Skip to comments.Same-sex video is pulled in Evesham ...(school to show to fourth graders, instead of third graders)
Posted on 08/31/2007 6:22:57 AM PDT by IrishMike
The Evesham school board last night voted 7-1 to stop showing third graders a controversial educational video that includes depictions of families headed by same-sex couples. The vote came after a committee of scholars and educators, appointed by the board to review the issue, recommended keeping the video in the curriculum, but showing it to fourth graders, instead of to third graders, as had been done.
But after a number of board members spoke against the film, the board did away with the video, called That's a Family, altogether.
The half-hour video shows children explaining their various family structures, including those with mixed-race couples and divorced, single and adoptive parents.
Jeanne Smith, a spokeswoman for the board, said: "The opinions expressed by members of the board against the video dealt with their worry that the video had become so divisive that it would continue to inflame the district and that there would be no healing."
In a survey of the issue, district parents were split nearly half and half on the issue, she said
Reacting to last night's vote, Steven Goldstein, chairman of the gay civil rights group Garden State Equality, said: "It's very likely that we in the civil rights community will take legal action to have the committee's recommendation to show this film enforced. We believe the board's actions are illegal."
Evesham started showing the video last school year as part of a state-mandated health curriculum, which requires students to "identify different kinds of families and explain that families may differ for many reasons."
The segment of That's a Family on same-sex couples, however, drew the ire of many parents who objected to their children learning about homosexuality in schools.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
If homosexuality were normal, none of us would be here.
Wouldn’t showing a heterosexual family’s sex life be termed PORNOGRAGHY?
We have the Muslims attacking from the front, and liberals attacking (from) the rear.
Our society is so screwed.
Ever try plugging a plug into another plug? ‘nuff said.
Keep your sickness away from my kids you SOB!
My sister teaches elementary ed in this school district. She says this controversy was a huge mess. Although she didn’t show the video, her colleagues that were required to show this filth were sick about it. Yes, even the teachers didn’t want this in the school!
What this video tells the students is that what they have at home is NOT a family.
Btw, I think it's bunk over all - I wouldn't want my child show the video or any video having anything to do with sex or proper families. That would be why I opted both of my kids out of Family Life Education from K-10th
...LITERALLY and FIGURATIVELY.
It used to be called “corrupting a minor”.
Would it be possible to teach children to maybe read, do math, spell?
Don’t forget the teachers that tell their students, “your parents aren’t always right.”
I guess they removed the Daddy Does Daddy title.
It's not a civil right to teach my child morality..........or lack of it. These deviants are trying to usurp parents rights through the schools and courts.
I think leaving family depiction to the families is proper. Government is NOT necessary. If a loving gay couple has children it is THEIR role to raise that family to THEIR standards NOT the government to share THEIR family values with the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Am I CLEAR!?
Got kids? Do you shove down the throats of everyone you come in contact with your family practices? NOT!
You said: Wouldnt showing a heterosexual familys sex life be termed PORNOGRAGHY?
The article says: The half-hour video shows children explaining their various family structures,
SoftballMominVA simply corrected your mistaken belief that it's porn.
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