Friday, May 20

Educational Opportunities

The Washington Post has a neat little profile of a woman organizing a fight against including homosexuality in sex education in her children's schools. The writer never comes right out and says she's wrong, but that the clear message I'm getting from between the lines in passages like this one:

Turner said she was one of only a few members who argued against teaching students that homosexuality is biologically determined (as many medical experts have concluded) without presenting the opposing view.

If you're so worried about your kids learning about homosexuality, why wouldn't you homeschool them, as is the burgeoning Christian tradition? She complains that the school board "wants to foster discussions of homosexuality, portraying same-sex attraction as natural and involuntary for gay people, as something that is common and acceptable." But really, isn't the school board trying to prevent harassment and bullying and lawsuits?