Monday, April 24, 2006

And Another Constitutional Attack

Parents rip school over gay storybook - The Boston Globe

The Patriots, the Family Values people, and other so-called moralists all seem to be violently anti-Constitutional these days, calling for bans on That Which We Do Not Want To Hear.

Now it's a fairy tale which involves a handsome prince marrying -- no, not a beautiful princess, but another handsome prince.

Lordy, Lordy, and spare my tender sensibilities.

The tale was read aloud in a primary classroom, and the parents went on a rampage. Said one:

My son is only 7 years old. By presenting this kind of issue at such a young age, they're trying to indoctrinate our children. They're intentionally presenting this as a norm, and it's not a value that our family supports.
Well, you know what, hon? My family values tolerance and doesn't support bigotry. Can I demand that you shut up and keep your "values" at home? Would that be okay?

Or can we please understand that this is a wide world with all sorts of people living in it who have all sorts of opinions, religions, and challenges in life, and so long as they aren't breaking the law or getting in your face -- ahem, ahem, Ms. My-Family-Values-Are-Better-Than-Your-Family-Values -- and just all try to get along?

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