Skip to comments.Activist: Clubs Promoting Risky Behavior Should Be Booted from Campus (MI)
Posted on 07/03/2006 12:11:52 PM PDT by DBeers
(AgapePress) - A Michigan school board is defying the requests of parents who want Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs banned in the district.
Despite the objections of concerned parents, the Forest Hills School Board has vowed it will not shut down three GSA clubs in the district. The board claims the federal Equal Access Act requires schools to allow sex-based clubs. But Gary Glenn, director of the American Family Association of Michigan, says schools can ban student groups that promote risky behavior -- and it has already been done, he adds.
"In fact, the Lubbock (Texas) School District did exactly that. They found that the so-called Gay Straight Alliance would be promoting behavior that was self-destructive and harmful to young people," Glenn says, "and on that basis refused to allow such homosexual propaganda to take place in the public schools."
Glenn notes that the courts backed the district's decision. "Of course, the ACLU and homosexual activists sued [but] the federal court upheld the right of the school district to act in the way it thought was in the best interests for the health of the students," he points out. In that case two years ago, a federal judge barred the Lubbock Gay Straight Alliance from meeting on campus, citing the school district's right to determine "what subject matter is considered obscene or inappropriate."
Glenn says if the Forest Hills School Board in Michigan "truly cared about young people who are ensnared by deviant behavior, they would tell them the truth that homosexuality is harmful and to be avoided." The family advocate explains that no school is mandated to allow clubs that promote deviancy.
"This issue is an opportunity for concerned parents to educate themselves, their students, their children, and also the public at large about the health hazards, the public health consequences, of homosexual behavior," Glenn states. In addition, he says it is an opportunity to explain why it is inappropriate "spiritually, morally, physically, mentally, and emotionally" to promote homosexual behavior to pre-teens and teens as being normal. "It's not," says the Michigan activist. "It's self-destructive."
Grand Rapids is considered a conservative area?
"The family advocate explains that no school is mandated to allow clubs that promote deviancy."
Therefore political correctness insists that deviancy must be denied and this fetish must now be "normalized". There is to be no public debate over whether it is immoral behavior.
The sex positive proponents have won. Whether homosexuality is "wrong" no one is talking about whether teen sex altogether is wrong.
Regardless of how they couch it, they are promoting a lifestyle that leads to a huge incidence of disease and premature death. They may as well be endosring clubs advocating the drug culture, or fast food cuisine......
Regardless of how they couch it, they are promoting a lifestyle that leads to a huge incidence of disease and premature death. They may as well be endorsing clubs advocating the drug culture, or fast food cuisine......
1) Then I guess they would have to allow the Hetro Pride club as well. A group of Christian students should start one.
2) I'm going to look up that federal act. I have a suspicion that the board might be reading more into it than it really requires.
So if less than 2% of the population accounts for 60% of all AIDS cases, then they are about 75 times more likely to get AIDS. They are better off promoting a young smokers club.
God Bless Lubbock! Guns up!
It is hard to debate truth such as a rock will fall if released on this planet. You could debate it all day long but the rock would still drop. You could try a Clintonism of depends on the definition if "is."
Homosexuality is wrong and not normal for any species that plans to live past generation one. It is a risky choice and should not be embraced by the schools!
I've been told by folks from MI that, with the exception of the Democrat welfare plantation that calls itself Detroit, the state of Michigan is fairly conservative.
BTTT as well.
Based on my extensive travels during presidential election years, and the admittedly totally unscientific counting of yard signs I would say pretty middle of the road.
Voted 59% in favor of a Marriage Protection Amendment to our state constitution in November 2004, including 52% in the city limits of Detroit -- recently named, supposedly, the most liberal city in America.