Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield is scheduled to introduce his “Don’t Say Gay” bill (SB049) to the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday (April 13th). The bill would require that “no public elementary or middle school shall provide any instruction or material that discusses sexual orientation other than heterosexuality.“
I particularly like this language:
(1) The general assembly recognizes the sensitivity of particular subjects
that are best explained and discussed in the home. Human sexuality is a
complex subject with societal, scientific, psychological, and historical
implications; those implications are best understood by children with sufficient
maturity to grasp their complexity.
Wow, this scares me. I’m hoping it scares you just as much. If you live in the State of Tennessee, please call, e-mail and write to your legislators and urge them to put the kibosh on this one before it even gets out of the box.
Talk about discrimination at its finest.
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