Skip to comments.Hawaii Parents Protest School's Plan to Show Pro-Homosexual Video to Kids
Posted on 06/03/2005 3:22:09 PM PDT by scripter
Today, a high school in Hawaii plans to show students a video that promotes homosexuality as normal and natural, a decision made despite the fact that several parents have raised objections to school administrators over the film's content and message.
Officials at King Kekaulike High School on the island of Maui say they intend to show the film It's Elementary as a way to teach tolerance toward homosexuals. However, several parents are opposed to the school's plan to show the film in isolation, saying it not only legitimizes homosexual lifestyles but also denies that ex-homosexuals exist.
In addition to proceeding with plans to show the controversial film, the school administrators also ignored a simple request from parents that another video called I Do Exist be shown to supplement It's Elementary. Featured in I Do Exist is a man who, as a teen, was interviewed for the other film but who has since left the homosexual lifestyle.
Estelle Wilkerson is a member of the group of concerned parents who raised objections over the school's planned showing of the pro-homosexual film. "We expressed our opinion," she says. "We offered another option. We even offered to come up with a committee that could be at the schools to supervise and help, like a security team of parents, just so that this harassment that, as you say, is happening on campus will stop, if in fact it is -- at least to the extent that they are making it seem [so that] it warrants this film."
However, since the school appears to have swept the parents concerns aside and is proceeding with the showing of It's Elementary to the students. Wilkerson admits that she and the other parents in the group are "feeling a little frustrated." The reason, she notes, is because, "when we're at the meetings, they express how wonderful it is for parents to be [involved] and how much they appreciate our presence and our concern," she says. However, the Maui mom adds, "Obviously, our opinion and what we have to say is unimportant, because we're still having this film."
The protesting parents feel the film scheduled for screening at King Kekaulike High School is both one-sided and outdated, since it features a homosexual teen who is now an adult and no longer involved in homosexual activity and also ignores the existence of former homosexuals like him. The parents group is concerned that by showing It's Elementary without the balancing perspective of a documentary like I Do Exist, the school will be presenting students with an incomplete and decidedly one-sided view of homosexuality.
That is indeed a very key point.
Oh!but whatever you do, do not allow the children to be exposed to the Bible!!!!!!!!!!!!
And here's a case in point: Student sues after Bible study banned.
So what do you do about something like this? How do you get momentum moving in your direction, when the school administration won't even listen to you? It's like you have lost before the battle is even joined.
in context would be better and your point would probably be more obvious. :)
There are some here who believe parents should stay and fight the public schools. I'm not one of them. As I see it, removing your children from public school is the best solution.
What did Gwotcha, who signed up today, say?
Info about "It's Elementary." Be sure to read the entire page. But not on a full stomach :) $75 to rent, $250 to buy and it looks like you may have to be an "educational" organization to buy or rent it.
If homosexuality is normal and natural, how come most of us ain't doing it?
Why aren't these perverts being prosecuted like the felons they are?
I have 9 more copies of the I Do Exist DVD. If you order 10 or more you can purchase them for $12 each. It's a great video, especially since there's a man interviewed on the DVD that is also on the It's Elementary video, yet now he's an ex-gay.
You have never actually read what He taught have you.
It pains me to say this, but I believe the public education system in this country is beyond saving. They have their agenda, and they simply will not be stopped. It does not matter what parents or citizens or taxpayers think. The schools are going to do what they are going to do.
For parents, the only sensible alternative is to remove their children from the public school system. Catholic schools, private schools, homeschool, or whatever, it has to be a better alternative than the public schools. Putting your child in public school is simply not an option, because they will work to defeat you at every turn.
I know it is expensive, but what are one's children worth?
I know we all have to pay for public education whether we use it or not, but this will not change. Throwing your precious children down the educational rat-hole after you have already thrown in your money just compounds the error.
You can't. Get your children out. Save yourselves. You can't save the schools, because they don't want to be saved.
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