, "heterosexist," you're right! The irony is that 40 years ago they'd have objected against the word "racist," yet now that they've removed their white sheets, they've focused their discriminatory actions toward homosexuals.

The fact is, homosexuals are living among our communities. Just as Americans feared sharing their rights, space, etc. with African Americans, the hateful few now fear allowing loving couples to share the same rights they enjoy. Further, allowing homosexuals to share marriage rights does not in any way diminish the existing or future heterosexual marriages.

Plain and simple...teachers, leaders, etc. should refrain from making derogatory or inflammatory comments when interacting with our children. The wing-nuts need to realize that their constant messages of intolerance and hate are not constructive and serve only to create further division and conflict.