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School play's lesbian kiss shocks parents
CBC News ^ | Apr 15 2004

Posted on 04/19/2004 12:16:01 PM PDT by presidio9

A high school play featuring a same-sex kiss between two lesbian characters has caused a stir in North Vancouver.

The principal of Handsworth Secondary told the school's drama teacher to take the scene out of the play Broken Theory – after getting some complaints after the play's second show.

North Vancouver School Board chair Ginny Diebolt says the principal acted because the play featured inappropriate language and sexually explicit scenes.

"High school plays must have a broad appeal to a broad range in the community.

"And I think there is an expectation in our community that if you go to a high school play that it is suitable for a broad range in the community. You could bring your youngster, and so could I, to this," says Diebolt.

But students involved in producing the play are crying censorship – and homophobia.

"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai.

"Stopping children from seeing a one-second kiss is not going to make homophobia go away. It's just going to add to it."

Rezai says more than 110 students were involved in creating and performing the play.

She says despite being censored, she is still going to pursue her dream to be a playwright.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bc; britishcolumbia; canada; canukistan; culturewar; highschool; homosexualagenda; kissing; prisoners; promiscuity; publicschool; sexualizingchildren; taxdollarsatwork; vancouver
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1 posted on 04/19/2004 12:16:01 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9
Wasn't this the plot of PORKY'S II?
2 posted on 04/19/2004 12:21:07 PM PDT by TheBigB ("If my deepest, darkest despair had choreography -- *this* would be it." -Tom Servo)
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To: TheBigB
Something about a Wasp, Stinger and a Tail.......LOL!
3 posted on 04/19/2004 12:24:15 PM PDT by cmsgop ( "I'm Sick, You're Sick, Were All Sick Of Gorelick !)
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To: TheBigB

4 posted on 04/19/2004 12:25:30 PM PDT by presidio9 ("See, mother, I make all things new.")
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To: presidio9
North Vancouver School Board chair Ginny Diebolt says the principal acted because the play featured inappropriate language and sexually explicit scenes.

Why isn't a teacher out looking for a new job? Teachers are the one's who are supposed to screen the bazillions of plays for the material appropriateness. If the teacher considers this appropriate material for students; I think the teacher needs to consider a different form of livelihood.

5 posted on 04/19/2004 12:25:32 PM PDT by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: presidio9
The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it

Yeah, that's why it was "censored". In Canada, no less. Save it for the off campus productions.

6 posted on 04/19/2004 12:27:19 PM PDT by babaloo999 (Zionist troll since 2001)
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To: presidio9
"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai.

Let those up North reap what they have sown. The decent ones will be fleeing south...so long as we can maintain a viable alternative to the morally-imploding society they already enjoy!

7 posted on 04/19/2004 12:27:45 PM PDT by FormerLib ("Homosexual marriage" is nothing more than another route to anarchy.)
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To: presidio9
"High school plays must have a broad appeal to a broad range in the community."

What????

High schoolers are students, not artists creating works of art for profit.

More evidence of the results of the culture war.
8 posted on 04/19/2004 12:27:48 PM PDT by Bryan24
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To: presidio9
(sigh)...Gone are the days of High Schools performing plays and musicals like 'Brigadoon' and 'Glass Menagerie'......
9 posted on 04/19/2004 12:29:40 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: presidio9
I can't even find a write up on what this play is. All I find are the articles about the scandal about this one occurence of the play. Did the teacher write it himself?
10 posted on 04/19/2004 12:32:49 PM PDT by weegee (Maybe Urban Outfitters should sell t-shirts that say "Voting Democrat is for Old Dead People.")
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To: presidio9
The School Board is no doubt relieved that the play contained no mention of "God" or "prayer" or the "Ten Commandments". Otherwise, there'd really be Hell to pay.
11 posted on 04/19/2004 12:37:25 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: little jeremiah; presidio9
Bump & Ping


What We Can Do To Help Defeat the "Gay" Agenda


Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Version 1.1)


Culture of Vice


The Stamp of Normality


TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 21, 2004

12 posted on 04/19/2004 12:38:10 PM PDT by EdReform
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To: presidio9
Whatever happened to plays like "Our Town" and "Hello Dolly"? Of course the students wanted the kiss, anything to shock their parents and teen boys will never pass up any fantasy about two girls. Interesting the prinicpal ok'd the kiss and theme until parents raised a fuss. Parents should have that teacher's job and pull their little drama queens out of class for a reality check.
13 posted on 04/19/2004 12:38:26 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: presidio9
There's that "homophobic" word again. It is an attack word used against those who see the wrong in a lifestyle being promoted by the homosexuals. Homosexuals have no arguments to back up their agenda except for "it's our right". Well, it's my right not to have it promoted as an acceptable lifestyle. Therefore, the people promoting a homosexual lifestyle must be heteralphobic.
14 posted on 04/19/2004 12:38:46 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: presidio9
What's wrong with "Brigadoon" "Caine Mutinty" or "Oklahoma"?
15 posted on 04/19/2004 12:39:33 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: presidio9
The parents are shocked? Didn't they know what their children were being indoctrinated to think for quite some time? If not, they have not been paying attention.
16 posted on 04/19/2004 12:41:14 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: presidio9
Whatever happened to schools performing "Our Town" or "Flower Drum Song?"
17 posted on 04/19/2004 12:41:57 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: presidio9
Acceptance of queers choice of pervert lifestyle doesn't stop at high school. Below is an excerpt from an article posted last week on FR where the perverts and their supporters are accessing our pre-school children. Sickos!

Group pushes homosexuality acceptance for toddlers
cwnews.com ^ | Apr. 13

Posted on 04/14/2004 6:55:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Redmond, Washington, Apr. 13 (LifesiteNews.com/CWN) - A Redmond, Washington, organization of day care professionals has begun to advocate the normalization of the homosexual lifestyle to pre-school children in day care. The Childcare Exchange has two articles on its website exploring the possible methods to teach very small children to accept and practice homosexual behavior and cross-dressing.
18 posted on 04/19/2004 12:42:29 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Semper Paratus
Or "Oliver" or "The King and I"?
19 posted on 04/19/2004 12:45:28 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: lilylangtree
Group pushes homosexuality acceptance for toddlers
20 posted on 04/19/2004 12:47:01 PM PDT by EdReform
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To: presidio9
God help us all when corrupting children receives government endorsement. Let's see...it took only months for the gay marriage issue to cross the northern border. American kiddies should be performing lesbo plays any day now. I know they are already seeing this kind of thing on school videos, in assembly productions, and, of course, on television. It's a tiny baby-step to move on to having the young ones immitate the behavior themselves in school plays (and on their own). And we will ALL be forced to "celebrate." Welcome to liberty American depravity style.
21 posted on 04/19/2004 12:53:14 PM PDT by King Black Robe
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To: presidio9
"Blame Canada!
Shame on Canada!
The smut we must stop,
The trash we must smash!
Laughter and fun,
Must all be undone!
We must blame them and cause a fuss,
Before someone thinks of blaming us!"

22 posted on 04/19/2004 12:53:57 PM PDT by valkyrieanne (Fallujah delenda est.)
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To: BossLady
Did you know that Tenessee Williams, who did Glass Menagerie, was also gay? I just found that out, so maybe it's for the better if we quit looking at it.
23 posted on 04/19/2004 1:02:54 PM PDT by Redemption (I'm an AMERICAN!)
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To: presidio9
I'm so sick of these heathens thinking they are entitled to push their evil lifestyle in my face! These queers are all going to hell for their amoral lifestyles and deserve the worst. They're every bit as sick and perverted as the pedophiles, the rapists, and the bigamists.
24 posted on 04/19/2004 1:06:35 PM PDT by Redemption (I'm an AMERICAN!)
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To: Redemption
Redemption, also known as Rationality, Ann Coulterite, Evil, Miserant, John from Philly, Bao Lai, JaxTroll Rationality, Bao Dai Yo Ming Fi, The Fourth, Spade, et al, banned.
25 posted on 04/19/2004 1:09:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: taxesareforever
I noticed the homophobic word too. Just because I'm not scared of homosexuals does not mean I have to accept their lifestyle.
26 posted on 04/19/2004 1:12:19 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: presidio9
"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai.

Welcome to the New Curriculum.

27 posted on 04/19/2004 1:18:45 PM PDT by Imal (A president everyone loves is a president nobody needs.)
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To: presidio9
In the 50's a girl dated someone from the wrog side of the tracks to shock and annoy her parents.

In the 60's they dated beatnicks, dopeheads, and hippies.

In the 70's it was "free love".

In the 80's and early 90's it was dating someone of a different race.

To raise the shock level yet again, they are flirting with homosexuality.
28 posted on 04/19/2004 1:39:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: presidio9
If legislators were smart in America they would use the law to create a trap for events such as this when they occur here.They could criminally charge teachers with promoting "kiddie porn" and make them all register as sex offenders!
29 posted on 04/19/2004 1:47:23 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: presidio9

"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it,"


What Homosexuals Say About Homosexuals - Is This Gay Behavior Sick?

30 posted on 04/19/2004 2:57:13 PM PDT by EdReform
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To: Redemption
LOL! Yes, I knew he had a likin' fer men ;) Several of his plays had veiled homosexual themes however, there was no making out and sex involved. I believe the best writing involves sublties and illusions so the reader can draw their own conclusions from the material. JMHO, though.
31 posted on 04/19/2004 3:04:51 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: presidio9
From a couple of years ago:

An excerpt from "Schools sued over pro-homosexual skits - Parents' orders to opt-out kids from 'Cootie Shots' overlooked"

"The Pacific Justice Institute recently filed a lawsuit, on behalf of parents, against the Novato Unified School District in Novato, Calif., for authorizing pro-homosexual assemblies without any prior notice or parental consent...

The presentations, entitled "Cootie Shots," exposed elementary school children as young as seven to skits containing gay and lesbian overtures. "Cootie Shots: Theatrical Inoculations Against Bigotry" is a collection of plays, songs and poems written by members of Fringe Benefits Theatre, a coalition of theater activists who, according to their website, are "dedicated to building bridges between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth and their straight peers, teachers and parents." The United Teachers of Los Angeles and the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network of Los Angeles created a classroom activity guide to accompany "Cootie Shots" which GLSEN sells on its website...

News of the lawsuit comes on the heels of California Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy's failed attempt to prohibit the promotion of homosexuality in public schools, which he sees as infringing on the rights of parents. Mountjoy especially takes issue with the "lewd and lascivious" materials used in schools to promote homosexuality. As WorldNetDaily reported last month, instructions on homosexual sodomy and a glorified account of lesbian pedophilia are among the instructional materials approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District for use in a "diversity" curriculum being presented to elementary through high school students. The materials were referenced by Mountjoy before the state Assembly education committee...

The "Cootie Shots" show came to Pleasant Valley Elementary School and San Ramon Elementary School in Novato in 2001. According to the lawsuit, the parents were not notified of the "Cootie Shots" assemblies, which "exposed each of the children to terms that were not appropriate" and posed questions to them "regarding their personal beliefs and/or practices in sex, family life, morality and religion." The suit alleges that even after the assemblies, the schools did not disclose that the performance contained information about homosexuality and other issues that were against the personal moral convictions of the parents."

Concerned parents went to the schools after the assemblies to inquire about the use of the "opt-out" forms they had submitted at the beginning of the school year. According to the lawsuit, staff members reported that the forms were "missing..."


32 posted on 04/19/2004 3:13:54 PM PDT by EdReform
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To: presidio9
"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai.

Nope.

33 posted on 04/19/2004 3:16:29 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping. Oh, this dudette says "gay is ok" so therefore it is.

Is this Star Trek, and she is Captain Picard? "Make it so" and it is?

Let me know if you want on/off this pinglist.

Parents and Grandparents - READ THIS ONE! Your kids' or grandkids' school may be just as bad as this one or worse. Would you let your kids or grandkids go to a school where a lot of the kids and teachers and administrators have TB? And are trying to infect others?
34 posted on 04/19/2004 3:26:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: presidio9
But students involved in producing the play are crying censorship – and homophobia.

I'd say the students have learned tha abc's of liberalism real well.

Indoctrination works! : (

35 posted on 04/19/2004 3:36:23 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH (A vote for president Bush IS a vote for principle.)
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To: FormerLib
Already here...
36 posted on 04/19/2004 3:38:30 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: presidio9
"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai.

Well gosh, she outlines our "nose under the tent" argument really well, doesn't she?

37 posted on 04/19/2004 3:41:35 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: BossLady
"Gone are the days of High Schools performing plays and musicals like 'Brigadoon' and 'Glass Menagerie'......"


I JUST was lamenting the fact that NO ONE ever does Brigadoon anymore. Some of the best music.
38 posted on 04/19/2004 3:46:11 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: BossLady
"Gone are the days of High Schools performing plays and musicals like 'Brigadoon' and 'Glass Menagerie'......"


I JUST was lamenting the fact that NO ONE ever does Brigadoon anymore. Some of the best music.
39 posted on 04/19/2004 3:46:28 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: presidio9
"High school plays must have a broad appeal to a broad range in the community.

I am certain that this play did appeal to some broads in the range of the community.

40 posted on 04/19/2004 3:50:46 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ('The weakest link in American security is the political link' - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Rennes Templar
Or "Oliver" or "The King and I"?

Now it's......

Oliver/Olivia and The Queen and I

41 posted on 04/19/2004 4:52:31 PM PDT by Elsie (Truth is violated by falsehood, but it is outraged by silence.)
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To: bonfire
Define: 'anymore'

I saw it about 6 years ago........

42 posted on 04/19/2004 4:54:43 PM PDT by Elsie (Truth is violated by falsehood, but it is outraged by silence.)
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To: Hodar
I wondered, too, where the teacher/advisor was. I can't imagine allowing high school students to produce a play that involved anything even remotely described as sexually explicit or involving inappropriate language.
43 posted on 04/19/2004 4:57:04 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: presidio9
High school plays must have a broad appeal to a broad range in the community.

Whoa, talk about missing the ENTIRE point. It appears Ginny doesn't have any problems with children being involved in a play with sexually explicit content or inappropriate language, just that it's not community-friendly.

Looks like it's time for me to encourage my Canadian homeschooling friends.

44 posted on 04/19/2004 5:00:56 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Elsie
I haven't seen anyone do it for over 20 years. Gonna put a word in with our HS music director.
45 posted on 04/19/2004 5:20:38 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: little jeremiah
"The people who have the issue with it are fighting an already lost battle because being gay is OK. And it's shown publicly that it's OK, and you can't stop it," says co-author Susan Rezai. "Stopping children from seeing a one-second kiss is not going to make homophobia go away. It's just going to add to it."

Homophobia used to mean "violent and criminally aggressive hatred of homosexuals".
Now it means "protesting homosexual agenda creeping into the education of the young".
Isn't it fascinating how they've managed to redifine homophobia to mean "not homophilic enough"?

46 posted on 04/19/2004 10:58:51 PM PDT by King Prout (You may disagree with what I have to say... but I will defend to YOUR death MY right to say it.)
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To: presidio9
You made that hole yourself :)
47 posted on 04/19/2004 11:00:18 PM PDT by cyborg (The 9-11 commission members have penis envy.)
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To: presidio9
....homophobia

That is what they always say. I'm not afraid of Homos, just disgusted. How about Homonausea?

48 posted on 04/19/2004 11:04:16 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Mischief! Thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt. (Othello))
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To: King Prout
Right, I noticed that too. I scratched my head and went, Hunh??
49 posted on 04/19/2004 11:10:29 PM PDT by little jeremiah (...men of intemperate minds can not be free. Their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: little jeremiah
just an excuse for a pointed tagline shift...
50 posted on 04/19/2004 11:49:32 PM PDT by King Prout (poets and philosophers should NEVER pretend to Engineering... especially SOCIAL Engineering!)
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