Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tennessee Senate Votes to Ban Teaching of Homosexuality

The Senate voted on Friday to limit the teaching, and materials used in the classroom of all elementary and middle schools "exclusively to age-appropriate natural human reproduction science." Republican Senate sponsor Stacey Campfield of Knoxville says "homosexuals don't naturally reproduce." Campfield said current state law is unclear on what can be taught on the subject. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Tennessee would become the first state to enact such legislation if the proposal passes. Opponents to the bill say it would be unfair to students who have same sex parents. My question to them is how is teaching actual indisputable facts about normal and natural human reproduction unfair? It would be unfair to teach made up or unverifiable "facts" to them. For example I believe it is unfair and flat out wrong to teach that same sex coupling is normal. That would be the unfair thing to do. I hope the House of Representatives in the State of Tennessee votes to ban the teaching of homosexuality next year as well, and I hope the Governor signs it right away.

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