Skip to comments.House Democrats Pass Bill to Grill School Children about Sexual Preference
Posted on 09/20/2010 6:45:30 AM PDT by kristinn
At the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing last Thursday, Democrats passed a bill to require federal health officials to question anyone seeking services from Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) community health centers or other programs about their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Introduced by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), H.R. 6109 requires HHS to obtain, retain and analyze sexual identity information from patients who seek healthcare, including children.
This bill is about collecting data, no more, no less, Baldwin said.
According to Baldwin, the current lack of cultural competency among federal officials means that we are left with gaping holes in our knowledge on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) policy resulting in significant health disparities.
Baldwin is the first openly-declared lesbian elected to Congress.
The new bills requirements would apply to all HHS health service programs, requiring the health service employees to ask everyone receiving services their sexual orientation and gender identity -- including those that focus on children at school-based health centers. Children who seek help at government-funded school health clinics would be asked whether or not they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or if they know their gender identity.
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Your use of the word "fear" is unclear. Are you saying conservatives (do you consider yourself one, BTW - hard to tell, since you condemned us for "far, far right" opinions?) are "afraid" of the school system and that this fear is sickening? That people should not be afraid that this promotion of pervesion will infect their children? Or what?
Maybe you explain exactly what you mean, it is not clearly stated.
Exactly. Those huge schools are horrible, and kids ride the bus for hours. Small, local control.
One room schools or schools that combine grades are good. It is unnatural for kids to only associate with those of their exact age anyway. The older ones can help teach the younger ones and that has many benefits.
Busing is horrible in mountains in snow and sleet. And endangering kids is government mandated? Pffft!
My first instinct is to tell them "Suck it!", but then they'll put me in the wrong column...
Another reason to eliminate a department we can’t afford and can’t find in the Constitution.
I grew up in small towns and once I had to go to a high school with almost 2000 kids in it.
I practically died. I already hated school but I could not handle being with 2000 utter strangers.
The first reason I decided to homeschool was my horrible memories of public schooling.
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you’re surprised.
Oh, not the records. Roe and Griswold rely on the right to privacy. So if they claim now there isn't one, it doesn't bring the records out, it returns abortion legislation to the states.
Oh and I hated HS.
“Starve the Beast” is definitely part of the solution.
If they absolutely have no money, they can’t spend it.
“No, Johnny, that does NOT mean “human sexual.” Do you like boys or don’t you???”
Our kids’ Catholic school does something like this. The school is PreK-6. The 6th graders are paired up with a Kindergartener (my oldest is in 6th this year); the 5th graders are paired up with a 1st grader; and the 4th graders are paired up with a preschooler. The older ones sit with their pals at Mass each Friday and do other things with them througout the year. It teaches the older kids the responsibility of setting an example for a younger student and it teaches the younger kids that the big kids aren’t so scary, LOL (when I was in 3rd grade, those 8th graders seemed gigantic to me). It is wildly successful—my now third grade son still sees his older pals from his Kindergarten days(who are now at the Catholic junior high up the road) from time to time and it’s fun to watch. There are just around 300 kids in the school, so it’s a tight knit group and everyone knows everyone ;)
It would be SO easy for me to dump my kids in the public school that you see out our back door, but over my dead body. I am grateful for the Catholic education my parents sacrificed for, and it is of top importance for my husband and I to do the same for our four kids. At this school, we KNOW what morals are being taught—and it is not some busybody asking them if they’re gay or straight. My husband was admamant about the kids being given a Catholic education in a Catholic school—even if it means doing without the Ipods and the big-screen TVs.
Anyone who thinks the government can give the same love and attention to my kids in their educational and moral upbringing that I or our chosen school can is REALLY going to love government run healthcare!
They fired teachers aides because of “lack of money” (with a $4million surplus from last year) but were going to remodel the offices, new carpet, paint and new computers. Um, No.
Good examples of a good school.
Also, most private parochial or Christian schools spend much, much less than public schools per student.
More and more money goes to administration and buildings.
About 15 years ago or so when I lived in Portland (OR), one radio guy had a list of all the administrators in the Portland area school department who made $100,000 or over. It was pages and pages.
I think the top dog admin. made $800,000.
OUR TAX MONEY!
Yeah. Their salaries are outrageous. Teachers used to be underpaid. Now it has gone the other way.
People like her need to be tried for crimes or attempted crimes against humanity. Our country is being run by people who belong either in a pentientary or padded cells!
A fiscal tightwad wouldn’t fund anything but the barest minimum necessary for an operational government... so all this leftist bullcr@p wouldn’t get funded, no matter how ‘libertine’ they might be.
Which then allows for the silent majority’s voice to be heard.
Once more, fiscal conservativism advances the social conservative agenda.
True—our school is using the same building since they opened their doors on 9/8/1930! It wouldn’t be possible to keep costs so low if it wasn’t for the great efforts of the parents who volunteer their time and talents to the school. The Spring Festival draws people from all over the area and profits around $125,000 each year. The 2010 festival netted $131K! When you have a stake in how the school operates, you have a tendency to be more involved and take ownership of it.