Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama was Born in the United States!!

News items that make me cringe. 

  • President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate. Yes, he was born in the United States. Talk about silly things. It's hard to believe that some people made this an issue. Can we move on to more important things. 
  • The House Republicans in the State of Tennessee passed a bill that would ban schools from using the word "gay" in any health classes before the 9th grade. (Presumably, it would be okay to use the word in History or English class.)  The legislators believe that any discussion of gay relationships, gay marriage or the fact that gay people exist, would be harmful to our children. The bill concludes that “no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.”
I guess if the schools talk about being gay then the kids will become gay.  Of course, there isn't a middle school kid in the country who hasn't heard the word “gay” in some reference. It looks like Tennessee wants those kids to gain their knowledge of homosexuality from playground gossip and innuendos. I always thought schools were supposed to be places education not ignorance. If the legislators had their way, they would probably propose a bill to keep evolution out of the schools as well. Oh I forgot, some states have already tried that. 

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