"We believe family means everybody" = promoting the homosexual agenda?
Some students and parents from Nettelhorst Elementary School in Chicago are marching in Sunday's Pride Parade to show support for the gay community. Although the fence around the school is covered in strips of fabric to represent the rainbow flag, a Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman claimed that Nettelhorst was not "officially involved" with the decision to enter the parade.
Parents, both gay and straight, organized the school's entry, viewing it as an important statement to make in a community with a large GLBT population.
"One of the fundamental tenets of being a community school is that you bring the community in," said Jacqueline Edelberg, author of a book about Nettelhorst -- "How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance" -- and a straight mother of two Nettelhorst students.
One father says, "So Maria has two dads? Big deal." For some people, it is a VERY big deal. The president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality sent a letter
to the reporter of the article.
How does a parent answer the question: “Daddy, what’s Steamworks?” or, regarding gender-bending “transgenders”: “Mommy, is that a man or a woman?” Or how about: “Why does that man have hardly any clothes on?” Do you think this is an appropriate, nurturing environment for young children?A local blogger
A typical shop window along a main strip of Boys Town gives you an idea of the predominant "culture" in this part of Chicago. That culture is based largely on anal intercourse and the pursuit thereof. [emphasis mine]
The logical conclusion? Nettelhorst is "an indoctrination center for gay activism." However, that's nothing compared to some of the gems in the comments section
of the article.
I have been to the gay pride parade many times and taking children to this event would be like sitting a 6 and 3 year old down in front of a TV with hard core porn on it. This event is not for children period. The parents of these children should be thrown in jail.
And who said that the gay agenda wasn't going to be forced on kids. This is disgusting. Its bad enough that the rest of us have to pretend the gays aren't mentally ill but now they are forcing this degenerate lifestyle on little kids?
Sorry, but this IS twisted. If the parade celebrated general diversity and tolerance, including gays, fine. But a parade that celebrates a particular type of sexual behavior is not the place for elementary school children who simply have no idea what they're celebrating. It's like the old Soviet Union marching thousands of school children in the annual May Day parade through Red Square. The kids had no idea what they were celebrating.
I know all about this, they actually did call it a mental disorder to begin with until the liberal mental profession decided it 'wasnt nice or PC' to label them 'crazy.' Then the medical profession said, if they arent mentally ill then what are they? despite the fact the majority agreed it was and is a mental disorder.
being gay might not be a mental disorder, but there certainly is a common trait of low self esteem and being completely miserabele to anyone who doesn't agree with your lifestyle. Oh...and a speech impediment.
I don't think anyone has a problem with you playing house with one another and getting similar rights. I think people don't want society to lie to itself by saying your perverse "lifestyle" is no different and on par with Hetero unions/sex.
No worries, though, because several posters more than hold their own... er, give as good as they get... you know, whatever I type, it's going to sound like something about the cultural pursuit of anal intercourse.
you hateful people can keep hating, but know that these parents and kids are going to be in the parade and have a great time as will everyone else that day, and despite what you hope, gay tolerance and acceptance is spreading more and more with each year and each generation and there isn't anything you can do about it so you might as well start loving people already.
As a Nettelhorst parent, I will be there with my child, showing support for our fellow gay and lesbian families. Reading this blog makes me finally understand why it is so important for us as parents to stand up and teach our children about acceptance.
This isn't about "promoting" homosexuality. This is about the parents of children at a school located in East Lakeview (Boystown) taking part in an event with their children that the vast majority of their neighborhood enjoys. They will be at the front of the parade and not see the more flamboyant floats. It's just people saying they respect the people of their community.
The gay community exists. They are not bad people. They do not deserve to be discriminated against, no matter what it is you believe. Everyone has an opinion. Rather than talk about the "corruption" of our children, we ought to encourage them to embrace everyone, not matter what and no matter who they are, and learn to exercise their freedom of speech in a peaceful manner. In no way, shape or form is introducing children to the diversity that is humanity going to HURT them. If they choose to develop their own opinions later in life, so be it. Those parents that opt out ought to consider sharing their own opinions with their children in a respectful way, and also allow these kids to learn to think for themselves, EVEN if they disagree with you in the end. Just as we all have the right to form and express our opinions, we have the right to be respected for expressing and forming our own opinions. Children should learn that and hold onto it.
Again who is promoting homosexuality? You want to believe people are promoting homosexuality in order to fit your agenda. It is people like you that don't understand the difference between teaching reality and promoting. Telling kids that some families have two dads or two moms is not promoting homsoexuality. It is teaching kids about reality. It is not my fault you want to read into it.