Skip to comments.Judge rules school must allow access to sexually explicit LGBT sites
Posted on 03/14/2012 6:46:53 PM PDT by Mount Athos
A federal judge has ordered a Missouri school district to unblock its web filters and give students access to sexually explicit material by the middle of March.
A US District Judge issued a preliminary junction against the Camdenton R III School District banning them from using filtering software. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the district claiming it was deliberately restricting access to homosexual themed sites, while allowing students to view what it claims are anti-LG BT sites that condemn homosexuality.
In issuing its ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri said the district's custom filtering system "systematically allows access to websites expressing a negative viewpoint toward LGBT individuals by categorizing them as 'religion,' but filters out positive viewpoints toward LGBT issues by categorizing them as 'sexuality.
Joe Ortwerth, executive director of the Missouri Family Policy Council, says, When you consider that there's a federal law on the books that obligates school districts to ensure that their computers do not allow access to materials that might be pornographic for minors, this judge's action -- considering that -- is pretty shocking.
The ACLUs website claims that schools cannot block LGBT sites claiming that to do so is a violation of the First Amendment. Programs that block all LGBT content violate First Amendment rights to free speech, as well as the Equal Access Act, which requires equal access to school resources for all extracurricular clubs, including gay-straight alliances and LGBT support groups.
Among the sites the ACLU says students have a right to view is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. The site provides a link to It Gets Better which is a program advocating the homosexual lifestyle founded by Dan Savage, a gay sex columnist.
Savage is known for his vulgar and raunchy columns. He was also responsible for bullying Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum by creating a Google bomb that attached a vile sex term to the candidates name.
Savage has engaged in other hateful comments such as saying on Bill Mahers television show, I wish all Republicans were f***ing dead. And has said on HBO that he wanted to rape Santorum.
The ACLU disputes that it is advocating students be allowed to view pornographic material, however, by disabling the filters in order for students to view safe sites sexually explicit sites will be permitted as well.
The Alliance Defense Fund, which filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of the school, noted that the sexuality filter blocks access to over 8,200 websites of which 7,800 would not be blocked by using the adult or porn filters and that many of the 7,800 sites contain sexually explicit materials.
The brief provided examples of specific sites that would not be blocked by the filter that provided access to pornographic images and pictures.
This so called “judge” needs to be arrested, indicted, tried and locked up where he belongs.
Rulings like this need to be simply defied. Let the judge send in marshalls to shut the school down....
Evil. Just pure evil.
If I were a parent in that district, I would demand that they pull every damn computer in that school. Let the teachers use their minds to instruct the children, instead of just plugging them into a machine.
Either that or just cut off all internet access. Not a half bad idea in any case.
Why do students need access to LBGT websites? Aren’t they there to learn the 3 R’s?
Way too much of an investment when there is one simple solution.
Only over my dead body will any child of mine EVER set foot, for any reason, inside a public school. IMHO anyone who sends their most precious possession to a public school is guilty of child abuse. When I went to public school the worst that could be said was that the teachers were lazy and uninvolved. Now it is all about some variation of perversion. Why can’t we allow children to be children?
Are they going to hand over their children to perversion based on a threat from a federal judge?
I say bring back books.
Disconnect the internet, while it’s appealed.
Just pull the plug, and explain why.
and Obama’s judges will haunt America for generations! Senate Republicans are idiots for allowing more of Obama’s liberal judges to be confirmed.
I'll bet Billy Jeff enjoyed that interview.
It’s how liberals take over schools and unions, and television stations, and newspapers.
While we’re out trying to do the right thing.
They’re taking over. They don’t want to do the right thing, they want power.
Yet we just keep trying to do the right thing.
It’s like trying to use logic with a mugger.
BUT BUT BUT, how can this be?
They said that homosexuality was about consenting ADULTS in PRIVATE, not minors in public schools.
Exactly. They won't though, schools are scared spitless of the ACLU.
Soon its going to be time to deal with the mugger the proper way.
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