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New York to Open First U.S. Public School for Gays
Reuters- "News" Service ^

Posted on 07/28/2003 1:29:10 PM PDT by Barney Gumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A school in New York's Greenwich Village will reopen in September as America's first publicly run high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, officials said on Monday.

Although The Harvey Milk School has been operating with two classrooms for 20 years, $3.2 million is being spent by the City to expand it to take 100 students. Named after a gay San Francisco politician assassinated in 1978, the school will be funded jointly by the city education department and a gay rights youth advocacy group.

"Everybody feels that it's a good idea because some of the kids who are gays and lesbians have been constantly harassed and beaten in other schools and this lets them get an education without having to worry," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters at his daily briefing on Monday.

But the head of the New York State Conservative Party said the school was a waste of tax dollars.

"This makes absolutely no sense," Long told the New York Post newspaper. "There's no reason these children should be treated separately."

The school's first principal is William Salzman, a former Wall Street executive who has recently worked as an assistant high school principal.

Salzman was quoted in Monday's New York Post as saying, "This school will be a model for the country and possibly the world."

It will specialize in computer technology, art and culinary programs. It will also follow the education department's new mandatory English language and mathematics programs.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
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Are you kidding me? Bloomberg can't find anything better to do that do open a school for gays. Kids shouldn't be gay at 15.

What about a school for skinny, smart guys with big glasses? They get picked on. They could use their own school.

3.2 million for 100 kids! That's $32,000 / per student. Even elite expensive private schools cost about $15K/yr. And Bloomberg wonders why NYC is in budget trouble. Will Bloomberg pay for this by writing people tickets for picking their nose in public?

1 posted on 07/28/2003 1:29:10 PM PDT by Barney Gumble
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To: Barney Gumble
Similar post here
2 posted on 07/28/2003 1:31:32 PM PDT by bedolido (please let my post be on an even number... small even/odd phobia here)
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To: Barney Gumble
Expect more of the same. Not only are homosexuals trying to take over the education of children, but they are trying to take over churches as well. We have a lot of people who try to claim that homosexuals are just like everyone else and that they aren't trying to push their lifestyle on everyone else. By the time those people wake up to what's going on, it might just be too late.
3 posted on 07/28/2003 1:32:43 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Barney Gumble
Homosexuality:

Homosexuality is deviant sexual behavior and a mental illness.

Homosexuals: 1) subject their body parts to uses nature did not intend, such activities often presenting immediate risk to the participants; 2) are prone to greater suicide, depression and other mental disorders and deficiencies than the heterosexual population at large; 3) are prone to far greater sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, than the (normal) heterosexual population; 4) molest young people (pedophilia) at a far greater rate than heterosexuals; 5) engage in degrading sexual promiscuity, oftentimes engaging in risky sex with many partners during the same event; 6) are engaged in aggressive and widespread efforts to indoctrinate our children by introducing the homosexual lifestyle using public schools as the primary indoctrination “vehicle” and likewise, through the movie/music/TV industry, with the dual goals of gaining school-age acceptance of homosexuality and encouraging sexual activity among children, especially same-sex experimentation; 7) view most everything through a mindset heavily biased in favor of the homosexual lifestyle and culture, which renders them mostly useless when asked to opine on matters that normal heterosexuals better resolve.

The mental deficiencies described herein applying to homosexuals shall not be confused with the deficiencies associated with the left wing democrat/socialist/marxist/ feminist/environmentalist minds, etc., which have their own distinct set of mental disorders.

This doesn't even touch on what the Bible has to say about homosexuality.

4 posted on 07/28/2003 1:34:39 PM PDT by Imagine
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To: Barney Gumble
Aside from the costs...this is EXCELLENT. A school with 100 gays in it means a regular school system with 100 less gays in it.
5 posted on 07/28/2003 1:36:29 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Barney Gumble
Their Football team: The powder puff Rump Rangers...
6 posted on 07/28/2003 1:36:40 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: Barney Gumble
Would somebody named Brown please sue the Board of Education to throw out this "Separate but Equal" education system?

Chief Justice Earl Warren said: "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
7 posted on 07/28/2003 1:38:00 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("Leave Pat, Leave!")
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To: Barney Gumble
This is a tax-supported recruitment center aimed DIRECTLY at the kids in NY. Call it what it is because its coming to a school near you in the near future.
8 posted on 07/28/2003 1:38:10 PM PDT by mad puppy
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To: Barney Gumble
This will be an excellent chance to track the kids through life. Sort of like a big medical study. I'd bet that the life expectancy is radically lower than any other school.
9 posted on 07/28/2003 1:38:39 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Barney Gumble
What about a school for skinny, smart guys with big glasses? They get picked on. They could use their own school.

I always thought that's what the Bronx High School of Science was for.

10 posted on 07/28/2003 1:39:41 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Barney Gumble
A school in New York's Greenwich Village ...............

LOL LOL LOL !!!!

11 posted on 07/28/2003 1:40:52 PM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Paul Atreides
But the head of the New York State Conservative Party said the school was a waste of tax dollars.

This guy asks a funny question in another article about this. The question was, "Is there a gay math?"

12 posted on 07/28/2003 1:41:29 PM PDT by BushCountry (To the last, I will grapple with Democrats. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at Liberals.)
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To: Onelifetogive
You don't think this will change the curriculum for schools with normal kids, do you?
13 posted on 07/28/2003 1:41:53 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Barney Gumble
Expect the law of unexpected consequences to make an appearance sooner rather than later. Of course gay teachers and administrators will gravitate to the school. I'd imagine that a litmus test is in place already.

Should be interesting to watch the snowball of sexual predator stories coming out of the illustrious hall of learning.

If nothing else, the school will no doubt have highly polished knobs.
14 posted on 07/28/2003 1:42:05 PM PDT by telebob
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To: BushCountry
The question was, "Is there a gay math?"

There must be: for homos, everything equals 69.

15 posted on 07/28/2003 1:42:39 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
"They're here, they're queer, get used to it!"

Gawd, I always hated that one!

Seriously, I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for the backlash from the normal people, but it looks like we have become a nation of soccer-moms with apologists for leaders. The GOP sure as hell is no help. Just look at that embarrassing display on the House floor last week where the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee was balling like a little girl when he was called some mean names for calling the cops! For electing people like him and bloomberg, we're getting the government we deserve!
16 posted on 07/28/2003 1:44:02 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: CCCV
Haha- funny. It said that "It will specialize in computer technology, art and culinary programs."

I thought it should read "It will specialize in hair care, nail grooming, fashion, and complete male body waxing."

17 posted on 07/28/2003 1:44:05 PM PDT by Barney Gumble (Liberals don't want you to have guns, but they don't care if a murdering despot has nerve gas)
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To: Barney Gumble
I wonder how their wrestling team will do?
18 posted on 07/28/2003 1:44:20 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Barney Gumble
This isn't all bad. In fact... I think I'm in favor of seperate schools for gays and lesbians.....with the agreement that once a person attends that school, there is no acceptance in a hetero school. And since these schools are available..... there is a no tollerance attitutde toward homosexuality in the hetero schools.

Honestly.... that isn't a bad solution as far as I'm concerned.

19 posted on 07/28/2003 1:45:43 PM PDT by kjam22
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To: Barney Gumble
Expect some strange things to come out of
woodwork, metalwork and leatherwork class
20 posted on 07/28/2003 1:46:00 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: joesnuffy
"Everybody feels that it's a good idea because some of the kids who are gays and lesbians have been constantly harassed and beaten in other schools and this lets them get an education without having to worry," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters at his daily briefing on Monday"


Does he realize the amount of lawsuits he has just opened NYC up to with this logic?
21 posted on 07/28/2003 1:47:06 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: CCCV
Their Football team: The powder puff Rump Rangers...

Riddle me this: How are the NY schools going to handle title 9 issues with this school? Won't they need some token straight kids?

22 posted on 07/28/2003 1:47:10 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Barney Gumble
Haha- funny. It said
Interesting article, but a sad day. It is disturbing that ANY school would endorse and promote active sexual behavior, much less such a dangerious and deviant lifestyle.
23 posted on 07/28/2003 1:47:20 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: BushCountry
Maybe it's like the "Million-man math" that used to be advertised on Rush's show.
24 posted on 07/28/2003 1:49:42 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Barney Gumble
"It will specialize in computer technology, art and culinary programs."

Sounds like some vicious stereotypes are at work here and that the school is assuming that gays are more likely than other students to be interested in art and cuisine. To break down these stifling stereotypes, the school should instead emphasize shop, physical education, and auto mechanics.
25 posted on 07/28/2003 1:51:25 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Pikamax
So how will hazing work at this school? Will the bullies tease the smaller kids by calling them straight?
26 posted on 07/28/2003 1:52:28 PM PDT by Orangedog (Soccer-Moms are the biggest threat to your freedoms and the republic !)
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To: Barney Gumble
"Although The Harvey Milk School has been operating with two classrooms for 20 years, $3.2 million is being spent by the City to expand it to take 100 students. Named after a gay San Francisco politician assassinated in 1978, the school will be funded jointly by the city education department and a gay rights youth advocacy group."

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This is a perfect opportunity to use, either, vouchers for the use of the school, or force it to be funded by the parents of the students. If they can't cover religious schools, then they shouldn't cover something that is not defined in the Constitution. Additionally, no music, sports, or theater classes should be offered because that is what the main schools are taking out to save money. There should be a complete stoppage of the, I'm sorry, teaching of deviate sex in the public schools as if they are separating them, straight people don't need the instruction. There's a lot more.........

27 posted on 07/28/2003 1:55:06 PM PDT by Redwood71
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To: AnnaZ
Education alert!!!
28 posted on 07/28/2003 1:56:40 PM PDT by Feiny (Raise up our glasses against evil forces.....)
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To: Coleus; firebrand; I_Love_My_Husband; Domestic Church; Homeschoolmom; MHGinTN
Ping
29 posted on 07/28/2003 1:59:20 PM PDT by Calpernia (Runs with scissors.....)
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To: Barney Gumble
Equal Rights for gays and their own private school. Sounds like a paradox
30 posted on 07/28/2003 2:03:46 PM PDT by TonyWojo
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To: Barney Gumble
Cheer, cheer, for we are all dames,
Nuts to the tests, just bring on the games.
Sure all our jocks may have limp wrists,
But they fight for the puce and mauve.

With apologies to the Notre Dame fans and their fight song.
31 posted on 07/28/2003 2:25:12 PM PDT by auntdot
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To: Barney Gumble
A New York gay school named after a San Francisco gay politician operated by taxpayer funds. Just another way for queers to access the youth for brainwashing.
32 posted on 07/28/2003 2:40:19 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Barney Gumble
"What about a school for skinny, smart guys with big glasses? They get picked on. They could use their own school."

We have them in New York City, actually a few specialized science high schools. Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech.

33 posted on 07/28/2003 2:46:17 PM PDT by Classicaliberalconservative
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To: Orangedog
No they'll show the younger tender ones how to pack fudge.
34 posted on 07/28/2003 2:46:25 PM PDT by chachacha
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To: Paul Atreides
.....no, theres fellatio 101 and advanced butt ramming 3.........
35 posted on 07/28/2003 2:50:45 PM PDT by sfvgt ("if you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk"(Tuco: the good, the bad, and the ugly))
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To: Calpernia
This is sick, only in New York. Gee, Bloomberg is turing out to be quite a repubican.
36 posted on 07/28/2003 3:01:18 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight and gave an innate predisposition for self-preservation and protection)
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To: Barney Gumble; Calpernia
Gays-only High School opens in NYC
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/953962/posts
37 posted on 07/28/2003 3:02:52 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight and gave an innate predisposition for self-preservation and protection)
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To: Paul Atreides
I guess the bedroom has now become the schoolroom. Aren't we shocked, or more to the point, aren't the supremes shocked it has grown so fast?
38 posted on 07/28/2003 3:05:36 PM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: Calpernia
This infiltration and propaganda effort in the NYC public schools has been going on for a while, courtesy of The Hetrick-Martin Institute. Is that is why this new school has so much money: private funds from rich homosexuals? If so, isn't that illegal? Can't really figure it out from the Harvey Milk School page:

The Harvey Milk School, a collaborative effort between The Hetrick-Martin Institute and the New York City Department of Education’s Career Education Center Alternative High School Program, is the nation's first accredited public high school designed to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (LGBTQ).

39 posted on 07/28/2003 5:02:16 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Barney Gumble
America's first publicly run high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students

It must be really confusing around there when it comes time for the ladies choice dance.

Harvey Milk, wasn't he the guy killed because of a twinkie or something like that?

40 posted on 07/28/2003 7:56:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (RATS: We're sorry Saddam.)
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To: Mike Darancette
I just think the whole idea stinks. Not just the whole school thing, the whole butt-love thing. As I always said "do whatever you want but don't whip your hands on the curtains". Filty snake-handlers.
41 posted on 07/29/2003 12:40:52 PM PDT by Clean Steve
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