Skip to comments.Heads up, Parents! 6-12 Graders getting "gay is great" lecture from DNC head Bob Tuke, Oct 12
Posted on 09/19/2004 9:19:41 AM PDT by TaxRelief
Robert "Bob" Tuke, attorney and member of the Kerry campaign leadership, plans to present a video-lecture advocating homosexuality and homosexual marriage, to children in grades 6-12, on October 12. Junior and Senior high schools across America are invited to participate. Don't let the clever name of this lecture fool you!
Program Title: Key Issues in the 2004 Presidential Election
Target Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Primary Disciplines: Community Interests, Social Studies/History
Program Description: In this videoconference, students consider the key issues in the 2004 election year. Then students will evaluate the current presidential contenders based on these issues, and research the key issues and main candidates of a past election year.
1. Consider issues important in 2004 presidential election and under which circumstances students would not support a candidate based on his position regarding particular issues.
2.Examine the topic of same-sex marriage as a campaign issue.
3. Evaluate the top five issues of importance to students; create charts to compare and contrast the platforms of various 2004 presidential candidates to their own opinions.
4.Investigate the candidates and main issues from a previous election in American history as homework.
Vocabulary Words & Definitions: amend, keen, bigoted, intolerant, counterweight, perennial, biblical, parishioners, stance, pews, passage, homosexuals, disillusioned, recounted, episode, convictions
Participant Preparation: Students should have SOME familiarity with this subject. Teacher should brainstorm with students before the videoconference and ask students to prepare some sample questions to ask presenter during the interactive question/answer session. Please have students that will ask questions seated close to the front and near a microphone. Please make sure you understand how to mute and unmute your microphones.
Suggestions for Pre-Program Activities: To ensure a comprehensive list of issues, begin by visiting the "On the Issues" section of the candidates' profiles on The New York Times' "Campaign 2004" Web page.
Make a classroom list of issues that should be included (but not limited to): abortion, affirmative action, campaign finance, death penalty, economy, education, environment, foreign policy, gay rights, gun control, healthcare, national defense, social security, and war in Iraq. After compiling the list of all issues on the board, ask students how many of them would change or re-prioritize their issues in light of a larger number of topics from which to choose. Under which circumstances would a candidate's position on a certain issue affect their support of that candidate?
Suggestions for Post Program Activities: Media Studies- How has the influx of gay topics and characters on network television affected entertainment in the past year? Poll your friends and family on their thoughts on shows such as "Will and Grace" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." How have gay-themed shows influenced their perceptions of the gay community in the United States? [Despite the "variety of issues" to be addressed, please note there is only one post lecture activity and that one activity focusses on "homosexuality".]
Supplemental Resources: Students may wish to start their research at a site such as History Central, which lists each election year in chronological order.
(Curriculum standards snip)
Program Format: The videoconference will be a 20-25 minute presentation and may include visuals or audiovisuals to enhance the presentation. This will be followed by an interactive 10-15 minute question/answer session with students.
Is video taping allowed? No Video Taping Notes. Videotaping is NOT allowed.
Here's a little quote from a DNC photo spread:
"On April 17, 2004 approximately 100 persons gathered on the courthouse lawn in Crossville, TN for a Kerry for President rally. Speakers included Anna York, youngest Kerry delegate from TN to the upcoming national convention; Anna Belle Clement O'Brien, sister of Frank and aunt of Bob; and Robert Tuke, Nashville attorney, veteran, and a top leader in the Tennessee Kerry for President campaign."
Robert Tuke's Bio:
Robert D. Tuke is a member of the law firm of Trauger, Ney & Tuke in Nashville, Tennessee. As a special part of his practice, Mr. Tuke devotes significant time and energy to [homosexual] adoption law. In addition to having represented hundreds of parents in their adoptions, Mr. Tuke served on the Tennessee General Assembly's Adoption Law Study Commission for three years and helped draft the complete revision of Tennessee's adoption code, enacted in 1996. Mr. Tuke serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and is its President, serving from April, 2002-April 2003. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Nashville's Family and Children's Service, the Board of Advocates of Miriam's Promise adoption agency, and as Middle and West Tennessee Counsel for Holston Home for Children. He authored the Adoption chapter in West’s Tennessee Practice (West Pub. 2nd Ed. 2002).
Mr. Tuke was born in Rochester, New York, on December 5, 1947. He received his education from the University of Virginia (B.A., with distinction, 1969) and Vanderbilt University (J.D., Order of the Coif, 1976), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and a Patrick Wilson Merit Scholar. Mr. Tuke was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1976 and is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, and a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Mr. Tuke is an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute and General Counsel for Meharry Medical College. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward-White, 1995-2002) and Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America (Marquis, 1994-2002).
Mr. Tuke is married to Susan Cummins Tuke, and they have two adopted children, both in college. In addition to the positions mentioned above, he is a member of the Metropolitan Nashville CATV Committee, the Board of Directors of the Nashville Branch of the National Conference for Community and Justice, the Board of Directors of the University of Virginia Rowing Association, and the Keyman of the Laymen of St. George's Episcopal Church. Mr. Tuke served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps 1969-1973, including a tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Cross of Gallantry in combat, [and is the head of the state's Veterans for Kerry group}.
Coming to an innocent liberal ran public school near you.
Schools signed up as of a month ago. List is probably much longer, now.
1) Grissom High School, AL
2) Greene County Career Center, OH
3) Father Ryan High School, TN
4) Kensington Op. Center, NY
1) Parkway South High School, MO
2) Broward County Schools, FL
3) Chapman Middle School, AL
4) Absegami HS, NJ
Look who's doing the "teaching"! A Kerry operative!
They never give up.
Leave our kids the hell alone!!!!!! Sick ba$tards!
Amen to that one!
how do we check to make sure our locals schools arent signed up?
Depends on what you mean by that. What everyone forgets is that kids are very susceptible to peer pressure. They tend to over tolerate things, which leads many to experiment in areas they never would otherwise. I think too often the statement above is used to water down clear moral lines. Everything is defined as relative and gray. Yes, kids should learn to be tolerant of all people. But should they be tolerant of all behavior? Shouldn't they actually learn the proper way to stand up for important principles, and when their principles differ they should learn to debate civilly, rather than just be taught that everyone is good and nothing is bad except calling something bad.
For example, should a kid be tolerant of a friend who takes drugs? Is promiscuous? Is disrespectful to authority? The idea that "what's wrong for you may not be wrong for others" is not good enough. Some things really are black and white. Compassion and kindness should not require one to redefine right and wrong. The whole premise of "teaching tolerance" is wrong. It is really just dishonest packaging. What is really being taught is relativism and a liberal worldview.
It's disgusting, unnecessary, and in the long run bound to do great damage to the homosexuals who are pushing this political agenda.
I would imagine that most freepers are perfectly willing to live and let live with homosexuals who keep their views and their sex lives to themselves. I certainly have always had homosexual friends. I don't approve of that aspect of their lives, but I refrain from saying so, and in turn they refrain from criticizing me.
But when they make a political issue of it, demand your wholesale approval of their sexual activities, and begin brainwashing your children, it's a whole other ball game.
I don't see how this can turn out any way but badly.
Cheerful is good, too.
Queer, however, sucks.
Good catch. It's hard to indoctrinate the captive children if they actually discuss a "variety of issues". In a truly open discussion, that "variety" might include contrary opinions to the ones they wish to force us all to accept. By the way, I have a picture of one of the course lecturers:
And what are you supposed to do if both parents work?
No, no, no! Tuke is a Democrat carpetbagger and has no respect in my town beyond his connections to similar porcine bottom feeders. The Trauger mentioned in the article is Brian Trauger, attorney and panty clad house-husband to Clinton-appointed Federal judge Aleta Trauger, a living definition of activist excercising power beyond her office (just watch and see how fast I have a freak accident after mentioning this). Tuke used to be partners with attorneys Yopp and Sweeney but none of them could trust each other out of sight. Nashville is a civilized place because we haven't tarred and feathered this bunch. Yet.
Add this guy to the list of pretenders masquerading as heroic veterans when they were actually unwilling draftees, along with Robert Begtrip of Vandy's Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital. That guy actually brought a couple of linebacker thugs to my house and illegally searched it because he preferred to believe that I, a blue-collar commoner, stole a laptop computer from his office rather than look at his trusted coworkers. Wrong! Elitist jerks.
Best plan : Call a local Republican school board member, share this info, and have them check. Stay on them and follow-up.
Fallback plan: Find a parent of a high-schooler/junior high-schooler and have them check with their school.
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