Skip to comments.Class surprises lesbian teacher on wedding day
Posted on 10/10/2008 11:11:01 PM PDT by SmithL
A group of San Francisco first-graders took an unusual field trip to City Hall on Friday to toss rose petals on their just-married lesbian teacher - putting the public school children at the center of a fierce election battle over the fate of same-sex marriage.
The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs.
Mayor Gavin Newsom, a friend of a friend, officiated.
A parent came up with the idea for the field trip - a surprise for the teacher on her wedding day.
"She's such a dedicated teacher," said the school's interim director Liz Jaroflow.
But there was a question of justifying the field trip academically. Jaroflow decided she could.
"It really is what we call a teachable moment," Jaroflow said, noting the historic significance of same-sex marriage and related civil rights issues. "I think I'm well within the parameters."
Nonetheless, the excursion offers Proposition 8 proponents fresh ammunition for their efforts to outlaw gay marriage in California, offering a real-life incident that echoes their recent television and radio ads.
"It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."
The trip illustrates the message promoted by the campaign in recent days, namely that unless Prop. 8 passes on Nov. 4, children will learn about same-sex marriage in school.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
That is sooooooooooooo.................. GAY!!!!!!
Great pic... but I didn’t know Bob Saggett was pro-lesbian. Much less a justice of the peace!
In any case, is there no depth these immoral morons won’t stoop to?
A fabulous use of California tax dollars at work! I’m so glad Gov. Terminator is asking Hankster for a few billion out of the “cow patty.” BARF!
Especially when the one on the left stands a chance of being not guilty.
Yay, cooption of marriage to the state...
America’s Funniest Home Lesbians!
Alas, she has been granted a presidential pardon, so we’ll never know her guilt or innocence...
Funny...I was was thinking she has Casey Anthony’s profile...
Sick bass turds. There was a time when America was a decent country. Now we take 1st graders to lesbian “weddings.”
So not to be offensive, but who would be the daddy if they had kids of adopted???
I mean come on, taking kids as early as 8 years old to a gay wedding??
“Gayvin Threesome” is a sick mofo.
Hillary and Huma?
The Mayor sure looks gay. Is he holding a menu?
“and her wife
Not in “Liberal World”!
Making wrong the right, black the white, and true the lie on a daily basis...
Come and visit but just remember: you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!
>>Is he holding a menu?<<
This reeks of political child abuse; the parents wanted this.
“I’ll have what Barney Frank is having.”
I don’t think Casey Anthony looks all that bad.
Go to the link and after reading the story, take a look at some of the comments by readers....
This is further proof that I’ll NEVER live in San Francisco.
video of wedding and kids. (I’m going to barf)
Mayor Gavin Newsom “Whether you like it or not.”
The next step is persecuting people who profess normal standards of behavior. Expect there to be "hate" legislation, churches that don't hold gay wedding ceremonies will be declared illegal, talk radio and independent news sources shut down. It is not enough that they play in their own cesspool - they want to drag everyone else in it.
I seem to recall something in the New Testament about harming children and millstones. These people seem eligible.
Don’t do that! People are trying to sleep and I’m going to wake them if I keep laughing. ;-)
Just wanted to note that the teacher is employed by a CHARTER school (not a PUBLIC school.)
I really do not see the big deal. It is a Charter School, not a public school and it would seem that none of the kids were taken to the wedding against their will or without the consent of their parents.
You missed the PUKE Alert....
The director of the school thinks its within her limits to bring students to a lesbian wedding? No boundaries and a sick cookie.
How come if she is such a dedicated teacher as mentioned in another sentence she got married on a school day. I cannot imagine when I was at school any of my teachers marrying on a school day it would have had to be a Saturday or during school holidays.
One problem I suppose with the charter system the same as could happen with the proposal in Britain to encourage more groups of parents to start schools within our state system which a greater say over the ciriculum taught. the set up and how and what is taught is much freer and encouragement for religious bodies such as the Church of England to more involved and as long as the children sit and the majority pass crtical development/education tests and at various ages there is much less interference.
The problem I see with your Charter system and what we are just starting (in some cases have been running for a while) is that it is sadly open to abuse of what could be used to create a more balanced education than the normal public/state schools provide.
...next step is persecuting people who have normal standards of behavior...
We have already passed that step - if one extrapolates the erosion of personal freedoms and growth of government that I have seen since I was a boy in the fifties - there is little reason to expect that anything less than total governmental control within the next 25 years.
The cars that you drive will be limited, the amount of energy that you consume will be regulated, the ingredients in the food that you eat will be regulated, the school curriculums will be even more controlled, radio and TV will be regulated, your right to free speech will be limited, the wages that one earns - even in the private sector will be controlled and harshly taxed to redistribute all of the wealth in the country, personal privacy will become a memory.
All of these things, which are in the process of implementation NOW would have been unthinkable 50 years ago.
My only hope is that as the pace and frequency of these “freedom takebacks” increases due to the sickness of those who are controlling the government - the changes will become outrageous enough to spark a backlash from those who remember how it used to be.
I remember being dragged by my CATHOLIC school for a rally for JFK. I was 17...and it was a kick....and a day off from school.
When I was ready to vote for the first time, my dad sat me down and told me about the Kennedy family.
If I had to do it again, I would have stayed in school...rather than getting a free hat and a day off.
I was just plain ignorant.
What the video of the wedding from post #24. I have to admit that I viewed the kissing scene several times. ;)
“She’s a really nice teacher. She’s the best,” said 6-year-old Chava Novogrodsky-Godt, wearing a “No on 8” button on her shirt. “I want her to have a good wedding.”
Chava’s mothers said they are getting married in two weeks.
Later that day the kids went to the teachers house for a lesson in CONSUMATION in which the kids were taught their daily biology lesson.
Before the end of Obama's first term, I'll bet.
Yeah, it makes me think sometimes that I'm glad my poor old father didn't live to see sick crap like this.
Involving kids in this demimonde, Bohemian stuff is just twisted. Like taking them to see a donkey show down in Tijuana.
Congratulations, Chip. You defined "public education" elegantly and grammatically! Have a Guinness!
Where’s the Earthquake when you need one.
Isn’t that special?......
I really think they are without limits in their depravity, but worse, they are inflicting it on the rest of us, and most despicably, our children.
I was wondering how what the would put on a marriage certificate
This is just plain disgusting, taking kids to a lesbian sham marriage. No way could the parents have wanted this, , aahh sorry this is san fran so who knows what many of the weirdo’s want any more
brainwashing children to their perverted lifestyle.
poor old 6 year old and they even put a no on 8 button on her shirt
these people will use our children now to futher their agenda
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