Skip to comments.Teacher forces teens to question being 'straight'
Posted on 12/09/2008 12:16:46 PM PST by mowowie
The mother of a Wisconsin teenager was stunned when her high school senior brought home a questionnaire assigned by his English teacher that asked, among several provocative questions, "Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?"
The mother, Marilyn Hanson, reviewed the questionnaire and thought it completely inappropriate for any class, but especially for a required English class, where, Hanson told WND, "They should be taught to read and write and prepare for college."
"I really believe this was outright indoctrination to the homosexual viewpoint," Hanson said. "I could see this being discussed in a debate class, where both sides were presented. But the other side was not presented."
Hanson told WND, "I think they're trying to shove [homosexuality] down our throats."
Hanson's son, Alex, originally thought he was required to complete the questionnaire for the next day's class. He was struggling, however, to answer the following questions:
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
Yes, and isn’t strange how 99% of the rest of the world suffers from the same stress-related disorder.
Don’t you just love the liberal mindset? It’s like their contention that global cooling is a result of global warming.
..you can check with Brawny Fwrank on that
Wow. Quite a list of weird twisted questions. You think you would be safe in the hinterlands, but from what I’ve heard, it’s not the case.
“Hanson told WND, “I think they’re trying to shove [homosexuality] down our throats.”
Unfortunate choice of words aside, that is exactly right. the issue, however, is not homosexuality, the issue is breaking down the family structure to pave the way for the dependence on the state vital to the socialist system.
Damn....I did a search that even included the single word “teacher” too.
Explanation for those questions.
Those are the questions that gay people get,
and the teacher is trying to turn them back around on the hetero kids to make them feel uncomfortable or to make some other point.
This question could be reworded “Is it possible that your homosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the opposite sex?”
Yeah, I got “the point.” Shouldn’t they be discussing Wordsworth, or Hawthorne, or dangling participles?
No! It is the great love I have of the opposite sex!
"What do you think caused your heterosexuality?"
Umm! I think I was born that way and knowing that man and woman were made a certain way for a reason!
Destruction of Western Civilization is so much more important than discussing literature - especially Western literature.
The miracle to me is how nearly half the electorate—more at times—seems to have any intelligence at all considering most sat through this crap—including myself.
and the result of said teachers action?
In my world there would be a great deal of discussion of lasses no longer shaped like pencils, and what's a hapless lad to do?
In real life I've never had to beat the lasses off with a stick, but in this class I would have to explain the monumental disappointment the women would experience if I kept my affinity to myself. It just wouldn't be right to do that to the fairer among us.
When it came to STD, I'd say ALL women would agree that I am worth the risk.
Is it possible that even in small Wisconsin towns home schooling is the only thing?
Yes, I can see your point in the full list of questions and perhaps too much is being made of an isolated exercise for HS Seniors. If this is what it is, and any true indoctrination would have to start earlier in puberty, it is an edgy assignment which could be handled in an appropriate manner. It would have to be seen in context.
A little ‘street justice’ for the teach is in order.
“and the result of said teachers action?”
Furthering the cause? Confusing social issues with a critical growth process at an inappropriate time and place? Breaking down acceptable boundaries critical to natural growth for teens? Corrupting processes that should be sacrosanct? Personally, I think it is abusive to the child. In extremis. there should be a suit brought against the teacher, the school and the city. This should be treated as emotional and pychological rape.
I think that’s all I’ve got for now...
The answer is, “No, my heterosexuality is the result of my sexual orientation being normally functional in a way conducive to the continuation of the species rather than being abnormal in a way not conducive to the continuation of the species. I’m part of the 95% of the species that’s normal.”
I suppose I should add that I thought the operative theory among gays and lesbians was that sexual orientation is not something a person can choose or change. So is it or isn’t it?
I would physically assault any individual who asked such questions of my kids.
..and it could have started (the action) 30 years ago
Upper Arlington, OH was one of the worst offenders in this regard. ULTRA liberal school system.......really awful.
I don’t know what to think. In a weird way it kind of reads like satire. A very weird way, albeit. Just something very pecular about it.
Forget the onward march of filth and perversion by the liberal Public School System.
The time came forty years ago to eliminate the Public School System. It is a cesspool of indoctrination by the god-hating left.
I think I would have handled it differently. I would make a hundred copies and marched off to the school board meeting and handed them out. When admonished by the school board I would explain that that is what their teachers are handing out in class.
My memory isn’t what it used to be, but I believe that something similar happened three or four years ago.
Egads! Another step towards turning heteros into queers. Just a remember—being queer in ancient Greece was normal and the civilization was conquered.
What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
Nature, as heterosexuality is the natural state of a species. Otherwise, there would be no higher species.
When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual??
When and how did I decide I like to breathe? It's the natural state, so I went with it.
Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of??
Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex??
No. Even then neurosis by definition includes distress, but not an absense of rational thought.
Do your parents know that you are straight? Do your friends and/or roommate(s) know? How did they react??
Yes. Yes. How did they react when they found out I like to breathe?
Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet??
I guess you see simply being married to a woman as flaunting. But I also flaunt my preference to breathe in public constantly.
Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyles??
Heterosexual is the natural state, no seduction necessary. Homosexuals seduce. Some religious people try to bring homosexuals back to their natural state.
A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexual. So you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers??
I guess you don't count NAMBLA as homosexual, instead classifying them as pedophiles and pederasts.
With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals??
Promotion of the idea that "anything goes," which is the same idea that promotes homosexuality. Also, not long after the first gay marriage was the first gay divorce.
Statistics show that lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Is it really safe for a woman to maintain a heterosexual lifestyle and run the risk of disease and pregnancy??
Yes, it's safe, in a committed monogamous relationship, something you oppose.
Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual??
I'll tell you it definitely won't survive if everyone's homosexual.
Would you want your child to be heterosexual, knowing the problems that s/he would face??
Absotively, posilutely YES! Fewer problems than if homosexual.
I bet I just failed this teacher's class, although I might survive because I didn't give any religious arguments against homosexuality.
Yep, it’s happened before.
I would have to ask the teacher if she is queer too.
the unique word was “straight” of all things...
Especially in small Wisconsin towns. They think they can get away with all kinds of looney stuff. Madison types think they need to bring the "hicks" up to speed.
“..and it could have started (the action) 30 years ago.”
Interesting that 95% is two standard deviations from the mean, IOW, beyond that is aberrant. Intelligence distribution also counts past two standard deviations below the mean as mildly retarded (can be educated up to about the 8th grade level), so should we encourage that?
I read the whole article, and the questions are worse than the one shown here.
MY question is why is ONLY the one side included in the form given to students. Why isn’t there one asking “Why are you homosexual?”
“Those are the questions that gay people get, and the teacher is trying to turn them back around on the hetero kids to make them feel uncomfortable or to make some other point.”
That’s probably correct, but gay kids absolutely do not get these questions in middle school English classes, as one list to be answered together. Those might be questions straight society in general asks, or questions that come from various institutions in society, but those questions are asked in general, and not required of gay individuals to answer.
That was an aggressive, in-your-face stunt by that teacher, aimed at a bunch of 13 or 14 year olds whose attitudes toward gays she probably did not know, and she had no business using a classroom setting to meddle with the beliefs of kids in her class.
But the teacher might well get away with it, as screwed up so many of our institutions have become.
If this keeps up it will be as hard to get a parking garage for that thing as it is to find one in NYC for the family Beemer.
“stunned when her high school senior...”
Not middle school...and yes, 17 & 18 year olds can handle the controversial nature of such questions as subject of debate and critical thinking. They are gonna get this kind of crap diversity training when they hit the corporate world, may as well get ‘em used to it.
(and it doesn’t mean they have to like it...)
Overpopulation is not a problem we are going to have within our lifetimes. Depopulation is the real threat, and a family-hostile culture (which features school exercises like this one) is the engine driving it forward.
What amazes me most about the "population bomb" is knowing that Paul Ehrlich is still gainfully employed. I couldn't do that in MY business -- I have to be right at least some of the time.
Teacher should be questioning clerk in unemployment line ASAP.
“Not middle school...and yes, 17 & 18 year olds can handle the controversial nature of such questions as subject of debate and critical thinking.”
Yes, the photo with the article was labeled as a Middle/High School, but the guy was a senior. But this sort of intrusive questioning has nothing to do with debate. Most of those questions contained assumptions about the kids being questioned, and attempted to force the kids to answer questions while making what would likely have been false assumptions about themselves in most cases. This is just some teacher trying to be some sort of activist intruding her views upon her students.
Critical thinking would come in as the students might develop the ability to see this intrusive BS for what it is, and not participate in it. No one should answer such questions filled with false assumptions, but rather should point out the stupidity of the exercise.
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