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Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation
Christian News ^ | April 20, 2013 | Heather Clark

Posted on 04/23/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT by NYer

Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.

According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.

During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

Parent Mandy Coon told reporters that her daughter was very uncomfortable with the exercise.

“She told me, ‘Mom, we all get teased and picked on enough; now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” she lamented. “They also picked two girls to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.”

Coon stated that she was especially irate over the matter because parents were given no warning about the presentations, nor an opportunity to opt out. She is also dismayed that college students were granted the right to come into the classroom and encourage her daughter to be sexually active.

“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”

“The school is overstepping its bounds in not notifying parents first and giving us the choice,” another parent remarked. “I thought it was very inappropriate. That kind of instruction is best left up to the parents.”

According to reports, during the workshop for the adolescent boys, the students were counseled to keep a condom in their pocket at all times, and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”

“I was absolutely furious – really furious,” an anonymous parent told reporter Todd Starnes. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

However, both the school principal and the district superintendent are defending the workshops, and are advising that they will schedule more. Superintendent Paul Finch told The Poughkeepsie Journal that the presentation was “focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions.”

“[We] may require more notification to parents” in the future, he said, contending that the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act, which prohibits harassment and bullying in the classroom.

He advised that Principal Katie Zahedi and guidance counselors at the school worked with Bard students to plan the workshops. Likewise, Mark Primoff, a spokesman for Bard College, said that students had volunteered to give the presentation after the school invited the institution of higher learning to participate in the workshops.

Zahedi asserts that the sessions were rather about saying no to unwanted advances as opposed to encouraging homosexual acts.

“In planning the discussion, we made it clear that absolutely no discussion of any sexual acts is appropriate to middle school, and they used the examples of a kiss,” she wrote in an online forum for parents. “It was a separate activity for boys and girls and ultimately about respect and safety.”

However, parents remain livid over the matter. A public meeting was held this week for residents to express their concerns.

It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request.



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1 posted on 04/23/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; narses

Ping!


2 posted on 04/23/2013 11:25:37 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer
It's about time we acknowledged the fact that it is the deviants who are the bullies.
3 posted on 04/23/2013 11:26:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: NYer

Good thing these things never seem to happen in my school district or we’d have some more national breaking news events when I caught up with the perps.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 11:27:15 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

The Greeks made Socrates drink Hemlock for what?


5 posted on 04/23/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

wonder if the objecting parents can file child porn charges against the teacher since the object of the so called lesson was for their gradification?


6 posted on 04/23/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: NYer
Bury the person who thought up and enforced this crap.
Bury them today!
7 posted on 04/23/2013 11:30:10 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: NYer

‘and were taught how to identify a woman who is a “slut.”’

But... all boys/men know the definition of “slut”. It’s a female who has sex, but won’t have sex with YOU.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 11:30:46 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: NYer; All

Is this a true statement?

Zahedi asserts that the sessions were rather about saying no to unwanted advances as opposed to encouraging homosexual acts.

“In planning the discussion, we made it clear that absolutely no discussion of any sexual acts is appropriate to middle school, and they used the examples of a kiss,” she wrote in an online forum for parents. “It was a separate activity for boys and girls and ultimately about respect and safety.”


9 posted on 04/23/2013 11:30:48 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: NYer

Sounds like the Bard presenters were the bullies here.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 11:32:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: steve86

Agreed.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 11:32:11 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: SCHROLL

wonder if the objecting parents can file child porn charges against the teacher since the object of the so called lesson was for their gradification?

I’d be capping some teachers’ kneecaps. Time to pull out the bat cape and start dealing with this scum on their own turf...


12 posted on 04/23/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: NYer

And, undoubtedly, some pervert teacher was required to watch.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 11:32:44 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: NYer

Child abuse. Put some people in prison and put them on the list of child sexual predators for life.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 11:33:16 AM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: NYer

Unfortunately.. they’re in one of those states in which most people sullenly obey the wishes of the “authorities,” because they know best...

Somehow, I don’t see this happening in a Southern state.


15 posted on 04/23/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: NYer

This ‘grooming’ would be illegal and a major news event if it was done by a Republican congressperson.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 11:34:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: NYer

I don’t see anything here that says Principal Katie Zahedi set a good example by being forced to kiss female members of her staff.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 11:35:41 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: NYer
“I was absolutely furious – really furious,” an anonymous parent told reporter Todd Starnes. “These are just kids. I’m dumbfounded that they found this class was appropriate.”

Amazing... their kids are being forced to perform perverted acts, and the parents are too fearful to be identified. They just fearfully complain to a reporter, rather than gather together and make some noise with that school and the district that governs it.

18 posted on 04/23/2013 11:36:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: NYer
...contending that the sessions are required under the state Dignity for All Students Act...

That legislation's name is an early contender for Non-Sequitur of the Year.

19 posted on 04/23/2013 11:37:15 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Paine in the Neck

You know when I was young I would have just told them no. My daughter was the same way. What is wrong with all these kids that they just give in so easily and do as they are told?
My daughter knew that even if she got in trouble at school and it was for something that she or I believed strongly about, that I would back her to the hilt and take a trip down to the school in a heartbeat. Matter of fact her friends used to giggle about it and go....wait til your mom hears. lol


20 posted on 04/23/2013 11:37:15 AM PDT by sheana
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To: NYer
They were also taught words such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.”

This country's days are numbered...

21 posted on 04/23/2013 11:38:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: NYer

How more obvious can it be- they are RECRUITING right under the parents’ noses!


22 posted on 04/23/2013 11:39:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: NYer

bookmark.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 11:39:31 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: ScottinVA

The administrators and teachers at every school my daughter attended knew me. They also knew if they saw me marching down the hall that someone was gonna get it.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 11:39:32 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana
What is wrong with all these kids that they just give in so easily and do as they are told?

They, like their parents, have been directed to submit to the notion the authorities know what's best, and are not to be questioned... ever.

25 posted on 04/23/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

“Send out your visitors so that we can have sex with them!”

ka CHOW!


26 posted on 04/23/2013 11:40:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NYer

This is a government school. Why are people so shocked?


27 posted on 04/23/2013 11:41:17 AM PDT by bubbacluck (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: ScottinVA

Fricken nation of sheep.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 11:41:31 AM PDT by sheana
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To: NYer
"Anti-Bullying?" If this forced humiliation was not actual bullying of these girls, what was it?!

Where is Dean Swift when we need him!

William Flax

29 posted on 04/23/2013 11:42:28 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: sheana
You know when I was young I would have just told them no.

So would I. Followed shortly by beating the crap out of them. No change now that I am old.

30 posted on 04/23/2013 11:43:01 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: NYer
"It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request."

Why isn't it known or is it just not being reported? These sessions are child abuse and parents should be filing police reports to bring charges against the school officials and presenters involved.

31 posted on 04/23/2013 11:43:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: NYer

What are we supposed to do when the same-sex asks for a kissin in the brave new Obama ‘anything goes but dont offend gays’ world?


32 posted on 04/23/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: NYer

Allowing “college kids” - no more than high School kids that just graduated and “THINK” they know everything and have the public freedom to introduce this crap on junior high students...should have NEVER been left alone - let alone allowed to present this until it was reviewed by ADULTS....but then again, some so-called adult thought this crap was appropriate....everything is getting way out of control...

Standing up in front of a bunch of junior teens and giving a speech is one thing - participation in what appears to be some type of immature sex game is another. The parents need to file complaints and seek civil suits against the school board, superintendent, principal, and the teacher(s) that set this stupid program up & seek out the college reps that taught this to their students...they all need to resign or be fired! Then a message would be sent loud and clear!


33 posted on 04/23/2013 11:44:58 AM PDT by BCW (I'm searching for John Galt)
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To: FReepers
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Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Signer of the Declaration of Independence & “Father of Public Schools”


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34 posted on 04/23/2013 11:45:05 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's about time we acknowledged the fact that it is the deviants who are the bullies.

Bears repeating... loudly!

35 posted on 04/23/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: gleeaikin

Yeah, because when you hand your children over to strange teachers to be raised, the first thing that should happen is that your kids are asked to pretend-sin...to learn a lesson.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 11:47:30 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Truth29
These sessions are child abuse and parents should be filing police reports...

Agreed.
37 posted on 04/23/2013 11:48:07 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Obadiah

I completely agree.

In a just society this program should involve jail time for those responsible.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 11:48:39 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: NYer

You just tell your kid not to do anything that makes them the least bit uncomfortable and back them up and let the school know that your kid has the right to refuse to do anything they don’t want to do regarding sex education.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 11:49:51 AM PDT by goldi
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To: NYer

I just love these satire articles.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 11:50:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: NYer
It is not known whether girls actually had to kiss one another, or if the exercise stopped at the request.

Of course it's known. Everybody there was a witness or a participant. Why isn't it being reported?

41 posted on 04/23/2013 11:51:03 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NYer

If I had a daughter in this so called “school”, I’d be down there kicking some @$$ right now.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 11:53:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Amnesty Bill - 800 pages filled with 400 waivers and exemptions for illegal aliens.)
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To: marstegreg
I don’t see anything here that says Principal Katie Zahedi set a good example by being forced to kiss female members of her staff.

I am pretty certain that Katie is very practiced at kissing other females. I wonder how many of her students she's already molested.

Who else but a homosexual would be so blatantly recruiting in a middle school?

Notice that the entire "anti-bullying" thing was about sex!

The Second Law of Homosexulaity:
To the mentally healthy (heterosexual), sex is something you do.
To the mentally diseased ('homosexual'), sex is everything you are.

43 posted on 04/23/2013 11:54:59 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: NYer

Sexual abuse of children. Someone should be hanged.


44 posted on 04/23/2013 11:56:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: ScottinVA
On contrary my FRiend...the only thing that is numbered are the days until it gets righted....

We are close to SHTF time.....you can smell it in the air.

45 posted on 04/23/2013 11:57:40 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: NYer
“I am furious,” she declared. “I am her parent. Where does anyone get the right to tell her that it’s okay for her to have sex?”

Uh ... seems you are not .... new Lefty/Prog rules:

"So part of it, we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities".

46 posted on 04/23/2013 11:58:15 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: NYer

A few years ago a 6 year old boy was expelled for kissing a girl on the cheek.

Obviously the school authorities are biased and hate boys.


47 posted on 04/23/2013 12:00:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: goldi

And that is exactly how I handled government schools when mine was a kid. I got a Vice Principal fired once because I raised so much heck. Started with her and went straight up the ladder to the top. A month later she was gone.
My daughter got suspended for a week under their ‘rules’. I told her and them that was fine if that was the rule but what followed after was completely unacceptable. I never let teachers/admin, etc. intimidate me. They were no better or smarter in my view and I would tell them so. I also could back it up with a much more rigorous education than they had. They backed up pretty quick when I walked in.


48 posted on 04/23/2013 12:02:26 PM PDT by sheana
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To: NYer

Private school... Made the jump 2 years ago and haven’t looked back. People are telling us the things that now go on after we left. Yikes.

‘Mom, we all get teased and picked on enough; now I’m going to be called a lesbian because I had to ask another girl if I could kiss her,’” This is their ultimate goal however that you will not be teased but accepted and the normal people will be teased and ostracized. This is in progress now.


49 posted on 04/23/2013 12:05:46 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: MrB

““Send out your visitors so that we can have sex with them!”

Keerful what Ya ask for! Those were Bardies, after all.

Bard has devolved over the years, as have most educational centers in America. I speak from a limited experience, as the Bardie I dated was a dance major (ballet) and an exception to the blond stereotype. She was even rather conservative, though she was a bit unusual in that aspect, even than.

Since then, devolution has occurred.

However, at least they were not instructing safe sex with animals. Speaking of sex with animals - what would a Bardie say about sex with a Muslim?

Questions, questions . . . . .


50 posted on 04/23/2013 12:14:53 PM PDT by GladesGuru (uences, Ja!)
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