Don’t Say Gay in Tennessee Schools

Don’t Say Gay in Tennessee Schools

May 9th, 2011 // 4:03 pm @

So now they want to make it illegal for a teacher to even speak the word “Gay” up until the 9th grade in Tennessee.

This would include a suicidal 8th grade boy asking something like “what’s wrong with me, teacher? I like other boys instead of other girls. Am I sick? What’s wrong with me?”

That’s right, the teacher couldn’t answer the boy by saying, “You’re not sick, many people have these feelings, it’s called being Gay” because it would be a crime!


What’s wrong with us? Why are so many of us, so scared?
I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again… “I weep for this world”.

State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) and and Rep. Bill Dunn (R) have proposed a bill in the Tennessee Legislature that wants to spell out how schools can introduce sexuality – and only heterosexuality – to children up to the 9th grade.

The so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill would make it illegal for educators to discuss any sexual behavior apart from heterosexuality with students in kindergarten up through the eighth grade.

After the Senate passed Ms. Campfield’s amendment, fellow Sen. Brian Kelsey (R) proposed a further revision to the bill that would explicitly exclude homosexuality from the state’s family life curriculum as well.

I understand a parent’s concern, wanting to keep someone with an agenda from PUSHING their views on a child, but that’s about the only flimsy argument they can come up with for this nonsense and that surely doesn’t mean you should pass a LAW!

Actually Ms. Campfield has unsuccessfully tried to push this same measure for the six years she served in the House. I don’t know about you but that sounds like an AGENDA to me… you’ve been told NO, SIX TIMES LADY!

Where does this stop? Should we make a law prohibiting teachers from speaking about Jews till the 9th grade? Black people?


Why? That was just the people you were oppressing a while back.

It equally delights and disgusts me to watch society try to shove the metaphorical genie back in the bottle that is called the Internet. Sorry folks, all information is now available to all, people are actually going to have to think.

You might have to actually act like PARENTS.

You know… when your kids come home and want to understand why their friend has 2 Mommies, you will actually have to deal with that discussion, yourself!

And with that said, here is a little levity from the very funny Jon Stewart.

“Being gay is not like Beetlejuice, if you say it out loud too many times you don’t become gay” AND

“In Tennessee the definition of neutrality is Gay people cannot be brought up but whether Adam and Eve had pet dinosaurs when the earth was created 6000 years ago, we should teach that controversy.”

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