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SF: First Grade Class Surprises Teacher At Her Wedding, Yes On 8 People Take Note

Yesterday the first grade class of a San Francisco teacher surprised her by appearing at City Hall to cheer and throw rose petals after her wedding. (Video here.) But the sweet display from supportive six year-olds is further fueling the supporters of Proposition 8.
The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs. Mayor Gavin Newsom, a friend of a friend, officiated.

A parent came up with the idea for the field trip - a surprise for the teacher on her wedding day. "She's such a dedicated teacher," said the school's interim director Liz Jaroslow. But there was a question of justifying the field trip academically. Jaroflow decided she could. "It really is what we call a teachable moment," Jaroflow said, noting the historic significance of same-sex marriage and related civil rights issues. "I think I'm well within the parameters."

Nonetheless, the excursion offers Proposition 8 proponents fresh ammunition for their efforts to outlaw gay marriage in California, offering a real-life incident that echoes their recent television and radio ads. "It's just utterly unreasonable that a public school field trip would be to a same-sex wedding," said Chip White, press secretary for the Yes on 8 campaign. "This is overt indoctrination of children who are too young to have an understanding of its purpose."
The children's school is a private charter school, but you can expect that the Yes On 8 people will leap on this in their next ad. One of the kids was wearing a No On 8 button and one was wearing a tshirt that said "Queer."

Freepers react:

-"This reeks of political child abuse; the parents wanted this."
-"'Miss, we pooled our money and got you a strap-on.' It's the 2008's version of the apple on the desk."
-"It is not enough that they play in their own cesspool - they want to drag everyone else in it."
-"Later that day the kids went to the teachers house for a lesson in CONSUMMATION in which the kids were taught their daily biology lesson."
-"Where’s the Earthquake when you need one?"
-"I really think they are without limits in their depravity, but worse, they are inflicting it on the rest of us, and most despicably, our children."
-"sick. brainwashing children to their perverted lifestyle. poor old 6 year old and they even put a no on 8 button on her shirt. these people will use our children now to further their agenda."

A couple of the Freepers did say they didn't mind watching the kiss scene in the video over and over. Typical.

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