Thursday, May 12, 2005


Kudos to Eugen Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy for posting on a travesty of a homosexuality curriculum. You need to read his post, but here's a taste:
The Montgomery Count Public Schools are apparently trying to adopt a "Revised Curriculum" for sex education classes, aimed at rebutting hostility towards homosexuality. Unfortunately:

A. The curriculum involves the public school unconstitutionally taking a stand on theological questions (as the court correctly held). Consider this excerpt from a "Myths and Facts" handout that was part of the curriculum:

Myth: Homosexuality is a sin.

Facts: The Bible contains six passages which condemn homosexual behavior. The Bible also contains numerous passages condemning heterosexual behavior. Theologians and Biblical scholars continue to differ on many Biblical interpretations. They agree on one thing, however. Jesus said absolutely nothing at all about homosexuality. Among the many things deemed an abomination are adultery, incest, wearing clothing made from more than one kind of fiber, and earing shellfish, like shrimp and lobster.

Religion has often been misused to justify hatred and oppression.

This sort of thing is one of the big reasons why homeschooling strikes me as such a sensible thing. Go read the post.

Oh, and why does a school need to be addressing these issues, anyway?

[Thanks to Susanna from cotb for the link.]

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