The Christianists who want it to be legal for their children to assault and harass LGBT kids have now focused their ire
on Rolling Stone
, who last week published a lengthy expose
of a Minnesota school system.
According to Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, teachers should not be allowed to intervene when gay children are being beaten:
Teachers are employees of the government. In that role, they have no right to affirm controversial moral beliefs, even if they believe that doing so will reduce the incidence of bullying. There are ways to curb bullying without affirming controversial, non-factual moral (or political assumptions). Schools must ensure that teachers not exploit their government-subsidized employment to engage in moral or political philosophizing. To prevent the kind of ideological propagandizing in which homosexual activists and their allies seek to engage in the classroom, policy must explicitly prohibit teachers from expressing their personal views on controversial issues.
The Illinois Family Institute is an SPLC-certified hate group and the former employer of Peter LaBarbera.
Labels: bullying, education, evil, hate groups, Illinois Family Institute, Laurie Higgins, LGBT youth, religion, Rolling Stone